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.  

Friday, August 30, 2019

Week 6

In week 6 we made healthy sandwiches. We designed a healthy sandwich to help with our fitness linked to the Rugby World Cup, next we learnt how to write a shopping list and then we got to make our own. Our faces on our sandwiches are our self reflection about liking our sandwich that we had planned. 
We did this gorgeous artwork based on Greedy Cat. We used charcoal. 
We made our own rugby jerseys using print making and added our faces to make a rugby team. 

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Weeks 4 & 5

Weeks 4 & 5 
We are very lucky to have Mrs Bailey helping us in Room 6 for 4 weeks. We have been busy making rugby jerseys by print making for our Rugby World Cup Topic.
Hedy has also been teaching us a Samoan dance for us to present at our whānau afternoon. Room 6 have loved learning about different cultures in our Ruby World Cup focus. 

We wrote instructions on how to make sock puppets and then we got to make the ones we had planned and explained in our writing.
Everyone was very proud of our 2 Room 6 representatives for the Poetry competition. 

We have been learning lots of different stories. 
We are getting a lot better at sharing our equipment and ideas at maths time to solve problems. 

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.