Hi Team Awa Nui,
As you have heard, the government have announced that the 30 March to the 14 April are now the school holidays. As usual, there is no expectation for home learning during the school holidays. Take this time to look after yourself and your family. From the 15th of April we will be in touch with learning for you to do at home. This will be done collectively from all Team Awa Nui teachers. In the meantime utilise this time to independently read for at least 20 minutes a day, visit learning websites such as Mathletics and Epic, and help out around the house.
Mr De Wit, Mr Walker, Miss Barr, and Mrs Ireland
In kapa haka this year we learnt to use rakau which is where you have a long stick and learn to put it in different positions.
We also entered Tūhuno and even though it was our first time entering we placed first over all.
We practiced every Friday with Matua Steve he taught us Ngā Iwi E and helped us improve the school haka.
At kapa haka we made new friends learned heaps of different stuff. We are very thankful that Matua Steve was here to help us learn and have fun while doing kapa haka.
We look forward to continuing our learning next year.
Written by Emma Cox
A huge thank you to the Reed family who brought in their lambs on the last day of term. Room 11 loved being able to feed and pat Cookie the lamb.
At the end of last term we had Kaboom Percussion come and perform for us. They are are a duo from Australia who create music using everyday objects (cups, chairs, tables) and their bodies.
Check out their Youtube channel to see some awesome videos and tutorials.
Room 10 - Pencil drawings
Last week for art we spent the day learning different drawing techniques using pencil.
We experimented with different lines and ways to shade shapes and images. Some of them were easy and some were more difficult.
At the end of the day we used only 4B pencils to create a picture using some of our new techniques.
Here are some of the examples.