Thursday, 10 May 2018

Totara Team 4 - Term 2 week 2 ending 11 May 2018


Samoan Language Week 27th May to 2nd June
The Samoan students at Bayfield School will be doing a Samoan play and a Samoan dance.  We are performing in the hall and we are going to teach the children some Samoan language .
The Totara Team are also going to do some Samoan activities during the week. These will include Samoan maths activities, art, singing, and journal story activities.
By Katara

 After Anzac  weekend Joanie's writing class wrote Anzac day poems about the war and the parades that are celebrated in New Zealand.

These are Grace and Ella's poems that represent ANZAC day.

Bugles echo across the streets.
Sounds trumpet through the air
People salute as they march past the cenotaph.
Bagpipes play sad tunes.

Soldiers hide in trenches.
Bombs fall and fire.
Planes drop supplies and food
Submarines carry torpedoes and search the sea.
By Grace

Medals  are pinned on clothes
Bagpipes trumpet as I walk
Crosses dig deep into the ground
Marching feet tramp in the distance.

Soldiers wait on ships ready to attack!
Spitfires fire bullets in dogfights and they blow up
Bombs are dropped onto ships
Sad children leave for the country
We will never forget them.
By Ella


Soccer Coaching With Jack the Teacher
I did soccer with Jack the teacher today and Year 4 boys and girls who wanted to play on Wednesday at lunch time.  We learned  the rules of how to play fair soccer.  We played a good game but the other team I was playing won. The ref was Tom S and we need to listen to him.  It was fun.
By Sebby

Eco Warriors Trip to Sustainable Coastlines
Once we got to the year 2 space we waited till the bus came. Eventually we were up at the gate and it was a bit of a disaster because the bus parked somewhere different to where we waited but finally we found the bus. Suddenly we were there!  First we talked about banning plastic because too many sea creatures eat the plastic and it is polluting our sea by going down street drains.  After we ate we looked at dead fish and birds who had eaten too much plastic, it was very sad. Once we did that we made some reusable bags with tea shirts then we switched around and then I did planting seeds in plastic bottles. Sadly it was time to go.
By Sophie B

Every afternoon we listen to an audiobook
We are learning  about Chapter Chat and we listen to a  story called The Wild Robot Escape every afternoon, as an audio book. Once a week we get a list of questions that we have to write the answers to in our Reading books. On Friday we do our tweet. A tweet is where we can comment and answer from our Reading books.  That’s what the story is for, we comment on twitter, we look at other peoples art that they have done.
By Ed S and Marco

Hello, the Totara team went to the Auckland Art Gallery on Monday.  We did a sheet that included  finding more than one person in a piece of art. We went to this person called Jack, he taught  us about a strange piece of art by Ralph Hotere. People had many ideas about this art work, it was not normal, so Jack told us a little story about the art work and the story was real. 
That story was based on a famous artist that was trying to save his land by horrible man that was trying to make a metal factory that would pollute the sea. So people started throwing paint  balls at all the signs that said they were making it. The people got their victory because the factory wasn't built!
We did some self-guiding where we looked at many art pieces which were different and some told a story. We went to a studio to make an art work of our community. 
by Max Christie 😎and Chloe Driscoll

Plastic Bag Letters to the Prime Minister
We received a reply to our letters that we sent to the Prime Minister at the end of last term!
She wrote that "they were well written and she was really impressed by how much we know and care about the issue".  She personally wrote on the letter "I'll keep working hard on this one!"



E.O.T.C Photos

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