Sunday, November 3, 2013

Have You Seen Our Writing?

We have written descriptions of fire and what a fireman wears and these are all on our Firewise display at the back of the classroom. Please come and read them because we know we are getting better at our descriptive writing.

Monday, October 28, 2013

The Art Exhibition

Yesterday Room 6 went to the hall to see the Art Exhibition. When we went in we saw Room 9’s clowns. I saw my brother’s clown. Then we saw some boxes of cities. I saw the Sky Tower and I saw a man. He had a rope tied behind him. Then I saw a speedboat. The sea was dark blue. We saw some faces. Some were boy clowns and some were girl clowns. Then we saw some buzzy bees and some fishes in a bowl of water. They were all different colours of fishes. We saw some hats with flowers at the top. Then we saw our puppets. I saw my pink one. It had my name on it.


Yesterday Room 6 went to the hall to see the Art Gallery. There we saw some nice drawings. We saw buzzy bees and cities. They were very colourful. They had the Sky Tower in some of the pictures. We had to put our hands behind our back and we had to be quiet because it is in the hall. Next we saw the puppets, they had strings on top. Then we saw our feeling faces. We had to draw our faces on a piece of paper. Then we had to vivid the faces on a magazine and they were old. After that we saw the goldfish in a bowl. They had orange and white stripes.


Sunday, September 15, 2013

The Big Sad Wolf !

We were so lucky to have the three talented actors who came to perform their very funny show to us.  We have written about their visit and here are a few of our recounts.

Last Friday in the afternoon we went to a show called The Big Sad Wolf. I liked the part when the wolf hid in a rock and fell down and tried to be nice.

On Friday we went to see The Big Sad Wolf. It was fun. We got to clap our hands and my ears were ticklish.

Last Friday afternoon after lunch we saw a show and I liked it. It was called The Big Sad Wolf. I liked the judge because he did a good job. It was nice.

On Friday we went to see The Big Sad Wolf. It was cool. I liked the bit when the wolf blew off the man’s clothes. They got changed so quickly. There were 3 people.

Last Friday afternoon we went to a show. It was called The Big Sad Wolf. He was very very very sad and silly. He had some handcuffs. He was sent to jail. After a while he got out. After a while The Boy Who Cried Wolf walked onto the stage. But the wolf was not naughty he was sad because he always was told off.





Monday, September 2, 2013

Gumboots and Umbrella Day

Here are some of the recounts we did about Gumboots and Umbrella Day. We also hosted the Junior Syndicate Assembly so we had lots to write about!

Last Friday was Gumboots and Umbrella Day. Me and my brothers saw some teachers from Room 1 and Room 3 and two walking with their umbrellas. In the afternoon we had a Junior assembly. Then we had to read our speech then we showed the gumboots. Mrs. Blair gave out the certificates and we did a dance from Germany. It was called Kutschi Tschi Kutschi Tschi. Then the rest of the children did it. We went back to class.

Last Friday was Gumboots and Umbrella Day. We had an assembly for the Junior syndicate. Some people did their poem. There were only four poems. Jerome said “Teachers you can take your classes back now.” We did a dance for the Junior syndicate called Kutschi Tschi. It was fun I loved it. All of the other classes were very clever. I saw my friends there from Room 14 and 15.

Last Friday was Gumboots and Umbrella Day and I was at the Fox Centre. I saw Rooney and Rowyn and also Nati. In the afternoon we had an assembly. We made gumboots. We showed them and did poems. We did a dance Kutschi Tschi from Germany. Two children got certificates it was me and Olly. I was happy.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Friday Tennis and Volleyball Fun

Last Friday morning all the classes in the Junior syndicate were able to practise their tennis and volleyball skills. The sun was shining and it was a great day to be outside! We started with three different tennis activities on the courts outside the senior classrooms and then went to the field to play three different volleyball games. As the morning went on we got better and better with our ball skills.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Our Taniwha Puzzle - It's Big!!

