Friday, 29 July 2016

100 Days of School

We had such fun today exploring the number 100. We counted, estimated, created and moved. What a great way to celebrate our 100th day of school!

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Maths Fun

We have got right back into learning and practising our basic facts this week. Here we are finding the facts that make 5, 7 and 9. We had to look at the sum and match it to the fact. We are going to be practising these so that we can do it without having to use our fingers.

We are practising our teen numbers and learning to recognise them as a group of ten and some more.

We are learning about subtraction and how to write these as a number sentence. We are playinf Subtraction Smash. First you have to put some playdoh balls on your board. Then you roll the dice to see how many to smash.

All about the letter i

This week we have been learning all about the letter i. We have been spotting it in our poem and creating different crafts. Some of us have been sorting it into different sounds: long and short, and learning about the -ig word family too.

I is for igloo

I can make a long sound like in 'pipe' or a short sound like in 'skip'.

I is for Iguana

We read a story called I wanna Iguana. It is a great story about a a boy who writes letters to his mum to try and convince her to let him have an iguana for a pet.

Here are some of  our Iguana pictures:

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Plastic Free Peninsula Pizza and Movie night

A message from Miranda Struthers...

July is Plastic Free Month and the Worser Bay School community has launched a ‘Plastic Free Peninsula’ campaign. Students, staff and parents are raising awareness about the plastic problem in the Miramar Peninsula coastal environment and are taking action to address the problem and reduce consumption, both at school and at home.

To kick off the campaign a movie and pizza night was held for the school community, showing short films about plastic consumption, its impact on the natural environment and personal stories about how individuals can make a difference. Students and parents were inspired by the event, and motivated to get involved in the campaign. 

On Sunday 3rd July, International Plastic Bag Free day, the school community held a beach clean-up around the Miramar Peninsula. Over 20 large sacks of rubbish were collected and some interesting items were uncovered including a welding mask, complete fishing rod, sailor’s washing machine and parts of an old washed up suitcase. The students then took the rubbish back to school to complete a waste audit of their findings. Hugo M  said "I'm surprised how much rubbish we found. I'm surprised we didn't see it at first till we looked closely, it was tangled in the bushes and wedged between the rocks". 

The Plastic Free Peninsula campaign will continue beyond July and the students are wishing to share the campaign with other schools, businesses and communities on the Peninsula. More activities are being planned in the months to come.
Raffle Prizes- thank you to Jacky for donating the water tank to the school
It's Plastic Free July Are you ready to take the challenge?

The PFP logo was revealed. Thank you to Hunter T who designed the crab and Catherine Hanham for putting this together. 

These are the movies that we showed at the movie night:

Here is a message for us from Melati and Isabel:

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Autahi Pet Stats

We have been doing some statistical investigations in our class this week. First we looked at a graph and how to read it. Today we have been asking each other questions about pets we have. We found out that a lot of people have cats; it had the most on our graph. Only a few people had a bird or a dog or a different type of pet like a rabbit. 

Monday, 4 July 2016

Morning Monster Groups

In the mornings we are now starting our day in monster groups. These groups are to help us practise our alphabet, sounds or words each day. It also means we get straight into learning each day. You can help by making sure I know what colour monster I am and helping me find my group place before the bell goes. Some days, like when karakia or assembly is on we won't start this way.
We are making words using 3 letters. The red letters are called vowels. They are a, e, i, o and u. They are in the middle of each word.
We are reading sandpaper words and then writing them on whiteboards.
We are matching capital letters to lowercase letters.
We are making rocket words with magnetic letters.
We are using a peg to show what sound the letter makes.

Sunday, 3 July 2016

It's Plastic Free July! PFP do a beach clean up!

It's Plastic Free July! To kickstart this event the Plastic Free Peninsula Group did a beach clean up at Worser Bay Beach... 

Message from Sophie Williams...

83 of us collected heaps of rubbish today, about 10 sacks full! 

The weirdest things we found were:
A travel washing machine
A welding helmet
half an old wooden suitcase
A bra
A fishing rod covered in tube worms.

Melissa won the prize for most collected
Edward won for unusual small washing machine
Amanda won for unusual Welding mask
Kaia found the suitcase!

Edward and Vicky tidied around a penguin nest. Edward said: "From the sound of it, you could hear babies - squeaks. There was heaps of rubbish around the nesting box: polystyrene, snack packets and heaps of cups".

Great work! So satisfying.

Thank you to all of the families that participated- a real team effort. Such a great turn-out (and so much rubbish collected!), Plastic Free Peninsula is thinking of holding them quarterly.