Wednesday, 28 October 2015

What's Inside? - Things Come Apart

Snippets of our learning...

Liwan has been using her creative skills making shape pictures with a hammer and nails.
Samuel and Yasmine are learning to write their numbers around the right way
Aroha has been counting all the lollies in the jars and has been writing a number story for how many altogether.
Addisyn has been writing some great fast words at word power time!
Fabulous learning Bright Bugs!

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Welcome back to school!

Back to school for another exciting and busy term! We have a lot happening this term. Yesterday I sent home a team notice which outlines some of the activities that are coming up and some important reminders.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Motivating, creating and thinking...

We have started to develop our ideas for the production which is on Monday night, 21st September - Week 10 of this term!
We have had a lot of talking and experimenting with ideas. What works? What doesn't work? What will we need to think about / change when we make our amazing wearable art hat?

Here are some 'silly hats' that we made earlier in the week for our first challenge.

Production- Wearable Art

Ryder from Sandi and Robin's class is modelling our hat for the production.

Everyone will get one of these to decorate, cut, flatten, build onto, paint...what ever we design - with one condition:


So - have a think with your families about what living thing YOU might like to be. You can collect and bring bits and pieces to use, too. We are going to decide/start working on our design on Monday.

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Sophia writing

Sophia wrote some words for us in Chinese and taught us how to say good morning.
The first word says big and the one on the right says 'little'
The marks underneath say Sophia's name in Chinese. Sophia is going to teach us some more.

Monday, 22 June 2015

Our newest Bright Bugs!

Welcome to the Bright Bugs.
Porsha, Kevin,Addisyn and Samuel. it is so nice to have you here with us!




Creepy Crawly Critters - Science

We have been doing some amazing learning about insects and spiders this term.
We have been learning to be scientists, by ...

  • observing
  • discussing
  • drawing diagrams
  • making models
  • asking questions
  • sorting and classifying

We looked in the gardens around school and at home and we peered through our magnifying glasses to get a close up look at the little critters. We have learnt to find the things that are the same and the things that are different between insects and spiders!

We know that spiders have 2 body parts - a cephalothorax and an abdomen, all spiders have 8 walking legs with joints, some spiders have 8 eyes and spiders have 2 palps ( pedipalps).

We know that insects have 3 body parts - a head, a thorax and an abdomen, all insects have 6 legs and 2 antennae and they have eyes.

Look at the fabulous diagrams that we have been drawing!

Sunday, 21 June 2015

Big floods!

This is the lagoon and the Manawatu River on Sunday morning! So much water everywhere! I think we will give the picnic a miss today and no walking on the river track either!

Wonderful word power!

We are learning to write lots of fast words that we use each day in our story writing. Each day we practise and we are getting better and faster at writing words. Wonderful start to your word power Bright Bugs!

Letter of the week

Kahlia drew wonderful Tt pictures too! Tiger, tissues, T.V, teeth and toes! Great alphabet learning Kahlia!

Look at our great alphabet letter books. Our letter of the week is Tt! Samuel drew a terrific tiger, some toes, some teeth, the number ten and some tissues! Great Tt pictures Samuel!
Lovely pictures Yasmine - your second school visit today!

Monday, 8 June 2015


It is lovely to have our 2 new Bright Bugs today. Welcome to school Addisyn and Porsha. Thank you Aroha, Liwan, Kahlia,Sophie and Alliah for making our newest children so welcome today.😄

The Bright Bugs singing together

On Friday mornings we sing and dance and move! It's great fun!

Mondays wordpower

Great wordpower today at reading and writing time!

Sienna's great maths learning

Sienna has been learning to skip count in 2s forwards and backwards.