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.
With our topic focus on Nga Taonga o te Iwi - To celebrate Maori culture and its importance to wider New Zealand culture this term, we have started to learn our colours in Māori, the history of the koru and about kōwhaiwhai patterns. Today we learnt how to draw koru and loved using our special sketching pencils. Please make sure your whānau return their family tree information by the end of the week. 
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. 
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. 

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Term 2 Week 5

Room 6 snuck into the staffroom to write about popcorn. Some of our ideas were:
It is fresh. 
It is crunchy and yellow. 
It it yum and hot. 
We have been learning about the water cycle. We made rain drop mobiles. It was great cutting practice for us. We are learning to say "this is tricky, but I'm trying" rather than saying "I can't do this". 
On Tuesday our whole school went to Chertsey School for our Cluster Schools Cross Country. We loved our trip there on the bus and spending the day in the sun with our friends. 
Room 6 went to the hall to see our amazing Home and School Group making cheese rolls. We are so very grateful to these people for taking the time to make money to support our students. 

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Term 2 Week 4

We made these spiky hedgehogs last week. We had to count a certain amount of leaves and discuss the different shapes. 
Mata was in helping in Room 6. She taught us some Pasifika dance. Elijah and Aiamahsea then taught Mata a small part of Kapa Haka. 
We love going to Kiwi Can on a Friday. We are great at listening to our teachers and learning about how to be nice to each other and show all of our school values. 
We loved using the calendars that Sarah and Mrs McCully gave us during maths today. We worked hard on our scissor cutting skills and sequenced the numbers in order. We also talked about numbers before and after. 

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Term 2 Week 3

We had Merle Leask Kindergarten visit us this week. We showed them what we do in Room 6 and they enjoyed playing on the playground with their older siblings. 
This is our second week of wheels week. We had lots of different vechiles with wheels come to school. We went to look at the wheels and other details on them. 
We also did writing about wheels. Miss Patrick brought us these yummy Wheelies biscuits. 
 We had Amika bring her puppies to school. Some of us were scared at first, but then we loved cuddling them. 
We had a science expert come and talk to us about water. Did you know that there is always the same amount of water in the world at any one time?

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Term 2 Week 2

We are in week 1 of "Wheels Week". We had Constable Chris come to talk to us about Road Safety. We practiced crossing the road safely and got to take a look at his police car. 
We also made binoculars that we have been using while out hunting for wheels. 

We had another very successful Discovery session. The students were very good at reflecting on our goals about using manners, showing respect and supporting each other with new activities. 
We have been outside practising our catching and throwing skills. We are great at working with our buddies and enjoy the fresh air. 

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Term 2 Week 1

We have got straight back into our learning this term. On Monday during maths one group was learning to count sets of objects and the other group was learning numbers before and after. 

On Wednesday we visited Merle Leask Kindergarten. It was great to get to play with the students who will be joining us in Room 6 in a few weeks time. 

We have started discovery learning this term. We loved working with students from other classrooms. Our focus for the next few weeks is Participating and Contributing. We were awesome at this and demonstrated great Netherby Pride. 

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Term 1 Week 11

We made some gorgeous Easter Eggs by painting them by using balls of cotton wool. After that we practised our cutting skills and glued them onto a black background. 

This was our last session with Mark for the Term. We have learnt lots of different skills through playing Mark's games.

On Tuesday Rooms 5 and 6 enjoyed the sunshine and went for a walk. We were on the hunt for different colours, shapes and counted things along the way.

 We have been working really hard and are a little bit tired, so we had some free time to work with our friends on Wednesday. 

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Term 1 Week 10

We have been working on our Easter Bunny art. We made these from lots of different patterns. It was also great cutting practice for us. We think they are amazing. 

On Thursday Miss Patrick brought us some homemade biscuits she made us. We felt, smelt and got to eat them after we had done writing about them. They were delicious. 

We have 3 new dress up costumes. We think they are great!
Aiamahsea has been teaching us the Karakia that is spoken at the Breakfast Club. He is doing a great job at teaching us.