Sunday, March 18, 2018

Pounamu Swimming Celebration 2018

On Friday we celebrated all the amazing swimming skills that we have been learning this term.  It was so awesome to see so many of our family and friends come and support our children. 

We started with a running race and went on to flutter board, freestyle and backstroke.  We even had a noodle race for our 5 year olds.

The kids had such a great time and everyone should be extremely proud of themselves and their efforts on the day. 

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Adventure time

At various times during the day our Woodlands children are able to explore activities that promote creativity, resilience, oral language and problem solving. The sunshine today meant that construction outside was a popular choice. Have a look at our creations. Well done- you self managed beautifully. :)

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

More balloons!

Today we welcomed Millie and Mason for their first official school visit. We walked all around the school, greeted Mrs Watts and Mrs McCord and even had a play on the playround. Mason loved playing with his old friends Jack and George, while Millie is a star on the playground. Here they are with lots of new friends, and their balloon characters, in Pukeko Pond at the end of the day. Nau mai ki te kura o Ruahine.

STEM Challenges

Each week we have a STEM Challenge in Room 5.  STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.  We absolutely love these challenges and Mrs C loves hearing the discussions that are going on while we solve them together.  We have to use problem solving skills and be very open to learning while doing these challenges. 

You should pop and see this weeks challenge!!!  You might be able to help us to solve it!!!

PS:  If you have any unwanted boxes (BIG or small) we would love them in Room 5!

Sensational Spelling!

In Room 5 we are learning different spelling patterns including vowel sounds, syllables and blending the sounds in new words.  We love it and Mrs C can see changes in the way we spell already.  Our favourite part is being able to write all over the whiteboard table!!! 

Check out these photos of our awesome spellers!!!  Keep it up Highflying Heroes!!!

WA learning to write

At school today we had a fun writing experience. Our big book and poem are about balloons so ... First we each got a balloon to blow up. Next we batted and patted, bounced and chased our balloons. Then we sneaked, as quiet as mice, into the classroom and hid them in a cupboard. Lastly we wrote about our balloons. Look for our stories when we publish them.

WAL bonds to 5

Writing a number sentence is a tricky skill to learn. Here children are recording equations represented by blocks. This is our first try- tino pai e rawa!