Sunday, November 26, 2017

Last week we had cricket Manawatu come in a show us some awesome cricket skills.   Each student got a turn to bat and field.  Thank you for the goodie bags too!

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

                            Our space painting!

We have been using this box in our room all year to play in and go on adventures. Today we came up with a plan on how to paint it with a space theme. It looks fantastic! We talked about what things we wanted on it and who would paint which part. 
Well done Room 5, great cooperation and thinking.

Thinking about the next move.

Saturn and it's rings.

Getting the job finished.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

What skills are we practicing in our play choices?

Emma used ice block sticks and straws to make a boat. She practiced cutting and sticking and said that she had a bit of trouble getting the mast to stay up straight so she had to think of different ways to make it stay up.

Monday, June 26, 2017

                 What's happening in our morning activities today?

Harmony and Jonte are using their knowledge of the solar system to paint the planets.

Collage was tricky! There were only two brushes. So Rita decided that it would be a good idea if everybody glued 5 bits of paper on then gave the brush to another person.

The boys are making a supermarket delivery system. Elijah and Deyontae have loaded up their train at Pak n Save . I like the way you are creating the story together.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

                                                Room 5's Play based learning

                      In Room 5 we practice cooperation, compromise and problem solving as we play.

I love the way you are working to make shapes with the peg boards Steven and Kingi.
What a great city you're building Ryan, Alicia and Jeremy. You are cooperating really well.

 What amazing water colour paintings you're doing.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Dance Term 1:  We are learning to keep in time with the music, with each other and remember the dance moves.  We had lots of fun dancing together.  Ms Donald

Thursday, May 4, 2017

                               Blast Off!
Our Inquiry learning in term 2 is all about space and using the Inquiry process to find answers to our wonderings or questions we have. Come in to our classroom and see our cool rocket names, our astronauts and our space books.

We have started writing about space and pretending we are astronauts going to another planet. Look at our brainstorm of cool space words.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

                     Working together.
We have worked hard all term thinking about what working together looks like in Room 5. Come and see our photos on our class walls. This week we made a "Y" chart showing what working together looks like, sounds like and feels like in Room 5.
What amazing thinking skills we have developed in Term 1.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Check out our line dancing.  Grape vine and a march forward and back!  Here is Alisha keeping in time with the choreography and music! Go Alisha.  Ms Donald

Monday, March 6, 2017

Hula Hoop Creative Dance
We explored a variety of movements both frozen and with movement using a prop (hula hoop)
In the beginning we made frozen shapes using our bodies in a variety of different ways and levels.  Then we experimented with movement in and around our hula hoop, creating different ways to travel through, around or over it. Finally we combined both frozen images and movement together to create a partner dance.
Look at all the fun we had working together and creating our dances.

Ms Donald

Thursday, March 2, 2017

                                                    Let's go camping!

We are very excited! We are camping next Monday night at school in tents. Only 3 sleeps to go!

Our learning walls

                         We share our learning through photos, stories and Learning Intentions.
One of our Learning Intentions is about working and playing together.
You can see how we share equipment, take turns, talk and listen to each other.

We are also learning to look, listen and follow instructions.
Alicia has worked hard on making a skip counting pattern with poly plugs.

Paige is ready for reading our poem. She has got the correct books out.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

The following link is my Long Term Plan for term 1 2017.

Long Term Plan Term 1 2017

This is our class timetable for Term 1 2017. We are very busy in Room 5!

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Welcome to Room 5's class blog 2017

Welcome parents and families to our 2017 blog. We hope you use this as a way of keeping in touch with our class, the things we do and the ways you can support your child's learning at home.