Thursday, 24 February 2022
Thursday, 17 February 2022
On Tuesday, as part of our practice, we had our friends from Cricket Wellington come and teach us the basic skills of cricket. Our tamariki practised recall speeds, throwing, bowling and batting!
Thursday, 10 February 2022
Last week we spent time getting to know our learning space and sharing fun experiences. We played games and got to know each other. One of our tasks was to create red lanterns for the Lunar New Year which is celebrated across parts of Asia and around the world. This year is the year of the tiger!
We used red paper as this symbolises vitality, celebration, good fortune, good luck and prosperity. . These lanterns will adorn Tautoru for the first few weeks. We had a lot of fun creating our decorations that also mark the beginning of our school year.
We are so lucky to have so many beautiful outdoor spaces around our school, so this week we took advantage of the good weather and headed to Worser Bay Beach with Autahi as well as enjoyed the outdoors at school for some sports skills.
At the beach we used our creativity and spent time building different designs. Some of us made tunnels, others dug as deeply as we could or creating complex structures using the materials around us. We found interesting creatures and different materials like sea glass, different rocks and shells. It was a lot of fun spending time discovering our outdoors with our new learning buddies.
At school we have begun our sports skills practices focusing on ball skills such as throwing, catching, and striking. These will help us with coordination, teamwork and when playing sports like floorball, netball and cricket.