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Wednesday, 29 June 2016


Today was the last day of our Senior Sport Rotation. We had a go at practising some soccer drills and then put those skills together in a game.
Here are some photos of our afternoon ...

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

The Wahine

We have been learning about disasters at sea. We have been gathering and watching information on the Wahine disaster that happened in Wellington Harbour.

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Netball Skills

Today we learnt some Netball skills with Miss Main. We practised having turns at shooting the ball in the hoop. This was tricky for some of us, but we persevered!
We practised passing and catching, and then put those skills together into a game.

Thanks for teaching us Miss Main!

Rippa Rugby

Last week it was Room 3's turn to have a go at playing Rippa Rugby.
We played a game called Last Man Standing. We had a space to run around and try to take the tags off other people. If you were the last one left, you were the winner!

We had relay races and practiced moved the ball around our waist and under our legs.

Then we got to play a game of Rippa Rugby. Some of us got muddy, but this was all part of the fun!

Thanks Miss Simpson for teaching us some new skills.

Stay tuned for Netball photos!

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Basketball Fun

Today was the first day of our Senior School large ball skills rotation. Room 3 children kicked off with Basketball.

We practiced dribbling the ball, turning out back while dribbling to evade others and we also tried 'lay ups'. That's when you aim for the backboard so the ball rebounds into the net. Tricky! But some of us got it in.

Then we had a couple of games.
Here are some photos of our afternoon ...

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Pirate Day

Ahhhh! Ahoy there me hearties!
(That's pirate language meaning ' Hi there, friends'.

Today was Pirate Day at Halcombe School. The whole school got decked out in some pretty awesome-looking pirate costumes.

When Room 3 children came into class, the first thing they had to do was work out their pirate name. There was an alphabetical code, and each person was assigned their name for the day. Miss Jeynes was Captain Tinkerbell Swab. Others had names like Two-Toes Penny, or Stinky Sharkbait.

We had a lesson on "How To Speak Pirate". Here's a few important tips:
1. Always exaggerate your vowel sounds.  Arrrrrrr.
2. When you greet a friend - you say "Ahoy me hearty - or matey". But if it's your enemy, you say "Avast, ye scurvy dog!"
3. When you address people - use the correct terms: An older person is a 'Salty Seadog'. A young pirate is 'Jim Lad'. A person of a higher rank than you is 'Squire', and the captain is called 'Cap'n'.

Practice those for fun! And for some reason, it sounds better if you use an Irish accent!

We had fun acting out pirate plays, and at the end of the day, we all got into groups in the hall for some fun group challenges.

Here are some photos from our day ...