This week while the year 7 and 8s have been at technology at OIS, the year 6s have been writing narratives using the Literacy Shed (fun shed) as inspiration. This short film was what we based our narratives on:
Click on the following links to read the awesome stories that were created.
As part of our electricity unit this term, we looked at what life was like before there was electricity and part of that was looking at the Maori myth, “Maui and the fingers of fire” or “How Maui bought fire to the world.”
Each group of students made their own puppet plays of the myth and used iMovie to create their own movie of the myth. Check them out below.
We all have people that we look up to. When I was younger, I admired people like Julia Roberts. She is a great actress and I lOVE all her movies. Also from what I’ve read about her, she seems like an intelligent woman who I could be friends with.
However, as I’ve got older, I have realised that there are a lot of people who I admire who are not famous. One of these is my friend Rebecca. She is my hero because she is always positive and always makes people feel good, no matter what the situation. She is loyal, supportive and knows how to have a good laugh. I worked with her for ten years and when I had a bad day, she was always there to listen and cheer me up.
So who is your hero? Do you admire someone famous, or someone that is just a regular person? Explain fully why they are your hero and if possible add a picture of them.
Last Friday it was an absolute pleasure to take the year 7 and 8 students to Dunedin for curling and ice-skating. It was a lot of fun, although there would have been a few bruises the next day. Check out the student blogs to get their opinions and review of the day. Here are a few videos showing what we did.
I’m sorry I can’t be there for the first week of term, but I am really looking forward to reading your blog posts about what you did over the holidays. I hope you had a great time and feel relaxed and ready to come back to school.
My holiday was a bit different than what we had originally planned as my family and I were supposed to go to Fiji, but of course that was not possible due to Covid-19. Instead we travelled to my home town, Whakatane, and spent time with my whanau. It was just as good, if not better than going to Fiji.
We drove all the way there, crossing on the ferry, which was a lot of fun.
We did this so we could take all our mountain bikes as once in Whakatane, we went to the Redwood Forest mountain bike track which was amazing. I love mountain biking.
Another highlight was going fishing at Thornton beach. We put out the long line, made a fire while we waited, roasted some marshmallows and after an hour or so pulled the long line in. It was so exciting, especially because we caught lots of fish!
Please write a blog post about what you did in your holidays – make sure you add enough detail so it is interesting to read. If you have photos from your holiday to insert, that would be great too.
Wow, what a term we have had with lock down learning, then back to school, flexi time learning for literacy and maths, tech for the year 7 and 8s, and speeches for everyone, just to list a few things.
While a lot of things have been strange this term due to the Covid alert levels, we have still done a lot of learning.
This week for blogging I want you to reflect on your learning. What have you enjoyed? Have you made improvements in certain subjects? How do you know? What are you most proud of? What do you think you could have done better?
Well winter is definitely upon us now. This weekend the temperatures really plummeted (minus 5 this morning), but we have had such beautiful days – cold but clear. I’m not usually a fan of winter as I really don’t like being cold, but this beautiful weather has helped me overcome my dislike of winter. It’s hard not to enjoy being out and about in beautiful sunshine with not a cloud in the sky. This weekend my whanau walked around Cape Wansborough and then did an 8km walk/bike along the Alps to Ocean cycle trail. When we were walking the A2O my son found this impressive piece of ice in a puddle:
This week I would like Team Tahi to blog about what they love to do in Winter – or alternatively, what you don’t like about winter. It would be great to see some images to go with your posts.
This term we have been focussing on learning about the water cycle and how this affects our planet and our lives. This week, for blogging, you are to write a post explaining what you have learned so far.