Friday, March 20, 2020

Weeks 6 & 7

We were lucky enough to get 2 Duffy Books each to take home.
We have been working on aiming. We are getting a lot better. 
 We have been doing yoga in Room 6. We do this as a break in between tasks. 
 We loved visiting our School Orchard. We each got 4 delicious apples to take home to share. 
We have been learning how to actively listen to our buddy. We are getting better at repeating or re-voicing what our buddy has said. 

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Term 1 Weeks 3 -5

We had a great time visiting Merle Leask Kindergarten. We love getting to know and working alongside our friends on new learning activities. 
We have been learning about the letter "e". We wrote letters and put them in envelopes to take home. 
We have been learning to work with buddies during math. 
 We did some P.E games with Room 3. We love working with them. 


Friday, February 14, 2020

Term 1 Week 2

We have been learning to control our bodies to be able to balance a tennis ball on ourselves. We have been doing this daily and we are getting a lot better at it. 
This week our shared reading book was "The Giant's Ice Cream". We painted our own ice-creams and wrote about the Giant in the book.

 We have been working hard to learn to write our names.
 Our storytelling story for this term is 'The Little Red Hen'. We have been leaning about helping out and being kind to everyone. Come in and look at our story maps we made. 
We have a new sports advisor and on Friday we got to spend time with her. 

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

2020 - Week 1

We drew these self portraits with Mrs McCully. We are learning to use shading and pencil direction for different affects. 

We have been busy learning the letters m, i, s, and a this week. 
We loved our visit to the library. We choose 3 books each to have in the classroom. 
This week we learnt a little bit about the Treaty of Waitangi. We made our own class treaty about how we need to act in Room 6. 

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Term 4 - Weeks 8 & 9

Room 6 had the best time on our class adventure. We visited a farm, Lagmhor School, Trott's Garden and Mitre 10 Mega. A big thank you to all the places and people we got to visit and to Mrs McCully for organising this trip. Also to Ally for helping out. We learnt lots and had a great day. 
 We were lucky enough to be invited along to listen to the Mid Canterbury Choir sing Christmas carols on Monday. 
 We had several students represent us in the Hakatere Festival. 
 Last Friday we had our end of year trip to the Tinwald Domian. We went swimming, on a train ride, bouncy castles, had a sausage sizzle and ice-blocks for lunch. We even had a visit from Santa on the tractor. A big thank you to Mrs McCully and Miss Sloan for arranging this. All the students had a blast.



Friday, November 22, 2019

Weeks 6 & 7

We have been learning TeeBall. We are getting a lot better at hitting the ball and being good team players when fielding. 
 We enjoyed learning about thunder, lightening and hail this week when we got to see 2 very interesting storms. 
We have been practicing skip counting in twos. We had to work with buddies to make sets of two and count them up to 20. 

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Weeks 3 - 5

We have been extremely busy in Room 6. 

We have been learning about teeth hygiene and how to brush our teeth. We have been brushing them every day after lunch. 
 We had a great visit to the kindy to meet the new students who will be starting with us in 2020. 

We have been writing our high frequency words. 

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Term 4 - Weeks 1 & 2

We have had a very busy start to the term. 

This term we are learning about the Rainbow Fish. We love acting out the story and sharing it with each other. We have been completing lots of different activities to expand our knowledge about the story.  We have also made some gorgeous artwork in Room 6 if you wish to come and look.
 We had Pet Hour in Week 1. We all made pet rocks to take and one of our students got an award for making a kennel at home for his toy with his Dad. He also brought along his pet dog to complete in the obstacle course. 
 We are learning about the Solar System and are making paper mache planets. These are going to be on display in Room 6 to help us learn the planets in order. 
 We participated in the National Wide Shake Out Day. We learnt to stop, cover and hold. 
We had Cluster Athletics Day. Luckily for us it didn't rain and we all had a great day. 

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Weeks 9 & 10

We got to eat a delicious Hangi on the last week of term. Thank you very much to the Whānau Hui group for organising, cooking and letting us experience this. 
Mr Wallis has been teaching us in Room 6 this week. We love having an extra teacher in our classroom to help us with our learning. 
We enjoyed having Harold visit us week. It was great to learn about what things are healthy for our bodies and different body parts. 
 Miss Patrick ordered us this great writing kit. We have to go fishing and choose letters that represent fruits and vegetables to go in sandwiches. 
 We had Stella a Duffy Role Model talk to us about animals that are considered a pest in NZ. We all got two books each to read over the holidays. Thanks Duffy Books, we are very proud to be a Duffy School!
 We have been working really hard on our math problem solving. 
Last week we got to fly some kites and eat some yummy muffins that Miss Patrick made us as a treat. 

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Week 8

This week is Te Reo Māori week. Mr Wallis our student teacher has been teaching us a Waiata for us to sing at this weeks celebration assembly. 
We created these gorgeous art works. Our creations are all different as each koru represents a member of our family. 

 On Wednesday we had our Netherby World Cup. It was a great afternoon completing sports activities in our whānau groups and presenting the cultural dances we learnt. A big thank you to our Home and School who gave us each a sausage and ice-block. 
We created some colourful cats for our letter "c" this week. We wrote about them and used the Māori words for colours. 
In maths this week we have been looking at different ways numbers can be represented. We have also been learning how to skip count in 5's.