Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Term 1, 2018

Welcome to Room 2.

We have had a fantastic and very busy start to our term.

Beach Education was a very successful day and we were lucky to have group of parents to help support us getting into the water...... thank you all.

Discovery Time is a wonderful exploration of creativity. We have a focus for the children  each week, such as joining in and trying new things, working in new spaces, and taking turns and sharing. This is a really special time for the teachers to support and coach children to play and create positive relationships with each other. Last week our origami workshop, led by Jackson in Room 2, turned into waka making with passengers and oars attached. It is amzing how when we allow children the freedom to explore, what evolves for them and the sense of pride they feel.

Another wonderful event was the Junior Try-athalon. We had fantastic support from the community and some of Year 5 and 6 students were on hand to help the children complete the course..... I wonder if this may have inspired our little people to look at the
Weetbix Try-athlon in the coming years.

As the weather turns cooler, finally, we will be finishing swimming on Friday 16th March. The focus for these sessions is floatation and buoyancy. The children have also been practising getting to the side and holding on.. then pulling themselves out using their core strength. This programme is designed by Swimming New Zealand and teaches children what to do if they fall into a pool.  To complete our Aquatics unit, we will be having a short display of what we have been working on during our swimming sessions.... do join us if you can at 1.45pm.

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Term 3 Fancy Dress

Thank you so much for all of the support for our Term 3 Junior Fancy Dress. It was a fantastic way to finish our term. It was awesome to have so many parents join us. There was some great dancing on display, from the children and adults alike.

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Discovery Time

During our Discovery Time on Fridays, we encourage children to work together, problem solve and design new creations. These future engineers persevered for almost an hour to create a water slide for ants. They had to solve several problems, such as leaks and several collapses! They got there in the end and were very proud of their work.

Great effort boys. It would have been very easy to walk away, but you worked together as a great team.

Hockey Skills with Sport Taranaki

During August and September, Room 2 enjoyed learning some new skills. We had Lloyd from Sport Taranaki come and share his knowledge of hockey with us. We had loads of fun and ended the sessions with a tournament.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Swimming in the sunshine

After a very chilly first few weeks, we are now enjoying our daily swimming lessons in Room 2. We have been working on our flotation, glide, and strong quick floppy feet to move us through the water efficiently. There are now happy faces enjoying the pool, rather than shivering children who were not keen to dip their toes in.

Beach Clean Up Day

On Monday 20th February, we continued our very long history of picking up rubbish across the community and out towards Weld Road.
The Juniors walked down to Corbett Park, and after a quick dip in the river, we enjoyed a hot sausage and then went on our mission to collect rubbish around Corbett Park. We were very happy to find very little rubbish which is encouraging to think the community is looking after our beautiful spaces.
After our lunch, we created houses and buildings using drift wood, rocks and seaweed.

Thank you very much to the parents who came and supported this event. Without your continuing help we wouldn't be able to run and enjoy these special days. 😊 

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Scooter Skills was Super Fun

On Friday 10 February, the Junior School had Scooter Skills. We learnt about fitting our helmets correctly, 3 ways of stopping quickly and being safe out on the foot path. We learnt how to pass people using our manners and stopping quickly when cars come out of driveways.                    

                                      Practising our stopping skills!!!

 Success getting past a sneaky driveway.