Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Totara Team 4 – Term 1 week 6 ending 16 March 2018


On Monday the Totara Team went down to see the Volvo boats at Wynyard Quarter we loved it!
 We watched a video about how polluted the ocean is becoming with plastic.
There is almost as much pollution in the ocean as fish.  Next time you go to the beach, if  you see any rubbish please pick it up or else the fish, turtles and other sea life will eat it and die.  At the courtyard Joanie's group got to go on Team Scallywags Volvo boat - they ate freeze dried food like an astronaut!
By Jake & Grace

Scallywag is a Hong Kong race boat that is right now in the Volvo Ocean Race. Half of Totara team was lucky enough to actually be able to experience going on it. Thanks to Emma (Merrick’s) Mum who knew John from team Scallywag. Scallywag has 4 Grinders and 2 steering wheels. The boat is a mono hull. There were 9 in the crew and 1 person taking videos. It must be pretty cramped on board.
By Jamie and India

We went to the Maritime Museum for our inquiry. These are some facts we learnt:
Kupe's wife was the one who was the first to find Aotearoa.  We went below decks in an immigrant ship. The cabins were small and cramped and all they really had were a pillow and blanket. The food was horrible and the ships biscuits were full of weevils. We saw a map done by Captain Cook and some iron that came from his ship.
We could steer a boat inside the museum and we found out about Sir Peter Blake. He was New Zealand's greatest sailor and worked to look after the environment. 
By Zara Baldwin and Estelle

Clapping and cheering was going around me, it was my turn to go on stage at Kelmarna  Gardens Autumn Festival last Sunday. As I read my Haiku confidently I could see the crowd staring at me. When I was finished reading my haiku I heard claps and cheers. I gave the microphone to Adrian and walked off the stage and joined the others that read their Haikus before me. Adrian thanked us all for the Haikus. Steph was bursting with pride!
By Ivy, Sophie P and Kate T

On the 13th of March we did some sport rotation.
 We played T-Ball, hockey, tennis, rugby, netball, scatter ball and basketball.
The games were taught by the teachers from teams 3 and 4.  We had lots of fun but we were tired.  It was better than sitting inside in a hot classroom.
By Sam SW and Harry R

The picnic is on Friday and we are going to have it no matter what the weather. 
Come if you can and bring a blanket to sit on and your picnic. There will be sausages available as well.
The time is 5:00 – 7:30. We hope you can come!
By Henry

Have you seen the caravan outside the hall with Gerald on it?  It’s the Life Education caravan .
It’s here for 2 weeks and each class goes twice.  It helps you look after our community together and also helps children to learn and discover new things.  We are learning from Gerald how to work together as a team.  When children use their brain it expands.
By Lexi and Aless

Learning Pathway Conferences are on Monday 19th of March and Wednesday 21st of March
On Monday the school closes at 12: 40.
 Remember to book your conference time.
 Parents, we know how excited you all are and so are we because we are going to tell you all about our learning.
By Max R
Check out Education Outside the Classroom 
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