Sunday, 13 August 2017

Week 3 Term 3

Thank you for visiting our Room 10 blog. Please scroll down to see our learning from Week 3 of Term 3.
This week we had the opportunity to make our own bees wax food wraps. This video shows you the process involved. The idea has come from our school environmental agents. They did a waste audit last year and found that most of our rubbish as school comes from lunch boxes. We are aiming for 100% waste free lunch boxes!

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 Here we learnt about where the bees wax comes from.....
 ...and the next day we were using our own wraps that we made!
 There was plenty of opportunity to practice the key Competency of Relating to Others in No Child Left Inside this week when we had to work together as parts of a caterpillar in races and searches for 'food'.


 This week we started our art project for this years calendar fundriaisng project. We looked at cats painted by Laurel Birch and then made our own cat designs which will be surrounded by bright flowers and green leaves. These will be ready to view by the end of Week 4. Check out the school news letter for information about how you can purchase these. They make great Christmas gifts.


 Discovery Time this week was inspired by the Tiger That Came To Tea.
 Take a look at all the fun learning we got up to.

What are we learning in Week 4 Term 3

Letter Sounds: medial vowel 'a' as in 'mat' and 'a'with magic 'e' as in 'mate'
Tricky Words: 'for' and 'she'
Writing:  recounts and information reports
Maths:Measurement: Time, basic facts and doubles to 10
P.E.: No Child Left Inside
Maori: colours, numbers, waiata
Inquiry Theme: Animals: Vertebrates and Invertebrates
Art:Cat collage contiuned
ICT: Quiver app: New Zealand Animals

Events Coming Up

THIS WEEK

Tracy is teaching  Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Thursday
Sam is teaching  Friday
Library day: Tuesday
Tuesday 15th August: Suter Trip to Tamatea, Dusky Sound Exhibition. Leaving school at 9.05 helpers need.

LATER IN TERM 

Monday 4th September: Natureland Trip, helpers needed
Monday 25th September: Museum Stained Glass Window trip, leaving school 10.45, helpers needed

TERM DATES 2017

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

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Start of Term 3

Kia ora and welcome back to Term 3 in Room 10. We started the term with a powhiri to welcome new tamariki and whanau to our school community.
Our first week back this term focused on all things to do with 100 as we celebrated our 100th Day of learning together. Take a look at some of the activities we got up to including making trail mix with 100 pieces, a 100 jelly beans graph and 100 Crowns. You can also check out the amazing 100 posters that were made as part of a holiday challenge.
Our Room 5 buddies helped us to use an app which aged our faces so we looked like we were 100. We then wrote descriptions of what we would look like when we were 100 years old. Check them out on our Kidzstuff blog using the link on the right hand side of this page.
Our buddies also looked after us when we went to NMIT to see the Art exhibition by Rose Shepard who had been working in our school.
We were busy learning new sproting skills this week including hockey and petanque, I loved the "I can attitudes " with everyone having a go.
In maths with Sam we have been learning about time and ordering events in our school day.

In music we have been thinking about high and low sounds.
 Discovery Time has focused on the Key Competencies of Relating to Others and Managing Ourselves. You will be able to spot plenty of examples of these in this slide show.

What are we learning in Week 3 Term 3

Letter Sounds: final sounds
Tricky Words: 'when' and 'there'
Writing:  recounts and information reports
Maths:Measurement: Time, basic facts and doubles to 5 then 10
P.E.: No Child Left Inside
Maori: colours, numbers, waiata
Inquiry Theme: Animals: Vertebrates and Invertebrates
Art:Cat collage
ICT: Quiver app: New Zealand Animals

Events Coming Up

THIS WEEK

Tracy is teaching  Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Thursday
Sam is teaching  Friday
Library day: Tuesday
Bees Wax  Fabric Lunch Wraps: Wednesday 9th August 1.30-3.00 Room 10, 1 helper needed

