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.

The Sleepover

More photos from the year 3 and 4 Sleepover. The children were awesome. Let's do it again next year!

Garden Boxes

Planting has begun in our garden beds. We have planted a lemon tree, feijoas, sunflowers, and peas.

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Year 3 and 4 Sleepover

The Year 3 and 4 Sleepover was a chance for the children to grow some independence and reconnect with classmates from the past who will be mingling and mixing again in 2015.

Year 3 and 4 Sleepover from Matariki on Vimeo.

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Thursday Fun Day

Dress up as your favourite character on Thursday because it is our

 last week of term. Let's have some fun! Ally, Wilbur and Asha

Monday, 22 September 2014


Today Danny's Literacy groups made pikelets. We are learning about explanation writing and we ate pikelets and thought about what they taste like and their texture. Then we did this shared writing to try and explain what a pikelet is:


Do you like pancakes? Well if you do then you are going to like pikelets as well.
A pikelet is a bit like a pancake. The are soft and a bit squishy. They have milk, flour, an egg and sugar in them. While they are cooking in the frying pan you get a delicious buttery smell. When they are cooked you can put butter and jam on them. The butter melts into the pikelet and they almost dissolve in your mouth as you are eating them.
Pikelets! If you haven't tried them, you should!

By Danny's Literacy Group

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Watch My Latest Lesson!

Click here to view my lesson about Evie's Place Value.

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Monday, 8 September 2014

Hokey Pokey

Last week we made some Hokey Pokey. We put in 5 tablespoons of sugar, 2 tablespoons of golden syrup. Then we brought it to the boil and boiled it for 2 minutes. We added 2 teaspoons of baking soda. The mixture changed colour and bubbled and frothed up. We left it for 2 hours to harden. It was yummy, crunchy and had a rough texture. 
By Danny's Base Group

Friday, 5 September 2014

Fizz Inflators

We had great fun on Thursday blowing up balloons using vinegar and baking soda.  The acid vinegar reacts with the alkaline baking soda to produce carbon dioxide bubbles.  Because gases require a lot more space than liquid so the carbon dioxide fills the bottle then moves into the balloon and inflates it.  You might like to try this at home and see how varying the amounts of baking soda and vinegar affects the amount the balloons inflate (a word of warning - we had a couple explode!)

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Making the most of the spring sunshine.

This Ruth and Danny took their literacy groups outside and did our Art Celebration reflections in the sun.