Saturday, 28 June 2014

Our woven art

Over and under, over and under

We had so much fun learning how to do some weaving.  It took a lot of patience and a buddy to tape our straws and pipe-cleaners to our frame.  Next, we used string, wool and ribbon to weave through the straws and pipe-cleaners - over and under, over and under!

Friday, 27 June 2014

A picture paints a thousand words

This is how we used the writing and note-taking strategy of picture dictation.

Year 6 at Glen Innes library

Year 6 students from Rooms 9 and 10 visited Glen Innes library last week to meet some visitors from Auckland Museum and hear a traditional Maori story.  We hear you all had lots of fun.  Thank you, Miss Ginders, for sharing your photographs.

Friday, 20 June 2014

How many players on a netball court?

While the rest of the world is glued to the soccer world cup, we are learning to glue our feet to the ground ... while we pass the netball without stepping.  Chest pass, bounce pass, overhead pass, shoot!  There are 14 players on a netball court all together as there are two teams with seven players each!

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Meana, Sione and Tom were so excited to represent Ruapotaka in the Year 5/6 netball team at the interschools tournament this week.  On this warm, sunny day, they enjoyed the friendly competition, showing off their passing skills during some memorable wins and a couple of losses. Thank you, Sione, for being such a responsible team captain!

Monday, 2 June 2014

Singing along

Everyone tuned in and sang along in tip-top voices at midday on Friday 30th May.  Along with the rest of Ruapotaka and other schools around New Zealand, we brought music into our classroom as part of MENZA's Hook, Line and Sing-A-Long.  Amazing job, Room 10!