Ms K bearnapped Walker Bear from the staff room. He said he wanted to see what goes on in LZ4 and was a bit bored of sitting in a display cabinet. Each house in our school has a bear mascot. Here is what Walker Bear got up to today at Reading time.
31 October 2011
30 October 2011
A Soul cake is a small round cake which is traditionally made for All Saints Day or All Souls' Day (1st November) to celebrate the dead. The cakes, often simply referred to as souls, were given out to soulers (mainly consisting of children and the poor) who would go from door to door on Hallowmass (31st October, now known as Halloween) singing and saying prayers for the dead. Each cake eaten would represent a soul being freed from Purgatory. The practice of giving and eating soul cakes is often seen as the origin of modern Trick or Treating. Ms K baked us some Soul Cakes on Sunday and we are learning about the real reasons for Halloween this week.
26 October 2011
Today we celebrated Diwali, the Hindu festival, at school. We were allowed to wear our cultural saris and jewellery. Some of the teachers dressed up in saris and looked beautiful. We tried some Indian sweets and the teachers had a feast in the staff room. We read a big book about Diwali and learnt about what happens on each of the five days. We made flower garlands out of paper to give to our Mums and to some of the teachers.
25 October 2011
Last term, we made a patchwork quilt to show our memories of the year in LZ4 so far. We have learnt about soccer, dragons, the Rugby World Cup, been on a tram which broke down, had a Cross Country race, made Spider drinks, learnt about insects like butterflies and spiders, met Jack Frost, had a Teddy Bears' picnic, and saw a big steam train at MOTAT.
Click on the link below to go to an awesome website explaining all about Diwali! We will be having a Costumes and Cultures Mufti Day on Friday to celebrate, and perhaps on Wednesday some of the teachers will wear saris! We are reading a big book about Diwali and will be doing lots of art using Diwali as a theme. Amisha, Keisha, Thaleisha, Tanisha, Harman, Harshil are all celebrating Diwali! Happy Diwali.
24 October 2011
Last night the All Blacks beat France in a very close game 8-7. After a long 24 year wait, this has made the All Blacks the World Champions at Rugby for the next four years. They won every match they played in the tournament. Tony Woodcock scored the only try.
We are proud to be New Zealanders and Kiwi kids no matter of our creed, colour, origins, language or religion.
17 October 2011
Yay we are nearly at the end of the Rugby World Cup and the All Blacks will be playing France next weekend. Ms K is wearing her All Blacks jersey in Poland and England to show her support. We will have lots to write about when we come back to school after Labour Weekend. GO THE ALL BLACKS!!!!