Sunday, 21 September 2014

Sharing Time

Our wonderful handwriting!

We have been practising our handwriting on the whiteboards, working with different letter shapes, letter size and fast words. Look at our fabulous effort!

Turbos Visit

Antonio from the Turbos took us for some fitness last week! We think we are great rugby players!!

What a star Jaxon!

Tino pai rawa Jaxon! What an amazing rugby player you are! Jaxon was awarded player of the year for his rugby team! What a fantastic achievement. An All Black in the making I think!!!

Busy, busy, busy!

Gosh, what has happened to the last couple of weeks! We have been super busy doing so much learning and getting ready for our Home Led Conferences this week. One of the Turbo's players came in to visit us last week and we got to do some fitness with him. Today the Ross Intermediate Road Show performed at school. It was fabulous to see some of our 'old' RSS students dancing and singing. What a great snippet of some of the amazing things children can do at intermediate!

Reflecting on Term 3

We had a reflective chat about some of the favourite things we have done this term. Here are some of the ideas the children shared:

I liked it when I dressed up as Pocohontas  for Book Character Day. ( Sienna)

I liked being batman on book day. (Caleb)

Writing time - because I like writing stories about dress up day. ( Toby)

I like playing in the playground on the swings. - (Jorja)

Dressing up as a fairy princess has been one of my favourite things to do. ( Victoria)

I liked my muscle spiderman. The man was bad. ( William)

I liked dressing up as cat woman. ( Emily)

I liked Discovery Time because I liked dressing up as superman using the dress ups. (Luca)

My favourite thing is going on the slide. (Amy)

I like learning new words. ( Jodeci)

I liked it when Helna’s mum came to visit our class and I loved her banana chips. ( Charlotte)

At play I liked playing on the swings with my friend Jorja. ( Kaliyah)

I like playing on my bike with Jemma and Jorja and Helna. (Riley)

My favourite thing is writing. I am good at writing because I do finger spacing. ( Jaxon)

I like playing with Jorja and Helna. (Jemma)

Luca is coming to my house to have a playdate today. ( Kingston)

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Brilliant Banana Poems

We have been learning to draw pictures that match our poem of the week. We have been learning to draw shapes and then colour neatly inside them so the colours are nice and bold. Look at our brilliant banana poem pictures!

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Mana Motuhake - Self Awareness

Our key value this term has been Mana Motuhake - Self Awareness. We have been playing and learning alongside the Busy Bees and have been doing activities that show us demonstrating Mana Motuhake.

Magnificent Music!

Over the term we have been creating our own music with Jenny using musical instruments and our voices. Today we listened to a story and then had to retell the story of the Lion in the Meadow using music. We had a fantastic time and used the instruments in many different ways to show the different characters and what they were doing in the story.