Monday, 25 November 2013

Saturday, 23 November 2013

EZ Athletics

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Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Celebrating 150 days of school!!! on PhotoPeach

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Jewellery Making for the fair: Whanau Groups

jewellery making on PhotoPeach

Whanau Group Fun

Today we are working in Whanau groups to create different things to sell at our fair.    It is a great opportunity for siblings to work together.

Gillian and Suzs group getting ready for the fair - fun times

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Enjoying the sun

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The Storm


Danny’s literacy group did a  shared writing about the storm. We all added our ideas to the story.

The Storm

I woke in the dead of night, startled by the storm. Crash! Boom! Thudder!

But wait… the storm has passed, it’s still outside.

Then what made that noise?

I got out of bed and carefully opened the door.

I looked up into the sky and saw what was creating the lightening.

A scaly one eyed dragon.

I dived back under the covers.

Saturday, 12 October 2013

WIN 10 Toshiba Tablets for WBS- Please Retweet by Tues 15th October

Saturday, 21 September 2013

Bucket Fillers

Bucket Fillers

In Tautoru, we have introduced weekly bucket fillers...these people have been chosen because they have shown that they are real bucket fillers by helping people, caring about people and showing overall empathy towards others. 

Week 8: These students were chosen by their base group teacher

Week 9: These students were chosen by last weeks bucket fillers

Friday, 20 September 2013

Monday, 16 September 2013

Gillian's circles using equal additions to solve subtraction problems
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Gillian's circles using rounding and compensating and place value to solve problems
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Friday, 13 September 2013

This week in Taotoru we have been learning about KWL charts.

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Principal Awards Week 7

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Monday, 9 September 2013

Lia and Issac in Japan

Check out what Lia and Issac have been doing in Japan!

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Art Exhibition on PhotoPeach

The start of BOOT CAMP!

I've got the power! on PhotoPeach

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Friday, 6 September 2013

Principal Awards Week 6

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Thursday, 5 September 2013

Nikkie's Writing Group

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Friday, 23 August 2013

"Oldy Mouldy Bread - our poem for the week" on Vimeo

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"Year 3 Writers" on Vimeo

Watch this video: Year 3 Writers

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Principal Awards

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Thursday, 22 August 2013

Year 3 have been experimenting with writing about the feeling of hunger. You will see more of their writing in this weeks school newsletter.
I slivered out of the pool as starvation took over me. I rushed for my food like a bull dog was chasing me.
As I crawled out of the pool hunger took over. I rushed to my bag, ripping it open and gobbled my snack.
As I got out of the pool, I felt I could eat an elephant. As I looked around at everyone else, they looked like food.
I scampered  out of the pool, my body shaking.
My arms and legs trembling with frozenness.
Cold water dripping down my back.
Emma M

Monday, 19 August 2013

Maths in the Sun

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Hungry Swimmers

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Saturday, 17 August 2013

Friday, 16 August 2013

Monday, 12 August 2013

We are learning to use google docs

Using Google Docs on PhotoPeach

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Friday, 14 June 2013

Maui and the Sun- Whanau Groups

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Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Matariki celebrations

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Cafe Maths

We have learning all about adding and subtracting with 10 by ordering from our 'cafe'! Come and have a hot chocolate or a chocolate croissant with us. :-)

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Making Teen Numbers

We have been using tens frames and bundles of sticks to make teen numbers.  We learned that teens are ten and some more.  

"I made 15 with 10 and 5 more." --Emma O. 
"I made 19 with a 10 and 9 more." --Lucas 

Attack of the Bad Guys

Gusling Attack

Rimu reading group practising their expression acting out The Three Little Pigs
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Thursday, 16 May 2013

Poor Times by Blake

Once there was a lady that was deaf, blind and could not smell anything. There was a very nice lady that tried to help her. She tried to help her by making words on her chest with her hands. She had been doing it for 13 years. She had to go everywhere with her and she had to sleep on the ground beside her. Their names were Charlotte and Katy. Katy was also very poor. Sometimes Charlotte gave her 2 dollars or 3 dollars if she was lucky. After a month and 10 days she wasn’t very poor anymore.

Saturday, 11 May 2013

WBS XC 2013

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Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

We have made it into the Mathletics Hall of Fame!

Well done- we are 11th this week. Keep up the good work!

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Cupcake Day

Cupcake day was a great success. Thank you to the people who helped make this event possible. The profit that we made will be going towards a worm farm and developing our outdoor environment.

Thank you!
From the Student Council

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Green Eggs and Ham, But not the usual one

By Xander

I am Xander. Xander I am.

Do you like green eggs and ham?

I do not like them.

Would you like them with a mouse?

Would you like them in a house?

I would not like them in a house.

I would not like them with a mouse.

I do not like them, now let me be.

Would you could you have them in a car?

Would you could you have them on a train?

I would not like them on a train.

Here in the dark?

I would not like them in the dark.

Would you could you on a boat?

I would not could not on a boat.

Oh no! Here comes a wave.

The boat turned.

Ok, but now you must let me be.

I do like them, I truly do.

I like them and I will eat them anywhere.



Sunday, 7 April 2013

Well done boys for making your thinking visible this week! Friday 5th April 2013

Our Maths Focus for WEEK 10


Forwards and backwards sequencing/Identifying 'ty' and 'teen' numbers/ Making groups of 10 and 20


Addition and Subtraction
Problem posing and solving

Try this at home or in the car:

- How many groups of 10 are there in 100, 50, 20?

- Counting down from 100, 50 or 20

Remember to keep trying new things on MATHELETICS at home

Our LITERACY focus for WEEK 10: 

Blend: Frog, Fred, Fry

Spelling Rule: Started, Jumped, Stopped

Word Family: Still, Bill, Hill

Friday, 29 March 2013

Observation Art

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Friday, 22 March 2013

Eric Carle Art Work by Tautoru on PhotoPeach

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

The Incredibles...POWER!

As apart of our Inquiry in Tautoru we watched the Incredibles and then in groups of four we worked collaboratively to answer some questions about the movie and what we would like our powers to be if we were a super-hero...Come to Assembly this week and find out more!

I've got the POWER!

In Tautoru we have been learning about developing good questions as apart of our Inquiry on POWER. Tautoru had a guest last week and we decided that we would develop some great questions around POWER to ask are some great examples of the questions that were asked... - What does power mean to you? - How do you use your power? - Have you ever had power over someone? - Do you have power in your job? - How do you get power? Thanks to our special guest who answered all the students questions and then some more...