Thursday, 6 April 2023

Pork Pie Run 2023

We had some speedy visitors at kura on Monday. The Pork Pie Run for 2023 visited our school.

Check out their website for more information on their journey.

Wednesday, 15 March 2023

Google My Map - Poutini and Waitaiki

 The class made a My Map to show the journey of Poutini and Waitaiki. We used places that the children recognised as landmarks to engage them in the journey. We used Google Earth to explore each place.

Thursday, 15 September 2022

Pepe reme - Baby lamb

We had an unexpected visitor to Rūma Whio today, Cookie the baby lamb. The tamariki were so surprised, it was very exciting.

Wednesday, 14 September 2022

Sunny weather word work.

 The weather was so nice today, we decided to do our word work outside. Ka pai tō mahi Rūma Whio.

He pai te ora, life is good in the sun!

Spying for sentences.

Rūma Whio used our googly eye finger puppets to look for sentences in their own writing books. The puppets were looking for capital letters and full stops in the correct places. They were also looking for spaces between words.

Friday, 26 August 2022

Buzzing in Rūma Kererū.

Phoenix's dad brought his bees for a visit. Rūma Whio and Rūma Kererū learnt lots about bees and how they are really important for our environment.  We were lucky enough to try some honey fresh from the honeycomb!

Daffodil Day

 What a lovely sunny day. Kei te whiti te rā, the sun is shining as our tamariki enjoy some Te rā daffodil activities.

Tuesday, 5 April 2022

2D shape

 Our focus in maths this week is 2d shape. Yesterday we started by making huge shapes on the mat using a rope. 

Monday, 4 April 2022


 Rūma Whio went to look at the apples trees at school. We counted how many apples.

When we got back to class we used our fingers to paint apple pictures. Here they are displayed in our class art gallery.


Thursday, 31 March 2022

Scooter Day

 Here are some pictures of our Scooter Safari Day Adventures.

We spent the day exploring and learning about the Scooter Safari. We used paper, crayons and construction equipment to make our own versions of the journey over the mountains.

Friday, 11 March 2022

Shoe Day.

Whaea Tiff here. I was lucky enough to teach in Rūma Whio yesterday. We read one of my favourite books - Oh Hogwash, Sweet Pea! (By Ngāreta Gabel, illustrated by Ali Teo and Atrid Jensen). This book was first written in te reo Māori - title Tekiteora, Kei Hea ō Hū?, and then translated and adapted by Hannah Rainforth. After we read the book, we went outside for some shoe maths - working together to put our shoes in size order, and then seeing how far we could throw them! Next, we made our own book! We dreamed up some of the funny things that might happen to our shoes. Here are are results, we feel very proud of our new class book.

Tuesday, 8 March 2022

The fun adventures begin.

Ruma Whio have been learning to play dominoes.

We have been working together to create patterns.
Whaea Lisa's puppy came to visit.

Ruma Whio ask some great questions when we are being scientisits.