This week we began the Fonterra Milk in Schools where each students receives a carton of milk each day. The students in room one love the milk and are learning how to fold the cartons up so they can be recycled and turned into roofing tiles and books for children in Thailand.
Here is a picture of our happy healthy milk kids!
First we learnt about the context for the murals.
We then submitted a plan of what we thought the murals should look like.
Next we voted on which design / s we would use. Then we sketched our designs onto the mural boards in pencil.
Next we had to begin painting. We had to do several layers of paint to ensure there was no white showing. we took turns to do this part.
We have created a piece of artwork that is themed around conservation of turtles. In the pacific there is an organisation called 'save the turtle' that promote awareness about this species vulnerability. Turtles are amazing creatures that have lived in our oceans and on our shores for millions of years but do face extinction without human help. The artwork shows the turtle and uses pacific design to make the connection to the organisation and the nesting place of many turtles.
Today we tested Mrs Aperahama's solar powered car. First we voted on whether we thought the car would work automatically or if it would need to sit in the sun to charge up. Most of the class voted that we would need to let it charge.
We were wrong, as soon as the car was in the sunlight its wheels started moving.
When Mrs Aperahama put it on the ground it zoomed across the courts. Whenever a shadow got in the way and the car was not under direct sunlight it would stop.
We then thought about solar powered cars and the good things about them compared to petrol powered cars. Some of the positives were that the sunlight is free so we wouldn't cost us any money to buy petrol. It would not cause pollution, it is renewable (as long as the sun is shining), it is not harmful to our planet.
Some of the negatives were that it cannot work in shadows, nor at night and we are not sure how it would work on a cloudy day.
Senior Syndicate Trips in September
The 5 classes from the senior syndicate have been studying Conservation.
They have been writing reports about endangered species.
To extend and enrich our learning, they are going to the
Museum and Eastwood Hill Arboretum.
Read this newsletter with details of the 2 excursions.
Dear Senior Syndicate parents/caregivers,
As part of our integrated studies on Conservation we have planned 2 learning experiences.
9th & 10th September: Tairawhiti Museum for Art
16th September: Eastwood Hill Arboretum
Both excursions should be powerful experiences to extend and enrich the learning we have undertaken this term.
We need to pay for buses for these trips. Please send $5.00 to the school office. This will cover both trips.
Would you like to come to Eastwood Hill Arboretum with us? We need the assistance of 3 adults for each class to meet the Board of Trustees adult:child ratio for excursions such as this. Please fill out the form below. If w…
Thursday the 15th of August four brave student chefs entered a master chef challenge using ingredients grown in our school garden. They worked as a team, they managed their time, they cleaned up as they cooked and they presented their dish and explained it to the celebratory judges. Well done Bella, Ngahuia, Faith, and Taylah!