Friday, February 28, 2014


Today we made boats in class. We made boats to go with our big book which was all about speed boats. At the end of the story the speed boat crashed into the rocks.

Thank you Gill

Thank you Gill for helping us with Art. We really enjoyed making our beach art and would love you to come back and help us again. Look at the cute card we made to say thanks.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Art Day 4

Final day of art ... We finished painting the rocks for our rock pools. Then we glued everything together on our art to make our masterpieces. They are amazing and really represent the beach trip we are about to go on. Great work Room 20.

Student Profiles

WALT: explore and share our ideas about ourselves with others. To do this we have set up a page on 'padlet' to type in information about ourselves. Add whatever you would like to share. Miss Watson has put up her own profile for you to see. To access - follow this link. The password has been sent to your email to ensure full privacy of children's details and only our classroom will have access. Double click once you get to the wall to add your information. Any questions please come and see us!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Art Day 3

Manipulation and Construction: Today we made our starfish using pipe cleaners and googly eyes. We also painted our rock pools and borders for our art. It is all starting to come together and we cannot wait to finish our masterpieces.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Junior Photo Club Value of Integrity

Today in the junior photo club the students were asked to take photos that show the value of Integrity. They took the cameras out in search of integrity. The value integrity is that your actions match your words, honesty and being a friend. Look at some of the photos the children took to represent the value.

ART Day 2

Our Body: we are learning about our body and how it moves. Today we pretended to look in rock pools. We then drew ourselves bending over and coloured them in with colouring pencils. We cut ourselves out and place them around the rock pools. Later in the day we made paper mache rocks with glue and newspaper.

Dr Seuss 110th anniversary!

Today in class for writing we took pictures of ourselves in Dr Seuss templates and then told the teacher a story. We also listened to 'The Cat in the Hat' story. You can view more at Seussville:

Monday, February 24, 2014

Assemblage Art

Exploring the way artists have reused and recycled materials to create works of art. Assemblage Art is a 2-dimensional or 3-dimensional artwork made by arranging reused or recycled objects. One girl from our class has already finished her assemblage art at home. SHe brought it in today and we have proudly hung it in our window. We look forward to seeing other works of art and hearing what is special to your child. Thank you Nikki and Sarah

Art Day 1 Week 5

Today we started our rock pool art. Below you can see what we planned to have our finished product look like. Ms Reid is in this week to help teach art.We learnt to looked at different shades of the same colour blue e.g. dark blue, light blue. We also learnt where the sky meets either the land or sea is called the horizon. And practical knowledge: We were learning how to use a roller for painting our sky. Finally we started to make our rock pools for the bottom of our art. We cannot wait till friday when we will have hopefully finished our art.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Paint and Write

Today we had fun painting in class. We told the teacher our story and we cannot wait to take our pictures home to show you!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Music Shakers

Today we made musical shakers out of old recycled bottles and rice. We learnt about dynamics, making the sound of the rain from quiet drops to loud thunder. Here is a photo of us with our shakers.

Cleaning up the Sandpit

Today we decided to clean up the sandpit area. Look at how clean we made it. We cannot wait to go play in the sandpit tomorrow with the visitors.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Library Time

Library time is Wednesdays last block. We have a lovely senior who comes and reads us stories. Then she helps us find the books we would like to take home. We are all so quiet in the library and love reading books.

Ping Pong Pool Race

Today we had a ping pong pool race. We had to blow the ping pong ball to the end of the pool. This was so much fun!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

E Papa Waiari

Look at the youtube clip to see how to use the Rakau sticks.

Junior Photo Club

Mis Ellis and Miss Watson take Junior Photo Club on tuesdays for older year ones and year twos. Have a look at the blog. Your child can join this club in term 3 if they are interested.

Big Thank you!

Thank you to Joanna for supplying us with some amazing decorations for our library corner. Have a look at our new fairy wonderland.

Friday, February 14, 2014

The Pirate

This week in class we have been reading the story 'The Pirate'. This story is all about finding treasure, but the pirates find rocks in their treasure box. So as a class we decided for pre entry visits we would go on a treasure hunt. We had an amazing time hunting for treasure with the visitors. Thank you for coming to visit us at school. What a great end to the week.

Fun Friday on February 14th

Valentines day has started off amazingly in Room 20. Little gifts have been prepared to be given out, even Miss Ellis and Miss Watson recieved some little gifts. Then we went to assembly and one boy in our class recieved a certificate. Then came jump jam where we got to dance in the hall. We can't wait for our treasure hunt later with the visitors to go with our big book 'Treasure Island'.