Sunday, 15 November 2015

Athletics day!

We were so lucky with the weather on Friday and the children had a blast! It was so humbling to see how proud the children were with their efforts, and for a lot of them it was their first time participating in a school wide athletics day. Thank you so much to the wonderful parents who stepped in last minute to help, your support is what makes the day so successful.

Monday, 2 November 2015

Let's Go Fly a Kite

Carnival Day 2015

What an awesome day we had on Saturday. The book fair alone made $749, which is a record for one day of sales.

Thank you to all the hard work that was put into making a day like that such a success and to all the parents that offered their help.

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Help needed

Help is desperately needed with covering new library books and fixing broken ones. If you have some spare time in the day, or night (you can work from home) to help out our school library can you please let me know :-)

Sunday, 18 October 2015

The Long & Short Vowels Song ♫♪♫ | Scratch Garden

We have been learning about vowels for our letters and sounds programme in Room 6. We sang this song to help us learn the different sounds that the vowel letters can make

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Gardens trip

We had a very successful and fun outing when we went to the Botanic Gardens to celebrate the end of our learning Inquiry about growing plants. We learnt some new things and had lots of fun at the same time. A big thank you to all the parents who took the time to help out on the day, we really couldn't do these trips without your support, Thanks!

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Fonterra Milk for Schools

We have been enjoying the milk that our school receives from Fonterra every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. After visiting the dairy farm earlier in the year we know where milk comes from and how it gets from the farm to our school. 
We also know the benefits of drinking milk regularly and how it helps our bones and teeth stay strong.

After we drink the milk we also have to fold it so it can be sent back and recycled. We have to fold it a special way, this clip shows us how we can do this correctly, most of us have mastered this already :-)


Look at us being such clever time tellers :-)

The children in Room 6 are super proud of themselves, they are able to tell the half past times as well as o'clock times! We know that we count in 5's to tell the time and are beginning to work out how a clock works. 

Monday, 24 August 2015

Poetry Recital Next Week...

Poetry Recitation
Year 0 and 1 students

Dear Parents,

Your child, along with all other New Entrant and Year 1 children, will be taking part in the Kiwi Team Poetry Recitation. Every child at this level is expected to memorise a poem and to recite it in front of their class, and, if they are confident enough, in front of a larger audience.  The class finals will be held on Wednesday the 2nd of September 2015 at 14:00.  Parents are welcome to attend these class finals.
Students will be judged on the following criteria:

Ø  Recites the poem from memory
Ø  Addresses the audience confidently (stance, eye contact)
Ø  Articulation
Ø  Volume and pace
Ø  Use of expression and personal style

Each classroom teacher will select some representatives from their classes to take part in the Kiwi Team finals. The finals will be held in the school hall on Friday the 4th of September 2015 at 11:30.  Once again families are welcome to attend these.

This year the Kiwi team teachers have selected some poems to choose from. Students can choose one poem and practise the poem as a regular part of their homework. He/she will be practising at school too but family support is essential in the development of confidence and expression.

Sunday, 16 August 2015

Homefun today

Due to printer issues at school today the home fun is unable to be printed off and sent home today, this will be sent home tomorrow (Tuesday) instead.


Miss J.

PB4L - Being a positive role model in our classroom

Over the last few weeks we have been looking at making good choices in our classroom and part of this has been looking at being a positive role model to others. On Friday 3 children in the class are chosen to receive a certificate to celebrate their success at demonstrating the focus of the week in the classroom.

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Sunflower Art

We have been looking at how painters portray sunflowers in art form. We looked at the famous painter Vincent Van Gogh and his famous painting about sunflowers, then we painted our own versions. The final result has really brightened up our classroom!

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Room 6 are becoming gardeners!

Our Inquiry focus for Term 3 is looking at what plants need to grow. To practise all the things we have been learning we are growing some bean plants in the classroom. Our next step is to grow sunflowers and see who can grow the biggest one in our class! 

Here is the children in Room 6 planting their bean plants...

Thursday, 2 July 2015

ICT - iPad fun :-)

Small Balls Unit

For our physical education unit we have been learning how to throw, bounce and catch small balls. It has been so much fun and we have been getting better and better the more we practise! 

Buddy Reading with Room 4

We have been having some 'buddies' come into Room 6 in the afternoons to read with us. This gives us the opportunity to read our reading books to someone other than the teacher at school. We have been really enjoying this!

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Kiwi Team Celebration

Tomorrow is the Kiwi Team Celebration in Room 6 at 2.30. It would be great to see you all there :-)

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Homefun - Week 9

The home fun will be coming home on Tuesday this week due to the school printers being relocated from the main office block to the relocatables :-)

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Positive Behaviour for Learning - Week 9 focus

Make good learning choices for myself and for others!

Phonics Song - Letters and Sounds

Farm trip

To celebrate our learning about 'Where does our school milk come from?' we had a lovely field trip to a real Fonterra dairy farm in Waiuku.
The children in Room 6 had so many questions that they wanted to ask Farmer Tony, sometimes hearing the answer straight from the Farmer is more meaningful than searching on the internet!

Thank you for all the parents who joined us on this trip and making it such a success!