Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Term 3
Week 9

Another amazing week for Room 4!
This week we have been really busy reading our new books with fluency and confidence from the SPCA. We love reading books that we can learn more about animals in or environments. Thank you so much to the SPCA for our new and exciting books.
This week we have had Sheryl Stivens in Room 4 teaching us about Waste Management and what to recycle and what not to recycle. Miss Hannah also learnt some interesting things too!
Our ESOL groups have been working hard on displaying their cultural well being and knowledge by making their own Tapas. They are display in Room 4 and the children are very proud of them. They also wrote information reports on what each part of their Tapa means to them and their families. You are more than welcome to come in and read them.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Term 3
Week 9
This week we have been working hard on our topic Parents afternoon performance for Week 10.
All parents are welcome to come along next Thursday to our performance to watch each class perform their cultural act. Here are some cute pics of Room 4 and their costumes and their rakau sticks.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Term 3
Week 8

This week we have been working hard on learning the Maori language as it is Maori language week. We have had two fantstic people come in and help us learn words like waka and hakatere and Ka Pai and all sorts of things. With them we made our own waka either out of hakatere and tooth picks or straws, we then tested them to see if they would float.

The have also been working hard on reading with a buddy and making sure we are listening to them and remembering what they have said. Our buddies have been helping each other with their reading this week and we feel much more confident.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Term 3
Week 7

This week we have been evaluating on our swimming lessons at the EA Network Centre. Talking  and writing about what we learnt, how we felt it went, what we did, and how to be safe in and around the pool. Come in and see our awesome publishing on our wall.

We have also made our own clocks and were telling the time with a partner using the language of o'clock, half past, quarter past, and quarter to.
Check out our awesome clocks!

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Term 3
Week 6

This week has been a BIG week! We have had SWIM WEEK at the EA Networks Centre. The children have thoroughly enjoyed the experience and have learnt skills like; Floating, Freestyle, Kicking on their front and back, and diving. We have also done some publishing for our writing which is based from the Rainbow Fish picture book on how to be a good friend. Room 4 did some fabulous writing for this, come and check it out!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Term 3
Week 3

This week we have been buolding on our Oral language by talking about our family trees and why they are special to us, and creating our own Ruebin Paterson inspired Koru art. The children are very proud of their effort please come in anytime to have a look at them, they light up and brighten up our room.
We have also been focusing a lot on Poetry for Writing. We wrote our own Acrostic poems and used vocabulary like friendly, helpful, kind, caring, smart. They are displayed in our writing slots in our classroom.


Sunday, July 30, 2017

Term 3
Week 2

This week is becoming a very busy week. We are writing acrostic poems in writing, using our doubles to solve equations in Maths, and re-reading our sentences in Reading.
This term we are having a topic focus on Maori culture and celebrating it’s importance to Aotearoa New Zealand. With this focus we are creating Family trees. This week we are starting on decorating and creating our trees, our next steps are to write our whānau on them and display them. You are more than welcome to come in and see the finished project at the end of the week
Kind regards
Miss Hannah and Room 4