Friday, November 17, 2017

Ngā Maunga

For M.O.O.T. today Kathryn brought in her mountain craft from home and shared it with Rata. The craft is about the story of the Battle of the Mountains.

Kathryn did an outstanding job as kaiako, leading us through the steps to create these mountains. We made Taranaki, Tongariro, Ruapehu, Pīhanga, Ngauruhoe, Tuahara and Pūtauaki. They turned out great and look quite fearsome!

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Ukulele Concert

Well done to you, Kathryn for performing in the Ukulele Concert today! We are so proud of you! Ka rawe!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Butterfly Art

During the last weeks of Term 3 and the beginning of this term we have been busy working on some lovely flower art to create a bee and butterfly garden in the cloakroom. These bright butterflies are one of our finishing touches for the garden.

In addition to our bee and butterfly garden in the cloakroom, we have also got some new art up on the classroom walls in Rata Whā. Next week's Art Show will be a perfect opportunity to check out all of our hard work, if you haven't seen it yet! Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Onesie Day for Wellington Free Ambulance

To conclude our Inquiry into Real Life Superheroes we thought about what we could do to be superheroes in our community.
When Alesha the paramedic visited, she talked to us about how lucky we are in Wellington because we are the only city in the Southern Hemisphere that has a free ambulance service. Rata organised a Onesie Day to raise money for Wellington Free Ambulance so that it can stay free for us.
We went to all the classes in the school to collect gold coin donations which we stuck onto an ambulance picture. Thank you all for your donations, we raised over $550!
Alesha told us that this will be able to be used for medicine and equipment used to save lives. We really are superheroes!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

More Superheroes!

What a fantastic term we have had in Rata learning about real life superheroes! We have been so lucky being visited by whānau of Rata who have come to talk to us about their jobs.

Huge thanks to police officers Gini, Shelley and Rob as well as police dog Quita for visiting us! We learnt about how police officers and dogs keep our communities safe.


Next we were visited by Kathryn's Dad Raymond, who is a builder! We learnt about how builders help people by building their homes and also by fixing anything in their homes or buildings that are unsafe or need repairs. Raymond also showed us some of the tools builder use and equipment that they have to keep themselves safe while working. Thanks so much Raymond for sharing with us! 

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Alex's Drawing Lesson

Alex was a fantastic kaiako when he taught us how to draw a shark. Thank you Alex for sharing your knowledge with us!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Real Life Superheroes

We have been so lucky in Rata to have been visited by real life superheroes.

On Friday we were visited by four firefighters including Chloe from Rata Tahi's grandfather, George.

Firefighters are superheroes because they help people when there is an emergency. Not only do firefighters keep us safe when there is a fire, they also are come to help in other emergencies like earthquakes.

If there is a fire we call 111. We tell them our address so it is a good idea to practise saying where we live. We should have a family escape plan including a safe meeting place.

Firefighters wear:
  • Steel toe boots to protect their feet.
  • Thick coats and trousers with yellow lines on to help be seen.
  • A breathing apparatus.
  • A fireproof balaclava.
  • A helmet.
  • And fireproof gloves

Huge thanks to the wonderful firefighters for your time!