28 November 2016

Our Camp!

Last week we were extremely lucky to enjoy a 2 day camp. We had an absolutely wonderful time and learnt loads of new knowledge about our native trees and birds, as well as some other native animals and creatures. Thanks Miss Fleet for the organisation of a fun filled, knowledge fueled camp!

On Thursday, we visited Pukaha Mt Bruce where we had a fantastic guide. She was super knowledgeable and had plenty to share with us. We were very, very lucky to see Manukura (little white kiwi) and Turua (North Island Brown Kiwi) in the nocturnal kiwi house. They were both so active and we even witnessed Manukura dancing and jumping around. It was really funny and we tried so hard to keep quiet. Another highlight was seeing Miss Fleet, and Mr Monk feed the gigantic eels. We thought it was really funny, as Miss Fleet was scared of them -we don't really blame her, they were huge and had extremely sharp teeth. We would like to thank all the parent helpers and Mrs Simpson who provided us with transport for us.

On Friday, we visited Kitchener Park, where Mr Scott guided us around and had a mound of knowledge to share with us about native bush and trees. We learnt about many new species of native tree as well as some of the issues they face with introduced species, and predators.
We then were very lucky to be able to go to the park and the pools, have pizza for lunch and have a fun, relaxing afternoon.

10 November 2016

WALT measure perimeter

At the moment we are learning all about measurement. Yesterday we learnt about what perimeter is and how we measure it. Today we are having loads of fun calculating perimeters of places around the school.
We are measuring the perimeter of:

  • The netball court
  • Soccer field
  • Classroom
  • Construction play ground
  • Our purple group learning table
  • Our individual blue desks
  • A whiteboard duster

02 November 2016

New Zealand Native Tree Research

We are learning all about New Zealand native plants and animals. We recently completed some identifying and and research of native trees. Here are some of our findings.