Sunday, August 30, 2015

Friday, August 28, 2015

This week in maths, we began learning about fractions.
So far this is what we know...
Fractions are equal parts of a whole object
or set.

We cut one whole piece of play dough into 2 equal pieces to share with a friend.
We learned when you cut an object into 2 pieces - each part is called a half, 1/2

by Jonty
by Mikayla 
by Dana 
by Hunter
by Kasen 
By Joshua
by Jessie
by Toryn 
by Kiran
Question..  what fraction of the circle is red? 

Monday, August 24, 2015

Today we had a visit from the 
Wellington S.P.C.A.

 Jennifer brought Tilly with her.

Tilly is looking for the doggy treats!

Animals depend on people to lead
a happy and healthy life.

As a responsible pet owner
we must provide 
The Five Freedoms.

1. Freedom from hunger or thirst.
2. Freedom from discomfort.
3. Freedom from injury or disease.
4. Freedom from distress or pain.
5. Freedom to express normal behaviour.

People need the same things too!

We each got a chance to pat Tilly.

Here is our donation to the S.P.C.A.
Thank you Jennifer and Tilly!
Welcome back Kiran!
It is lovely to see Kiran again.
Now we are a class of 11.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

 At our School Assembly today
we welcomed our newest children.
Each child was introduced
by their buddy.
Jonty and Rebecca

Hunter and Eva

Dana and Milla

Jessie and Nicky

Anae and Michaela

Mr Smith shook each child's hand
and gave them a 
Welcome To School certificate.

Welcome to School
Jonty, Hunter, 
Dana, Jessie and Anae!
Happy Birthday and a BIG Welcome to Hunter on PhotoPeach

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

School Assembly tomorrow 
Thursday the 20th at 2.00 p.m.
 See you there....

We will be welcoming AnaƩ, Jessie, Dana, Jonty, Mikayla and Hunter.
Yesterday they got to meet and talk with their big buddy.

AnaƩ with her buddy Michaela

Jessie with her buddy Nicola
Dana with her buddy Milla
Jonty and his buddy Rebekah

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Special Visitors.....

Today Rata had a visit from Ali and her guide dog Ella.
We learn't about the amazing things Ella does for Ali, who is blind.
We learn't that a guide dog can understand 200 instructions.
Ella goes everywhere with Ali. She can even sit next to Ali on an aeroplane.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Today Hunter came for a school visit. He will be starting school 
next week.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Have you ever heard of pentominoes?
Pentominoes are made by joining 
5 squares, edge to edge.

How many different ways
can we join 5 squares?

There are 12 pentominoes!

We played Pentomino Squeeze
where you place the pentominoes 
on a grid without overlapping.

Not perfect,
but a great effort 
and a lot of fun!

Josh is our fish expert.
He showed us how to feed
Nemo and Oscar Orange.