Sunday, May 31, 2015

School  Visit

 What a lot of people we had 
in Rata Tahi on Thursday!

These four lovely boys will 
be starting school soon.
Toryn, Kasen, Jonty and Josh.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

A busy day in Rata Tahi.........

Today Mr Kairua taught us some new words in Maori
Tau ke - You are awesome
Ka mau te wehi - You are awesome and amazing.

We had fun practising our printing outside.
Can you guess the letter of the day?

Today we looked at some books to learn more about our solar system. We already know a lot about the sun, moon and planet Earth.

I wonder...........
How big are the planets? - Charli
 Is the moon made of rock? - Holly
Which planet is the smallest? - Apirana
Which planet is the biggest? - Roman 
What is a comet? - Caitlin
Ka mau te wehi Rata Tahi.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Congratulations Caitlin.
Writer of the day
Today started off as a really frosty one. We decided to go out for a walk down to the bottom field. 
We had a great time. It was awesome. 
When we got back to class we did some writing about our frosty experience.  Brrrrr!

Sunday, May 24, 2015

School Assembly
 tomorrow at 2.00 p.m. 

Totara and Rimu syndicates will be sharing some of their work. 

Roman, Holly, Karanveer, Zoe, Kiran and Apirana will be receiving a Welcome To School certificate from their big buddy.

Two children from each class will also be receiving school wide key competency certificates.


Saturday, May 23, 2015


Apirana made this tall tower with the help of 
his friend Josh.

Our social skill is RESILIENCE
Apirana received the social skill certificate for 
showing perseverance when building his tower.
Well done Apirana.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Happy birthday Apirana
and welcome to school...

We had some special visitors in our class this morning. 
It was great to see Toryn, Kasen and Jonty.
We will see you again soon when you start school.

We are learning about measurement.
We started off by talking about measuring words and using them to compare object...
Check out our brainstorm....

Can you think of any more measuring words?

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The earth goes round the sun.
Once a year, every year
the earth goes round the sun.

We learnt that the sun is so big and so hot.
The sun is like a light bulb.
The moon is like a mirror
that reflects light from the sun.
So we tried it for ourselves
with a light bulb and a mirror!

Today we had a lot of fun 
learning to use Educreations.
We hope you enjoy our 
little videos.








Tuesday, May 19, 2015

We are learning to identify and 
describe shapes and to classify 
shapes by attributes. 
Look at our super shape pictures.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Managing Our Own Time
Our Key Competency 
and Social Skill
is Self Management.
Even though he has only
been at school for two days,
Kiran has excellent
Self Management Skills.
Well done Kiran!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

What a day!
A wild, wet Wellington day!

Kiran started school, 
Apirana came for a school visit 
with his Dad and brother Mutu, 
and Miss Williams was helping
in our class today.

 Letterland with Kiran and Apirana.

 Up, up in the rain!

Morning Tea Time!
Happy Birthday and a BIG welcome
to Kiran and his family.
A special hello to big brother Jayin.
We are thinking of you, Jayin 
and look forward to seeing you 
back at school.
Happy Birthday and a BIG welcome to Kiran! on PhotoPeach

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

This morning we looked up at the sky.
What do you think we saw?

We saw the moon.
What shape is the moon?

We made a 'phases of the moon' spinner.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Today we had another great session of jumping, catching, swinging, balancing, rolling and running. Thanks to our great instructors.

Monday, May 11, 2015

This is what the Moon looked like this morning........

How come we can sometimes see the moon during the day? 
The reason that you don't see the stars during the day is that the sky is too bright. Sunlight scatters around in the air and makes the sky look bright blue. But if you had a telescope and pointed it at a bright star you could still see it during the day! The stars are still there, just hard to see. The moon is bright enough that we can see it during the day or night. It orbits Earth once every 29 days. So during some of that time, it is easiest to see during the day and sometimes during the night.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Inquiry Learning........

Don't forget to fill in your moon log. 

This is what the moon looked from my house, last night.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Our Day.........
Writing .....
We are learning to leave spaces between words. 
To help us remember to leave spaces we have a special spaceman spacer.

Word of the day - the
Congratulations Roman.
Roman knows all the alphabet letters
and their sounds.
Our letter of the day was Mm
We made a moving monkey