Sunday, August 4, 2019

Teach the Teacher

This term we are all getting an opportunity to teach Mrs Salisbury something. 

Week 2: Miley taught us to contort our hands into a bird beak (Mrs Salisbury's fingers are still crippled), Maia taught us a very clever card trick and Orr taught us to count to 10 in Hebrew.

Week 1: D'Angelo taught us to count to 10 in Italian, Oralee & Shayla taught a dance each - turns out Mrs Salisbury isn't too bad at the nae nae!

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Welcome to Term 3

Nga mai, haere mai whanau,

I hope you've had a refreshing break and are ready to jump into our Term 3 of learning.  I'm almost ready to go....a few bruises from trying to learn to ski (and falling down some stairs)....a good story to tell though along with some fun photo's for my 'news' on Monday the meantime, check out the 'perceptual shift ambigram' I've posted below....and can you guess where I was on my holiday from the picture?

I have received a lot of messages through from the library with people with overdue books - these were meant to be returned on the last week of school - please can you check to make sure you don't have any 'stray books' at home.

Please can you also make sure that your tamariki have all the tools they need for their learning for the term.  This should include a ruler, pens and pencils.  Thank you!

Thursday, July 4, 2019

End of Term 2

Thanks for a fantastic term Room 6.  We've worked hard and accomplished so much.  Thank you for your kindness towards one another, your resilience and your willingness to persevere with your learning.  You are truly demonstrating the qualities of the Oakura School Learner Profile.  Winning the best class in assembly today was the icing on the cake!  Have a safe and happy term break.  See you in Term 3.  Mrs Salisbury.


Can you believe we had golf lessons today on the last day of term?  Thanks to Murray from Golf Taranaki for this fun session on putting skills.  Oralee & Finley were the accuracy champions of the day winning a $5 YoTub voucher each.  Well done guys.


We have spent this last week of term looking at 2D & 3D shapes, symmetry, co-ordinates and translation, rotation, reflection and tessellations.  We've had alot of fun exploring geometry.  Shayla and D'Angelo built some symmetrical creations out of blocks one wet day before school.  Good job team!

Simple Machines

This term our Inquiry has been around Simple Machines.  Our final project was to build a simple machine that fitted a very specific brief.  The machines below fitted the brief of either a machine to make life in the kitchen easier OR an ORC War Machine straight out of the Hobbit.  They had to include one or more qualities of a simple machine.  Can you pick which ones meet which brief?

Monday, July 1, 2019

Pyjama Day!

What a great excuse to dress in our pyjama's for the day - to raise funds for foster children who often arrive at their new homes with little or nothing.