Thursday, June 29, 2017

STRATEGY WORKSHOPS

In Maths we have been busy thinking of fancy ways to solve addition problems.

Petra, Jacob L and Charlotte P are using place value to solve equations - they are pretty good at it too!


Liam and Mikaela are using number bonds to solve addition equations.


Keira, Emma L and Emma B are also learning number bonds.  They using dominoes to count the two parts to make the whole.



Here's a cool song about number bonds...


A BEAUTIFUL WINTER'S DAY

It was such a lovely day today that Mrs Kenyon took us outside for a story. 
We loved it!


Monday, June 26, 2017

ASSEMBLY PREP


We are really busy getting ready for the concert on Friday.  Today kids were finishing off making the slideshow, while others were practising playing their instruments.  Busy times!

Friday, June 23, 2017

OUR INVITATION WINNERS

We had to design an invitation for our concert next week.   Mrs Kenyon awarded some prizes this afternoon for the ones the teachers decide best meet the criteria of being colourful, neat and tidy, and had an appropriate design.

Congratulations to these wonderful artists....

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Sammy the mouse visits Piako Rua

We were extremely lucky to have Mr Kemp come and tell us some stories about Sammy the mouse today.  Take a look at his pet mouse.  Thank you for coming Mr Kemp.
  video

"The Very Cranky Bear"

The Very Cranky Bear

Mrs Kenyon read us “The very cranky bear”.  
We were able to answer lots of questions about the story and draw some amazing pictures of the creatures in the story.
Have a look at how clever we are!

 






Tuesday, June 20, 2017

MATARIKI

NUMBER BONDS

Some of us have been learning about number bonds.  Here is a catchy tune to help explain what they are...


You could help us at home by getting us to think of all the diffferent number bonds for a number.

For example:  Number bonds for 10 would be:
10+0
9+1
8+2
7+3 etc

Monday, June 19, 2017

MAKING OUR INSTRUMNETS

On Thursday we made our instruments.  We had to look carefully at our plan and then make our instrument.  We had a great time!








Thursday, June 15, 2017

Thanks Jesse

Jesse helped us sing "Days of the Week" today.  He was able to strum along on his ukulele.
video


Sunday, June 11, 2017

WE DECIDED TO MAKE SOME INSTRUMENTS

UH OH! WE HAVE A PROBLEM!!!

Mrs Lunn counted the instruments in the school and there is not enough for us all to have one in the concert!  What will we have have to do?  Mrs Lunn thought we would need to cancel the concert since there aren't enough instruments.  We said "NOOOOO!"

So Mrs Lunn gave us a chance to come up with a solution to our problem.

We brainstormed lots of different ways for how we could solve our problem.









We came up with some wonderful ideas.

Then we had to reflect on each idea?  Was it a good one?  We thought about borrowing some instruments, but what if they got broken?  We aren't allowed to bring toys to school ... so that idea wouldn't work.

We suggested sharing an instrument or taking turns but that really defeats the the purpose of having everyone in the bad altogether.

Then some people suggested that we MAKE our instruments!  What a good idea!  Then everyone will be able to play in the band.




Hooray!

Mrs Lunn showed us a slideshow of some amazing ideas we could try.  She has uploaded it to the blog so we can have a look at home and have a think about what instrument we would like to make.

Please can you help us have a look at home for some bits and pieces that I could bring to make my instrument with.







Instruments from home

Thanks for sharing !
Zahra shared a guitar which she plans to learn how to play and a tambourine  which was her mummy's when she was a Zahra's age!
Nina shared castanets which she brought with her from Spain!!!



Our class band is looking very talented!!!

CHAMPIONS

Look at the place getters for cross country...
Year 1
 Year 2...


























MORE CROSSCOUNTRY PHOTOS>>> THE FINISH LINE IS NEAR.....

 girls...







































 Boys...