Thursday, September 7, 2017

Calendar Art

Here is the first of our calendar art pictures. There are still 5 more to be be finished. The theme was night and day (part of inquiry this term). The order forms were sent home today. They will be on display in the window of Room 19 next week.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Carter Observatory and Te Papa Trip

What a super day Tui Hub had at the Carter Observatory and TePapa today. The children really enjoyed the day. The highlight for a lot of the children was the movie that was on a dome on the roof showing our night sky and how we get seasons. We also go to create a model of the distance between planets, used a torch and models to show night and day and why the moon has different phases.
Thank-you to all our wonderful parent helpers. What a great job you all did looking after your groups. 

Thursday, August 10, 2017


For our inquiry this week we have been learning about shadows. We learnt how a shadow is made when light cannot pass through a solid object. Luckily the sun came out yesterday so we were able to head outside to make outlines of our shadows and to play shadow tag.

Thursday, August 3, 2017


 This week we have been learning about similes. Today we published poems using similes about ice-cream.....

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Reading and Inquiry...

This term we are continuing to complete a wider range of comprehension activities at reading time. This storyboard is by the fish reading group....

We have also begun our inquiry for this term........

We brainstormed our ideas about what if there were no sun, then we watched some clips about this topic. 

It was a real "what??!!!" moment for some to learn that the earth is spinning, not the sun moving across the sky! 

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Thursday, June 29, 2017

3D Shapes and Chameleons

This week we have been continuing our learning about 3D shapes. Tui Hub worked together and we made a number of different shapes. We then recorded the number of faces, edges and corners on each shape. 

We have also been making Chameleon's and writing instructions on how to make this space!