Monday, 27 June 2016

Wonder what reading in Te Ara Toru is all about?

Hello again,
Below is some information, for you as parents to make reading more easier to understand. We hope you enjoy!

                               The reading colour wheel

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Our Matariki Learning.

Welcome back to the exciting adventure that is Room 3!

We've welcomed James into our class, and we love his wonderful smile! 

Matariki is in the sky and today, we focused on this for our Discovery time, as well as our poem.

We watched some cool videos on the different legends behind Matariki, 
have a look at 2 below.

Next week, we will be learning about Marvellous Materials for the week as part of our technology/Science focus. We will be seeing which materials float and sink and which catch on fire and don't.

Thanks for checking in, until next time, 

Ka Kite Ano!!

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Super Science!

Today, we were lucky enough to have a visit from Mrs O'B who is a super Science guru! 

We did an experiment about Dripping Drops!

Our new science words we explored were

Surface Tension



Ask your monkeys about what they had to do with the red dye, the coin and the pipette! 

Healthy eating in Te Ara Toru

Welcome back to another educational and inspiring few weeks in our junior classroom!

We've been exploring healthy easting and what that means and what it looks like.
We looked at our lunches and made some fruit kebabs in our discovery time last week. Room 3 tried some new fruits such as Mangoes and Permissions- they were really yummy! 

Also, as part of our healthy eating programme, we got to go and visit Harold the Giraffe in the Life Education truck. We learnt about the food pyramid, what foods are healthy to eat and what are just "sometimes" foods. We got to look at Tam, a body where we took turns at being Doctors and found out where important parts on our body live. 

"I liked the food pyramid!" Lennon.
"I liked watching the video on Jacko's party" Ava.
"I liked when Harold was being cheeky" Leighton.
"I liked that we could talk to Harold on the TV" Jordan.
"I liked putting the food on the food pyramid and Tam" Bella.