Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Junior Syndicate Magical Mystery Tour

On Friday the 15th April the Junior Syndicate went on a
Magical Mystery Tour
visiting the places in our community that are special.
First we visited the Kaiteriteri Playground.

We then carried on our journey to the Kumaras, enjoying a stroll along the coastline.


Oh no at Goodman Park it seemed that the ducks had already been fed.
Even hiding did not seem to bring the ducks closer.

Lunch time! Our tummies were rumbling so next stop Decks Reserve.
Lunch underneath the cherry trees at Kiyosato Gardens...
and then a play at the Decks Reserve Playground.


After lunch we boarded the school bus and went on a short ride past our favourite shop
The Warehouse and of course Mc Donalds.
To end the day we visited the Motueka Library where Sue one of our favourite librarians shared some books with us. We had  time to browse and read and then it was time to go back to school.

We had a fantastic time visiting places that are special to us.
Thank you very much to all the parents who were able to share this wonderful outing with us, we couldn't do it without you.
Happy Holidays Team!

Thursday, 7 April 2016

Week 10 in Te Ara Toru!

Welcome to another fun filled week with lots of learning!

Today in Discovery time, we learnt how to make butter! We had to shake cream for so long, our arms got very sore! Then we found that the cream had turned into whipped cream and then, finally, it turned into butter! There was also buttermilk left over- which we tasted.

We spread the butter on some bread and gobbled it up- it was very tasty!

As part of our new learning, we have been talking about places that are special to us, and sending letters to people that are special to us- today we wrote letters to friends in other classes and posted them in our special junior syndicate post box! It was lots of fun! We are looking forward to getting some postcards arriving from special people and places all over the globe! 

A reminder that we are having a shared lunch to farewell Milan next Thursday as he moves into Te Ara Wha- can everyone please bring in a plate of finger food?

Also carrying on with our theme of places that are important to us- we have organised a junior syndicate bus trip for next Friday 15th April to visit places that the children have said are important to them- please read the notice that is sent home today and return permission slip asap.

Enjoy your weekend,


Shena and Bridget.