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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Chapter Chat The Explorer by Katherine Rundell


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Room 7 are reading this book together this term. It is a book about four children Fred, Con, Lila, and Max who are on their way back to England from Manaus when the plane they’re on crashes and the pilot dies upon landing. For days they survive alone, finding water and food, somewhere to sleep, making a fire. They also make a raft hoping it will carry them to safety.  However Fred finds a map that leads them to a ruined city, and to a secret

So far we have learned a lot about the Amazon. The Amazon is in Brazil and the capital of the region is Manaus. There are piranhas and electric eels in the river.  There are many kids of animals in the jungle -  bullet ants, sloths, vultures and bright blue macaws,even some insects that they can eat!

We can't wait to find out what happens next!

Check out our Class site for Chapter Chat activities and questions

Hiwi the Kiwi

This week we had a visit from the FANTASTIC Mr and Mrs Minstrel. They helped us to understand how we can;
  • Be safe while fishing on a boat- ALWAYS WEAR A LIFE JACKET!!!
  • The importance of measuring our fish to ensure that they are the LEGAL size. Fish that are too small or to big should be returned to our ocean so that they can breed (sustainability).
  • Always use a wet towel when handling fish. This helps to protect their scales. Consider fish scales to be like our sun block.
  • The dangers of plastic and the negative effects it has on our birds and sea life.
  • How to keep seabirds away from our fishing lines (by throwing water at them!)
We all learnt a lot from this show. Thanks so much to Mr & Mrs Minstrel for the information and entertainment.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Trip to Pak'n' Save

Room 7 walked to Pak'n'Save today to continue looking at food labelling. After walking around many fallen trees and branches we made it safely to our destination.  The groups all had fun finding various products in the supermarket and comparing sugar, fibre, salt and fat content.

Many thanks to all our helpers. We really had a good time and also loved our free lunchboxes.  We look forward to using our $60 voucher for a shared lunch in Term 2.




Friday, April 13, 2018

Last day of school fun

Room 7 decided to play a variety of board games on our last day of school.  We learned how to share, co-operate and also have some fun.


Friday, April 6, 2018

Food for thought

Today we had Adele talking to us about the different types of food, and we also learnt how to read food labels in preparation for our trip to Pak'n'Save next week.

Weetbix and Oats are the healthiest cereals - the most fibre and least sugar and salt.  Water and milk the healthiest drinks. 



Duffy Assembly & Daniel Faitaua

We were super lucky to have Daniel Faitaua be the guest speaker for our Duffy assembly this week.  Daniel spoke about the importance of reading, and how it had helped him in his life. Helped him to study, travel and be part of the One News team. He also spoke about the books he read with his 3 boys. (Horrid Henry, Captain Underpants and Tom Gates)  They spend an hour each evening reading and talking about books. How wonderful!!! He also can speak Samoan, English and Japanese. What an inspiration.

We also received two Duffy books each and decorated our box of books - see the photos below.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Duffy certificates

We had our Kauri assembly today and congratulations to Brandon and Amani who were awarded certificates. Well done for showing amazing Manawanuitanga (We are persistent, we are resilient and we love learning) and Kaitiakitanga (We are guardians of the environment).