Friday, 18 November 2016

Our Assembly Item Wk 6

Today we presented at assembly, check out our fantastic learning. There are lots of links to click on to see our brilliant work.

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Check out our Visual Mihi's

This term we have been lucky enough to be working with Whaea Katie who has been teaching us Te Reo over in Te Hiringa. One of our first learning tasks was to learn and share our own mihi, we also created a visual mihi to share with others. We think they are fantastic.
Here is a blank copy of the mihi that we followed copy of blank mihi.

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Totara 1 and 2's Mannequin Challenge

We decided to have some fun and create our own mannequin challenge video... Do you think you could do better!!?

Friday, 11 November 2016

Kahurangi Dance Company

Kahurangi Dance Company

Wow, what an amazing performance. The singing was beautiful, the games were fun to learn and watch. One of the performers was very funny and shared some entertaining jokes. We learned about Matariki and were taught a simple waiata about Matariki. Those of us who attended had a great time. 
If you want to learn a little about Matariki check out the following link.

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Kahurangi Dance Company

The Kahurangi Dance Company will be doing a cultural performance at school on Friday 11th November (this Friday). Cost is $2 per person. This performance has been subsidised by the school.

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Our Wonderful Calendar Art!

This year for Calendar Art we decided to use Mexican Folk Art and Aboriginal Art as our inspiration. We loved how colourful the Mexican art is and celebrations about 'Day of the Dead' really interested us.

The traditions and celebrations in Mexican homes and cemeteries during the Day of the Dead seem strange, if not incomprehensible. There is mourning and rejoicing; sadness and silliness - woven together into one emotional fabric.

To Mexicans, it's like welcoming the return of a dear friend or relative, who moved far away and visits just once a year. Mexicans try very hard to be with their families for this fiesta, as the living and the dead gather for the most complete of family reunions.

After looking at many examples the children in the class decided which type of art they would try. Everyone was asked to draft their drawing and try colours that they wanted to use. Once that decision was made they were given their good copy of card to complete their masterpiece.

Check out their incredible work!