K2 is a Modern Learning Environment with learners from New Entrants - Year 2. The Kaitiaki teachers are Ms Mouldey (K2P), Mrs Amy Muir (K2M), Miss Sharon Boon (K2B), Mrs Smit (K2S) and Mrs Honey (K2H). Watch as we learn, grow and succeed!
Nikhil- The giraffe went to Australia on a boat.
Eva- I was climbing up and locking the giraffe in.
Cooper- The giraffe is going on a boat to Australia.
Lucas- I saw a giraffe.
Jaxon- I saw a truck with a giraffe on it.
Samuel E- I want to climb up the giraffes neck and pat his head.
Hannah- The giraffe went to Australia
Relic- The giraffe is going to go to his new home.
Joshua- The giraffe went on a truck.
Marcus- The giraffe is going on a boat to a new home.
Neena- The giraffe went on a boat to Sydney. He found a new family.
Well done to Una, Eva and Kaea who were the hard working children from K2 who received PB4L certificates for last weeks focus on 'Listening and Following Instructions'. Great work girls!
This weeks focus is 'Keeping Our Hands And Feet To Ourselves'. See the PB4L tab to learn more about our school wide PB4L (Positive Behaviour For Learning) Programme.
Here is an activity which helps us with Reading and Writing.
This is where we listen to the sounds in words and we write them down.
Breaking words into familiar chunks helps us to read them.
These can include - di-graphs, blends, little words inside big words and word endings
Here are some examples...
We also got to use our brand new whiteboards, markers and erasers which made the learning fun.
It was a great way to improve our handwriting too!
K2P were amongst the children who have been reviewing their instant recall of basic words.
To make this fun, we planted some word flowers in the garden.
In order to pick a flower one of us had to say the word and put it into a sentence.
To make it extra tricky we turned the cards over and played memory. I soon noticed there are some competitive souls in K2P!
This was a great game for taking turns as well as encouraging children to learn how to read all those words which appear frequently in their readers
Today we had our first session with Counties Manukau Sport who are here to offer us a 'have a go' hockey programme for 4 weeks. We need to remember to wear (or bring) covered in shoes on a Wednesdayto help protect our toes.
In our first session we learnt how to hold the hockey stick and practised dribbling the ball (like it was stuck to the end of our stick with super glue!). We even had time to have a little game of hockey. The teachers were so impressed with everyone having a go and persevering with this new skill.