Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Maori Art

M is for Maori Art.  We enjoy exploring Maori using Maori Art.  Our class heard stories about Maori and decided to express our feelings through Maori Art.

The whole school knows Maori people like Papa Jack. He taught our Middle Team about Maori legends and we painted taniwhas.

We shared the stories Papa Jack taught us on Matariki Day.  We made paintings of the Seven Stars of Matariki.  

Using Maori Art, we painted korus.  During literacy there was a poem.  Our class copied it down and drew a picture of Maui and his brothers.  We did a pamphlet of Maori names for food.  In the pamphlet I saw other names for pumpkin, kumara and other fruits and vegetables.

Maori Art helps kids learn Maori and more languages.
By Eva Lewis.  


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

On Tuesday I went to athletics. 
When I got there I felt nervous.   The highlight for me was long-jump.   When I did my real one I nearly got a four.  I felt proud of myself.  I sprinted fast and I jumped really high and flung myself forward.  I landed straight on my feet like a panther.
By Kyan Mooney

My Athletics Highlight

“OMG! I got a three!” There I was in the discus  part of athletics. I had just walked over to the grey concrete circle and had swiftly thrown the round, black discus and boom! I just got a tremendous, unexpected three! It was like the discus was being softly jet-p
ropelled. Everyone was just like; “Well done Zach!”  I was just so extremely proud of myself.

By Zach Brown

Red: Adjectives
Green: Verbs
Yellow: Adverbs

I threw the very heavy ball.  Guess what I did?  Shotput!!!  The ball flew to the highest number which was the furtherest, three.  I was amazed and shocked with myself.  My mum didn't know I was so good at shotput.  Me and about five other people got it to the number three.  Shotput was so fun.  The trick is you have to heave with all your power.
By Nadia Mabey
"On your mark, get set, go!"  Everyone cheered for me. I jumped as high as I could so I didn't knock them over.   My highlight was.......hurdles, because I came second.  I nailed it.  Sophie came first.  Akiva fell over and got a big scratch on her tummy.  On the second time I came third.  I was a bit sad that I didn't get in, but I got over it.

In the first round I sprang like a kangaroo and I sprinted like a cheetah.  I was exhausted at the end.

I was proud of myself.

By Tia Wallace.
My Athletics Highlight
Yay!  All the seven year olds were lining up for high jump.  I leaped over the tiny bar .Next I got nervous but I got over it .  Now I am jet  powered!  I sprinted and flung myself across the bar.  I was scared stiff. I through my back out and nailed it!  Iwas amazed!  I felt great!

By Ilah Beattie