Thursday, October 6, 2011

Orokonui Ecosanctury Trip

Room 1 really enjoyed the trip to Orokonui Ecosanctury. We had loads of fun learning about all the different kinds of trees, birds, insects and animals with the friendly guides. We found out lots of interesting new facts about life within the ecosanctury. It was awesome to have so many native birds and bushes all around us! We felt especially lucky to see the kaka in their natural habitat, Some had just been released the day before. We owe a MASSIVE thank you to the staff at Orokonui for giving us such an amazing experience.
By George

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Year 6 Visiti to Tahuna Intermediate

On Tuesday 9th August the Year 6 children went to Tahuna Intermediate. We really enjoyed taking part in the technology, music making and computing activities

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Mid Winter's Day

To celebrate mid winters day, and as part of our measurement for Maths, Room 1 made vegetable soup and bread rolls. We all brought along a vegetable and chopped or grated it into the soup. We let it cook for a long time!. Next we made bread rolls. We had to weigh the white flour and wholemeal flour and then check our weights on the electronic scales. Next we measured the yeast, salt and milk powder. Then we put in golden syrup, margarine and warm water. We put the ingredients into the breadmaker and it took 45 minutes to make the dough. We had to use our fractions knowledge to cut the dough.. First we cut it in half, then into quarters and then we cut each quarter into thirds! We cooked them in batches of 12 ( 3 rows of 4). We made three batches, so that was 36 buns altogether. We all loved the bread and most of us loved the soup.

Writers Workshop

Gymnastics Festival

Fun Measurement in Maths

As part of our Maths measurement activities we have been using scales to weigh things. We had to see how much weight we could could out into a supermarket bag before it broke the handles. We needed to put a very large rock in before it broke!! Other activities were making cuboids and using our multiplication knowledge to find the volume of a box. We also used scales to find the combined weight of our group and had to fill empty containers so they weighed the same as it said on the packet. We are getting very good at reading scales!

Athletics Team Event

On Friday 6th May some Macandrew Bay children went with Mr Mitchell to the Edgar Centre to take part in a fun sports day. Some of the activities were throwing the vortex, an obstacle course and a game like hop scotch. We really really enjoyed it and same second overall. We were really proud of our team.
Louis and Jackson

Monday, May 9, 2011

Monday, April 25, 2011

Term 2 Topic -What is Beyond the Clouds?

Watch this space! We will be sharing our learning about this exciting topic.

Monday, April 11, 2011

On April 12, Karen (Zacka's mum) and Isak came to our school to talk about our topic "Getting on together". They work at the University, and told us about peace, conflict and research. They showed us some pictures and had a puppet show. "It was great fun coming to your school! We were so impressed with all your thoughtful questions," says Karen.
By Zacka

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

ICT Kids Conference

We went to the ICT kids conference at Tahuna Intermedite in Dunedin. We had lots of fun doing animations and making some blogs.Some of us were even shown how to use an interactive white board! We had great fun:) and are now able to share our learning with the other children in the class. Carina and Leroy

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Walk and Wheel Week Prizes

As part of Walk and Wheel week Macandrew bay School won two prizes. Our school received $300 for sports equipment and Jasmine won a $50 voucher to spend at Stirling sports. We were really p[leased that most children in our class walked to school.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

First Aid Course

Today Belinda from St John came to teach us first aid. We found out how to deal with bleeding noses, broken bones, bee stings, choking and how to put people in the recovery position.

Earthquake Refugees from Redcliff Rest Home Residents Visit Us

We read in the paper about the residents from Redcliff Rest home who had to come to Dunedin after their rest home was destroyed in the Christchurch earthquake. We wrote letters to them and told them we were thinking of them and how hard it must have been for them to relocate to Dunedin. We were really thrilled when Leith House Rest Home phoned us to say the Christchurch residents would like to visit us to say Thank You for our letters. They came to visit us on Wednesday 9th March, just two weeks after the earthquake. We sang songs, read poems about the earthquake and asked questions about what it was like to be in an earthquake that size. They told us how frightened they were and how they had tables topple on them. One lady had a TV land on her foot. They had no power or water for two days and came to Dunedin in the clothes they were wearing. They were not allowed to go to their rooms and had to sleep for two nights on the floor. We thought they were very brave. We made scones and put jam and cream on them, which we enjoyed as well!!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Signing the Room 1 Treaty

In room 1 we have a class treaty that explains our class rules. Some of the rules are about how you need to take responsibility for your actions and your learning and treat people how you want to be treated. It is important for everyone to feel respected and have fun. Every body signed.
By Claire

Sunday, February 6, 2011

The Awesome Room 1 2011

We have an awesome class this year! We have 27 Year 5 & 6 children who love learning. We are passionate about having fun, challenging ourselves and doing our best. We feel it is important to respect and care for each other. Our topic this term is Getting on Together! We will be learning about how people get on together in our school and in the world. We will find out how to solve problems.
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