Saturday, 12 August 2017

Week 3 in Pod 1

Every Tuesday the children in Pod 1 take part in Te Reo Maori with Whaea MaryAnn. It is so much fun!


On Friday we came to school with Crazy Hair and dressed in our tribe colours to raise money for Kids Can. Don't we look fabulous!


Saturday, 29 July 2017

Term 3 Welcome

This term we welcome 17 new pupils to Pod 1. They are based in Room 3 with Andrena (Mondays - Thursdays) and Jen (Fridays).
Our main theme for this term is People Who Help Us. We have set up a Doctor's Surgery in our Imagine Area, as well as a Little Shop, to encourage imaginative role play around this theme. We will also be investigating "How Things Move" in science and exploring measurement in maths.

Here are a few pictures of Room 4 visiting the library on Friday. Our very helpful librarian, Melissa, read the children a story and organised a special visit from Wendy's dog, Princess.




Saturday, 1 July 2017

Using materials in maths

Last week we had fun using kinetic sand and Numicon equipment to help us count and add.










Saturday, 24 June 2017

Show and Tell

This week we read the story of Elmer the Elephant. We brought in colourful toys and things beginning with the letter e. We talked about what we had brought in and answered questions about them.












Tuesday, 13 June 2017

First Bronze medal awarded!

Congratulations to Eliana who has filled her first sticker chart and has been awarded a bronze medal. Stickers are awarded for following our Golden Rules:
Well done Eliana!

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Week 6: Welcome to our new children!

We have had fun getting to know the 12 new children who started school this week. We have based our learning around the letter B - bubbles, bears, bees, bugs and butterflies!
Here are a few photos of us in action:






We put our bears in order from smallest to biggest.






We had fun writing B and b.








Sunday, 14 May 2017

Science Fun

We had so much fun with science last week.

First we explored magnets as part of our learning about the letter M:





We also joined in with some hands-on activities in the Colour and Light workshops:




Wednesday, 3 May 2017

The First Week in Room 4

Welcome to Pod 1's blog. We will endeavour to keep you posted with news and photos to connect you with the learning and activities taking place in Pod 1. The links on the right called Imagine, Create and Explore relate to our different learning stations. Click on them to see photos of us having fun learning through play.The Literacy and Numeracy links include games and activities which help our learning.

Here is what we have been up to in our first week of school:

We went on a sound walk to find things beginning with S. Look at all the things we found:
slide


snow

seats

squishy squashy leaves

stepping stones

sand

squares

swing

swaying

side to side