Sunday, 4 June 2017

Chinese Dragon Boat

Last week, we watched a youtube clip explaining the legend behind the celebration of the Chinese Dragon Boat festival.

The children made their own Dragon Boat.

Term 2 - Week 5
What a busy term we have had - the children have been busy investigating and learning about the concept of Change and what it looks like, feels like and sounds like.

We spent time looking at how we could make changes to a lump of playdough.
The children added colour, pressed, kneaded, rolled and cut out shapes.

We explored how we could create sound and make changes by hitting harder/softer.

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Each Thursday the children have been participating in the "Footsteps" dance programme.  They have learnt 4 dances.   They are having a lot of fun learning and practising all the new moves.   Here are some photos of the children moving to the music.

Room 4's Classroom Treaty

In Room 4 we talked about the Treaty of Waitangi and why it is important to us.
We read the book The Tree House Treaty by Wiremu Grace.   The children made a treaty to agree on how they could all share the tree house they had built in the pohutakawa tree.

Next we made our own classroom treaty and signed it with our handprints.   We agreed to work, learn and play  together in Room 4.    

Friday, 3 February 2017

Focus SNS Puzzle Piece

    In Room 4 this week, our     learners will be working on 
setting SMART goals for this term.

We will be talking about what makes a goal SMART - making sure the goal is specific and can be achieved in a realistic timeframe.

FUSE Drumming

On Friday, the children in Room 4 had a super hands on experience.   Everyone had the opportunity to try Fuse Drumming.  There will be lessons available at school - a pamphlet is available outlining costs. 

"FUSE is the art of making music through finding rhythm in every day objects, especially buckets and flex tubs."
"One of the easiest and quickest ways to learn rhythm is through FUSE   - here is link showing FUSE Drumming,

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

A Big WELCOME to Room 4

Welcome to Room 4!   This blog is a great way for the children to share their learning, thinking and experiences.

This week, the children in Room 4 are getting to know each other by working and playing together.  

Here are some photographs of children creating and playing together.