Sunday, 17 September 2017

Maori Language Week Waiata Challenge

A big congratulations to the Room 10 children for winning their way through the heats and semi final to represent the Lower Middle School in the Belfast School, Maori Language Week, Waiata challange.

We performed our own version of Mahunga Pukahiwi to the whole school at assembly this afternoon and did an amazing job.  They are all stars!!

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Our Trip to the Antarctic Centre

On Tuesday, the Lower Middle School Children visited the Antarctic Centre to reinforce the learning we have been doing during Inquiry time - Poles Apart - North and South.

We had a wonderful time and below are a few photos of some of the highlights.

 This is the food chain that we learnt about.  If the plankton at the bottom of the food chain die, then the other animals will have nothing to eat and they will die.   (by Yasman and Joshua)

 Everyone had to wear plastic covers over their shoes so that the ice in the snow room would not get dirty.  They looked like elf shoes.  (by Ali)

 They look like elves standing in a row and getting ready for Santa.  (by Tyler)

 People were all lining up in a row to get ready to go into the snow room.  We were feeling excited and nervous.  (by Oli)

 These photos were taken inside the snow and ice room.  We were having a blizzard and it was very chilly.  The temperature was -8 degrees.  (by JJ)

 We got to see some Little Blue Penguins and White Flippered Penguins.  They had coloured bands on their flippers and that told us if they were boys or girls.  All the penguins had been injured and they were being looked after.  (by Ruby, Isabelle and Erika)

 Look at these animals.  They all look a bit cute.  (by Jyrah)

 Gabrielle was dressing up Sam in really big and long and hot clothes like they have to wear in Antarctica.

 They dont have any toilets so they use buckets.  The girls have a special thing to go to the toilet.  When they go to the toilet, it goes into a plastic bag and is then taken back to NZ.  We are not allowed to leave anything behind in Antarctica.  (by Paige and Aidan)

 Does Isabelle have her drivers license?

 These are three different types of penguins.  I am bigger than an Emperor Penguin.  (said Mac)

 This is a tent that people live in. " I would not like to live in it." said Ryleigh
Charlie is trying to teach Ali how to drive properly.