Thursday, September 14, 2017

Term 3 Week 8

This week we have been learning about growing plants. We love our New World Little Gardens and are taking great care of them by watering them and putting them in the sunshine. 
 We also went out to our School orchard to look at the fruit trees. We are hoping that they grow some delicious fruit this year. We also wrote about fruits and used the Māori words for apple, banana and orange in our writing. 
We had a great time during Athletics playing fun games. We have been using the parachute to learn to work as a team. 
 On Thursday we had a math session outside. We had to show Miss Patrick how good we were at writing our numbers and names. 

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Term 3 Week 7

We had a fantastic Whānau Hui consult on Tuesday afternoon. Here is a video showing you what happened. 

Room 6 have been learning about Story Telling. Miss Patrick has been trialling this new learning approach to help support the children to sequence ideas and to increase their oral language levels. This is us on our third practice. 

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Term 3 Week 6

We have been having the most amazing time at swimming this week. We are all learning lots of new skills and improving everyday. We would like to thank our fantastic Home and School group for paying for the buses for us to get to the pool. 

This week we have been reading books and poems about swimming. On Monday we did some description writing about our swimming togs. 
We found this snake in a tree in a neighbours yard near our school. We went to have a look at it and did some great writing about what we saw and heard on our adventure. 

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Term 3 Week 5

We loved using the new magnifying glasses Miss Patrick got the Junior School this week. We got to look at flowers for our writing. Our challenge was to add in a Māori word for the colour of our flower. 
Mr Wheeler, Miss Patrick and Roz took us to visit Merle Leask Kindy. We enjoyed spending time with the students who are going to be joining our classroom next term. 
We have had some amazing Whānau Hui group members help make poi with us for our end our term school performance. 
We loved practicing our poems on the pretend stage in Room 6 this week. Well done to Ella, Amika and Steven who were in the schools poetry competition. 

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Term 3 Week 4

Room 6 is on assembly item this week. We have made a video of all the learning we have been doing this term. 

Please keep an eye out for a swimming notice coming home today. 

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Term 3 Week 3

Thank you to all Whānau who took the time to come to 3 Way Conferences and talk with your child about their learning. 

The following are some links that I mentioned to engage the children in leaning their alphabet. 

This is our gorgeous Reuben Paterson artwork. It is up in the library on display if you want to come and have a look at it. The koru represent different members of our whānau.  

On Wednesday we were learning lots of new words. We got to explore on the playground and learn about going under, over, across, through and up and down objects. Here is some writing we did about our adventure. 

We loved sharing the library with Room 1. We got to try complete some Māori puzzles, read books and share our own stories with them. 

In maths we have been learning skip counting and adding groups of numbers together. We love using the penguins to help us. 

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Term 3 Week 2

This week we celebrated Cook Island Māori Language Week. The students loved learning about this with Mrs Tew. 
 On Monday we wrote about mandarins. We worked really hard to use the word "karaka" which means orange in Māori in our writing. 
During Discovery we got the chance to do some Cook Island Māori based art work. 

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Term 3 - Week 1

Talofa lava, Kia orana, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Talofa ni, Kia ora and Hello

A warm welcome back to term 3. Miss Patrick is very excited to be back from visiting the 5 schools overseas.
Our topic focus this term is Nga Taonga o te Iwi - To celebrate Māori culture and its importance to wider New Zealand culture. We have started to learn our colours in Māori, the history of the koru and about kōwhaiwhai patterns. On Tuesday we learnt how to draw koru and loved using our special sketching pencils. Please make sure your whānau return their family tree information asap. 
We have been working hard during reading time to learn all our alphabet letters, high frequency words and to illustrate the stories we have read. 
In maths we have been learning to recognise numbers quickly and to make groups of up to 10 items. We have also been practicing how to write our numbers correctly. 
 Miss Patricks little sister came to help Room 6 paint our family trees and make some biscuits. We loved getting to ice our biscuits with koru patterns and loved eating them even more. 
The Junior School had an amazing time during Discovery this week. The students enjoyed exploring our Māori topic through lots of different activities. A big thank you to Cassie and Roz for supporting the children to make Matariki flax flowers. 

We love sharing our ideas or news in a doughnut style. 
As part of our winter fitness the entire school meets in the hall 3 days a week to learn some Jump Jam. Thank you to our Home and School group for buying us some new songs this year. 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Term 2 Week 8

This will be the last blog post for Room 6 for the term. Miss Patrick is off to visit 5 schools overseas and we have Mrs Tew teaching in Room 6. 

On Friday we had Magician Elgregoe come to visit our school. We loved learning through lots of magic tricks. 

Miss Patrick shared some delicious chocolate cake with us. We used this to extend our vocab and loved describing it as we ate it. 

We love having our new student teacher in Room 6. Miss Stringer is here for 2 weeks this term and she will come back to visit us again in term 4. 
This week we have been reading "Little Goat's Coat". Mrs McCully helped us make this gorgeous artwork.
Here are some more photos of us during Discovery Learning.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Term 2 Week 7

We have had several new students join us in Room 6 over the last few weeks and we have a few more here on school visits tomorrow. Here is a new picture of our class. 
 On Wednesday it was Support Staff day. We celebrated our amazing helpers by having a special morning tea for them and a celebration assembly where we gave them cards. 
 Wednesday afternoon was a Whanau Reading afternoon. We had lots of our Whanau come to see what we do during reading time and they go to learn some new tips on how to help us at home. 
We have been starting to learn some new Jump Jam songs. Its great fun and we love to exercising every day in Room 6. 

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Term 2 Week 6

Last Friday Miss Patrick took some of our senior students to Merle Leask to visit. We took some books to read to them and enjoyed doing some learning activities.
We have been working hard on knowing all our alphabet names and sounds. Please use the alphabet cards that have been sent home to practice. 
On Tuesday we went to support our senior students at the Cluster Cross Country. We loved going with our buddies from Room 2. 
 We had Kwain come to visit our Breakfast Club. It was great to have him come to see what an amazing job our volunteers are doing and the students enjoying themselves. 

Here are some more photos from our Discovery session this week. We have been working on Managing Ourselves.