Saturday, November 22, 2014

Kahungunu Cultural Festival.

On Thursday the Junior Kapa Haka children attended the Kahungunu Cultural Festival.

Room 12 are very proud of their 12 class members who are part of the Junior Kapa Haka group.

This is the first time Havelock North Primary have attended this festival.
 Wow look at our focused.  What a wonderful experience.
Ka pai Mrs Henare and Mrs Allan for organising this wonderful experience for our children.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Planting our sunflower seeds

We planted our individual seed pots with a sunflower seed on Friday afternoon.

We used a gardening spade to fill our little pots.

We filled each pot with potting mix almost upto the top.

When we had almost filled it to the top we placed our sunflower seed in the middle of the pot.

Then we gently covered it over with a little more soil and patted it down carefully.

Oops...some potting mix all over our mat!

We helped each other.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Weight and Capacity Wall display

Thought we should take a photo of this before it comes down to be replaced with some of our new Math learning.

We made some scones...we made 1 each.  We followed the recipe carefully...and measured out our ingredients using cups/teaspoons/tablespoons and grams.
We weighed ourselves with the bathroom scales....then each math group added their weights together to calculate a group total.
We used tens and ones to represent our weights.....some of us used our pulling down the tens strategy to calculate our totals...and some of us used a calculator to help us.
We also did a lot of measuring with rice/water/beans.....first we always made a guesstimate ...then we proceded to use our measuring tools to get our accurate answers.

We collected milk containers....about 100 in total. We had 1litre, 2 litre, 3 litre milk containers ....and 500ml, 300ml and 250 ml cream containers. 

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Thank you Home and School committee

We just want to say a big thank you for the new toys we were able to purchase for our class.  Thanks H.N.P.S Home and School Committee for your kindness.

Making Muffins

Today a group of children from Room 12 went up to make muffins in the staffroom with Cordayne and Raewynn.

We had a recipe for muffins from Mrs Jarvis...but we had a problem  as the recipe only made 12 muffins and we have 23 children in our room.

We discussed what we could do...
should we make 2x of muffins, one after the other?

But our class are such clever mathematicians and we came up with the idea of doubling our recipe... because we know that 12+12=24 which is the same as 2x12=24

So that is what we did!  So then we had 24 muffins to share with everyone.
They were so yum!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

What does double mean?

"Double means 2 groups of the 6+6 and 8+8"

We doubled our groups and kept on doubling them.

64+64=128......That's as far as we went!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Procedural Writing

Today we were learning how to write instructions for making toast.
We learnt to record the steps in order and to always start each sentence
With a BOSSY 1.  Pop bread in toaster.  2.  Push lever down. 3. Lift toast out. etc


Look what happened when we put our daffodils into different coloured dyes!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Emma ..the Clever Writer

The swishing, white, noisy water is talking when I walk along.  The little waterfalls make a splashing, annoying sound when I jump around in it.  The water is freezing wet and cold when I put my little feet into it.  The water has yucky green bits and it's all slimy too!

By Emma -age 6

Wow Emma- You used such clever adjectives to describe your walk.
You also used a listing sentence.
Way to go Emma!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Goodbye Miss Harris

Thank you Miss Harris for joining our class this term.  We will miss you....You are going to be an amazing teacher!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Clever Maths Thinking!

The question was. "How many daffodils did the 23  children in our class pick if we  picked 20 daffodils each.?   
Look at the different and clever ways these children showed their thinking.

Gingerbeer Opening!

Wow it just kept fizzing and fizzing. I T was like a volcano. Yum !

Taniwha (2)

Taniwha Daffodil Trip (2) on PhotoPeach

Taniwha 1

Taniwha Daffodil Trip (1) on PhotoPeach