Sunday, 6 June 2021

Rip Rugby Tournament

 We are lucky enough have the opportunity to enter a year 5/6 Rip Rugby tournament that is held in Greymouth each Friday throughout June.  The children who have entered are Adarsh, Tom N, Logan, Deacon, Taylor-Rose, Sophie, Cohen and AJ.  They had their first 2 games on Friday and had so much fun.  I would like to say a massive thank you to Julie the TA who is supporting this team and to all the parent helpers who are helping to transport the children into Greymouth.

Thursday, 3 June 2021

Super Weirdos

 Room 5 were given a challenge today to create a 'Super Werido'.  This relates to the share story we are reading called 'Super Weridos and the Battle of the Bash' written by Mr Mac.

Without meeting as a group each person had a part of the body to design for example one person created the head and neck, the next person created the main body part from the shoulders to the hips and the last person created the legs and feet.  The next step was to come together and put all the body parts together to create our 'Super Werido'.

To bring writing into this challenge we had to write a character description collaboratively.  Here is an example from Corey, Chiedza and Frank.

Sunday, 30 May 2021

Midland Line Cross Country 2021

 Today the year 4 - 8 students went to the Kumara Race course to compete in the Midland Line Cross Country.  It was incredible to see everyone give this a go and 99% finished with a smile on their face.  A congratulations to those who got in the top 5 in their age groups as they will be going through to the West Coast Cross Country in early June.

Tuesday, 25 May 2021

Awahono School Report Writing

 Today I worked with a group of children to turn all their wonderful ideas into a report piece of writing.  Our topic was something we all know lots about....Awahono School.

Contributors were Finn, Felicity, Ty, Tom Mills and Odin.

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.