Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Cross Country

What an amazing time we had at our Junior School Cross Country today. It was freezing cold but we ran so fast we didn't even notice! Fantastic effort from all the Year 1 and 2 children, who showed a great sense of Kotahitanga by supporting their friends and cheering them on. We all had lots of fun too!

Sunday, 19 May 2013

5 Little Buns

Every Friday, Tohora, The Bright Bugs and The iBots get together for singing.; Here we are singing "5 Little Buns"

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Letter of the week - H

Our letter of the week is the letter H. We thought of lots of words that begin with the letter 'h'.
hat, happy, hands, help, Ho, ho, ho! hairy, hair, here, have, helmet...
I wonder if you can think of some more and pop them onto our blog comments.

The Big Apple Crunch

On Friday all of the RSS children and teachers were involved in the Jazz Big Apple Crunch along with thousands of other NZ children and adults. We broke the world record for the most people crunching an apple at the same time! Very impressive! We all donated a gold coin to contribute to raising money for 'KidsCan', an organisation that helps less fortunate NZ children. A super effort, all for a good cause and fantastic fun too!

Sharing Time

On Friday we have sharing time. It is an opportunity for The Bright Bugs to bring something special from home to share with the class or they can talk about something that is happening or a coming event. Here is a little video of our sharing time last Friday.

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Letter of the week

We have 2 letters this week - C and K. We came up with lots of words that begin with the 'c'/'k' sound. Here are some of the things we thought of.
cat, cake, candle, curtain, cushion, caterpillar, cabbage, capsicum... Chelsea starts with the letter C too!
Keira starts with the letter K, kumera, king, kite, kittens...

Can you think of some more? Post them on our blog.

And then there were 8...

A big welcome to Angus and Keira who started on Monday. You have made a fabulous start to school and it is wonderful to have you join us in the Bright Bugs!

What a magnificent smile Angus!

Super ball skills during Catch Me If You Can Keira!

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Counting Buses

Today the maths mission of one of the groups was to order numbers using the 'Counting Buses'. We had to make the pattern of numbers in order, counting forwards. Most of the buses had a number on them so we had to include that number correctly in our counting pattern. If there was no number on the bus we could make up our own counting pattern. To show Nicole what we had done, we had to take a photo of each bus that we did. Super counting and ordering of the numbers Bright Bugs!