Thursday, September 29, 2011

A flat tyre by Taylor

Listen to Taylor reading his story about the day an old man went to the airport.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

What is it? by Nancy

Can you work out what animal Nancy is describing?

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

New Zealand by Gabriel

Listen to Gabriel read his description of New Zealand.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Bubbles by Pia

Listen to Pia reading her poem.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Dog Safety and walking to school

This week we went to a session to learn how to safe around dogs.
Some of the key points we covered were-
Stand like a tree if a dog approaches you
If it jumps up on you - make yourself into a rock.
Ask the owner before you pat the dog. - Meet before you greet.
Let the dog smell the back of your hand before touching the dog.

A lot of us walked to school on Thursday - Gumboots and umbrella day -
We wore blue as our class is supporting the Fijian rugby team.

Going to the airport by Nick

Listen to Nick reading his story.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

The naughty cat by Isabel

Listen to Isabel reading her story about a naughty cat.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Bubbles by Sharlene

Listen to Sharlene read her poem.

Butterfly house

It has been yet another exciting week - watching the next stage of the butterfly house construction. This week the netting has been placed around the butterfly house. The netting is designed to keep the wasps out to give the caterpillars a better chance of surviving.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

New Zealand by Alina

Earlier this term we looked at what makes New Zealand unique. Listen to Alina read her description of New Zealand.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The windmill by Deborah

Earlier this year we made windmills and had a great deal of fun with them on a windy day. Listen to Deborah reading her recount of this event.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Missing the plane by Adriel

Listen to Adriel reading his story. He has worked hard to read it with expression.

Monday, September 19, 2011

The bubbles by Simaima

Listen to Simaima reading the poem she wrote about bubbles.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

The butterfly house

This week has been an exciting week with the planting of swan plants and flowers in the butterfly house

Swan plants were placed in the ground. These plants were donated by Carlos. Thanks Carlos and thanks Mr Barnes for planting these.

A group of children planted some flowers which were donated by Mrs Sutherland (our school librarian). Thanks Mrs Sutherland.

The initial planting of flowers was completed

Finlay planted the swan plants that his Nana (Nana Rosie) donated. - Thanks Nana Rosie.

If you have any swan plants or flowers you would like to donate to the school to place in the butterfly house- we would love to hear from you.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Patting the calf

At Ambury farm we were able to go into the paddock with the calves. This gave some of us the opportunity to pat a calf for the very first time.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Going to the airport by Jayden

Listen to Jayden reading his story. Why was the man late for the plane?

Thursday, September 15, 2011

The monkey by Finlay

Listen to Finlay reading his story about a rather naughty monkey. What happened to the monkey?

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Bubbles by Anthony

Listen to Anthony reading the poem he wrote about bubbles.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Ambury Farm- feeding the cow

At Ambury farm we got to feed the cow. We carefully held the food above the fence and waited for the cow to put out his large tongue, curling it around the food and pulling it. Watch the video and see that big tongue!!!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Ambury Farm

We had a fabulous time at Ambury farm

Look at some of the photos we captured on the day

Friday, September 9, 2011

The man by Aesop

Aesop was very keen to have this story recorded. He drew the pictures and we took a photograph of them. Well done Aesop - you are reading your stories so well.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

The butterfly by Nancy

Nancy is gaining confidence in speaking English. Well done Nancy

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Bubbles by Terina

We did love the day we blew bubbles. Listen to Terina reading her poem.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Bubbles by Alina

Listen to Alina reading her poem about bubbles. Well done Alina

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Our budding artists

This week we have starting on making a cardboard block so we can print images of the tapa designs we have created. It was a lot of fun.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

The cat by Aesop

Listen to Aesop reading his story about the cat that got stuck in the wool.

Friday, September 2, 2011

The naughty monkey by Sharlene

Listen to Sharlene reading her story about a monkey that snatches a banana from the zookeeper.


Thursday, September 1, 2011

A mean dog by Pia

Listen to Pia reading her story about a dog that lost his bone to a rather mean dog.