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...