LATER IN TERM 

Wednesday 16th August: 1.30-3.00 Room 10 Bees Wax  Fabric Lunch Wraps session 2, , 1 helper needed
Tuesday 15th August: Suter Trip to Tamatea, Dusky Sound Exhibition. Leaving school at 9.05 helpers need.
Monday 4th September: Natureland Trip, helpers needed
Monday 25th September: Museum Stained Glass Window trip, leaving school 10.45, helpers needed

TERM DATES 2017

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


Sunday, 9 July 2017

Week 10 Term 2

This week started with a very special assembly to say farewell to Christine, our Deputy Principal who has been at Nelson Central for 40 years.
 Children from Kahikatea syndicate presented her with a special Maori cloak......
.....Totara gave a passionate performance of the school haka......
 ...... and all of us in Kowhai drew a self portrait and then put these together to make a unique t-towel for her.
This week we went to the Suter Art gallery for a Kowhaiwhai workshop. This was a great hands on opportunity for fun learning. Why not take the time in the holidays to go along to the Suter and let your child be your teacher!
 On Thursday many of us wore green to recognise, and raise money for, Fragile-X.
 
 
We also did some great greeen writing using the magnetic words we were given by a family who were in Room 10 a few years ago.
What a great way to mark reaching the middle of the school year. All our families who were in Nelson attended the student led conferences on Wednesday. Well done and thank you to you all! Have a look at slide show below to see what went on and how the children shared their learning so confidently.
 The week, and the term, ended with a school hangi.






This was a new experience for many of us and we prepared by watching parts of the YouTube clip below. You might liek to sahre it again with the child and see how they relate to now that they have actually been present at the raising of a hangi.

Events Coming Up

TERM DATES 2017

Term 3: Monday 24th July-Friday 29th September
Term 4: Monday 16th October-Wednesday 20th December


Saturday, 1 July 2017

Week 9 Term 2

Last weekend work on recreating part of the original  mural on the school fence continued. This is an initiative driven by past pupils of the school. A lovely opportunity to view and discuss art with your children.
Our week began with a number of our Room 10 friends celebrating their achievements in whole school assembly, Well done!

 There was also a special Active Environment Award for a very special member of staff.
It is great to see how everyone has become more confident this term in the use of their oral language when presenting their news and asking others questions.


Over the last 2 weeks we have been thinking about floating and sinking as part of our science component in our Pirate theme. It all culminated in the school Science Fair on Wednesday. Take a look at this slide show to see how our learning developed.

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 We have very nearly learnt all of our 42 Jolly Phonics sounds and have been using this knowledge in games, reading and writing.


There are plenty of You Tube clips to help your child to practise and sounds they are not secure with yet. Here is a clip for the first group of sounds, just click on the picture.
 In our maths topic on measurement we have been looking at weight.



 This week has also been a very active week with No Child left Inside, our final session of soccer skills and of course the much anticipated and trained for School Cross Country event. Check out our Room 10 friends in the slide show below.


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What are we learning in Week 9 Term 2

Letter Sounds: the sound 'oi'  as in  'oil' and 'ue' as in queue
Tricky Words: 'you' and 'away'
Writing:  weekend recounts and Pirate story 
Maths:capacity, writing numbers, basic addition and subtraction facts to 10
P.E.: No Child Left Inside
Maori: Pepeha. myths and legends, waiata, kowhaiwhai patterns
Inquiry Theme: Pirates, floating and sinking with pirate boats
Art:bubble wrap printing
ICT: maths apps

Events Coming Up

THIS WEEK

Tracy is teaching  Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Friday, Sam is teaching  Thursday
Library day: No library books will be issued this week due to term stock take.

LATER IN TERM 

Monday 3rd July: Suter Gallery Trip Kowhaiwhai workshop, leaving school 9.00, helpers needed
Wednesday 5th June: Student led conferences for parents and children, after school
Friday 7th July hangi $10 per person, tickets on sale now outside the library before and after school

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