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.

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Week 3 Term 1

We are very excited about our new Room 11 Kidz Stuff blog. This is available at http://room112012kidzstuff.blogspot.co.nz/ or can be navigated to via the kidzstuff link in the right hand side bar of this blog. It allows you to look at a growing collection of work from any of our Room 11 friends by simply clicking on their name. Here are some examples of what you will see if you take a look today.

Last week we were learning about the sound 'i' and 'p'. We had a ppppppink pppppig to help us cook some yummy pppppopcorn.
On Tuesday we had a very special Valentines Day. Will explained how his friends and family in America celebrate Valentines and shared gifts and treats with all the class.

Our maths looked at sorting different colours of hearts on a bar graph and ordering different sizes of hearts to make a concentric hreat pattern and message.
There was also some flowers for Tracy from a rather cool looking dude!!
Every week we have a focus number that we spend 5 minutes on each morning. Take a look at our number 2 display. We love it if our friends bring in something from home linked to the number. Maybe you can send in something when the secret number is revealed on Monday. What do yout hink it will be?????
As well as letter sounds we are learning to read and spell some of the 'Tricky Words'. Playdough is a big favourite for making the words. This one was done by Jasmin and Jaz.
We had a surprise visitor last Monday. He seemed very happy wondering around looking at all the activities to choose from and eventually settled for making Tricky Words from magnetic letters. We called him Blackie. I wonder if he will come back next week for some more spelling practice?
Sounds: n and c
Tricky words: my , a
Writing: simple recounts
Maths: Numeracy number patterns up to 10
Inquiry: Eating For Health
Art: : painting, cats
P.E. Swimming Thursday, Friday
ICT: Inspiration: helathy and unhealthy food
Maori: greetings and classroom instructions
Friday: Library Day, library books must be returned on or before Friday each week.
Wednesday 22nd February: Jolly Phonics Parent Workshop 7-8.30 Room 11
Monday 27th February: 5.30 School Summer Picnic on front field
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. Thomas,s Nanny and Grandad (England)20 February 2012 at 06:18

    Hello room 11
    Well what an exciting time you have had in your first few weeks at school .It was great to see the pictures you have drawn ,and we liked looking at the stick insect .looking forward to seeing the paintings of the cat .

  2. Wow what a busy week you have all had, pppppigs, pppppopcorn, sssscary sssspiders and SSSSWIMMING!!!

    Looking forward to seeing this weeks work.

    Have fun everyone and enjoy your week.