Welcome to the Taonga Syndicate!

this week.....  Room 15 & Room 21

Room 15

More art in Room 15!

To continue on from our wonderful multiplication art, Room 15 decided to connect Maths and Art together again, this time with… FRACTIONS!

We learnt that one whole circle can be split into many different fractions - from halves, thirds, quarters, to twentieths!

We selected the fraction pieces that we needed, wrote the symbol of the fraction onto the pieces, and created our own artwork! Take a look at how creative we got ☺

Room 15 - Maths

We also decided to incorporate art with our inquiry topic: The Living World

We learnt that plants can only reproduce with their own species, and thought we could make a piece of artwork that showed this.

We created two paper flowers that were the same, and then drew a pollinator of our choice moving from the stamen of one flower to the pistil of the other. We then created our own backgrounds, including trees, grass, and other types of flowers.

Don’t our gardens look amazing? ☺

Room 21

In Room 21 we have a Marvellous Marble jar, which is being filled throughout the weeks with small and big marbles and (2 dollar shop) diamonds. Students earn marbles for excellent work and/or behaviour.

When the jar is full the class decides on a special event. This time the students decided to have a board game/pyjama party. A big thank you again to all the parents who provided healthy snacks. We had great fun!

For inquiry, Room 21 has been learning about marine science. We learned to observe like scientists when drawing shells, learnt about a variety of habitats, and our most recent focus was on sharks.

We have been lucky to be able to borrow a collection of marine artefacts from another school. Have a look at the shells, pufferfish skeleton and shark jaws we have been observing.

And…. we all LOVE plays!

Children are required to wear hats at morning tea and lunchtime during terms 1 & 4.        It is handy for the children to have a hat they can leave at school. 
It is a good idea for children to have a drink bottle to leave in their classroom.
Matipo has a no yoghurt policy (including squeezy pouches) due to the messy nature and smell when spilt on classroom carpets and in bags.
 Lost Property is displayed outside the staffroom in weeks 3, 6 & 9 of each term. Please name all clothes so  they can be returned to you.
 Please leave toys and special items at home.