Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Custard's cat flap decorated for Christmas

We have been reading a book about Greedy Cat and how he ate too much on Christmas Day and when he tried to squeeze himself through the cat door he got stuck. Katie kindly pushed him out and when she did the door came out and it ended up around his middle !!!! We are enjoying the story and noticed that Greedy Cat's cat flap was rather fancy- surrounded by tinsel. It got us thinking about how many of us decorate our cat or dog flaps !!!!

Stephanie has a cat called Custard and we have heard a lot of stories about Custard throughout the year - including some rather naughty things along with things that made us all laugh like the time he tried to catch the raindrops as they ran down the glass window!!!!!

Stephanie went home and decorated Custard's cat door and her Mum Joanne sent us this email.

Hi Room 6
Here is Custards Christmas cat door.
It is a bit like Greedy cats one.. but I think Custard has more tinsel on his!
I am not sure what he thinks of it, he has checked out the Christmas tree and he was very sensible, no climbing or messing around with the decorations.
Maybe he thinks this cat door is just all part of the christmas decoration theme going on, ........
or otherwise he has become a bit fancy and thinks all cat doors should look like this!!
have a good fun day and hope you enjoy your fancy lunch

Thanks Stephanie and Joanne

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Dinosaur fun - thanks room 14

Room 14 drew this amazing dinosaur on our school playground. We watched with interest as they drew a grid and the dinosaur began to appear. Can you see what type of dinosaur they drew - its fierce, a meat eater and has 2 powerful legs......

It was T. Rex

We got Blake to lie down beside the dinosaurs leg to get an idea of how big T. Rex really was. We discovered he was quite a bit bigger than Blake!!!!

We stood along its tail .......

We stood around its mouth !!!

Then we stood anywhere we wanted to on the dinosaur.

Thanks room 14 for making such a cool dinosaur in our playground and letting us join in the fun.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Celebrating a birthday

At Sunnybrae Normal School, when it is your birthday Mrs Stewart our principal calls you over to her office and gives you a very special bookmark which has the school crest on it. Nicole is turning 6 on the 24 of December. We won't be at school on the 24th so Mrs Stewart called for her today. It was very exciting in room 6 - as she is the first person in our class to be called over and when she came back we all crowded around her to see what she had been given. Now we are all looking forward to receiving a bookmark when we turn 6.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

The happy little dog by Nicole

Nicole wrote this narrative about a dog that stole some sausages from a butcher. What did he do with the sausages?

Saturday, November 27, 2010

A view from Flynn's window

Flynn sent us this really neat photo that he took from his bedroom window. In the email Flynn sent to us he told us .........
Here is a picture I took from outside my bedroom window. You can see the big trees in the back are on our paddocks and the mountain behind is called Tamahunga that we live under.

Thanks for sending us the photo Flynn.

What can you see from your bedroom window?
Send a photo taken looking out from your bedroom window to us via Mrs Rennie-Younger (hrennie-younger@sunnybrae.school.nz) and we will put it on our blog.

Dinosaur song

Mrs Rennie-Younger has returned and is happy to be surrounded by the room 6 children who have learned so much about dinosaurs over the past 5 and a half weeks under Mrs Chambers careful and enthusiastic guidance.

This week we have enjoyed listening to his song. The children are keen to share it with you all and have asked me to place it on the blog. Enjoy.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

The sneaky cat by Stephanie

Listen to Stephanie reading her story about a rather sneaky cat. What happened to her cat?

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Week 1 and week 2 Term 4 2010

In week 1 Mrs Rennie-Younger headed off for 5 weeks to work as a teacher administrator for the National Education Monitoring Project and the lovely room 6 is being taught by Mrs Chambers. This term we are looking at footprints in the past, with a focus on dinosaurs.

In week 1 room 6 recorded what they knew about dinosaurs using a Y chart.

In week 2 the children had to search through the sand to find some very special dinosaur bones!!!! Once all the bones were found they carefully put the bones together to discover what dinosaur they had made. It was the great dinosaur dig.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

My Dad went to the toy tea party by Callum

After the toy tea party, Callum wrote this personal recount of the event. What special toy did Callum's Dad bring to school?

Week 10 Term 3 2010 -

It has been a very exciting week - Production week. On Tuesday and Thursday night we came back to school to perform 'Footprints in Story land' to a packed audience. On Monday we performed to the local kindergarten's and Wednesday to the rest of the school. It's been a very exhausting week and we are all looking forward to the holidays.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The caterpillar by Oscar

Listen to Oscar read his story about a caterpillar.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The caterpillar by Nicole Patton

Nicole wrote this narrative about a caterpillar. What did the caterpillar like about the apple tree?

Sunday, September 19, 2010

The squashed caterpillar by Charlie

Listen to Charlie read her story about a caterpillar. Why did the caterpillar get squashed?

Friday, September 17, 2010

The caterpillar turned into a butterfly by Blake

Listen to Blake read his story about a caterpillar.

Week 9 Term 3 2010 -

This week we had been busy preparing for our production of 'Footprints through story land'. Room 6 are bears in the production so we have been making masks to wear and have had to try on our costumes. We can't wait until next week when we can show our family and friends our dance - our time to shine on the stage.

Carol (Blake's Nana) has worked with us on the computer this term as we sorted the photos we had taken of man made and natural features. We used the computer programme 'inspiration' to show our learning. Click on each image to enlarge it.






Nicole Patton



Thursday, September 16, 2010

The caterpillar by james

Listen to James read his narrative about a caterpillar. What problem did the caterpillar have?

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The caterpillar by Austin

Austin made up this story about a caterpillar. What happened to his caterpillar?

