Monday, July 30, 2018

Term 3

Welcome back Room 8 whanau to term 3! We are in for another great term with our class assembly, our school production and a year 2 trip to the museum to learn about natural disasters.

Just a reminder that our class will be hosting the school assembly on the 13th August at 2:15 in the hall. We would love to see you all in the audience to cheer us on as we amaze you with our fantastic dancing. Students can also wear mufti on the day of the performance. We will also be visiting St Christophers in Papatoetoe on the 10th of August to perform our assembly for the residence.

Keep an eye out on seesaw for some updates and photos of our assembly practise.

Here is a link to the dance we will be performing for the students to practise at home.


Sunday, July 29, 2018

Term 2

Term 2 was a big term for us in Room 8! We had our fun run, we made amazing ANZAC art, we had our wonderful open morning with our whanau, we got to wear our pyjamas to school, we got our school reports and had our 3 way conferences and we did lots of learning in between.

Don't forget there are many more photos of us at PCS on our seesaw app! Each student has brought home their seesaw app so all you need to do is download the app, scan our code and look at all our amazing work. If you need a new copy of your child's code please let me  know and I will send one home.

Here are a few photos from term 2.


Off we go on the fun run

Off we go on the fun run

We loved making Matariki kites with our whanau

We loved making Matariki kites with our whanau

We loved making Matariki kites with our whanau

Israel's Mum even taught us how to play cards

SPCA pyjama day

 We loved cheering on the year 6s during their fun run

ANZAC art

ANZAC Art

Doesn't our ANZAC art look great!


Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Art Day!

We showed off our artistic skills last week when we got to spend some time in the art room.

We first used only our fingers and hands to paint an autumn and summer tree.  We had great fun getting our hands dirty and using all the different colours. 






We also did leaf rubbing where we put a leaf under the paper and coloured over it until the shape of the leaf appeared. It was like magic!


Lastly we had to mix two colours together to make a new colour. We then painted our Elmer the Elephant using all the beautiful colours we had made!


Botanical Gardens Trip

Room 8 had a great time at the Botanical Gardens! We got to show off all our knowledge about native trees and native birds. We learnt about the different parts of the tree, the different animals and insects that live in trees and how to identify different trees.

We got to use the magnifying glasses to get a closer look at the different leaves and bark, then we used the mirrors to look up at all the tall trees.

After lunch we went exploring in the gardens where we had to use our senses to find different colours, smells and textures.

Here are some photos of our awesome day at the Botanical Gardens!










Have a Go Day!

The Tui Team got a great surprise one day when we got to spend the whole morning trying new sports! we got to have a go at dodge ball, cricket, rugby, taekwondo, softball and soccer.

Here some photos of us having fun learning some new sports!







Monday, February 12, 2018

Bucket Filling

In Room 8 we are bucket fillers! We like to fill each others buckets and our own by being kind to each other. We read the book 'Have you filled a bucket today?' and we looked at what it means to be a bucket filler and a bucket dipper

Here is the link to the book below 




We got to each make our own special bucket that we get get fill if we have been a kind friend. Each day we get to nominate two people who have filled our bucket by doing something kind and those people get to fill their bucket with a warm fuzzy.


Our class buckets all ready to be filled!







We had great fun making our buckets!

Te Reo Maori

We have been lucky enough to have the lovely Ms Purvis take us for a few Te Reo lessons. We have been learning about how to say different greetings in Te Reo Maori and how to introduce ourselves. 





We have all got some great Te Reo Maori songs in our poem books that we love to sing. The links are below for us to show you our awesome Te Reo Maori singing.  



Tena Koe- Hello to One


Ko au, ko au


Paki Paki