Sunday, October 30, 2011

Butterfly house

Arriving back from holiday we were pleased that our caterpillars have grown well over the break. On Friday this caterpillar lost its way!!! We put it carefully back on the swan plant.

Can you spot our chubby caterpillar hiding on the plant?

Mrs Rennie-Younger found this butterfly while on holiday and thought it would look great in the butterfly house. What do you think?

The plants in the butterfly house have grown so well over the break. The cosmos plants are flowering, making the butterfly house a great place to sit and watch our budding caterpillars.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Keeping ourselves safe

On Thursday Constable Harwood joined us in room 2 and talked about how important it is for all of us to know our full names, our address and phone number. We need to know this information to help to keep ourselves safe. Constable Harwood also talked to us about being proud of who we are and what we are good at. We passed around a mirror and shared the things we are good at.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Garage Sale

Over the holiday Adriel made this poster to advertise our school up and coming garage sale. Well done Adriel.
Remember to mark this date on your calendar and join in the fun.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Art exhibition

Pia enjoyed finding her brothers (Alfred) work at the art exhibition. She was so proud of him. Look at her showing us Alfred's work.

Self portrait

Mural - Alfred helped to create this with some other children in his class.

One in the crowd. Puppet

Friday, October 14, 2011

What am I? by Isabel

Can you work out what animal Isabel is describing?

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Growing kidney beans

About three weeks ago we planted kidney beans in a plastic cup and wrote instructions on how to do it. As we headed away on two weeks holiday - everyone took their kidney beans home to look after and perhaps to plant in their garden's at home. It was amazing how much those beans grew in three weeks.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

New Zealand by Nartis

Listen to Nartis read his description of New Zealand

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The art of printmaking - Our school art exhibition

In the last week of the school term we exhibited our art work in the school art exhibition. Our display was based on our skills as print makers as we all showed a print we had made. Thank you to all the parents and friends who admired our work.

Also on display was Sunny the Rooster - As a class we had all contributed to his construction - cutting out feathers, making marks on each feather and then placing the feather on the outline of the rooster.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Butterfly house

As the term drew to a close - the last of the swan plants that we have been given were planted in the butterfly house.
As we looked at the existing swan plants we spotted an amazing sight - our first caterpillar - it was busy eating one of the leaves. It was very exciting.
If you look very closely you can see our wee caterpillar on the leaf that it has been nibbling!!!

Thank you to all the people who have helped us with the butterfly house this term - you have helped to make a butterfly house an exciting new addition to our school.

Look at how well our plants are growing.

Friday, October 7, 2011

The missing mice by Anthony

Listen to Anthony read the story he wrote about the missing mice.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

New Zealand by Eunji

Listen to Eunji read her description of New Zealand.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Making butter

Last week we had a great deal of fun making butter- this week we are writing instructions on how to make butter. We are starting each instruction with an action verb. Using the pictures can you work out what action verb we should start each instruction with?

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The cow by Aesop

Aesop enjoyed going to Ambury Farm and wrote this story about the cow.

Monday, October 3, 2011

The butterfly house

The door to the butterfly house has been fitted - with zips on either side the door of the butterfly house can be clipped up to allow easy access. We are grateful to Bill Barry from Covers and Canvas Limited for working with Mr Barnes to design the netting for the butterfly house.

Thanks to Mrs Rennie for donating some flowers.

Thanks to Tahlia for bringing in the swan plants she had carefully grown at home.