Tuesday, 12 September 2017

CALENDAR ART 2017 - Monet's Garden

Here is our art that we have done for our calendar art. We were trying to copy the way that Monet did his paintings of gardens.



















Monday, 11 September 2017

Room 9 Procedural Writing - Making Butter

Room 9 did a piece of procedural writing on "Making Butter"

We completed step by step instructions using 'bossy verbs' to make butter.

We then spread it onto crackers and ate them!  Yummo!

Room 9 "Volcanoes'

Room 9 have been busy making volcanoes for our science topic - Mixing and Melting

  • We made a volcano in our sandpit.
  • We used baking soda, vinegar, detergent and food colouring.
  • We liked watching it explode. 
  • We then wrote how we made the volcano.

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Room 8 -  Fizzy Cocktails

Room 8 have  been learning about reactions and change in science with Miss Mills.
To make our fizzy cocktails we mixed water, icing sugar and baking soda together. When we added the vinegar our concoctions exploded and fizzed up out of the containers. How exciting! We love being scientists.  

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Music with Miss Mills

Miss Mills and her "Boomwhackers"

We have been lucky to have Miss Mills (a 3rd year student with Mrs Chapman) share her wonderful music talents with all of us.  We have all learnt so much.

The pictures below show the children using "Boomwhackers" to play some simple songs such as Happy Birthday and Baa Baa Black Sheep.  The children are following music on the white board as they play.

Procedural Writing in Room 10

Room 10 - Procedural Writing

Room 10 have been doing Procedural Writing the past week.  We made marmite and jam sandwiches and then we completed some procedural writing after eating the sandwiches.  Yum!

 "Firstly we get two slices of bread"
"Then we butter the slices of bread"
 "Next we spread jam or marmite on the read"
"Then we put the bread together and cut it in half"
"Next we eat!"

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Pakiaka Play Based Learning and Cross Country

Cross Country Winners!!
Well done!
                                                               Dramatic Play - "Quick we need to get him                              in jail"

 Above: The "ordering" urge seen through
this play.

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Room 8, 9 and 10 Play Based Learning a few Snapshots.....

The "Crane" 
Patrick and Ben worked hard to create a crane from the Lego which they told me also works as a ride at a park!
The Marble Run.
Isaac and his team worked hard in their problem solving to  make a construction that could make the marble travel from the top to the end with out stopping.

The Farm
Kenzie, Olivia, Sam and Tessa all enjoyed creating a farm with the animals through dramatic play. 

Harry produced a fantastic "puppet show" which I thoroughly enjoyed!

Van worked very hard on his block tower.  It even had a place to park the boat. And a look out to watch out for the "baddies"