Term 3 is an exciting Term with lots of fun
activities planned.  The unit focus for the school
is Living World.
 We going to look at a variety of living
creatures, mammals, insects,their life cycles
animals,  plant seeds for our
vegetable garden, care for a plants.

              This is a piece of art work we are adding to at
the moment.  Each time we learn about a new insect
we are drawing it and gluing it to our Anzac picture.



 

Remember to bring
a bottle of water 
for the classroom,
your Reading
Folder with all
your homework
in it and a
 healthy lunch
so your brain
is ready to 
a busy day 
of learning and
fun with our
friends.



Wiki

    
 2017 
Term 3 
What's been happening this week? 
 Week 4
We are learning about seeds and plants at the 
moment so we went outside to see if it is warm 
enough to plant seeds.  We saw bulbs coming up,
buds on the trees and Jackie told us she heard
a frog.  We are going to start germinating seeds
in the classroom and sprouting new potatoes.
 
Maire our police educator came down and taught us
about keeping ourselves safe when we are away
playing with our friends and what to do when
people touch us in a way we do not like.  
She also talked to us about 
safety plan and what we should do.
 
 
Jade also got to try on Maire's police protection
jacket. It is very heavy and must be very hot  
to wear in the Summer.
 
 
We have also been trying some Lego challenges.
Here Malachi is measuring his tower.  You had to
build a tower with 20 lego builds and measure it
to see whose was the tallest.
 

 Week 3 
Here are our stars who won prizes at Artarama.
Abby and Jade won a prize for their Mondrian
puzzle and Harley won a prize for his
Hundertwasser work.
Our school also won the Aigantighe Gallery Prize
for all of the schools work at both Timaru South
and Pareora Campus.  Well done everyone.
 
 
Harley and Cooper have finished creating their
paints now.  We also found some really good
bark to paint on.
Look at the beautiful shades of brown that they 
made.  They think they will paint moths.
 

 Week 2 
There are lots of different things going on in the
classroom this week.  Harley and Cooper are trying
to make paints like the aboriginals did.  They have
collects different coloured soils, now they are 
crushing them and letting them dry.
We are working hard in Maths.  The Junior children
are learning the patterns to ten by using
their fingers, counting jelly beans and writing
number stories.
 
 
We  have started the unit on Living World and are
learning about seeds and plants.
We are starting to collect seeds from different fruit.
 
This week Rowdy brought down some things for
us to use our scooters on.  They are such fun.
Thank you Rowdy.
 

 Week 1 
Yeah, back to school.  We are trying to finish our
insects for our flower pictures so we can put
some in Artarama.
 
 
First we painted one side of the butterfly a bright
colour and closed the butterfly so the paint
went on the other side.  We let it dry
 
Then we put dots of paints on one side of the
butterfly and closed the butterfly.  The colours
went on theother side to make a beautiful
symmetrical butterfly.
This week we also started our class 'Welling Being
Challenge'.  No one in our class had tried the fruit
tarmarillo.  We all tasted it.  Phergus thought it 
was very sour.

 Term 2 
 What's been happening this week? 
 Week 10 
This week the St Johns came to talk to use about 
what to do if we get hurt.  Cooper took these
photos.
Here is Jade being bandaged up.  The ambulance
has arrived to take her to hospital.
They gave us all a first aid kit.
Harley bandaged up Malachi.

Week 9
This week was a special week for us because
Grandad came back to hear us reading.  We
love having Grandad hear us read.
This term the Art Club have been painting our
old shelves. They first had to undercoat them
and fill in all the holes. Then they took out all the old
staples.  It was hard work.
After that they painted them the three primary 
colours.  Resene were so good to us and gave
us help on how to do this and the  beautiful
paint.
Look at our beautiful shelves now.
Our classroom looks so cool.
Thank you Resene Colour Shop.

Week 8
This week we went to the Timaru Museum to learn 
about Matariki and how the Maori used the stars for 
different things like planting and travelling from
place to place.  We heard one of  the story of the
Matariki Stars and learnt where to find them in the
sky.  They are only seen early in the morning in
become visible in late June.
Ruth showed us a painting of an early Moari village
that an artist had painted of a settlement of Maori
that lived near the Waskdyke  Lagoon.  
 
