Friday, May 8, 2015

Wonder Wall revisited

We are finishing up our Anzac Day investigation and today we have revisited the Wonder Wall question that we started our study with.



Friday, May 1, 2015

Learning about Pukeahu National War Memorial Park

During our trip on Wednesday we were lucky enough to have 3 historians at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park tell us more about why we have a national war memorial and what the different parts of it mean.



We were able to explore the Tomb of the Unknown soldier...



...and we were also invited to lay a poppy inside the Hall of Memories.

It was a very, very interesting day and we learned so much. Thank-you to our Parent helpers!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Gymnastics

We have started a 5 week block of gymnastics. We will have 2 sessions a week and explore the ideas of balance, movement and landing. In this picture you can see us exploring difference balance ideas:


Sunday, March 22, 2015

Carnival of the Animals

We have been investigating the piece of music " The Carnival of the Animals" which is a musical suite of fourteen movements by the French Romantic composer Camille Saint-Saëns.

We were very lucky to have a 'hands on' music lesson from Mary-Carmel Rohloff last Monday. The children learned about dynamics, tempo and volume before trying these musical ideas out on various instruments.




Sunday, February 22, 2015

Making our eyes work harder!



Taking time to draw what we see- not what we 'think we see'
Sometimes we had to concentrate really hard!
Sometimes when we draw our brains work harder than our eyes. We have been learning to use our Eyes a lot more when we draw.
I wonder what that might be?










Tuesday, February 17, 2015

"Go By Bike" Day

Last Wednesday we held a "Go By Bike" event at school. Over 350 children biked or scooted to school!