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Ahuriri Visits

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Each year the Ahuriri children come to visit the Whio studio. They get to have a look at our space, play with our equipment and their old friends from Ahuriri and meet their possible teachers for next year. It was amazing to see the Whio children being such role models today and really looking after our visitors. We are so proud of them. The Ahuriri children will come for a few more studio visits before the end of the year.

Technology

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This week we have continued with our technology/ maths inquiry - using bee bots, apps and unplugged activities. The children have had a chance to have a go at all three activities on a few different occasions. It has been lovely to see the children working so well with different children from their T groups. The children have worked really hard to problem solve if they have found the coding/ instructions didn't quite work the first time.  Ka pai Whio!

Whio's Book Character Day dress up

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  We have loved dressing up today as our favourite book characters!  

Firewise Visit from The NZ Fire Service

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Today we were lucky enough to have 6 fire fighters from the Wigram Station come to school and share the Firewise programme with us. We all learnt some very important things-  Candles, matches and lighters are tools NOT toys (so are for grown ups only)  When the smoke alarm goes off we have to shout "Fire! Fire! Fire!" then we get down, get low, and get out.  Make sure your family has a safe meeting spot once you get out (the letterbox is a great choice). When you are asleep you cannot smell smoke- this makes smoke detectors essential.  We also got to see the fire truck and they explained all the special tools and equipment they have on board. The children got to ask lots of great questions and share some experiences too. 

Bee Bots are so much fun!

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 This week for maths we are loving learning about coding. Using programmes on the Ipads, Bee Bots and an 'unplugged' activity we have been making code.  Here we are using the Bee Bots. Check out how focussed we are on the task! 

Story time in the library!

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 Today Ella, Ava and Amy shared shared a special play with T11 and T12. The play was called Unicorn and Yeti- Fair and Square. The girls did an amazing job presenting it. We we were super proud of how well the other children sat and listened- they made an awesome audience. 

Maths challenge

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 Today the Whio children had a wero - challenge at maths time. They worked together, showing kotahitanga (collaboration), to create something with a pattern or something very tall or very long.