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

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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.

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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.




Sunday, August 8, 2010

The new sandpit

We have been watching with interest as Mr Barnes works on improving the sandpit.

Jorja took this photo the day Mr Branes drove his car into our playground to drop off some builders mix.

With the builders mix Mr Branes made two new steps. We then watched with interest as Mr Barnes brought in the new fence that will surround the sandpit.

We watched as Mr Barnes put in one of the fences, he had to use very large bolts that cost $21 each and he had to put in 19 of them.

We think our sandpit is looking great and we look forward to the day Mr Barnes tells us that the sandpit is ready for us to use.
Thanks Mr Barnes for all the work you are doing to make our sandpit a better place to play.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

The toys tea party by Olivia

Listen to Olivia's recount of the toys tea party.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

The bear went to the park by Ben

Ben wrote this interesting story about a bear. Listen to the interesting words he used. Well done Ben

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The bear by Olivia

Olivia wrote this story about a bear. Where did the bear do?

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

The bear by Alexas

Alexas wrote a story about a bear that had some balloons. What did the bear say when it went up in the air?

Monday, August 2, 2010

The bear and the ball by Oscar

Listen to Oscar reading his story about a bear who lost his ball.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

The Monster Cake by Nicole

As a class we have enjoyed listening to a story called 'The Monster cake'. Nicole can now read this book by herself - Well done Nicole. Listen to her recalling the main ideas.

Week 2 Term 3 2010

This week we were very busy preparing for the assembly we presented to the school with our buddy class. It was a lot of hard work and a lot of fun. Thank you to all of you who were able to come and support us on Friday by attending the full school assembly.

One afternoon we looked through our lunch boxes -

grouping what we found into four groups - fruit, paper, bread and crackers, gladwrap and wrapper. We then ventured outside in the windy conditions to plant our rubbish !!!!!

We are going to make some predictions about what will happen to the rubbish and what it might look like when we dig it up at the end of the term.

Working with Carol (Blake's Nana) we are continuing to explore what we would find in a farm environment. Click on the images to enlarge them.




The bear goes up by Blake

Blake is doing a great job at writing stories all by himself. Listen to Blake read his latest story about a bear.