Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Another Fabulous piece of writing by Felicity.

A Star Writer in Discoverers One

The Discoverers have been writing explanations on how things work. Hugo has combined a couple of ideas into one big story - check it out!

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Allergies to Bees

We are soon getting a Bee hive at school through the Year 5/6 Eco Action. As part of the organisation for this we want to make sure that we are aware of all the students that have an allergic reaction to bees. Please let us know if your child has a reaction.

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Garden to Table

Our next session for Garden to Table is next week - Tuesday September 12.

Room 2 starts at 9am and Room 1 at 11.30am.

If you are able to help please let us know asap!

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Art - Hot Air Balloon over Paris

We are well underway with our stunning pieces of artwork. The children have been learning about taking photographs and understanding and using the camera features on the iPad/laptop, taking a variety of photographic shots and taking a photograph with the subject being well lit and in focus.

We need: Please send along to school this Friday any cardboard paper towel rolls, glad wrap rolls, wrapping paper rolls. We will use these to create a 3D effect for the basket of our hot air balloons.

Monday, 4 September 2017

Nga Mihi Presentations

Kia ora all,

As part of our Schoolwide Mihi Competition, the Discoverers have been working on writing their own mihi (greeting). We have spent time writing these in class, using a standard format, but if your whanau / iwi have a specific mihi please share this with your child so that they can use it instead.

  • All children will present their mihi early in Week 8 (next week) to their class. 
  • Teachers and students will vote for the top two representatives from each class to go through to the semi-finals. 
  • Those who make it through to the finals will present their mihi in assembly on Friday 15 September.
Any questions, please see your child's teacher.
Kind regards,
Hayley Ngan. 

Here's an example of a simple mihi:

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Tom Gates and Captain Underpants Filming begins tomorrow!

The children in Rooms 1 and 2 have been working extremely hard planning their movie trailers for Tom Gates and Captain Underpants.

Today we discussed what each character / crew member needs to remember to bring tomorrow. Below is a prompt incase they forget:

Captain Underpants group:
Green iPad

Hunter: George Suit and Tie
Van: Harold Stripy top and short
Hamish: Cpt Underpants Undies, Red Cape, Hypno-ring
Turbo Toilet Slime (Bryah), Toilet (Green screen)
Joshua Dr Diaper

Bryah Slime
Matilda Bubble mixture
Greer: Cheerleaders Pompom, Netball Uniforms (from school office)

Kids Marching band Instrument

Meri Credits

Noah Soundtrack (Credits)
Jesse Soundtrack (Trailer)

Tom Gates:
iPad 1:10

Freya Mum Mask (Elastic), Jumpsuit
Hashim Tom Gates Tom Gates Teeshirt, Mask (Elastic)
Morgan Derek Mask (elastic), black tshirt (Nico/Freya to bring)
Maddy Delia Mask (elastic), black clothes and sunglasses
Sam Dad Mask (elastic), tie (Maddy to bring), - top
Nico Marcus Mask (elastic), teeshirt
Taylah Mr Fullerman Mask, Suit

Maya Aimee Mask (elastic), costume for Aimee

Felicity Script Tom Gates talks over the scenes (Freya will record it later)


Taylah Filmers IPad