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, 28 April 2012

Week 1 Term 2

We began the first week of Term 2 by remembering all the soldiers who have fought to keep our country safe. We made our own Room 11 poppy wreath and laid it with the otherwreaths and crosses from Nelson Central classes. We learnt more about ANZAC day in assembly and listened to the Last Post being played. Did you see us on the front page of the Nelson Mail?

We welcomed Talia, our student teacher into our Room 11 family and she has made a great hit with us all already.
On Tuesday we had a special hockey skills lesson with Aaron. We learnt lots and as you can see from the photo movie below there is definitely some budding hockey talent in Room 11. A flier was sent home with information about out of school hockey lessons. If you did not get this there are still a few in class.
In art we finished off our flower pictures showing our learning about primary, secondary and complimentary colours. Look out for them on display in the classroom and on our Kidzstuff blog.
In our writing lessons we began learning about descriptions by describing an animal or pet. First of all we did a shared description of Jasper. As he was not able to come to school on Tracy's bike he made us a little movie so we could learn more about him.
Our poem this week also had a cat theme.
We made a start on our Zero Waste Classroom inquiry topic by setting the scene and recording what we already know about waste.

Then we looked at all the waste we had collected in one day in Room 11. Next week we will start thinking what we can do to reduce this even more.

Sounds: oa as in road and ie as in pie
Tricky words: with come
Writing: simple recounts and descriptions
Maths: numeracy: measuring time
Inquiry: Our Zero Waste Classroom
Art: : autumn leave pastel drawings
P.E. Cross Country
ICT: Digital Photography, tuxpaint flowers
Maori: days of the week
Friday: Library Day, library books must be returned on or before Friday each week.
Tues 1st May 7-9pm Prospective Parents Evening, tell your friends
Wed 2nd May trip to York landfill and Reuse Centre
Mon 7th - Fri 11th May SCIENCE WEEK
Tuesday 22nd May Suter visit to Angus Rita exhibition, leave school 9.05, parents needed.
Fri June 1st: Whole School Cross Country event in the afternoon, parents welcome
Mon 4th June: Queen's Birthday, no school
Thurs 14th June: Museum visit to Maori myths and legends workshop
Fri 29th June end of Term 2
Mon 16th  July start of Term 3 


  1. Room 11 is doing such fantastic work - well done everybody. I think your flowers are so beautiful.

    Sarah (Jasmin's mum)

  2. Hello everyone in room 11.
    Your classroom is looking so colourful with all of your work displayed. I especially like the flowers - great work. I had so much fun helping you with the listening books on Tuesday. Have you walked passed any hissing bushes this week? I wonder what we will read next week?
    Enjoy your week