Monday, 3 September 2018

School Cross Country

We had fine weather for our cross country today.

All the Year 1's were very excited for their first ever race!

Well done to everyone who took part.


Especially the Room 12 boys who came 1st, 2nd and 3rd equal!


Well done Liam, Freddie and Henry.

                                      We are very proud of you!

Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Father's Day Dad Descriptions

This week the children have been writing descriptions about their dad.
Wow, there are some pretty awesome dads in Room 12!
They also painted dad as well.

Whose dad is Ironman?
Whose dad likes to read on the couch?
Whose dad is as tall as a house? 
Whose dad is cheeky and plays video games?
Whose dad like to go to cafes and get a coffee?
Whose dad takes mum to the movies?
Whose dad .... well the list goes on - come into Room 12 and find out more about Dad.

Also the peacocks have come to roost in Room 12 ...


They look amazing in all their glittering glory!

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Coding in Room 12

Today Mr Des Forges came into Room 12 with a trolly full of ipad minis!
He show the class how to "code" using an app called Scratch Junior. (It's free!)
The children loved moving their character around the screen and changing the scenery.


In 2020 the new Digital Technology Curriculum will be put into place throughout NZ schools.
"It has been designed to ensure that all learners have the opportunity to become digitally capable individuals. There is a need for greater focus on our students building their skills so they can be innovative creators of digital solutions, moving beyond solely being users and consumers of digital technologies."
Ministry of Education.

I think our children are well on the way!

Saturday, 18 August 2018

A Peacock Party!

We loved having a close encounter with Harold the Auckland Zoo peacock last week.

We then tried to create our own peacocks at school.
Mrs Orange was so excited with all the amazing art being done, she forgot to take some photos!
But this is what we did:

1. Looked at pictures of peacocks and talked about them and learnt some interesting facts.
2. Drew an outline of a peacock using black crayon.
3. Using "peacock" colours, painted the peacocks.
4. Once dried, we added glitter!
5. Mrs Orange cut them all out:

Here they all are on the classroom floor!

Here they all are looking very good after being mounted!
Next stop ... Room 12 and the senior corridor display boards.

Looking for: Fur Feathers and Scales - at the Auckland Zoo

The Year 1's had a great day at the zoo.
We were looking at the different coverings of animals and how they differ from mammal to bird to reptile:
Here is a selection of photos from the day:

Lining up and getting read for the bus!


Morning tea before our adventure

Our zoo educator told us about the different coverings animals have a why.
Harold the peacock wandered by!

Visiting the chameleon and lizards.

Can you spot the alligator?

Olive had fun visiting her cousins


                                                         The meerkats were out on lookout!

Room 12's Assembly

What a great morning.You were awesome Room 12 - so brave and talented!

Click on this link to go to the VAS  site:

Sunday, 17 June 2018

Grandparents Day!

Grandparents Day

Room 12 loved having our Grandparents and special friends in the classroom. We loved sharing our learning and reading with them: