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Parera – Year 6 blog

To Boldly Go……..

What an out-of-this-world extravaganza of space exploration!!! Our production, “The Final Frontier” was an epic tale of the struggle between the forces of good and evil, throwing in a healthy dose of science fiction fun for good measure!

   

Ancients Alive!

Yesterday, the Parera Class visited the College Museum to discover the secrets of some of the world’s greatest historical figures – told by the people themselves!!

     

Maths Magicians

Our Maths Olympics against the parents was great fun!

Congratulations to the following teams, which performed extremely well: Arthur Weasley (winners); Dobby (joint 2nd); Fang (joint 2nd) and Hermione Grainger (3rd)

Vector Visit

To start our Science Week off with a bang (not literally, of course!), Watt the Robot paid Parera Class a visit to teach us how to stay safe around electricity.

We learned that our bodies are conductors because our bodies are 70% water.

So, playing near electricity can be dangerous as it can arc and jump through our bodies to try to reach the ground.

Vector employees wear special safety clothing to protect them.

Magnificent Musical Marvels

Roll over, Beethoven ‘cos the boys (and girls) are back in town!

What a wonderful, talented group we have in our class! From presenters to singers; from musicians to dancers – the talent on display at our annual Primary Festival was incredible. Not even the exploding sound mixer could dampen the atmosphere or prevent the show from going on.

Congratulations, everyone, on such a toe-tapping, foot-stomping, hand-clapping success!

Treasure Hunt

We had to understand teamwork and sustainability to find the treasure in the recent Treasure Hunt show, where inhabitants of Seeland and Treeview had to work together to venture into the Beyond and find the missing songs of the Trees and Seas.


 

Wellington Wanderers

The Year 6 class had an incredibly busy schedule for their Wellington trip last week. It was an early start for the airport and, once we had checked in to our hotel, we headed to the iconic Wellington cable cars for a quick ride and to admire the views of the city.

Walking with ANZACs

Our Parera Class have been lucky enough to acquire a box of WW1 artefacts – each with its own story attached. We have discovered the real young Kiwi men who served in WW1 and learned a little about their experiences before, during and after the war.

Official Records

An Epaulette

Old school and family photographs

Souvenirs from Egypt

Old photographs from the trenches

Badges and other memorabilia

Documents and maps

A violin string – returned with other personal effects

Chess Masters

Wow! Well done to all our brilliant chess players, who attended the Hibiscus Coast Chess Tournament – you played strongly and showed wonderful sporting behaviour – win, lose or draw!

Nailbiting tension as the tournament drew to a close…

Congratulations, Ananda! Tournament Champion!

ChessPower Knockout badge acquired!

Tiritiri Matangi

What a beautiful day to visit this wonderful island sanctuary, right here on our doorstep!

We picked up any rubbish we found on the beach.

We spotted so many different birds!

Not even the biggest wetapunga on the island!

Happy Holidays!

Wow! We finished the term in sp-egg-tacular fashion…

This morning we had a whole school technology challenge, where our groups had to make the tallest freestanding poppy they could using only 20 sheets of newspaper and some red and black paper for the flower.

This was followed by the last Y6 sausage sizzle of the year. Thank you to everyone who has supplied sausages, cooked or bought and eaten the sausages!

Finally, we made Easter Bunny baskets and filled them with chocolate eggs.

Well done on a great term, Parera Class – have a wonderful break and get ready for another busy term starting in two weeks!!!!

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