Thursday, 5 December 2013

The Highlights of our Year

It is hard to believe that we are nearing the end of the year.  This week, we have been reflecting on our learning over the whole year.  You should see our list!  It is huge!  We each chose one aspect to talk about to go into our movie.  Enjoy!

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Powhiri Practise

We were very lucky to do some special Powhiri practise with Room 3 and the Kapa Haka on Wednesday. We really enjoyed learning the actions and the song.

Monday, 4 November 2013

Stars Maths Group

We are learning what numbers make 10. Check out our whiteboard learning today. 

Tuesday, 22 October 2013



  1. A Discus
  • flip it over like a pancake
  • 1, 2, throw!
    2.  A Shotput
  • lean back before you throw
  • have the ball on your neck
  • make it whoosh past your ear
   3.  A Nerf
  • lean back before you throw
  • hold the nerf on the fat part
  • hold the nerf behind your ear
  • make it whoosh past your ear

    1. At High Jump
  • run up to the mat
  • kick your legs up over the pole
    2. At Long Jump
  • run as fast as you can
  • when you get to the end of the grass, leap as far as you can

  • we need to run as fast as we can
  • we need to run in a straight line
  • put your feet behind the line
  • get ready to run
  • wait until Fiona says "Ready, Set, GO!"

Friday, 18 October 2013


We are learning how to count in 2's, 5's and 10's!  We have been talking about the strategies that we can use to help us.  One strategy that we can use is to use a hundreds board to help us.  That is what we are doing in these movies.

Counting in 5's

 Counting in 2's
 Counting in 10's

Monday, 16 September 2013

Have you seen this?!

Have you seen our beautiful quilt?! It is the product of a lot of hard work and investigative skills from the children in Room 2, 10 and 4. We ran out of dye in the art room and needed to make our own. We tried all sorts of things from the kitchen and garden. We discovered that the 3 best were tumeric (yellow), red cabbage (purple) and camellia (pink). We used these to dye our fabric. You will love looking at this close up! It will be in the art exhibition next week!

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Our First Day of Milk!

Thanks Cam for being our Moo Monitor! You were great at teaching is how to recycle the boxes. See you tomorrow!!

Tuesday, 20 August 2013


On Monday, we read a book called "Wishy-Washy Tractor." It is about how Mrs Wishy-Washy got stuck in the mud with her tractor. The cow, the duck and the pig were her heroes because they saved the day - they helped her get the tractor out of the mud.

I asked the children if we could be hereos - we didn't think we could!

We made a list of all of the things that we know heroes have and do. Check out our list...

 -save the day
 -do kung fu
 -fight baddies
 -save people
 -wear gloves
 -wear a mask
 -wear a cape
 -save the world
 -run fast
 -have guns
 -ride on things
 -have cars
 -do magic
 -run on ice
 -play with fire
 -have bow and arrows
 -change into something else

 We then went through the list to see which characteristics applied to the pig, the cow and the duck... NOT MANY!

Here is our new list...

 - They saved the day
 - They saved people (Mrs Wishy-Washy)
 - They helped someone

We decided that we could do that too! We don't have to have a mask and a cape to be a hero!

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Chalk vs Pastel

Our second big science experiment has been great! We compared the properties of chalk and pastel. The sharing of ideas has been amazing and what observant children we have at RSS!

Friday, 9 August 2013

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Korero Mai

Dress Up Day

We had such a wonderful day on Monday.  We really enjoyed celebrating how amazing books are and our new "Hub."  Check out our fabulous costumes! 

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Science of Art

Look at the exciting things that were happening in our class this afternoon!  What were we doing?  You need to ask us to find out!!