Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Fun-times in Rata Block

Thank you Mrs. Powell's Kauri buddies for helping us 
to decorate our Christmas Baubles.

Rudolph fun...

With Mrs. C.J.
Thank you Mrs. C.J. and Merry Christmas from Rata Rua.

Monday, 14 December 2015

Taupo Kids Fun Run

I got my medal on Saturday because I ran as fast as I could.
My daddy did the Half Ironman and my daddy also got a medal.
Post by Lucy.

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Dear Santa...

This afternoon we posted our letters to.....
the North Pole.
We wonder when we will find a reply in our school mail box.

Toy Designers

Toy Designers on PhotoPeach

We followed our plan to make our toy.

Toy Making Fun in Rata

Toy Making on PhotoPeach

Thank you to Grandad Chris, David, Damon and Aruna who came to help us.
We couldn't have done it without you.

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Wednesday, 25 November 2015


I blew my windmill. It was fun. It goes itself. It was windy. The wind blew my windmill. I ran fast. You get to blow your windmill. It was fun. It goes itself when you go outside.

On Friday we made windmills. i made a pattern, spotty and flowers.
Author: Issy

Sunday, 15 November 2015


Holly, Caitln and Prestige are our champion spellers. 
They write so many words snip snap.

We have all learned to spell lots of words to use in our writing!
Our writing is awesome.

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

A force is a push or a pull

A Push or a Pull can make toys move.

We did an experiment using air from a balloon to push a straw along a piece of string.

Then we made a toy car using a balloon to push it along...

I wonder what toys Rata Rua will design and make?

How does your toy move?

Read all the great words we used to describe how our toys moved.
pull                      on/off switch         lever         wind it up           push                    tracks and gears          wheels                  throw                press a button      turn
batteries              spring and key
We wonder...How do wheels work?    
             Why do wheels turn around? 

       What helps wheels to turn?

Toy Day

We are finding out about toys.
We brought a toy to school and talked about how our toy moves and what materials it is made from.