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Friday, September 8, 2017

Taekwondo

Taekwondo at Waikowhai primary School. 

Each week  Waitamata will do Taekwondo we learn lots and lots of new things. Some of the things we learn are how to kick correctly and how to stay balanced.  I have created a Google drawing to show some of the things that we have been doing. Have a look at my work then go to link to read the rest of my work.

Noah Year 4 in Waitemata

Our camp journey

Hi, Bloggers last week we went on a ski trip for four days. We stayed at the national park hotel and got served some DELICIOUS  dinner  and pudding. On our journey MT  RUAPEHU we stopped at different  places like, Hamilton gardens , Otorohanga walk way.  At Hamilton gardens we did a scavenger hunt all around the gardens to find specific photos that Ms Sands had taken. It was so much Fun and Hamilton Gardens is an amazing place to visit. We stopped at Tamarnui Primary School for afternoon tea and to stretch our leg and for a play. When we reached our accommodation we had free time in our rooms sorting out our gear. That night we went for a walk in the dark to a nearby park. The next day was the most exciting of all we finally got to head up to the mountain and see the SNOW.  Up on the mountain we were dived into skiing and snowboarding groups to get started and get our boards and ski's but MAN was the gear difficult to put on so hard getting our feet into the boots. But after that, the real fun started.

Up on the mountain one the first and second day, we all got ski or snow boarding lessons. These were super useful as it taught us how to stop in the snow and how to turn and avoid people so we didn't get hurt. The first day on the snow was the most difficult because we were on our bottoms a lot and we had to keep picking ourselves up all the time. But we all should so much resilience and determination not to give up and keep trying until we got the hang of it. The best news is by the end of the first day most of us were able to ski from the top the the bottom of the mountain without falling over quiet as much and by day two we all had it nailed and were like Olympic athletes Haha. 


We have so much more news to share but we think its better if you the fantastic bloggers ask us questions. Ask us questions that you would like to find out about our awesome trip.  Below is a slideshow of some of the photos of our trip.


Monday, August 21, 2017

Paula's New Park

Waitemata went on tinker-cad for Maths this week and made our own park.  When we used Tinker-Cad we had to make equipment to play on out of 3D shapes. We were allowed to create any playground we wanted BUT we had to be creative.  Below is an example of some work done by one of our new and very talented year 4 students Paula's work.  Please feel free to comment.


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Friday, August 4, 2017

The Waikowhai Book Fair

The Famous Waikowhai Book fair week. Yet again the Waikowhai students showed just why they are the best in the world by really getting into our book fair week. We have been super busy doing fun and exciting activities. We had the outstanding and very funny Judi Billcliff as a guest speaker. We have dressed up as our favourite book character. We have even had a parade to showcase the wonderful characters we have here in our school. Below is just a snap shot of some of the fun that we have had here this week

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

MUSIC MAKES ME LOOSE CONTROL.


To kick start a very busy term three Te Waka Ako have been getting creative. We have been creating the sounds of sweet sweet music (and some not so sweet sweet music) whist looking at how we can connect our bodies through music.  For our Music and Dance unit this term we have been starting to look at Music and what influence music has over us. For our first and second dance and music sessions we have been looking at how we can use our bodies to create different shapes and forms as well as making music that enhances and creates a certain type of mood. Below are just a couple of videos of the awesome work we have created thus far. Please feel free to comment and tell us what you think.  

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Monday, June 5, 2017

Our Environment.

Welcome Bloggers!! This week the newly named but still mighty Waitemata (Room 7) have been very excited to have the opportunity to combine Drama, Technology and Inquiry all into one. For our Inquiry we have been learning all about our environment and whats been happing in it. We also this year have been doing Drama. So we thought why not do both and use technology as a medium to show it. For the first time also we got to use the green screen in our new classroom that we were super exited about. Below is the movie we came up with. We hope you like it and please feel free to comment.  


Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Matariki

Room seven are starting to learn all about Matariki as part of out Te Reo studies. Mr Ross wanted to know how much we actually knew about Matariki before we got started.  So he gave us the challenge to fill out a Padlet with information of what we already know. Boy oh Boy was he super impressed and taken a back with just how much we already knew. Here is the Padlet of what we produced. We challenge you bloggers to leave a comment and see if you can add even more information.


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