Newsletter Week 2 Term 4
Lauriston School 26th October 2022
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Congratulations to the following children who have qualified to represent Lauriston School at the county athletics to be held in Ashburton on Friday 4th November:
Shot Put : Katie Rollinson
Discus: Katie Rollinson, Olivia Copland, Henrietta Cairns
Long Jump: Sam Honeywell, Archie Tonks, Annabel Maw, Olivia Copland, Henrietta Cairns, Sasami Koizumi
High Jump: Archie Tonks, Wilbur Cairns, Alba Worner, Shevonne Marova, Henrietta Cairns
Short Sprint: James Gray, James Tonks, Sadie Wilson, Wilbur Cairns, Sam Honeywell, Archie Tonks, Ali Palmer, Katie Rollinson, Sasami Koizumi
Long Sprint: James Tonks, Calire Copland, Sam Honeywell, Wilbur Cairns, Archie Tonks, Ali Palmer, Annabel Maw, Katie Rollinson, Raffia Stehouwer
Long Distance: Olivia Copland, Katie Rollinson, Henrietta Cairns, Livi Fletcher
Relay: Katie Rollinson, Raffia Stehouwer, Sasami Koizumi
There will be more information home to these students in the next few days.
- Student Council Fun Day - 28th October
- BOT Meeting - 1st November
- County Athletics - 4th November (pp 7th November)
- Yr 4-5 Hakatere - Ashburton Lakes Camp - 7-9th November
- Yr 3 Hakatere - Ashburton Lakes Camp - 8-9th November
- Yr 0-2 Hakatere - Ashburton Lakes Big Day Out - 9th November
- Yr 6 Hakatere - Ashburton Lakes Big Day Out - 9th November
- Opuke Staff Only Day - 10th November
- Canterbury Anniversary Day Holiday - 11th November
- Yr 6 Diamond Harbour Camp - 22nd - 25th November
- LSS Meeting - 23rd November
- Zone Athletics - 30th November
- Firewise Funday - 2nd December
- BOT Meeting - 5th December
- Leavers Dinner - 8th December
Last Week in our School
Mt Alford have had a busy week settling back in for Term 4. It is so great to have so many new faces. Athletics was a big highlight from last week with lots of practice before an exciting day at Methven Primary.
Our highlights for the start of Term 4:
Fletcher: I liked going to Methven Primary to do athletics. I liked the obstacle course with Miss Turpie.
Ayan: I like writing a sentence on the whiteboard.
Ezra: I liked doing athletics with Mrs Adams. I like putting the bean bags in the hula hoops.
Izzy: I liked doing the running at athletics.
We have been very busy doing athletics in the afternoons with Mt Alford and the Mt Hutt year 2s in the lead up to Athletics day at Methven Primary School. Everyone tried their best, had a lot of fun and loved meeting up with old friends as our local schools were able to come together for an amazing day. This led to some incredible stories as the kids did a written recount of the day.
Lauriston is looking very different with the removal of the trees behind Mt Harper and Mt Hutt. Due to this there were a lot of small sticks left on the grass which we used as a learning opportunity. The children worked in groups to show what 100 sticks looked like, splitting them into groups to make them easier to count. Some made groups of five while others groups of 10 enabling us to discuss which was the most effective.
Mt Harper is in charge of looking after the hen house in term. The children love going to visit the chickens, checking their water and feed, collecting the eggs and giving them a cuddle.
I liked the short sprint - Alex
My favourite part was the treasure part - Natalie
I liked doing the running - Oliver
I also liked the running. I did the sprints - Jamie
My favourite part was the running race - Gus
I liked sprinting. It was easy - Anabelle
I liked the activity at Miss Turpie's station with beanbags and huluhoops - Maddison
This term Mt Winterslow (Opihako) have been tasked with looking after the pigs on our farm.
I would like to thank the Rooney whanau for their continuous support with supplying our school
with piglets, as well as supplying feed. Thank you to the Duckmanton whanau for supplying hay
to ensure our piglets are nice and cosy in their new environment. Students will conduct a whole
school survey to decide our new piglets names this week.
Mt Winterslow will work in groups to ensure our piglets environment is clean and healthy, which
include feeding pigs, drinking water, hay & pen, pig sty and pig scraps.
Literacy-Communication, Mathematics, Science, Technology, Social Science, Health/Physical
Well-Being, and The Arts will relate to our local curriculum focusing on an inquiry question –
How do we create an environment to stimulate our pigs? We look forward to sharing photos and
learning throughout the term.
This week Mt Somers has been busy with lots of exciting things. A big focus has been our Purerehua that we were kindly gifted to us by Miss Nerina’s brother, Roland. First we had to draw a design then copy it onto the Purerehua. Then we painted them with some leftover paint from the mural. Our next step was to add Indian ink to outline our designs. Then our second to last step was to hot poker our name into the back of our Purerehua. Then finally we are going to spray varnish onto the Purerehua to protect the paint from scratching off.
Another main focus was our Pasture measuring. We needed to find out the amount of grass we had for our Sheep and Lambs that are coming back to our farm. The process was that first we got into a group and picked a paddock on the farm your group wanted to test. When we were in our paddock we measured a 50cmx50cm square, but before we could start cutting the grass we had to collect samples of the other plants and weeds in that paddock so we were aware of what things were in the paddock. When we got back to class we all weighed our grass and then left it to dry out. A fews days went by and we reweighed our dried grass, then we compared the two weights and did some maths and worked out how many Sheep and Lambs could come back to the farm.
Last week all the children at Lauriston competed in the Athletics at Methven Primary school. Some of the highlights were the long distance run - the year Mt Somers girls did especially well. Lots of us did well with the throwing and sprints as well. All the children gave it their all on the day! And congratulations to everyone who got through to counties.
We have been exploring different sounds that we can make on a variety of musical instruments. Today we got into groups and created a soundscape based on the story of Tane and the Stars. It was really creative how we had to match our sound to a different part of the story like the sky, Tane making the stars, etc. When we put all our group soundscapes together it sounded really good.
Written by Poppy & Livi
Term 4 Uniform
As long pants or leggings are only a term 2 & 3 option, these can no longer be worn in term four.
As we are now in term 4, all children must be wearing a sunhat whilst outside or will be asked by staff to sit in a shaded area. Any navy bucket or brim hat can be worn, but caps are not acceptable as they do not cover the ears. We have some large sunhats available for purchase from the office with more stock of smaller sizes due to arrive shortly.
This is also a timely reminder to apply sunscreen to your children before they head to school for the day - sunscreen is available in the classroom for reapplying throughout the day.
Lauriston Hall AGM
Any enquiries please phone Bev 0272428846
Monday – Friday 8:30am to 3:30pm