Sunday, May 24, 2015

Farewell, Clemmie!

Last Friday we had to say farewell to Clemmie. She headed back to London, and everyone in Room 4 wanted to say goodbye to her. Some of us made her cards, some of us gave her presents, and we even took some photographs of our class together for her to take with her.

We are hoping to have some video chats with her so that we can find out what school is like in London and what she is getting up to over in the UK. All the best, Clemmie! Kia kaha!

Monday, May 11, 2015

iWay Cycle Training

A sunny start!

Today, Therese and Lyndall came into school to teach us the rules and skills required to be able to cycle safely. This is especially important because of how Hawkes Bay is learning to become more cycle friendly.

We learned the ABC checklist for making sure our bikes were ready to ride, and learned that it is entirely illegal to ride a bike without a helmet in New Zealand.

We then learned a huge number of cycle skills and played games to test them. We learned to mount our bike and dismount safely while moving. We also learned to look back over our shoulder safely so as to avoid swerving into traffic. A big thank you to everyone who made this happen!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Preparing for Autumn Art

We wanted to create some art which reflected the world around us and which included all the fabulous colours of autumn. We went outside to collect lots of the debris released by plants at this time of year:

We found plenty of things to include. There were leaves, sticks, acorns, twigs and many many other parts of plants which we managed to collect. We had eight bags full of various kinds of leaf litter in the end!

We will use it to create many different types of art, based on what we think we are good at, and also what we would like to try out. With so much collected we can afford to experiment!