Friday, 7 July 2017

Tane Art at Kilbirnie Library

Our Tane Art is on display at the Kilbirnie Library. Go and have a look over the holidays!


As part as our Power Inquiry at Worser Bay School, we have been learning about Tane.
Tane is the garden/god of the forest, who went through the 12 heavens, and got the baskets of knowledge.
He is known for more than one name, like: Tane, Tane Mahuta & Guardian of the forest. We did art of Tane.

Blurb by Isabella and Alex G

Skype Buddies

Recently we have been Skypeing with Aurora School. We have been reading and sharing poems and art with them. We have been doing a display of poems and art to go with it we decided to pick an animal and did a poem and picture to go with it and the poem is about the wind wishing to be an animal. These are some animals we did cat, dog x3, giraffe ,whale, pig and fox .
Sometimes we talk about what we have been learning  at school or we read together or they show as some work they have been doing.They are doing a presentation for some of their work and they are going to send it to us.

Today they showed us a display that they have been making about us. If you come into the classroom, you can see the display that we made about them.

By Yasmin, Orla and Isabel

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Sid the Snail: Quick Write

We wrote a story about Sid the Snail as a "Quick Write." The challenge was to include as much shape vocabulary as possible. We had 10 minutes to write...

Sid the snail was in a grumpy mood that day so he didn’t go for his big morning walk around his large pentagon garden. Surprisingly that day his potatoes grew to dodecahedrons instead of circles. His house was a triangular prism. His dog is a rectangle. Sid loves parallel things but his favourite shape was a sphere.
By Hunter T

A snail shaped story  
Once there was a snail called Sid. Although he was slow, he liked to roam around the the square garden and the cube bird bath. He loved to paddle in the small rectangular perimeter of the puddle in the corner of the square area in the garden. Sid wanted more than the square garden and the cube bird bath so he made his way out of the octahedron shaped gate. The world outside of the square garden,  the town, was full of shapes. The church was a pyramid and the town square was as beautiful as the garden the circular fountain reminded him of the cube bird bath.
By Kaia

Snail Shape Story  
Diamond the snail liked to go around the perimeter of the garden and liked to travel in a parallel lines. She went travelled through the area of the house. The house was a square. The table was a rectangle. The bed was a rock the shape of a pentagon. The face of the house was smaller and the bottom of the house was bigger and the roof was large but the backyard was the largest. She loved her ice cream cone. She ate it in her pyramid house and the ice cream scoop was a cube.

By Lily V

There once was a snail called Sid and he lived in a beautiful rectangular garden with a lot of shapes in it. One day Sid the snail went around the perimeter of the garden, he saw a lot of shapes and that this were this story starts.
So slowly walking around the perimeter of the garden he first saw a cube through a triangular window. Next he saw a dodecahedron painting through a square window and when he turned the corner he saw a pyramid. He looked straight up to see some parallel lines then a circular window with 2 lines through it. A sphere was his favourite shape.
By Alex P

There was once a snail called Sid and he was very slow but he still liked shapes and he went as fast as he could round the perimeter of the garden then he went into the area of the garden and helped himself to the circle apple. The square garden was bigger than the park that was rectangular and bigger than the pentagon park. His house was a triangular prism and the top of his house had a triangle face. His favourite toy was a 3D square and he enjoyed eating at a semi circle picnic table.
By Alex G

Windy Wellington Film



Zach, Thomas and Lucas were on the movie team for our Arts Celebration. They did a wonderful job putting this movie together. On the night they provided popcorn for the movie screenings.


Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Puppet Pals Multiplication Songs



11 x song
Down on the farm it was a Very sunny day And 11 little piggies were shouting hooray! What is 11 x 1?... The answer is 11!  


Down on the farm it was a very sunny day and 11 little piggies were shouting hooray! Then 11 little horsies came down to play. What is 11 x 2?... The answer is 22!


Down on the farm it was a very sunny day and and 11 little piggies and 11 little horsies were shouting hooray! Then 11 little sheepies came down to play. What is 11 x 3?... the answer is 33!


Down on the farm it was a very sunny day and 11 little piggies 11 little horsies and 11 little sheepies were shouting hooray! Then 11 little chickenies, came down to play! What is 11 x 4?... The answer is 44!


Down of the farm it was a very sunny day and 11 little piggies, 11 little horsies, 11 little sheepies and 11 little chickenies were shouting hooray!
Then 11 little roosties came down to play. What is 11 x 5?... The answer is 55!


Down on the  farm it was a very sunny day and 11 little piggies, 11 little horsies, 11 little sheepies, 11 little chickenies and 11 little roosties shouting hooray! Then 11 little duckies came down to play! What is 11 x 6?... The answer is 66!


Down on the farm it was a very sunny day and 11 little piggies, 11 little horsies, 11 little sheepies, 11 little chickenies, 11 little roosties and 11 little duckies were shouting hooray! Then 11 little cowies came down to play! What is 11 x 7?... The answer is 77!


Down on the farm it was a very sunny day and 11 little piggies, 11 little horsies, 11 little sheepies, 11 little chickenies, 11 little roosties, 11 little duckies and 11 little cowies were shouting hooray! Then 11 little goosies came down to play! What is 11 x 8?... The answer is 88!


Down on the farm it was a very sunny day and 11 little piggies 11 little horsies 11 little sheepies 11 little chickinies 11 little roosties 11 little duckies 11 cowies  and 11 little goosies were shouting hooray! Then 11 little goaties came down to play! What is 11 x 9?... The answer is 99!


Down on the farm it was a very sunny day and 11 little piggies 11 little horsies 11 little sheepies 11 little chickenies 11 little roosties 11 little cowies 11 little goosies and 11 little goaties were shouting hooray! Then 11 little lambies came down to play! What is 11 x 10?... The answer is 110!


Down on the farm it was a very sunny day and 11 little piggies 11 little horsies 11 little sheepies 11 little chickenies 11 little roosties 11 little duckies   11 little cowies 11 little goaties 11 little lambies 11 little goosies  were shouting hooray! Then 11 little doggies came down to play! What is 11 x11 ?... the answer is
121!


Down on the farm it was a very sunny day and 11 little piggies 11 little horsies 11 little sheepies 11 little chickenies 11 little roosties 11 little duckies 11 little cowies 11 little goaties 11 little lambies 11 little goosies 11 little doggies were shouting hooray! Then 11 little caties came down to play! What is 11 x 12?... The answer is 132

By Mia and Alba


By Ruby and Leola

We sing multiplication songs every day at the beginning of our Maths sessions. Some of our students used their creativity and made up their own songs. 

Here are some of the multiplication songs that we sing at school: https://sites.google.com/a/worserbay.school.nz/maths/times-tables

Maths Buddies

We are Maths buddies. Today we  went to Autahi and did number bonds to ten with them. We taught them how to + and - to ten in different ways. Some examples are 8+2=10, 7+3 = 10, 4+6=10 or 2 +8=10

By Isabel, Megan, Charlotte and Lily S  









Thank you to our great Maths Buddies. Brain science tells us that teaching something to someone else helps the learning to stick. 

We are using Seesaw to make our learning visible. 

Celebration of the Arts 2017

It's been a busy time but it was all worth it! Thanks to all the great effort that was put in by the students, with some support from home we had a beautiful and successful evening. Please watch this video to get a feel for many of the spaces. There was a wide variety of art on display as well as poetry and wind sculptures. The movie and popcorn were very popular! There was a sense of the process we went through, including prototypes, diagrams and explanation writing. Thanks for the fabulous community support.

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Quick Write: Our Value of Respect




At Worser Bay school we have a value called respect. We respect ourselves by ignoring things we don't like. I respect myself by making good decisions.  
Another part is to respect each other. If people get hurt you can help them. You can give them an ice pack if they want one.  
We need to respect the school environment. You also have to respect school equipment and put it back in the PE shed. If there is something on the floor then you put it away. Computers go in the safe. I am good at putting the computers away in the safe.
By Lachlan

Our school value is respect. We care about ourselves, each other and the environment. When we care about ourselves we don’t rip our books we keep our tote trays tidy and we listen. When we care about each other we help out, we don’t fight and we respect other people's things. When we care about the environment we don’t snap pencils, we don’t leave chromebooks and ipads on the ground, we don’t leave wrappers and plastic lying around on the ground, we don’t pull leaves of plants and we don’t throw things around.
By Alba

At Worser bay school we have one main rule and it is respect. We respect ourselves and each other and the environment and our things. We look after ourselves by being healthy and we try to be fit. We look after each other by helping them and being kind and letting people play with us. We look after the environment by watering plants and not kicking trees or pulling of branches and we respect the birds to. We look after our things by putting then away in the right spot and plugging in computers and iPads when they are low on charge.
By Mia 

At worser bay we have one value, Manaakitanga, respect. At worser bay we have to respect ourselves by respecting our health and mana (power). We also respect our environment and our classrooms. By doing this we are not leaving pencils on the floor, not leaving Chromebooks on the floor and most of all we respect the schools sport equipment. We have to also respect each other and their uniqueness because being different is great!
By Elliot


At Worser Bay School we have One value, it is respect. We respect our things, respect ourselves/ each other and respect the environment.
If we don’t respect those things then we need to… fess up, fix up and catch up. That’s how we can solve mistakes. 
For example, if your mum told you to get ready for school. If you ignored her and do silly things, eventually you will get in trouble. 
If you want to make it up then...fess up,fix up and catch up.
By Liam S


At worser bay school we have 1 rule and it is respect for the environment each other and ourselves We call it Manaakitanga.
Respect for the environment you can help by not littering  clean up after yourself  and some other things. 
Respect for each other is be nice don't use bad language and do not bully people.
Respect for yourself  is not bully people don't make a clown out of yourself and anything you think is bad do not do it.

