Sunday, 3 June 2018

Hello to everyone and it is great to be back on the Blog.
For Mathematics in room 3 we have been learning about Geometry and the different attributes of shapes. As part of our visual art and to tie in with our Geometry we made some tessellations using recycled magazines. They took a long time to complete but the finished result was well worth the effort. Here are just a few:

For Mathematics we are now focusing on Multiplication and Division. You could help your child by encouraging them to practice counting in 2s, 5s and 10s.

We have been practicing gymnastics and balancing for PE this term and everyone has  been enjoying our sessions. We will post some photographs on our next Blog.

Sunday, 4 March 2018

What a great time was had by all at the school picnic last week. It was lovely having another opportunity to spend time with our learners and their whanau.
The children have been enjoying their swimming and building on the skills they learnt last year. Thank you to the parents and caregivers who came along last Thursday afternoon to watch the room 3 learners show their swimming skills.
As part of out Tuakana teina room 3 children having been working alongside their buddy class, room 13, to listen to each other read. Every Friday we get together with our room 13 buddy and work together to create a poster about "Friendship" which ties in closely with our current learning.

We look forward to sharing our finished posters on our blog.
For Mathematics at the moment we are focusing on addition and then moving onto subtraction.
Just a reminder that the children are given 5 spelling words each Monday to practice writing for homework and will be tested on these at the end of the week.

Friday, 9 February 2018

Welcome  back everyone to a new year of fun and learning in room 3.
We have been busy getting to know each other and getting routines established.
For Maths we have been working on statistics: collecting data and constructing simple graphs from the data.
With the hot weather we have been enjoying the daily swim and have been very grateful for our new air conditioning unit.
I look forward to meeting parents this week and learning more about your children.

Friday, 24 November 2017

How great to finally have some lovely weather. We were all able to take advantage of it on Thursday morning when we had our junior school athletics. Everyone had a great time showing their running, jumping and throwing skills. A big thank you to the parents who came and supported us all and a special thanks to the room 14 helpers who did such a wonderful job at not only helping the teachers but encouraging and supporting the younger children. Well done!
The children are continuing to enjoy the swimming sessions with the instructors from the Find Your Field of Dreams programme. Last week the focus was on water safety and how, when and where to use a lifejacket:

We look forward to the next three weeks of swimming.
This week we are focusing on Road Safety and have Constable Amy coming to remind us all about staying safe.

Friday, 10 November 2017

How lucky we were to once again have the chance to have a go at ice skating. The children really loved the experience as you can see from the photos below:

There was some nervousness at first, but everyone got the hang of it quite quickly.

For Maths we have been learning about units of TIME. The children have been enjoying showing hours, half hours and minutes on the analogue clocks during our maths sessions.

During our Mandarin session we were extremely lucky to be shown some Tai Chi moves. We were shown the Tai Chi routine and we then had a go at some of the moves. It was great fun!

This week we started our swimming programme and on Wednesdays and Fridays have three swimming instructors who come and help us with our swimming skills. These instructors are part of the "Find Your Field of Dreams" programme and do a fantastic job. To make the most of this opportunity we expect the children to bring their togs to school every day from now on as this is part of our school P.E. programme.

Monday, 23 October 2017

Firstly a BIG thank you to Matua Tim for all his wonderful work in room 3 during term 3, as part of his Master of Teaching practicum. We hope that he will visit us again and wish him every success with his teaching career.
During the last few weeks of term 3 we were all busily working on our group New Zealand Author display boards. We shared these during the last week of school.
We all created a book jacket for our favourite book. These included a cover design, a blurb about the story and a mini autobiography. We were able to go and share our efforts with the children in room 14.
During the last week of term 3 room 14 children came to our classroom and shared their Inquiry Learning projects with us:

We really enjoyed sharing our learning and hope to do it again this term.

As part of our Mandarin sessions we learnt about the Moon Cake Festival and made lanterns as part of the celebration.:

We look forward to an exciting term.
Just a few reminders for this term:

  • Remember to bring a named hat to school every day.
  • $4;00 for the Ice Skating needs to be paid by this Monday 30th October.

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

This week we have been busy continuing with our Inquiry tasks: finding out about our favourite New Zealand author. We have been presenting our findings ready to go onto our display board.:

Today we were very priviledged to have a visit from Swim Safe New Zealand. Wendy talked to us and showed us ways that we can keep safe in and around water. We all had lots of fun practicing our sculling movements.

We are all looking forward to some summer weather so we can practice our skills in the pool. Thank you Swim Safe New Zealand for coming and teaching us about water safety.