Category: Olivia Graham

String Art

As a part of Making Our Mark - an inquiry using hands-on experiences to build fine motor skills - Room 5 created string art.

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03 We enjoyed working together on this2

The art of finger knitting

This is a very fiddly task and one we were quick to pass on to the teacher earlier in the term. Read more about 'The art of finger knitting'...

We got so good at finger knitting we could even multi task while we listened to Mrs Farquhar read to us

What maths looks like in Aratiatia Community

Our teachers facilitate maths workshops and give us a chance to take the lead in these, using ‘Talk Moves’

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Using materials in workshops makes it fun

Calligraphy in 日本語

One of our guided reading groups read the poem ‘Inkwells’ by John Malone, from a school journal.

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Kobe s name was quite complicated

A letter from UNSW Sydney

A letter from the University of New South Wales in Sydney arrived at school addressed to ‘Master Ferous Fowler’.

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1 Fergus was pretty excited to receive his letter

Thank you, Springston School

Previously our blog ‘Jack is a growly man’ here was about getting our work ready to send. Read more about 'Thank you, Springston School'...

1 Nikea and Onyx try to put the postcards together

My Favourite Body Part

Aratiatia used an app called Pic Collage to share a short piece about our favourite body part, as part of Keeping Ourselves Safe.

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Matthew s brain

Jack is a growly man

We each have to write a personal metaphor onto a postcard and these all join together to form a message

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8 Growly man

Food On Ya Face

For the last week, Room 5 has been learning the song ‘You’ve Got Food On Ya Face’ (YGFOYF) by New Zealand performer Kath Bee.

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Our hosts Emma Matthew

Fingerprinted

As part of learning about Keeping Ourselves Safe, we had a visit from Constable Tash and we were fascinated with all the equipment she keeps attached to her belt.

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11 Samuel gives fingerprinting the thumbs up