Thursday, April 17, 2014

Being safe around dogs.

Today we had a visit from Amanda from Hamilton City Council.
She talked to us about being safe around dogs.

If we see a dog we would like to pat 
we have to do these things - 
  1. Ask the owner to pat the dog. "Can I pat your dog please?
  2. If they say yes. You make a fist with your hand and let the dog sniff it.
  3. Then you can pat the dog under their chin or on their chest.

If a dog runs up to us we stand like a tree and cross our arms over our chest.

If a dog pushes us over we need to make a ball with our body and put our hands over our neck.


This term we have been learning about Turangawaewae. 
An important place for us is our school.
Every class shared their learning by making a movie for our Turangawaewae Film Festival.
This is a version of our movie. Take a look and see what at school makes us happy.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Hot Cross Buns

Sienna's family made hot cross buns for us to eat.
They were delicious.

Thank you so much.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Readers in Room 5

WOW! So many people have read 20 books in Room 5 now.
Look at these proud faces.
Reading is fun!



Friday, April 4, 2014

Marae Writing

We have been writing about our trip to the marae.

We went to the marae. We went on the bus to marae. The powhiri took a long time. I liked it.

By Nicholas.

I went to the marae. It took too long.
By Jawad.

The powhiri took a long time. We went in the wharenui.
By Sam.

I like the wharenui.
By Sienna.

We went in the marae.
By Ryan.

I like the marae because the carvings are cool. 
By Daisy.

We saw the carving doing a pukana.
By D-Sharn.

We went to the marae.
By Lhyam.

I liked going to the marae. The whole class went on the bus.
By Alyssa.

We got to look in the wharenui. We got to go on the bus to the marae.
By Vikili.

I like the wharenui.
By Keeley.

I like the marae. My Dad spoke.
By Poukupenga.

We are also learning to use an app called Over to write our ideas about some of the photos.

Thursday, April 3, 2014


Last week the whole school went to Te Kohinga Marama Marae at Waikato University.
We are waiting for the Powhiri to start so we can be welcomed onto the marae.

There were speeches in Te Reo Maori. 
The powhiri took a long time.
 We sang two songs.
We got to go inside the Wharenui.

The carvings all told stories. Some of the stories happened a long time ago.

We liked being in the Wharenui. 
We thought the carvings were very special and cool.