Thursday, 9 November 2017

Where in the World?

As part of our Topic Where in the World? we have been learning about our culture and learning about different cultures.
We know that Samoan's celebrate White Sunday.
We know that many Indian's celebrate Diwali, Holi , and Brothers and Sisters Day.
Chinese celebrate Chinese New Year with a chinese dragon dance that is believed to bring good luck,  the Lucky Red Packet is also called Lucky money that has lucky money inside.

We are making posters at home/these can be finished at school too if you would like but we want parents and students working and talking together and learning about your family culture.

To give you an idea of what we want to do at home here is an example below of Hamish's who is Indian.
Hamish produced something similar at his previous school which had a title in the middle My Family by Hamish ...
then around this was sectioned off :
Special food my family likes to eat (e.g. had pictures of butter chicken and rice, naan, rice pudding and fried potato.
Another section was titled:
Special events we celebrate and he had a heading underneath Diwali Festival and had pictures of firecrackers, festival of lights and Holi.
Special clothes we wear and he had pictures of  men and women in traditional costume, e.g. Rwani, Saari, Lehega Choli, and a Sikh Turban.
He had a flag on India, a map and the Golden Temple etc

Any questions please do not hesitate to contact me by email -

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Welcome back to Term 3
Reminders: Zoo Trip Week 2 Term 3 - Tuesday - we have one parent helper so far. I know lots of parents work and cannot help, but if you can please let me know.
Remember if you haven't paid please bring $22 for the trip which includes getting into the zoo and the bus.

Friday, 23 June 2017


We have also been studying Matariki and a few of us have made some slides which we will post here once we have completed these.

Room 1 Writing

Room 1 are very interested in our new Topic - Land, Sea and Sky

We have started writing descriptions, Instructions and Explanations. Great work Room 1. Watch this space for our writing.

Homework for Room 1 Term 2 Week 9 onwards

Homework for Term 2 Week 9 on to beginning of Term 3

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Jordana @ Papakura Central School: Special Place

Jordana @ Papakura Central School: Special Place: Here is my special place I wrote for Reading.  The part that was tricky was trying to use interesting words.  What's your special place...