Sunday, 13 August 2017

Financial Literacy

On Wednesday we had Amy the ASB lady come to visit us, to teach us about money. She told us the names of different coins and notes, and how we can look after our money by keeping it in safe places and not just lying around. She also talked about how we exchange money to pay for things we want.
Here are some photographs of her talking to the children.

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

100 Days at School

We have now had 100 days at school this year (just over at the time of posting this blog!) and we celebrated with a treat. We have been adding one cube to a chart each day since the start of the school year and practising counting the daily total in ones, or in tens and ones each day, as we have added more cubes.
Here are the photos of our treat. We were only able to eat the biscuits when we had made the number 100 correctly!

Ferrymead Trip

We had a wonderful day last Wednesday when we visited Ferrymead. Continuing with our Change Theme this term, the visit has sparked our interest in changes through time from around 100 years ago to the present.
We took part in four different activities including, going to the movies, making a biscuit in the bakery, cleaning a house with items similar to those in the past and taking part in school activities. We had to do these activities in clothes like children a long time ago as well.

Hockey Skills

Last term we were lucky to have  a member of Selwyn Sports Trust team to come and work with the whole school to improve our hockey skills. Here are some photos of us practising the skills we learned.

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Airforce Museum Trip

As part of our Change theme this year we have been studying physical changes in Science. To further develop the concept of physical phenomena we went to the Airforce Museum to help us understand how planes fly. This involved some practical investigation, looking at different types of planes through time and a scavenger hunt around the museum. We did lots of learning and had fun at the same time!

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Community Time

We enjoyed learning to work together during Community Time sports.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Craft Day

We had some amazing entries on Craft Day in the recycling bottles and tins section as well as many others. Well done to everyone who entered!

Fundamental Movement Spectacular

We all had a great time trying out some new games to take back to school with us, at Foster Park in Rolleston. We used lots of different types of movements including running and throwing to help develop some fundamental movement skills.

Maths activities in Heaphy

Here are some of the practical activities we have been doing to consolidate our number knowledge.

Thursday, 23 February 2017

World Read Aloud Day - Thursday 16 February

We had great fun reading on World Read Aloud Day. This was an opportunity for the whole school to get together with their buddies to enjoy reading for pleasure and to get to know our buddies better.

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Swimming has started!

We've been focussing on building our water confidence as I assess the stages the children are at. Please remember to send togs to school on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Welcome to the Heaphy Class 2017

We've had a really good start to the term, as all the children have settled well and are learning their new routines.

I'm really enjoying getting to know your children and you! Please feel free to come in the mornings and look around both sides of the classroom and see the exciting learning that is beginning to appear on our walls. Also keep an eye on this blog (please follow the link at the side to subscribe by email for updates) as we share what we have been learning.