Sunday, 29 October 2017

Looking at Worms!

This term we are looking closely at worms as we get ready to set up our worm farms. Sharon from Wastebusters came in to work with us, to help us learn all about Earthworms and Tiger Worms. In the photos we are looking at different types and sizes of worms and looking for clues to show whether they are baby or adult worms. We even looked so carefully we found some tiny worm eggs.

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

World of Maths

We have had a fun time at World of Maths today! All the New Entrants, Y1's and Y2's completed the activities at the same time with some great senior helpers and parents. The activities meant the children had to use their maths knowledge as well as our A+ characteristics.

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Taking part in PMP

All the New Entrant and Year 1 students have been taking part in a programme called PMP (Perceptual Motor Programme) with Mrs Lee, Whaea Bobbie and Viv on Tuesday afternoons. This is a programme which aims to develop children's perceptions and understandings of himself or herself in relation to their world through movement experiences. It aims to develop perceptions of height and space, patterns and their confidence to manipulate themselves.

Here are photographs of some of the activities the children have taken part in.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Our trip to Ferrymead

I thought you might enjoy this slideshow of the things we did during our August trip to Ferrymead! You can view it in full screen to see the photos more clearly.

Friday, 15 September 2017

Dress Up Day - Book Week September 2017

We all look great in our costumes for Dress Up Day! We all dressed up as characters from a book we liked.

We started the day with a whole school parade around the playground and each class had a best dressed student. Anna took the prize in Heaphy.

We had a photograph as a junior team as well.

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Rectangle Robots

At maths time one of the activities we have been able to choose is about shape. We have been making robots using just rectangles. Here are some of them on display in the classroom.

Lift off!

We have been very excited to have a rocket ship in our classroom. We use this to help us to practice the key competencies from the New Zealand Curriculum, including thinking, using language, managing self, relating to others and participating and contributing (A+ characteristics). We thought you might like to see how impressive it is. The children have made stars to go on the wall behind it, to make it feel like we are in space.

Thank you Whaea Bobbie for making it!