Wednesday, 12 May 2021

Discovering Our History

 This term our topic is around 'Discovering Our History'.  This topic will lead the students to look at Ahaura and the local history.  We exposed the students in Rooms 5 and 6 to a starter activity that was based at History Park in Ahaura, which had our students making connections with their history by seeing their family names on the photo boards.

We can't wait to see where this topic takes our this space!

2021 Year 5/6 Chess Tournament

 This year we had 2 children competing in the West Coast Regional Chess Tournament held at St Patricks School.  Odin Wardle and Adarsh Bhan represented Awahono with pride and had a good day out along the way.

Out of 7 rounds they both only lost 1 game each which was a massive achievement.  Well done to these 2 boys for giving this opportunity 100%!

Tuesday, 11 May 2021

Odin's Report on Eels

 Odin has written a great report on Eels.  He choose this topic because he has a pet (but wild) eel that lives under the bridge by his house.  He often goes down to the creek and feeds the eel.  He likes to sit and just watch his pet eel.  He thought by writing this he could teach others about how cools these animals are.

Odin started by doing some research to make sure his facts were correct and then he hand wrote a plan for his writing.  Then he orally shared this information with Mrs Bailey and together they put it into a report formate. 

Friday, 16 April 2021

Let Me Entertain You

 Our Term 1 topic was Let Me Entertain You.  This was a topic based on what we all do for entertainment and included things like music and pop stars, magicians, mimes and even how games entertains us.  The students got to direct their learning and these children decided to make games for other to try.  They were made from a variety of different things.  Some examples were a marble run, maths games and even a pin pong game.

Awahono Verses The Crusaders!

 We finished Term 1 with the best treat..The Canterbury Crusaders came to school to do some rugby skills with us.  This was such a cool way to end the term.  We did some passing drills, played some short games and then finished with getting a flag each and being able to get them signed.  

Mrs Bailey was even really cheeky and got them to read her book!

Monday, 29 March 2021

Research Project - Let Me Entertain you.

 Our topic for this term has been 'Let Me Entertain You'.  Throughout this topic we have been researching a person who entertains us in one way or an other.  Inshirah has finished her research on 'Mrs Bean' and this is a great example of what the challenge was about.

Monday, 15 March 2021

Hokitika Camp 2021

 During the first week of March Rm 5 went on a school camp to Hokitika.  During this camp the children were able to challenge themselves, show their key competency skills and bond together as a class.  We need to say a massive thank you to all the parents who came along to support us on this camp and to all the children for representing Awahono School so well.