Sunday, 21 May 2017

Taipa Sand Dune trip

We have been learning about the importance of protecting the sand dunes. Annabelle Giorgetti helped us to organise a trip to the sand dunes. We went to Taipa beach where we met up with Laura and Rachael from the Northland Regional Council. We learnt how to identify the native plants that we need in the sand dunes and how to identify and pull out the weeds.

We learnt about the bird and animal life that depend on the sand dunes. 

Jo Shanks from CBEC was there too. We learnt about how important it is to not litter and to pick up all pieces of rubbish that we find at the beach as the tiny bits can be just as dangerous to sea animals as the bigger pieces. 


We are learning about shapes.

We are learning to say what shape they are, how many sides they have, how many corners they have, are they thick or thin, what colour they are and do they have straight sides or curvy. 

Heidi and Soul-Jah put their shapes together to make different patterns.

Then we practised what we had learnt with our shape patterns and paint stamps. Fun!

'Wish I was' dress up day.

We dressed up and gave a gold coin donation to raise money for the "Make a wish" foundation.

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Kaitiaki of Others -Have you filled a bucket today?

We have been learning about being Kaitiaki (kind and caring) to others. 
We read the story  - Have you filled a bucket today. This gave us lots to think about. 

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We identified ways that we could fill people's buckets to make them feel good and to make us feel good too!

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We decided to make a chocolate slice to take home to share with our whanau. We invited Nga Ringa to join us too. We had fun working with this class. 


We cooked it in the oven. Then made icing for it. We put sprinkles on the top too. 

We also decorated cards and wrote to our whanau at home. We wrote about how they do nice things for us at home.

When we wrapped up our slice and took them home. We couldn't wait to share them with our whanau.

Hope you enjoyed them whanau :)

Wednesday, 1 February 2017


Making Play dough.
Nag Ringa came to visit our class so we could make play dough for our classes together. 
First we had to read the recipie. 

Then we had turns at adding the ingredients. 

We had to be Kaitiaki of ourselves and wait patiently for our turns even though we were very excited and couldn't wait!

We were Kaitiaki of others when we made sure that everyone got a turn at stirring the play dough. 

When we had finished cooking we had to divide the play dough evenly between the people in the group. If there was 4 tamariki in our group we divided the play dough into quarters. This was 4 even pieces. 

If there was 3 tamariki in our group we had to divide it into thirds. This was 3 even pieces.

Then we had lots of fun playing with our new play dough.

Once we had finished we were Kaitiaki of our environment and gave our class a good tidy up. 

Once we were tidy we did some writing about our colourful and sticky play dough.
What lots of fun we are having while learning. 



What a fun way to start the year. We read a shared book about bubbles. Then we read it by our selves. We got some bubble mixture and went outside with Nga Ringa. We had lots of fun trying to catch the bubbles. Some went up very high. Some landed on us and POPPED!

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After this we went back to class and wrote about bubbles. 
We are authors.

What a fun day had by all.