Thursday, August 19, 2010

The Sign Hunt

We have been learning about verbal and non-verbal forms of communication. Yesterday Josh, Will and Tom took photos of signs on the Junior side and the Senior side of the school. They took the photos for a photostory to put in our assembly next week on Friday. Signs are important because they are a non-verbal way of communicating messages. Do you know where those signs are located and what some of their messages mean?

By Elliot and George.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Super Sweet Sweetcorn

Did you know...
Inside the seed there is food and a shoot.
Did you know...
Pumpkin seeds are flat.
Did you know...
There is a special powder on the seed to stop the birds from eating it.
Did you know...
Rainbow seeds are different colours.
Did you know...
That depending on the length of the seed is how long you make the hole that you plant the seed in.
Did you know...
There is a special time for each seed to be planted e.g pumpkins seeds should be grown in the spring because it is nice and warm for them to grow.
Did you know...
Peas can be grown at any time of the year.
Did you know...
It takes 7-10 days for a pumpkin seed to germinate.
Did you know...
Germinate means how long it takes for the seed to sprout

by Sam, Emelia, Seb, Alec, Maria, Finn

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Our Pouwhakarae

During Maori language week one of the activities we did was to visit the Pouwhakarae that are around our school. These 5 Atua/Guardians have been placed around our school reminding us to take care of our environment. Each guardian represents a different god. Here is our photostory explaining each of our Pouwhakarae.
Tom, Emelia, Sam, Kathryn, Raiha