Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Ko Mamaru te Waka - Pukeko Class

We love doing Kapa Haka in Pukeko class. We have been learning Ko Mamaru te Waka and know all the actions. Here we are performing it at Celebration Assembly.

Matariki Celebration Assembly

End of Term Celebration Assembly

Over this term we learnt about Matariki and the traditional and modern ways of celebrating this.

Bronson, Connor and Carl are showing our Matariki kites. We made these with the help of Active Ferns Tamariki.

Gene is showing us how to play Mahi Whai - string games. She can make lots of shapes and patterns!

Sunday, 17 June 2018

Matariki - Te Whai

We have been learning about Matariki. 
One way to celebrate Matariki is to spend time having fun with your friends playing te Whai (String games).

Rawden showed persistence and gave it a good go!

Gene tried it and got it quite quick. Awesome work.

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Pukeko School Camp Fun

We had lots of fun on our School Camp. 
We looked at these photos and told Mrs Yuretich what was happening and she typed this for us. 

I am fishing for a fish. I found heaps of little fishies. 
They ate my bait.
By Oasis

I am fishing with my Mum. I am at Mangonui Wharf. 
By Kingston.

I caught a little baby fish and I threw it back in the water so it could grow and we could catch it next time and eat it for dinner.
By Heath.

I paddled on the paddle board in the pool. 
I jumped off and made a big splash.
By Heath

I am on the paddle board. 
By Oasis

I am climbing on the rocks with my mum and me. I am wearing my shoes in the water too. 
By Kingston.

I am having fun listening to the story in the library at my camp.
By Kingston.

I caught this fish.
By Kyle

I like fishing with turtle and Ilisa. 
By Kyle

Saturday, 10 February 2018

Phonics time

At Phonics time we learn to hear the first sound of words and match that sound to a letter. Then we learn how to write the letter.
We use 
to help us learn and remember the sounds of the letters.

We practise writing the new letter of the day and then practise writing the letters we already know.

We also use this time to practise spelling some words too. It is fun!
It is not always easy but we try and try and we are getting better!

Making Playdough

We noticed we had no play dough. We got the class recipie. Read it together. Gathered up the ingredients. Followed the recipie. Waited patiently for our turns.
As a group we came to a decision about what colour to make it.
Had lots of fun measuring, mixing and making.

Then we shared it evenly between us and had lots of fun playing with it!!

Exploring Pukeko Class

For the first few days we did lots of playing and exploring in Pukeko Class . We wanted to find out what we had to play with in our class, where to find things, how to play nicely with each other and how to put it away.

Rekohu checking our the wood work area.

Kyle painting.

Kongston making some burgers for Rawden.

Heath playing with the duplo.

All of us making a tall tower!!

We had lots of fun!!