Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Measurement Madness

On Fridays we have been learning about measuring weight and volume. We have been experimenting with different scales, comparing different objects. We have been experimenting with different shaped containers and comparing their volume.
















Peacock Art

Rimu Rima have been finding out lots about different cultures from our visitors.  In India the peacock is seen as a very special bird and is their National symbol.   It represents grace, joy, beauty and love.  Rimu 5 learned some information about peacocks and then watched a video on how to draw.  It looked pretty challenging and was challenging, but the end results are brilliant. 
Rimu 5 are very proud of their artwork and will share it on Monday in assembly.




Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Cultural Visitors


Last week we were very lucky to have three parents visit Rimu 5 to share about their culture.  We learnt about India and Scotland.  We listened to different music, looked and tried on their cultural clothes and tried some different foods.  We asked great questions to develop a better understanding of each culture.
Here are a few pictures from our experiences.
Thank you to Rimu 5 families for sharing with us.  It has helped our understanding of what culture means.

Justin's mum sharing about the Indian Culture

Hindu writing

Aruna sharing the Indian dress of a sari

Part of Aruna's wedding sari



Dough of the Puri bread


Rolling the dough out very thinly.



Puri bread - this is a rich bread and is served at special occasions.












Kelly sharing about Scotland


Yummy Scottish food

The Loch Ness Monster!

Shortbread biscuits

Monday, 11 September 2017

Apple Dunking!


Last week we had great fun doing apple dunking to help support us with our writing.  From the experience we have each created a moment in time piece of writing, from when we first knelt beside the container to us grabbing hold of our apple!
Please come into our classroom and read our work.
Here are a few photos of us having fun!