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.

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
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


  1. Wow futsal looks like heaps of fun! It seems like you have had an awesome week. Great story about kiwi Alfie.

  2. Wow everyone thank you for making Thomas' 6th Birthday so very special. He told us all about his Happy Birthday song in sign language and he loved all his Birthday hugs too! Hope you liked the popcorn.
    Enjoy the rest if your week.
    Love Victoria