Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori

Last week we celebrated Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori (Māori Language week!)

We had some great language lessons and learnt a Waiata with our buddy class.

We had a great Ako session from some Room 10 students, Michael, Curtys and Kenneth. They came in and taught us a game called Pūkana - which we are loving! We also learnt our Mihi's and did some Māori hand art.

We learnt the Waiata E tu Kahikatea with our Room 2 buddies. We then made leaves to wear to represent us standing together as the Kahikatea tree. 
We performed this in our Māori language week assembly!

The words of the Waiata are:
E tu kahikatea
Hei whakapae ururoa

Awhi mai awhi atu
Tatou tatou e

The translation is:
Stand like the kahikatea (tree)
To brave the storms

Embrace and receive
We are one together

Friday, 8 September 2017

James and the Giant Peach

Room 8 has been reading James and the Giant Peach this term. Today we finished the book here are some of our book reviews:

Fe'ao @ Tamaki Primary School: Fe'ao-James and the Giant Peach Novel Reflection: This is Novel Reflection about James and the giant peach hope you like it!!!

Hope L @ Tamaki Primary School: James and the giant peach.: This is our story about james and the giant peach.

Stephney @ Tamaki Primary School: James and the giant peach review: This is my review on james and the giant peach.There were questions Mis Morrison gave us that we had to fill in and it was fun.Please leave...

Dwyane @ Tamaki Primary School: Book review of the james and the giant peach

Alyssa @ Tamaki Primary School: James and the giant peach: In room 8 we are writing a narrative about james and the giant peach.

Hamish @ Tamaki Primary School: James and the Giant Peach: this is my book review on James and the Giant Peach

Carra @ Tamaki Primary School: James and the giant peach book Novel: Today we made a novel reflection on James and the giant peach.

Taonga @ Tamaki Primary School: James and the Giant Peach.: Today room 8 had to do a book review about james and the giant peach.

Mason @ Tamaki Primary School: James and the Giant Peach Review - Mason

Room 8's Narrative writing

Check out some of Room 8's Narratives!

Hamish @ Tamaki Primary School: Into the darkness: This is a my text on dragons

Alyssa @ Tamaki Primary School: Darkness: Today in room 8 we were writing a narrative about anything and I picked to write about darkness.

Friday, 1 September 2017

Making Slime!

Today we had a freaky Friday session and made Slime!

As part of our inquiry this term we are looking at what people do for Hobbies and a popular suggestion from the students was to invent and create stuff. At the moment, lots of Room 8 have been buying or making 'slime' at home so we thought we would make it as a class!

It was a very interesting experience and it got messy quick - but it was lots of fun. We then sat and brainstormed about how it felt to have the slime in our hands. We came up with some great describing words.

Check out some of the photos below of our science experience and some of the students reflections.

Hope L @ Tamaki Primary School: How to make slime?: We are learning how to make slime.

Lia @ Tamaki Primary: SLIME: The first time when i made slime it did not work and I am going to show you some  photos.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Kiwisport Hip Hop!

This term or Kiwisport we have been learning Hip Hop with our instructor Jasmine!

Here are some of the things we have learnt:

Financial Literacy lessons from PWC

Last week Room 7 and Room 8 were lucky enough to have two coaches from PwC come and teach us about how to be safe and responsible with our money.

Taonga wrote a summary of our first lesson.

On Session 1 we meet two guys called Tim and Sash. With Tim and Sash we learnt how to be trustworthy they said way to be trustworthy is if someone lends you something then you give it back on the right time. It also means it has to not be damaged. After that we got into teams and Tim and Sash gave us a paper that we had to act out in front of the class which was a bit scary but fun because we got to act it out.  

In our second lesson we learnt about insurance and the different types you can get. We also spoke about the difference between saving and borrowing money and how it actually can sometimes mean you spend more if you choose to only pay a little bit at a time.

Fe'ao wrote: Amazing! That lesson was incredible I learnt what was right to buy and how to save money. Also lending and borrowing stuff that’s not yours. And I loved yesterday one it was about your identity and insurance lesson but I liked it anyway!    

Here are some of the blog reflections about the lessons:

Carra @ Tamaki Primary School: FLIP Reflection: Today we are making a reflection on PWC Flip and it was amazing.

Alyssa @ Tamaki Primary School: FLIP reflection: In room 8 we are writing a reflection about us with the pwc people.

Stephney @ Tamaki Primary School: FLip session: On Monday and Thursday we had sessions with tim and sash about saving money.I have learnt that if you have any broken property you can have...

Fine @ Tamaki Primary School: THe Flip Session: When i did the Flip Session it was the best we get to writer on the paper that we got and we have to finish the paper that we did yesterda...

Thank you so much to the PwC team who came and taught us the lessons!

Friday, 11 August 2017

Room 8 writes colour poetry!

Today in class we did colour poems. We had to write about the senses, (sounds like, looks like, smells like, feels like, tastes like).

Here are some that we made.

Friday, 4 August 2017

Hamish @ Tamaki Primary School: the new 3d printer

Check out Hamish's awesome blog post about his experiences with the new school 3D printer! He has been one of only two students to be trained how to use it and has already made a cool keychain!

Hamish @ Tamaki Primary School: the new 3d printer: this is the new 3d printer its very cool :D

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Cook Island language week buddy time

Today we had a Tuakana Teina session with our buddies. We made Cook Island 'Ei's!

An 'Ei is a floral headband or necklace that is usually worn during celebrations.

Have a look at some of the photos - we had a great time!

Welcome back to Term 3!

Kia ora and welcome back to term 3!

We have started the term off with a bang and are straight into some great learning.

This week is Cook Island Language week and to celebrate it we have done some learning about the Cook Islands and we made 'Fried Bananas'.

Have a look at some of the photos below and try making them yourself!