Friday, July 28, 2017

Amazing Bird Houses For Sale!

We have been working in partners together to make a wooden bird house.  We had lots of fun making these.  We are now painting them so they are ready to sell for $20.  Come and see us if you wish to purchase one.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Daniel Holiday Story

I went to a zoo and saw a kiwi. It was cool.

David Holiday Story

I saw kiwi in a dark place with Yoousn at the zoo. It was cool!

Thursday, June 22, 2017


Today we went outside to practice working together with a buddy moving a ball without using our hands.  We had to use words of encouragement (akaikai) to our partner to achieve this.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Chippies Galore

For maths we have been focusing on statistics. We had a rich task to help Bluebird out. So we have been busy measuring chips and graphing them. It has been lots of fun. We even had some of our buddies join in.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Virginia Lake Trip

Finally, our trip to Virginia Lake was on!  We had to postpone it due to weather a few weeks a go. There was lots of chatting and singing on the bus with our buddy class Room 5 as we traveled to the lake.  With our buddy class we split into groups and walked around the lake doing a tally chart of the birds we could find, a scavenger hunt and also feeding the ducks.  They loved eating the bread and so did the other bird life.  After morning tea we separated into our classes and did our own activities. Our class did observational bird drawings with Miss Hulme in the bird aviary.  Next to the lake we were with Mrs Palmer writing a poem including all our senses.  At the winter gardens we completed a quiz where we had to find the answers hidden in the gardens with Mrs McGinniss.  Lunchtime was fun sitting with our buddies and we got to play on the playground, the stage and grass area.  For our last activities of the day we were back with our buddies.  We did bark rubbings, played duck, duck, goose and wondered around the bird aviary.  We had an amazing time doing all our usual school work but outside at the lake with our buddies.

Thursday, June 1, 2017


This week we had Gene come and teach us some skills we could use when playing tennis.  It was lots of fun.  Balls went flying!

Monday, May 29, 2017

Gathering Data

In Room 1/2 we have been gathering data and using different types of graphs to display this.  This week we went for a walk around the school to look for all the different bugs we could find.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Art Gallery Visit

Room 1/2 went to the art gallery this week.  We looked at puanga and the significance of stars.  We had fun making either a sun, star or a moon out of clay.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Rutherford Cooking Session

On Wednesday we went to Rutherford Junior High and had our first cooking session.  We cooked mashed potatoes and enjoyed eating them after they were cooked.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Origami Stars

In class we decided to make some origami stars.  We followed the instructions which Mrs Palmer gave us.  Some of us found it a challenge so we had to persist to complete it.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

River and Waimarie Museum Visit

On Monday we walked down to the river.  We had our lunch sitting under the trees with a great view of the river.  Our challenge after lunch, in pairs was to take a landscape photo using an iPad.  Lots of us took photos of the Durie Hill Tower, Waimarie and the river.  We wondered who the winner would be?  Our visit to the Waimarie Museum was amazing.  The information and knowledge we learnt from the wonderful people at the museum was helpful to our inquiry we are doing back at school.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Learning to Persist

Mrs Steedman gave us the challenge to work in groups of three to make a tall tower out of playing cards.  Often our towers collapsed so we had to persist to try to build another one.  When we were working together, encouraging of each other and used a rough surface this made making the tower easier.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Camp at Green Pastures

We stayed at Green Pastures for an overnight camp.  First we arrived at Bason Reserve for a scavenger hunt where we had to find out information and do different tasks.  We tried lots of different outdoor activities at Green Pastures such as: archery, kayaking, horizontal bungie and air rifle.  One of our favourites was completing the mud run.  We enjoyed looking like mud monsters!