Room 11 is loving our weekly Ako Time with our buddy class Room 1. We not only improve our Te Reo skills but they are sharing some valuable computer skills. We have started using things we have learnt from Room 1 in our own work and are enjoying trying out new designs.
While the Year 4s do PATs, the Year 3s have been enjoying some team building time together. We are focusing on mixing up the classes to ensure that students get an opportunity to work with students they don't normally work with.
Room 11 took part in the nationwide Get NZ Writing activity where as a class you complete a range of activities and create a poster and collaborate art piece that is then shred with another school.
What a wonderful day! The weather gave us a show but thankfully the wind died down and the sun came out.
Well done to everyone who competed and those that places. Room 11 and Room 12 swimmers did an awesome job pushing Room 13 to really dig deep for their wins. Congratulations to Room 13 for their clean sweep of the Class relays.
As part of an ongoing writing activity, Room 11 took a walk around the school to look, hear and smell all the wonder things Coatesville has to offer. We will be working on our descriptions to share with another school in Gisborne and look forward to receiving their descriptions. Watch this space for our completed work.
Tui Team have been meeting once a week to work on their small ball skills. Each week, Tui team split off into mixed teams and take part in a couple of skill based games to practice throwing, catching, hitting and bouncing tennis balls. This is great for teamwork and hand-eye coordination.
At Coatesville one of our big focuses is on learning Te Reo Maori. We are currently working on our Greetings.
Some of the words that we have learnt are
Ma Te Wa
and many more.....
Here are some pictures of room 12 singing the song "Ma Te Wa" which is all about farewells.
On Thursday Room 12 was lucky enough to have a session with Football Kidz and their inflatable football arena.
The kids got to have a go playing against each other in the inflatable before playing "Shark Attack" on the field.
Room 12 had a great time playing together, despite the rainy day.
During the wild weather last week, Room 12 got the opportunity to have some free time in the rain!