Sunday, November 12, 2017

Creating our own beat!

In Bishop Class, we have some very talented musicians. This term we have been working on creating our own music and songs. Today we had a great time using the rakau sticks to create beats and patterns that we could put a song too. 

Everyone got into pairs and after showing a few ways we can use the instruments the students went off to create their own music. 

Our next challenge is to learn how to use some other instruments and then put it all together for our very own class song!

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

WOW! What an amazing day at swimming today! It was so exciting watching our year 3's challenge themselves by going into the deep pool today!

I am so proud of everyone for being so courageous even when we had to take off our life jackets and be independent swimmers.
Gabriella, Marwah, Miraj and Gaylene all had the biggest grins while floating around the pool.

Mohit was one of the stars today by jumping into the swimming pool all by himself even though he is just learning to swim!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Lets go to the market!

Today in Adams and Bishop class we held our very own class market. We had food and drinks with money to spend. The students loved being able to experience a market at school! 

Everyone took their turns to bring up their money and purchase some items!

We were lucky enough to also have Room 5 come and join us for a snack.

Year 3's going for a dip!

This term the year 3's have been lucky enough to get to visit Cameron Pools two times a week for swimming. It has been so much fun getting to see everyone try new things such as holding their breath underwater, jumping into the pool, learning water safety and more!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Chromebook learning!

This term the Year 3's of Bishop and Adams class are learning how to use a Chromebook in preparation for next year. They have been working hard on logging in quickly, blogging, copying and using a document and so much more!

The students have been super lucky to have Year 4 Tuakana or buddies to show them all the tips and tricks of using a Chromebook.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Stardome Observatory!

Wow, what a trip to the Stardome Observatory! We had so much fun playing at the park while we waited for our turn to learn all about space!

In the Observatory, we got to pretend to be astronauts, learn about the planets and do a quiz about space! 

Our last exciting part of the day was watching a movie about a cardboard rocket that visits all the planets! It was great to learn some interesting facts about each planet and also see the constellations in the night sky. 

It was a long day but everyone was amazing. Vaa and Tevini had a little rest on the way back to school.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Practicing our blogging skills!

Today we had a look at our class blog and how we have so many fantastic visitors who comment on our amazing experiences. Everyone in Bishop class wanted to have a chance to be able to have a look at other classes blogs and share their thoughts and comments.

Raad loved looking at all the classes amazing learning. 

Vaa it was great you knew to start your comment off by introducing yourself when we make a comment.

Miraj knew that he needed to say something kind, something helpful and ask a question to make a good blog comment.

Kali made sure to reread his comment to make sure it made sense before he published it to Pohatus classes blog. 

Dorothy is about to publish her comment.

Phersayiz enjoyed her first time creating a comment about Year 5 and 6 camp. She really wanted to know where they found the starfish!

Raiha has been a great friend to Abigail who is new to Bishop Class. She is helping Abigail look through the blogs and explaining to her how we make comments. 

Jashaia made sure he looked properly through all the class blogs before he chose a blog post to comment on.