Thursday, 7 July 2016

Learning Expo

We worked hard to finish our inquiries and the other classes enjoyed coming and looking at them on Wednesday.

Monday, 20 June 2016

Science - Light and colour

We had fun today experimenting with light, mirrors and colour today. These are some photos of us in action.

Wednesday, 1 June 2016


We have been learning about bacteria for the last 2 weeks. This is a video of the bacteria we have grown from a variety of different surfaces in our classroom.

Friday, 20 May 2016


On Friday we were lucky enough to have 2 parents come and work with us with clay. We made pinch pots or worked with a bowl to make a sphere. We then added bits on the sphere to create something from the animal or the plant kingdom. These are some photos of us in action and some of our finished products.





Sunday, 15 May 2016

Otago Museum

We had a fantastic trip to The Otago Museum on Thursday. We explored the whole museum, we loved the butterflies and the science alive part the most though. These are some photos of the trip.


Last week we did lots of science looking at acids and bases. We tested household substances to find out if they were acids or bases. We are going to learn some more about acids and bases this week. These are some pictures of us in action. 

Friday, 29 April 2016

Welcome to Term 2

Hi everyone,

I hope you have had nice and restful holidays and you are ready for another big term. This will outline what is going on this term, please feel free to email me if you have any questions.

  • P.E - this term we are focussing on ball skills leading into winter sports. Our P.E days will remain the same; Monday, Wednesday and Friday. I will continue to include this in the weekly emails in case there are any changes week to week.
  • Key events this term - we have production this term so this will be keeping us rather busy, we are going on a trip to Otago Museum in week 2 (more information to come soon), Technology is week 5-8 this term and we are on Mass in week 2.
  • Maths - It was great to see a big improvement in the children’s number knowledge and addition and subtraction last term. This term we will continue to build on this and to focus on measurement and multiplication and division too.
  • Literacy - This term we have a focus on peer writing to help improve the children’s writing. Through this we will be looking at narrative writing and using digital tools to present the narratives too. We will also be looking at spelling, I will be doing some testing over the first couple of weeks and the essential words your child struggles with will come home after this.
  • Inquiry - The children produced amazing presentations for their ANZAC projects and should be very proud of themselves. This term we are looking at inquiries with more of a science focus and we will also have science experiments throughout the term too.
  • R.E - This term we start with the Holy Spirit strand and then move onto the Church strand. It was great to see the children leading the whanau groups so well last term, some great leadership skills shone through.
  • Home learning - We expect the children to working towards their personal goals at home (these are from the goal setting meetings and we are reviewing these to start the term), we also expect them to work towards their weekly goals especially if they are behind, or to improve some of their work. These goals can be found on the Teaching and Learning site, it would be great if you could look at them and discuss your child’s learning.
  • Remember to check out our class blog and maths blog too.

Many thanks,

Morgan Tangney

Tuesday, 5 April 2016


Congratulations to Molly, Corbin and Vince on their mangahigh medals that they worked really hard to get. Mangahigh is a maths programme that these children spent many hours on to reach 100 points and to get a medal.

Sunday, 3 April 2016

Sharing our hub design projects

Today we shared some of our hub design projects, we learnt about ideal colors for learning, ideal temperature for learning, how music helps us learn and we looked at possible layouts for our hub.

Monday, 28 March 2016

Our Art

We have put a lot of effort into making this art. We were each given one piece of the big picture and we then had to enlarge it and reproduce it on another piece of paper. This was then put with the other 24 pieces to make a whole picture.

This is the original:

This is our version:

Easter Play

Wednesday, 23 March 2016


Well done to Cushla and Georgia who as part of their hub design project organized a fundraiser to purchase some headphones for the hub. You both worked hard to make this happen, we are proud of you both.


Today we had a visitor, it was very interesting hearing about her horrific childhood as she lived through the war mostly in Russia. We look forward to reading her book to learn more about her experiences. 

Rippa Rugby

We had fun learning skills and playing Rippa last week, these are some photos of us in action.

Saturday, 12 March 2016

ECB's & Young Vinnies

Check out our blogs for posts about how much we enjoyed our first time for ECB's and Young Vinnies and to read our bungee jumping writing

Wednesday, 2 March 2016


Remember that your hub design project is due by Monday and your Statistics is due by the end of Monday. You might need to do some work over the weekend to make sure it is all done.

Book Character Day

Some photos of us all dressed up for book character day.