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, 26 August 2012

Week 6 Term 3

This week was Maree's first full week with us. She has very quickly become a valuable member of our Room 11 family. Here she is sharing her mihi with the children and teaching them how to count in Maori.
Our report writing this week was about the kiwi bird and we were very lucky to be able to look at and touch a real kiwi lent to us by Dave from Room 2.
A kiwi is a bird but it can not fly. It only lives in New Zealand and we are lucky to have kiwi's
By Alfie

On Wednesday we had an impromptu Futsal lesson as a spare session was available and we jumped at the chance to be outside on a sunny day. As you can see from the clip below we all had heaps of fun and burned off loads of energy. We have another Futsal session this Tuesday.
Futsal Room 11 Nelson Central School on PhotoPeach

After acquiring lots of knowledge about wheels and axles over the last few weeks we put all this into practise by starting to make our own junk trolleys....look at how they are developing.
Our big book this week was The Hare and The Tortoise. We had a go at making models of the animals in the story and photographing them.

Wishing you all a safe and happy week and I hope to see lots of you on our Suter trip this Tuesday.

WHAT ARE WE LEARNING IN WEEK 7 TERM 3?
Tricky words: before
Grammar:Capital letters
Writing: simple recounts, descriptions and information reports about sharks
Maths: numeracy: number that add together to make 5 and 10
Inquiry: Terrific Trolleys
Art: : Glue Printing
P.E. Folk Dancing and skipping
ICT: Tuxpaint sharks and Roy The Zebra games online
Maori: Numbers to 10
REMINDERS
Friday: Library Day, library books must be returned on or before Friday each week.
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
Week 9 Kowhai Trolley Derby
Week 10 Folk Dancing Display
Term 3 ends 28th September
Term 4 starts 15th October

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Week 5 Term 3

Take a look at us hanging out our Peace Doves during week 4. I hope you got chance to see them before the rain came.

This week was a bit sad for us all as we have had to say goodbye to Isabella who is moving out of the area. This means we are now a small group of just 14 but some more children will be starting visits with us later this term. 

I loved the ukulele performance that we were treated to on Thursday and was so impressed by the way the boys supported each other with this. Keep up the great work.

For printing this week we worked as a team to make a beautiful rainbow using handprints.......with surprisingly little mess. Thanks to Thomas's mum and uncle who helped us with this.



Our report writing focus this week was on tuataras. One of the sources of information we used for this came from our poem of the week based on the book Ten Tuatara.

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In ICT we learned how to leave comments on our buddies blog. I will be ready for an influx of comments on our class blog when your children show you their new found skill. Here is Lily's comment to her Room 11 friends.
I hope everyone likes watching Harold the Giraffe, because I went in the truck and we saw him and he was singing. And there were stars in the truck. From Lily. Room 11 

I will be out of the classroom Wednesday morning just until morning tea and Michelle will be taking the children again for this session.

Finally, next week we will be joined by Maree, who will be doing a 5 week teaching placement with us. She has already spent 2 mornings with us getting to know the children and our routines. Maree is a 2nd year teaching student and has too school age boys of her own. I know we are all going to have a fun five week's together and will benefit from her ideas and experiences


WHAT ARE WE LEARNING IN WEEK 6 TERM 3?
Tricky words: before
Grammar: Nouns
Writing: simple recounts, descriptions and information reports
Maths: numeracy: basic addition and subtraction facts
Inquiry: Terrific Trolleys
Art: : Peg printing
P.E. Folk Dancing and skipping
ICT: Tuxpaint Tuataras and Roy The Zebra games online
Maori: Numbers to 10
REMINDERS
Friday: Library Day, library books must be returned on or before Friday each week.
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
Term 3 ends 28th September
Term 4 starts 15th October


Saturday, 11 August 2012

Week 4 Term 3

This week we have been blowing, printing and writing about bubbles.

At school I blew bubbles. I popped bubbles and the girls had a turn. Those bubbles were big. Some bubbles are different shapes. Some bubbles are small.
Rohitash 7.8.12

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We had two sessions in the Life Education trailer with Victoria and Harold the giraffe who helped us to think about all the things that make us special and how to look after our friends. Here is a play dough picture of Harold and a giraffe friend.
Watch this slide show to see what happens inside the Life Education trailer.
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On Friday we practised skipping with our buddies from Room 5.
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          Friday night was the much anticipated Junior disco. Great fun was 
          had by all and well done parents for coming along and supporting us.

WHAT ARE WE LEARNING IN WEEK 5 TERM 3?
Tricky words: your/now
Writing: simple recounts, descriptions and information reports
Maths: numeracy: basic addition and subtraction facts
Inquiry: Terrific Trolleys
Art: : Food printing
P.E. Folk Dancing and skipping
ICT: Leaving Comments on a blog
Maori: Numbers to 10
REMINDERS
Friday: Library Day, library books must be returned on or before Friday each week.
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
Term 3 ends 28th September
Term 4 starts 15th October

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Week 3 Term 3

We had our first trip of Term 3 on Tuesday. We went to the museum to learn about some very interesting musical instruments from all around the world. Thank you to all the parents who came along to help, especially with the obstacle ridden walk to and from the museum!

World Musical Instruments Room 11 Nelson Central School August 2012 on PhotoPeach
Watch this video of us playing the instruments in our world orchestra.

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We  continued acquiring information for our Terrific Trolleys topic by looking carefully at some of our own toys that had wheels. We drew them using Tuxpaint, made them out of play dough and wrote a description of them.


On Thursday we had some special visitors who are studying English at NMIT. They were government officials from Laos, Timor Leste and Cambodia. As well as joining in with our reading rotation they taught us how to say hello in their languages.
Hello in Loa is sabaidee
Hello in Portuguese, one of the languages spoken in Timor Leste is bom dia
Hello in Khmer, the language spoken in Cambodia is sour sdey



WHAT ARE WE LEARNING IN WEEK 2 TERM 3?
Tricky words: after/came
Writing: simple recounts, descriptions and information reports
Maths: numeracy: doubles and halves
Inquiry: Terrific Trolleys
Art: : Bubble printing
P.E. Folk Dancing and skipping
ICT: Transport Games
Maori: Numbers to 10
REMINDERS
Friday: Library Day, library books must be returned on or before Friday each week.
Friday 10th August Junior Disco, Y1-3, 6pm-9pm dress as your favourite movie character. Tickets on sale outside the library before and after school
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
Term 3 ends 28th September
Term 4 starts 15th October