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, 1 April 2012

Week 9 , Term 1

In week 9 we had a special visit from some of our Montessori friends and teachers. We sang a dinosaur song, had a dinosaur story and made dinosaur pictograms. Thanks for coming to visit us.
Our NZ Book Month activities continued with more story times from parents, school staff and even student teachers.

On Friday the whole school dressed up as a book character. See how many characters you know in this clip.
Book Character Dress Up Day Room 11 2012 on PhotoPeach
Our maths focus for this week was statistics and pictograms. Come and have a look at the pictograms on the classroom wall.
In ICT we used Tuxpaint to reproduce our wiggle pictures that we had painted in art. Watch out for both bits of art work on the Kidzstuff blog later this week.
In week 8 we had used Tuxpaint to make a poster reminding us to eat at least 5 portions of fruit and vegetables a day. Something to remember when preparing food for our Kowhai shared healthy kai on Tuesday
Our poem also reminded us of how important fruit and vegetables are.
On Thursday Thomas brought in an interesting seed that looked like half a spinning sycamore seed. This resulted in us making our own paper helicopter spinners and seeing how they flew. Afterwards we wrote about our helicopters. Unfortunately the video clips below are a bit blurry but it gives you an idea of what we got up to.

Sounds: f and b
Tricky words: all, be
Writing: simple recounts
Maths: skip counting in 5's
Inquiry: Eating For Health
Art: : primary and secondary colour mixing
P.E. Catching
ICT: Digital Photography, online healthy eating games
Maori: mihi
Friday: Library Day, library books must be returned on or before Friday each week.
Kowhai shared healthy kai Tuesday 3rd April
Thursday 5th April: Last day of Term 1
Monday 23rd April: Start of Term 2
Tuesday 22nd May Suter visit to Angus Rita exhibition, leave school 9.05, parents needed.


  1. Wow room 11! You all look so fantastic dressed as your favourite book characters. I bet you all had a really wonderful day.

  2. You all looked FABULOUS on book character day - it was like the books had come to life in Room 11 :)

  3. Wow you have all finished term number one! How much fun was that? I have really enjoyed being in class with you all on Tuesday mornings. Have a wonderful Easter Holiday everyone and a well deserved rest for your amazing teacher.

    see you next term room 11