On the Marae…

We have been learning with the Maori NIE for Maori language week. (NIE stands for Newspapers in Education.) We acted out visiting a Marae. It was lots of fun. First of all Sam did a haka. We walked forwards and Sam put down the koha.

Bottle Bivy Build

We have been working with a group of teachers around New Zealand to build a bottle bivy. You can check it out on the Bottle Bivy Build Blog or our class blog.
When we got to school on Monday the bivy had collapsed again. We do not know why? Maybe we didn’t have it balanced correctly, maybe the glue gets brittle in the cold over the weekend?
Today Zack’s dad came for a visit. He works for Ullrich Aluminium and he is very clever. He is going to help us with a framework to start all over again. We think it will be even better this time. What do you think?

Winter in New Zealand…

Walking on the ice.

On Tuesday Georgia and Ciara walked on the ice. It was really cold and our ears were nearly blue. The puddles that were there that night were frozen. All of the ground was white with frost. Our legs were nearly stuck together and our fingers were numb. When we got to school the sun was shining it was nearly warm.

New Zealand loses a treasure – taonga

Margaret Mahy

Yesterday on the 23rd of July Margaret Mahy sadly passed away. She died in Christchurch. She has written more then 100 books. They are all very great to read. They suit all ages. You can read them whenever you like. Today in Room6 they read The Moon and Famer McPhee. It was a finalist in the children book awards. It was a really good book because of the describing words used and the awesome pictures of animals on the pages. Brya and Chelsea like all of the books but mostly The Witch in the Cherry Tree and Adventures of the Robber pig. Laura likes The Lion in the Meadow but she mostly likes the three legged Cat and The witch in the Cherry tree. Everyone around the world will miss Margaret Mahys new books but they will have her old books. Margaret Mahy was famous for her writing and the pictures that go with the stories. In St Mary

Watching Kapa Haka

Kapa Haka was in the hall on Monday showing us what they learn and some of the songs they sing. Also earlier that day they went to the library. They showed us lots of different Maori songs. They sang clearly and you could see all of their mouths open. Their actions were very strong. I can