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.

Monday, 22 June 2015

Term 2 Week 9

This week involved much learning connected to the Maori New Year celebration of Matariki. Our whakatauki for the month also reflected this theme.


Take a look at the Hangi and the Kowhai performance of the Matariki Macaerena in this movie.

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Our big book this week, Haere Atu, also taught us some new words in te reo.
In maths we had great fun comparing how much water different sizes and shapes of containers could hold. There were some big surprises, we learnt that the tallest container does not always hold the most water!


=We have been practicing writing our sounds of the week on whiteboards and on paper, and continue to work on using the correct pencil grip.


Room 10 Week 9 Term 2 Discovery and Sport on PhotoPeach
What are we learning in Term 2 Week 10
Sounds: th and qu
Tricky Words:  with and very
Writing: weekend recount, descriptions
Maths: before and after numbers to 10 and 20
P.E. No Child Left Inside
Maori word for the week: Atea
Topic: Knowing What To Do
Art:  caterpillars
ICT: basic word processing
Reminders
Sam is teaching Wednesday  and Thursday
Tracy is teaching Monday,Tuesday and Friday
Pyjama Day: Friday of Week 10
Wednesday 1st July Visit to the Nelson Library for an Eric Carle art session run by the Suter, leaving school at 10.30 and having morning tea on the way. 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

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Term 2 , Week 7 and 8

This blog shows you some of the highlights from the last 2 weeks. Our whakatauki for June is based around the Maori New Year festival of Matariki


We have also learnt 2 new Maori kupu to add to our growing vocabulary.


We continued our Matariki theme in art when we used sponges to print the 7 Matariki stars surrounded by a kowhaiwhai pattern.


In drama we re-enacted the Matariki legend and then wrote about it using a 3 part plan to help our thinking.


In maths we made our own counting backwards patterns showing off how we can count backwards from 10 and with a bit of help from 20.


Sam taught us a new adding with 5 game called Murtle the Turtle.
 Our news groups are going well with some good sharing of ideas and well thought out questions.
We are building up a great kete of words we can read and spell through our weekly Tricky Word practice.

On Friday we enthusiastically took part in the whole school cross country ...finishing just before the rain set in.

Discovery: Week 7 and 8 in Room 10 on PhotoPeach

What are we learning in Term 2 Week 9
Sounds: ch and th
Tricky Words:  with and very
Writing: weekend recount, descriptions
Maths: before and after numbers to 10 and Matariki maths
P.E. No Child Left Inside
Maori word for the week: 
Topic: Zero Waste
Art:  printing butterflies
ICT: ipad writing aps
Colour of the week:Primary Colours
Reminders
Sam is teaching Thursday and Friday
Tracy is teaching Monday,Tuesday and Wednesday
Friday 12th June Whole School Cross Country event in the afternoon.
Pyjama Day: Friday of Week 10
Wednesday 1st July Visit to the Nelson Library for an Eric Carle art session run by the Suter, leaving school at 10.30 and having morning tea on the way. 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

Monday, 1 June 2015

Term 2 Week 6


Welcome to our Week 6 blog post.


Te kupu o te wiki

Our poem this week linked to the sound 'w' that we were practicing. Take a listen to our Worms Wiggle poem.
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On Wednesday Sebbie's mum helped us to draw pictures for using on our art panel in the Junior Adventure Playground. We learnt how to draw kingfishers and some of the food they might eat.



 Sam helped us to understand more about capacity by sharing the story of Mr Archimedes' Bath.
 We are getting very skilled at our high frequency words and thinking about tall and short letters.

 

On Thursday Sarah from the Environment Centre came to visit us again. This time she helped us to learn how we can have a zero waste lunch box.




Our sports lesson with Jane was, as always,packed with energy and fun




On Friday in our maths rich task we investigated the different ways we could pay for a $1 juicy.


It is great to see everyone so focused on their reading at browse box times.


This week in Discovery Time we watched a video of the story ' How Full is Your Bucket" and then we tried to fill as many people's buckets as we could

Finally, we hope you enjoy this week's Discovery Time slide show. We certainly love reading all your comments, thank you.

Discovery Time Room 10 Week 6 on PhotoPeach

What are we learning in Term 2 Week 7
Sounds: v and oo
Tricky Words:   have
Writing: weekend recount, descriptions
Maths: doubles to 10 and then 20
P.E. No Child Left Inside
Maori word for the week: Papa Takaro meaning Playground
Topic: Zero Waste
Art:  printing butterflies
ICT: 
Colour of the week Grey
Reminders
Sam is teaching Thursday
Tracy is teaching Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Cross Country Training continues, remember to send sensible footwear
Wednesday 3rd June Museum trip for Maori Myths and Legends, leaving school at 12.40, helpers needed, please sign up on the list on the class notice board
Friday 12th June Whole School Cross Country event in the afternoon.
Wednesday 1st July Visit to the Nelson Library for an Eric Carle art session run by the Suter.leaving school at 10.30 and having morning tea on the way.
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