Room 12's Cultural Day
Yesterday we had a great time celebrating World Cultural Day.
We loved looking at everyone in their national costumes and colours.
We enjoyed watching the performances from the Kapa Haka group and the Chinese Dance Group as well as singing together as a school.
We also spent time sharing our knowledge with our Year 2 buddies.
They told us about Middle Eatern culture and we did some activities with them.
Last of all we had a shared lunch!
It was delicious and we loved trying different food from around the world.
Sunday, 19 May 2019
Last week, as part of our cultural experiences, Room 12 used the rakau sticks and enjoyed following patterns and singing along with the traditional Maori song E Papa Waiari. It was tricky mastering the patterns and passing the rakau, but we didn't give up and we had a lot of fun!
Wednesday, 27 March 2019
This week we have been reading Bubbles during shared reading.
Mrs Barrington bought her bubble machine to school, along with bottles of bubble mixture and the children had a lot of fun blowing and catching the bubbles.
The bubbles went: up
and then they went: down
Then they went POP!
Room 12 loved trying to catch and pop the bubbles.
Thursday, 21 February 2019
Today we got some new play dough equipment.
The children loved exprimenting with all the different cutters and utensils.
It was great to listen in on the conversations at the table.
The children were: rolling, pulling, stretching, pinching and squeezing - all great activities for developing fine motor skills.
The children were taking turns and sharing, they were using their imagination and there was even a cookie factory and a dinosaur cave!
Meanwhile, in another part of the classroom ... there was a contruction company busy building a jail, a dinosaur zoo and all sorts of other bits and bobs!
Once again lots creativity, designing, sharing and negotiating going on!