Choir Choir Choir

56 wonderful Welbourn students performed as a part of the New Plymouth Choir Festival in week 8 of Term 3 at the TSB Stadium. Mrs Rudman was so proud of them all! They looked great and really tried hard to learn all the songs. A fun evening!
Special mention to the small group of Ragga Muffins who soldiered on even though their door was opened too soon... (they'll know what that means). Extra practices and hard work - you were amazing! He whetu koutou :)

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The Olympics!

 
The Olympics are nearly here! 
 
The Weka team have decided to focus on 'What makes an Olympian.' Our Weka team will need to think about the values and qualities Olympians live by to become the best in their sport. 
 
 
Room 7 is getting ready for this topic by discussing what the Olympics means to them, and what they already know about it. 
 
In the picture above we are creating logo's for different sports that will be played in the Olympics!
 
Please click on the below link to check out some of our thoughts about the Olympics
 
http://wekateam.blogspot.co.nz/
 
 
 
 
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Enviro group

Our School Enviro group have been working hard. Have a look at what we have been doing.

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Science - Natural Colours

In Science, the Weka team have been trying to extract colour from natural products to make different coloured sports bibs.

First, we brainstormed what products we could use to extract colour. We used fruit and vegetables such as Beetroot, blueberries, red cabbage and broccoli.

Next, we thought of all the different ways that we could extract colour such a boiling, blending, crushing  and squeezing .

Our main focus of this Science unit is using evidence we have gathered from our experiments to support an explanantion. 

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Skills4Life

The Weka team have all been enjoying working with the Team from Sport Taranaki teaching us 'Skills for life' such as throwing, catching, jumping, balance, dodging and other such skills that are key to many sports. 

Room 15 had to work in small groups to move a hulahoop around the group without letting go of each others hands. Co-operation and communication were key to this activity. Another hulahoop was then added and had to go the opposite direction! What a great challenge.

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Enviro group

Here are some images of our plans for the 'potting shed' and some of us looking at the plans and thinking about what we like or could add to the plans. We can't wait for the shed to be transformed.

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3D Shapes

Last week the Weka team learnt about 3D shapes. Our learning was very practical and hands on. We learnt that 3D stands for three dimensional and that for a shape to be 3D it needs to have depth, length and height. 

We were able to count the amount of edges, faces and corners a 3D shape had. 

One activity that we really enjoyed was using tooth picks and blu tack to construct our own 3D shapes. 

 

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Milk in Schools

Milk in Schools is an important part of our day! Milk gives us calcium, which makes our teeth and bones strong. We love having our milk everday. Check out the video that Room 7 has made to promote Milk in Schools. 

Click on the small icon above the title 'Milk in Schools' to watch the clip!

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Soil Week

It was Science week, and the Weka Team focused on Soil. We learnt that soil is so important for the environment because without it trees, plants and crops could not grow. Furthermore, we learnt that soil is a home for many insects and rodents.

Room 7 specifically looked at the Soil Profile. We learnt that there was different ‘horizons’ or ‘layers’ of soil. Each layer had a different purpose.

The most exciting part of soil week for Room 7 was getting to create ‘edible’ soil. It needed to look like soil, so we used the following ingredients:
 

·         Dark chocolate crushed, melted, and then crushed when it had hardened to give it that rough, rocky texture.

·         1 tsp’s of sugar to give it that gritty texture and appearance.

·         A few pinches of salt to add more grit and texture.

·         Crushed up almonds to give it a realistic look as if it had decomposed leaves and bark.

 

We used our senses to check if our edible soil looked right and felt right. However, we made sure it tasted better than real soil would!

 

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Science Week in Room 10

Liam and his Mum made us a wonderful garden made with edible soil and edible plants to help us celebrate science week. Room 10 thinks this soil tastes much better than the real thing!

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