Sunday, 16 April 2017

Week 10 Term 1

Our first term together in Room 10 ended with a fun packed week, take a look and see what we got up to....don't forget to leave a comment.
Our week began with a whole school assembly and the longest line of children receiving Principal's awards we had ever seen.

 Well done Room 10 friends who got a Principal's Award.
Our assembly finished with a very loud bag pipe performance. If you are interested in learning to play the bag pipes more information is available from the school office.
We saw some great team work going on in Room 10 this week......
  
 

...as well as some creative ways to learn about the sound 'f'.

 We had our first story time from a dad on Tuesday.....
..and then another one on Wednesday. It is great for the children to see dads being role models for reading, so watch out for our story reading timetable for Term 2.
 Some amazing creations were constructed and shared during play based learning this week.

 
In maths we have been learning to count to 100. This can be a bit tricky when crossing over the 'tens barrier' e.g. 29-30, 39-40, 49-50. Here is a song that can help with this and keep you fit!



We had a fun Easter Rich Maths Task ...take a look at the different methods we used to solve this problem.

 Easter activities continued with cards....


 ......pictures and patterns.......
  ..... and even a visit from the Easter Bunny!

What are we learning in Week 1 Term 2

Letter Sounds: 'ai' and 'j'
Tricky Words: 'be' and 'come'
Writing:  holiday recounts
Maths:Position 
P.E.: No Child Left Inside
Maori: Numbers to 10
Inquiry Theme: Pirates
Art: primary and secondary colour mixing using hand prints
ICT: ABC Pocket Phonics

Events Coming Up

THIS WEEK

Sam is teaching all week
Library day: Tuesday 

LATER IN TERM 2

Friday 9th June Pirate Trip to Rabbit Island, helpers needed, times to be confirmed
Saturday 17th June Grand Opening of our Sensory Garden
Wednesday 21st June Museum Myths and Legends trip leaving 9.30 helpers needed
Friday June 30th Whole School Cross Country event in afternoon

TERM DATES 2017

Term 2: Monday 1st May-Friday 8th July
Term 3: Monday 24th July-Friday 29th September
Term 4: Monday 16th October-Wednesday 20th December


Sunday, 9 April 2017

Week 8 and 9

There has been lots of talk around number over the last 2 weeks in Room 10. 
We thought of some clever ways to find out how many pairs of shoes an octopus would need.




 We continued our work on graphs by making a pictogram of all the foods 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar" enjoyed. 
To end this maths unit we did a graphing assessment task.
 We have also been practising writing and reading our numbers to 20. 


 This YouTube clip  was a favourite with everyone and helped us to read the number words as well. Just click on the link to play.
 We linked our maths to our mini-beast topic using ladybirds to explore all the different ways to make 5

In literacy we have continued to build the number of sounds we can read and write....

 
....and have taken turns being the teacher to help our friends practise their sounds.
 We used different ways to practise our high frequency words...
 ...and then used this knowledge to help us when we read our books to our friends and in our reading groups.

 Last week we had a special treat when Tim the gardener came in to tell us all about worms.
 Another treat on Thursday was a popcorn celebration of having reached 100 hits on our blog. Our next target is 500 so remember to send our blog link to family further afield, it is a great way for them to keep in touch with nephews and nieces or grand children.
 Thanks to Hazel's mum who came in and read us a super bug story...it is always lovely to have other adults coming into read to us.
 Our school week ended with a buddy time in the sun.....



 ...but we were still enjoying the sunny weather at Sunday's working bee for the Treemendous Garden Makeover. Thanks to everyone who was able to come along.


What are we learning in Week 10 Term 1

Letter Sounds: 'f' and 'b'
Tricky Words: 
Writing:  simple sentences, captions to go with creations from play based learning time
Maths: exploring ways to make 6, 7 ,8, 9 and 10
P.E.: No Child Left Inside
Maori: Numbers to 10
Inquiry Theme:  Minibeast: caterpillars and butterflies
Art:  Portraits, caterpillar prints, Easter Art
ICT: Reading Eggs App

Events Coming Up

THIS WEEK

Tracy is teaching  Monday Tuesday and Wednesday 
Sam is teaching  Thursday
Library day: Tuesday (no library books from home this week)
Thursday: Last day of Term 1

TERM 2

Saturday 17th June Grand Opening of our Sensory Garden
Friday June 30th Whole School Cross Country event in afternoon

TERM DATES 2017

Term 1:Tuesday 7th February-Thursday 13th April
Term 2: Monday 1st May-Friday 8th July
Term 3: Monday 24th July-Friday 29th September
Term 4: Monday 16th October-Wednesday 20th December