Friday, 4 November 2016

Beans and Pots

This week, Rata 4 started our unit looking at how gardens are designed to help their plants grow best.  We made window-greenhouses for some bean seeds and then designed a suitable, recycled material container for them to be replanted in once they start to grow. Here are some photos of us at work:








We also went on a nature treasure hunt to find some special things in our environment, like seed pods, different shaped leaves, and the tiniest flowers we could find!










Friday, 28 October 2016

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Performance Photos

We hope you all enjoyed our performance today! We'll be posting a video of our song soon. Here are some photos from our practice yesterday and today's show:














And today's performance! We had over 200 people watch us today:











Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Our First Week Back!

We've had a busy start this term getting ready for our performance on the 27th! But, we've still found time for some great maths, including starting with skip counting by twos!










Some fun at MOOT as well:





Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Photo Catch up

It's been a busy time in Rata 4! We've been working hard, but getting a little behind with sharing on our blog! Here are some photos from Monday's assembly and a little snip-it from our "Doubles Week"!

Chetana and Will receiving their Key Competency certificates: (hopefully photos of our new entrant certificates to follow!)


Doubling in maths:



We loved our Doubles Song too! We practiced 1-5, and 6-10.

...And this is how long a black caiman is!


The Little Kowhai Tree

Kia ora whanau!

Today we had some amazing puppeteers visit and perform "The Little Kowhai Tree" for Rata! Here are some photos and videos from their wonderful show.




Kowhai Seeds:


Dirt, Dirt, Beautiful Dirt



Wormy trying to catch leaves!



Drip, Drop



The Sun



The Tui

Bees