Tuesday, May 31, 2011

A butterfly and a moth by Eunji

Listen to Eunji read her report about the difference between a moth and a butterfly.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Butterfly house

Our butterfly house is still under construction. Mr Barnes has worked very hard this week on the roof of the butterfly house. He lay out all the parts of the roof like a big jigsaw on the car park marking where each piece of wood will go.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Weekly update - week 4

Book week was a lot of fun.
We all brought to school one of our favourite books to share with each other.

We put a collection of our written work in the library for other people to read.

On Wednesday we had the greatest fun when we went to see Stu Duval a New Zealand author, cartoonist and captivating story teller.

When he drew a series of cartoons - laughter filled the air.

He also drew a picture and told us a story about why possums stare at car lights.

On Friday some of us dressed up for the book parade.The photo below shows us standing with Miss Rall,a student teacher who will be working in room 2 for four weeks.

Friday, May 27, 2011

A praying mantis by Pia

Pia has gained a lot of confidence in reading her work. Listen to her reading her report about a praying mantis. Well done Pia

Thursday, May 26, 2011

A butterfly and a moth by Isabel

Isabel drew a picture on the computer programme KidPix and looked at the differences between a butterfly and a moth.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

A praying mantis by Adriel

Adriel wrote a report about a praying mantis. What interesting facts did he share?

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Weekly update - week 3

Mr Barnes continues to work on the butterfly house. On Friday Nick took this photo of Mr Barnes preparing the frame for the roof. Some of the children in room 2 are sure they saw a butterfly fly through the framework of the house this week. It is all very exciting.

Monday, May 23, 2011

A butterfly and a moth by Aesop

Aesop drew a picture of a moth and a butterfly on the computer programme called KidPix. He wrote about the picture he had drawn. LIsten to him reading his work.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

A praying mantis by Terina

Listen to Terina reading the report she wrote about a praying mantis. We are proud of you Terina - Well done

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Weekly update - Soccer

This week we had a session with some soccer coaches. These sessions are always action packed and loads of fun. We had to do some interesting things at soccer e.g. We had to balance a ball on our nose.

We had to balance a ball on the back of our neck. This is very tricky and Pia was very skilled at doing this.

Watch us in action -

Friday, May 20, 2011

A caterpillar by Alina

Well done Alina for sharing some facts you know about caterpillars.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

A praying mantis by Eunji

Eunji wrote this report about a praying mantis. Listen to the interesting facts she shared.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

A minibeast by Taylor

Taylor was keen to read his story about minibeasts. Well done Taylor

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Weekly update

During week 2 of this term Neve and Emily from the school garden group visited our classroom and explained how the worm bin worked. They were great teachers.

They explained that -
worms don't like plastic, bread, ham or orange peels and that you have to spread the food evenly over the three bins

from the worm bin - they collect the liquid and make worm tea which they sell

the children in the garden group water the school garden and that they grow the most amazing vegetables.

Neve very kindly cleaned out our class worm bin and we are now trying really hard to only put food scraps in it that the worms will like.

Thanks for teaching us Neve and Emily.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Our butterfly house - week 2

Mr Barnes has been busy working on the butterfly house this week. He is using a lot of his maths skills to build the house. Here he is working out exactly where each of the four posts will go.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

When two vowels go walking

We have been enjoying singing this song -

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Weekly update

This week we have had some fun in the autumn leaves. Autumn really is a great time of the year.
We went out to our lovely school grounds and found a place where we could have some serious fun.

The photos say it all.

Just listen to the squeals of delight in this video clip.

Friday, May 13, 2011

A caterpillar by Mihai

Miahi enjoys reading his stories - listen to him read his sentence about the caterpillar.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

A praying mantis by Deborah

Thanks for sharing your information report about the praying mantis Deborah. What interesting facts did Deborah share?

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

A worm house

During week one we read a shared book about a worm house. During the week we looked at this interesting website about worms.We learnt that worms have five hearts and a very small brain as well as what they like to eat and where they live.

Mrs Frazer made a worm house with the children in room 1. She kindly brought it in to share with us and told us a lot more interesting facts about worms. Thanks Mrs Frazer.

We had a look at our worm bin and with our new found knowledge decided we were putting a lot of things in the worm bin that the worms wouldn't like! We are going to be a lot more careful with what we put in it from now on.

We also went over to the school garden to see the compost and worm bin. That's where our worm bin would be emptied into when we put the right things in it!

Some of us thought it was a little smelly!!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

A praying mantis by Gabriel

Gabriel wrote this information report about a praying mantis. Last term he was fascinated by the way the praying mantis ate the cricket. Listen to him read his report. Great work Gabriel

Monday, May 9, 2011

A praying mantis by Jayden

Listen to Jayden reading his report about a praying mantis. What interesting facts did Jayden share?

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Our butterfly house

When we went outside on Friday afternoon - we were very excited to see Mr Barnes marking out the butterfly house. He was using a measuring tape to mark out the sides of the butterfly house. He marked each corner with some spray paint.

We decided to stand alongside where the walls of the butterfly house will be. We left a gap on the right hand side where the door of the butterfly house will be.

It was even more exciting to watch Mr Barnes begin to dig the first hole for the post of the butterfly house. He was using a tool that he told us was about 100 years old and had been passed down to him from other family members. Mr Barnes kindly let us help with for a little while. How cool was that -

We will keep you posted about the butterfly house as it is built.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

A caterpillar by Finlay

Listen to Finlay read the information report he wrote about a caterpillar. He used a mimio activity to label the caterpillar. Well done Finlay

Friday, May 6, 2011

Weekly update

It was great to be back together after a two week break for the holidays.

This week we have been very lucky to have Jacqui Knight the 'butterfly lady' come to our school to talk about the importance of looking after butterflies and shared a lot of interesting facts about them. She wore a really neat butterfly shirt and had a butterfly hat. She turned Mrs Keeley into the most beautiful monarch butterfly - we watched as she put on her wings, antennae, 6 legs because butterflies are insects, compound eyes, feet to taste with and a proboscis to suck up the nectar. Mrs Keeley looked fantastic.

Check out the monarch butterfly website - it has a lot of interesting information including ways we can support the trust.

Thanks for visiting our school Jacqui - we hope you come back and visit us again as we build a butterfly house at school.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

A snail by Sharlene

Listen to Sharlene share some interesting facts about snails

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

A caterpillar by Nick

Listen to all the interesting facts Nick knows about caterpillars.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Going to the beach by Gabriel

Gabriel enjoys going to the beach with his family. Listen to him reading his story.