Monday, December 5, 2016

Term 4 Weeks 8 & 9

In week 8 we practiced how to be part of a team and working together. We made this gorgeous Christmas Tree by each decorating a triangle and putting it together to make a special tree. We entered it in a competition for Room 6 to win a KFC lunch at the end of the year. We hope that we win. 

We loved performing our cultural dances for the whole school end of term Presentation. Don't we look great in our costumes. Thank you to all the Whanau who helped us. 

In week 9 we are making Christmas crafts in the afternoons. This is us making our gorgeous reindeer and singing to Christmas songs. 

Each day this week we are having swimming lessons. We loved our first trip to the pool and counting special objects along the way. 

Friday, November 25, 2016

Term 4 Week 7

This week we had Ronald McDonald come to talk to us about Road Safety. He thought we were very smart because we have already learnt about this in Term 2.  Remember to be safe when crossing roads and to wear a seat belt when you are driving. 

We finished our beautiful flowers from the paintings we made last week. This was fantastic scissor cutting practice and our art work looks gorgeous. 

On Friday we had some very important people sharing a special message. The were the White Ribbon. We loved having them visit and we learnt a very important message. 

Friday, November 18, 2016

Term 4 Week 6

We had a very loud and scary hail storm this week. Kaleb collected some at his house, froze them and brought them to school to show us. We did writing about the hail storm. 

Room 4 came to our classroom to help us learn our words this week. We had a great time with them being our individual teachers. We also read them several of our books. 

We are going to be practicing our cutting skills by making flowers next week. Before we can do this we had to create a painting that we are going to cut up.  We made this by painting half a page then folding it in half and opening up the page. We also talked about reflection. 

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Term 4 Week 5

This week we had a short week due to Canterbury Anniversary Day on Friday. 

We had a fantastic time helping out painting our new school Pasifika murals for our front gate. We cannot wait to see them finished and on display. 

On Thursday we had a Grandparents and Parents morning. For this we had a whole school flower arrangement competition. We had a amazing time and were very grateful to the Whanau who came. 

This is us painting our own dinosaurs. Miss Patrick read us a really good book and we got to create our own Dinosaurs and write about them. Come into Room 6 to see the finished artwork and writing. 

This term we have been learning about Health and Wellbeing. We have been learning the Maori names for fruit. This is us cutting out fruit and matching them to the Maori names on a work sample for our Profile books. 

Friday, November 4, 2016

Term 4 Week 4

This week we had Mr Yipadee come to visit our school. He shared his new book "It's Farty Time!" with us. 

In these photos you can see us writing our words in rainbow colours. These are 2 super star students who got who placings in our School Athletics and students helping each other to complete their whiteboard stories before school starts. 

This week Rooms 5 and 6 have been busy practising for our end of year presentation. We have joint classes to complete 3 cultural dances. This is Mata teaching the Pasifika group their dance moves. 
Miss Patrick found us these awesome dog bones. They are great because we can check that we have worked out the equations correct by ourselves. 

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Term 4 Week 3

This week we had Harold to visit us. We talked about what makes a good friends and looking after our bodies with heathy food. We made Harold some gorgeous paintings of him to thank him for visiting our school. He loved them and is going to put them on his bedroom wall. 

We entered in the Ashburton A & P show. As a group we had to make a vegetable animal, a lego construction and a card. We had a great time making these and are excited to see them on display when we visit the show on Friday. 

Monday, October 24, 2016

Term 4 Week 2

During Week 2 of term we were lucky enough to get invited to Longbeach Schools Country Day. We had a fantastic day exploring lots of farming activities and meeting a range of animals. A big thank you to the wonderful teachers who took us. 

We had also had Cluster Schools Athletics Day. It was a great day and it was fantastic to see lots of Whānau their to support their children. 

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Term 4 Week 1

We have had an extremely busy week back at school. 

We loved sharing our holiday stories with each other. We all had a great holiday and are excited for lots of new learning in Term 4. 

We have new reading games this term. These ones were kindly given to us by Ruby in Room 4 and her family. 

We were also kindly given a treasure box. This was given to us by a student Miss P used to teach in Balclutha. We love getting this out of it. 

We have been learning our high frequency words with our friends this week. We have also been learning how to add groups of numbers together and how to write these down. 

On Friday fun day we started making grass men. We collected sawdust from out long jump pit, made bags out of mutton cloth, added wheat and soaked them in water. We then decorated them and are patiently waiting for them to grow. Keep an eye out for pictures of them over the next few weeks. 

Friday, September 23, 2016

Term 4 Week 9

Wow! What a busy and fantastic term we have had! I wish everyone a safe and happy holiday with their Whānau!

On Thursday we went on an adventure to D & E to give them the colouring in competitions we have been working hard on for the A & P show that is coming up. We also got to watch a concrete mixer and visit the Vets. 

On Friday we had Super Star Mufti. We also had Mark for sport. This is us doing sport in our fabulous clothes. 

Ashburton Netherby School came together to raise money for the September Foundation by raising money for children with cerebral palsy by taping Miss Hannah to the wall.

We had a great time watching the Yearly Lip Sync. We loved getting on stage and having a wee dance as well. 

Friday, September 16, 2016

Term 3 Week 8

 This week we had our Duffy Sponsors and Role Model visit. We learnt lots about fossils and are very very happy with our new Duffy books. Thank You KPMG for your support!

This week our School invited all our Whanau to join us for an Art afternoon. With the help from them we made our gorgeous ladybug art for our school calendars. On Friday we made some fantastic daffodil art to go with our Spring writing. 

 On Thursday we went to see what our Caretaker was doing because we could hear a loud noise from our classroom. He was cutting down the dead branches from the trees with his chainsaw. We hadn't seen one of these before and it was very exciting. 

We have been extremely lucky to have Mata helping in our classroom on Thursday and Friday this week. She taught us how to say several things in Samoan. Including Talofa, which mean Hello in English. We had a great time. 

This week we have been working hard to be kind team members and help each other. Here are some activities we have been doing. 

Friday, September 9, 2016

Term 3 Week 7

Last week Miss Patrick took some more of our student leaders to Stepping Stones. We loved reading books to the children. 

Mrs McCully and Room 6 were on presenting at assembly. They played a song using instruments and singing. We have been learning how to speak confidently in front of people. 
 We have loved getting outside and enjoying the sunny spring weather. We have been practising writing our numbers using chalk. 

We went on a lamb hunt instead of a beer hunt and luckily for Room 6 we found one. We loved being kind to the lamb and learning about them.