Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Tuesday 18th October - Week 2

Today we had two fire fighters called Ron and Keith come into school to talk to us about being fire wise. We had a great time learning about where our safe place is, to get down and out FAST and to not go back inside once we were out. We then drew pictures of our house and where our safe place is. Some of us made little videos of what to do. We hope you enjoy them!

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Week 1 - Term Four

What a busy week we are having! Planting, art work and having fun exploring our new learning environment! Here are some photos and a couple of videos of our learning this week.

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Week 6

This week we have been creating a diorama about what lives in the sea. Here is a video we made about what we have learnt.

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Week 4's video

Today it was a beautiful sunny day and we were having some fun time outside. Mrs T decided she would like to make a video. Check this out - we are learning to use iMovie to make videos on. We hope you enjoy it and we are looking forward to making more!

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Learning numbers to 10

This week some of the children have been learning to read numbers to 10. Here is game we play with them.

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Room 4 reading - Filling a Bucket

For the past 3 weeks we have been reading a story about filling our buckets. This story teaches the children about the importance of being kind, sharing and caring. They follow our schools values of being trustworthy, respectful, reliable, caring, honest and responsible. Last week Michelle got the children to read part of the story with her. If you would like to read the full story with your child look up - How Full is Your Bucket - on you-tube. We hope you enjoy the story. Well done room 4 - I love watching how you fill buckets in our class and at home.

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Nick makes a book!

Today Nick and Mrs Tatum made a book using Explain Everything. First they read Let's Go. This book is about a boy who is going to school - maybe it's his first day! Then they talked about the book and what the boy takes to school. We hope you enjoy Nick's book. He was very clever and learnt how to insert the pictures all by himself.

Friday, 24 June 2016

Assembly June 2016!

Thank you for the incredible support today! It was great to see so many of you here. The kids were brilliant. They always surprise me with how well they do taking a whole school assembly.
have a great weekend and enjoy the clips from the assembly.
Thank you to Grace in Room 7 for videoing it for us!

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Week 7 - Learning teen numbers

This week I taught one of my math groups the teen game. One person holds up 10 fingers and the other person holds up any fingers to 10. They then have to work out the teen number! This is a great games for siblings to play too!

Thursday, 2 June 2016

Some wonderful Maths Learning

Today we were learning to count, read and write numbers to 20. Listen to Xavier and Hone learning to read and point to the numbers as they say them!

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Fairy Tale Fun!!!!!!!!!!!

Last week we decided to create a fairy tale wall. We brainstormed all the fairy tales we knew and the characters that were in the stories. We then found the characters we wanted using google and printed them out. Some of them we coloured in ourselves. After that we laminated them and stuck them on our wall. Our favourite part was making a giant out of Harry and creating a castle using rectangles and triangles. We have had so much fun creating our fairy tale wall - but where to now? Mrs Tatum loves to make up stories using the characters and now we are learning to do the same! Here is Stella and Teagan telling a story for the first time!

Some learning videos for week 4

This week we have been learning about adjectives. Today we drew a cat and brainstormed some words to describe our cats. Here are some of our stories.

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Seasons of the year

Last week we created a poster of our favourite season of the year and then told Mrs Tatum why it was our favourite season. Here are some of the children sharing their favourite season and why. It is very important to be able to read back something we write or say.

Weeks 3 and 4

This week one of the reading groups has been learning how to point to words as we read. Check out Stella and Mikayla reading their books to me. Great pointing girls!

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Week 2 - autumn

This week we have been learning about autumn. We have been using our senses to write poems, learnt the different seasons in a year and used adjectives to write about how autumn makes us feel. I hope you enjoy reading the children's poems.

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Maths to 10

Today I worked with some of the children to see if they understood numbers to 10 using tens frames and by matching. Here is a video of Joel and Harry showing what they can do!

Monday, 2 May 2016

Week One - Term Two

Welcome back to Term Two. A huge welcome to all our new children! Today was our first day back and our learning for writing was "to be retell a story". We got to tell our story to Mrs T then drew a picture to go with our story. We hope you enjoy reading our stories! We are also learning to talk to each other and our teacher about our learning. Here is Kyle telling me what he was learning today during math time. It is so lovely hearing the children being able to talk about what they are learning!

Thursday, 17 March 2016

Learn, Create, Share!

Room 4 has been learning to use Explain Everything to show their learning. This week we read The Very Hungry Caterpillar and decided to show the life cycle of the butterfly using this great app. We planted some swan plants a few weeks ago and went and found eggs, caterpillars and saw butterflies. We have created art around this topic and spent time looking at the life cycle. Here are some of the children showing their learning on this topic.

Monday, 14 March 2016

Developmental time

For the past two weeks we have been focusing on the alphabet, numbers and our spelling when we have developmental time in the morning. We match spelling words using magnetic letters, learn about upper and lower case letters, sequence the alphabet, look at number patterns to 10, thread beads to make our names and so much more! This developmental time allows us to help each other with our learning, get to know the new children in class, practice our spelling with a friend and settle us in for our day of learning. Here are some photos of our developmental time today.

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Class Book - Where do Chickens go on Holiday?

Last week we couldn't find the chickens and the children thought they might still be on holiday. Here is a book we wrote about where chickens go on holiday. Please leave a comment about our book.

Smoked eel anyone?

Thank you Ella for sharing your smoked eel with us! Xavier was very brae and tried it and loved it!

Friday, 12 February 2016

Here is a video by Room 4

Developmental time!

Every Friday we have some time to play, explore, and create. Often we have visitors in our class. These are the new children and parents who are starting at our school. This week has been very busy. We have learnt all about the letter Bb. To finish the week we made bubble pictures. This was fun! We also wrote on the ground using a paintbrush and water and played with the dolls house. Here are some photos of our fun Friday!

Friday, 5 February 2016

Wednesday, 3 February 2016


What a lovely start to our week. We start each day with a karakia and song as a whole school then come to class for some developmental time. This is a wonderful time for me to interact with the children and find their likes and interests. It has been great getting to know them. Here are some photos and quotes of our week so far. I love playing with the toys - Xavier I love swimming so much - Ella The playground is fun - Kyle