Thursday, March 22, 2018

Treemendous Teamwork

This week we have been thinking about and planning our class contribution for the school Treemendous paved space. Today we had a go at choosing and placing items we use daily in kiwi hub, into a pattern, to see what our pavers could look like. We worked with a learning buddy to practise our value of the term: Teamwork. 

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Spelling fun.

Whoever said that spelling is boring is wrong! We had lots of fun outside today practising our spelling words. Everyone was engaged and was concentrating hard on getting the right letters down. Good work Room 12!

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Exploring before and after.

As part of our Measurement and Number units we have been exploring the concepts of smallest to biggest, next, after, 1 more and 1 less. We have been manipulating materials and 'playing' games to increase our understanding of the terminology. Today we worked on identifying and ordering numbers to 10. Once we got the order sorted we played a game where we had to put objects in the bag 'next to 6' , 'after 9' or in the bag '1 less than 5' etc.
We had lots of fun and are understanding what these terms mean a lot better!

Friday, February 9, 2018


Our Value of the term for term 1 is Teamwork. This week we have been looking at what Teamwork involves- cooperating and contributing rather than competing. We have been doing all sorts of activities to explore the value and benefits of working together- and to develop our literacy skills at the same time! 

The power of two!

Working as groups of five- now there's a challenge!

Working as a team involves talking and listening to each other, sharing equipment, taking turns and working for the common good...

and the results and smiles are worth it!

Thursday, February 1, 2018

A great start to 2018

Welcome to Room 12.

The new school year is well underway with lots of learning already taking place, and lots of energy and enthusiasm being shown by all the children! 

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Skip counting in fives.

On these lovely sunny days we are doing a whole lot of maths outside with Room 11. One of the activities we can choose from is skip counting in 5's. Here we are learning to go all the way to 200, in 5's!

Monday, November 13, 2017

Basketball with Brendan

Today we had the first of three special basketball lessons with Brendan. There will be follow up sessions on the next two Tuesday afternoons.
Today we practiced controlling the ball. We threw it up and tried to catch it, tried our hand at dribbling and even got some initial shooting practice. We finished the session with a game which was lots of fun. Roll on next Tuesday!