We are a Year 1 class at Nelson Central School, Nelson, New Zealand. Most of us are 5 years old,
except for our teachers, Tracy and Sam and Mark our trainee teacher aide, who are a little older. This blog lets you know what we
have been up to and what our next learning steps will be. We love to find out what people
think about our class so please get typing and leave us a comment.

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Term 4 Week 6

Kia Ora and welcome to our blog for Week 6 of Term 4. 

Again this week we spotted some great examples of the Key Competencies:

Relating to Others



Managing Self 




Participating and Contributing


Thinking 


Using Language Symbols and Text







 What are we learning in Term 4 Week 7
Sounds: blends, dr, br, pr, sw, st
Tricky Words:  she/said
Grammar: compound words
Writing: weekend recount, narratives, Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Maths:  Number: addition and subtraction using number walls
P.E. No Child Left Inside
Maori: classroom objects/classroom commands
Topic: King of the Castle: Properties of materials
Art:  running stitch picture frame
ICT: Leaving a comment on the blog
Reminders
Tracy is teaching Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Sam is teaching Thursday
Life Education Bus at School this week, $4 per child please pay at office
Tuesday 8th December Suter Kowhaiwhai visit leaving school at 10.00
Week 9 Fire Service visits as part of our Firewise topic
Monday 14th December Kowhai Big Day Out 
Term Dates
Term 4 finishes Wednesday 16 December

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Term 4 Week 5

Kia Ora and welcome to our blog for Week 5 of Term 4. 
This week we have heaps of examples of collaboration in our writing....

...work on doubles in maths.......

..and solving maths rich tasks.

 

We looked at the Indian festival of Diwali which took place this week and celebrated by making firework pictures.....
...looking at some traditional Indian clothes.....

...making salt dough divas.....
 

......and making our own chalk rangoli patterns.

 


Outside we caught up on our tennis skills by having a special lesson to replace the one that was rained off earlier in the term.



In No Child Left Inside we practice our bowling skills after a warm up game of chain tag. Check out the game on the video below.


video

 In Discovery Time we had a great time playing together in the shelter we made under the fort on the Junior Adventure Playground.




 We had some special end of the day treats with Esme's nana reading us some stories and also some exciting news reports from our friends.




What are we learning in Term 4 Week 6
Sounds: sounds that get confused.....b and d, th and f
Tricky Words:  with , for
Grammar: speech marks
Writing: weekend recount, narratives, The 3 Little Pigs
Maths:  Number: addition and subtraction using number walls
P.E. No Child Left Inside
Maori: classroom objects/classroom commands
Topic: King of the Castle
Art:  running stitch picture frame
ICT: Diwali Interactive Games
Reminders
Tracy is teaching Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Sam is teaching Thursday
Week 8 Life Education at School
Tuesday 8th December Suter Kowhaiwhai visit leaving school at 10.00
Week 9 Fire Service visits as part of our Firewise topic
Monday 14th December Kowhai Big Day Out 
Term Dates
Term 4 finishes Wednesday 16 December

Friday, 6 November 2015

Term 4 Week 4

Kia Ora and welcome to our blog for Week 4 of Term 4. As a new month started we have been learning  a new whakatauki:
We spotted some interesting games going on during morning tea earlier this week!

On Tuesday we had some special news from our birthday girl who proudly showed off her new ukulele to us all.
We continued our fabric work this week by working together to make fabric collage butterflies with warm and cold colours. We plan to put them up in the office area of the school so others can see them as well.

We also finished off our fabric sun project. Make sure you check them out next time you are in or outside Room 10.
There was plenty of outside activity this week with No Child Left Inside when we practiced our shot put skills.
On Thursday we had a fun packed day out and about learning about bugs and butterflies with Dean.
On Friday the weather meant we could spend much of our Discovery Time outside, including our open air shop.....
 ....and continuing our bug hunting.
 We were all really sad to say good bye to Shaelea after having her working with us in Room 10 for 4 weeks. She helped us in so many ways and we think she is already a fabulous teacher!Here are the special messages we wrote for her leaving card.
Good Bye Shaelea on PhotoPeach  
What are we learning in Term 4 Week 5
Sounds: magic 'e' with 'u' e.g cut is turned into cute
Tricky Words:  in/have
Grammar: present tense verbs using 'ing' 
Writing: weekend recount, narratives
Maths:  Number: recognising and ordering numbers to 10, 20 and 100
P.E. No Child Left Inside/ skipping
Maori: classroom objects/classroom commands
Topic: King of the Castle
Art:  running stitch picture frame
ICT: how to leave a comment on the blog
Reminders
Tracy is teaching Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Sam is teaching Thursday
Week 8 Life Education at School
Tuesday 8th December Suter Kowhaiwhai visit leaving school at 10.00
Week 9 Fire Service visits as part of Firewise topic
Monday 14th December Kowhai Big Day Out 
Term Dates
Term 4 finishes Wednesday 16 December