Sunday, 10 September 2017

We had an amazing time at MOTAT last week!  Thank you to all the people that came to help us!















We had a good look at all the the old houses.  We also had a look at the new exhibits that they had as well.  It was heaps of fun!  We learnt all about how people had to live in the olden days when we went to visit the special teacher in the education room.  They didn't have washing machines, showers, taps with running water, or even a fridge to keep their food cold!  The teacher in the education room was wearing some really strange clothes that didn't look very comfortable.  We got to dress up in olden day clothes as well!  We all had a fantastic day and heaps of fun.

We are now going to look at WHY people have moved out of those houses and the types of houses that they have moved into.

Have a good week everybody!

Monday, 28 August 2017


A-Team is in charge of assembly this week!  Jai is going to be doing some presenting.  We are all really proud of him!  Make sure you come and see Jai talking to everybody!!

Don't forget about our MOTAT trip next week.  We still need some people to come and help us out!



Caeden made a rocket ship out of the mobilo.  He says it is awesome.  A1 thinks so too.  It flies to the very top of space and keeps going up and up and comes back down like lightning!


Isabella made a heart be eagle out of the mobilo.  She has made up a new special type of eagle.  It flies around to hunt for food.  It makes friends with other eagles and we all think it's really cool.

Have a great week everybody.

From A1

Monday, 14 August 2017

A1 decided to write our blog post together this week.  We have some new stations.  They are the sticky wall, our 100s board, our tweezers and dominoes.  We also have a game called Seaweed and Bubbles and our addition and subtraction ice block sticks.  They're really cool.

Mr Red Bear is watching us during maths time this week to see who is challenging themselves and using new things.  He whispers in Miss Waugh's ear and tells her who he thinks is doing a fantastic job.

We think this is the best school ever.

Here are some of the amazing cities we have created on the sticky wall.

From A1




Monday, 7 August 2017

We have been busy writing books in A1!  We have been really busy doing illustrations and writing the words in our books too!

Here is a book that Richard wrote:










Here is a book that Zavier wrote:














We have also been busy creating houses out of blocks and shapes.  We have been looking at pictures of different houses from around the world and have been thinking about the things that they are made out of, and where they are.

This is a house that Kuiwai and Ocean made together:


Sunday, 30 July 2017

We were working really hard on our calendars last week.  They look amazing!!  Order forms will be coming out in the next few weeks so keep an eye out for them!





We started training for cross country today.  We will be training Monday - Thursday after lunch with all of the other year 0/1 children.  We don't leave the school grounds, we run around the field instead.

Our Inquiry this term is 'Movement'.  We have got all sorts of exciting things planned that we can't wait to get started! 

Discovery Time is carrying on as usual this term, much to A1's delight!  They continue to amaze me with their creativity and eagerness to think 'outside the box'.  Keep an eye out for pictures of the things the tamariki have created.  They are always keen to share what they have been learning and working on during this time.

Have a good week everybody!

Tuesday, 27 June 2017


We have been having so much fun during Discovery Time!

Take a look at some of the cool things we have been doing!






Marisol wrote an awesome story at the writing station. She used her sounds to help her write her words!



Declan drew a really cool Minion at the drawing and stencil station.  It took him ages to draw and he used his toy Minion to help him with his picture!


Roman made this amazing dinosaur at the construction station!  It stands up all by itself and has a mouth and teeth!

















Lauren, Ayla, Marisol and Isabella made this fantastic farm using the blocks and the animals.  They worked collaboratively to make places for all of the animals!

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Hopefully everybody is getting over the bugs that have been going around the school this week.  A huge amount of teachers have been taken out by the flu and our class has been dwindling the last few days...

Our poem this week is called "Popcorn", and our big book is called "To Town".  The letters that we are learning about are Pp, Ii and Nn, and we are continuing to work on number formation, number patterns to 10, and number recognition to 20 for maths.

The Tamariki are really enjoying Discovery Time and interacting with A2.  Don't forget to check the blog to see some of our amazing creations that we want to share!  We were wondering if anybody has any of the following that they would be able to donate to our classrooms for Discovery Time:

-Scrap paper for drawing/writing
-Large or small balls
-Wool

Anything that you have hanging around home that you don't want anymore would be much appreciated!!

Have a great week everybody!