Saturday, October 21, 2017

People That Help In Our Community



Our Inquiry this term is 'Doing Good Because Good Is Good To Do'. We have started our Inquiry with learning about people who help in our community. Our first visitors were from Air New Zealand. They spoke to us about how Air New Zealand helps the community through Koru Care- supporting children with illness and disabilities; and working with the Department of Conservation to help protect our National bird- the Kiwi.

Some lucky children got to dress up in pilot, air steward/stewardess and engineer uniforms.
Then we all took part in a 'lolly run' game- where the children had to put on gloves and an apron and do a relay race carrying a bowl of airplane lollies. Lots of fun (especially the taste testing of the lollies!)
Special thanks to Damien, Shane and Gina from Air New Zealand.













Loose Parts

This Term in K2M and K2S we are exploring with 'loose parts'. We are using our imagination and creating different and interesting ways to play and co-operate with our classmates. 
We are ...
• problem solving
• creating
• making decisions
• role playing
• working together with others, sharing, negotiating and taking turns
• developing our ideas in our own ways
• learning to solve problems, plan and remember
• using language such as under, over, through, between and communicating needs
• being creative and using objects and materials in different ways.
              










Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Diwali



What we have learnt-
- Diwali is celebrated in India and all around the world in October or November. 
- It is the Hindu New Year and is either a 3-day or 5-day celebration. 
- It is called the 'Festival Of Lights'. 
- Rangoli patterns are lovely and bright
Thank you to Mrs Gopi and Mrs Begum for coming into the Kiwi Team this week and creating beautiful Henna patterns on our children's hands. The children that have had the patterns done have been so excited about them.
Happy Diwali!



Thursday, September 28, 2017

We have a new teacher!

Today Grace kindly taught the class how to complete an art activity. 
We loved having Grace as our teacher. Thank you Grace. 
Make sure you keep an eye out to see our completed art work! 






Another science experiment for K2

How lucky are we to have another science experiment to write about. This one was super fun as we discovered that a substance can be both a liquid and solid. Check out our sticky hands.