Tuesday, April 21, 2015

ANZAC Day

We have been learning about ANZAC day this week - where Gallipoli is, when it happened, how we landed at the wrong beach, why we were in Turkey, reasons for the great loss of life etc.
There are links to some good videos in the 'Topic' page of this blog - Flanders Field poem, Maori Battalion article, song re why we have a minute's silence etc.
If you have any stories about some of your family members who were involved in any wars, or have any memories to share of visiting any war graves overseas, or have been to Gallipoli, or have been to a parade before etc please share them with us in the comment section below.
Thank you

We have made a connection today via email with Lloyd Burr, an ex pupil who is now a political reporter for Mediaworks - (Radio Live and TV3 news), who is currently at Gallipoli. We will be asking him questions over the next few days about his experiences. Here is a link to one of his reports where he talks about his relatives who were in the war.

Lloyd Burr radio interview

Very Good Website with 3D re-ennactment of Gallipoli

Click on the photo below to link to an article on Sunlive



Cross Country Training

Cross Country training has started. We go out to train everyday at 10am. We will be running down to Maramatanga Park next week so will need to make sure we have appropriate gear and clothing - good shoes, t shirt, shorts,  inhalers if needed.







Tennis

We had several sessions of 'Hit It' last term where we learnt to hold and use a tennis racket correctly.
These lessons followed 2 lessons about badminton earlier in the term.




Monday, April 20, 2015

Robot Fun




Last term we were fortunate to be able to use the robot set which was provided free from the House of Science for a week to schools. We followed basic programs to make each robot move - and had lots of fun doing it.