Friday, 30 October 2015


Today we did Capoeira. It was cool because you got to do side kicks and cartwheels. It was very fun!

By Jupiter and Angus

Halloween Day

Some of us dressed up for Halloween Day.

Assembly 30th October 2015

Well done to our awesome presenters.

Well done to these guys who shared their artwork.

Well done to these guys who received Principal Awards for Collaboration

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Seeds, seeds, seeds!

We are inquiring into seeds and where they come from. First we observed and looked closely at different fruits and vegetables to find their seeds. Then we did some careful drawings just like a scientist. We noticed they are lots of different shapes and sizes. They are also different colours. Sometimes there are lots inside and sometimes there are are a few, like an avocado which only has one big seed.

Five Little Speckled Frogs

Five little speckled frogs sat on a speckled log, eating the most delicious flies. Yum, Yum! We used this song to learn about subtraction. It was fun.

Friday, 23 October 2015

Tadpoles influencing our writing...

First we drew the tadpoles observing details of interest.

Then we wrote about what they looked like and/or predicted a possible change...
We were very proud of our writing.
Many of us took pictures of each other's work.

Tadpoles in our class!

Today in Autahi we were given some tadpoles to look after. Many of us were really interested in what they were and how they moved. 

In our ABC groups we talked about what we knew about them, observed how they moved and what they looked like and then predicted changes when they grow (if any)...

We had loads of ideas to share with each other.  Which then promoted a lot of conversation.

Zombie Day

On Friday the 30th of October there is going to be a zombie day at school.  Dress up in your favourite zombie design and you could win the zombie competition!
Image result for zombie animated

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Making Sentences

After reading a story about getting ready for school we drew a picture of our school bags. Then we put our sentence together, listening carefully for the beginning sounds.

J is for Jelly

First we had to mix the jelly powder with hot water until it all dissolved. This means that all the jelly has disappeared. We all took turns to stir the jelly. 
Then we had to put it in the fridge but we were a little worried that the teachers might eat the jelly so we decided to write them a note. We each helped to write the sounds we could hear and the words we know. 





Teachers. No eating or opening the jelly! 

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Jolly Hockey Sticks

We are loving this new Summer weather and hope it is here to stay! In the afternoons we are heading out for some fun in the sun and learning how to strike with a hockey sticks. We have had two fantastic Senior students, Frankie and George, showing us the basics and taking us through some skill drills. Great to see all those sunhats too!

What a stunning day! Lucky we all have our sunhats. 

Pushing the ball along with the stick. 

Pushing and stopping the ball...quite tricky sometimes. 
Practising holding our stick the right way.

Our senior buddies giving us a coaching session.

A mini game in action. Where is that ball?

Passing the ball to a partner. Practising to stop the ball is also a bit tricky.