Wednesday, 28 October 2015

School Compositing

Papakowhai School has recently begun a composting program for our brainfood scraps. We're getting ready to build a veggie garden and a butterfly garden, and our compost will help these grow! Here is a picture of Lucas helping empty our class compost bin.

Toy Day!

We had a fabulous Toy Day yesterday! We talked about what our toys were made of and the different ways they move. Today we will talk more about how push and pull forces make toys go. Here are some photos from our Toy Day:

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

The Gruffalo

Mr. J's class performed some amazing Readers' Theatre for us. The whole class made amazing masks and read The Gruffalo to us. All of Rata loved watching and listening to them!

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Art Exhibition

Papakowhai had an amazing art exhibition this week! The children worked very hard and the whole school was full of beautiful artworks. These slideshows have just a snippet of all the amazing art from the classrooms!

Ole Soccer

For the next 5 weeks, our school will be having lessons with Ole Soccer on Tuesdays. The children will learn ball handling skills alongside good sportsmanship and nutrition. Here are some photos from our first session:

Monday, 19 October 2015

Patterning in Maths

This week, Rata 4 is beginning to explore patterning in Maths by exploring a variety of materials. We are also using our knowledge of pattern-making to create beautiful woven paper beach towels! We'll post photos of these soon.

Friday, 16 October 2015

Ukelele Concert

On Thursday, the whole school was treated to a ukelele concert! Here are some photos from their performance: