Today, some of the children in the hub performed in the Kapa Haka group at the Kaiapoi library. Those of us back at school learnt tī rākau - Māori stick games and did some weaving pictures that are on display in the hall foyer.
As part of our inquiry we collected rubbish from around the school. We took it back to class and tipped it all out to see what kinds of things we had found. There was A LOT of stuff that was plastic and single use items like glad wrap and chippie packets.
Our NEXT STEP will be to think about ways that this kind of rubbish effects our environment and to think of ways that WE can reduce this kind of rubbish and waste in our school environment.
Over the last two weeks, the children have loved visiting Harold in the Life Education truck. The colourful lights are still a highlight. The children have been learning about the food pyramid. They know that food from the ground they should eat lots of, food from animals they should eat some of and food from ingredients a little of.
We have been learning about length.We have been using non-standard units to measure and compare objects.We also created our own rulers to measure in centimeters.We understand that we start at zero and measure from the edge of the object.