Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Trees For Survival

  ~~Trees For Survival~~

Trees for survival is an educational programme planting trees and growing them.Trees for survival requires lots of organisation. It started 20 years ago. 1.5 million trees 2016-2020 have been planted. Over 70,000 children are involved across the world.

We went to a farm on Blackbridge Road to do our tree planting. Trees for survival was fun and it was muddy so I was jumping in the squishy gross brown mud. We had to jump on the spade like a pogo stick to get the spade in the ground.

We went to the farm to plant trees. We planted trees to help landowners revegetate, to help animal habitat, stop dirt getting into waterways and support the hill.

We also planted trees for Matariki too. Matariki is a time for a new beginning and Maori new year planted trees for our environment.

~ AnaRuihi Westley ~

Trees for survival

Trees for survival is a program for providing us oxygen shelter and cleaning our water ways.

It is an environmental planting day. Also a survival day to help our environment from pollution in the air. What you plant are native trees on farms and near waterways or wetlands.

This year we went to a farm on Black Bridge road to do our tree planting.

This year we planted a round 300 native trees. This year was really fun.

I had 4 sausages for lunch. The farmer had a big steam and it had eels. We fed them lunch!!

Trees for survival requires lots of organisation.
Trees for survival started 20 years ago. Over 1.5 million trees have been planted and over 5000 schools have been involved.This year  globally 91,000 trees planted. Over 70,000 children are involved across the world!!

Trees for survival trees can support the hill to stop land slides and can stop bad flooding. Trees for survival gets kids out to help our environment and getting some fresh air kids.Planting during Matariki is related because it is a time of new beginning!


Trees for Survival

Trees for Survival is a way of preserving native New Zealand trees.

We do it to purify water and support the hills around us.

Also, we do it to provide habitats for small animals such as mice and birds.

It is the day that happens once a year where students all over the world plant native trees.

We went to Blackbridge Road to plant native trees in unstable land. Splashing in the mud was really fun.

Digging square holes was awesome because they looked like minecraft  grass blocks. We looked at the eels in the creek, they were absolutely giant. We fed the eels and they slithered everywhere and ate everything we gave them.

Trees for survival is a native tree planting day. We carefully plant trees native to New Zealand. We plant trees in farmers' unstable land.


*~~Trees for Survival~~*

Trees for survival helps us survive by providing oxygen, shelter and cleaning the water.

In 2019 over 91,00 trees were planted and over 5000 school students were involved.

Native trees help build habitats and that means animals can live there and have babies and then we have more animals in New Zealand.

Trees for survival is and educational programme planting trees and growing them,

our class planted plants for our natives' survival.

We went to a farm on Blackbridge Road to do our tree planting. The class dug and pushed on the shovel on the hard muddy ground.

It's important because it's for our world's survival and our survival so we can breathe and so animals can have great habitats instead of plastic.

*~~Meila Stanaway~~*


Thursday, August 6, 2020

Calendar Art LZ1JF

Calendar Art LZ1JF

LZ1JF has finally completed all of our Calendar Art for 2020.  Please scroll down and find your child's work of art.  There is a story behind these creations...
They are a loose response to our recent Covid experience in lock down.  We explored our emotions using many mediums and expressive movement.  What evolved was the face of an animal of choice.
I hope you enjoy them.

Monday, August 3, 2020


The first few weeks of our term have been revolving around learning about Matariki. Given the unusual year we have all had so far, the opportunity to start again with the Maori New Year has been welcomed. As well as learning new waiata, learning something of Maramataka (the Maori lunar calendar), the stars of Matariki, and the many ways that Matariki is acknowledged across the country, we have been building manu tukutuku (kites).

We said karakia before harvesting our harakeke.

We had a pretty messy classroom for a while

 But we worked collaboratively to use the harakeke to bind the toe toe structure and attach the raupō.           

We worked to our own designs

And we were pretty happy with our finished creations.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Term 2 Art - Jefferson Calendar Art

We came back to Term 2 after six weeks lockdown! 
For art we got to explore our emotions through expressive creativity and then take control with zentangle art. 
We began by creating art with crayons, pastels, vivids and dye...lots of mediums. Next we created art with finger painting...well both hands painting! Very theraputic and fun. After that we created controlled zentangle art, just many black and white patterns. Finally, and a bit shockingly we had to tear all our work into strips!!
So we put everything back together anew....from lots of expressive chaos to something familiar...a beautiful animal face. Amazing creations!
This will also be our Calendar Art.