Feb 19, 2018

Water Survival Skills



Last week and this week we have Janet and Sarah, swimming instructors from REAP Southland, here at school taking us for a half hour lesson in the pool each day - we are learning about water survival skills and how to try to stay alive and safe if we find ourselves in trouble in deep or fast-moving water.

Of course, we would hope that we would be wearing a life jacket every time we are in a small boat like a speedboat; but there are situations that arise where we may be near water or on water without a life jacket.






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Matt Walker - NZ mountainbiker in action

What a crazy race-track! We are using this video as our writing inspiration today - imagining that we are the person riding the bike...



And here is the Red Bull video to show the racing from a few different angles - hold onto your hats, it gets rough in places!



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Feb 16, 2018

Brain Power!

Learning about our brains and thinking about how we learn...

Use this video to help you fill in the info sheet for your books:

Some more information and fun facts:

KIDS' HEALTH - the brain      The brain (and some info about dendrites)




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Dec 14, 2017

Our concert item to end the year!

Our Christmas-themed team item: 'Santa's Solar Sleigh' by Bryant Oden (known for one of our faves...The Duck Song) - performed at our school end-of-year concert:
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Dec 12, 2017

Our Xmas art

Inspired by our previous motivational post...
















Tech Challenge Christmas Tree


The concentration and team problem solving rate is high in Room Six at the movement as Team Kahu work in groups to try to create the tallest xmas tree, that will hold the star tree topper for a minimum of 15 seconds...the variations of building styles is very interesting!


Teams can only use: two newspapers, one piece of A4 paper, one piece of A4 card, 1m of sticky tape, 2m of wool, one pipe cleaner, one paper plate, and two skewers. 


The tree must also have decorations.