Friday, December 8, 2017

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Meri Kirihimete 
This week we made a christmas elf.....








Friday, December 1, 2017





Today we jumped, skipped, played 'In the Swamp' as part of our 
Jump Rope for Heart day.

We were divided into groups and spent time at stations doing a variety of jump rope activities.

The weather was amazing. We ended the morning with an ice block.

Thank you to all the whanau who joined us for this event.
















Tuesday, November 21, 2017

In Rata Tahi we have been retelling the story of
Jack and the Beanstalk

Here are some of our stories...

Once upon a time there was a boy called Jack and he saw a man and the man gave him the magic beans and the beans started to grow into a beanstalk. Then Jack climbed the beanstalk. He saw a castle and he stole some golden eggs. On the way down the giant chased Jack down the beanstalk and his Mum chopped the beanstalk down
Retold by Charlie. 

Once upon a time there was a boy named Jack. He sold the cow because he wanted a bean. He sold the cow for some magic beans. He came home. Mum was angry. Jack's Mum threw the beans outside. the beanstalk grew overnight. Jack climbed up the beanstalk. He saw a giant. He ran away with the golden goose and the money. Jack's Mum chopped down the beanstalk and they lived happily ever after.
Retold by Claudia


Once upon a time there was a boy called Jack. 
His mother said, "we have no money for the food we need. So he said, "sell the cow to market so we can get some money so we can buy some food we need". So Jack sold the cow. But on the his way he met a man. 
He said, "I will buy that cow". If you give me that cow 
I will give you this magic bean. If you plant this magic bean you will live happily ever after". 
Jack wanted to live happily ever after so he took the magic bean and set off. When he got home his mother said, "You! sold! the! cow! but! now! we! have! no! money! and no! food! you naughty boy!" 
Then his mother threw the magic bean out the window and then they went to bed hungry. All night the bean grew and grew and grew into the clouds. When Jack woke up his window was covered in green. 
He saw a beanstalk. He climbed up the beanstalk, so he did but at the top there was a castle. Inside the castle there was a sleeping giant. In it he saw a chicken that laid a golden egg. Jack said in a whisper, I want that chicken and then he took the chicken quietly. 
But! he got caught by the giant. He ran out of the castle. Finally Jack reached the beanstalk. He climbed down the beanstalk but the giant followed him down it. When he got to the bottom of the beanstalk he yelled to his mother, "Get the axe". So his mother got the axe for Jack. He took the axe off his mother and then chopped the beanstalk down. The giant fell down the beanstalk never to be seen again. 
After that the bean was thrown into space never to be seen again and Jack's family lived happily ever after.
                                                         retold by Sacha

I like Jack and the Beanstalk.
the giant ran after Jack.
Jack's Mum chopped the beanstalk down.
I was happy
Retold by Caden.

Once upon a time there lived a boy named Jack. He had no money for food. He sold the cow. A man came along and gave him a bean. His Mum was angry. She threw it out the window. The bean grew overnight.
So Jack climbed up the beanstalk. He got a hen 
and they lived happily ever after.
Retold by Annalise


Once a upon a time there was a boy called Jack. One day his Mum said, "Go outside and sell the cow". He went to the market and got a magic bean on the way to the market. His Mum was angry.
Retold by Logan

more stories........


Once upon a time there lived a boy. His Mum died. He was very poor. His name was Jack. Just before his mum died she told Jack to sell the cow. So he did. He found a woman she said, "Can I buy that cow". I will give you these magic beans". Mum said, "If you ever get a bean throw it into the garden and it will grow very big. He climbed the beanstalk. It had a giant at the top. It was big and scary. Jack got a goose. It laid golden eggs. He said, I want that goose". It laid golden eggs. It woke the giant up. Jack ran to the beanstalk. 
He lived happily ever after. 
retold by Chloe.

Once upon a time there was a boy named Jack and he met a man. the man said, If you give me the cow I will give you this bean you will see a beanstalk". Jack's Mum threw the beans out the window. The beanstalk grew up into the sky. Jack climbed the beanstalk. At the top of the beanstalk there was a castle. He saw a giant and a golden goose and he went into the castle again and got a flute and then he went into the castle again. Jack saw a chicken and he took the chicken away but he got caught by the giant. He ran down the beanstalk and said, Get the axe". So Jack's Mum gave it to Jack. Jack chopped the beanstalk down and the giant was never to be seen again. 
Jack and his Mum lived happily ever after.
retold by Lorelei


Once upon a time there was a boy named Jack. He lived in a far away cottage with his Mum. His Mum said sell the cow. On the way he met a man and he gave hime a magic bean without the cow. Jack  gave the beans to Mum. Mum was angry so she threw the beans outside. A beanstalk grw overnight. In the morning Jack climbed the beanstalk. This he got there he saw a big castle. He saw a giant. He saw the golden goose layer. the giant woke up and chased him down the beanstalk. Jack said to his Mum, "Get the axe". Jack chopped the beanstalk down. the giant was never seen again. So they lived happily ever after.
retold by Danielle

Once upon a time there was a boy called Jack. His Mum said, " I am about to die", and she said, "Sell the cow". But when he came back with a bean she was angry. So she threw the bean out the window. The next day he woke up. He went outside. He went on the swings and fell off and bumped his head and when he was about to go inside he saw a beanstalk. He went up it. When he got to the top he saw a castle. He went inside. When he got inside he saw a golden goose. But the giant woke up and chased Jack down. Jack yelled, "Get the axe Mum"
Mum gave him the axe and Jack chopped it down. The giant fell on the cottage and died. Jack lived happily ever after.
retold by Benjamin