Monday, December 18, 2017

Meri kirihimete ki a koe me te whanau

Merry Christmas to you and your family.........


A BIG thank you for your support throughout the year. 
We have had a great time sharing our learning with you.

Now it is time to celebrate Christmas, relax and enjoy a well-earned break.

Have a fun holiday and take care.

Best wishes from Mrs Foster and Mrs Jones




Friday, December 8, 2017

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Meri Kirihimete 
This week we made a christmas elf.....








Friday, December 1, 2017





Today we jumped, skipped, played 'In the Swamp' as part of our 
Jump Rope for Heart day.

We were divided into groups and spent time at stations doing a variety of jump rope activities.

The weather was amazing. We ended the morning with an ice block.

Thank you to all the whanau who joined us for this event.
















Tuesday, November 21, 2017

In Rata Tahi we have been retelling the story of
Jack and the Beanstalk

Here are some of our stories...

Once upon a time there was a boy called Jack and he saw a man and the man gave him the magic beans and the beans started to grow into a beanstalk. Then Jack climbed the beanstalk. He saw a castle and he stole some golden eggs. On the way down the giant chased Jack down the beanstalk and his Mum chopped the beanstalk down
Retold by Charlie. 

Once upon a time there was a boy named Jack. He sold the cow because he wanted a bean. He sold the cow for some magic beans. He came home. Mum was angry. Jack's Mum threw the beans outside. the beanstalk grew overnight. Jack climbed up the beanstalk. He saw a giant. He ran away with the golden goose and the money. Jack's Mum chopped down the beanstalk and they lived happily ever after.
Retold by Claudia


Once upon a time there was a boy called Jack. 
His mother said, "we have no money for the food we need. So he said, "sell the cow to market so we can get some money so we can buy some food we need". So Jack sold the cow. But on the his way he met a man. 
He said, "I will buy that cow". If you give me that cow 
I will give you this magic bean. If you plant this magic bean you will live happily ever after". 
Jack wanted to live happily ever after so he took the magic bean and set off. When he got home his mother said, "You! sold! the! cow! but! now! we! have! no! money! and no! food! you naughty boy!" 
Then his mother threw the magic bean out the window and then they went to bed hungry. All night the bean grew and grew and grew into the clouds. When Jack woke up his window was covered in green. 
He saw a beanstalk. He climbed up the beanstalk, so he did but at the top there was a castle. Inside the castle there was a sleeping giant. In it he saw a chicken that laid a golden egg. Jack said in a whisper, I want that chicken and then he took the chicken quietly. 
But! he got caught by the giant. He ran out of the castle. Finally Jack reached the beanstalk. He climbed down the beanstalk but the giant followed him down it. When he got to the bottom of the beanstalk he yelled to his mother, "Get the axe". So his mother got the axe for Jack. He took the axe off his mother and then chopped the beanstalk down. The giant fell down the beanstalk never to be seen again. 
After that the bean was thrown into space never to be seen again and Jack's family lived happily ever after.
                                                         retold by Sacha

I like Jack and the Beanstalk.
the giant ran after Jack.
Jack's Mum chopped the beanstalk down.
I was happy
Retold by Caden.

Once upon a time there lived a boy named Jack. He had no money for food. He sold the cow. A man came along and gave him a bean. His Mum was angry. She threw it out the window. The bean grew overnight.
So Jack climbed up the beanstalk. He got a hen 
and they lived happily ever after.
Retold by Annalise


Once a upon a time there was a boy called Jack. One day his Mum said, "Go outside and sell the cow". He went to the market and got a magic bean on the way to the market. His Mum was angry.
Retold by Logan