Friday, May 26, 2017

Cross Country

Well done you Rata Whā! You all trained so hard for the Cross Country and your hard work paid off today. You all tried your best and that was fantastic to see! Huge thanks to parents and whānau who came along to support the children this morning.


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Busy Bees

As part of our work as entomologists (bug scientists) we have been looking at different minibeasts. This week we have been learning about bees. We found out that bees are so important because they help pollinate plants. When they are collecting pollen for their own hive, they move pollen from one flower to another, which helps to make new flowers.

We used glitter glue for our pollen

We had 10 flowers and five bees. At the start of the experiment, only five flowers had pollen. The bees set to work, moving from flower to flower to collect pollen. At the end of the experiment, we could see pollen on all 10 flower and all five bees.


Monday, May 8, 2017

Shape Walk

We went on a shape walk. Look at the shapes we found around the Rata playground.

Ka pai Max! The door is a rectangle shape.
Kathryn found a circle on the bottom of these bars!
Alex found a cylinder prism in the tunnel!
 Good spotting Ben! A heart shape!
A tiny circle! Great find Lyssa!
The platform is a square!
The sandpit is a rectangle!
Adam found a circle shaped window!
Look! Mutu even spotted semicircles! 
We then did our own shape hunt at the back of Rata block. First we found a circle.
Next we had to find a shape with three sides.
Then we looked for a shape with four corners.

We loved getting outside and moving during Maths time. Geometry keeps us in "shape"!

Cross-Country Practice

We have been practising for our upcoming Cross Country. Come and watch us run on Friday May 19th at 9:30am on the Bottom Field.