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Thursday, 14 June 2018

Kite-Making for Matariki



During our whole-school Matariki celebration last Friday, an amazing group of tamariki created kites in Room 11. As it was such a beautiful day, we were able to go outside and test how they flew too.

Monday, 11 June 2018

Matariki Day - by Connor

Last Friday was a Matariki celebration day. I went to Room 27 with Ms Gaston and Mrs Carter to make cookies and slime.

Matariki is a celebration in Maori culture. It is the Maori new year.  In my group first I did cooking.  I was with Ms Gaston and Mrs Carter. We made star cookies. First we had to  read the instructions.  then we  made a group and made some cookies.  And we had morning tea and then when morning tea was finished we made some Galaxy slime.

At the end of the day we ate some cookies and they tasted good. It was amazing fun I had the greatest Matariki day ever.

Saturday, 9 June 2018

Celebrating Matariki


























Everyone at PES was split into different groups yesterday for a whole day of fun-filled craft, food or sporting activities to celebrate Matariki.  In Room 11 Mrs Stone and Mrs Buchanan organised kite-making. Here Teingoa shows the marvellous triangular kite he created using bamboo, fabric, string and crepe paper.

Friday, 8 June 2018

Move It: Da Vinci parachutes


As part of our learning about how things move, we made model parachutes based on the design of Leonardo da Vinci.

To do this, we had to create 4 triangles that were the same size. We measured carefully to make the sides of the triangles the correct length. We learnt to use a protractor to measure the angles in the triangles.

Here are some photos of us helping each other as we did lots of thinking, measuring and creating.

Saturday, 2 June 2018

Talofa, Point England Kindergarten!





























We were so lucky that Point England Kindergarten were able to join us at our school assembly yesterday to celebrate Samoan Language Week. The beautiful tamaiti sang O Le Pepe and other traditional songs at this special event to share with us what they have been learning.

Friday, 1 June 2018

The forces of flight - by Atawhai



I have learnt that there are four forces of flight.  They are lift, weight, thrust and drag.  

Friday, 25 May 2018

Cybersmart Passwords - by Valessa

Today we have been learning how to create a secure, safe, strong password for our devices and if you need a strong new password for your device here is a post to help you and to help you secure your account.