Sunday, April 29, 2012
Thursday, April 26, 2012
This term we are learning about Measurement - length and distance in Maths. Today Miss Paton gave us each a Mintie and the challenge was to tear the wrapper ensuring we kept it in one piece. The person with the longest wrapper was the winner. We used a metre ruler to measure our Mintie wrappers.
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Saturday, April 21, 2012
This is the process I went through when I taught my children how to make Tapa Cloths.
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Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Last term some of the Kapa Haka group performed to the Pakuranga Rotary Group. It was a special afternoon as the Pakuranga Rotary Club hosted some visitors from Alaska. The Kapa Haka group made Panmure Bridge School proud. Check out the movie.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
How to make a Tapa
30cm x 30cm square of brown paper
Black vivid marker
1. Rule the paper every 3cm across and downwards. This should make a 10 x 10 grid
2. Draw a picture using a pencil
3. Go over pencil marks using a vivid
4. Rub out the grid
5. When you arr done you rub out your grid.
6. Scrunch up paper ten times.
7. Dye paper with brown dye
8. Let the Tapa dry.
9. Bleach over the areas you would like to have white Tapa.
10. Let the Tapa dry and hang it up.
Reflecting on my Tapa Cloth
1. Are you pleased with your Tapa Cloth? why / why not?
Yes because it is my marae pattern.
2. What did you find easy when you were creating your Tapa?
Doing the koru
3. What did you find tricky when you were creating your Tapa?
Doing the grid because you had to make it straight.
4. If you made another Tapa,what would you change and why?
Because I want it to be different from other peoples.
5. Who / What has helped you in creating your Tapa?
My culture patterns, the photographs from Mrs Walters, Miss Paton, my Mum drew my Marae patterns.
6. Did you use any of your own cultural patterns in your own Tapa? Which ones?
What do they mean? If you didn’t use your cultural patterns, what did patterns did you use? Where did they come from?
Yes I used my cultural patterns from my marae.
7. What geometric elements does your Tapa Cloth show?
Reflection, Rotation, Translation. My tapa shows Reflection
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Today it was the last day of swimming. We have been so lucky to have the portable pool onsite and to go swimming three times a week. The water was lovely and warm. The best thing about it was that when it was pouring with rain we were still able to go swimming as it was properly sheltered. It's been a wonderful nine weeks learning how to swimming and improving on our swimming techniques.
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