Friday, 12 April 2019

End of term - Fun Morning

Today was the last day of the term.  We were lucky to have a fun morning.  One of our fun activities was a breakout where the students had a series of problems to solve that would give them the clues and codes they needed to open up a lock bock.  This was a great experience for all of Team Maunga and highlighted to them how they need to work with each other to solve the problem.

This breakout was based around the easter bunny.

Thursday, 11 April 2019

Share the Road - Safety around Trucks

Today we had the people come from Share the Road.  We had a classroom session in the library where we talked about blind spots and how trucks turn differently to cars.  Then we went outside and got to hop into the trucks, see where the blind spots were and even toot the horn.  We all had a great time and learnt lots.

Here are some photos of the day.

Anzac Biscuit making

Today we were lucky to be able to make some yummy Anzac Biscuits.  We had been looking at Anzac day and what it means and what and why we remember the soldiers at this time.

Week 11 - 3 Minute Frenzy Stars

Here are term 1's final 3 minute frenzy stars (We did it a day early as we have heaps of fun planned for our last day). 

A big congratulations to all our tamariki on how they are setting themselves goals to improve each week.  Love seeing how you are achieving your goals Team Maunga.

 Remember to keep practicing over the holidays so you are ready for Term 2. 

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Maths with Mrs Ogle

Today we had Whaea Diane come and work with us and our teachers on our maths.  This is very exciting as we enjoy seeing her and it helps our teachers to trial new things with us in class.

Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Collaborative stories for Easter

Today we were working with our learning buddies to create collaborative stories about the easter bunny.  Have a look at how cute the kids were at reading their stories.

George & Rakai



Nerali & Nate


Leo & Harley

Ivy K & Mila

Ivy L & Taysia

Waiahi & Harley B


Monday, 8 April 2019

Lego Maze Coding

Today Team Maunga split into 2 groups for Coding.  Tanya and Mrs R stayed in the class and learned about scratch and Mrs G took a group into the Library to do some coding unplugged.

Mrs G's group worked with buddies and used Lego to build simple mazes and then had to get their Lego character to move from the start of the maze to collect the treasure at the end.  Keywords for this learning were, forward, backwards, turn, left, right and 90 degrees.


Waiahi also went home and redid this activity to show her parents.  They recorded it and sent it back to school.  Check it out! 

Saturday, 6 April 2019

Saturday Morning Rugby

Here are a few pics of children from team Maunga at their second rugby day muster.  Great seeing the children learning the skills of rugby and how to work as a team.  Keep it up Team Maunga, you rock!

Friday, 5 April 2019

Week 10 - 3 Minute Frenzy Stars

 Here are this weeks 3 minute frenzy stars.  The children aim to improve their own score and we track it so we can easily see how they have improved.  These children have been choosen as they are consistently showing improvement across the term.  Keep practicing.  Remember the tip from last week about practicing writing word families as this help to speed up writing down simple words.

Well done Waiahi, Harley, Kaelan, and Aston