Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Rubbish Busters!

This term we are talking about looking after our environment and how we can contribute in a positive way. Yesterday, we decided that we would be Rubbish Busters and go on an adventure to bust all the rubbish around the village, field and playground. We set off as a class through the village and then created a Rubbish Busting line to cover the whole field. As we started cleaning up we saw some beautiful Pukeko. Seeing how much rubbish we picked up made us realise how even 20 minutes of team work could make such a difference - after all we want to see many more Pukeko enjoying our clean school! After we had picked up 3 bags full of rubbish and completed our mission we played in our rubbish free park. Well done Room 27, you were all amazing Rubbish Busters!

Picking up rubbish where we saw the Pukeko

    Forming a Rubbish Busting line

    So much nicer when the playground is rubbish free

Monday, 20 February 2017

Kicking the week off with a great start!

Each week, first thing, on a Monday morning Team 2 has a team assembly. This is a great opportunity for us to all come together, talk about what is happening in our team and school, and to remember our korero for the week. As Mr Burt told us on Friday, we will be focusing on RIGHT TIME, RIGHT PLACE, and RIGHT ATTITUDE. We have also been practising our school waiata and some other beautiful songs which I will try and capture on video next week. Thank you Mrs. Nalder for leading our wonderful assembly this week!

Friday, 17 February 2017

Water safety and swimming lessons!

We are now in our second week of swimming and it has been amazing to see the progress in swimming skills already made by the students in Room 27. The teachers have also been talking to us about water safety and have discussed how we can be safe in rivers by making sure we are always with an adult, look out for currents and rocks which can be slippery, and stay in waste deep water NOT neck deep water.

We still have 2 more weeks of swimming lessons left so parents/caregivers please make sure your child has their togs on Monday. They can leave these at school for the week and will bring them home on the weekend to be washed.

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

The Duffy Show!

Today we were fortunate enough to have the Duffy Show visit our school! It was great to hear about Duffy's adventure as he travelled around the world helping his friend to battle climate change in many different contries. Not only did the children love the show, it also linked in perfectly to our discussions this week about the environment and how we all need to take responsibility in helping to look after it. Thank you Duffy and team, we loved having you visit!

Friday, 3 February 2017

Welcome to our blog!

We all had a lovely first week of Term 1 in Room 27. This week we learnt all about each other and also got outside to explore our local environment, as we are looking into how we can care for our local environment this term! It was great to get out in the fresh air and we took some great photos of the reserve with the beach in the background.

Here is lovely photo Faith took in Explain Everything: