Danielle and Alex’s News Report

On Wednesday the 21st of June we went to the Makerspace.

First Whaea Paula made us sit down on the mat.Then she read a book called, “Beautiful Oops!” It is about turning mistakes into art. An example is you can turn a ripped peice of paper into a crocodiles mouth.

Then we got to pick a station to work at. One of the stations are Makey Makey. It is where you have to get a fruit, then you plug cables into it. We used a lemon. Then you can make it be the mouse for the computer. We could also make a mask out of bottles and anything you can find. We could make a optical mind reading box that gets hung by nylon in a Macbook air box. You can also get a peice of paper and cut out shapes from a magazine and then write what you are on it. It was the funnest day ever I cant wait to go next Thursday again!

Helena and Maia’s News Report

Hello everyone,
This week our whanau 17/18 went to the Art Gallery and the Library. We got on the bus an amused our selfs by singing songs. We finally arrived but before we went into the Art Gallery we went to the library. A library worker came out and read us a book called Maybe Something Beautiful. It was about a little girl who has a colourful heart and loves painting and colouring everything. After that we went outside and looked at street art. One of the pieces of street art was a girl named Maddison. She had words around her and numbers. Then we had morning tea. We played on the playground. Then we went to the Art Gallery. We saw some tui’s and we saw Maddison again. An Art Gallery person came and told us about the paintings. After that we had a question the question was if you look at Madison and the tui paintings what can you see that are the same things on the big nursery rhyme painting. The answer was the tui in the magnifying glass and Maddison’s glasses. Then we went up stairs and looked at  a weird but cool looking painting on plastic and when you went to the end of it you could see a woman with blue flowers all over her. After that we saw a painting that looked like a song was flowing slowly around the room it was beautiful that painting was made by Lucy McLauchlan. Sadly it was time to go back to school so we hopped on the bus and left.

By Helena and Maia

Cameron and Kingston’s News Report

Last week on Friday Whaea Hayley took her KFC group to cross fit alliance. We did a fitness session [warm up] at first, and then we got in to it. We did some workouts as in stretch, push ups and others. There is an orange square right by the weights and if you moan or complain then you will go in that square. In the square you do as many burpies as  much as you can, Until Chas says stop. Chas is Whaea Hayley’s trainer, he was the owner of the cross fit alliance. He trained our KFC group and some of the parents that came along with our trip to the cross fit alliance. After we climbed up the ropes and climbed up as far as we could except some people but atleast they tried like me [Kingston].

From me [Kingston] and Cameron

Vinnie and Mitchell’s News Report Week 6

Today on the 7th of June we had mount clusters (cross country) where the top five year 4, 5 and 6 long distance runners from each school go and race and compete at Blake Park. Our track was between 1.5 and 2.5kms. First up was year 4 girls, then year 4 boys, then year 5 girls, and then us! Two people in our school placed top 7 which means they go to WBOP’s in 2 weeks. Those people are me (Vinnie) and Taine. We ran our hardest and are really proud of efforts.

By Mitch and Vinnie

Isabella and Nicola’s News Report – Week 5 Term 2

This week Rebecca Larsson the author of row row row your waka came into our class on Wednesday the 31st of may. She told us her journey about she made her fiction book. It must of took a lot persevering and patience because it took her half a year to make it! First she got inspired by a waka in Rotoroa for the bird’s waka, the ten cent coin for the taniwha, and goodnight kiwi for a page. Second she started drawing her pictures for her book, her first picture was the three birds (a kiwi, pukeko, and blue penguin) looking up at the stars. Then she met up with the man who was the author who made the wonky donkey. Then, to record the CD they went to Wellington and they went to a recording room. When they were recording it was all boys singing the song for the CD. She said you put a lot of hard work when you make a book but its also really fun. I hope you liked our news report and everyyone can be an author!

By Isabella and Nicola