Friday, November 24, 2017


Today the temperature in Picton was up in the high twenties. We think it was around 28 degrees! We had such an awesome day, but it sure was HOT!

Firstly we practised for our school assembly and then we made ourselves and our whanau very proud by performing our very best. We performed Ko Waitohi tōku kura nei and the haka was awesome!

After assembly we had buddytime with Room 7. Mrs Ives and Mrs Piercy organised a game of tee-ball. Sarah was really good at catching the high balls and she threw the ball all the way back to the tee. Tana, Van and King all batted well, but were on opposite teams and caught each other out.

After lunch we practised our songs for the end of year concert and read a few more chapters from our class shared book - WONDER. We are really enjoying this book and Mrs Ives told us that it is going to be made into a movie soon and we might like to hear the story from the book before we watch the movie.

To finish off the day, just when we all felt we were about to melt, Mrs Ives said "Let's play SPLOSH!" We had no idea what we were getting ourselves into, but she told us that it involved water. That sounded like the best idea ever!

Splosh is a target game where you set your own rules around a bucket of water to try and splash the other people in your group. Naturally, you have to be a good aim to be successful so we were working on our ball skills while we had fun.

We all thought Splosh was so much fun that we gave it a 10/10. There were six different sized buckets and we rotated around to challenge ourselves and peers in a variety of ways. We all enjoyed getting SPLOSHED!

We got closer to the bucket to make the biggest splash. Our feet were getting hot on the concrete so it was good to wet our feet. Sometimes we stood in the bucket to cool down. One time we had to stand on the deck and aim down to the bucket. Sometimes we tried to get further and further back. It was fun when someone stood behind the bucket and we aimed to splosh them.

Playing splosh was awesome!

Shared writing
Reflection of the day

Monday, October 16, 2017

Glad to be Back!

Welcome back for term 4!
The children were happy to be back with their friends today and were able to share their holiday stories....

We shared our news with each other and then pretended that our news was on television, so chose the most exciting news of the group to  present.

It certainly sounded like everyone had a great holiday.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Come Sail with Me!

Members of the Queen Charlotte Yacht Club visited our school today to introduce us all to sailing and promote their lesson opportunities that are available in the school holidays. We learned lots about parts of the boat and some people even got a chance to sit in an opti and tack!

A big thrill was also that we all got to sign our names on the sail going to Peter Burling! We look forward to the cup being here in Picton on October 12th, which is in the school holidays. It will be a party on the foreshore as we all celebrate the success of our local boy Joseph Sullivan and his role in the winning team for the America's Cup earlier this year.

Making Paper Planes

Today in maths we made paper planes to see whose plane could fly the furtherest. We estimated the distance first, then we measured the distance in metres. This week we will make all sorts of designs to try and make the plane that flies the furtherest distance.
Here are today's winners:
1st Noah
2nd Emilie
3rd Teneya

Teneya and Noah also made their planes fly the furtherest in another competition today. We might all look at their designs tomorrow!

Capturing Student Voice - Google Forms

We have been using Google Forms to reflect on our learning about using Digital Storytelling. It was fun to see the responses collated and good to reflect on our learning. Mrs Ives says that the information will help her to teach us too!

Ngā Kai

We have been playing Bingo in te reo to learn about food. We have also been using Google Drawing tools to drag and drop the images that represent the food in our lunch boxes. After that we write the words in te reo.

Tasman Makos are Whanau

Vancouver and Tana enjoyed attending the Tasman Makos game on Sunday, especially because some of their relatives were in the team. Tana got his rugby ball signed by some of the players. He felt proud to be able to watch his team win.