Friday, 13 October 2017

Term 4

I hope everyone had a restful holiday.  We have a busy term to look forward to.

In Week 1, we are going to Hillcrest High School to watch the ILC show "Can't Stop the Feeling!"  As an appreciation of their work, we will be giving them a koha.

Other events (please check the newsletter) - ice skating, Athletics Day, Junior School Day out.

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Week 7 - We have had a busy learning week in Room 4.

Water Safety 

Wendy from Swimming NZ talked to us about how to keep safe in and around water.  She read us a story about Tasman the Sailor Dog - a clever dog who knows how to keep safe in and around water.

She showed us what to do if we got into difficulties in water - we practised our sculling actions, dog paddling and how to raise our hands and yell help!

Her final message was   If in doubt, stay out! and also we should always    Take someone with us when we swim!

Monday, 14 August 2017

Term 3

Wow this term is going fast.  It is great to see arriving on time and ready for learning.   

Grandparents Day
So great to see so many grandparents and special family members.  The children were very excited to show you their classroom work and around the school.

The children thought about the special things you do for them and the love you give to them.  Here are some of the stories and poems they wrote about you.

Book Week 
Just a reminder that we will be celebrating BOOK WEEK next week (Week 5).
On Wednesday everyone will be dressing up as their favourite book character.

Cross Country Training
The children are getting fitter!  Great to see children wearing the right clothes - track pants (shorts) and t-shirt and running shoes.

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.