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
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Monday, 27 April 2015

Term 2 Week 1

Welcome back to our first blog post for Term 2. This term we will be sharing focusing on  Maori whakatauki or proverb each month and a new Maori word each week. The kupu o te wiki was kura meaning school. This is how it can be used in a sentence:
He nui taku kura.
My school is big.
The whakatauki for April is:

Sam and I are both very impressed with how the children have turned into real experts when it comes to folding and recycling their milk cartons, a great start to our Zero Waste topic
 In buddy time this week we worked with our Room 5 buddies designing and making different types of paper transport including helicopters and planes.
 As a part of our focus on the sound 'l' we created some lovely lions ......
 ...and learnt how to spell the tricky word ' look', 
 On Tuesday we had our first hockey lesson with Scotty. I was impressed by the skill level of the children and we are all looking forward to our next lesson in week 2.
 On Thursday Sam helped us to learn about probability in maths by thinking about the things that Little Red Ridinghood would, would not and might, see on her walk through the woods.

Have a listen to our counting song we were using to help us think about groups within 5 in maths this week e.g. 2+1, 2+2, 2+3. By the end of the week some of us were working with groups up to 10..well done.

In art we used the primary colours: red, yellow and blue plus the secondary colour green to make a background for out portraits.

The primary colours theme continued with blue as our colour of the week. Have a peek at all 3 primary colours in this photo show.

Red, Yellow and Blue in Room 10 on PhotoPeach
What are we learning in Term 2 Week 2
Sounds: 'b' and 'ai' as in rain
Tricky Words: was
Writing: weekend recount, descriptions
Maths: grouping numbers e.g. 5+1, 5+2. 5+3
P.E. No Child Left Inside
Maori word for the week: Akomanga, classroom
Topic: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Art: Wiggle painting 
ICT: Starfall
Colour of the week GREEN
Tracy is teaching Mon, Tues, Wed, Friday
Sam is teaching Thursday
Tuesday 2.30-3,00 Jolly Phonics Parent information session in Room 10
Wednesday 3rd June Museum trip for Maori Myths and Legends, leaving school at 12.40, helpers needed
Term Dates
Term 2 finishes Friday 3 July
Term 3 starts Monday 20th July
Term 3 finishes Friday 25th September
Term 4 starts Monday 12th October
Term 4 finishes Wednesday 16 December

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