Monday, August 19, 2013

Hector's World Cyber Safety Fun

Hectors World has a lot of useful information on it about keeping safe on the Internet.  This site is for 5-7 year old.  There is also a 8-10 site.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Avatar Making

From Drew.
They work in groups to build an avatar / character for their story. Then work on describing the features of their character in detail during the planning stage of their narrative. 
"What's wild about you?" describes in detail real-life facts about the animals and the kids can use these in their story.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Pingao & Kakaho

Pingao was the daughter of Tangaroa the god of the ocean, and Kakaho (the stem of Toetoea son of Tane Mahuta, the god of the forest.

Day after day, Pingao would gaze longingly from the lapping waves as Toetoe’s beautiful white plumes blew in the wind and serenaded her from the shoreline. One day she rode the incoming tide as far as she could and clambered up the sand dunes. Unfortunately the sun was beating down and without the water of the ocean to sustain her she never made it to her lover’s side. 
As Tane Mahuta and Tangaroa were enemies, some say that Tane Mahuta made his son stick in the ground so he could move to help her, and that Tangaroa sent a wave to wash his daughter away.

Weavers now gather the golden leaves of Pingao and stitch them together with the stems of Kakaho to weave the beautiful patterned Tukutuku panels that can be found in the Wharenui (meeting house) to be honored and admired by the people and bound together for eternity.

 Toetoe                                                                          Pingao  

Wednesday, May 29, 2013


The koru spins
like the whirling winter wind.

The koru swirls
like stormy rain clouds.

The koru curls
like huge, rolling waves.    

The curving koru is like a silvery seashell
or the smooth, brown shell of a snail.

Junior Class Lake Rotoiti School

SJ2003 Prt1 No 3

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Today we planted some citrus trees which were donated to us by Plant to Plate.  Here is a photo of us all ready to plant.
By Zach and Mrs Marychurch

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Welcome to our new blog page!

Thank you Mr Bron, who has put together this new Middle Magic Blog.

There are lots of fun learning games for you to try.

My Challenge to the team.

Can you find a maths game to help you learn to subtract?
Can you find an animation that tells you about Maui?
Can you find a link to how to behave at a Marae?

Have fun exploring the blog :)
Mrs M