Thursday, 17 May 2018

Aboriginal Dot Art

Our Inquiry focus for this term is looking a community helpers like the police, ambulance workers, doctors, nurses and vets. We are also looking a bit further at different cultures around the world. As part of our immersion in KĊpapa East, we learnt about Aboriginal dot art and how a picture can tell a story. We traced around an animal, did our white dotted outline and then used earthy tones like brown, red, orange and yellow to create patterns in our animal. We think they look great!

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Akeake @ the Art Gallery

This week all our classes visited the Art Gallery in Christchurch.
We travelled into town in cars with our awesome parent helpers and we got to look at all sorts of interesting things - including a bull made out of cans!

We saw some pretty amazing Artworks and had lots of fun squeezing whole classes into the Yellow Room.

We also had a lesson on Print Making where we made designs based on symbols that were important to us and our families. Once we had made our designs and pressed them into a piece of foam, we rolled ink over them and pressed them onto paper.  The results were pretty amazing and we learnt a new and cool way to make artworks.

We had such a great time visiting the Art Gallery and we would like to thank our awesome parents who helped us all to get there!

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Whole School Assembly

Well done to our team from Akeake who ran the whole school assembly last week!
It can be a bit scary getting up on stage in front of so many people - but you all did an amazing job and we are very proud of how brave you all were.  
Ka Pai Koutou!

Our wonderful M.C's
Lighting Crew
Technical Experts
It was great to be able to share some of our learning that we have been doing about the Commonwealth Games.
We worked really hard on our projects and we are really proud of them!

And we enjoyed teaching the whole school how to sing the National Anthem while doing 
Sign Language at the same time!

We are looking forward to the next time that we get to run assembly so that 
we can share more of our learning with everyone!

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Mainpower Sports Coaches

This week we were lucky to have the Mainpower Sports coaches back to help us with netball skills. We learnt how to jump around with both feet, how to pass and catch, and how to move up the court by passing the ball rather than running with it. We had lots of fun doing a bunch of activities to practice these new skills.

Our focus for the rest of the term will be throwing and catching.

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Floating and Sinking

We have become scientists over the last few weeks and have been learning about Floating and Sinking.  

We have had a lot of discussions about why things float and sink and we have done lots of experiments.  

We have had heaps of fun doing this!

One of the things we did was design a boat with a group.  
Then we got to test our boats to see if they floated.  Check out our Paneke Hub videos below to see how we did ...

Friday, 30 March 2018

Sports Spectacular

Akeake had a fantastic day at the Kaiapoi Rugby Grounds. 


We had a go at some new sports, softball, archery, hockey, golf and netball, as well as some we already know, football and rippa rugby. 

A big thank you to all the coaches who came out today.