As a conclusion to our study on water and in conjunction with Maori language week we made a jigsaw out of a taniwha.

Mrs Emerson made the jigsaw and gave us each a piece of the puzzle to colour in with pastels. We made sure we used hot and cold colours and we were careful to completely cover our puzzle piece with pastel.

The taniwha has webbed feet and it has spikes on his back and Maori tattoos. When he was asleep he was in a pond.

The taniwha has a big colourful body. It has a bit of curly lines on its back. It has sharp teeth like a tiger. It has a long curly curly colourful tail. It has sharp pointed feet. He lives in the precious pond. He looks very scary to kids. He has curly lines on his head.

The taniwha has eyes like a frog. It is a rainbow colour.

The taniwha has sharp claws and a fat tummy. It looks stripy and curly at the end of its tail. The taniwha has puzzle kind of stripes. It has a fire on its head.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Sally from Watercare

As part of our Water unit we were lucky to have Sally come from Watercare to talk to us about how to look after water and to make sure that we don't pollute it. Here are some recounts about what happened when she visited.

On Wednesday Sally from Watercare came to Sunnybrae Normal School. We did an experiment with Sally and we went outside to see if the water would go up and down. We made tunnels for the water to go and we went so that it went under our legs. I was in Crocodiles and we made a track out of the rocks for the water. One group won the game of rocks and water.

On Wednesday Sally from Watercare came to Sunnybrae. We learnt about water. We went outside to make a river.

On Wednesday Sally from Watercare came to Room 6. She mixed water with things she had in her box of stuff. Then we went outside and made rivers with sheets and rocks and watering cans of water. Then we had a race with the water. The sharks won, they got on the board.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Come and read our Storm poems!

Cloudy, windy
Dripping, cracking, flooding
In a storm it hails.


Thunder, Lightening
Raining, Hailing, Flooding
I feel scared in the rain.


Tornado, cloudy
Hailing, howling, slipping
Lightening can go hard.


Rain, flood
Dripping, howling, raining
When the sun and the rain join
together it makes a
rainbow in the sky.


Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Our Rainforest Trip

I saw a waterfall at the rainforest and in the tunnel I saw some glowworms. I liked the tunnel and I learnt not to put your hand out the door.

I saw some glowworms and they glowed in the pitch black. I heard a waterfall.

I saw a big waterfall. I heard the trees blowing in the wind. I learnt where water comes from and water comes from the dam.

I saw glowworms and I saw trees at the rainforest. I heard a bird.

I saw a waterfall at the rainforest and we saw glowworms. We went through the longest tunnel and it was 567 metres. I heard the waterfall and lots of noises.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

What a Busy Week!!

Last week was so busy! On Monday we had a new student teacher come to our class. Her name is Miss McDonald and once we had got over the excitement of her name being the same as a popular place where we like to go to eat with our families, we enjoyed having her teach us and help us in our learning.

On Wednesday we had the first of several weekly tennis lessons, on Thursday we went on our Rainforest trip to the Waitakeres and on Friday it was Funky Feet day and the day we performed in our assembly with Room 19.

Here are a few photos to whet your appetites.

We will be doing a lot of writing this week about our busy Week 2 so there will be many more photos to come once we have written our recounts for you to read on this blog.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Soccer with Room 16

Last Wednesday as it poured down with rain we had a soccer coaching session with Room 16.
We played games and had a chance to release some energy.
It was great to have a soccer ball each and to try and dribble the ball from one side of the hall to the other without getting caught.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

What's in the Red Box?

We did some writing on what we thought would be in a special red box that was on the mat in our classroom. We thought about all the things that could possibly be in there and here are some of our ideas.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Race Relations Day

We had perfect weather for Race Relations Day last Thursday.
We took a class photo of those of us in costume and then lined up with the rest of school behind the flags which represented our nationalities. Then came the parade where we were able to show everybody our costumes.
The rest of the day was spent playing games and making craft from different cultures.