 
We looked around the museum first.  Tylar and Liam
liked the big merino ram.
Ruth showed us some tools that the early maori
usedto make.  The took a very long time to
get them smooth.  They had to make all their
tools themselves.
 
We also saw some stone that the Maori had drawn
on. We weren't sure if they were animals or people.
 
In one of the displays there were tools that had
been found at Pareora because along time ago
there was a Maori village at Pareora.

Week 7
Phergus Humphries
Malachi Boston
Harley Crawford
This week we have been talking about the 
difference between insects and spiders. We
put a ladybird and then a spider on our
Anzac pictures.
Tobyas Keen-Gosney
We know that a spider is not an insect because
a spider has two body parts and eight legs.  An
insect has to have three body parts and six
legs.

Week 6
   
 
Last Friday we had our Cross Country in at the
Timaru Botanical Gardens.  We all completed 
the course and some of us did very well. Abby
found it hard but she didn't give up.  She is
resilient.  Well done Abby.  Jade
got 2nd in the Year 3 girls.

Week 5
We made a sun.  Here is Liam using a cotton bud to
make the flares that happen on the sun.

Sapphire helped us to put our sun on the black
background.  We are going to put some planets
on to.
 
This week we have been learning about weights on the
scaled.  We found that heavy things go down and light
things go up.
 
We have a new library shelf in our classroom that
meanswe can see the fronts of all our books now.  
We also have another mattress for our sofa which
means we can all fit in the library corner.
 
We tried an experiment by dropping a light thing
and a heavy thing from the top tower.  Both of
them landed at the same time.  We decided to see
what would happen if we tried to drop paint from
different heights.  We
got little drops from the bottom.
We went to the top part and found that the wind
moved the paint and it was difficult to get the paint
onto the board.  Some paint missed all together
and didn't go
straight down.
Week 4
Last Thursday we went into Strike Percussion to watch
their amazing percussion show.  Mrs Smith did lots
of music work with us on Friday.
Last week we also found the moon.  We didn't realise
that the moon can be out in the daytime as well.
 
 
 
We made moons by painting with thickened white
paint and then using circle Maths equipment to make
craters.
This week we have been looking at the sun and how 
important it is to us.  We measured our shadows at
different times of the day and our shadows moved.

Week 3
We have just about finished our Anzac poppy paintings
that we started last term when we studied Anzac Day.
 
When we have looked at insects and how to make 
them we are also going to put some bugs on our
painting like butterflies, bees and ladybugs to make
them more interesting.
 
We are learning about the moon this week.  We have
been reading about how the moon has craters on
its surface.  We tried an experiment to work out how 
the moons craters are formed.  We learnt they are
formed by meteorites or asteroids crashing into the
moon's surface. 
We used three balls that were the same size but
different weights. Malachi dropped the balls
when he was standing on a chair. The red ball
only made a small circle mark 4.6cm across.  The
cricket ball made a circle 7 cm across.  The heavy
shotput made a 7cm circle mark as well but
disappeared into the sand.

Week 2
This week we traveled into Timaru South  to
view New Zealand PlayHouse.  
They performed 'Puss in Boots'.  There were three
actors and they played many different roles.
 
They were very funny and had great costumes and
props to perform their play.
It was great when we were able to yell out and
respond to the characters.  

Week 1
We are back to school and back to learning this week.  
Here is Tobyas helping Liam with his reading.
 
Robert and Malachi had read their book to the 
teacher, now they are practising reading with the
big books.
We love the iPads in our classroom but we only use it
for learning.  Here is Jade practising her basic facts.
Abby is learning about nouns, verbs and adjectives
in her spelling.  She knows were to get charts to help.

                         Term  1                     
What's been happening this week
Week 11
This week we learn about Anzac Day and why
it is important to remember the brave soldiers
who went to War and died for us.
 
These two photos show Robert painting.  This is
the first time he has painted in our class.  We are
going to make some Anzac poppies so we are 
making the paper to cut them out from.
We are painting blue, yellow or black backgrounds
for our poppies to go on and here is Jade making
some green paper by painting a darker green onto
bubble wrap and printing it on the lighter green
so we can cut our stalks from it.
Here is Alex having his well deserved breakfast at
Breakfast Club.  Each morning he comes early to
help set up, by cleaning the tables, getting all the
bowls, spoons, weetbix milk and tooth brushes 
organised.  Today he helped Mrs O make the
fruit salad.  Well done Alex.

Week 10
This week we had our Art Show in at Timaru 
Show to raise money for Ronald McDonald House.
Here are our Mondrian paintings.
 
Here are our Hundertwasser works.
 
These are our three Jackson Pollock art works.
This is Jade and Abby's Mondrian puzzle.
This is Jack, Harley and Cooper's 3D Mondrian.

Week 9
 
 
 
This week we painted a Jackson Pollock type
painting.  He was famous for his drip painting.
He didn't use brushes all the time.  Sometimes
he just used a stick and flicked the paint.  We
had such fun painting like this and we had 
to clean up some paint that went all over the
room.
   
 We finished our Hundertwasser
paintings this week.  They took us a
lot of time but we were really pleased
with them.
 

Week 8
We made lots of delicious gingerbread for the
Fair. The best part was when we decorated
them with treats.
Our Year 4 children got fantastic dictionaries
from Rotary this week.  They belong to us but
we are also using them in the classroom to
help with our proof reading.
 
For Mindfulness this week we made a Glitter Jar
to help us to calm down when we are upset. If
we don't do this we can't make good decisions.
This is how we made it.  We put warm water in a
plastic jar and added some glitter.  Then we put
in a small amount of dish washing liquid so the
glitter would go to the bottom of the jar.  Then
we added, watered down, wall paper glue, so
the glitter takes longer to settle to
the bottom of the jar.

Week 7
In our classroom we have some tadpoles that
Steve brought in for us.  This is the life
cycle of how a tadpole turns into a frog.
One of our tadpoles has turned into a froglet
and is climbing up the side of the tank.
 
Here is Cooper cutting out lollipop trees for
his Hundertwasser art work.
Here is Jade and Abby dying the houses that
are to go on the Hundertwasser art work.

Week 6
Here is Jade and Abby finishing their 3D
Mondrian.
We looked at lots of Hundertwasser's
art work.  This is one we liked a lot.
 
Hundertwasser likes using curved lines in his work.
Here we are using combed card to make lines.
 
Jack, Harley and Cooper are still working on
their 3D Mondrian.  It i taking a long time and 
is really hard to glue everything in place.  
Luckily we took a photo and are using this for
our plan.
 
Week 5
The Year 3 and 4 children are making 3D
Mondrians.  It is taking lots of planning.
Here is Jack, Harley and Cooper working out
how to put theres together.
 
This is their plan.
Jade and Abby have made a smaller Mondrian
and are using black tape to make the
lines.

Week 4
   
We are  making a 3D Mondrian. Here is Abby painting
the shapes to go on it.
Tobyas was the first in the class to discover how to
make brown.  He mixed red, blue and yellow.

Week 3
We have been making Mondian pictures by cutting
and gluing.
 
Everyone did different pictures.  They were great.
 
Here are some of the pictures.
These pictures are made by  Tobyas, Lennox
Phergus and Malachi.
We took off the tape and our Mondrian paintings
magically appeared.
 
Week 2
We are swimming in our cool pool.  Eva helped Robert
get into the pool for the first time.
Well done Robert.
Phergus also got into the pool for the
first time.  Well done Phergus.
 
 
We have started learning about Piet Mondrain's art
work.  He uses straight lines that are black and
white.
We have put  white tape on  our paper and now
are using a sponge to paint some of the
squares white.

Week 1
We have been relearning about how the brain
works to make sure that we are mindful to listen
and learn at school.
 
We are also talking about using our WITS to
solve problems at school and home.
 
 

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