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
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Sunday, 18 March 2012

Week 7 Term 1

In ICT this week we explored online games about healthy eating. You can play them at home by clicking on the Healthy Eating tab at the top of our blog, your child will be able to show you how to get to the games.

We had our first 2 guest readers come in on Wednesday and Thursday. Thanks for the lovely stories and for helping us to celebrate NZ Book Month. Next week we have more guest readers including some dads, our cleaner and our caretaker. It is not too late to sign up for a story telling slot, so be brave and have a go.
The story telling was a big hit with everyone in Room 11 plus some younger friends as well.
In literacy we wrote about our cat pictures. Come and read our stories on the classroom wall.
In art we added blocks of primary colours to our black wiggles that we painted last week. Next week we will be adding the finishing touches by putting texture on the painting.

On Thursday we had a special visitor, Mikey, he was very excited to be in Room 11 and even more excited about going for a  walk afterwards. We learnt lots of facts about him and made a big list of words we could use when we write a story about his visit next week. Mikey's visit helped us to remember the sounds 'd' and 'm' which we were learning.

We continued our work on digital photography by learning how to take head shots of each other from a short distance and at eye-level .

On Friday we made a card for Jessabell who has moved house and will be going to a different school. This is our special message to you Jessabell.

Our poem this week was Hey Diddle Diddle. See how many 'd' and 'm' sounds you can hear in this clip.

Sounds: g and o
Tricky words: and, went
Writing: simple recounts
Maths: before and after numbers up to 20
Inquiry: Eating For Health
Art: : wiggle painting adding texture
P.E. Catching
ICT: Digital Photography
Maori: mihi
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. What a special sign all of you made! Will's mom

  2. Thank you everyone for inviting Lukas into your classroom. He really enjoys spending time with you all