Sunday, 3 December 2017

Kia Ora Whanau
Athletics has been our focus this term and for the past couple of weeks we have been learning the skills of High Jump. Thank you to our coaches who come in to teach us every week. Check out some of us in action.
Carmen giving it a go
Dante giving it a go
Juwayne jumping
Kenzo giving it a go

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Poem Recital - Congratulations Dante for Winning the Finals (Years 1-3)

Ni Hao, 
Last Term everyone in our class had to choose a Poem that they enjoyed for the Year 1-3 Poem Competition. It was a very scary experience so our teacher prepared us by sharing the Marking Criteria and with a lot of practise. We even had our parents help us at home. Miss Manuele gave us the opportunity to  say it in front of the class if we were brave, which we all did eventually...before the actual class competition. Check out the criteria below along with our video of us giving it a go!

Poem Speech Criteria
1. Volume
(Speaks at an appropriate volume)
Loud    Audible   Soft    Wavers
1    2   3
2. Pace
(Speaks at a suitable speed)
Flows         Fast          Slow
1    2   3
3. Clarity
(Uses a clear voice)
Clear      Slight Slur      Stutter
1    2   3
4. Pause  (Pauses for effect and emphasis is placed on certain words)
Dramatic    Breathy     None
1    2   3
5. Voice Expression (Speaks using an interesting voice)
Lots         Some          None
1    2   3
6. Eye Contact
(Makes eye contact with audience)
Lots       Some     Looks down
1    2   3
7. Facial Expression
(Feeling, mood)
Animated     Blank     Tense
1    2   3
8. Gestures
(Hand moves for feeling, actions)
Too much   Effective    Little
1    2   3
9. Stance
(Correct posture, doesn’t fidget)
Firm        Fidgets      Moving
1    2   3
10. Poem Choice
Excellent      Great       Good      
1    2   3
Total Score


From our class competition we had to choose 3 winners to go through to the Semi-Finals. They were Dante (Little Bo-Peep), Joshan (Jack and Jill), Evelynn (I'm a little Teapot). 

At the Fledglings Team Competition Dante Neilson Won and went through to the Finals along with Evelynn who came second. We were extremely excited when Dante was announced the winner of the Poem Recital for the Years 1-3 Poem Recital Competition. 

Congratulations to ALL the students who took part and a HUGE PAKIPAKI to Dante Neilson who represented our class and WON! You totally deserved it! 
Ka Rawe Dante!

WINNER of the Years 1-3 Poem Recital Competition 

Monday, 13 November 2017

Swimming Time

Malo E Lelei

The Incredible Two's really love swimming. For some of us, it is our first time in the water. 

At our first lesson we had to build our confidence being in the water. These are a few photos of us revisiting our skills from Term 1:
1) Entering and exiting safely 
2) Building our confidence in the water.

Monday, 30 October 2017

The Fledglings giving Athletics a go!

Malo Ni, 
On a Monday of every odd week, the Fledglings get together after lunch for Sports. This term, we are focusing on Athletic skills such as; shot-put, discuss, hurdles, standing long jump and sprints. The children are split into 6 groups. Each group spends 10 minutes at each station learning the skills. Ask your child what skills they have learnt and help them practice these at home. 

Sunday, 22 October 2017

Niuean Language Week Challenge

Fakaalofa Lahi Atu,
The first week back at school we celebrated Diwali and the Niuean Language. As part of the Niuean Language Week Challenge, we had to learn the Niuean National Anthem.
Check out our video of us trying our best.

Oue Tulou...Incredible Two's

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Learning a waiata for Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori

Kia Ora Koutou Whanau

This week we are learning a waiata called 'Te na Koutou'. These are our leaders who will be teaching the entire class. Thank you to Whaea Sonya for helping Joshan and Carmen with the correct pronouncing of the words.
Ka Rawe Joshan and Carmen!

Friday, 8 September 2017

Malo e lelei,
Uike Katoanga'i o e Lea Faka-Tonga. This week, is Tongan Language Week. We found it a challenge to use the greeting. Check out our video of us giving it a go.