Friday, April 8, 2016

Sea Animal Dioramas

We have been working hard all week on our sea animal dioramas. These people have finished theirs- don't they look great!












Monday, April 4, 2016

Kids with Grit


An article from Stuff.co.nz:


Helping your child develop resilience

The ability to persevere and recover quickly from setbacks – heartbreak, illness, redundancy – is one of the best skills to have in your emotional arsenal. Childhood is a great place to develop resilience, but how does a parent get that ball rolling?

Friday, April 1, 2016

Innovative thinkers at work!

Finn and Inaki both rose to the "make something useful from rubbish" homework challenge this week, and brought their creations to school to share! 

Finn made a musical instrument from old bottles he found at the dump! 

Inaki made a foot pedal rubbish bin out of an old milk bottle! 



Well done boys- you are demonstrating outstanding creative thinking! 

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Picking tomatoes

Today we picked the last of our tomatoes that we have been growing over summer.


We had tomatoes on toast in class!



Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Life in the ocean

We have been learning about the microscopic world of phytoplankton and zooplankton, and made these chalk pictures! 

Monday, February 29, 2016

Bones, bones, bones!

This week in Science we have been investigating bones, big and small, human and animal. What would happen to us if we didn't have bones? 



Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Swimming lessons with the KiwiSwim instructors

On Monday we began our daily lessons with the KiwiSwim instructors. Each day we have a half hour lesson and are being taught how to improve our stoke, breathing and body movement in the water.


Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Rippa Rugby

We were very lucky yesterday to have parent volunteers from the Eastbourne Rugby club to run some Rippa Rugby sessions with our Year 3-4 children. There will be more sessions coming up next week, including a rugby carnival afternoon where parents are more than welcome to come and watch (email with details to follow :-)
















Creativity Time

So begins another school year with a delightful class of children eager to learn! However, with all the hard hard work that has been going on in Room 7, it's important that Mr Dobson schedule in some time for his class to explore, invent and be creative!