Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Week 7 Term 2

This week with Sam we have been thinking about capacity as part of our maths topic on measurement.

With Tracy we have been looking at skip counting in 2's, 5's and 10's in our numeracy lessons.
We completed our art project using printing and rubbing methods to capture the details and colours of autumn leaves.
We were also treated to some impressive Maori art designs during news this week.
Still on the subject of art, take a look at our portraits and pepehas that are  now on display in the class.

Another art display new to the classroom is our handprints that explored primary and secondary colour mixing.
yellow and red make orange

red and blue make purple


blue and yellow make green
You can check out more of this art work on our Kidzstuff blog linked to this blog in the right side panel.
 On Wednesday Jenny popped into share another Thinkers activity with us. This time we were focusing on asking questions about our  big book.
Some of our parents have been learning one of our favourite thinkers games before school this week.
We have been very active outside learning skills to help us with hockey and football......
..it was all great fun even if it was a little muddy at times!
This blog would not be complete without a celebration of Saturday's Treemendous Garden Make Over..well done Room 10/ Take a look at the slide show below to find out what we got up to.
video
Finally if you have not caught up on all the pirate fun generated by this treasure map take a look at the slide show on our previous blog.

What are we learning in Week 8 Term 2

Letter Sounds: the digraph 'ch'  as in ''chicken' and 'th' as in 'thumb' or 'thin'
Tricky Words: 'of'  and  'they'
Writing:  weekend recounts and Pirate story maps, Matariki
Maths:capacity, writing numbers, skip counting in 2's, 5's 10's
P.E.: No Child Left Inside, Football skills
Maori: Pepeha. myths and legends, waiata
Inquiry Theme: Pirates
Art:sponge printing
ICT: Letter School handwriting

Events Coming Up

THIS WEEK

Tracy is teaching  Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Sam is teaching Thursday and Friday
Library day: Tuesday

LATER IN TERM 2

Wednesday 21st June Museum Myths and Legends trip leaving 9.30 helpers needed
Friday June 30th Whole School Cross Country event in afternoon
Monday 3rd July: Suter Gallery Trip Kowhaiwhai workshop , leaving school 9.00, helpers needed
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

Monday, 5 June 2017

Week 5 Term 2

We have been busy learning about sentence structure and rhyming words this week.

 
On Wednesday we dressed in yellow for a special fundraiser for a family from school who need to send their young daughter to America for medical treatment. $626 was raised!!!

 In maths with Sam we continued to explore different ways to measure and compare length.

Check out some more ideas in this slide show of Friday's Discovery Time.

We started an exciting project in Buddy Time this week. Can't wait to see the finished results.

On Wednesday we all met in Renwick 3 for an assembly......  but then we spotted someone walking past outside.
Have a look at what happened next.........

What are we learning in Week 6 Term 2

Letter Sounds: the digraph 'oo'  as in ''book' of 'moon' and the sound  'x'
Tricky Words: 'too' 
Writing:  weekend recounts and Pirate acrostic poem
Maths:length, writing numbers, 
P.E.: No Child Left Inside, Footabll skills
Maori: Pepeha. myths and legends, waiata
Inquiry Theme: Pirates
Art:Leaf prints
ICT: Jolly Phonics

Events Coming Up

THIS WEEK

Tracy is teaching Wednesday to Friday, Sam is teaching Tuesday
Library day: Tuesday

LATER IN TERM 2

Friday 9th June Pirate Trip to Rabbit Island, helpers needed, leave school at 9.00
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
Monday 3rd July: Suter Gallery Trip Kowhaiwhai workshop , leaving school 9.00, helpers needed

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, 28 May 2017

Week 4 Term 2

 Being a good friend is something that we talk about daily in Room 10 but last week we had special focus as part of our participation in Bully Free Week NZ. We coloured in posters to put around the school, had a poem focusing on friendship.......
........and enjoyed singing the Bully Free Zone song.

 In maths this week we have been learning about before and after numbers and....... 
                                            .............ordering numbers to 20.
In No Child Left Inside we were thinking about using our big 'w' hands to catch a ball.

 Mmmmm...not as easy as it looked  in the demonstration but we all had a good 'I can' attitude and kept trying..well done Room 10!


We also had a very interesting visitor appear outside our classroom..what do you think it was? Scroll down to the answer after our final photo.

 The week ended with our school Rogaine even and mini gala which was enjoyed by many. Thank you to all the Room 10 families that came along to support this event.
Our mystery visitor was a WETA!!!!!!!

What are we learning in Week 5 Term 2

Letter Sounds: the digraph 'ng'  as in sing and the sound  'v'
Tricky Words: 'down' and 'he'
Writing:  weekend recounts, pirate writing
Maths:length, writing numbers, one more/one less than
P.E.: No Child Left Inside, 
Maori: Pepeha. myths and legends, waiata
Inquiry Theme: Pirates
Art:Leaf prints
ICT: Letter School app

Events Coming Up

THIS WEEK

Tracy is teaching Monday to Thursday, Sam is teaching Friday
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
Monday 3rd July: Suter Gallery Trip Kowhaiwhai workshop , leaving school 9.00, helpers needed

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, 21 May 2017

Week 3 Term 2

As colds and sniffles seem to be on the increase we have been learning about how important it is to wash our hands after sneezing or coughing into them or blowing our noses. We all wet our hands, then Tracy put some glitter on her hands and we shook hands with each other. We all ended up with glitter that had passed from one person to another...just like germs can. Why not try out this experiment at home to also help brothers and sisters learn about the importance of hand washing.
We have been thinking about Autumn and collected leaves to use as part of our Art focus on 'printing'. We will be displaying our work along with some written descriptions of Autumn later this week.

News groups are going well...we loved this recycled dragon!
Despite the wet weather on Wednesday we were able to have a fun hockey lesson..definitely some budding talent on show from Room 10, well done.


In maths with Sam we have started our topic on measurement. This week we were learning about height.



In number work we have been looking at number patterns using all the different ways to make 10.
On Friday with our Room 5 buddies we drew around each other to make chalk characters.
I particularly liked this pirate..he looks pretty scary.
We had a visit from some Enviro Agents this week to look at how much non-recyclable packing was in our lunch boxes. We found some good ideas for environmentally friendly packaging. Lets see if we can reduce our waste next week.

 ...and of course there was heaps of creative thinking going on during Play Based Learning time.

What are we learning in Week 4 Term 2

Letter Sounds: 'z' and 'w'
Tricky Words: 'some' and 'little'
Writing:  weekend recounts, pirate descriptions
Maths:length, writing numbers, one more/one less than
P.E.: No Child Left Inside, 
Maori: Pepeha. myths and legends, waiata
Inquiry Theme: Pirates
Art:Leave prints
ICT: Letters and Sounds app

Events Coming Up

THIS WEEK

Tracy is teaching Monday to Thursday, Sam is teaching Friday
Library day: Tuesday
Saturday: Rogaine Family Adventure Race

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
Monday 3rd July: Suter Gallery Trip Kowhaiwhai workshop , leaving school 9.00, helpers needed

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