Thursday, 1 November 2018


Hi there everyone,

As you know Miss J and Miss Newth's side of the class are in the middle of a healthy challenge as part of New Zealand's Healthiest Schools Challenge, click here: Healthy Challenge

We are using our pedometers when we can. They are quite tricky to manage for little ones so  when we are not wearing them, we are' guestimating ' our steps as a class average so that we can move around the course. If you would like to follow your child's progress, they all have their own username and password so come and see us in class to get this.

We have four parents who are also participating in the challenge at home. They are called The A Team, if you want to follow their progress on the website. Thanks for your input ladies! It's awesome that you are doing this great role modelling for the kids!

The learning behind all of this is tied in with our MY BODY AND ME  topic this term. We will be looking at fitness, healthy foods,  healthy body and mind , hygiene and healthy choices in general.


Maths: TIME

We have been learning about aspects of telling the time and duration including ordering the days and months, understanding that we do different things at different times of the day and  exploring sequences of time. 

Here is some of our learning about clocks. We had to work together  and listen to each other to order ourselves correctly. Then we had to think about where the big hand and little hand went in order to read the o'clock time. 

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Animal Learning Story

Animal Movies

Here are some of the animal movies teams of children created using the Explain Everything app. They worked so well together - taking turns, being positive and encouraging of one another as they all took risks, stepping out of their comfort zones to learn this new app.

Well done to Emily, Ezmae, Dylan T, Dylan F, and Tilly for sharing your knowledge about Tigers.

Great job Manaaki, Milahn, Manaia and Izack for sharing your knowledge and creating this movie about Rhinos.

Monday, 20 August 2018

Orana Park Adventures 2018

Some of us visited Orana Park last week.  This sparked lots of curiousity and interesting questions and observations about wild animals.

Here is a video of our adventures.  Check out our animal wonderings and learnings in more blog posts to come.  Enjoy!

Monday, 23 July 2018

Tinker Time

We have recently added 'Tinker Time' to our morning programme.  The children made this short video to explain what it means to 'Tinker'.  Enjoy!

Monday, 18 June 2018

Making Kites

Sunday, 25 March 2018

Counting Sheep! Baaaa

Maths: Counting Sheep

We have been learning to count and make sets and groups between 1 and 10. We are studying each number in depth week by week however, here is one of our initial starter activities where we chose a number and made the amount of sheep to match that number.  We are also learning to speak with a whole sentence which is really important in Maths to show our thinking.  
We have combined Maths with Art and Writing in this activity.
 Come and check out our cool fluffy sheep!

Monday, 12 February 2018

Where will construction take you today?

This week to help us learn and remember the letter B, we used different recycled objects to create things that start with the /b/ sound.  It’s not just about the letter B and the sound B makes, it’s about exercising our imaginations and creativity and practicing the skill of cutting, gluing, sharing resources and problem solving.

Manaia discovered that glue doesn’t always work when making things out of cardboard boxes.  Here Manaia is making a bat.  He is cutting a slit to slot the the wings into instead of using glue.

Milahn, Dylan T and Jackson all worked together to create this building out of blocks. 

Michael created a bus, Emily created a beautiful board and Braxton is very proud of his bumble bee bum! Smarty!

Dylan carefully cut yellow strips of felt to create the lines of his bumble bee.

What a clever class!
Our next step now is to include more details in the objects we want to create.