Wednesday, 17 December 2014

End of Year Wrap

The entire community got together to celebrate a wonderful year and have a bit of a sing song. 

It is relatively informal, with families sitting and singing together.
It's also a time where we farewell our Year 6 graduates and they have an opportunity to say a few words! The Year 6 students were fantastic!

WBS Has Got Talent!

Talent from Matariki on Vimeo.

Today the student council ran a talent show. It was fun and awesome. There were musical instruments, singers, dancers and more. The judges rated the talented children and added the ratings up to see who would make it into the finals. The prize was a chocolate fish. By Louie

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Coding Workshops- 13th December: Must do!


Hack Miramar and Wellington Makerspace Trust are teaming up to put on a series of free one hour workshops that give everyone the chance to learn an 'Hour of Code'. It's all happening from 10am on December 13th 2014
at Scots College in Wellington.

These sessions are suitable for ages 4 to 104, so don't just bring the kids, give it a go yourself. The sessions can cater for complete beginners through to the slightly more adventurous.

This event is being run here in Wellington as part of a global series of events put on by volunteers and educators around the world during "Computer Science Education Week". Participants will have the opportunity to take part in sessions that start each hour, learning some aspects of programming as well as electronics and general technology concepts in just 60 minutes.

Friday, 5 December 2014

Teddy Bear’s Picnic

Teddy Bear’s Picnic
On Monday 15th December Tautoru will be heading down to Miramar Park for a Teddy Bear’s Picnic.  We will meet at school and walk down at about 9.30.  Children should bring their lunch, their Teddy and of course, sunhat, sunscreen and a water bottle.  We are planning a fun filled day of games and activities.   Hopefully by then the weather will have settled down but just in case we have the Tuesday as a postponement date.

Ruth, Danny, Chrissy and Gillian

Monday, 1 December 2014

Friday, 28 November 2014

A symphony of colour

In our science rotation today we explored what what happens when you put drops of food colouring and dish washing liquid in milk.  
Before we added the dish washing liquid it looked like this.

When we added the dishwashing liquid it looked like this.

The reason for this is the dish washing liquid is breaking down the fat in the milk.

You can find the instructions for this at Science Bob.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Our Gardens

Our gardens are growing really well. There are flowers on the tomato plants and the peas are starting to grow. 
Thanks for helping to take care of our gardens.

Friday, 21 November 2014

Worser Bay School's Got Talent

Do You Have a Special Talent?

Enter Worser Bay Schools Got Talent
Bands, Singles, dance/gym, Duet, are all Welcome
Monday 15th December- Wednesday 17th December
There will be two age groups:
0-3 Monday 15th
4-6 Tuesday 16th
Final Wednesday 17th 

Bring your own instruments or Costume.
Please Read the Blog for More Information.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Apple Corer Explanation Writing

Today we have written explanations about an Apple Corer. We used different apps on the iPads to help us with our writing.  We were very lucky to have some helpers from Mahutonga come in and help us with the iPads. Some of us learnt to use Piccollage and some of us learnt to use word Q.
You can read our writing below.

Apple Corer Explanation from Matariki on Vimeo.

Apple corers are things that make it easy to peel apples,they also take out the core. Apple corers peel the apple skin off in one go.

By Ben and Orla and Rico (written on word cue)

Apples are fun to eat because You can do stuff like silliness.
You can eat an apple faster by coring it using an apple corer. 
By Daisy and Milla  (written on Wordcue)

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Multiplication Made Easy!

Gillian's Maths Groups are learning some tricks for their times tables.  Watch this video to see what they are!

Monday, 3 November 2014

Skyscrapers revisited

Today the red group had their second attempt at building skyscrapers.  We used what we had learnt about how to make our structures stronger and our skyscrapers are much taller.

Monday, 27 October 2014

Weet bix challenge....

Chrissy's writing group had a challenge...they had to put their inventors hats on and come up with some creative and interesting recipe ideas using weet are some photo's to get your taste buds going!

Thursday, 23 October 2014

We are learning all about 1/2, 1/4 using containers and blue water!

Finding Quarters

Today in Maths Ruth's Tui group practiced sharing in quarters.  We shared our pizza muffins cookies an juice between 4 people so everyone had an equal share.  We each got 1/4.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Fun at the Beach

We spent the afternoon at the beach practising skills for the athletics.

'ar' Word Family

Our sound group are learning about the word family 'ar'. We wrote our words on the outside blackboard. These are some of the words that we made.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Give me half

Ruth's maths groups have been learning about halves.  We read the book 'Give me half' then practiced sharing things with a partner so we each got half.

Friday, 17 October 2014

Cream it For kids

Cream it for Kids MacDonald House Fundraiser

The Student Council are organising a fundraiser for Ronald McDonald house. This will be on Friday the 31st October. The children at Worser Bay School will be able to pre order a tip top small tub of vanilla ice cream for $3.00. This can be done through the schools new online order system or money to base group teachers. Orders need to be in by Wednesday 29th October. Please advise your base group teacher if your child requires a non dairy option.

We are in the planning phase of our super hero spider web engineering. Watch this space !

Thursday, 16 October 2014

How to Make a Shrinking Potion

The Shrinking Potion

Is there someone you would like to shrink?

If so you will need some sparkles from a blue ladybird.
White powder from a vanishing zombie.
A fragment of tooth from the Lochness Monster.
An eyeball from a Green Tree monster.

On the night before Halloween you will need to gather in a silent cave with the ingredients for the potion.

Sit in a circle around a fire in the cave with a frying pan and a round table.

When the frying pan is about to explode from heat, add all of the ingredients.

Mix them together, they will go cold. Then put your hand in the potion and you will be able to make a bubble.

Put the bubble into a bottle.

After 1 year your potion will be ready to use.

You will need to put it into someone’s cup of tea and wait for 2 minutes after they have drunk it. Then they will shrink to the size of a grain of sand.

Good luck with your shrinking potion.

By Danny's Literacy Group

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Parent Morning Tea

Today we held a morning tea for the parents that helped out before, during and after the Arts Celebration. A representative from each base group stood up to thank the wonderful parents for all of the help.

ALL: Good morning Parents and welcome to our Morning Tea.

Seniors: We are now going to say our food karakia

Juniors: We have a few thank you’s to say

Gemma: Thank you for helping us design our costumes.

Tommy: Thank you for painting the boxes for our set.

Molly: Thank you for helping us create beautiful faces for the show.

Chester: Thank you for all your help backstage.

Lucie: Thank you for taking fantastic photos of us.

Gretel: Thanks for the help with the dance choreography.

Charlie T: Thanks for helping us with all the beautiful dance moves.

Hugo: Thanks for helping us make our costumes.

ALL: Now please enjoy your Morning Tea from all of us at Worser Bay School.

Friday, 26 September 2014

An afternoon at the beach

On Wednesday afternoon the weather was perfect, so the children from Tautoru went down to the beach to build sculptures and sandcastles.