Saturday, 27 June 2015

Eric Carle Competition

Last week we had an Eric Carle colouring in competition in Kotuku and Kereru classes.  Mrs Trolle picked the winner and also gave out some consolation prizes.  Heidi won the prize for her creativity and extra effort.  She had made a diorama using the Eric Carle sheet!

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Kotuku Cup

Congratulations to Nick for winning the Kotuku Cup in week 9!  Nick deserves the cup for putting full effort into The Steps Programme (spelling).  He has made big improvements in his spelling and writing over this term.  He demonstrates this commitment to the programme by completing his spelling homework every week.  Keep up the great effort Nick!

Zumba with Sally!

Today we were lucky to have Sally come and teach Kereru and Kotuku class some Zumba lessons. Everyone had great fun!  It was high energy and we were all hot and sweaty on a winter's day over in Salisbury Hall.

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Eric Carle Exhibition

On Tuesday the 16 of June Kotuku class went to Nelson Public Library. A lady called Esther McNaughton showed us about Eric Carle's art work. Esther showed us a video about Eric Carle. After that we made three different types of patterns: sqiggles,lines and polka dots. Then we drew an animal like frogs, roosters, eagles, dogs, cats and more animals. Eric Carle got inspired by an artist called Franz Marc. He was in World War 1 and at the age of thirty six he died with his sketch pad on him.  Franz Marc drew an amazing blue horse that inspired Eric Carle to make his book "The Artist who Painted the Blue Horse".

by Maisie and Jasmine

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

The Egg Experiment

Watch this video about Professor Pete testing air resistance by dropping eggs from a tall building with parachutes attached!  Can you answer the question at the end?

Egg Experiment

How Does a Parachute Work?

Saturday, 6 June 2015

Kotuku Cup

Congratulations to Otis for winning the Kotuku Cup this week.  Otis gave cross country training and the race on Friday his full effort.  He has demonstrated a responsible attitude in class by completing his jobs independently each day.  Keep up the great work Otis!