Thursday, 31 August 2017

Week 6

Kia ora

The sun was shining so off we all went on a 'noticing' walk.
Armed with our clip boards and pens we were all ready to write down all the things that we noticed!

Spring is on it's way!!!
We know that because we saw heaps and heaps of spring flowers...daffodils, violets, magnolias, blossom, snowdrops, match heads, daphne and rhododendrons.

Beautiful white blossom...

Stunning pink magnolias...

A soft furry husk from the magnolia bud......

Jasiah's list was very very long......fantastic noticing Jasiah!

We also noticed empty sections, a clock tower, sushi and a fish and chip shop, a bee, a smashed bottle, a digger and lots more.

BUT...our biggest find of the day was a supermarket trolley that had been left in the stream along the walkway.

Desharne, Jasiah and Ryan pulled it out and we took it back to school with us.

Gayle rang Pac N Save and they are going to come and pick it up.

We all felt that we had been responsible citizens.

It was wonderful being out in the sun together.

                                         Today we made gingerbread men.

 It was Aieshar's choice but sadly she was away sick and didn't get to make any. Desharne very kndly made one for her and we will give it to her when she returns.

A huge 'thank you' to Desharne and Paul for making up the dough mixture for us during their lunch break.


Out of the oven ready to ice....

We made icing to stick the M and Ms on...

Lots of concentration was needed to do the decorating....


Sadly the sun that was out at the beginning of the week has disappeared and now it feels like Winter again!

Keep warm everyone!!

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Week 5

Annyeong....hello from South Korea

Wow! What a wonderful week of having the sun out every day!!

Listening and imagining....

Last week Mary read us a book called The Music Tree. We didn't get to see the illustrations because we had to imagine what they might look like.
It is quite a hard thing to do!!
When the story was finished we had to do a drawing of our own music tree.
Call in and see what we achieved....Everyone thinks that our drawings are spectacular.

During the week we went and visited Mrs Coleman's new house. Her house had to be demolished because of the earthquake. We went to see the roofers getting the iron ready to put on the roof.

Talking to Mr Coleman...

Asking questions....

The new house....

Fun at a nearby playground...

Being brave....

              Last term we made our own pois but sadly they came apart when we went to use them.
              Luckily the school have some so this week we practised our 'poi' skills

                                                              Well done everyone!!!

This week we had a 'jam' session should have been here. It was so much fun!!  And VERY noisey!!!

We started off by watching street artists making music on YouTube.
Then it was our turn to have a go!!
First we followed different beats , then it was onto making our own music.

We made music on buckets, pots, lids and tins

Today we made hamburgers...thanks to was his choice.

These words described how we thought they tasted....scrumptious, delicious, yum, surprisingly good, really, really good, want my mum to cook them!!!

We had lettuce, beetroot, pineapple and cheese to choose from for our buns.

Time to turn the patties over....

Now its time to eat!!!

Thanks Aaron...everyone thought that you chose really well!!

Have a stunning weekend ...lets hope the sun continues to shine.

Spring is on it's way!!!!

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Week 3

Zdravstvuyte....Hello from Russia!

This week we welcomed Kelly to our team. Aieshar and Gabby are really pleased to have another girl joining us!!

Cheers Kelly and welcome to the Afternoon Programme!!

This term we are practising to get confidence to perform in front of others.

We started this week by doing some role playing.

We were given different types of situations that could occur in our life. 

 What would we do to get help?

Aaron speaking to the police after dialing 111....

Oh No!! Ryan has collapsed...what should we do?????

A policeman arrives on the scene to help!

Kelly ringing the fire brigade....

We wanted to come up with some words that describe us and the Afternoon Programme....this is what we came up with.        

Awesome, fantastic, terrific, excellent, responsible, nice, okay, outstanding, nurturing is what we came up with for Afternoon.

 Perfect, respect, one and only, gorgeous, reliable, amazing, mindful, mega and excited were the words we chose for Programme.

On Wednesday Gayle left all the work that we were going to do at home.!

Mmmm....what were we to do?

We had a games and dancing afternoon. It was so cool...we have heaps of fun.

We had so much fun that we asked Gayle could she leave our work at home again another day!!!!!

You would have loved being with us this afternoon....Jasiah chose chocolate, banana muffins for us to bake.

They were just scrumptious..we wanted more!!

Putting in the baking powder...

Egg cracking...

Time to mix everything together..

Ready for the oven...

Ready to eat!!!!!

We have the recipe for these delicious GF muffins if you would like it.

Have a superb weekend everyone!