Monday, 30 November 2015

Follow up fun in the weekend!

This little lady enjoyed her reader from last week so much that she did some baking for us. Gingerbread! Yum! Thanks...

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Football fun!

The weather behaved today, so we could learn some football skills as well as have some fun!
Cole - "Why do we keep the ball close?"
Lillian - "So we can keep it."

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

ICT Afternoon Groups

In the ICT afternoon group, we have been exploring different apps on the iPad. Today we used imovie, imovie trailer and pic collage to display our collaborative group work.

Our disaster posters: As a group, we had to think of a disaster and how we would escape from that place. We had to think about objects that we might need.

This is what we came up with...


Friday, 20 November 2015

Autahi Family Picnic

What a gorgeous afternoon for the Autahi Family Picnic at Scorching Bay yesterday. We had an awesome time playing, exploring and climbing. 

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Sharing time!

Each day we share what we have been learning after literacy and maths. We always enjoy sharing our writing as we understand we can write for many reasons.... For ourselves, for our peers and for others. This group were very proud to share their writing today..

Reading in small groups

At reading time we work in small groups. This group are very carefully pointing to each word and trying to work out unknown words using their Eagle Eye - looking at the pictures to make meaning (working out what the word could be) and Lips the Fish - looking at the beginning of words and sounding out the first letter (again to work out what the word could be)...

We are Readers!

We are very focused - 1:1 matching, saying the word as we point to it. We read about the things we can find at the beach and talked about the upcoming Autahi Picnic.

After reading as a follow up activity we made a sentence (mixed the words up then fixed them).

Thursday, 12 November 2015

You may have noticed something sprouting..........

As part of our 'Garden' unit we have been exploring seeds and what plants need to grow.  We have been watching and waiting to see what would happen to our bean seeds.

Here we are observing carefully.  We are drawing diagrams and talking about the changes we have noticed.

Super Secret Garden Writing

We have been practising adding details to our writing.  Here is some amazing fair writing.  

"We went to the fair.  I got a new book bag with flowers on it.  We went to the school fair and I went on the bouncy castle."  This super writer just kept writing !

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Exploring numbers

In Maths we are practising writing our numbers... Making sure the numbers are the right way round. "I did this all by myself."

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Afternoon Clubs

Club day was fab! We mixed up everyone in the school. We swapped spaces and teachers. 

These are photos and a trailer from the ICT club (trailer by Mya). 

We worked together to cross the minefield and came up with plans to get off a deserted island. Next week we will make videos to explain our escape plans.

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Maths Measurement

In Maths we went outside and worked out who was taller and shorter. We made a long line and stood up as tall as we could. Then we draw around our partner and had to measure how many hands we could measure along our bodies. 

Reflection Time

We have been spending some time each day, reflecting on our learning. This week we have been sharing something that we are proud of from our learning time.  
This is my picture of the frog lifecycle. 
Reading my writing. I wrote a letter as if I was a tadpole. I wrote it to a tadpole friend telling him that I am a huge tadpole.  
This is a froglet. He is jumping. 
These are my pictures of the life cycle. This is a froglet and a tadpole. 
Reading another super letter to a tadpole friend. I am telling him that I will be a frog soon. 
More super tadpole letter writing sharing. 
Here is a scary tadpole and an egg. 
This is my froglet and my frog. My froglet has a little tail. 
More super tadpoles. 
Another super story about a tadpole changing to a frog.  

More super tadpoles and frogs.