Friday, 21 October 2016

Holiday Writing

In Nikau all children have been busy writing about their amazing holiday.

In Miss Kim's literacy group, the children have focussed on writing about one particular highlight/lowlight of their holiday, using exciting words. They have been published and are available on the back wall for everyone to read and enjoy!

Calendar Art

All calendar art orders have been sent home with your child today - they are looking outstanding!

Cooper's cards and diary

Monday, 19 September 2016

Art, art, and more art!

This term Nikau children have been busy with a lot of designing, drawing and painting with calendar art, painting godwits, and creating fantasy birds for Sculpture on Shore.  The Sculpture on Shore art are still in the making but are already looking spectacular. We cannot wait to see the final product!

Mixing colours
Our little Godwits
Sculpture on shore - Fantasy birds

Life Education

Nikau children had a fantastic time meeting Harold the giraffe at the Life Ed truck, learning how to be empathetic and how to deal with our struggles!

The stars ceiling!
'Hi Harold!'

Tennis - Nikau Team representing Vauxhall School

The children who represented Vauxhall School are sharing their tournament experience to the class. Ka pai to our players!

Cricket Promo Day

Everyone enjoyed cricket today.  The girls are having a splendid time!

Thursday, 4 August 2016

We love reading in Nikau!

Maths Problem Solving Thursdays

This term every Thursday we have whole class maths problem solving sessions.

Integrating our inquiry topic 'Flight' with maths, the students each created their own paper planes.

Students busy making and decorating their paper planes

Afterwards the Nikau children took turns trialling their paper planes.  We were fascinated at the different ways and lengths each plane flew.

At the end we used a trundle wheel to measure how far our top 5 planes flew:

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Calendar Art & Real Roadshow Art Truck

For calendar art this term we have been exploring artist Joanna Braithwaite's work.

We were fortunate to be able to view Joanna Braithwaite's art at the Roadshow, and learn more about her art.

Joanna Braithwaite's art

You are welcome to come and view our thinking, displayed on our back wall.