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.

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Week 6 Term 1

On Monday Grove Street Kindy came for a visit to see what it is like at big school. We taught them lots of maths games including 1-10 bingo.
We finished our manadala that we were making to help us think about the children in Nepal that we raised money for on Purple Cake Day. It also helped us to realise how we can achieve much more when we work as a team.
We started our unit on digital photography with the help of Katarina, a visiting German teacher. Our first task was to take a photo of a friend from a middle distance, using a bird's eye view. We will be evaluating our results next week before taking close up portrait shots of our friends.
This month is NZ Book Month and every child will be receiving a $5 book voucher. We will be doing a number of activities to celebrate this including a book character dress up day on Friday 30th March and inviting parents and whanau to read an end of day story to us..look out for the sign up list on our notice board. In ICT we made our own book marks using this program from National Geographic http://www.nationalgeographic.com/bookmarkfactory/
In maths we have continued to look at patterns within 5, pop into class and see all the different ways we found of making 5 on our hands.
We also worked on our knowledge of backward number sequencing, counting back from 10 and from 20. We made rockets to show our learning ......
......and had great fun each day practicing with this counting down from 20 song.

Just incase it sounds like it was all work and no play in Room 11 last week take a look at this racing car creation produced during the lunch break.

Finally here is the poem from last week. It helped us to learn about words that rhymed with 'wall' and focused on the 'h' sound.
Sounds: m and d
Tricky words: are , like
Writing: simple recounts
Maths: before and after numbers up to 20
Inquiry: Eating For Health
Art: : wiggle painting with primary colours
P.E. Catching
ICT: Tuxpaint
Maori: greetings and classroom instructions
Friday: Library Day, library books must be returned on or before Friday each week.
Week beginning 26th March: Parent/Teacher interviews
Friday 30th March Book Character Dress Up Day
Kowhai shared healthy kai Tuesday 3rd April
Thursday 5th April: Last day of Term 1
Monday 23rd April: Start of Term 2

1 comment:

  1. Hello room 11. Thank you for letting me join you this morning. I had so much fun. I enjoyed your tricky word work and your magic words.
    I LIKE spending time with you guys so much that I am going to come back next Tuesday too.

    Thank you for all my cuddles when we said goodbye.
    Thomas' Mummy