Yesterday, we were lucky enough to have a visit from Mr & Mrs Dearlove from Hamilton who brought in their vintage Austin for our students to check out. Our inquiry focus this term is all about transport technology as we take a look at vehicles of the past and consider what they might be like in the future. What a cool afternoon!
We're excited, energised and ecstatic at this extraordinary sporting
opportunity. We're so keen to do it again!!!
On Monday, the Rooms 6 & 11 travelled to the Space Centre in Kihikihi. The centre is an amazing gem for discovery and learning about space with plenty of interactive tools and displays. A big thank you to Dave and his team for having us and all of the parents who made it possible for us to provide these opportunities. It was out of this world!
We had an awesome time staying at the Pirongia Forest Park Lodge in Week 5. Students had an opportunity to take part in a range of activities including rock climbing, abseiling, archery and the flying fox! Thanks to all of the parents and instructions who helped make this day a success.
Kia ora and welcome to the new year in Tawa at Pirongia School!
We're excited to kick the year off with a string of exciting happenings and learning opportunities as part of our journey in 2016.
As part of our Technology focus we explored bridge building. We investigated a variety of materials and their use as bridge building materials. This expert then went home and made a bridge out of wood (with help from Grandad).
In Room 7 as part of our Technology learning we built houses out of cards and lego. The criteria was:
3 storeys, a pointed roof and a way in or out.
Here are some of our creations.
We had to problem solve. We had to persist with difficulties. We had to communicate and support one another. We had to try again when it fell down.
This week we had Kimble from A.S.B. come to classes to share his presentation about money. We had lots of laughs as we learnt many facts about money. Thanks Kimble you are awesome!
This term as we learn our songs and parts for the Junior Production we are also learning about elements of music. Team Tawa has workshops on Wednesday afternoons investigating pitch, rhythm and reading notation.
We were privileged to have visiting a artist in our room for Bible in Term 2. His fantastic art is displayed in Room 7. Thanks to Sylvia for organising this.
One day I went to the shop,
I got a big lollipop
I gave it a bash
It turned into mash,
And then I taught it to hop.
There was a short man called Dave.
he lived in a great big cave.
His cave fell down
He had a big frown.
But his cave he was able to save.
There was a girl named Rose
Who lived in a green curly hose.
She saw a big pie
In a blink of an eye
It came down and hit her pink nose.
There was a bunny who lived in France.
She loved to dance and prance.
She learnt a new hop
and forgot how to stop
It totally altered her stance.
One day I went to the shop
and bought a big lollipop
I started to cry
But decided to try
and ate the whole thing with a plop.
There was an old man called Jack
who followed a windy track,
He found a tail
It came from a whale.
He used it to make a big snack.
Room 6 and Room 10 visited Raglan's Recycling Centre and the Meridian Energy Wind Farms for Enviroday this term. A fantastic experience!
We are Responsible for the Living World. As part of this study Team Tawa enjoyed a visit to the Hamilton Zoo. We raced around on a scavenger hunt, and collected information to support our report writing.
We had a super fun day.
Room 6 has been learning about measurement. They made their own metre rulers with straws and string, then used these to measure at various stations around the classroom.
Last week was Primary Science week. Room 7 was excited to have Kim show us some fascinating experiments with some equipment from the laboratory.
Team Tawa had a fantastic time at the Pirongia Forest Park Lodge. There was a multitude of activities to participate in. We challenged and amazed ourselves. A huge thank you to all the parents who participated in this wonderful experience.
Today Tracey from Team Energize taught us some water safety skills. We learnt how to use a life jacket.
We have made a class waka. We looked at the proverb 'He waka eke noa'. We all need to row together.
Dean made a model of a waka with his Lego at home.
Your Team Tawa teachers are working hard preparing your classrooms for this term. We are looking forward to a wonderful year of learning and growing together.
Make sure you have all your stationery ready for Day 1.
Don't forget your togs!