Thursday, 23 March 2017

Friday Superstars!

Today we had no singing assembly which means we had some time to share our stories and celebrate our achievements for the week. These children have shown that they are superstars all week by trying hard in their learning or being good friends to others.
Well done guys, we are so proud of you!

Shapes!

We are learning about Shapes and their attributes! We are learning to say how many sides and corners a shape has and identify the difference between a square and a rectangle. We had a fun activity where we had to jump into a shape that met Miss Crowther's description (eg has 3 sides etc).
You can help us at home by asking us to point out shapes around us and asking how many sides the shape has!

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Our favourite wet day game!

Today it was raining at morning tea time so we could play inside. The favourite game all round today seemed to be playing teachers! We were having so much fun acting like teachers that our real teachers couldn't help but snap a few photos!

Hunter was having a great time teaching his class in 'the zoo'!

Amon and Oliver did some writing lessons in the rocket room

Fai'ana, Amelia and Charlie had great fun teaching writing and phonics in the rocket room!

Lloyd and his 'class' we're learning some maths!

Friday, 17 March 2017

Technology Challenge

We read the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears and talked about why Baby Bears chair broke when Goldilocks sat on it!!  We decided it wasn't the right size for her.

Our question was:
Can you make a chair for your Teddy Bear to sit on?
It needs to be strong enough and big enough for your Teddy Bear to sit on without falling off!!

Check out some of great designs by Jacob, Riley, Kosmo and Shyloh

Monday, 13 March 2017

More workshops!

Today we had more technology workshops! We could choose whether to build a slide to help Jack get down from Giant Land the fastest, make a new chair for the Bears, or build a strong house for the three little pigs. There was lots of laughter, discussion and great inventive ideas in every workshop!

Here are some of us building a new house for the three little pigs:

Here are Zac and Chrostopher with their house BEFORE the big bad wolf tried to blow it down ;)
...and here they are after!

Here are Amelia, Charlie, Holly, Fai'ana, Jorja and Nevaeh with their house before the big bad wolf came along...

...and here they are after!

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Technology workshops!

This afternoon our workshops were focused around technology and building. In one of our workshops we had to build a bridge to help the gingerbread man cross the river without being eaten by the fox. We watched the story, shared some ideas of how we would know if our bridge was successful, and then started building!
Here are some photos of us hard at work:

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Publishing our Writing

What amazing publishing our children have done this morning!  Here are two of our very best pieces done by Kosmo and Lloyd!  They have both used colour effectively and have copied their stories neatly.  Well done boys!!

If you would like to read our publishing, feel free to take the folders out of the Publishing Boxes in the different spaces anytime and enjoy reading them with your child.