Sunday, October 15, 2017

MAKE IT MONDAY - CAMPSITE MAKING!

Making a campsite and chair for our Teddies created a lot of fun today.  A lot of the campsites came with sleeping bags, even marshmallows to roast on the campfire.
 

  

 

 


NEW CHILDREN IN PIAKO RUA

We are very pleased to welcome 4 new children, and their families, to Piako Rua for the remainder of the year.
We welcome Rawiri, Joel, Kyah and Olivia.
  

Saturday, October 14, 2017

CONGRATULATIONS BENTLEY!

 Well done to Bentley, who raised the most money from the Year Twos in the PTA's Pie Drive.  Ms Harnett and Anna from the PTA, came to class to award Bentley his prize.  Congratulations Bentley.  We are so proud of you!


Tuesday, September 26, 2017

PATCH AND THE SEASNAKE

One beautiful sunny morning Patch was sailing on his new ship.  Suddenly, halfway to Neverland, a humongous seasnake rose out of the wavy, wet, splashy water and said,
"You're not going past unless you find me a golden coin."
"OK" said Pirate Patch and off they went searching.  They started digging.
"Wait!  I found something!  A gold coin!"
They took it to the seasnake.
"OK.  You can go past."

By Georgia



Thursday, September 21, 2017

Pizza Buns

Some of us got to make delicious pizza buns with Mrs Kenyon today.  They were sooooo good!
  

Poetry

We have an exciting poem called "I am a Pirate" to share with you over the weekend.  Take a look at Rebekah's.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR JUMP JAMMERS!

Our Junior Jump Jam team placed third at the competition today!

Congratulations kids!


Pirate Writing

Today we had a pirate writing competition.  We had at least 20 children share their writing with the class and they voted on the best 5 stories.  Then Karys and Emily were selected as having the best pirate stories for the day.  They each won a pirate album.


"Arrrr!  Walk the plank or I will fight you!"  Tash shivered as she took tiny steps towards the end.  Suddenly she had an idea.  She did a back flip onto the deck. She snatched a pirates sword and she fought off the pirates until they were so scared they jumped off the plank and the captain stuttered "A-a-abandon s-s-ship".  She watched them get chased by the sharks to land.  She stopped and looked around herself.  She was on a pirate ship!  There was gold in the captains cabin and everything.
By Emily.

Once upon a time there lived a pirate girl named Karys.  She always sailed the seven seas and she loved an adventure.  Especially ones with treasure at the end.  But one day .... she heard a sound.  It sounded like a magical sound.  Later that day she heard some more sounds like "Arrr!"  So she said "Hey!  Whoever is making that sound please stop now!".  So the pirate stopped and stared at her.  She said "What?  I just said shhhh!" said Karys.  "Matie you are not allowed on our boat".  "Why?" said Karys.  "Because you said we have to be quiet.  I'm sorry but I am trying to fall asleep and you were trying to dance" said Karys.
By Karys

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

PIRATE FUN!

We are learning to be pirates.  Did you know pirates need to be good at telling the time so then know when to sail on the seven seas.  They also need to know positional language like on, next to, behind, beside etc.
So we are practising these things in class.
We are having great fun learning to be a pirate!








THANKS BENJI'S DAD!

Today Lyndon helped us put the pirate ship together so we could play with it!

Thanks very much!




WHAT'S THE TIME?

We have been learning how to tell the time.  
Today we practised telling the time in Maori.   
We are so clever!





HE AHA TE TAIMA?

OUR FRIEND THE PIRATE


Mr Pounui's cousin sent us a photo of him on his ship with his son! 

Monday, September 18, 2017

LOOK WHO CAME TO VISIT!!!

Oh my goodness!

Look who came to visit!

This is Mr Pouniu's second cousin came to visit.  He is a PIRATE!!!  He was the one who has been leaving us gems and letters.  He told us all about life as a pirate.  It was so awesome!






LOOK WHAT WE CAUGHT LAST NIGHT!

Look what got caught in one of our traps last night!


Congratulations Karys, Emma B, Honor and Nathan on catching him!

CATCH A PIRATE!

Today the Pirate left us another note!

He said he would send us a friend to visit.   The letter said if we could catch his friend, we could keep him!

We wondered how we could catch the pirate's friend...

We wrote our ideas down.

Then, we decided to make our traps to catch the pirate's friend!











We caught something!!!


No... It's just Devon trying out his Pirate Trap! 







Tuesday, September 12, 2017

TE WIKI O TE MAORI

Today we celebrated Maori Language Week in truw Piako Rua style.

We had heaps of cool activities to complete and Pa Jack came and joined in too.