We are a Year 1 class at Nelson Central School, Nelson, New Zealand. Most of us are 5 years old,
except for Tracy our teacher who is a bit 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, 6 February 2012

Week 1 Term 1

Welcome to our for Room 11 2012 blog. This blog tells you what we have been learning during the previous week and what we will be doing the following week. There is also a reminders section at the end for events coming up over the rest of this term.

On Wednesday this week there was alot of excitement, and a little bit of nervousness, as we arrived at school for the start of a new year. We started with 12 friends and by the end of the week we were up to 13. Some more friends will be joining us over the next few weeks until we reach our capacity of 18 children. Can you recognise any of our friends sharing morning tea together in the sunshine?
We worked on hearing, recognising and writing the sound 's' this week. As part of this we painted some rather sssscary ssssspiders!!! Watch out for them crawling up our classroom wall later on in the week.
Here we are painting the web of the spiders.

Each week we have a focus poem linked to our sounds work, inquiry topic, or some other significant event. This week it was all about starting  a new year at school. \Have a listen to out first voice recording and thank you very much to Jasmin for supplying the lovely picture.

Sounds: i and t,  
Tricky words: to, I
Writing: simple recounts
Maths: Numeracy: counting to 10 then 20, before and after numbers
Art: : painting, turtle pictures
P.E. catching (swimming?)
ICT: Who Am I ? poster
Maori: greetings and classroom instructions
Friday: Library Day, library books must be returned on or before Friday each week.
Monday 13th March: 7-9pm Kowhai Meet The Teacher meeting
Friday March 9th: School Photo Day
Week beginning 26th March: Parent/Teacher interviews
Thursday 5th April: Last day of Term 1
Monday 23rd April: Start of Term 2


  1. Hello Room 11. It looks like you have been enjoying your first few days of school with Tracy. I can't wait to see everything else that you will be doing this year.

    Sarah (Jasmin's mum)

  2. Kia ora Room 11! Your sssssscary ssssssspiders look spectacular, super and smashing. What great poem reading - I am looking forward to hearing your next recording.

    Maree (Connor's mum)

  3. Hello everyone in Room 11.
    ** Wow you have already completed your first two weeks at school!**
    We know you have all been having so much fun because you all have huge smiles on your faces when we come to collect you. Its true...School is cool! We cant wait to read more posts on your class blog.
    Victoria and Ian (Thomas' Mummy and Daddy)