Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Music concert

Jenny and the children have been working on a musical story for the music concert. They made the whole thing up. It was all about anumals and hunters. It had drama, adventure, excitiement and triumph. Amazing! 
The orchestra also played to kick the whole thing off.

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Zoo Trip Slideshow

We had a great trip to the zoo but it was part of our term's study. We had researched particular animals at the zoo before we went but the visit allowed us to see the animals in person and make observations of them - the smells, size, the way they moved. We were also interested to see what the zoo had done to provide the right habitats for the animals. Here is some of the research.

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Worm study

We are finishing off the year of science with a worm study. The kids are reading about worms and have set up investigations to find out what they eat, or how they move in soul or what worm farm set up works best. Check their blogs for their reflections on how the science is going. Their maths statistics knowledge is getting a workout too as they collect their data.

Then we have some practical maths challenges to shake up the grey matter.

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Secret Santa

The children are keen to share some Christmsa cheer. We have agreed that there will be a $5 limit, or they can regift something they already own that is still nice enough to give to someone else. The gifts can come to school from next Monday but need to all be here by the last day of school for the exchange. Thanks for your help.

Monday, 7 November 2016

Our amazing zoo trip

So....the trip to Wellington Zoo wen super well. The children behaved beautifully, the animals were gorgeous, the weather was perfect, the parents were awesome and Kim the Keeper, who looked after us, was brilliant.
I am sure your children have told you all about their adventure so here are a few pics with acotions to bring the stories to life.
Whata team!!

Monday, 24 October 2016


Here are dioramas of the habitats for our chisen zoo animals. The children had to choose the right kind of foliage and other features from magazines to glue on to the background. Then make a pop-up animal to have standing in the front.

Monday, 17 October 2016

Design workshop

Last week and so far this week we have been designing our product for market day. It has taken the form of prototyping with paper and finished with a Dragon's Den last Thursday. The kids have twken the whole process very seriously. They all made great cases for their designs during the Dragon's Den. 
This is an effective wrap design.
Is this plastic going to be a good washable lining?
What sort of logo will we use?
What do you think of this?
We are sure this is the best design?

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Term 3 Class Reflection - it was a great term!

We have had a busy term. The children have lots of happy memories and have learned all sorts of skills. Here are their thoughts:

This term we have been learning About instructions. we had to give clear and easy to understand we gave instructions but I didn't work out so good so we tried again and we learned from our mistakes and we did it much better next  time (sam) this term we have been doing technology projects like flatpack models we had to find same inspirations online and then we had to find our favourite models and do a prototype 2 times and then we could do the final product so we learned from our mistakes.(sam) we have been reading we had to make a poster on a character in our book I Did sir captain spooner Briggs I found it hard because there was quite a lot of of things about him. (Sam)

Rebecca - I liked discovery time, I liked playing with the cooking set and I liked pretending that I was cooking with the set. I also liked playing with the play dough, I made Sophie’s name in play dough.

This term we have been gardening new world have gave us little garden.

GG: This year I like to do discovery time it is fun we need to work in a team and show panekiretangna. we built forts it was very fun and pretending it was a plane and I was the pilot.

This term i learned how to advertise really well because my class had never done a fundraiser before. Because some of us had never done it befor she drew out a template to show us what it should look like. We had to make sure it was

I like doing the chicken because we get there eggs and we clean beds and feed
them at gardening.
I like gardening we have lots of vegetables and we have nearly all the little gardens we need dill.
cullen and I water the plants

Blake - I like rugby because it makes me fit and that is why I came second in cross country I have always came in the top five in cross country my first year I came 5th my second I came 3rd my third year I came 4th and my fourth year I came 2nd I think I will come 1st next year and beat lachie because I will be playing rugby next year and I'll play against Ollie. We have been gardening I liked it be as well did new world little gardens I'm planting cauliflower it take five to ten days to sprout I like my class.

Stanley - What I liked about this term was learning about social skills because it improved what I was not good at, working with others. We had to do this the fun way through discovery time it wasn't just about working with others but also cooperating with others
For five weeks we did discovery time to really get it in our minds so when we are in this situation we will immediately know what is the problem.

Hannah: in class we have are own little gardens from new world i have mint it hasn’t grown yet because it says in the little booklet that every one got and for mint it says it will be ready to harvest in 60 or 70 days. Also in class we have been saving up for the zoo we are fundraising apple crumbles lemonade and also we just did the closing down book fair. we had 9 boxes full of toys and books and now we are down to 2 boxes. we got to pick 4 books and toys for free just for our class and the leftovers joy took them to a 2nd hand store.   

In class we have a little garden we are looking after. We got some calendars we can look up the plants and when they can be planted. My one I planted was carrot. It hasn't started growing yet. Some of them have started to grow but mine hasn't. They come in little pots. The soil is fun to use it comes like a tablet and if you put it in 50mls of water and plant them. The seed holders come in packs of 4 so if one doesn't grow hopefully they others will. I love planting the little garden. About half of them have grown so I mine will soon grow too.

Issraa & Nikita - In our class we have been planting awesome stuff like chilli & capsicum. And more .We water them every day and put them I the sunshine. They come in little boxes

I really enjoyed doing discovery this term. I liked making the winstin family, ( a tinfoil family), and making the Bob book. There's bob, bobette, bobina, bobble, boo, bobruff (the dog) in the Winstin family. We also made clothes and accessories (e.g, handbags, newspaper, so on.

In our class we have done discovery we have done a lot of activities.

Joe: this term we have been doing little gardens and if you spend $40 at new world you get a plant. I got a really cool chill .I really like  doing gardening and it’s amazing to see the plant grow. I discovered lots of plants too.  

I really enjoyed gardening. I learnt lots new techniques in the garden. I also discovered lot of creatures in the all of the gardens, the best part was when I learnt the name of all the gardens tools.it was such a suprise when you got all the little garden but disappointing not getting dill.

Ava & Lydia
Our favorite thing that we did this term was photography. We got taught by joy's husband. You know how they show photos at the start of their weather, well, Have you ever seen the name FRASER KITT on it ? if you have thats joy's husband
This is our closing down book sale. We made $102.
We learned about designing by figuring out how to make flatpqck models. Thisnis Emily's house and tree.


Sunday, 21 August 2016

Week 5 Discovery

Today's lesson in social skills is about being an everyday hero. We are looking for people trying to be awesome and making other people feel awesome, being compassionate, caring, working to change the world one good deed at a time. 
Our activities this week are alal really creative:
These girls are making a magic faraway tree.
Imaginary cooking.
Self agency - using this time to prepare for the week.
We have a pile of huge cardboard so all sorts of things are getting made. Some very indepth discussions and negotiations are going on.
Imaginz vs cardboard
Bryah is showing people how to make pompoms.
Building concentration skills with jigsaw puzzles.
Building planes.
Creating with paper, twistie ties, straws and thank goodness for glue guns!

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Olympics buddy day

The flgs waved and the teams marched proudly off to play the games while they yelled and sang their chants. Today we had our Olympics buddy day. Here is what we did.
Ultimate paper scissors rock
Soccer shoot out
Sponge race
High jump
Egg and spoon race
Flags waving
Rugby sevens
Ribbon dancing