Thursday, 31 August 2017

Our finished Taniwha

Our finished Taniwha art are up and looking good in Room 1. We created them using pencil, vivid and dye.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Science in Week 6

This week we are learning about the water cycle.  We have set up two experiments to show the water cycle in action. We also played a fun game with drops of coloured water and straws.

Friday, 18 August 2017

Taniwha Art

We continued our Taniwha art this afternoon. Dyeing our brown base colour for the face and using bright colours to highlight the details.

Our puppy visitor

Today Laila came back to visit us. We were amazed at how much she has grown in the 6 weeks since we last saw her and her sister and brothers. We all enjoyed having a little pat and Laila seemed to love us too.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017


This week we are measuring the difference in temperature when we wrap a thermometer in different coloured paper. Ask your child what they found out in this experiment.

Friday, 11 August 2017

Exploring Magnetism

This week we were exploring magnetism. We did some learning around the earth's magnetic field and explored the different materials that are attracted to magnets. The students made predictions and recorded their observations from a range of tasks.

Sunday, 6 August 2017


We are learning about systems this term and each week we are doing a scientific experiment to match the system we are studying.  In Week 1 we learned about our respiratory system and we did an experiment to show how burning fossil fuels creates smog. In Week 2 we investigated light and how light can show colours. We also went to Expressions in Upper Hutt to see an exhibition about Space. There were amazing photos from huge telescopes in Space, that showed  stars and planets forming.