Friday, November 5, 2021

Term 4 - Weeks 1-3

 This term we have been learning about The Rainbow Fish for our storytelling focus. We are very good at retelling the story using our story maps or stepping out the story using our actions. We have made some gorgeous artwork you can see below. 

Our shared reading book last week was Hetty Hackett's Farm. We completed some great writing based on this book. 
We had a great time visiting Merle Leask Kindergarten to see the new students who will be joining our class either this year or early next year. 

On Miss Patricks last day she gave us all some bubbles. This week our poem is also about bubbles.
We got given our last Duffy Books for 2021. Thank you to Ashburton Westpac Bank and our Home and School for helping with sponsoring these books. We know how lucky we are to get these. 
We created some blossom artwork with Mrs McCully. 

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Term 3 Weeks 7-10

 We have been doing some fantastic learning since coming back from lockdown. 

We are preparing for Athletics day in early term 4. 
We have been working really hard on our reading. 
We are back enjoying our PMP sessions. 
We have been learning about Position & Orientation.
We are enjoying our swimming lessons this week. It is great to see the water confidence and progress everyone is making. 

We have also been learning about different māori patterns and their meanings, we then designed and created our own shape. We used this to make our gorgeous print making art work and also used this design to make our own special Taonga out of air drying clay.

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Term 3 Week 4 - Covid Lockdown Learning Suggestions

 Room 7 students and Whānau, 

Morning everyone, I am hoping you got my text this morning to check in and let you know what is happening. If you haven’t, can you please email me on and I will get your number updated in our school system. 

Over the next three days here are some learning activities or suggestions you can look at and use as you wish to support your child's learning at home. 


  • All word containers have been updated on Monday, so the students all have new words to learn. Play memory or find these around your house. 

  • All students will have this week's reading book in their reading folder that can also be used to practice. Due to Covid the Little Learners Love Literacy books that we pay $10 each for are being offered on apple to be downloaded for free. If you wish to do this just type into your apple account “Pip and Tim” and you can easily download the coloured level of books your child is currently reading. Please only download the current level they are working on. 

  • Read a story to your child and ask them to retell what has happened. 

  • Listen to stories online.


  • Make some playdough using the recipe below and create letters. Move these together to make words or a sentence. 

  • Write the words from your word container. 

  • Write your name or a sentence outside with chalk. 

  • Write a sentence about one thing you have been up to during the day and bring it to school on Monday to show Miss Patrick 


  • Count forwards and backwards to and from 50. 

  • Ask your child the number that comes ‘before’ and ‘after’ a number to 20. 

  • Get them to write the numbers and check they are facing the correct direction. 

  • Find numbers around your house or count sets of objects such as stones or sticks. 


  • Play outside in the sunshine and spend quality time with the people in your bubble. 

  • Make an obstacle course that you can hop over, go under or go through. 

  • See how many different birds are in your garden. 

  • Create a piece of artwork that you can bring to school and give to a friend or your neighbour. 

  • Learn how to tie your shoelaces. 

If you need more learning choices refer back to the goals or work ons we set at teacher/parent interviews last week. 

Stay safe, be kind and enjoy these three extra days at home in your bubble.

Miss Patrick 

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Term 3 Weeks 1 - 3


We have been learning about Maui and the Sun for storytelling. We have loved sharing this story with our whānau and school friends. 

We have been making some great creations with our colourful rice. We are enjoying using our new measuring cups. 

We are getting really good at joining two groups of objects together. You can see us using beans to work out our math problem solving questions.

You can see us participating in our weekly PMP lesson in the hall. We love this time working alongside Room 6 and our skills are getting a lot better. 

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Term 2 - Weeks 5-9

Over the past few weeks we have been very focused learners in Room 7. We have had a few new students join our classroom. 

Many of us have been to visit Mr Wheeler for the quality work we have been producing. 

We have been learning how to skip and we are getting a lot better at it. It is great to be outside and enjoying the sunshine. 

We have been working really hard to learn our letter sounds and being able to blend and segment these to make or read words. 

We learnt about Matariki. We made these gorgeous stars with Mrs McCully. 

We have been working really hard on making sure our letters go the right direction and that we start to write them from the correct place. 

We love making creations during Discovery time. 

Friday, May 28, 2021

Term 2 - Weeks 1 - 4

 Room 7 had a great time visiting Merle Leask. 
We have been learning about The Gingerbread Man story. We are getting very good at retelling the story and acting it out. 
We are learning about solids, liquids and gases with Mrs McCully. 

We love our PMP sessions in the hall and learning about to manage and control our body movements. 

It was great to have the Taro boys here to visit for our Kai for Kids launch and our School Disco. 

We made habitats in Discovery Learning in Room 4. 

We had Constable Sean in to talk to us about Road Safety. 

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Term 1 Weeks 7 - 10

 We have had a great time learning a range of sport skills this term. All of us have got a lot better at our balls skills and being able hold a hockey stick correctly. 

We love it when Merle Leask Kindergarten tamariki come and visit us. It is great spending time with them. 

This term as part of our topic focus of "Inventors" we designed, created and then painted our own bird feeders. You can see them about in our school trying to attract and feed more birds for us to observe. 

We made gorgeous Easter baskets to take some treats home in. 

We enjoyed having the Duffy Theatre and Role Model visit this term. We are very lucky to get books to read over the holidays.