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.

Friday, 31 July 2015

Term 3 Week 2

On Tuesday we went to the Nelson Museum for a workshop on Maori Myths and Legends, fitting trip for Te Wiki of Te Maori. First of all we were greeted by Nicki with a mihi and a waiata.  2 of our Room 10 friends shared their pepeha in response and then we sang the waiata Tutiro Mai Nga Iwi
 Nicki told us some familiar Maori myths using pictures and books. Then she shared the local story of the Pelorus dolphin by using a tukutuku panel.
 We showed our excellent audience skills throughout the whole session..well done tamariki.
 After the final octopus or wheke legend we made our own colourful wheke from pipecleaners.


We continued our Te Reo focus by learning how to count to 10. We made this video as part of a whole school challenge. Have a look at all the challenge or wero entries on our new NCS Te Reo Maori blog at http://tereomaorincs.blogspot.co.nz/
video

 Jane had us jumping through hoops in P.E. this week.


 In news some we were treated to a viewing of a rather spectacular homemade boat.

We introduced a new reading rotation activity this week using pictures and word cards to help us write a story.

As usual we finished the week with a fun packed, creative Discovery Time. 

Discovery Room 10 Term 3 Week 2 on PhotoPeach
What are we learning in Term 3 Week 3
Sounds: medial 'a' e.g cat, map, van
Tricky Words:  we/had
Grammar: Alphabet lower case and upper case
Writing: weekend recount, reports
Maths: counting in 2's and 5's measuring time
P.E. No Child Left Inside
Maori word for the week: numbers
Topic: Buried Treasure
Art:  Giant dinosaur foot prints
ICT: Interactive Time games
Reminders
Tracy is teaching Monday,Tuesday and Friday
Sam is teaching Wednesday and Thursday 
Week 4 is parent teacher interview week, book online, details in school newsletters
Dinosaur museum visit Tues 8th or Wed 9th September, date to be confirmed
Term Dates
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, 26 July 2015

Term 3 Week 1

Term 3 has started with a bang as we celebrated 100 Days of School. Through out the week we worked on a range of different 100 activities ranging from art doodles, to apps to age our faces and of course plenty of maths activities.

Our maths rich task saw us working out how many children we would need to show 100 fingers.

Take a look at some more of our 100 Days fun on this slide show. Don't forget to check out the great 100 ideas that were sent in from home..a great effort, well done to everyone who had a go!
100 Days of School in Room 10 on PhotoPeach
As usual we had some very interesting items shared during news time, like this homemade birds nest complete with eggs!
More 100 Days activities found their way into Discovery Time.

Discovery Time in Room 10 Week 1 Term 3 on PhotoPeach  
In our P.E. lesson with Jane we learnt some new parachute games.
Finally we ended the week with a special play on the big adventure playground with our Room 5 buddies.

What are we learning in Term 3 Week 2
Sounds: ar as in car
Tricky Words:  was
Grammar: Alphabet lower case and upper case
Writing: weekend recount, reports
Maths: odd and even numbers and measuring time
P.E. No Child Left Inside
Maori word for the week: Mihi, legends and visit to the museum
Topic: Buried Treasure
Art:  Giant dinosaur foot prints
ICT: Interactive Time games
Reminders
Tracy is teaching Monday,Tuesday and Friday
Sam is teaching Wednesday and Thursday 
Tuesday 28th July: Myths and Legends visit to Nelson Museum. Leave school 10.40. Helpers needed
Week 4 is parent teacher interview week, book online, details in school newsletters
Dinosaur museum visit in week 9
Term Dates
Term 3 starts Monday 20th July
Term 3 finishes Friday 25th September
Term 4 starts Monday 12th October
Term 4 finishes Wednesday 16 December

Saturday, 18 July 2015

Term 2 Week 11

What an amazing term we have had and we ended it with a fantastic class outing to the Eric Carle workshop at Nelson Library. An enormous thank you to all the adults who came along, it felt like a real family day out with our walk there and back, morning tea and lunch picnics and of course some spectacular art work. Take a look at what we got up to:

Room 10 at the Eric Carle Workshop on PhotoPeach
We also finished off the terms art focus on printing by completing our Eric Carle Hungry Caterpillar prints and learning how to make a reflection by printing. Watch out for these pictures going up in the class next week.


On Friday we built tents and bird boxes along with many other creations. Take a look at them below along with some Mine Craft pictures we made with our Room 5 buddies.
Discovery Time Week 11 Term 2 on PhotoPeach
What are we learning in Term 3 Week 1
Sounds: eu and er
Tricky Words:  he
Grammar: Alphabet
Writing: weekend recount, reports
Maths: 100 Days of School theme
P.E. No Child Left Inside
Maori word for the week: Mihi, legends and colours
Topic: Buried Treasure
Art:  How to Draw a Dinosaur
ICT: Age Your Face app
Reminders
Tracy is teaching Monday,Tuesday and Wednesday
Sam is teaching Thursday and Friday
Friday is the 100th day of school!
Tuesday 28th July: Myths and Legends visit to Nelson Museum. Leave school 10.40. Helpers needed
Week 4 is parent teacher interview week, book online, details in school newsletters
Dinosaur museum visit, date to be confirmed
Term Dates
Term 3 starts Monday 20th July
Term 3 finishes Friday 25th September
Term 4 starts Monday 12th October
Term 4 finishes Wednesday 16 December

Term 2 Week 10




Welcome to our Week 10 blog. This week we have changed they way we are doing our ICT lessons and have put the whole class together in one session. Here we are working in pairs to create some pretty scary taniwhas

We had a visit from the community police officer who helped with Keeping Ourselves Safe topic.


In maths we practiced different ways of forming numbers correctly.....
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....and Sam taught us all about positional maths using the Hairy McLary book Scatter Cat and some good words like: under, over, next to, between, behind and in front of .

With Jane we had another energetic and fun Fundamental Skills lesson with some more of her clever equipment.



As always we have been hard at work on letter formation and spelling Tricky Words.



Our creativity flowed in Discovery Time and plenty of good of examples of the Key Competencies of  Relating to Others and Managing Self were spotted.


 Our week ended in a warm and snuggly Pyjama Day.

As this blog post is a bit delayed there are no notices included.