Welcome to our class blog!

We are a class of year 3-4 children who attend a semi-rural school on the outskirts of Tauranga in NZ. We are excited to be learning to use a blog to share our experiences and learning at Tauriko School. Check back regularly to see what we have been up to. We have a load of fun in our class and would love to share it with you!

Monday, 1 September 2014

Kupu o te Wiki: rangi

Can you put the kupu 'rangi' into a sentence?

Friday, 29 August 2014

Kei hea...?

We are learning to ask about where something is in te reo Maori.

We start with kei hea and end with a question mark.

Post your questions on here.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Hāngi Poem

Listen to the poem here.

Write another verse to go on the end. Share it with us.

It will need:
3 lines with the last two words repeated in the first 2 lines
A verb at the start the first two lines.
The same number of syllables in lines one and two.
Rhyming words on the end of the first two lines.

Monday, 18 August 2014

Kupu o te Wiki - engari

Engari means...but.

Click here to read more about using 'engari'.

Can you put it into a sentence?

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Te Kupu ō te Wiki

This week's word of the week is:

Here is a task for all Room 6 kids: do you know what it means? Post a comment with the meaning of heihei. If you get it right you will go into a draw for a prize on Friday. Comments will not be seen on the blog until Thursday night so noone will be able to see what anyone else has said.

If you put te kupu ō te wiki into a correct sentence you will get 3 entries in the draw!

Warren Pohatu

This term we are looking at the Technology of the Māori. As part of this we will be visiting a local marae and are currently preparing ourselves by learning about protocol. We can't wait to look at the carvings and kowhaiwhai patterns - we are even going to make some of our own. We are reading books by Warren Pohatu. (We will soon be looking at his stunning art.)

Here are some interesting links to look at. More will be added as we go along so check back in case you miss something cool.


Stories of Aotearoa

Watch the creation of the stunning Tu Tamure picture here.

Koru Poems

We read a poem about koru by a junior class at Rotoiti School. We looked at their use of similes and followed the same pattern with words. Here are some of our poems:

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Monday, 21 July 2014

Te Kupu o te Wiki for the week starting Rāhina, te 21 o Hōngongoi, 2014 is āpōpō.

āpōpō: tomorrow

Āpōpō, ka haere au ki te kura.
Tomorrow, I will go to school.
- this is an example of an active sentence

It is possible to place āpōpō at the end of the sentence too. 
Ka haere au ki te kura, āpōpō.I will go to school tomorrow.

Ka hoki mai au āpōpō.
I will return tomorrow.
- this is an example of an active sentence

Hear this kupu spoken and get the PDF

Rāhina, te 21 o Hōngongoi, 2014.

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Monday, 30 June 2014

Congratulations to our Gym Star!

Wow! Ngahuia went to the Best of the Best competition because she had done so well at the recent Y3/4 gym competition at Argos gym. She came second in the Springers Novice Y3-8 section at the Best of the Best! We are so very proud of her and her coach, Mrs Logan. Well done.

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Calendar Months

Mrs Severinsen shared this song by Boney M with us. We can sing the song to help us to remember the order of the months. This will help us with our learning in Maths: Time. Listen to the song. What do you notice about the lyrics?

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Balloon Powered Cars.

Today we made balloon-powered cars. We were looking at how the gas in the balloon is released to power the car. What did you observe?

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Multiplication - Amanda Bean

We are looking at different strategies to use when solving problems with groups. We can use skip-counting, repeated addition, grouping and multiplication. Look at Mutu and Poppy's ShowMe and see which strategies they used with their page from Amanda Bean.

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Ryan's Recount

Ryan would like to challenge you all to come up with juicy adjectives to describe cross country.