Monday, 25 March 2019

Sports Spectacular

Sports Spectacular

Despite a bit of rain and wind, the year 3 & 4 children had a great 

time having a go at many different sporting activities!

Ready to start!


Tug of war




Obstacle Course

Rob the nest & dodge ball 

We will all sleep well tonight!!! 

Thursday, 21 March 2019

Paper Doll Project

This week in Akeake we have been working on Paper Dolls.  
We have done this to show that we are all 'one people' and we all stand together.
We all made our own set of 3 dolls to send away with others from our school to the Paper Doll Project.  Children from all over New Zealand are making their own dolls to show kids of all different cultures together holding hands.  The Project is hoping to make the longest paper doll chain ever.  With the world record paper doll chain standing at over 4km long, that could be a challenge, but we think we can break that record when we all work together!
If you would like to see more about this project  - click on this link Paper Doll Project

Today we also observed 2 minutes silence at 1:32pm with the rest of the school.  We did this to join in with others around 
the country to show our respect to all the victims of lasts weeks events.  
Kia Kaha and Arohanui from us all.

Thursday, 14 March 2019

'What's the Matter?'
We are learning how substances have physical properties that can be described. When substances are mixed, heated or cooled chemical changes may occur.

In Room 7,8 and 9 we have explored the scientific process this week and performed experiments where solids, liquids and gases change their state.

We made jelly which changed from a solid to a liquid when we added hot water, then went back to a solid when it cooled.

We turned cream into butter by shaking it in a jar for a long time!

We hypothesised that sugar might explode when we add baking soda.  It didn't explode but it did fizz and bubble.  Hokey Pokey is delicious and fun to make! 

Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Akeake visit to the Kaiapoi Library

Over the last few weeks, Akeake classes have been taking turns visiting the Kaiapoi Library.  
If we didn't have one already, we signed up for our own library card and we were able to get 
some books out at our visit.

We really enjoyed listening to the Librarian - Jason.  He showed us heaps of cool stuff on the 
Waimakariri Libraries webpage.  
We learnt that if you click on the Kids and Youth tab, and then on KidsSpace, that there is lots of cool books we can read on there for free!

We got to listen to some stories.

We enjoyed reading some books.


We learnt how to issue our books with our new cards.

We loved our visits to the Library.  We are looking forward to going back another time.