Wednesday, 8 November 2017


Totara 2 and Totara 3 have been busy studying Space for the last 3 weeks. We have enjoyed learning lots of new facts and sharing them with others. Below are links to our Reports about different planets, have fun reading them.

Friday, 3 November 2017

Assembly Item Term 4 Week 3

This term we have been busy studying Space, we are finding so much interesting information. The class have enjoyed learning about Space and particularly writing arguments about the ""Moon Landing and if "Aliens Exist"

Here is a link to some of our work that we are sharing at Assembly.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017


Check out some photos of the PrEP groups in Totara 2 and 3 working hard to make lots of products to sell at the Market Day on Friday. We have Nouveau Beauty who have been making some tasty lip scrubs, Fish 'n' Skate who have made some cool skate ramps and fishing games. Krafty Kards have made some very clever cards to sell.
PrEP is a Primary Enterprise Programme where the children create businesses in their classes and create products to sell at our Mini Market and Final Market Day. We also have our own currency which are called "ME's" this year and the children are paid 'ME's' each day for working in their PrEP venture.  

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Wearable Arts

World of Wearable Arts

This Term Totara children have been working hard on their designs and costumes for our Wearable Arts Competition. This year we decided to focus on Festivals and Celebrations from around the world. Children were to choose a country and then a festival or celebration from that country. The children are working in groups of no more than 3 people. They had to come up with a design that was made of recycled materials. Next week the groups are going to have their costumes and workbook judged, we can't wait to see all their finished products. On Monday of week 10 Totara will have a presentation evening at school with our community.

Here is a link through to WOW which originated in Nelson and is now held in Wellington.

Monday, 26 June 2017

Home Learning Wk 9

*Continue to work on your speeches ready to present in Week 10.
*Complete set maths buddy tasks and save as PDF's in your numeracy folder.
*Clozed Reading Activity - add the link to the homework page.
Clozed Reading - Solar System
Home Learning

Monday, 19 June 2017

Home Learning Wk 8

Please add the links to your work on the homework link below.
*Clozed Reading will need to be copied and put into your home learning folder and the link also added to the page above.
*Set Maths Buddy tasks to be completed and you must save them as a PDF, the link to the PDF's must be added to the Homework page.
*Continue to work on your speeches at home.

Monday, 12 June 2017

Home Learning

*Work on a talk to share with the class in week 10.
*If you are up-to-date with all your class work, you can see Miss Power for some extra homework.

Friday, 31 March 2017

More Art!

We love our ART in Totara 3. Here are some more examples of art that we have worked on during the term.
Soon we are going to start a piece of art that relates to our topic of ANZAC.

Our Family Fiesta

Tonight at Grey Main we have our Family Fiesta which starts at 5pm and goes through to 7:30pm. There are lots of fun games, stalls and food available. Each of the Hubs at Grey Main are creating something to be judged;
Our Hub Totara had to make cupcakes, check out the incredible and talented bakers that we have in Totara 3.
These yummy cupcakes will be available to place bids on tonight at the Fiesta.

Monday, 27 March 2017


We just started a new topic last week. We are now learning about the ANZAC's.
There are many different learning activities that we need to complete and we are working from a google site, check out the link below.

Later this week some of us are going to be making ANZAC biscuits as part of our topic... Yum!
Below are links to our slides, remember that these are a work in progress as we are not finishing our topic for another couple of weeks.

Friday, 24 March 2017


*This term we decided that we would focus on using pastels and aim to work on blending our pastel colours.
*For our first piece of artwork we used the Nikau Palm as our inspiration and created the amazing artwork you will see. We chose Nikau Palms because we see heaps of them when we travel to Punakaiki which is only 25 minutes
*First we blended our pastel colours for the background and then we painted the silhouette with black paint.

Some information about Nikau Palms

The Nikau palm is the southernmost member of the palm family, a group that is usually tropical or sub-tropical. There are over 1100 palm species around the world, including some of the world’s most useful plants such as the oil palm, banana, coconut, and sago palm. Although a number of palms have been introduced to New Zealand and are planted around our towns and gardens, the Nikau palm is our only native palm species. A Nikau palm usually grows about 10 to 15 metres tall. It is easy to recognise in the bush with its circular trunk, which is ringed with evenly spaced scars from fallen leaves. The fronds are up to three metres in length.
Two of the easiest places to see Nikau palms are Punakaiki in Paparoa National Park and Kohaihai at the start of the Heaphy track, where a mild climate encourages their growth year-round.

Monday, 6 March 2017

Home Learning Wk 6

Wk 6 Home Learning
*3 tasks set on Maths Buddy.
*2 paper tasks sent home with the children.
These activities will be marked Friday morning, please have them completed by then.