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.

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Week 7
Just a reminder - we have the Junior Athletics Day this Friday.  The activities will start at 9:30 and finish at approximately 10:45.  It would be great to see you there.  
Ice blocks will be available at morning tea time.

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Week 6

The start of another exciting week!   

We have started swimming - the water is warm once the children get in and move around.  We are very lucky to have swimming instructors in on a Wednesday and Friday.  The children are really benefitting from their expertise.

Sports Tasters
On Tuesday we have a second session learning netball skills.   Oops cancelled due to the rain!
Then we have 3 sessions of hockey - the children will have the opportunity to learn some of the basic skills involved in this sport.

Here are some of our photos and thought about hockey.

Jilian - I learnt to dribble the ball with the hockey stick.

Sosaia - when you play hockey you have to hit the ball with the flat side of the stick.

Israel - I learnt zig zags with the ball.

Rayan - I learnt how to hold the hockey stick.

Devin - you can't hit the ball with the curved side of the stick, you  have to use the flat side.

Analise - we learnt lots of skills.

Maddie - I learnt the strong position.

Hunter - I learnt how to hit the ball around cones.

Sanura - you have to hold the top of the hockey stick with your left hand and the middle of the stick with your right hand.

Roman - you are not supposed to bend your back, you are supposed to bend your knees.

Hanna - I learnt to hold the hockey stick correctly.

Hunter Leigh - Stuart taught us to do hockey a certain way.

Amarni - you have turn the hockey stick around from side to side.

Ahurei - you use you left hand to turn the hockey stick side to side.

Lattrell - I liked it because I learnt a new skill.

Aryan - I learnt how to dribble the ball with the hockey stick.