What's happened at Ratapiko 2022?
Our learning for Term 1 started with water safety. We had a great time learning and experiencing swimming in different bodies of water. We went to Fitzroy Beach for Beach Ed, Manganui Stream for river safety, the Inglewood Pools for deep water learning and had Jo from Swim Safe at our pool for focused life saving tips.
Our water safety unit was supported by the Water Skills for life programme.
At the Manganui Awa
At our pool with Jo
Deep water practise
Buoyancy and heaps of fun (video doesn't play)
After Taranaki Anniversary, when the water was too cold to swim we ventured into our Mātauranga Māori, the land of voyages learning. We have explored the Pacific by: learning what countries make up the Pacific Islands, how far away the islands are from New Zealand, learning from our whānau who have links to the pacific, and how our Pacific ancestors navigated there way across the Pacific Ocean using wayfinding techniques. Wayfinding is the use of natural occurring phenomena - waves, stars, moon, the sun, land influences, clouds and birds.
Next term we are continuing this learning and will be creating digital presentations (robotics, scratch and coding) to share what we have discovered.
Henry sharing about life in Tonga
Sharing Chop Suey
Henry and Lincoln wearing their Ta'ovala
Our Enviro Work
We needed to weed after the summer holiday break and then the rest of the term was tidying and keeping our space fabullous.
Planting new seeds
After the storm
Mindful garden tidy
Clearing the trees
Compost bin clean
Our first apples from the orchard
Planting our Spring bulbs
Moving the mulch still!