Friday, 10 November 2017

Pet Day 2017

We had such a great day today for Pet Day.  Kelan and Kurt organised the Blackball site day and Crystal and Izaac organised the Dobson site day.  We had some really cool pets including Koura - native freshwater crayfish, frogs, rabbits, goats, dogs, cats, kittens, hens and chickens and a calf.

A big thanks to all the local businesses that generously donated prizes to us too:

  • Greymouth Vet
  • Mitre 10
  • Paroa Stockfeed
  • The Warehouse
  • Farmlands
  • PGG Wrightsons
Thanks to our Judges too!

Check out some of our photos of the day

Friday, 15 September 2017

Our class blog of the Week - Zac

This weeks standout blog is Zac's. Zac is Year 4 and is just starting his blogging. He has taken the time to learn how to put different types of posts on and has told us what each blog post is about. Kei runga noa atu Zac!

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Finish this...auahatanga

Every morning in Ruma Waru we do some sort of whaiwhakaaro to show and develop our auahatanga. 
We thought this one was quite good.  We start with some lines on the page and we have to finish what it could be.
Here are some of our ideas.  What would yours be?


Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Week of Inspirational Maths - Youcubed & Jo Boaler

Today we tried out the second idea from Jo Boaler's/Youcubed Week of Inspirational Maths
It wasn't Game of Thrones, but Game of Totals!  And fortunately for us Winter was not we had time to think about the problem and how we could get ourselves into a winning position. Challenging a buddy to get to 25 first, taking turns to choose a number [1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6].
We looked at the combinations of numbers and if people won when they started or if they could win when the other person started.
We had some great competitions going when people realised they could think ahead about the numbers they chose and the possible combinations it would leave their opponent.
More to come...

Monday, 28 August 2017

Mini Milkers Update - Agrikids National Finals - Feilding Young Farmer competition 2017

Remember last term we told you about some of our classmates that had qualified for the National Agri-kids Competition held at the Young Farmer Nationals in the North Island?
Well they didn't get a top 3 placing, but they learnt heaps of new things and really had their skills tested to help them solve new problems they hadn't come across before.  Mini milkers officially came 14th out of 22 teams, which we think is pretty amazing!
Here's just some of the challenges we had to tackle:

  1. Completing and exam about agriculture
  2. Writing an essay on agriculture
  3. Grading sheep wool
  4. Working out sheep breeds
  5. Drafting and drenching sheep
  6. Starting a tractor and fixing problems with a tractor and using equipment on a tractor
  7. Making irrigation system
  8. Taking and testing soil samples
  9. Working out crops seeds and which to plant
  10. Sorting and planting native plants