Saturday, August 29, 2020

Carlton School Cross Country

We had a successful day at Rutherford Intermediate for our over 8 year olds Carlton School Cross Country. Unfortunately due to Level 2 restrictions we were unable to have our friends and family there to support us.  We took lots of photos for them to see us running and have got that link on our Carlton School website. Click here for photos.

Here are just some of the photos of us running. Congratulations to the members of our class that came in the top ten in their race.

8 Year old Boys

1st - Eli Andrews

2nd - Khan Nugent

4th - Ashton Harvey

7th - Erueti Beckham

9 Year old Boys

3rd - Kahukura Findlay

4th - Nate Ward Collins

9th - Giacon Schwamm

10th - Ra Hina

10+ Year Old Boys

1st - Travis Andrews

2nd - Lincon Wilson

3rd - Caleb Pryce

5th - Brydon Wason

6th - Iosua Tyrell

8th - Karel Harris

9th - Haami Rowe

10th - Khadyn Williams

Friday, August 28, 2020

Year 6's Visit To Wanganui Intermediate School

Last Wednesday all the Carlton School Year 6's boarded the bus for their 'taster' at Wanganui Intermediate School. We got to go to Music, Science, Cooking and Hard Materials. At cooking we made fruit kebabs. During Science we experimented with lightbulbs and heated up metal with the bunsen burner and observed what happened. Music time was singing in harmony and playing music with boom whackers! Lastly at Hard Materials we made our own key ring to take home. We had to use different tools to make the hole, sand it and write our name on it. A great afternoon had by all.

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Making Our Own Paper

The Year 4 and 5 students found a problem in our classroom. We have too much scrap paper in our drawer! Our solution was to make our own paper. We read the instructions together and followed them. We really enjoyed reusing the paper to make our own. Re using things is a great for our environment!

Rip up the paper into small pieces.

Soak the paper in water for 20 minutes and then mix it up so it becomes a pulp.

Pour the pulp into fresh water and then scoop it up in the 'paper sandwich' kit.

Drain the water and put it on the beach.

Sponge off the excess water and leave to dry for 2 days.

Now it is ready to write on, draw on or create it into something else.

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Beach Clean Up

In class we have been learning about the water cycle and how water starts mauri (pure) and by the time it gets to the ocean the mauri is lost. We learnt that we can help by looking after waterways so last week the Year 5/6 classes went down to Castlecliff Beach to clean up all the rubbish people leave. We found lots of rubbish and some of what we picked up was very interesting! Well done everyone for the hard work.

Saturday, August 8, 2020

Team Building

Look at the fun us Year 4 and 5 students had with the Year 5's from Room 15. We got to do some challenges to help us build our teamwork skills. 

The challenges were the human knot, save the caboose and over the fence.

Our favourite was over the fence. We were challenged to keep a hold of each other and to go through or over a piece of playground equipment. Some were really hard, especially when we had to climb but it was also a lot of fun. The teachers were very proud of how we negotiated and helped each other succeed.