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, 22 December 2012

Last Few Days of the School Year

 On Tuesday of Week 9 we began our end of term celebrations by watching the Kiwi Flier movie and having our Popcorn Shop day. We all had 3 Kowhai popcorn tokens to use, but it was still tricky deciding which popcorn to choose form all the delicious treats.

 
 On Wednesday we had a fun packed afternoon at the Nelson Library with Room 12a. We listened to Viv reading some funny stories, learned some new songs, had chance to get some books out for the holidays and also enjoyed some festive art and craft. Make sure you keep using the library regularly during the holidays to keep those Room 11 super reading skills fresh.

 
 When we got back from the library I had the most wonderful surprise when I was presented with an enormous gift hamper full of special treats and lovely messages. I can not thank you enough for this very special gift. I feel very lucky to have worked with all our Room 11 families during 2012 and remember Room 10 door will always open for anyone to pop in and let me know how they are getting on.

 
On Thursday afternoon we had a swimming session together which helped us to cool off before Will's dad came to read us a very tricky tongue twister story....a fabulous way to end our parent reading sessions this year.
Monday was our Big Day Out at Founders Park. I was busy at school moving classrooms but thoroughly enjoyed looking at all the photos that were taken during the day. Here are a few of my favourites. 





Finally I would like to wish each and everyone of you a safe and happy holiday, and a special time with family and friends over the festive season. Have a well deserved rest and I will look out for you all on Wednesday 30th January 2013.

Tracy  (and Jasper)


Sunday, 9 December 2012

Week 8 Term 4

On Wednesday we had our first swim of the summer. Even though there was a lot of shivering going on we are all very keen to swim again in week 9 and wanted to stay in for longer. This is how we ended our swimming session. Thanks Maree for making the video.
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 We had more parents come in to read this week, including our first dad! Thank you Charlie for choosing such a lovely Kiwi Christmas story for your dad to share.

Can you spot which Room 11 friend got a good work certificate in Kowhai assembly this week?
Our visiting children are learning all the Room 11 routines ready for starting school next year. here they are practicing their Brain Gym.
We had a monkey theme going on when they visited this Friday with a monkey story, a monkey some and monkey art. The  finished monkeys looked marvellous.
We ended the week celebrating Jaz's 6th birthday with a very yummy banana cake, Thanks for that Nikki.
WHAT ARE WE LEARNING IN WEEK 9 TERM 4
Tricky Word: who
Grammar:compound words
Writing: narratives and recounts
Maths: 3D shape
Inquiry: The Pop Corn Shop
Art: :Christmas Cards
P.E. Throwing
ICT:Christmas fun
Maori:  colours
REMINDERS
Buy get your copy of the Central Food Cook Book now!!!!
Please return any library books as soon as possible
Tuesday Kiwi Flyer and Popcorn afternoon
Wednesday 12th December Tracy out of the classroom until lunch time, Dean is teaching us.
Wednesday 12th December 1.30-3.00 Nelson Library Trip, helpers needed. 
Thursday 12th December swimming day..bring togs and towel.
Friday 14th visit to the Christmas tree exhibition with our buddy class helpers welcome
Monday 17th December Kowhai Big Day out at Founders Park, $3.00 per child
Term 4 ends 18th December 12.00 noon

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Week 7 Term 4

Thank you to all the parents who came in and shared a story with us at the end of school this week. Great choices and our very first Christmas story of the year! There are still places left on the sign up list outside the classroom so don't miss out.


In our Popcorn Shop Inquiry topic we sampled 5 different flavours of popcorn. Tracy did not tell us what each one was we just had to decide in our inquiry groups if we liked it, hated it or somewhere in between. We then repeated this survey again with our buddy class later in the week. Our favourite flavours were "marshmallow and chocolate" and "cinnamon and sugar". Next week will be designing a logo for our packaging.








On Thursday we were entertained by the Nelson Intermediate Roadshow. We a wealth of talent from Kapa Haka, to students who could play the ukulele behind their heads. It was an inspiration to us all especially our own Room 11 budding ukulele players.

In maths this week we started our topic on 2D shapes, learning the names and properties of circles, triangles, rectangles, squares and hexagons. Keep a look out for these shapes around your home.

 

On Friday we shared dragon making with our visiting friends. I was very impressed with the enterprising ideas for adding legs, wings and spikes with the left over paper rather than throwing it away. Well done! Our poem was also about a dragon and you can hear it on this clip.

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WHAT ARE WE LEARNING IN WEEK 7 TERM 4
Tricky Word: who
Grammar:opposites
Writing: narratives and recounts
Maths: numeracy,number ID to 100 and 2D shape
Inquiry: The Pop Corn Shop
Art: :Christmas Cards
P.E. Throwing
ICT:Scootpad
Maori:  colours
REMINDERS
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. No more library book will be issued this term
Wednesday 12th December 1.30-3.00 Nelson Library Trip, helpers needed. 
Friday 14th Buddy lunch in the Cathedral gardens and a visit to the Christmas tree exhibition. 
Monday 17th December Kowhai Big Day out at Founders Park, $3.00 per child
Term 4 ends 18th December 12.00 noon