Room 3, 4, 5 have been doing our best in our fitness circuit to build our skills and strengths and achieve the goals that we have set. We have 10 different activities such as soccer dribbling, basketball skills, g-boards, hula hoops, shuttle runs, and star jumps and burpees. This will help our tamariki be fit for their winter sports. Ka pai.
Last week we focused our writing about LEGO. We watched a film on Youtube that talks about how the company Lego was created and how perseverance, imagination, and creativity can make all your dreams and goals come true.
The children had to play and pause the video to find information about lego to answer questions that they were given. They then had to use this information to create a report on how lego was created and the history of lego.
If you haven’t watched the video, I’ve put a link below. This film is inspirational and explains how imagination can build an empire and how people in the world can be successful by using their imagination and creativity.
Children found exciting videos that showed all the creations that you could make with lego, some of the creations were mind-blowing.
This is some of the writing that we have produced for our Lego study.
Over the last few weeks, Room 3 has been working and developing our own tapa cloths. We looked at Miss T’s Tapa cloth and looked at different patterns that we could use. We decided to use patterns on our Tapa cloth that represents who we are and our family. In the middle, we put rules and guidelines that we thought we need to work on this year.
Here are some photos of the already finished tapa cloths.
Thanks to all the whanau and tamariki that helped out to make our Gala Night such a success.
I enjoyed seeing all you excited faces, running around and having fun. It was awesome to see students giving new things a go even some of the teachers were giving things a go. Well done to Ms Trow for taking one for the team and being selected as the teacher to get slimmed. We can’t believe you raised that much money. Ka Pai.
The teachers had a beach/ Summer theme for our costumes for the Gala Night. We thought that it would be great for the kids to use the blow up donuts that we had for our costumes, in the swimming pool on Friday. They had a blast check out the photos of the children pulling each other and trying to get themselves to the other side of he pool without touching the bottom.
Check out our pics below.
With Swimming Sports heats finished, we have been practicing our survival swimming techniques with the help from Wendy at Swimsafe.
We have learnt how to scull and float on the top of the water, swimming in rough water and breathing properly when swimming. The children used flutter-boards to push the water back and forth to create rough water so that we could learn how to swim through rough water. The children found it difficult to breath when swimming on the top of the water but as they kept swimming they realised swimming under the rough water and holding their breath worked better.
I am so proud of Room 3 and the tuī syndicate on their amazing improvement with their confidence and survival swimming skills. Keep up the hard work Tuī kids.
Heres some pics of our swimming.