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We are room 4 and we have 24 kids in our class, we are all 5 and 6 year olds and we love our new teachers Mrs Turner and Mrs Morris. All of our 5 year olds have turned 6 and some 6 year olds have turned 7.
21st June 2017 This week we have not started doing anything new but our Website moniters Kalib and Bonnie-Marie have asked us what our favourite things in our class is and here is what we like:
Fantail pictures -Addison.
Playing with little blocks -Corey.
Going on computers -Flynn.
Going on computers -Heath.
Going on computers -Couper.
Making snowflakes - Khloe.
Reading eggs and Mathletics -Maddie.
Maths games -Cole.
Reading eggs -Hayden.
On computers -Dominic.
Golden time -Wilson
Golden time -Narayon.
Kids being excited at everything we do -Mrs Turner.
13th June Welcome back so far we have learnt about our parents jobs and how to do them. We have also had fun learning how to sketch, we had to sketch 6 pictures. In maths we are learning about patterns and what they are. We are also learning about how to tell time on clocks. We have been writing thankyou notes to our parents for coming in and talking to us about their jobs. We have started to do interesting experiments now. We have been writing about what we want to be when we grow up. We have drawn volcanoes and cut out snow flakes. We have even made our own chalk! I can't wait for next week!!!
6th June Every Wednesday we are allowed on the new space net that landed near the big kids playground. We are learning how to do jobs like our parents. Seven parents have offered to come in and talk about their jobs. Wow that could be interesting! Also the Fonterra milk tanker came to visit. As always the stories about the milk tanker are down the bottom (Scroll down).
9th May 2017 I hope you had a fun holiday but now we're back at school so here's what we're learning: We're learning about fractions like quarter and halves. We are also enjoying our Prime Maths, that we think is very fun. We are finishing our topic on birds and are starting to learn about police safety and keeping yourself safe. Our parents are going to come in and talk about the jobs they do at home. We are so happy to be back at school and to be catching up on everything as well. Look under students work to read some stories about waddling birds.
Congratulations to Miss Moore who got married in the holidays and is now Mrs Morris!
April 10 Sorry again for the long wait but now we have got lots of interesting things about room 4. Room 4 have been learning all about birds like how they live, how they find their food and how they eat it. Most of the kids favourite birds are kiwis. Under students work there are 3 pieces of amazing writing of students work. Recently the kiwi camper van came to our school and room 4 got to go in and have a look. They loved it. In maths some kids have been going to room 5 with Mr Sheather and learning fractions and the rest of the class stays in their class to learn fractions in there. This morning room 4 were lucky because they got to go to Life Education and meet Harold. Harold told them all about respect and to treat people how you want to be treated. Dont forget to read the students work and teachers messages below. Have a happy Easter and fun holidays. Bye!
23 March Sorry about the long wait for the next newsletter, so here it is. Room 4 have been learning about the school cat Dexter. Under students work there are some kids writing about Dexter. Chloe New port explained to me about all different birds.
''Did you know that Kiwis are native to new Zealand?'' Thats what Addison told me.Their topic is about birds and they are really liking it. In maths we are learning about shapes.
''Did you know that circles do not have any corners!'' yelled Seth. Millie told me that she is liking the new book Dirty Birty. The four kids told me to write ''you should read the book it's really cool.''
Room for had made some pretty cool birds, you should go have look.
3 March Scroll down to Students' Work to read some stories of a visiting dog!
February 17 Room 4 have finished some hard spelling tests with new, interesting and long words. Room 4 has been making a helicopter out of brain box. Room 4 have just started some fun, new maths called prime maths. They have been making graphs about how they get to school, birthdays and where they live.We have been making colorful crayons that represent us and how each crayon is unique. We have each made a very cool place mat and we got to design them ourselves. We have been reading a book called Stuck. It is about a kite that gets stuck up a tree and a boy tries to get it down with other objects but they get stuck. The next morning the kite flies out of the tree and the other objects are still stuck up the tree.
3 February We are having fun making pretty birds in class. We died a peice of paper each and they look soooo cool. We are having even more fun learning how to weave. Miss Moore is teaching us how to skip count in 2s. We have been playing with new people and make fun new friends. Miss Moore brought her dog in. That was really fun and awsome.
Today in room 4 Ella's dad is coming in a big Fonterra truck.
Ella's dad is going to talk to us about the Fonterra truck.
It is going to be fun.
And we might be able to look inside the Fonterra truck.
Fonttera trucks have a tank to bring the milk to
the factory and let in the bottles. It is as big
as a big tree. It is blue and white and green.
Milk tankers are blue, white and green.
They are as giant as a house.
They collect milk in the tanks.
The driver was wearing a yellow coat with grey stripes.
By Lilli Brown
Fontera trucks have a tube to suck up the milk.
The fontera truck has two tanks for the mik to go in.
Tanks are like big barrels that hold milk.
The fontera trucks are as big as a bus.
Fonterra trucks are as round as a circle.
Fonterra trucks are as shiny as diamonds.
It's as fast as a shot gun bullet.
It's flash as a car and a van.
A pied stilt wading bird.
It feeds in a river.
It has long spindly thin legs to go in the water.
It has a strong pointy beak used for catching insects, snails, worms and shell fish.
Some flying birds have bigger wings than their body.
Some birds can fly very fast because they glide.
Some just flap their wings and relax.
Did you know a fantail came into our class and I held it and
put it in the nest.
We are learning about wadling birds.
They have long legs.
They have sharp beaks.
They walk in the water thats why they have long legs.
Birds start off by flaping and then glide across the sky.
Their wings are bigger than their body.
Their beaks are little and small.
Kiwis have very sharp beaks.
Kiwis have enemies which are stoats.
Their mum and dad don't feed their babies.
Their tummies look like big pompoms.
It looks like an egg but bigger.
The kiwis claws are sharp.
The kiwis nose is at the end of its beak.
The fluffy brown Kiwi looks like a brown fluffy egg.
I like it when it curls up.
I wonder what the kiwis claws feel like.
Teddy came to visit. Miss Moore gave Teddy a treat, but first Miss Moore made him roll over and shake hands and wave. He is 4. Then he had to go but Miss Moore gave us one more pat.
On Thursday I went to school and after fitness Miss Moore brought her dog in. Straight away when her dog came through room four's door, Teddy started to bark. Like this: bark bark bark, it was fun. The whole class liked it. Teddy was furry and soft too. And some people got to do tricks and some people did not. My friend Ella got to do tricks but I did not. Most of the boys got to.
Dexter the cat writting:
I am looking after Dexter.
1.Theese are some things that Dexter needs.
2.He needs cat food and water.
3.He also needs cuddles.
4.You have to take Dexter to the vet.
By Millie Bateson
You have to feed Dexter.
His food is cat biscuts
When Dexter is sick you take him to the dr.
Make sure he goes outside.
By Addison Griffiths
You give Dexter water.
You give him food.
You have to keep his bed tidy.
You take Dexter to the vet.
You keep him safe by looking after him.
You give him cuddles.
By Seth Rowland
We are lucky to have 2 teachers in our class. We have Mrs Turner on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and we have Miss Moore on Thursdays and Fridays but sometimes we are super lucky and get Miss Moore on Monday, Tuesday or Friday.
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