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Moa – Year 6 blog

Chess Fest…

Today, we had Paul from Chess Power visit us to teach us how to play chess like a Grand Master. We learned all the pieces’ names and movements as well as the rules of combat and how to beat our opponents by squashing their pieces!

   

Bike Safety

Thank you Bigfoot Adventures for coming in to teach us how to make sure we are safe when riding our bikes.

Our day began with checking our helmets for signs of damage and making sure they fitted properly!

Then it was onto checking our bikes were roadworthy with the ABCD Quick test.

Finally, we were ready to cycle and learn how to mount, brake and dismount with control. By the time we had finished playing games and having “slow” races, we were all bike experts!

 

Fin-tastic!

Our Moas proved that, not only are they fast on land, but they are also super swimmers as well! Our Y6 athletes took part in the College and Upper Primary Swimming Sports Day – there was lots of splashing, cheering and fun to be had – and our relay teams took the College by surprise, competing brilliantly to win the Y6/7 Girls’ Relay and just pipped into second place in the Boys’ Relay.

Taskmaster

Week 2 – Alphabet Soup

Task: 20 minutes to collect things from A to Z to go in the pot. On your marks, get set….cook!!!

 

 

Beach Picnic 2020

The annual Family Beach Picnic was a great day out  –  sun, sand, swimming and water guns!

The Year 6 fundraising also got off to a fantastic start with sausages, dumplings, quiche and bake sale! Thank you to the parents who donated foods and energy in cooking and selling!

Taskmaster

Each week, our Mighty Moa team is doing battle, completing seemingly random tasks, under the watchful eye of the Taskmaster.

 

Week 1: Pinky Pick-up

Our teams had to choose representatives to pick up items from the floor using just their pinkies! Each item had to be bigger than a foot and the number of items had to equal the number of representatives. Confused?

Our best result: 15 items picked up by 15 reps and held for 1 min 25 seconds. Well done, team!

 

School Captains

There was a fiercely contested election for the role of School Captain this year. Eleven brave, resourceful students presented themselves to their peers as candidates for the three available positions. Each had put great thought and care into their speeches, videos and presentations – outlining how they intended to make our school a better place and how they displayed our Wentworth values.

Congratulations to each candidate – even though you could not all be elected, you were all successful speakers and the voters had an incredibly difficult job in deciding how to cast their votes.

Our School Captains this year are Luke V, Claire S and Oscar G. I know they will do a wonderful job!

 

Mighty Moa Class 2020

You thought the Moa was extinct? Not at all – there have been numerous sightings around Gulf Harbour of this amazing creature.

Towering above all others, the Moa lived in communities and was capable of fast running speeds  – sociable and sporty – just like our Year 6 class!

 

 

 

 

 

King of the Boards

Congratulations to Wentworth Primary’s top chess player, Ananda, who competed in the National Chess Championships, held in Christchurch recently. We are incredibly proud of you!

Peachy Speeches!!!

Congratulations to Amy and Atia, who won our Wentworth Year 6 speech competition. Both girls went on to the Hibiscus Coast Lions Speech Finals. Atia gained third place overall with her speech about the importance of chores – and some handy hints for getting out of them! Congratulations, Atia!

Well done to all the students who entered the school competition – it is a brave thing to do and I learned things from each of you.

 

EPro Great!

Four teams of Year 6 engineering whizzkids took part in the Vector EPro8 STEM Competition, competing against other local schools to solve intricate problems using maths, science, electronics and technology.

It was a nailbiting event with Wentworth teams consistently in the running for the top spots and a ticket to the semi-finals. After two and a half hours, our jointly-third placed ‘Science Infection’ team were involved in a tense “build-off” to decide the final spot – and won by a massive 6mm!!!

Congratulations to all our teams – you were amazing!

 

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