Friday, 16 February 2018

Treaty of Waitangi
Our class talked about the Treaty of Waitangi - why it was signed, when it was signed and where it was signed.

Waitangi Day is a day where New Zealanders remember the signing of this important treaty.

We read The Tree House Treaty by Wiremu Grace.
This story is about new children moving into the neighbourhood. They decided to build a tree house together in a big old pohutakawa tree. 
Everyone loved it but it got too crowded and they started to argue.
They wrote up some rules so everyone could use it fairly and happily.

 Room 4 children decided to make up our own class treaty.

We signed our classroom treaty and  agreed to the rules so we can learn and play together in Room 4. Here is our Treaty ...

Saturday, 3 February 2018

A big WELCOME to Room 4

It was great to meet all the children and start our learning journey for 2018.
We are so lucky we have an air conditioner to help us manage the heat. The children have also enjoyed cooling off in the swimming pool each day.

During our first week, the children are getting to know each other by working and playing together.

This blog is a great way for the children to share their learning, thinking and experiences.

Friday, 13 October 2017

Term 4

I hope everyone had a restful holiday.  We have a busy term to look forward to.

In Week 1, we are going to Hillcrest High School to watch the ILC show "Can't Stop the Feeling!"  As an appreciation of their work, we will be giving them a koha.

Other events (please check the newsletter) - ice skating, Athletics Day, Junior School Day out.

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Week 7 - We have had a busy learning week in Room 4.

Water Safety 

Wendy from Swimming NZ talked to us about how to keep safe in and around water.  She read us a story about Tasman the Sailor Dog - a clever dog who knows how to keep safe in and around water.

She showed us what to do if we got into difficulties in water - we practised our sculling actions, dog paddling and how to raise our hands and yell help!

Her final message was   If in doubt, stay out! and also we should always    Take someone with us when we swim!

Monday, 14 August 2017

Term 3

Wow this term is going fast.  It is great to see arriving on time and ready for learning.   

Grandparents Day
So great to see so many grandparents and special family members.  The children were very excited to show you their classroom work and around the school.

The children thought about the special things you do for them and the love you give to them.  Here are some of the stories and poems they wrote about you.

Book Week 
Just a reminder that we will be celebrating BOOK WEEK next week (Week 5).
On Wednesday everyone will be dressing up as their favourite book character.

Cross Country Training
The children are getting fitter!  Great to see children wearing the right clothes - track pants (shorts) and t-shirt and running shoes.

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Chinese Dragon Boat

Last week, we watched a youtube clip explaining the legend behind the celebration of the Chinese Dragon Boat festival.

The children made their own Dragon Boat.