Friday, 28 July 2017

Matai's Post on Friday, 28 July 2017

The goddess and beautiful beautiful and eyes are large and I need a beautiful day for a beautiful in my mind everything I need for my mind and god is my mind how god god is beautiful god is no longer god is no god no matter what we do god and we god and I will always love god is no god is my god my beautiful god is god god of beautiful god is my god my beautiful god is god god my god god I hope god my beautiful god is god my beautiful man and god beautiful beautiful god and beautiful god beautiful beautiful man and god, my god.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Matai's Photo on Tuesday, 11 April 2017

What a great afternoon we had with the Tapanui Fire Brigade.  Thanks so much for teaching us about being Firewise and giving up your time to come and show us what a smoke filled room looks like, how dark it is and tricky it is to find our way around.  It was fun to use the hoses and try on your helmets!  It was a great way to have a fire drill for the whole school.
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Friday, 24 March 2017

Fun with Nursery Rhymes

Mrs Stuart's literacy group have been reading nursery rhymes and talking about sounds and rhyming words.  We had fun with this nursery rhyme by changing some of the words.  Look at the amazing finger pointing!

Being Artists like Van Gogh

Last week Mrs Harris brought over a big head from a sunflower from her garden.  We had a look at a painting Vincent Van Gogh did of a vase of sunflowers.  We talked about his techniques and then experimented ourselves.
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Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Cooling off

When the college are using the pool and it's a stinking hot day...

Native birds with Mrs Martyn

Mrs Martyn read a book about native birds to some children the other day.  This is some further learning that came out of it.  Thanks for sharing Ollie and Avril!

Friday, 24 February 2017

Puss in Boots Show

Today we went to the Puss in Boots show.  It was awesome!  They sang a cool song about porridge and did some great slow motion moving.  Their acting was really clever.  We had so much fun!

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Te Reo learning

We have been learning the correct pronunciation of te reo Maori using lots of waiata (songs).  This waiata is proving to be a tricky one to get our tongues around!

Boat building and testing!

What a lot of fun we had today testing out our boats or waka that we had made over the past week. There were some great designs.
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Friday, 10 February 2017

The early stages of Statistics

This week we have launched into learning about statistics.  At the early stages this is all about being able to group things or classify things according to an attribute.  Then we move on to bringing those groups together to compare and contrast them using simple graphs.  Here is some of what Mrs Stuarts maths groups have been doing.

Waitangi Day Learning

What a great start to the year we have had.  Our first two days were spent getting to know each other as we have 8 new students in the Matai Hub.  We also took a look at a picture of someones depiction of Waitangi Day which has sparked lots of discussion and interest.  We learnt about questions and had a go at asking a few of our own.

Welcome to Matai for 2017

We are the teaching team for Matai this year and we look forward to getting to know you all if we don't already.  We are excited about the year ahead and all that's planned...and spontaneous! This year we welcome Mrs Leeana McKenzie onto the Matai team as the Piwakawaka Caregroup teacher as Miss Gibson takes a years study leave.  Please come along and connect and be part of the team as we all work together for the well being of all the children in Matai!  
Mrs Jane Stuart, Mrs Judy Clayton and Mrs Leeana McKenzie