Sunday, July 2, 2017

LONG LONG AGO- This term's inquiry

This term we inquired into long ago. After 'sowing the seed' at the beginning of the term and capturing the children's interest, Karaka generally had many wonderings about extinct animals and toys. 

We did lots of writing and investigating into dinosaurs, moas, tasmanian tigers and taniwha (link to matariki) earlier in the term. We discovered what these creatures ate, how they lived, how they caught their food, and became very good at using adjectives to describe their bodies! Our art for art attack was integrated into our inquiry- very scary dinosaurs!!

For our inquiry into toys, the children got to experience different toys to gain a perspective of how children kept themselves entertained in the 'old days' without electronic devices.

We learnt how to use
- Marbles and shooters- a favourite!
- Knuckle bones
- String games- another favourite!
- Quoits
- Hopscotch made with chalk and mud- another favourite!The children have been creating their own at lunchtimes
- Elastics- another favourite! Also a keen one to play now at lunchtimes

Check out these awesome videos!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Week 8 sounds of the week

dr song-

gl song-

gr song -

kn song and story-
kn song-

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Week 7 Term 2- Sound of the week links

Week 7 Term 2- Sound of the week links

Cr blend- work on stretching out- Pause and get your child to stretch out the cr words throughout the video

Ch digraph song- Sing a long!-

Fl blend song- Sing a long!-

Monday, May 8, 2017

Karaka loves PMP!

This term on a Monday afternoon, Karaka and the other classes in the Pukeko team are spending some time doing the PMP programme to support and develop physical and gross motor skills as well as body awareness. Each class has a slot on a Monday afternoon and the children love it! Please ensure your child has appropriate clothing to wear on a Monday. Skirts and dresses aren't ideal for PMP.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Book Week!

Wow! We had some amazing dress ups for Book Week last week. It was a lot of fun, and our assembly went fantastic! Well done to Riley for receiving best dressed in the spot prizes. Check out the pictures!

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Assembly week 5 term 1

Well done to Charlotte and Nate for receiving the 'resilience awards' this week and to Riley for being the Star Writer of the week!