Friday, February 26, 2021

Term 1 - Weeks 2 , 3 and 4.

Wow, we have had a great and very busy three weeks in Room 6. 

We have been working really hard to learn our letter sounds. It was great to see all parents at 3 Way Conferences to explain and share the new reading and spelling programme we have started. You can see us using our slide mats to make words below. 

We have been learning about The Zones of Regulation and being able to express and respond to our feelings and emotions. We are getting really good at managing ourselves and deciding what zone we are in and what we need to do about it. This is to enable us to be in the best learning mind frame. 
This is us doing yoga. 

We had a great visit to Merle Leask Kindergarten to see our new friends who will be starting in our classroom soon. 
We have been learning about The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Here is some great work and artwork we have been working on. 

We have been practising our kicking skills. 
We enjoyed having our Pōwhiri to welcome all the new students and families to our school. 
We love our Junior Discovery time.

Thursday, February 4, 2021

2021 Term 1 - Week 1

 Welcome back to School for 2021. We are all very happy to be back and many of us have just started at Netherby School this year. 
We have been practicing our ball skills each day.
Our storytelling story this term is 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'. We have loved learning about this and have some very cute caterpillars in our classroom that we are going to watch change over their life cycle. 
These are the great self portraits we have been creating this week. 

Friday, December 11, 2020

Term 4 Weeks 8 & 9

 We have had a very busy end to the year. See what we have been up to below...

We had the Intermediate students come to read us stories they had written. It was great to have them to visit and we were lucky enough to get to keep some of the books for our library corner. 

We made these gorgeous Christmas trees for our classroom. They look fantastic so feel free to come and look at them. 

We got given this terms Duffy Books. We know how lucky we are to get these and enjoyed sharing them with our whānau. 

We had a fantastic end of year trip to the Tinwald Domain. Thank you to the people who organised it. 

We have been working on being really kind and caring to each other as we are all getting a little bit tired. 

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Term 3 Weeks 4 - 7

 We have been really busy in Room 6 with the end of the year fast approaching.

Lots of us have been going to see Mr Wheeler for quality work awards. 

We had a Junior Syndicate Storytelling Competition. It was great to see students from our classes retell a story they have learnt. 

We have been working really hard with our buddies in maths. We are loving learning about Time. 

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Term 4 - Weeks 3 & 4

We had great time at the Magic show. We learnt about healthy foods.  

Room 6 thoroughly enjoyed their visit to Merle Leask Kindergarten. It was great to see the new students who we know will be starting school soon.
If your child will be starting at Netherby School in 2021, it is great for us to know well in advance so we can help your child transition into our great school. Our Thursday 4 year old transition programme is specially designed to help your child make friends, learn routines and become accustomed to our school before they start as a grown up 5 year old. Please contact the office or Bridget Patrick, AP, to let us know. Phone: 308 5799 or email

We have been learning doing team building tasks to help the new students who have started this term settle in. We are getting a lot better at helping each other. 

We have been learning how to 'Map the way" as part of our Digital Curriculum learning. We have also been solving math problems about patterns. We are getting better at working with a buddy and sharing our ideas and listening to others. 

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Term 4 - Weeks 2 & 3

 We had a great session learning golf today. 

We enjoyed our Cluster Athletics Day on Wednesday. The weather was perfect and we enjoyed having our whānau here to support us. 

We have been been doing lots of great learning about Elmer the Elephant. You can see us talking our story maps that we drew. We have also been painting and print making our own Elmer's. 

Friday, October 16, 2020

Term 4 Week 1

 We have been learning about patterns. We have been pattern hunting and creating patterns with a range of different equipment. 

We have been busy learning run, jump and throw skills for Athletics. We have one more week to practice before our Cluster Athletics Day in Week 3. 

Friday, September 18, 2020

Term 3 Weeks 7 - 9

We loved being able to perform in our Junior Production this week. Miss Patrick was very proud of us all. 

We have been learning about shapes. We went on a shape hunt around the school. We also went shape searching in Samoan artwork. 

For Te Wiki O Te Reo Māori we learnt the Taniwha song. We also created our own gorgeous art work using pastels. 

We have been starting to learn throwing skills for Athletics Day next term. 

Friday, August 28, 2020

Term 3 - Weeks 5 and 6

We have been working on our fine motor skills by using these tweezers to move the cotton balls onto the correct colour. It is tricky, but we are getting better at it with perseverance. 
We have been using a range of materials to work out math problems.  
We are very thankful to Kai for Kids and them serving us delicious lunches. 
We have been working extremely hard on our writing. Miss Patrick is very proud of the progress we are making. 

Thank you to the whānau who attended our Pasifika Fono on Thursday. It was great to see you all there. 
We made Autumn tree art as part of our season focus this term.