Sunday, 25 January 2015

Farewell from the Pathfinders Blog

Sadly, we are saying farewell to the Pathfinders Blog. Mrs Rose has retired, and another blog will now present the learning journey of our New Entrant class in 2015.

The Pathfinders Blog will remain available for those of you who would like to look back on the photos and stories over the past few years.

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Run Jump Throw

Today the Junior School had their Run Jump Throw afternoon. We have been practising for weeks now, and today our parents were invited along to watch.

Monday, 10 November 2014

Maths Today: Area

Today we were looking at filling in an area with shapes. Often when children draw pictures, they do lines for arms, legs and sun rays. Children are aware of lines but are not always aware of the area between lines. In this activity, internal areas can be filled with different shapes a little like a geometric jigsaw puzzle. As long as all the white area is covered inside the shape, there is no one correct way to be successful. We really enjoyed this challenge today. Area on PhotoPeach

Friday, 31 October 2014

Pet Day

What a wonderful morning we had for our Pet Day today! Beautiful warm weather with no wind. Very different to the thunder storms and downpours we had this afternoon. Just as well the pets had gone home by then.
We had lots of animals including cats, dogs, horses, pigs, calves, lambs, rabbits, rats, guinea pigs, hens and ducks, fish, as well as soft toys.

Pet Day on PhotoPeach

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Our New Principal Arrives in Style!

Last Monday our new principal arrived for her first day at our school. She came in her racing car. It was very noisy. Then we had a powhiri for her. First she sat with her old school and then some people from our school took her to sit on our side. We sang our school song. 
Welcome Mrs Prendergast. We hope you like our school.

Friday, 12 September 2014

Room 2 and 7 had Choice and Challenge on the own today!

The three other Junior classes went on their trip to the fire station and police station today so we had our own Choice and Challenge. Look at the great choices we made today. Today was Polly's first day at school. 

Maths Week

It was the last day of Maths Week today and Graham came to show us some cool things to do using Maths. There were lots of problem solving activities, counting activities, weighing and measuring activities. We liked it very much. Thank you Graham.

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Our Trip to the Fire Station

Today we went to visit the fire station at Lincoln. We went in a bus and had our lunch at the rugby grounds. There was a play park there to play on. Then we walked to the fire station and saw the fire engines and had a turn of the hoses. The water can go a very long way.

The fire truck has some big cutters and tools in it.
They are very heavy!

The fire hose was hard to hold.
We turned it on and off.

The water went a long way.

We got in the fire truck to have a look at where the firemen sit.

We are learning our addresses and phone numbers.
We know that the number to ring in an
emergency is 111. 

When the water was going it's fastest it went 25 metres.
That is a long way.

Friday, 29 August 2014

New Entrant Party

Today we had a party to welcome the children who are going to come to our school soon. We played games and then we had some party food. Then we had time to play outside and look after our new friends. We had a story about little dinosaurs on their first day at school and e the new children were given a goodie bag to take home. It was fun.

People Who Help Us

We had a visit from a policeman who told us about some of the things a policeman has to do, and about how they train police dogs. Police men can help us when there is an emergency and they can keep us safe after dangerous things like storms, floods and crashes and help to protect us from bad people . We got to look in his car and he put the flashing lights on. When he put the siren on I got a terrible fright!