Monday, May 14, 2018

Learning with Firefighter Sam

Firefighter Sam came to school today.
She told us about her job.
She checked if we were being Firewise.                                                             

We were learning how fast fires can start and grow bigger quickly.

We learned that a fire needs 3 things to start - 

The important Firewise messages are - 
Matches and Lighters are tools for adults not toys for children.
We need smoke alarms that work!
'Get down, Get Low and Get Out Fast' if there is a fire and the smoke alarm goes off.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

The new playground on Middle Flat has started . . .

Ari said,
"We saw a digger. It was digging up the dirt. It was making a wall so the dirt didn't fall on the bank. The digger was making the wall to make a playground."

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Working with Project Energise

We practised Large Ball Skills with Jonno on the courts today. 

Ayla said,
"We were learning how to throw the ball. We could dribble and bounce. We chased the ball a lot because it was tricky.

Monday, May 7, 2018


We have been learning how to be 'Firewise'.
We are learning how important it is to have smoke alarms in our house and to make sure that they work.

Louie said,
"A smoke alarm can detect smoke before you can. When you are asleep you cannot smell smoke. You need a smoke alarm that wakes you up."

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Our Harvest Festival Celebration

Autumn is Ngahuru in Te Reo
Autumn is traditionally when crops were dug up and tubers stored.
Muttonbirds were collected.
Crayfish, inanga, eels and fresh water fish were collected inland.
Snapper and other sea fish were caught at sea.

At Hamilton Gardens, at the Te Parapara garden, the kumara have been harvested.

We have been learning about 'what lies beneath our feet?' at Hamilton East School.
There were many gardens on the banks of the Waikato River, and the Putikitiki gully was one place where kumara were grown.

We cooked kumara wedges to celebrate our school Harvest festival. Thanks to Riley who provided the olive oil.


Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Hukanui Marae

The whole school went to the Hukanui Marae.
We had a very special time there.
We were welcomed with a powhiri.

Then we went into the wharenui and listened to stories about the marae and its history.

Friday, March 16, 2018

The butterfly hatched today.!

We were excited this morning when we got to school because the chrysalis was black.
We could see the butterfly's wings.

At lunchtime the butterfly hatched out of the chrysalis.

At hometime the butterfly was opening and closing its wings to dry them so it can fly.
After school we took it outside to fly away.