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Please compete the surgery by Thursday. You will need a password. See me or another Year 6 student if you can not remember it.
Year 5 students need to complete a survey this week. The information will be used to help place you in next year's class. We will go through it in class. You need a password to compete it which you will get when we go through it. Click here to go to the survey.
Phew, what a lot of games we've played this week!
First we learned to play knucklebones. Miss Tomkinson used to play it when she was in Standard 3 (the equivalent of Year 5). There were mixed reactions to the game; about half the class really enjoyed it but some students found it hurt their hands! The knucklebones we used this week are made of metal but they were originally made from the knuckles in sheep legs (hence the name).
On Wednesday some teachers from Ferrymead in Christchurch came to Tinwald to teach us about games from the past. These included: traditional games and toys such as hoops, hobby horses (a firm favourite with lots of the boys!) and quoits; outdoor games like elastics, Farmer, Farmer and Arabella; Maori games and toys; and indoor games and toys such as puppets, jigsaws, Tiddlywinks and Pick Up Sticks. Miss Tomkinson had a great time playing some games from her childhood!
Today we used our reading time to learn the rules of Ringer Marbles. This is the version of marbles used in competitions. Later in the day we had a go. It got very noisy as everyone shouted with excitement when their shooter hit a mib (a marble)!
We also managed to fit some tennis skills into the day with Chris from Mid-Canterbury tennis. Next week we hope to be good enough to play a game when we have another session.
What a lot of games... but also a lot of fun!
Photos coming soon.
Arrowsmith's Pacific Fusion show was a huge hit! Well done to everyone for their hard work and perseverance. A lot of effort went in to producing the show; you made you teachers and parents proud! And it was fantastic to see lots of hidden talents and skills emerge. Take a look at some photos...
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