Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Army Man Launcher

Today, Ms Donald took us for another team-building activity lesson. We had to launch an army man as far as we could with the following materials:

A paper cup
6 Ice Block Sticks
2 rubber band
one army man
String (60cm)

Friday, August 16, 2019

Book Character Dress Up Day

Today, West ENd School had their Book Character Dress Up Day! Not only did we get to dress up, but the teachers put on a play for us! Here are some photos of us all dressed up on the stage...

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Water Catchment Activity

Today, Room 11 learnt about water catchments. We made a model of a water catchment that demonstrated how water flows over different terrain and the effects of vegetation on water quality.

Water flows from high ground (hills, mountains) to low areas, valleys, flats and eventually to the sea. All land that brings water into a particular river is part of that river’s catchment. Some rivers have smaller tributaries as part of their catchment.

The Whanganui and Manawatū and Rangitīkei Rivers all have several other streams and rivers which bring water to them and are part of their catchment.

Here are some photos of our water catchment and the water samples that we collected through the process...

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Parent Reading

This week is Literacy Week! Here are some photos of some of our parents and whanau who have come in to read to us...

Visiting Author - Diana Neild

This week, Diana Neild has visited our school. She is a local author who has written the 'Piggity Wiggity Jiggity Jig' series. She read us some of her stories and spoke to us about the importance of developing a character before writing. Here are some photos of us with Diana in the hall...

Buddy Class Poetry Slam!

Last week, we joined our buddy class for a poetry slam! We had to help our buddies to learn their poems and also had to present our favourite one to everyone. Here are some photos of us in action...