Friday, August 28, 2015

Spider artwork

We have been learning about insects and how they help us.We made collage pictures of spiders and labeled their body parts.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Bee Artwork

Look at some of the amazing bee artwork we have created in our classroom.We'd love you to have a look next time you are visiting our room.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Arataki Honey Visit

Our first Inquiry Learning focus this term is based around the question "Why do we need insects?" 
We enjoyed a trip to the Arataki Honey Centre to begin our wonderings,questions and discussions.
During our trip we enjoyed using sheets of wax to make candles.We watched videos to see how bees made honey and how beekeepers extract the frames from the beehives for the factory.We were able to dress up in beekeeper suits and view bees in their hives through glass windows.We all learnt a great deal about bees and really enjoyed the bus trip to and from the honey centre.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Jump Rope for Heart

Wow on Friday we had so much fun skipping in the Jump Rope for Heart day.The school turf was set up with different skipping stations for us to rotate round.We had been practising different ways of skipping during PE lessons and had even tried out different lengths of ropes.It was great to have some of the senior children to help turn the really long ropes.😃 Here are some photos from the fun day.It was great to have some our families there to support and encourage us during our skipping.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Fun Friday maths games

Fun Friday maths games

We learned how to make dinosaurs out of geometric shapes, used our problem solving skills to solve puzzles, and learned how to play snap with a deck of cards by finding matching numbers and suits.  Lots of great learning and fun!

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Police Dog Visit

Today we had Constable Chris visit with her colleague,Constable Mike.Constable Mike brought his police dog Dirk along to show us his amazing tracking skills.Kirk is only 18 months old.We were very impressed to see Dirk respond  to voice and hand signals.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Statistics: making bar graphs with M and M's

Find out which M and M is the most common colour.  


We are keeping active by practising our skipping skills. It is showing to be something we need lots of practise doing! We are trying to remember to put the rope behind us when we start, then FLICK over and JUMP! This could be something you do at home as well.