Thursday, March 15, 2018

Term 1 Week 7

Thank you to all the whānau who came to our oral language afternoon on Monday. Room 6 loved showing you our Little Red Hen action story, showing you how we draw our story maps and our character artwork. 
We have started our weekly netball coaching sessions this week. We loved practising to balance, pass and catch with Brooke. 
 We are getting very good at reading our stories to a buddy before we go and see Miss Sloan for a principals award. 
We are enjoying our new maths Bingo game Miss Patrick made us to help us with recognising dice patterns quickly. 

On Thursday we had two very special guests at School. The seniors had Anne Kaye's a famous author and the whole school had Brett Fairweather the Jump Jam creator come in the afternoon. He loved the card that we made him. 
 We also had Merle Leask Kindy to visit. It is always great to see our friends and show them around our school. We also presented our Little Red Hen story to them and they loved it. 

Kia ora, 
The staff and students are very excited to be using a new online programme for sharing student work with their Whānau. Over the next few weeks your child will bring home a notice explaining how to download and set up this app. It can be used on any device that has the internet (cellphone, computer, table etc). Then we are able to share school learning activities with you on a regular basis. Students who's whānau have already signed up are very excited to share their work and read comments from their families. 
Please take the time to sign up and share your child's learning with your whole whānau. 

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Term 1 Week 6

This week has been swim week. We have had the best time learning new skills and growing our water confidence. 
 We also had Leanne here to teach us about water safety. 

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Term 1 Week 5

Thank you to everyone who came to 3WC's this week. It was great to discuss your child's learning and interests with each of you. 

We have school swimming next week. Please make sure you have named all your child's belongings and have paid your money to the office. 

We are continuing to work on being able to write our names correctly. Please take the time to practice this at home. 
 On Wednesday we had Junior School Discovery. We have been working hard on our 3 collaborative art creations this term and they are finally completed and up in the library on display. We are very proud that all students had a part in making each of them. 

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Term 1 Week 4

We are lucky enough to have 4 or 5 senior students visit Room 6 each day to help us with extra practice with our reading. We love spending time with them and them helping us. 
This week we had a token count up. We have been working really hard on our school value of "be encouraging to others" this week. Some of us are already close to 20 tokens. 
 We have been working extremely hard on being able to write our own names. Please take the time to practice this with your children at home. 

Last week we completed writing and artwork after reading Greedy Cat and the Goldfish. This gorgeous art is displayed in our classroom for you to have a look at. 

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Term 1 Week 3

We were very lucky to have a parent bring us sushi to try this week. We smelt, felt and tasted it before we did lots of talking and we then wrote stories about it. These stories are up in our School office if you would like to read them. 
We have been using our "Little Red Hen" puppets to perform our story this week using our story map. We are getting very good at retelling the story in order. 

We have also been using pipe cleaners to practice learning  alphabet names and sounds. 
We went to visit Merle Leask Kindy and the students who will be starting in our classroom soon. We love visiting our friends who are a short walk away. 

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Term 1 Week 2

We have been working really hard on being able to spell and write our names. 
 We have been learning about patterns and loved making long snake repeating patterns. 

We made these gorgeous rainbow fish after learning about sharing and being kind to everyone. 

This is us during a brain break doing some bean bag exercises. 

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

2018 Term 1 - Week 1

Talofa lava, Kia orana, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Talofa ni, Kia ora and Hello
A warm welcome back to everyone for 2018. We have had a rather hot and busy week getting back into our learning.

Room 6 have been learning about Storytelling and 'The Little Red Hen'. Miss Patrick performed the story for us and then we discussed the characters and what happens in the story. On Friday we drew our story maps to help us with the order when we are retelling it. Over the next few weeks we will be doing lots of learning and activities around this story. Look in next weeks newsletter to read more about Storytelling.

We had a visit from Poppy the kitten. She was extremely soft and cuddling and Room 6 learnt lots about how you hold a cat, what you feed it and how to look after it.
We made some gorgeous art work of our names. These are up in Room 6 alongside our pictures for everyone to see. 

We love playing alphabet games. We are getting better at finding the letters by their sounds and names. 

We have been learning about each other and everyones whānau. We made these gorgeous pictures of us to present to Room 2. 
On Tuesday we had a whole school water afternoon, it was fantastic to see everyone interacting positively with each other which is our PRIDE value for this week. 

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Term 4 Week 8

On Tuesday the Juniors had a Discovery Day. Here is a video of the activities we got to explore. Thank you to all the senior students who came to teach us a range of skills. 
On Tuesday we had Tinwald School perform Kapa Haka for us. We loved having them visiting our school. 
 We have been creating Christmas decorations. We wrote stories about our art. 

Friday, December 1, 2017

Term 4 Week 7

It was great to see lots of parents join us for our whānau PE afternoon. Room 6 showed them our PMP skills. 
We went down to King street to practice crossing the road safely.
We have got 7 new students visiting Room 6 each Thursday. They will be starting next year.  

Friday, November 24, 2017

Term 4 Week 6

We had a great afternoon at Pet Hour last Friday.  We made these pet houses with Mrs McCully. 
We have been trying lots of new things in the afternoons. Here we are creating buildings, making circuits with the Brain boxes and working nicely together on the car mat. 
We love going to Kiwi Can. Today we learnt about feelings and what we should do when we get angry. 

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Term 4 Week 4

We have had a very busy week. We went on a Junior School trip to the Ashburton Museum and the Art Gallery to learn about changes in Ashburton over the years. We had a great time. 
We have been learning about healthy eating and brushing our teeth. We loved learning how to brush our teeth and practising it at school this week.