Friday, October 31, 2014


We are looking at how plants grow and change.

What we know is written in red. 
What we wondered is written in blue.

We started to find seeds in the food that we were eating

So we got some pots and filled them with dirt, and put a bean into the dirt.

We planted up 4 pots and labelled them Plant A , B , C and D.
Plant D was the pot that was watered and will have light and warmth because we will put it in the sun every day.
Plant A is in a box to see if it needs light to grow.
Plant B is in the fridge to see if it needs warmth to grow.
Plants A and B and D will all get water.
Plant C will not get any water.

This jar has paper around the inside of the jar and soil. There is a bean growing between the glass and paper. We are looking at how a seed forms its roots and leaves.

We will keep you posted as to what happens...

Sunday, September 21, 2014


On Tuesday 9th September, the whole Junior School and lots of parents, boarded buses to go to Waipukurau. We went to the Taniwha Daffodil Farm to pick daffodils as an introduction to our "Changes" inquiry topic.
On the bus. It was very exciting!

When we got there, we had morning tea on the tarpaulin that
Pete had put out for us.

Out amongst the daffodils. We were allowed to pick 20.
There was a tree house but there were too many
children wanting to climb up so we couldn't use it.

There were swans ...


and hippos....just kidding.

Hiding amongst the daffodils.

A beautiful bunch of daffodils for Mum.

A bit of playtime before we went home.

The daffodils went into crates so that they would arrive safely
back at school.

                                                      "Home James."

Monday, September 8, 2014

Calendar Art

Instead of having a showing of calendar art in the hall as we usually do, this year we are showing you on the blog what the children have produced. Room 18 has done a background (like wrapping paper) and then put photos on of things that we have done at school.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014


On Wednesday 6 August the whole school ran cross country races. The Juniors started in the morning and then the Middles and Seniors followed on. The morning was very successful and the Juniors did really well. For some of them it was their first cross country. 
Waiting to start.

It was a very cold morning. Look at the snow!

On your marks, get set, GO!

5 year olds warming up.

Waiting for the signal to go.

Coming up to the last strait.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Making Cupcakes 20 June 2014

We have a new teacher helping us in our room. Her name is Miss Thielke.
When we were doing maths we learnt about pictographs. We made cupcakes and iced them, then we made a pictograph to show the different kinds we had made.
I wonder what we are going to do first.

" I can't wait to have a turn. I love cooking."
Spoon the mixture in carefully.

Now for the exciting part...icing and decorating!!


At The Fire Station

We have been learning what to do when there is a fire so we went to the fire station.
We are listening to one of the fire officers.

She showed us what she has to wear
 to keep safe.

Almost ready.....

This is what the fire officers wear when they have to go into a building that is on fire.
It looks very heavy.

Here is one of the fire engines.

This is where the hoses are kept.

This was so much fun! Steady..aim...FIRE!!

We all had a go.

Wow! Look at that spray of water!!

It looked like so much fun that some of  the parents had a turn.

This is what is inside the fire truck.

Then the small fire truck came to school. This truck goes off  to small fires before they get too big.

The small fire truck.

The fireman set a box alight.
Mrs Strand and Mrs Chapman had a go with a fire extinguisher.

Even Miss Thielke had a turn.

Then Mrs Hodgkinson, Mrs Millar and Mrs Spriggins.
Whew!! I think it's out now.