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Go, Grow and Glow

Posted on 26 March 2019

Health and PE

Hopefully your child brought home a paper lunchbox with ideas in it - this was a follow up from our Sport Waikato session.  It was great to have our visitors from Sport Waikato talk to us about having the right kind of 'fuel' in our bodies to keep us well nourished.

The children learnt about eating food from four food groups to help them 'go, grow & glow' every day.  As a follow up activity the children made charts with the various food groups.  The children were quick to identify the different food groups.

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Measurement

Posted on 26 March 2019

Length, width and height

Within maths we are focusing on measuring and comparing the length of objects.  We revisited the length of the whale that we drew on the concrete outside, as well as the length of the octopus arms. Today we made a moa which could grow as high as 3 metres.  The children then measured themselves alongside the moa.  We had a good discussion about how tall each class member was and who was the tallest.  It was important to note that our feet had to start from the same place as the moa's feet.  Tomorrow we will use our moa and talk about children that are taller or shorter than their friends.  Mathematics is all about language - so the more talking we do around the mathematical terms the more understanding children will have about mathematical concepts.

Our challenge this week is to make a manta ray...6 to 9 metres in width.  There is a lot of excitement around this challenge!

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Tikanga and Te Reo

Posted on 11 March 2019

The children are using greetings and farewells in te reo each day.  They are particularly enjoying our daily waiata.  I hope to record them singing and share this with families/whanau.  Their pronunciation is improving.  As a result of reading a story last week we learnt our taniwha and what they mean.  The children wanted to draw a taniwha - lots of discussion was observed while they were drawing.  The end result was amazing and these were shared at assembly and are now displayed in Mr Drury's office.  The children either wrote their own story about a taniwha or they dictated one to me to type out.

This week we are learning about our own mihi.  The children will be creating a self portrait to start off with.  

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Week 6 update Term 1 2019

Posted on 11 March 2019

What fun we had eating the bread (made with the bread maker in class) and the peach jam (made by Rhys and Santino as a follow up to a story that they read).  All the children wanted to eat more bread!

Within maths we are focusing on counting forwards to 100, counting back from 30 and solving simple addition problems.  We discussed the words - join, plus, and, as well as talking about symbols - the plus sign +.  It has been great to see the children excited about numbers.  Feel free to follow up on your child's number knowledge by asking what number comes after 13?  What number comes before 15?  Continue to play number games and sorting objects into groups and counting the groups. 

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Life Education

Posted on 19 February 2019

Working Together/Mahi tahi

During Week 1 Nicky and Harold from Life Education taught us how to keep ourselves 'above the line' which is about making good choices.  This connects to our school value for Term 1 which is respect. Some ideas the children came up with were:

  • helping others
  • being kind
  • Listening to others
  • following instructions
  • sharing
  • taking turns.


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