Monday, 2 December 2013

The Huff and Puff Race

On Thursday afternoon we had the Junior Syndicate Huff and Puff Race. We felt really excited because we had been training for weeks. We all had lots of fun and we all tried our very best to run as fast as we could. We think that we are all super stars for completing the race! Thank you parents and friends for coming and cheering us on!

Planting Seeds

As part of 5+ a Day Month we have planted parsley seeds. First of all we put the soil into the pot, then we made a little hole and put the seeds in. After that we covered the seeds with soil and watered them. We have put our pots onto the window sill in the sun and we are watering them each day. We are feeling really excited because our seeds are starting to grow into seedlings.

Sunday, 10 November 2013

A Visit From The Firefighters

We had a wonderful day on Tuesday because the Firefighters from Takapuna Fire Station came to visit us. We learnt that: Matches and lighters are tools and if we find them we should always give them to an adult. A candle should be put into a safe holder so that it does not cause a fire. We need to have smoke alarms in our house. You can not hear a fire if you are asleep. If there is a fire we need to shout " Fire, Fire, Fire".  We need to get down, get low and get out fast. When we are outside we need to go to a safe meeting place, then call 111 and tell the operator that there is a fire. We really enjoyed practicing getting down, getting low and getting out.

Monday, 4 November 2013

Our School Assembly

On Friday we hosted the School Assembly with our buddy class Room 10. Our theme was how to be sun smart and safe at the beach. As the weather is getting warmer we need to remember to SLIP on a shirt, SLOP on some sunscreen, SLAP on a hat and WRAP on some sunglasses. Below are some photos. Thank you for coming and watching our assembly!

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Kelly Sports

On Wednesday Jeremy from Kelly Sports came into take us for some fun activities. We really enjoyed kicking the soccer ball through the hoops, hitting the ball with cricket bats, turbo touch, tossing , clapping and then catching the ball and bowling tennis balls into the hoops.

Thank You Special People

We would like to say a huge thank you to all the special people who came to school at the end of last term to look at the beautiful sand saucers we had made, watch us doing folk dancing and talk about toys you had when you were little. It was a fabulous way to end our unit on toys!

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Special Persons Day

This week we made beautiful flower cards to invite a special person to school on Thursday the 19th of September at 11.20 -12.30pm. We are going to make sand saucers in the morning of that day to show to our special visitor. We are also going to perform some of the folk dances that we have learnt during the term.

The Big Sad Wolf

On Friday we went to a fantastic show called the Big Sad Wolf. It was about a wolf who always got blamed for things that he did not do like: Eating sheep, trying to trick Little Red Riding Hood and blowing the Little Pigs houses down. At the end of the show The Big Sad Wolf and the Royal Huntsman found out that the judge was the boy who cried wolf.

Sunday, 1 September 2013

The Tinderbox Show

On Tuesday we had a visit from The Toyman. His name was Richard. He brought in to our school lots and lots of old fashioned toys. There were spinning tops,  jack in the boxes,  ball and cups, puppets, peg dolls,  hen pickers,  climbing men and an amazing marble run. We learnt that old toys often moved using string, they did not use batteries or electricity, they were not made out of plastic and they were often made for children by their mothers and fathers. We really loved having time to play with all of the fabulous toys.

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Gumboots and Umbrellas Day

Today was Gumboots and Umbrellas Day. We had a great time walking to school in the rain with the teachers. We really enjoyed splashing through the puddles in our gumboots!

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Feeling Faces

We have made amazing feeling faces in art. We made the heads using coloured paper from magazines and ripping it into small pieces and then gluing it onto a circle shape. We then working with Miss Hong to make the hair, eyes and mouth. We wrote sentences to go with our faces to describe what makes us feel happy, sad, angry, proud, scared and confused.

A Happy Face By Daisy

An Angry Face By Michael

A Sad Face by Seong Won

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Tennis and Volleyball Sports Festival

We had a sports festival on Friday. We had lots of fun participating in games to develop our skills in tennis and volleyball.

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Keeping Ourselves Safe

For the first four weeks of this term our theme unit is Keeping Ourselves Safe. This week we have been learning about how special we all are. We have learnt our full names, our addresses and telephone numbers. We have also been talking about our feelings. We drew pictures and wrote sentences to describe what makes us feel happy, sad, angry, proud, scared and confused. We had a special visit from our Police Education Officer, Constable Harwood.

Constable Harwood taught us about how important it is to know our full names,
telephone numbers and addresses.
Here we are writing our full names and addresses. 

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Wonderful Water Creations

We concluded our very exciting unit on water this week by sharing something we had learned with others. For our homework challenge we made some wonderful things like:
Charts showing the water cycle. 
Dioramas showing underwater themes.
Models of sea animals.
Posters sharing facts about water or sea animals.
Look at some of our creations below.