Papatūānuku Play Update from Monday the 21st May:

Kia ora whānau,

Another fantastic play afternoon happened yesterday afternoon with Rekareka (fun & enjoyment) coming from all of our junior classrooms. The students showed creativity, agency, excellence and whakawhanaungatanga.

Some new loose part play stations included a collection of vinyl, wallpaper rolls and cardboard tubes. The children made a vast range of creations including musical instruments, shops, swords, telescopes, giant pencils, sticker making, posters and even the Eiffel Tower!

Another new station this week focussed around creativity and fine motor muscle development. Cotton tips were a tool used for painting which helps develop the muscles we use to hold a pen, and for strengthening our pincer grip. The children had fun experimenting with different modes of painting and learning that we don’t always need to use brushes!

Who would have thought ‘body socks’ would have been so much fun! The children explored with the new body socks Suzanne sewed for us. They transformed into all sort of wild and wonderful things from rocks and slime to aliens, waterfalls and monsters.

What wonderful opportunities for our learners.

Ngā mihi

Papatūānuku Team