Thursday, 15 October 2015

Team building

So today we were challenged! Who could get the ginger nut from their forehead  to their mouth?  And the challenge was on as you can see below ! Well done everyone but I think Cooper was the winner on the day!! Who's up for the next exciting Funday Friday?

Friday, 7 August 2015

Social dance Manuka style

Highlights for week 3 term 3

This week we have been writing speeches on our own topics, researching and structuring these using scaffolds 

And 'the hand to plan' method.
Using language features to improve  and enhance how effective our speeches are to engage the audience!

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Te Reo

  • Today we where doing Te Reo. This is the words  we learnt today and yesterday.                                                                                                                                                                            Part of learning the words is making a memory palace and to do that is to make up easy to remember pictures of daily things pretty much .   My yyyyyyyyy                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    And that's pretty much it so the words are Mua= Front. Muri=back. Roto=in. Waho=out. Runga=up. Raro=Down. Waengarui=In Between. Mau─ź=Left. Matau=Right.                                        And that's them all.                                                                                        By Ivan.          

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Using learning games for math

Today we were all engaged practising our basic facts, multiplication , addition  by using multi dice activities . It was fun and challenging. Some of the times we had to revert to our tables in our books!

Monday, 9 March 2015


On Monday we went to Waimarino.
 First we went on the kayaks we all got a paddle and a kayak and dragged the kayak onto the dock. We got launched by our parents! It was fun ,because when we got launched the front of the kayak went down and when it came back up the front of the kayak was full of water.  Once we had all gone out on the water we formed a raft up which is the picture below. We all got to do some tricks, we had to kneel in the kayak and then stand then. If you wanted to you could sit on the back or stand on the back like it's a paddle board and if you were good as at doing that you can stand up on one leg on the back of the kayak and then we played cat and mouse it was amazing.

In the next session we had free choice time. We first we had to do a swimming test. For the swimming test we had to jump from the low diving board into the" freezing cold" river (oh no I just said a swear word, (at Waimarino their swear words are obviously the normal ones and "freezing"and "cold" and "can't", if we said one of these words we had to do 10 push ups) then swim about ten meters and if you had jumped off the low diving board you had passed the swimming test then once people had done that they raced to the high diving board. The high diving board was about 10 meters high it was even higher when you jumped.
By Cooper and Ivan.

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Math today

In our group we are learning about cubes and powers! 
Sometimes when we are not sure it's great to share with some of the other boys in the group to see how they work it out . Today Logan had discussed it with Ms Harris so he could share his learning and ideas with the the rest of us.