Monday, 30 March 2015

Netball Challenge

This week we are learning netball skills. We have been learning how to catch and throw in different ways. We have learnt throwing over the rainbow, shoulder throw, chest throw and bounce pass. We have been learning to pass the ball carefully to a partner. When we catch the ball we make a W with our hands. This helps us to catch and also to protect our face. By Yasmin, Orla, Pippa and Isabella

Friday, 20 March 2015

I am a Cicada

I am a Cicada
By Matilda

I am Cicada,
I lay eggs.
I can fly and I drop from my nest immediately.
I have a male friend.
He has a drum on his abdomen; this is how he found me.
My babies are called nymphs.
I live underground for 17 years and I only come out when it’s time to have babies.

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Emelia's walk

We are trying to walk the same distance as the Heaphy Track.  So far we have walked 27 km.  Go us!
Emelia’s walk:
Distance: return 3.4km
Here is the route:

Lily's Walk


Henry's 6.6 km walk

I walked 6.6 km over the weekend from my house to the prison.  It was long and tiring but fun!

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Beach trip

Dear Parents & caregivers,

On Wednesday 18th March from 12.45 - 2.30pm we will be going to the beach as a part of our Inquiry. 

After eating our lunch, the walking group will be doing a short walk around the beach to build up our KM's and the flora & fauna group will be sketching the flora and fauna they see on the beach.

We need parent helpers to walk the children to and from the beach and help out while we are at the beach.
If you can help please let one of your base group teachers know asap.


Tautoru team

Friday, 6 March 2015


We were observing like scientist when we sketched the sunflowers.

The sunflowers felt spiky and crushable. The leaves were crunchy and hanging down like an old man with bad posture. The stems were furry and they had little prickles on them.

Week 5 principal awards

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Heaphy Track - Walking Group

Dear Parents & Caregivers,

In Tautoru there is a group of kids learning about one of the great walks - The Heaphy Track...and entering a competition. We will also be looking/tracking any local walks that we walk during school time and at the weekend. 

If you would like to read more about this please visit this website:

Here they are...and they are excited...

Please ensure that your child is wearing walking shoes each day in case we go on a small walk during school time.

Later on this term we will be planning a longer walk around the peninsula and will require parent help...we will keep you posted on this and when it will be.


The Flora in our Backyard

We have been finding out about the Flora in our Worser Bay School Backyard. We have discovered, pohutakawa trees, kowhai trees, cabbage trees and flax.