Monday, September 13, 2010

The bear by Stephanie

Listen to Stephanie read her narrative about the day a bear fell down off a high shelf. What happened to the bear?

The bear on the door by Charlie

Listen to Charlie read her story about the day a bear got caught on the door handle.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Week 8 Term 3 2010 -

This week we had ROC (Respect our community) day. It was a fun filled day where we all tried to walk to school. Maxx the pukeko walked with some of us. We were put into teams across the school to play games and do activities. We had so much fun.
Look at some of the things we made.

Nicole Tidwell

Nicole Patton




Tuesday, September 7, 2010

What was in the big black bag?

Well, what did Austin have in that big black bag ? Did you get it right ? It was in fact some rather tasty potatoes that he had grown at home in used tyre's!!! The potatoes varied in size from the very large to those incredibly tiny. Austin was very proud of his home grown potatoes.

Week 7 Term 3 2010 -

On Friday Martin, Austin and Oscar brought in things they had made with reused paper, cardboard and plastic bottles. Look at the photos below.

Martin made these rather fancy glasses.

Oscar made this rocket.

Austin made this space rocket back pack. - A very fancy and powerful tool.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

The toy tea party by Oscar

Oscar enjoyed the food at the toy tea party. What did he enjoy eating?

Friday, September 3, 2010

My Nana by Alexas

Alexas invited her Nana to the toy tea party and they had a lovely time together.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

My Mum by Jorja

Jorja invited her Mum to the toy tea party. Listen to Jorja read her recount of the tea party.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

I dug some holes by Oscar

Listen to Oscar's recount of the day we planted our rubbish.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

The new sandpit cover

The finishing touch to the sandpit was made on Thursday - a new cover. Austin took these photos of the cover being attached. Thanks Austin for taking sure great photos.

Week 7 Term 3 2010 - The sandpit is open

The exciting news this week, is that the sandpit is finished and that we had a little ceremony to open it. Mr Barnes (our careftaker who upgraded the sandpit) was given the honor of cutting the ribbon and Mrs Stewart our Principal was the first to dig in the sandpit with a spade.

Room 6 got to play in it before school and at morning tea. You can tell by the looks on our faces how much we enjoy the new sandpit. Thanks Mrs Barnes

Word search - Elephants and Fish

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Word Search - Octopus and Dolphins

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

We had a toy tea party by Austin

Listen to Austin read his recount of the toy tea party.

When we presented the School assembly Jorja sat up on the stage. Who did she sit next to? Listen to her recount and find out.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Dad came to the toy tea party by Ben

Ben enjoyed the toy tea party. Listen to his recount of the party.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Planting the rubbish by Stephanie

Early in the term we sorted and then planted some rubbish from our lunch boxes. Listen to Stephanie's recount of the day we planted the rubbish.

Going to the shop by Mahad

Listen to Mahad read his recount of going to the shop. What did he buy at the shop and who did he got with?

Monday, August 23, 2010

Word Search - week 6

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I planted the garden with rubbish by Aaliyah

Aaliyah joined our class this term and is working hard to write down all of her great ideas. Listen to Aaliyah read her personal recount of the day we planted rubbish - What happened to her shoes?

Sunday, August 22, 2010

What was inside the black bag?

On Friday Austin brought along some news to share with us. It came in this black bag. He was very proud of what was inside it. Can you guess what was inside it? A hint - what was inside it - involved the use of old tyres. He started by using one tyre then after awhile had to add another and then another. We will post the answer next week.

Week 6 Term 3 2010

Mr Barnes continues to be very busy improving our sandpit. This week he added trailer load after trailer load of new sand. We went out to watch him. We decided it was a lot of hard work and wondered how many shovel loads of sand he moved from his trailer to the sandpit. We can't wait to play in it - we are hoping it might be opened next week!!

Below is the photo of our wall display about Mrs Wishy Washy. We are really enjoying all of her books. Can you see the great tractor Ben painted and the impressive ducks in the pond?

We have painted Mrs Wishy Washy - Below are some of our wonderful paintings.



Going to Taupo by James

James has joined our class this term and is a great writer. Listen to him read his personal recount of his time in Taupo. He drew a great picture of the tank using KidPix. Well done James.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

A daffodil

When we went outside to look at natural and manmade features in our school environment Meli took a beautiful photo of this daffodil.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The tea party by Martin

Martin invited his mother to the toy tea party. Listen to his recount of the party.

Nana came to the toys tea party by Blake

Listen to Blake read his personal recount of the toy tea party.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Word Search

Have fun with this word search.

Make Your Own Word Search

Book reviews

Every week we look forward to going to our school library. Last week Callum, Austin and Stephanie got to take home a brand new book to review. This week they talked to Mrs Sutherland our school librarian about the books and she put together these reviews. They can also be seen on the library blog.

Click on the image to enlarge it

Friday, August 13, 2010

The toy tea party by Mahad

Listen to Mahad's recount of the toy tea party.

Creatures in the garden

In class we have explored this activity - finding creatures in their environment and then having to put them back. Have fun.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

The bear by Nicole Patton

Listen to Nicole read her narrative about a bear who dropped his ball down a hole. Why was the bear disappointed?

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The bear by Mahad

Listen to Mahad read his story about the bear.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The toy tea party by Stephanie

Stephanie enjoyed the toy tea party with her friend Pearl. Listen to her recount of the party.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Bear by Austin

Listen to Austin read his story. What interesting word did he use to describe the bear?

The bear went up by Jade

Listen to Jade read her story about the bear that went to the park. Why was the bear so scared?

Week 3 Term 3 2010

This week we looked at our school environment. We went outside and took some photos of what we saw. Look at the stunning photos Meli, Mahad and James took.