Saturday, November 26, 2016

Fire inspired posters!

Over the past few weeks we have had a lot of fun "Getting Firewise" as part of our inquiry into "Keeping Ourselves Safe."  Here we are showing off our certificates.... we were very proud of ourselves!

This later inspired our Fire Art Poster - 

1. We carefully cut out our fire.

2. Taped cellophane to our fire.

3. Cut out and glued our words.

4. Poster done...

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Making Yummy Popcorn!

In Pohutukawa we are learning about what Procedural Writing is and when it is used.
We had a really fun writing session by making popcorn, eating popcorn and then writing about how to make popcorn!

We learnt that a procedure has a heading and there are steps to tell us what to do.  The steps are written as short bossy sentences using words like first, next, then.

Here are some photos of our fun learning, oh and the popcorn tasted delicious (Louis)!.

Oscar helping Kate read the instructions

Harrison helping Kate put the popping corn into the machine
Connor waiting for the popcorn to come out!

Watching the popping corn pop!

Look at all the popcorn!

Sofia, Jasmin and Eden enjoying the popcorn!

Nellie, Sasha and Harrison enjoying the popcorn!

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Making Toast!

We made toast earlier in the week.  We worked out what we needed and discussed how we made it.  We were learning... how to follow instructions and later during writing we wrote these instructions in our own words.



 Putting spread on

Eating it!

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Diwali celebrations in Pohutukawa

"Diwali is a celebration for the return of Prince Rama to his kingdom.  After he was exiled into the jungle for 14 years when he returned.  The kingdom was lit up to welcome him..."  By Matthew.

Pohutukawa students were very lucky to have three very kind Mums visit earlier in the week - Taruna (Tavish), Deepa (Saanvi) and Mona (Alicia).

An example of an offering.

We are learning about Diwali - the poster shows the five days of Diwali.

Traditional Diwali treats.

This tastes pretty good!

Creating our own Rangoli...

Eating together.

Proud students!

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Wicked witch and firefighters visiting Pohutukawa!

On Halloween the wicked witch from Mount Victoria knocked on our door with her broomstick.  Knock. Knock. Knock.
She looked spooky.  She looked wrinkly.  She had a bandana on her head to cover her snake hair.
The witch was limping and crooked with a hunch back.  Her face was really old and ugly.
In her hand she was holding a plate of ....... ogre fingers!  AAAHHHHHH!!

Mums and dads and grandpas and grannies.....look out, she might come and visit you and give you ogre fingers!

Then..... more visitors from Mount Victoria Fire Station.  The FireFighters told us all about their special jobs and how we can be safe when there is a FIRE.  

                                                Firefighter Pati showing us a smoke alarm

                          We are watching a video of a fire started by a candle too close to the curtain.

We are pointing to the smoke alarms in the hall with our hand and foot!