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Friday, 28 November 2014

Cricket Skills

Today we were very lucky to have Tim, from Cricket Manawatu, come and teach us some cricket skills.
First we played a warm-up game of 'snowball tag', then we practised the correct technique of catching a ball.
After that, we practised hitting the ball off a cone with a bat.

Thanks Tim. We learnt a lot in a short space of time. Some of us are going to join cricket in Feilding next year!

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Room 3 Camp

We had an awesome time on our Room 3 camp.
On Wednesday, we went to Te Manawa Museum to learn about Dinosaurs and Fossils. We got to touch real fossils of dinosaurs and had fun digging in the sand to find dinosaur bones. (Well, replicas of their bones).

We had fun playing at the Esplanade, then it was back to school for a photo hunt challenge and team-building challenges and games in the hall.

On Thursday, we headed off to the Manawatu Gorge to walk the Tawa Loop Track. We walked down to the slip site and learnt about how the 2011 slip affected people and businesses in the area and how quickly it was repaired. Just 6 months!
Then it was off to Ashhurst Domain for fun on the playground, a game of Go-Home-Stay-Home and Soccer.

What a fun camp! It was great for us to go 'out of our comfort zone', discover new places, try new things and work together on fun challenges. Thanks to all the parents who provided transport and stayed overnight. Without you, our camp wouldn't have been possible!

Friday, 14 November 2014

Buddy Class

Today Room 3 and Room 5 children buddied up for a fun game of ...


We split up into 2 teams. We lay down on the floor (like battleships at sea) and bombers from both teams had turns at trying to bomb the other team's ships. They had to throw soft balls over the large mats which prevented us from seeing our 'targets'.

It was great to see how the Room 5 buddies encouraged the younger children and made sure they had lots of turns at throwing the ball too.


Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Mixing, Melting and More!

We've been learning about the 3 states of matter - liquids, solids and gases and how they can change.

We've been busy experimenting changing liquids into solids by the process of FREEZING, then turning it back to it's original state by MELTING.

We discovered not all subtances can change back to their original state. Once a liquid egg is HEATED, it turns into a solid, but can't change back to a liquid.

We've been studying subtances up close with magnifying glasses and microscopes, and recording their shape, texture and colour.

Here are some photos ...

The best part was getting to smash the ice!