Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Show and Tell Friday

Good morning,

Last Friday, Rooms 8, and here we see 9, came through Room 3 to have a look at our Korowai and inquiry learnings.

Thanks for stopping by!

Mr Grant

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Maple Sauce News

Show and Tell Wednesday

Good evening,

Many thanks to the many parents who stopped by to witness the culmination of our Inquiries, both this morning...

...and this afternoon.

Thanks again for coming,

The Batten Team

Friday, 23 June 2017

Inquiry Output

Wooly Hat Day

Good afternoon,

Seeing as Wednesday was the shortest day of 2017, most of the school came to, well, school, wearing a wooly hat...

And a fine bunch they looked too!

Monday, 19 June 2017

The Snake Pit Rap News

Alice is in a long drop toilet and she is stuck inside it and can’t get. The reason for this is because her cousins pranking her. Her cousin through a screwdriver over but it falls in the long drop.

The story is set in Australia and so when she hears a hiss coming from the bottom of the long drop she thinks its a snake. Her cousin Michael who caused the lock in started to get worried when he hear the hiss and got his mum.

Alice got out  using her pen and Michaels mum (Aunt Maya) explained that it was their lizard who likes to go in there to eat the bugs.


Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Pepeha Practice

Good morning,

This morning the Batten Team broke up into small groups and presented their pepeha.

Teno pai!

Mr Grant

Friday, 12 May 2017

Kindness in Action

Good afternoon,

This week's R.E. lesson was recognizing and understanding the title of the Holy Spirit as The Helper...

I was going to green screen these clips, but, ironically, the sun was too bright on part of the screen, thus creating too much contrast for iMovie to cope with!

I'm guessing that the new camera will green screen better mid day, when the sun isn't streaming through the windows.

Mr Grant

The Batten Team Museum Visit.

The Batten Team’s Trip to The Museum!! By Ben and Abby. M

On Wednesday the 3rd of May the Batten team went to the Christchurch Museum. We left at ten to nine there was two bus that brought us to the Christchurch Museum.We were at the Canterbury Museum because this term the Batten are learning about Cultural History. There were 2, 1 hour sessions of learning about the culture and 1, 1 hour session of just roaming around the Museum. The whole Batten Team was split into 3 groups, then those groups were split into 3 little groups and they were used for roaming.

On the first lesson that, the group that Abby and I were in,  was taken by a nice lady named Marissa. She taught us about weapons and survival tools from when the Maori first arrived here in New Zealand. There was a taiaha which was a hunting spear, a wahaika-for blocking the taiaha, ko-for digging and gardening, hoe-an oar, poha-seaweed storage containers made from rimu rapa which is a type of seaweed called bull kelp, waka kereru- trap, harakeke-flax, muka- flax fibre, whitau- prepared flax and a matau- fish hook.

The second lesson was about how the Maori’s came to New Zealand. The Maori’s weren’t actually Maori they were polynesians. The polynesians used sticks and logs to make fire. They rubbed the sick really fast in a crack in the log then it made fire. We also learned how they drilled it was so cool, look down on the bottom of the page and there will be a picture of the drill. The polynesians brought a  dog and rat to New Zealand which I thought was so cool. They came from Fiji then went to either Samoa and Tonga then they went to Marquesas, then either to society island, cook island or straight to New Zealand no one knows!
In our session of just roaming around the Museum, Our group decided  to go to Victoria street then Antarctic Gallery then the birds gallery, the mummy’s gallery, the clothing gallery and on top of all that we went to the paua shell and watched the movie.   

It was such a great learning experience for us!

Thanks for reading the Batten Team blog!  By Ben and Abby

Friday, 5 May 2017

Major Minor at Arras

Good afternoon,

This week Ma Reading Group have been reading an article about the Kiwi miners at Arras, digging through to the Messine Ridge in World War 1...

Mr Grant

Saturday, 29 April 2017

Room 3's Last Day of Term 1!

He is risen!

He is risen indeed.


Students as Teachers

Good afternoon,

This afternoon a couple of Batten Team students got to be Sheppard Team teachers.

And a good time was had by all!

Monday, 10 April 2017

Bowled Away!

Good afternoon,

'Twas a lovely morning for a spot of lawn bowls!

And a good time was had by all!

Mr Grant

Friday, 24 March 2017

The Wonders of Technology

Good afternoon,

Mid way through this week, Tom brought in a way cool book that he got out from the public library that. when used alongside a free downloadable app on his iPad, displays augmented virtual reality.

Today he brought it in again, and this time hooked it up to the Apple TV in the library.

It's really cool!