Sunday, 16 October 2016

Sing out for Change Week 2T4

                                                    Celebrating your Family's favourite Music
Does your family have songs/music that is special to them? 

Could you please help your child to collect recycled packaging over the week to make musical instruments, such as tin cans, plastic or glass bottles, jars or containers, paper or plastic cups and plates or cardboard boxes e.g. cereal or snack boxes.

                     We had fun making music with materials from our classroom.

Monday, 19 September 2016

SPS Games Day Celebrations

         Today we celebrated our Olympic Games day with fun sports activities and chants

                                       Orange Team displayed the value of Determination


  We had fun doing Wheelbarrow relays with Mrs S. Naidoo from the Orange team on the field.

                                    It was very tiring but we enjoyed the relay activities.


Next we got into teams of  fours and we versed each other. There were 2 fifteen minute relay sessions for each colour team followed by a change to another colour team.
 This is how we took off from the start line.
 Here is how we handed the red, blue, green and black battons to our tag teams.

We had to remember to stay in our lanes and to hand over the battons quickly

to our partners- without dropping them. 

 The juniors relay runners were just as fast as the seniors

We had a fabulous SPS Games Day on Monday -with no rain to dampen our  champion spirits.

Chant afternoon with Te Manawa students

                Chant sharing afternoon with others from Te Manawa on the Senior court

We made a chant to share during the Olympic Games this year
Look at the flags were made

                                     We did research on google to find out about the Olympic games
In our inquiry groups we practiced some Physical and Emotional activities
Mrs Lal was amazed at how the Hauora model of Wellbeing or Wellness was being put into action while students were Relating to others in their groups. 
                                         Do you like our Focus and Levels in Frozen Sculptures?


"What an amazing job you all have done in integrating all 4 walls of the Hauora Wellness in one session!" said Mrs Lal , who comes in once a week to see how we learn in Rm 22. 
What an afternoon it turned out to be after all!

Saturday, 20 August 2016

Using the outdoor classroom in Week 4 Term 3

   This is how we use our Outdoor classroom to play and care for nature's plants and creatures.
We enter out Outdoor Classroom through a secret wooden cupboard door during the school breaks to be close to nature and to learn from nature.

When our play and chores are over we exit through the same double doors and head over  to our classroom to continue with our day's learning.