Friday, 1 November 2019


Here are a few more photos from our drama lessons.
We are: saying our name using movements, moving around as different fairy tale characters, in pairs: being a lump of clay and 
sculptor and being moved into different shapes and characters, and in a circle using sound effects to make a sound scene.


Monday, 28 October 2019

The New Slides

As mention in last weeks newsletter part 1 of the forest playground has opened.
Here are a few photos of when the children were allowed time on the slide without anyone else.
You can see on their faces the excitement and joy that only a slide can bring (especially 2 new slides!)



Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Choosing a Non-Fiction Book

This afternoon in the library Mrs Clark let us choose a book from the non-fiction side of the library.
We had to use browsing cards for the first time!

Browsing cards saved the place of where our book came from, and reminded us where to put it back.

We had lots of fun looking at books about dinosaurs, animals, cars and all sorts of interesting non-fiction topics. Everyone was very careful and returned their unwanted book back to the right place.

Lots of children have taken a non-fiction book home to read tonight.

Monday, 12 August 2019

Maths Week

This week it's Maths Week throughout New Zealand.
Our school has been involved with lots of activities within and outside the classroom.
Today, Room 3 - Year 6 came down to share a maths trail with Room 12.
The children went off with a Y6 buddy and completed a series of maths tasks and challenges.
Examples such as:
- Count the brink walls between the senior classes
- How many colours on the dragon?
-How many planks on the house benches?
-How many pairs of shoes are there in your group?


All the children had a great time completing the tasks.

Sunday, 4 August 2019

A Busy Week

Last week was all go!
On Monday we celebrated 100 days at school - with lots of activities and games related to the number 100!


Decorating biscuits with 100s and 1000s


Wow! How fast have 100 days flashed by?? Roll on the next 100!

Then we had Mr Des Forges pop 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, changing the scenery and adding audio. There was lots of collaboration amomgst the children - it was great to see them helping each other out, suggesting ideas and encouraging each other.


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!

Then there was our dance performance.
After 9  x 30 minute lessons we were ready to perform our 2 dances.
The children were so excited and did so well.
Here are a few photos from over the week ... 
Well done Room 12!


And that was just Week 2!