Friday, November 10, 2017

Looking Back

This movie will take you back to the beginning of this year. It shows all the learning we have done through out the year. We hope you will enjoy our movie.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Chicken Licken

Please leave a comment. Room 1 will be very happy to hear what you think of our movie. 

Thank you

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Cut up sentences.

Here is an envelope. 
Cut-up sentences is a strategy that we use in class for new entrants to learn about how to form and write a sentence. Sivi is putting words together to form his own sentence.

Look at Kaya!

Kaya is sleeping. 

Baby is sleeping.

Look at Merakyl!

Merakyl is crawling.

Baby is crawling.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Leybourne Circle in the near future

Look at what Leybourne circle would look like in the near future. Learners from Room 1 think that the new houses will look like these. Therefore this is the new look of the Leybourne Circle. 

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Architects from Room 1

We were given pictures of houses with foundations only. Our task was to design our own house and use pens to draw the rest of the house. We talked about it first, we went around our street and watched houses that are being built and then came back and drew our own dream house. 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

About me!

LI: We are learning to identify parts of our body.

Hi, my name is Peiten. This is me and I have two legs and two feet. I have two eyes and one mouth. I have a stomach and that is all for now. I am holding a lollipop because I love lollipop.

Hi, I am Sivi and this is me. I have a head, two hands and two legs. I have two eyes and I love myself.

My name is Kalolaine. I made myself using pipe cleaners. I know that I have two legs, two hands, two eyes, a head, a mouth and a stomach. In one hand, I am holding a cup. 

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Healthy Food Shared Lunch

On Thursday, we made hummus as part of the food that we shared at our school healthy shared lunch. It was really a good day and students loved all the variety of food that each class has prepared.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Life Caravan - Balanced Diet

We had the Life Caravan this week and our special topic was about 'balanced diet'. It was fun learning about this topic because we learned about food. 

We learned that we need to eat:
- Lots of ground food, 
- Sometimes of the animal product 
- Very little of the sugary food. 


Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Keeping Ourselves Safe (KOS)

On Monday, we had the Police Helicopter landed on our big field at school. It was fun having it at our school. 

There were four police officers in the helicopter and they looked so cool with their uniforms on. 

Mrs Ripata took us around the helicopter and we took lots of pictures. We have learned that this Police helicopter has a big camera underneath to detect bad people from the sky. It is very big and round.


We were so excited about this and had so much fun. I think I would like to be a police officer in the future.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Making Connections to Life - Maths

We create problems as one way of learning about a new number. NUMBER TALK - we explore a new number by talking about what we know first. At the end we create a problem to show our understanding.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

First Day at school

Diamond started school at the beginning of this term. She makes a lot of story using toys in the classroom. This is really good because it enables her to talk and to build her confidence to share stories with her peers.

Diamond is awesome and she is confident. She works 

Friday, August 25, 2017

Having Fun!

LOOK AT US! we are so creative. We made ABC chart with our blocks. We drew pictures about our friends and later we wrote sentences about them. We are having fun at Room 1. 

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Writing letter 'Ee'

Peiten has been learning to write the letter 'e' correctly. He uses little white board and a white board marker to do this. I teach Peiten a story that associates with letter 'e' and that helps him to form the letter correctly. Peiten makes a line first and then a semi-circle and that is how he writes letter 'e'.

Sivi on the other hand is learning to write the letter 'e' using this: draw a letter 'c' and then make a line from the top end to the middle of the letter 'c'. Sivi finds it easier to follow this instruction than the one Peiten is comfortable with.

Well done to both of you!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Syllables - Sivihiva

Sivi is learning to spell and write his name by finding out how many syllables are there. 

Three New Ways To Increase Traffic On My Blog

Here are 3 new ways that I will do to increase traffic on my blog.

1. Network - get out there and read other people's blogs.

2. Comment - I comment on other people's blogs. "Positive, thoughtful, helpful"

 3. Purpose - Ensure audience can identify the purpose of the blog when landing on it.

Friday, August 4, 2017


Gymnastics for PE this term and we are enjoying it. Watch our video it shows some of the moves that we are learning.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Building Houses

Science Intensive Week - the first week of Term 3. Topic was about building houses using ideas from 'Three Little Pigs' story. We split junior school into three big groups and each group built a house. One group built a flax house, another group built a stick house (teepee house), and the third group built a brick house. 

Watch the video for some of the things we did as we built our houses. We talked about insulation, fire hazards, strenth, materials and tools used to build a house. 

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Cut Up Sentences

Cut Up Sentences
- helps new entrants to read from left to right
- helps everyone to see that a sentence is made out of words
- helps students to identify words by pointing at each word
- helps students to read with fluency
- helps students to repeat reading their own story

Monday, July 3, 2017

IOL - Term 2

Intensive Oral Language aims mainly at; expanding oral language in the classroom; and vocabulary expansion. Here are some photos of what we did in term 2. We have invited quests to share their experiences with the children. We gave our children opportunities to talk about their experiences through using photos/pictures. Children have had an opportunity to write their own story using the knowledge, and the new vocabs that they have learned. 


Friday, June 23, 2017

Number Talk

Hohepa expresses his understanding of number 3. He is using his own knowledge and experience to explain the meaning of number 3. NUMBER TALK gives an opportunity for learners to use their own understand and make connections to what we learn in class.

Assembly Item - Term 2

Monday, June 19, 2017

Syllables in Names

My new learners are learning to spell and write their names using syllables of their names. Simione and Hohepa are learning to do that so here they are saying it out loud. They clap their hands to count how many syllables in their names.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Maths - Imaging

Teaching kids to image numbers in their head was really hard. One of many strategies that I have tried was hiding their hands and use their fingers to trace the numbers that they are using. It worked and it made my students realise that they can see numbers in their head.

1st part of the video is about this problem. "Reece picked up nine pieces of rubbish and on his way to the rubbish bin he dropped two. How many rubbish was he left with?"  ... 2nd part is about this problem - "Kaylarni had six marbles and Mikayla gave her three more marbles. How many marbles that Kaylarni had altogether?"                            

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Maths Wall

Here is our Maths Wall - it has content Maths words that we used during the week and students are refering to that when discussing or solving a Maths problem. Maths Wall gives students many chances to say the Maths words, reminds students of definitions, shows students how to spell words correctly, and also gives students a quick representation of the Maths strategy that has been learning.

We made our wall towards the end of Term 2 and students have learned a lot. I have spotted some of them looking at the Maths Wall for help as they try to explain their ideas.