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Music with Sam

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  Music with Sam! This term it is our turn to have Monday music lessons with Sam. We are focusing on creating the soundtrack to part of the Incredibles movie. Watch this space!

Thank you FOOS!

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  Thank you FOOS! Last term we conducted a statistical investigation about what were our favourite games. After a vote we then researched to see where we could buy the most popular games at the best price. Over the holidays Mrs B brought the games and now we have lots of great new games to play when it is wet.

Beach Clean Up

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  Beach Clean Up What a beautiful day to walk along the beach! Today we walked down to Shearer's Reserve to have a play and some morning tea before we picked up the rubbish from the Campground down to the NPOB Clubrooms. We, unfortunately, found all sorts of rubbish but it is looking a lot better now! Then we headed down the beach for a swim in the river and a sausage. Thanks to all the helpers today, parents who walked with us, FOOS for the sausages, and Mr Laird for checking the river.

Marae Day

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 Marae Day Despite the rain we still had a lot of fun at the Marae learning poi and rakau, sharing our pepeha, creating skits to Maori legends, playing traditional games, and learning to weave.

Looking at our learning...

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  Looking at our learning... Writing:  We have been writing a variety of poems. One type is the shape poem. These were a lot of fun but also proved to be a bit challenging fitting our information into the shape. Reading: Prior knowledge is an important skill in reading. It helps us relate to new vocabulary and stories by linking information to things we know.

Swimming Safety

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Swimming Safety We brought along a spare set of clothes to wear in the pool to learn about water safety. We had to try and get the spare set of clothes off once we had fallen in the pool. This was made trickier by our pool not being very deep and we needed to keep our feet off the ground! It was a lot of fun though and we learnt that clothes make it harder to swim in and can drag us down.

Rescue skills!

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Swimming Rescue Skills Today we practiced a version of the reach and throw rescue method. Everyone did a great job of pulling their buddy to safety.