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, 18 October 2015

Term 4 Week 1

Kia ora and welcome to our first blog of Term 4. Our Whakatauki for October is....

Our first week back started with a Powhiri to welcome Whaea Pip into her role as our new Principal.
We loved her korowai, or cloak, but she does not always wear it. We are wondering if she will wear it at our  Powhiri for the school inspectors visiting next week

Our rich task in maths looked at rakhi bracelets that are worn by people in India. We had to work out different ways of arranging 9 dots of 3 different colours without the same colours touching.

Look at all the different combinations we found. I wonder what would happen if we did the same thing with 4 colours and 12 dots?

We have started our inquiry topic called 'King of the Castle". First of all we are learning about different types on materials and how they can be joined together and then we are going to use our learning to make a dragon friend for Doodle our Room 10 dragon who is feeling lonely. Then in pairs we are going to design and make castles. Here are some of the objects we found in class made of fabric, paper, foam, metal, wood and plastic. Can you find something made from each of these materials at home?

We have a new teacher for our weekly No Child Left Inside sports lesson. His name is Brody and he had some really cool ideas to help us learn about long jump.

Later in the week we had the first of 4 tennis lessons with Andre. We listened really carefully and all had a great "I can" attitude. We are looking forward to next week's lesson.

Now that the weather is getting warmer we are enjoying having our milk and story time outside. This is us at the end of last term , but now we all have our hats on to keep us 'Sun Safe".
It has been lovely to have Shaelea with us in class, she is very good at reading stories and helps us with our reading and writing. We are all so pleased that you are with us for another 3 weeks Shaelea.

The week ended with the much anticipated Mask Parade. Well done all of our Nelson Central friends, you were amazing. Despite a very long wait at the start and the wind blowing masks away you all had a big smile on your face still when we got to the end.

What are we learning in Term 4 Week 2
Sounds: magic 'e' with 'a' e.g cap is turned into cape
Tricky Words: there/was
Grammar: colour adjectives
Writing: weekend recount, narratives
Maths: basic facts to 5 and 10 and 2D shape
P.E. No Child Left Inside/ tennis/ skipping
Maori: classroom objects
Topic: King of the Castle
Art:  Thread Pulling and paper weaving
ICT: Inspiration, sorting materials
Tracy is teaching Monday,Tuesday  and Friday
Sam is teaching Wednesday and Thursday
Shaelea is teaching with us until the end of Week 4
Week 3: Kowhai ckae stll fundraiser for Big Day Out at end of the term
Suter Kowhaiwhai visit Tuesday 8th December leaving school at 10.00
Term Dates
Term 4 starts Monday 12th October
Term 4 finishes Wednesday 16 December

1 comment:

  1. Lovely colourful bracelets made by room 10. And what a joy to watch them in the Masked Parade! "I want candy too!" Proud mum



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