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. 

Friday, March 22, 2019

Week 8

The Room 6 students who attend our Weekly Kapa Haka group are getting a lot more confident. It is great to see them learning from the older students.
 We had our first of four Hockey sessions this week. We learnt how to hold the stick correctly and the noise it should make along the ground. 
 On Wednesday Room 6 borrowed Mrs Oakleys Book Moo-Cow Kung-Fu Cow. This is a really funny story so we choose our favourite character and wrote about them. We then took our writing down to Room 1 and shared it with the students. They showed us their writing books and we also had milk and buddy reading with them. 
 We had a guest from the Ashburton District Council in to talk to us about Dog Safety. We learnt many different things and loved meeting Roxy the dog. 
 We are loving making up stories with our imaginations. We made up a very creative oral story about this mysterious little cup. 
 We have been working on our fine motor skills. This is a new activity we can choose to do during reading time. 

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Weeks 6 & 7

We had the best time during swim week. It was great to be able to go to the pool each day for a full week and see the fantastic progress the students made. 

Room 6 made this gorgeous Taniwha. We took our time and worked really hard to keep inside the lines. You can go and see this outside Mr Wheelers office. 

This week for our letter "i" Miss Patrick made us some delicious muffins so we could write about the icing. 
 We have been using our imaginations to make up stories about different objects with our storytelling skills. Above you can see us looking at a mysterious hook we made up and very creative oral story about. 

We had a great time on Wednesday showing Merle Leask Kindergarten around Room 6. 

We loved having our Whānau visit on Wednesday for our termly community invite. We showed them what we do during Discovery Learning time each week. 

Friday, March 1, 2019

Week 5

We have been learning some yoga moves to support us to calm ourselves and get focused on our learning. 
We are loving growing our sunflowers and learning about the plant life cycle. This gorgeous art work we made is up in the hall if you would like to see it. 
 We have been learning about maths problem solving. We are learning to work with a buddy and listen to each others ideas. 
 We had a great time at Discovery Learning this week. 

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Week 4

We had a great time at PE lessons on Friday. We are getting a lot better at making a cup to catch the ball. 
This weeks shared reading book is called "Elephant Is Stuck". We thought about ways we could help the Elephant get out of the hole. 
 Finally we have a Butterfly. Room 6 loved watching it hatch and setting it free outside. 

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Week 3

We have been working very hard on our maths. This week we have been learning to count groups of numbers by one to one matching. 
 We are loving learning about The Hungry Caterpillar story. Miss Patrick was so proud of our story maps that we all went to see Mr Wheeler for quality work awards. We also photo copied them so we could take them home to us present the story to our whānau. 
 On Wednesday we had a fantastic day visiting Merle Leask Kindergarten. We love spending time with the new students who will be starting in Room 6 this year. 

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Week 2

We have been working extremely hard each day to learn our alphabet names and sounds. Look at our fantastic 'r's'. 

We loved making these gorgeous butterflies from paper collage. They look fantastic on our Room 6 walls. 

Friday, February 1, 2019

2019 - Term 1 - Week 1

2019 Term 1
Welcome back to everyone. We have had a very hot, but great start to the term. 

This term we are learning about "The Life Cycle". The first animal we have been learning about is caterpillars. We are loving watching them get bigger and bigger. We were very lucky that on Friday Mrs Doak found us some more swan plants for them. Thank you!
This week we have been working really hard on writing our numbers the correct way. 
The Juniors started Discovery learning this week. We all had a fantastic time discovering and learning with different students in different classrooms. 
Thank you to Mrs O who organised a fantastic water play afternoon. We all had a blast. It was great to see lots of parents and family members at school helping. 
Our shared reading book for this week was "Little Goat's Coat". We loved making some Goats on Friday with real wool. We were very good at retelling the story in order to Mrs Duffell. These are on display outside Mr Wheelers office if anyone would like to have a look at it. 
We tried out the new library this week. It was great to get the chance to choose some gorgeous new books for our library corner for us to read.