Friday, 11 December 2015

It's taller than me!

Measurement and play came together beautifully this morning's tower building exploration.

Play Exploration

Building our oral language and lots of collaboration is all part of our block exploration time.

Thursday, 10 December 2015

Autahi Jungle Art Day

We had a fantastic day creating the different parts for our Jungle Artwork. We explored a range of different art mediums. Drawing with pencil, markers and sticks dipped in ink. We also tore up pieces of magazine paper to make a collage for our frames and painted our backgrounds using watercolour.
What a creative day!

Making Collage using ripped up paper pieces:

Using sticks dipped in ink to draw: 

Drawing our backgrounds with sharpies and then carefully painting them with watercolour:

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

It's Christmas Time

Today in Autahi we made Christmas decorations for our "Christmas Tree." As the year end approaches we are remaining focused on collaborating with others and making good choices.

Jingle Bells

We are singing some Christmas songs getting ready for the Wrap next week. Great fun!

Monday, 7 December 2015

Play-dough writing

> In our reading we have been working on innovative sentences to go a long with our reading...take a look at our sentences inspired by our play-dough trees.

Sharing time!

We started this week sharing in a circle. We all had a chance to talk as well as listen to others...

Friday, 4 December 2015


Transition groups every Friday has been a great way to get ready for next year. Today we got to know our new base groups and base group teachers for next year. Our base group is our beginning and end of the day group. We will also have different literacy and maths learning groups and teachers. We are all very excited for the new year.

Pufferfish Art

After our exciting puffer fish writing we decided to do some art. We made a background using paint, tissue paper and glitter. Then we cut out a fish from painted paper.

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Maths Rotations

We are trying new activities during Maths, in small groups we work around the class. Ranging from computer Maths games such as counting and matching to making numbers with playdoh. 

Here we are...
  • threading beads (making patterns)

  • practising our "basic facts to 10"

  • writing numbers...

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...


Monday, 23 November 2015

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)...