Saturday, 10 February 2018

Phonics time

At Phonics time we learn to hear the first sound of words and match that sound to a letter. Then we learn how to write the letter.
We use 
to help us learn and remember the sounds of the letters.

We practise writing the new letter of the day and then practise writing the letters we already know.

We also use this time to practise spelling some words too. It is fun!
It is not always easy but we try and try and we are getting better!

Making Playdough

We noticed we had no play dough. We got the class recipie. Read it together. Gathered up the ingredients. Followed the recipie. Waited patiently for our turns.
As a group we came to a decision about what colour to make it.
Had lots of fun measuring, mixing and making.

Then we shared it evenly between us and had lots of fun playing with it!!

Exploring Pukeko Class

For the first few days we did lots of playing and exploring in Pukeko Class . We wanted to find out what we had to play with in our class, where to find things, how to play nicely with each other and how to put it away.

Rekohu checking our the wood work area.

Kyle painting.

Kongston making some burgers for Rawden.

Heath playing with the duplo.

All of us making a tall tower!!

We had lots of fun!!

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Taipa Sand Dune trip

We have been learning about the importance of protecting the sand dunes. Annabelle Giorgetti helped us to organise a trip to the sand dunes. We went to Taipa beach where we met up with Laura and Rachael from the Northland Regional Council. We learnt how to identify the native plants that we need in the sand dunes and how to identify and pull out the weeds.

We learnt about the bird and animal life that depend on the sand dunes. 

Jo Shanks from CBEC was there too. We learnt about how important it is to not litter and to pick up all pieces of rubbish that we find at the beach as the tiny bits can be just as dangerous to sea animals as the bigger pieces. 


We are learning about shapes.

We are learning to say what shape they are, how many sides they have, how many corners they have, are they thick or thin, what colour they are and do they have straight sides or curvy. 

Heidi and Soul-Jah put their shapes together to make different patterns.

Then we practised what we had learnt with our shape patterns and paint stamps. Fun!

'Wish I was' dress up day.

We dressed up and gave a gold coin donation to raise money for the "Make a wish" foundation.

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Kaitiaki of Others -Have you filled a bucket today?

We have been learning about being Kaitiaki (kind and caring) to others. 
We read the story  - Have you filled a bucket today. This gave us lots to think about. 

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We identified ways that we could fill people's buckets to make them feel good and to make us feel good too!

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We decided to make a chocolate slice to take home to share with our whanau. We invited Nga Ringa to join us too. We had fun working with this class. 


We cooked it in the oven. Then made icing for it. We put sprinkles on the top too. 

We also decorated cards and wrote to our whanau at home. We wrote about how they do nice things for us at home.

When we wrapped up our slice and took them home. We couldn't wait to share them with our whanau.

Hope you enjoyed them whanau :)