Thursday, December 16, 2010

Happy Christmas

A big thank you to the students, parents, BOT and PTA
for their wonderful gifts and Christmas wishes.
Merry Christmas
and a
Happy New Year
to you all.
See you next term!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Flower Day

Friday was Broadlands School's
Flower Day.
We all went over to the hall and spent time using the virtue of
 'CREATIVITY' making our flower arrangements.
These are some of the Junior School results.
In the afternoon we had the awards.
Some of us had awards for effort.

Others won trophies!

Tongariro house won the most points on the day.
Well done everybody you all did a fantastic job!

Monday, December 6, 2010

A Wonderful Christmas Present

Maggie gave all the teachers a wonderful Christmas DVD today.
The whole school enjoyed watching it.
We think you will too.
Which teachers can you spot?

Thanks Maggie and Victoria.
Merry Christmas Everyone!

Cool Bananas

To celebrate the end of Bible in Schools for this year we had an awesome Cool Bananas Show.
They told the story of the three kings using the carol 'We Three Kings'.

We had some singing.

And there were puppets too!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Buddy Swimming with Room 1.

Today we had Buddy Swimming with Room 1.

First we had some fun splashing around while we waited for them to join us.

Then we practiced Push and Glide to see how far across the pool we could go.

When our buddies arrived we got into pairs,
a Room 4 child with a Room 1 child.
We had races helping our buddies across the pool with a float.

Finally we had Tug Boat races down the pool in teams of 4.

It was such a lot of FUN!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Our Third Tennis Lesson

We began our 3rd lesson with a great warm-up game.
We were put into 2 teams.
One team had to knock down all the cones, the other team had to stand them up again.
We had one minute to do this.
Then we counted how many cones were still standing.

We swapped over and had a second go.
Again we counted how many cones were still standing after one minute.
The team with the most cones left standing were the winners.
Team 1 scored 16, team 2 scored 9.

The winning team.

This week we practiced throwing and catching over the net.
using our raquet to do a forearm stroke and
throwing the ball for our partner to hit back.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Tennis Lessons

We are pleased to have Moira visiting our school this week to give us tennis lessons.
We are having so much fun
even though it is very hot out on the courts!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Athletics Day

Tuesday was our whole school athletics day.
We all did 6 different events.
Shot put, discus, sprint, long jump, high jump and tennis ball throw.
We also had an interhouse tug of war competition.
Watch our video clips.
Tongariro Juniors v Ngauruhoe Juniors.

Ruapehu Juniors v Tauhara Juniors

Ruapehu Seniors v Tauhara seniors, Ruapehu win!!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Sports Fun with Room 1.

Last week we went outside for some Sports with Room 1.
We had a lot of fun playing team games together.
We had to listen carefully to know what to do.
We all used our Virtues, especially 'Excellence'!
Watch our photostory.

Pumpkin Update

We have been looking after our pumpkin very well.
We water it every day.
We have put stones around the edge of our pumpkin patch.
We sing to it and talk to it too.

Watch us singing to our Pumpkin!

Our Second Practice.

Matua Grant and Whaea Martha came back to school again today to help us practice once more.
We sang 'He Honore', a Room 4 favourite.

We also learned a special Haka for the Powhiri, 'Hei Runga Hei Raro'.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Powhiri Practice

Today we had our first powhiri practice ready for our visitors next week.
The whole school went outside to learn the different waiata and karakia that we are going to use.
The kapa haka group helped us all with the words and actions.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Grandparents and Friends Day

Friday 29th October was 'Grandparents and Friends Day' at Broadlands School.
We wrote invitations to our guests the week before.
In the morning we had a special sharing assembly.
We showed them how we do Jump Jam.
Then we got them to join in with us!!

We also performed some of our songs from the Term 3 production
'Dance Around the World.'
Kiwi Kids' Theme

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Our Veggie Patch

This afternoon we went outside with Sue van Mierlo (Sophie's Mum) to plant our vegetable seedlings.
Each class has a raised garden which we made earlier in the year.
Sue showed us that some of the seeds were in strips to make them easier to plant.
First we made a long trench to lay the seeds in.

Next we lay the strip of seeds in the trench.
Finally we covered the seeds with soil.

Pumpkin Planting

 Wednesday 27th October.
 Today Sophie's Mum, Sue, came into school to help us plant our pumpkin for the 'Pumpkin Growing' competition. We need to look after it really well if our class is going to win the competition.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

'Dance Around the World', our school production.

On Tuesday 21st September at 7pm all of the Broadlands School Community were packed into the village hall to watch our production.
We had been rehearsing our class dances and all the songs for weeks and the show was an outstanding success.
Everyone was very proud of us.
Watch our movie clips.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Using Beebot.

On 16/9/10 Faye came to work with us for a second time using Beebot, a little robot that looks like a bumble bee.
In the first session we had spent time exploring what Beebot could do and how to move it. This time we had small tasks to perform.
One group had to do a sum and program Beebot to show the answer.
Another group had to program Beebot to show their initials.
We had great fun working together and are pleased that our own class Beebot has arrived and we can continue these activities in class.

ASB money wise talk.

Visit from a Super Hero!
On Friday 10 September, a visitor came from ASB bank (dressed as a  Super Hero!). He spent time with us talking about good saving habits, ways to spend and making good choices when spending.

It was great fun and we learnt a new song too:
"1-2-3-4 lots of money on the floor,
 5-6-7-8 save your money it's really great!"

Watch our photostory.

Spanish Tortilla

This term we have been studying Spain.
Sophie's Grandma cooked traditional Spanish Tortilla for us all to try.
They were delicious.
Watch our photo story.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

African Drumming

On Tuesday31st August we went over to the hall for a musical extravaganza.
There were over 160 people there from two schools.
We each had an african (djambe) drum to play.
It was very noisy and very exciting.
What a fabulous afternoon!