Thursday, September 17, 2020

 Bark Bay

Last Friday Room 4 and the ATYA leaders went to Bark Bay. First we drove to Kaiteriteri and got on the Abel Tasman Sea Shuttle. Unfortunately we could not go to the top of the boat because of Covid.

But that was fine plus we got to see lots of seal pups.

We got off the boat at Medlands Beach and talked about health and safety, then

  walked to the Bark Bay sand spit, which took about 15 minutes. 

Once we got to Bark Bay, we had morning tea on the sandspit and had a play on the sand. 

Then we split up into two groups one group did some planting and weeding while the other group put out chew cards then the groups swapped 


Then it was lunch.

After lunch, we went to the Bark Bay Hut and looked at the insect rounds we put out last year.

Some people got insects, like spiders and woodlice.

But then again, some people got NONE. 

After that we went for a walk to the swingbridge. When we passed there, Craig ( Kaisami’s dad ) ran ahead to check if the estuary was fine to walk across. It was, so we did.

After that, we had a sand sculpture competition. You had a choice of Nararahuyo and Huriawa. Nararahuyo was the bad one and Huriawa was the good one.

Then we caught the boat back but we got to go on the top of the boat to Anchorage, because we were the only ones on the boat.

It was a really fun day!

By Chico & Gabriel



Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Insect Hotel


We have been making a bug hotel at school, using bamboo, wood, leaves, bricks and rocks. We put down the bricks for the base and we laid down bamboo on top and then sprinkled dirt and leaves on top. We repeated these steps a couple more times. We put rocks around it and made a ramp for land bugs to be able to get to it.

We put it next to the hammock, so that bugs near there have something to live in that will give them waterproof shelter.Go Gardening - Helping New Zealand Grow - Garden Inspiration, tips and  advice from the expert

We can study the bugs that live there once they move into their hotel. 

By Leighton

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Tuesday, September 1, 2020

 We have been working on Lexia, This is reading and vowel combinations.

We have also been doing music with Kathy on Fridays. We have been doing enviro on Wednesdays. We have been at Bark Bay and planted plants.

By Kyrin

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

  Winter  Tournament 

The Winter Tournament is a time when the class choses some sports. This year we chose two.We chose netball and football, because they are cool sports and the class voted for them.

It was fun training for football and netball, but the Winter tournament was called off. 

Because of Covid19. it was canceled.

By Liam

Monday, August 24, 2020

 Learning With Harold 

On Wednesday and Thursday the the life Education bus 

came and talked to us about safety online, empathy offline and  online.  The teacher’s name was Ingrid and at the end we saw Harold sing us a song.

There were no windows, so we had disco lights and little stars on the roof. Harold is a puppet and he tells us jokes and then people laugh. 

By Alex A.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

In the holidays...

In the holidays Izzie and G-belle had a sleepover. First Izzie went over to G-belle’s for a hangout .Then G-belle went to Izzies for a sleepover. Izzie and G-belle had so much fun making tik toks and they played in the dark at night because it was so much fun.
We played tag and they stayed up all night. Izzie's Dad caught them at 1 am and they lied about sleeping.He knew that we were lying, they were wide awake.
So they went to sleep for real. Then at 4 am they woke up again and played tag in the dark. Izzie fell off the bed.

By Izzie & GBelle   

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Week 11 - Fun Run and Mid Winter Swim

Class Blog Week 11   

We did a fun run and a mid-Winter swim with the school and we were in our house groups. #1 went to red group, #2 went to blue, #3 went to green and the lucky last went to yellow. 

There was an activity with each teacher and the points were scored by the closest estimate to how long it would take you to do the fun run, being RIVER students, being kind to others and your buddy. 

The teachers house colours were red (Mrs Milnes), yellow (Mrs Turner), blue (Mrs Reid), and green (Mr  Hepburn ). It was about teamwork and getting your whole team there. 

You had to figure out ways to get your whole team over to the finish line. You had to stay with your buddy and make sure that you stuck with your buddy.

After a long run the kids that had their togs got to go in the pool for a mid winter swim!!!. Then they got a hot milo to heat them up.