Last week we were lucky to create and make our own Matilda cookies. We used plain vanilla wine biscuits, icing of our choice and some decorations. Would Matilda as a five-and-a-half year old approve of our creations and Why?
These lovely students from our Pukeko team made some pretty good choices last week by using their WITS when faced with a problem. We were very proud to see Mia and Carlos from Room 13 up there this morning!
Three-Way Conferences in Week 11 - Please Read Before Booking a Time Slot
Hi Parents and families,
Please read the following notices before booking a time slot for three-way conferences. Only some students will be coming along this term, and it all depends on when their anniversary is and when they will be receiving a report. These notices were sent home in hardcopy last Thursday. If your child is a Year 3 and their name is not on this list, they will be receiving their report, and will be invited to three-way conferences next term in Week 9.
Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions,
Netball is a game similar to basketball, but there are a few notable differences between the two. In netball, there are seven players per team. You're not allowed to dribble the ball, it must be passed between players by throwing. The ball and basket are smaller and there isn't a backboard. Despite these game differences, the health benefits of netball are comparable to basketball. Benefits of Running Playing netball requires you to run around the pitch, sprint short distances and change direction quickly. The running skills involved provide a good cardiovascular workout and over time will improve your fitness, strength and agility. The standard netball court is 100 feet long and 50 feet wide. As a netball game progresses, many of the players will cover some significant distance running around the court. In particular, the player in center position has to cover most of it.
Netball requires players to pass the ball to members of their own team using different throwing techniques. Each requires and develops good hand-eye coordination; a player must throw and catch the ball accurately. A high pass sends the netball over opponents' heads, and the player's teammate must usually jump to catch the ball from a high pass. A chest pass is a fast throw at chest height from one teammate to another; a bounce pass sends the ball to and from waist height with a single bounce on the ground.
Thank you Counties Manakau Netball for introducing this sport to our students.
Here is a short video of Room 13 students, learning to land and pivot.
On Friday afternoon each class in the school went out to the soccer field in participate in the House Wheelay Event. A wheelay race is when 12 teams are lined up on the spokes of a large wheel that has been painted onto the grass. Each team passes a baton through their team members on the spoke until it gets to the outermost person, who then runs around the circumference of the wheel. The first team to have every player run around the wheel wins. We haven't done a wheelay at Reremoana for a few years because we're getting so big now.
Check out the photos below; photographer, Ms Fothergill.
Congratulations to Neel and Veronique form Room 13 for receiving a certificate at our PB4L assembly. These students were recognised this morning for their efforts in "do good because good is good to do" around our school.
Working together in groups can be lots of fun, but it can also be very challenging if you don't work together. Today's challenge was to build the castle from our shared reading book "Tuesday at the Castle". Each group was given a bag of marshmallows, skewers and some toothpicks. They had to plan, share ideas, listen to each other and work together to achieve the end result, a castle that could stand by itself. Fantastic collaborating Room 13. Just look at these photos and videos!
Room 13 is super excited about answering the Chapter Chat questions on a Friday morning. The excitement of doing this on twitter and getting ready to "tweet" a valuable response is a great learning opportunity for the students.
Below are a few pics we took last week while they worked on answering the questions.
This term the Pukeko Team is doing something really exciting as part of our reading programme. Rooms 11, 12, 13 and 14 have all signed up to something called "Chapter Chat". Chapter Chat is where 100 Year 3/4 classes from across New Zealand chat and share responses to a particular chapter book on Twitter. This term everyone will be reading the book "Tuesdays at the Castle" by Jessica Day George. How does it work? Every day each class will read a little bit of "Tuesdays at the Castle" and complete activities during independent learning time. Every Friday at 10am we go live! Each child will be logged into Twitter ready to answer some questions about the chapters they have read so far. Why Chapter Chat? - The main focus for Chapter Chat is to foster a love of books! Chapter Chat is about books!
- Chapter Chat as a way to get children connecting with others.
- Chapter Chat is about an audience! Children love having an audience for their learning and one of our goals is to provide it.
- Chapter Chat is a place where children can learn about Cyber Safety in real time. It teaches children how to behave in an appropriate way online.
- Chapter Chat supports children with quality writing. Tweeting is not just for fun but a place where we can practise and develop our writing skills. Keeping Safe on Social Media! In order to make sure we can monitor all activity while we are on Twitter, all children will be using the one classroom account. Teachers will check tweets before they are sent and systems have been put in place to limit what children can view while they are on Twitter. We will be using Twitter solely for the purposes of Chapter Chat. We believe this is a really fun and authentic way to teach children about digital citizenship and online safety.
Following a positive response in 2016, we are again holding a session where parents of students in Year 4 - 8 can learn more about how we use Chromebooks at Reremoana School. Parents of students in Y3 who are using school Chromebooks from time to time are also welcome to attend. This session will be set up so parents and students are working alongside each other on a Chromebook.
This afternoon we had the opportunity to work on the school chromebooks for the first time this year. It was important for us to learn how to sign in and find our work on google drive as this will help us complete given tasks and our weekly homefun.
We followed all the steps given by Mrs Slee - our ICT expert.