Monday, November 21, 2016

Term 4

Book Fair Week
We had a dress-up day as part of our book fair at school. Look at our great costumes. We read lots of books, had a parade and a play in the hall.

Monday, November 7, 2016

We made dinosaur masks with Ms Donald and we dramatized our poem.  Aren't we scary!!

Monday, September 5, 2016

Olympics Inquiry and Relating to Others KC.

 Working Together.
We designed some art works and brainstormed words about the Olympics and how we can get better at doing things including our learning. Here are some photos of us working together.

These are the finished art works we made about playing fair, trying hard and working together.

We earned medals for our learning and managing self.
We are winners!!!

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Term 3 PMP

This term we are learning about skipping at PMP. It's tricky making our legs jumps and our arms turn at the same time.  We are also learning to work in a team and take turns. We keep practising so we get better at things just like training for the Olympics!

Monday, August 8, 2016

We made a CLUE Poem with Ms Donald today.
We talked about how Rugby 7's was an Olympic sport.

Clue Poem
I am oval shaped like a lemon
I’m used in a team
You can run and kick with me
You play with me on the field
You throw me to another person
You put me on the ground
The All Blacks use me

By Rm 16

... 2011 World Cup Rugby Ball!

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Great playhouse show for us!

 We were the audience for the show "The Fairest of Them All". They came to our hall and set up with the story map backdrop and cool costumes. The characters were Snow White, the Prince, the Magic Mirror and the Internet Troll. They sang, danced and acted for us. We clapped and cheered for them! We love watching shows.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Room 16 were talking about the Rio Olympics with Ms Donald this morning.
They looked at the Russian Synchronized swimmers who won gold medals at the London Olympics.
Check out Room 16's synchronized swimming routine!  Definitely GOLD medal candidates!

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Term 3 Story Maps: We tried something new for writing today. It is like a picture plan.

 When we came back to school after the holidays, we drew story maps with roads and places we had been to. Then we talked to our learning buddies about what we had drawn. Lots of us went to the park, the pools, the Plaza and played at home. Mrs Spall was pleased to see us all back at school!
Key Competencies: Using language, symbols and text; Relating to Others.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

In term 3 we are having enrichment workshops at school. We will be able to choose things we are interested in from a list of cool activities. Then swimming will start later in September. We will also be learning about participating in a team because the Olympic Games are coming up. It will be a busy learning term for all of us. Have a great holiday!

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

PrEP- Market Day at West End School.
Today we had our market day. We were outside with our masks on a table. We sold our masks for $5westies each and the mask kits were $4westies. We sold out quickly. We went shopping with our westies and bought lots of different things. It was a lot of fun and we want to do it again!

Some of us still have westies left so we have counted them! We saving westies and making things to sell.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Statistics for Maths

 We are learning to ask a survey question, write a tally chart and then make a block graph using the information. We can group things if they are the same.
We asked people in our class about what mask they liked the best for our Inquiry topic- PrEP. Then we asked our buddy class what they liked because they were older. They liked different things to us.
             Look at our block graphs we made using the information we gathered!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Masks for Market Day (PrEP)

For our Inquiry this term we have been learning about saving "Westie" money, and making and selling things.
We decided to make masks for market day.  We had to colour and paint our masks.

When the masks were dry we had to carefully cut them out so that we could decorate them with glitter, feathers and sparkly things. We chose to make butterfly, cat and dragon masks. 

Look at some of the great masks we made. How much would you pay for a cool handmade mask?

Monday, June 13, 2016

Drama warm up games with Ms Donald today
We all enjoyed being kernel corns heating in the pot!

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

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Bouncing ball
Shaking it
Playing Crocodiles
“Crocodiles’ pulled us in
Pulling out legs
Cat and mouse
Tag us
Cat chasing the mouse
Catching the mouse
Running away from the mouse
Legs under the parachute
Making the waves
Sit on the parachute.

By Room 16

It was a wet day on Tuesday so Room 16 went to the hall and did some parachute activities with Ms Donald

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

The first week back at school we had a leaf fight and made leaf mountains for letter "Ll" and Autumn. We wrote a leaf list poem with Mrs Spall and collected lovely leaves for a leaf picture. You can see them outside our classroom.
On the first Wednesday back at school we went on a bus down to the Globe Theatre to watch the puppet show "Guji Guji". It was about an egg that became a crocodile but lived with a family of ducks. Guji Guji looked after his family. His brothers were called Crayon, Zebra and Moonlight. He had a Mother Duck who taught him to swim. We all liked the bus ride because we could see heaps out of the window!

Term 2 so far: This week we have been learning about letter Dd for our alphabet work. We had a "dinosaur dig" in the sandpit. We found most of the dinosaurs but one is still missing.  It was fun. We also had a look at dinosaur pictures on Google and thought of some white hat facts. We draw dinosaur pictures and did some writing too. We made a dinosaur book to read in class!

Monday, May 2, 2016

Two scary eyes
One stripy black and orange body
Two big pointy teeth
Angry face
Big pointy toe nails
Claws to scratch the tree and climb
Two fluffy ears to listen for animals to follow
Low in the grass
Ready to leap
Teaching their cubs
Mommy tigers lick their cubs to clean them
By Rm 16

Close-up of a tiger growling
Whole class writing with Ms Donald
We have been reading the story "Going on a Bear Hunt" by Michael Rosen
In the story the bear's features are described :"One wet shiny nose, two big furry ears, two big googly eyes, Its a BEAR!"
So Rm 16 changed our Bear Hunt to a Tiger Hunt. Here is how we described them.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Acrostic Poem
‘ Guji Guji’ By Chih Yuan Chen
Guji Guji talked with the crocodile’s  (Harmony)
Under the bridge the rocks broke the crocodile’s teeth (Elijah)
Just then Guji Guji saw the crocodile’s (Milu)
Into the nest an egg had rolled through the meadow  (Nuton)

Guji Guji threw the rocks into the crocodile’s mouths  (Ameliyah)
Under the bridge the crocodile’s were waiting  (Milu)
Just then the crocodile’s opened their mouths  (Lynnton)
In the end the crocodile’s ran away and Guji Guji saved the ducks then they danced (Muhammed & Kaleb)

(Whole class writing with Ms Donald- based on the story Guji Guji which we will see being performed at the Globe Theatre in Term 2)