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, 3 November 2012

Week 3 Term 4

This week in our ICT slot Tania helped us to learn how to use the macro mode on the digital camera to take close up shots. Sarah took this photo of a butterfly wing from one of our class puzzles.
Will took this close up of a flower in the school garden
We have had lots of fun in maths. We made our own resource to help us count backwards after listening to the counting song  "5 Little Speckled Frogs".
Another one of our activities in maths this was to make pictures using blocks that matched photos on a set of cards.
On Thursday we had a go at simple paper weaving, thank you to all the parents who helped us out with this. Everyone had a great "I can " attitude and the results are great.
We wanted to share with you how we do our massage circle, it is one of our favourite things to do at the end of the day. First of all we draw the sun on each others backs.
Next we rub our hands around to make the clouds.
After this we use our finger tips to make gentle rain drops that get heavier and heavier.
After the storm we have a special hug, we do this 5 times.
Finally we relax back on the person behind us.
As usual we had our good work assembly on Friday, who can you spot from Room 11?
I was pleased to hear that some parents took advantage of the parents ipad workshop last week. Here is something else you may be interested in. A series of Movement and Learning Workshops open to parents, coaches and teachers. These fundamental skills are a vital part of your child's development so why not pop along to 1 or all of these Monday evening workshops.
Tricky words: because
Grammar: verbs past tense 'ed' endings
Writing: narratives
Maths: numeracy, basic facts to 10
Inquiry: The Pop Corn Shop
Art: : Fabric and Fibre: Fabric Weaving
P.E. Tennis and Throwing
ICT: Scootpad and Animation
Maori:  colours
Buy get your copy of the Central Food Cook Book now!!!!
Friday: Library Day, library books must be returned on or before Friday each week.
Monday 17th December Kowhai Big Day out at Founders Park, $2.50 per child
Term 4 ends 18th December 12.00 noon


  1. Wow your massage circle looks so relaxing. Please can I join in?
    Have a good week everyone.

  2. Thanks for showing the picture of your massage circle. We might try it. We like giving massages while we are listening to Sally read. From Room 5