Category: Rachel Thompson

Noticing and Wondering in Room 6

Like scientists, who ask questions about the world, we have been ‘wondering’ a lot about the things around us.

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Compass Work in Room 6

After mapping our school grounds, we learned how to use a compass to tell directions

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Spell-a-thon Assembly

There is also a student from each syndicate who received either a soccer ball or a netball. Read more about 'Spell-a-thon Assembly'...

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Winter Cinquain Poems in Room 13

What a perfect writing activity for one of the coldest, most frosty mornings of the year.

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Target Ball Fun in Room 6

Mrs Thompson taught us how to play ‘Target Ball’, which is a game that encourages us to think about strategies and working together. 

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Matariki Print Making Fun

In Room 6 we designed and made kite-shaped craft foam prints after reading “The Seven Kites of Matariki”.

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Discovery Time

We changed our sewing activity, from a template craft to a free-play activity.

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Matariki Art in Room 5

Mrs Thompson read us a book about Matariki. We brainstormed everything that we knew about the Maori new year, Matariki. Then we decided to do some Maori art to display for Matariki.

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Discovery Sculptures in the Gully

On Wednesday afternoons the junior school have discovery time. We have been focused on creating purposeful play opportunities for our tamariki.

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Flying and Floating in Room 15

We were excited when Mrs O’Suulivan asked us to make a floating raft with a buddy

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