Sunday, 15 October 2017

End of Term 3

Kia ora  and welcome to a new term.

We thought the children might like a quick look at some of the things we got up to in the last week of Term 3.
With the weather deciding to stay dry for a few days we were able to take our play based learning outside. Learning to make a giant bubble was a great way to 'keep trying'. Well done brilliant bubble makers!
 


 
 It was also Dan's last week of his teaching placement with us. We have learnt so much about Samoan culture from him sharing with us and teaching us the Sasa dance. Come along to Room 10 and check out the Samoan art we did with him.




Another favourite that he taught us was Te Tinana, the Maori version of Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes.
 We will all miss him not being in Room 10  this term but hope he comes back to see us for the Masked Parade later this month.
This term we will be continuing to develop our P.E. skills in No Child Left Inside.
 
.......and a few other photos that made me smile.
Finally a big thank you to everyone who sent in healthy food for our end of term shared kai and I am sure we will enjoy another one together before the end of the school year.
Don't forget to pop in take a look at the fish collages on display in the class foyer.

What are we learning in Week 9 Term 3

Letter Sounds: alternative digraphs oi and oy, as in 'soil' and 'toy'  also aw, or and al as in 'paw' 'fort' and 'always"
Tricky Words: 'was' and 'where'
Writing:  recounts and narratives
Maths:Fractions
P.E.: No Child Left Inside and skipping
Maori: Body Parts, Mihi Whakatau, school haka
Inquiry Theme: Fairy Tales: Jack and the Beanstalk
Art: Masks for mask parade
ICT:  Basic word processing skills , word work

Events Coming Up

THIS WEEK

Tracy is teaching  Monday. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Sam is teaching Thursday 
Dan is in Room 10 all week
Library day: Tuesday 

LATER IN TERM 

Term 3 Friday 27th October Nelson Masked Parade

TERM DATES 2017

Term 4: Monday 16th October-Wednesday 20th December

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Week 8 Term 3

Welcome to our Week 8 blog. 
It is great to see children benefitting from support from home. We have seen some super writing this week and also children playing their part in moving us towards waste free lunch boxes through the use of their bees wax wraps.

For our Animal topic we have been looking at birds this week and where able to have a close-up look at a kiwi. This was a first time experience for many of the children and our parents. Our information report this week was about the kiwi.
A kiwi is a bird. Kiwis have big feet. Kiwis cannot fly. Kiwis have a long beak. Kiwis are soft. By Nieve 

Kiwis have nostrils at the tip of their beaks. They can hide in a deep place like a cave. Caves are dark. Lots of things live in a cave.  By Jordan 

A kiwi is a bird. A kiwi has wings but it can’t fly. They lay extremely large eggs. They are the only bird that cannot fly. I like kiwis. By Hazel 

 Still on the theme of birds we made collage penguins in art. Some of them are still having their final touches added but they will be on display soon.


 In maths we continued using our clocks to help us with time problems and........
 .........enjoyed looking at baby photos; trying to guess who was who.

In Discovery Time we had our first child led workshop where Jonty took on the role of teacher helping friends to make flowers like the ones he had shared in news time a few weeks ago.

We also saw lots of co-operative learning going on with great examples of the key Competencies: 
Managing Self
 Relating to Others
 Participating and Contributing


 If you are near Room 10 durig the week please to pop in to say hello and take a look at your child's work.

What are we learning in Week 9 Term 3

Letter Sounds: alternative digraphs ai, a-e, ay  and oa, o-e, ow
Tricky Words: 'came' and 'what'
Writing:  recounts and information reports
Maths:Measurement: Time. Numeracy: Basic Facts
P.E.: No Child Left Inside and skipping
Maori: Body Parts
Inquiry Theme: Animals: Amphibians, frogs
Art
ICT:  Basic word processing skills , Slide maths app

Events Coming Up

THIS WEEK

Tracy is teaching  Monday. Tuesday, Wednesday
Sam is teaching Thursday and Friday
Dan is in Room 10 all week
Saturday 24th Sept Central Crank Mountain Bike event: Registration at 9.30am, start time 10.30am. Entry is $5.
Library day: Tuesday ( no books will be issued this week)

LATER IN TERM 

Monday 25th September: Museum Stained Glass Window trip, leaving school 10.45, helpers needed
Sunday 15th October 10-2pm Garden Tour with Nicola Galloway, starts at Renwick House
Term 3 Friday 27th October Nelson Masked Parade

TERM DATES 2017

Term 3: Ends Friday 29th September
Term 4: Monday 16th October-Wednesday 20th December

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Week 7 Term 3

Kia ora and welcome to our Room 10 blog for Week 7.
We have been looking at the collage art work of Eric Carle and making our own Eric Carle style tuatara that will be put together to make one large tesellating art work next week.



 In social skills this week we tried out a new way of sharing ideas by using a doughnut talking circle to talk about being kind to others.
We also saw lots of individual creativity shining through this week in work both from home and school. 


Throughout the week excitement in Kowhai classes had been building in anticipation of our trip to Natureland on Friday. It was well worth the wait and a great way to apply our learning about animals in the classroom to the real thing...or things! Catch a glimpse of some of what we got up to in this slide show.

What are we learning in Week 8 Term 3

Letter Sounds: medial vowel 'u' as in 'tub' or 'cut' and 'u' with magic 'e' as in 'tube' and 'cute'
Tricky Words: 'were' and 'where'
Writing:  recounts and information reports
Maths:Measurement: Time. Numeracy: basic addition and subtraction facts
P.E.: No Child Left Inside and skipping
Maori: Te wiki o te Reo
Inquiry Theme: Animals: Birds- the NZ kiwi
Art
ICT:  Basic word processing skills , Letter School app

Events Coming Up

THIS WEEK

Tracy is teaching  Monday. Tuesday, Wednesday and  doing assessment on children on Thursday
Sam is teaching Thursday and Friday
Dan is in Room 10 all week
Library day: Tuesday

LATER IN TERM 

Monday 25th September: Museum Stained Glass Window trip, leaving school 10.45, helpers needed
Term 3 Friday 27th October Nelson Masked Parade

TERM DATES 2017

Term 3: Ends Friday 29th September
Term 4: Monday 16th October-Wednesday 20th December