Monday, 22 June 2015

Our newest Bright Bugs!

Welcome to the Bright Bugs.
Porsha, Kevin,Addisyn and Samuel. it is so nice to have you here with us!




Creepy Crawly Critters - Science

We have been doing some amazing learning about insects and spiders this term.
We have been learning to be scientists, by ...

  • observing
  • discussing
  • drawing diagrams
  • making models
  • asking questions
  • sorting and classifying

We looked in the gardens around school and at home and we peered through our magnifying glasses to get a close up look at the little critters. We have learnt to find the things that are the same and the things that are different between insects and spiders!

We know that spiders have 2 body parts - a cephalothorax and an abdomen, all spiders have 8 walking legs with joints, some spiders have 8 eyes and spiders have 2 palps ( pedipalps).

We know that insects have 3 body parts - a head, a thorax and an abdomen, all insects have 6 legs and 2 antennae and they have eyes.

Look at the fabulous diagrams that we have been drawing!

Sunday, 21 June 2015

Big floods!

This is the lagoon and the Manawatu River on Sunday morning! So much water everywhere! I think we will give the picnic a miss today and no walking on the river track either!

Wonderful word power!

We are learning to write lots of fast words that we use each day in our story writing. Each day we practise and we are getting better and faster at writing words. Wonderful start to your word power Bright Bugs!

Letter of the week

Kahlia drew wonderful Tt pictures too! Tiger, tissues, T.V, teeth and toes! Great alphabet learning Kahlia!

Look at our great alphabet letter books. Our letter of the week is Tt! Samuel drew a terrific tiger, some toes, some teeth, the number ten and some tissues! Great Tt pictures Samuel!
Lovely pictures Yasmine - your second school visit today!

Monday, 8 June 2015


It is lovely to have our 2 new Bright Bugs today. Welcome to school Addisyn and Porsha. Thank you Aroha, Liwan, Kahlia,Sophie and Alliah for making our newest children so welcome today.😄

The Bright Bugs singing together

On Friday mornings we sing and dance and move! It's great fun!

Mondays wordpower

Great wordpower today at reading and writing time!

Sienna's great maths learning

Sienna has been learning to skip count in 2s forwards and backwards.


We have been learning to write 'fast words' during reading and writing time. Here are some samples of our words, including some super word power from some of the children in Tohora in Room 3.

Welcome to the Bright Bugs

We started our new class in Week 7 of Term 2. It is so nice to have you with us in the 'Bright Bugs'. Welcome to Russell Street school!