By Joel

Monday, 3 July 2017

Art Celebration by Alastair


Art Celebration

We are excited about the art exhibition because we get to present our sculptures then and show our work in front of our parents, family and friends. My groups sculpture is called the fly fighters. They are made to blow in the wind. On one side there is a tie fighter and on the other there is a x wing from star wars. They work because of a bearing attached to dowels which blow the planes around when the wind blows them. We are going to attach the the fly fighters with tape so the fighters will hang on the ceiling with the tape. I am also excited about seeing other group's sculptures as well. We have been doing other art as well like the cherry blossom trees made with ink and straws. And paper stars for Matariki in them I chose Ururangi for my star. One of my favourite sculptures was the ones on bottom grass. They spin in the wind. There is a big one that stands on a pole. And the other ones stand on bricks or the ground. The fastest one is the medium sized one it is also my favourite wind sculpture that uses wood and wind. And for my sculpture we also had to do a prototype so we knew what the sculpture looks like and if it would work or not. We tested the prototype with Henry's fan and it worked.

Come and see our wonderful art on Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 5th at 5-7pm.

By Alastair

Build a City: Collaborative Geometry Project


In Maths we are working collaboratively to design and build our own 3D city. We have been learning lots of vocabulary about shape. We are excited about the project.

We have had a big focus on collaboration and have been using a collaboration matrices to know where we are at. Today we set ourselves goals around collaboration.

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Our Matrices for Collaboration
We got started on the design today. See the slides below for more information: 


And finally, we are preparing our students for the future and if we would like them to succeed they need to collaborate, problem solve and be creative...

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Water Safety



These photos are of some of our Year 5 and 6 Water Safety Group. Water is an essential part of the Kiwi identity and our students spend a lot of time at the beach, fishing off the rocks, sailing, kayaking, swimming and other water activities. Water Safety lessons are a great way to teach our students how to stay safe in and around water. 

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Hardcore Hills



We start the day with a "wake up the brain" activity. Today some of us did hill sprints. 



Reflections from students:

Mitchell: Today was my first time to do hill training with Nicola I was very very puffed then when we walked down to the steps I could catch my breath and sprint.

Thomas: Today we were doing lunges and we jogged and stretched. Today I was feeling really good

Alex: Hill training was pretty hard today and we had to walk down the hill and sprint up it and our body's are pretty pumped up.

Lucas: In bootcamp today we did hill climbing which is basically sprinting and climbing at the same time. We did running up the hill and walking down, I got puffed.

Hunter R: Hill training was tiring and difficult because the hill was steep.

Rim: Today we did some hill training it was very hard my heart is pumping very fast too. I was sprinting my hardest ever. The hill was a little bit steep

Why start the day with exercise? 

Education expert, Dylan William in his Classroom Experiment (2 part series) works with a group of students in the UK. He introduces simple changes to their daily routines to improve their learning. One thing that he does is to introduce morning exercise for the students so they will be more focused and motivated in class.

The Classroom Experiment: Episode 1

The Classroom Experiment: Episode 2


Celebrating Matariki and Appreciation of Beauty and Excellence Day: Suz and Anna's whanau group

We had a fantastic day in our Whanau. We did lots of different things with our main focus being around appreciating the environment around us. We also had a focus on Tuakana Teina. Tuakana Teina is the idea of an older sibling helping and guiding a younger sibling
It was so cool to see so many people ‘adopting’ siblings and helping them out. 




Our first activity involved print making. We chose our favourite leaves and made prints of them onto fabric. We are going to turn these into mini tents so keep your eyes peeled for them at the Arts Celebration!


Our second activity involved the remnants of Seatoun beach constructed into dreamcatchers. We used wool to make a spider web effect to attach different bits and bobs onto. 


The last activity was some rock painting. We brought some rocks to life by painting a base colour, and then adding black, white and red. Everyone did a range of different patterns and they all look really unique. 


Overall we had a great day! Looking forward to see everyone at our Arts Celebration to see the awesome work we made. 




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Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Matariki Kites

Kathryn worked with Gabrielle's base group yesterday to produce these beautiful kites. 


Looking forward to Spring and New Life: Sakura (Cherry Blossom)

Sherwin worked with Nicola's base group yesterday to produce these beautiful cherry blossom tree art work. You can see these at the art exhibition on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings next week.