Friday, August 9, 2019

Weeks 2 & 3

We have had a very busy two weeks in Room 6. 

We have been learning about Maui and the Sun and we created this gorgeous artwork. We made a collaborative one to be displayed in our classroom and individuals ones that are displayed in the School office. We are very proud of the way these turned out. 
 Our shared book for week 2 was "Elephant is Stuck!". We loved this book and spoke, wrote and created many things based on it. Here is the artwork we did with Mrs McCully. 

Week 3 was Swim Week. We absolutely loved this great opportunity to learn how to swim. Miss Patrick was very proud of all of us and the progress we made. We had several different people comment on our amazing behaviour and manners while being at the pool.
We had a great time at the Home and School Disco Fundraiser at the end of week 1. It was pretty spooky haha. 

Friday, July 26, 2019

Term 3 Week 1

This week our shared book has been The Giant's Ice Cream. We have loved reading this book as it is very funny. Ask your child what happened in the story at home. 
The story we are learning about this term is Maui and the Sun. This week Miss Patrick told is the story, we made our own story maps and we created our mood maps for how the two main characters were feeling in the story. On Friday we started to do some art work, you will see this when it is finished. 
 During this winter term we are doing Jump Jam in the hall 3 days a week to help our fitness. 

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Weeks 8 & 9

Week 9 - This week we had a earthquake drill so we know what to do if there was one. Four students got to visit Mr Wheeler with their superb writing.  
 We have been busy making artwork that reflects our school for a local shop to display. We made these panelled artworks that include aspects from all our cultures at Netherby School. Keep an eye out for this around town, you will find it somewhere special in term 3.

Week 8 - This week we have been working hard on our passing skills at Netball. We love getting outside in the sunshine. 
We went to watch and support the Kapa Haka students. Room 6 was very impressed with how loud and in time the group was. 
We were so proud of our Junior Jump Jam team who got 2 awards at the competition on Friday night. Everyone had a great time.  

Friday, June 14, 2019

Term 2 Weeks 6 & 7

Thank you to all the parents and whānau who came to our display afternoon. The students loved showing their work and sharing their learning with you all. 
We are loving our new furniture in the classroom. Our whiteboard tables are fantastic to work on during small group guided lessons as well as independently. 
 We had a The Eco Centre manager come to visit us about Reduce, Reuse and Recycle as a follow up of our trip to the Centre. We sorted rubbish and learnt more about how we recycle. 

Friday, May 31, 2019

Term 2 Week 5

Room 6 had the best "Gingerbread Man" themed day today. We learnt how to read and follow a recipe, we measured and followed instructions, we baked our Gingerbread Men, we graphed our information about "what bite did you take first?", created art by decorating our Gingerbread Men, wrote about our baking and we showed our Netherby Pride by sharing our Gingerbread Men with Room 1A and our whānau at home. A big thank you to Ally for helping us bake today.
Check out the video below we made of our storytelling learning for our assembly last week.
We loved making this gorgeous artwork to be displayed in the school office for Mr Wheeler and our visitors to look at. 
 We have had a great week celebrating Samoan language week. We loved the dance display by the Pasifika dance group on Friday at school. 

Thursday, May 23, 2019

This week we started creating the our stationary holders. These will be displayed at our whānau afternoon in Week 7. 
We had a great time at Chertsey School for the Cross Country on Wednesday. Miss Patrick was very proud of us.
 We loved being on stage on Monday afternoon for assembly. It as great to share with the school about our learning about the Gingerbread Man. 

Friday, May 17, 2019

Week 3

We celebrated support staff day this week. All of our amazing teacher aides received special cards made by the students for all of their fantastic help and things they do to help our learning.
With our Reduce, Reuse and Recycle topic this term we got to take a class trip to the Eco Centre. We learnt where the things we recycle go to and got to pick some tin cans and bottles to make the stationary holders that we have designed. 
 We have been working in buddies to solve problems. We are learning that there are lots of different ways to represent and solve a problem to get the correct answer. 
On Speak up, stand together and stop bullying day we were lucky enough to have Elgregoe visit our school. His magic showed reinforced ways we can help others and what to do if someone is bullying us. 

Thursday, May 9, 2019

We have been deepening our knowledge about the Gingerbread Man story. We got the step out the story in groups, pretend we where different characters from the story and get interviewed and we made a Wanted Poster. 
We had St Johns come and teach us about being safe this week. 
We had some gorgeous knitted slippers and hats donated to us for the winter. We love these and have written thank you letters to the people who gave them to us. 

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Term 2 Week 1

Welcome back to everyone. We have had a very busy week in Room 6.
The pictures below are of the great storytelling learning we have been doing about "The Gingerbread Man". 
Our story maps, plot matrix and mood map. 
 After we created our story maps we used our maps to tell our whānau the story. 
This is a play based learning station that we can use to re-enact the story during reading time using puppets. 
 During reading time we are also allowed to use our new whiteboard tables to story map or drawing the characters in the story. 
We spent some time with Room 1A telling the our stories using our maps. The seniors loved listening to us. 
 These are our mood maps. We mapped out how the Gingerbread was feeling throughout the story. Above the line means he was happy and below means sad or upset. Next week we will be looking different words we can use instead of happy and sad such as nervous. 

 We have had Fran in this week to teach us about Road Safety. 
 Kia ora Whānau,

As part of Oral Language time, we will be doing “Me bags”. Please help your child to select 5 items (such as photos, hobby items or a favourite toy) for their bag. By doing this, we hope our class will learn more about your child’s life outside of school. It would be helpful if you could support your child at home to practice what they are going to say in preparation. Please have these back to School by Friday 10th May (Fri Week 2).
Below are the students who have already brought their bags back. 

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Week 11

This week we have been learning about ANZAC Day. We made this gorgeous artwork. You can come and see it in Room 6. 
We have been busy making Easter Eggs with repeating in maths.  

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Weeks 9 & 10

We have been very busy as you would have seen on our School Facebook page. We have had the Duffy Theatre visit, Hockey lessons and Brent from Jump Jam also visit. 

We received our Duffy Books this week. 
We made this gorgeous collage art work. You can find this in Room 6, but also the office area. 
We have been to Merle Leask to visit. We had a great time.