Friday, 31 July 2015

Kei te pehea koe?

We are all very harikoa!     We are all very happy because…...

Do you remember the flags that we designed and sent off to Mr Key?

Well…. yesterday we received a letter from John Key  telling us that we had done a superb job of designing them.

We had  invited him to come and see us in the Afternoon Programme and he thanked us for the invitation and said he might be able to come one day when he is in Christchurch.

Luke U wanted to know if he had chosen his flag for New Zealand's new flag….we will just have to wait and see!!

Aieshar had a birthday this week but we haven't  celebrated it yet as she has been away. We hope that she will be back on Monday so we can sing' Happy Birthday 'to her.

We had two visitors this week from Aru Atu. They wanted to see what Aieshar did in the Afternoon programme so they came and spent the afternoon with us.
We were telling them that on Tuesday we were going to have a musical afternoon and they said that they were in the school orchestra…..they went and got their instruments and played to us.

Thank you Lilly and Milly.

Wow ….we were impressed with their talents.

 Pikelets were on the menu yesterday…we are getting SO good at cracking eggs.

Great job Aaron!!

In goes the flour...

Master chef  Luke in action!!

 Aaron you are going to be a whizz in the kitchen….

Good try Luke...

Good work Ethan!

Well that is it from us for this week…enjoy your weekend. Lets hope the sun is going to shine.
The days are getting longer so spring must be on its way!!!

Friday, 24 July 2015

We are back!!!

Kia ora everyone…we are back from our holidays.

Did you enjoy your holiday?
We enjoyed ours!

It is wonderful to be back in our Afternoon Programme team and it was action first day up when we opened the ginger beer that we made last term.

Oh no….we opened this bottle too quickly and the gas inside  come very quickly to the top and went everywhere!!

Gently does it Gabby….

I am a wee bit nervous about opening my bottle….

 It was fun opening our bottles but some of us were just a wee bit nervous  about it after Gayle's explosion!!

We took our ginger beer home to taste.

Most of us enjoyed the fizzy part of our drink but one mum said it lacked flavour so next time we will have to put more ginger in.

Sad news…Aaron's teacher Mrs Campbell is not well so we all took a walk to her house to cheer her up with some spring flowers.

Mr Campbell was home for lunch so we got to meet him.
His name is Michael.

This lovely lady is Pam…she is Mrs Campbell's mum.

Here she is!!! Poor Mrs Campbell is on crutches. She has to be very careful when she is moving about.

Lucky us!!! We were all allowed to choose two lollies .
Thank you Mrs Campbell…we hope you get get better real quick so that we can see you at school again.

Big News….Our coins in the coke.

Oh my goodness…we have all decided that coke isn't good for our teeth as when we took the coins out of the coke the colour  had changed on some of the coins. It looked like the coke had started to eat the coin!!!! 
So think twice everyone before you drink coke!!!!!

Yesterday we made a chocolate cake…it was really easy to make and  it was very delicious. 
Poor Gabby was away so we have kept two slices for her.

Enjoy your weekend everyone.

Friday, 3 July 2015

End of Term 2….

What a term we have had as scientists.         We have done so much thinking and wondering about our experiments….sometimes we just couldn't work out why…it almost seemed like it was magic!!!

We had a chat about our favourites and the corny goo and volcano came out on top!

Unfortunately  we didn't  get to complete all of them so next term we will do the final one…a lava lamp.

This week we made ginger beer and we hope that it will be all fizzy by the time we get back to school.

Gayle and Rachel have got their fingers crossed that to won't explode while we are away!!!!!

First we had to grate the fresh ginger….it had an awesome smell…..

Next the sugar...

Then to dissolve the sugar...

You have to be very careful when doing this as the element is hot…..

Now to do the squeezing of the lemons…..

It was hard work!

Now to drain the mixture...

Adding the water…

Now to fill the bottles ...

Finally…we have completed our Maori colour blocks…..aren't they cool?
We think that we have made a superb job of them. …it is a great way for us to remember our colours.

Well that is it from us for the term.

We hope that you all have a fabulous holiday…for those travelling take care and for those staying at home enjoy your down time.

Lets hope that the weather is kind to us.

We also hope that everyone who has been ill these last few weeks gets better quickly so that they can enjoy the holidays…..especially Aieshar, Luke B and Aaron.

See you all next term!!!!!