Monday, August 20, 2018


Is part of our inquiry we have been looking at the history of art. At the moment we are up to Roman art and have been busy creating our own mosaics.

Monday, July 23, 2018

Using Voice Thread

We are learning to use voice thread to record our thinking around what growth mindset is. The question we had to answer was what does it mean to have a growth mindset?

Wednesday, June 13, 2018


In He Puna Tārei we have been writing about fear. We could choose to either describe fear or write about a time we experienced fear. Here is some of our writing.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

He Puna Tārei Art Gallery Trip - Beyond the Frame

He Puna Tārei Art Gallery Trip - Beyond the Frame

He Puna Tārei enjoyed a visit to the art gallery where we
explored the idea of thinking ‘outside of the square. We had
to create our own painting inspired by the artworks in the exhibition
Out of the Frame.  Our artwork had to have: a primary colour, a colour
we made ourselves, texture (smooth and bumpy) and one colour blending
into another colour. We had lots of fun and used the Habit of Mind -
imaging, creating and innovating when making our piece of art.  Next we
have to figure out how to display them in the class!

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Romero Britto Self Portraits

He Puna Tārei imagined, created and innovated self portraits based on the artworks of Romero Britto. We followed the tutorial video step by step to draw our portrait. For our backgrounds we created patterns using things we like.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Wolf Descriptions

We have been learning to write descriptions. We listened to the sound of wolves howling and looked at images. Then we had to describe what the wolf looked like and how it might act. We published our descriptions on Book Creator - click on the link below to go to book creator to read it.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Class Logo Poll

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