As part of Sea Week, R7 tamariki brainstormed all the different sea creatures they could think of and watched clips of sea creatures found in our local waters around Tuhua (Mayor Island). We also learnt about the harmful effects of rubbish (especially plastics) in our oceans and why we should prevent rubbish going down stormwater drains or blowing out into the sea. During Play Based Learning we created a model showing a healthy ocean and then compared it when silt, dirt and rubbish from a 'school' and 'factory' went down the stormwater drains.
wheels week ready for triathlon
R7 together with the whole junior syndicate enjoyed their two weeks of 'wheels' leading up to the Triathlon. It was exciting to watch our students become more confident on their bikes (some removing trainer wheels) and becoming fitter and more co-ordinated without even knowing it.
OUR LITTLE FISH
It was fantastic to see our tamariki gain in confidence and skill over the course of our short swim season. For some students improvement in aquatics meant moving more confidently in, on or under the water while for others it was improving their kicking and arm stroke technique. Well done R7!
play based learning
The students of R7 are enjoying their frequent opportunities to be outside during Play Based Learning. During these times our students are building their oral language, learning to collaborate, negotiate and work alongside others. Our students are also strengthening their co-ordination and fine and gross motor skills.