Friday, 15 September 2017

Spring, by Ryan Eddy

Spring


In the spring I can hear the wind blowing.  I can see the flowers growing in spring.  The colours of the flowers remind me of the colours of the rainbow.  I can also feel the warmth and then I know that summer is coming.  I can smell the smells of blossoms, it smells so good.  

Some things I like to do in spring are go to the beach and  I might even go on the trampoline and look at the shapes of the clouds. The days are getting longer and the nights are getting shorter.  The spring is also fun because the flowers on the trees fall on people's roof tops.  

By Ryan E

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Butterfly Community Project

On Friday we had a visit from Maria Romero from The Butterfly Musketeers. She is involved with Monarch Butterfly education in Christchurch. She came and shared some packets of Swan Plant seeds and Acelplcia seeds with us which we are going to look after for her and help to grow. She helped us to set up seedling trays and planted the seeds with a group of children. 

We are now going to take care of these seeds/seedlings in our classroom in the sunshine by watering them regularly.  Some of these plants will then be planted in our own school butterfly garden, with the majority of the plants being transplanted to the butterfly garden in the Rawhiti Domain in New Brighton. The swan plants seedlings will take approximately 4 months to grow into a big healthy plant ready for next January when its peak Monarch season. Watch this space to see how we go with our very special job to help our butterfly community. 

 


Thursday, 22 June 2017

Book Character Day

What an amazing day we have had today!  Everyone really got into the spirit of the day and we saw some fantastic costumes.  Here are a few photos from the day.








Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Some highlights from Term 2

We have such an exciting term learning all about space.  We had a visit from Science Alive and our learning has carried on for may weeks.  

Earlier in the term we got to try some different fruits which were new for some of us and then we wrote all about the experience. 

This movie shows some of our favourite bits from the term.
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Friday, 5 May 2017

ANZAC Day

This week we have been reading the story "Dawn Parade" by Philippa Weary.  It tells the story of why we remember our WW1 soldiers on this day and what happens at ANZAC day ceremonies. 









Today at school we had
a special ANZAC day
service.  We made our
own poppies and then 
turned them into a big
wreath to place at our
memorial.  


Wednesday, 12 April 2017

New Zealand Sea Life Videos - Adarsh and Akavius

This term Piwakawaka have been learning all about the ocean and beach habitats after our trip to Sumner Beach.  The children who read with Mrs Harris have been doing their own independent research about different sea creatures.  They have then taken their new learning and put it into a Book Creator.  

They have also been learning to "App Smash" which means combining two or more apps together.  We have used Book Creator, Poplet, Tellagami and Google to put our books together.  We hope you enjoy them.

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