Thursday, 22 June 2017

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Our learning wall...

Children in Room 1 are becoming much more aware of what they are learning in reading, writing and maths. They are actively involved with deciding what their personal next steps in these learning areas are. They are learning to do their own self assessment and can track their progress on the learning wall!

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Play time!

Today we visited our Play Centre next door. Thank you Rebecca Sneddon for making us feel so welcome and showing us some faces of Papatuanuku, our Mother Earth.
Visits like these are invaluable for transitioning to school. Here is an impression of our visit.


Self assessment in writing

We are getting very good at articulating our learning and we are only 5!!!

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Transitioning from an Early Childhood Centre to Room 1...

Here is Jackie, confidently sharing her Learning Journey up til now with her peers. Children were very interested and asking questions. Jackie very obviously enjoyed showing off her previous learning!

Sunday, 28 May 2017


We have been listening to the story of Papatuanuku and Ranginui. We discussed the beauty of  Papatuanuku: Mother Earth.

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Our Games Day at St Marys

What brilliant day! All children enjoyed taking part in a variety of games.
Here are some pictures!

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

This blog...

It is great to see the progress and personal growth of students. I like to share this often with parents, whanau and the wider school community.
It would be great if you, our readers, would contribute more actively so children can see and read your comments in class and perhaps write back to you.
At the bottom of new (and old) messages you will see a tab: No comments. Please click on that and leave us a small message. We would greatly appreciate that and it would give children in Room 1 a reason to write back. It would also enable them to connect with a real audience for their writing. So please leave your comments and thoughts on our blog. Thank you from Room 1!
Here is Jayden as our Superstar!

...and here we are off to another learning adventure!

Writing time...

This is what we are learning at the moment!


 Making something that is longer than yourself got turned into a frantic competition by eager participants...!

Friday, 19 May 2017

The tiny woman's coat...

We are reading about a tiny woman who makes herself a winter coat out of leaves. We are turning paper bags into puppets. Here is the start of our work!

Grandparents Day

A big thank you to all the grandparents and whanau members who came along and shared the morning with us. it was FUN!

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

A big box...

A big box can be a plane, or a train.
A map in front, tickets made and off they go.
Happy times!

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Games Day for Year 1,2 and 3 children

This will take place next Thursday. Please take note: this event will take place at St Marys School in Putaruru. On the return slip it should have said St Marys!
Children will need to wear their Smart shirt. They are available to purchase from our school office.