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, 29 July 2012

Week 2 Term 3

As part of the "acquiring information" stage of our Terrific Trolleys topic we have been looking at various forms of transport. In ICT we sorted types of transport according to where we would find them. Here is Sarah's work using the program Inspiration
We also wrote information reports about bikes. Here are some examples:
A bike is a form of transport that you pedal. They are for people only. In the dark your lights need to be on.
Alfie

A bike is a form of transport that you pedal. Some bikes have handle bars with streamers on. I have a green bike.
Oliver

Our poem this week helped us remember how an 'I can" attitude can help us learn to be expert bike riders.
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On Friday 2 more Room 11 friends received good work certificates in Kowhai assembly. Well done. 

In maths some of us have been learning about before and after numbers up to 20. Here we are using this knowledge to play a lily pad and frog game.
 We ended the week by making the most of the sunshine and having a play with our Room 5 buddies.

WHAT ARE WE LEARNING IN WEEK 2 TERM 3?
Tricky words: were, said
Writing: simple recounts, descriptions and information reports
Maths: numeracy: basic facts to 5 and 10
Inquiry: Terrific Trollies
Art: : Bubble printing
P.E. Folk Dancing and skipping
ICT: Tuxpaint vehicle drawing
Maori: Numbers to 10
REMINDERS
Friday: Library Day, library books must be returned on or before Friday each week.
Mon 30th/31st July and Wed August 1st Parent Teacher Interviews
Tuesday 31st July Museum visit to World Musical Instruments workshop, leave school 9.10. Helpers needed.
Friday 10th August Junior Disco, Y1-3, 6pm-9pm dress as your favourite movie character. Tickets on slae from 1st August
Tuesday 28th August Suter Visit to Malu Minar. Leave school 9.05. Back about 11.00. Helpers needed. Find out more at this link  http://www.itson.co.nz/2012/4325-malu-minar-sea-pattern-art-of-the-torres-strait




Sunday, 22 July 2012

Week 1 Term 3

Please make sure you have booked your parent/teacher interview times for week 3 of this term. The booking site is open at
 www.schoolinterviews.co.nz/homeHow
 The school code is NNBER. The last day for booking interviews is July 25th.

During the holidays Tracy put together out tessellating taniwha pictures. Come and take a look at them in Room 11 and check them out on our Kidzstuff blog
Whilst you are there also have a look at our glittery paua shell pictures that we painted after reading the Maori myth of Tangaroa's Gift.

Look at this paua shell. It is neat.
Sam
 This week we began our unit on Folk Dancing. Here we are practising the South American folk dance, Carnavalito.

On Friday we had our regular Kowhai good work assembly. Can you spot the 2 Room 11 friends who got Good Work certificates this week?

 Friday saw the arrival of the long awaited 100 Days of School celebrations in Room 11. Thank you to Thomas's mum  for putting together these photos montages for us

On this short digital movie you can see some of the work we did related to 100 Days and also some more shots of the celebration we enjoyed together.
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Thank you to everyone for your enthusiasm and support for our 100 Days celebrations.
I wish you all a happy and warm week.

WHAT ARE WE LEARNING IN WEEK 2 TERM 3?
Tricky words: there
Writing: simple recounts, descriptions and information reports
Maths: numeracy: teen and ty numbers e.g. 13 or 30
Inquiry: Terrific Trollies
Art: : Bubble printing
P.E. Folk Dancing and skipping
ICT: Sorting types of transport using Inspiration
Maori: Numbers to 10
REMINDERS
Friday: Library Day, library books must be returned on or before Friday each week.
Monday 23rd July: Dean will be teaching us, Tracy is on a course.
Mon 30th/31st July and Wed August 1st Parent Teacher Interviews
Tuesday 31st July Museum visit to World Musical Instruments workshop, leave school 9.10. Helpers needed.
Tuesday 28th August Suter Visit to Malu Minar. Leave school 9.05. Back about 11.00. Helpers needed. Find out more at this link  http://www.itson.co.nz/2012/4325-malu-minar-sea-pattern-art-of-the-torres-strait



Thursday, 5 July 2012

Week 10 Term 2

Our last week of Term 2 was both a happy and sad time. Sad because we had to say good bye to some of our friends. Firstly Ezara who has been an important part of our Room 11 family since we began back in February. Good luck in your new school Ezara and we hope we can all keep in touch through our blog.
We also said good bye and thank you to Max for working with us during the last few weeks of Term 1 and then again for the last 3 weeks of this term. The whole syndicate loved your pyjama day idea. 

Take a look at what happens in Room 11 when we forget to take our pyjamas off  when we get out of bed!

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Our poem this week was one that you will all know plus a few amusing verses that Tracy's niece sang to her on the telephone all the way from England. If you have any more fun verses please let us know.
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Please make sure you have booked your parent/teacher interview times for week 3 of next term. The booking site is open 
at www.schoolinterviews.co.nz/homeHow
 The school code is NNBER
The last day for booking interviews is July 25th.
WHAT ARE WE LEARNING IN WEEK 1 TERM 3?
Tricky words: made/make
Writing: simple recounts, descriptions and information reports
Maths: numeracy: number patterns to 10
Inquiry: 100 Days of School/ Terrific Trollies
Art: : Junk printing:bikes
P.E. Folk Dancing
ICT: 100 Days activities
Maori: Numbers to 10
REMINDERS
Friday: Library Day, library books must be returned on or before Friday each week.
Mon 16th  July start of Term 3 
100 Days of School Celebration Friday 20th July
Mon 30th/31st July and Wed August 1st Parent Teacher Interviews
Tuesday 31st July Museum visit to World Musical Instruments workshop, leave school 9.10. Helpers needed.
Tuesday 28th August Suter Visit to Malu Minar. Leave school 9.05. Back about 11.00. Helpers needed. Find out more at this link  http://www.itson.co.nz/2012/4325-malu-minar-sea-pattern-art-of-the-torres-strait