Friday, April 13, 2018

Term 1 Inquiry - Ako Sharing

This term our Inquiry topic was New Zealand History. We have been learning about life in a pa (which is a type of Maori village). There used to be a pa (Mokoia Pa) in Panmure, where our school is today. In particular we have been learning about the different types of whare (houses) that were in pa.

Last night we got to showcase all our work about our inquiry and show our whanau what we have been learning about.

Our Art
We drew one of the different types of whare. We went over them with vivid then coloured them in with pastels. Then we painted over them with dye. We also presented our artwork in assembly a few weeks ago!


Well done to Joseph, Elijah, Andre, Perry, Paul and Esile for speaking in assembly about their picture! Tino Pai!

Our Explain Everything Projects

We also made Explain Everything projects where we drew a type of whare and talked about it! This played on the TV during the Ako Evening.


This is the video of our Explain Everything projects put together.

Our Whare Displays and Writing

We made the different types of whare out of cardboard. We looked at different designs and the kind of carvings they had on them. We decorated our whare and painted them. We painted them brown because they were made out of wood and wood is brown. We also made paper people to go into the whare and if you lifted the roof and looked inside you could see the people inside!

We have done lots of writing about the whare over the term and we published them so that people could read our writing.

Wharepuni - Sleeping House

Wharenui - Meeting House

Pataka - Storage House

Kauta - Cooking House


Ako Evening Photos

Here are some photos of the Ako Evening! We are very proud of our learning!

Nikau showing Mum her artwork
Nikau reading her writing to her Mum and her brother
Andre showing his Uncle around

Friday, March 16, 2018

Taekwondo

This term for KiwiSport we have been learning Taekwondo. Taekwondo is from Korea which is where our teacher is from! We have been learning about self defence and we know not to practice Taekwondo without a teacher. We have been learning punching and kicking and today we got to kick some boards in half!

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Pool Day

Today we had a whole school fun pool day! We all went to the Panmure Pools and we played on the slide, in the pools and had sausages!


Friday, February 9, 2018

Self Portraits

Room 2 have had a great start to the year! We painted some self portraits and made some balloons that are about us! We drew our family, what we like to do and what we want to be.

Our Self Portraits:

Esile

Elijah

Verzhyn

Mark

Nikau

Joseph

Andre

Junior

Sonny

We even practiced how to say "My Name is _____" in Te Reo.

Sonny

Joseph

Junior

Esile

Verzhyn

Elijah

Mark

Our About Me Balloons:

Junior

Joseph

Esile

Mark

Sonny

Elijah

Paul

Andre