Thursday, August 23, 2012

Olympic Fever

Have a look at our Hope School Mini Olympics.

Thursday, August 16, 2012


Over the winter room 3 and 4 have been learning soccer skills. We ended the season with a soccer match of mixed teams from room's 3 and 4. Watch out.....we saw some budding soccer players!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Mrs Ross has just learnt how to use fotobabble on the iPad so we had a practise with it today. Have a listen to Edward.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Look at what these children made with the blocks

These children were building towers and car tracks and were keen to have their creations posted on our blog!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

The Latest Visitors To Our Classroom

Sari Brought her Turtles to our class for the day.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Olympic Pictures

We have been looking at the different sports in the 2012 London Olympic games. We have been keeping a tally of all the medals, and ļ¬nding out where the countries are in the world. For dance and movement we have been experimenting with the shapes our bodies can make. We extended this into our art. Each of us decided on a sport from the Olympic Games and drew pictures, thinking carefully of the shape our body makes.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Writing and Posting Letters

We have been writing letters to someone special at home...We wrote our address on the envelopes and then added a stamp. We posted our letters today in our school's letter box. We had to put the flag up so the 'Postie' will know there are some letters to be collected. Now we just have to wait very patiently for our special person to receive our letters....
We are very excited about the journey our letters will take and are wondering how long it will take for them to reach there destination.

As far as I know all of our letters arrived at the intended destinations. We had a few parents thanking us for sending them. The kids really enjoyed the process of writing and posting these letters. It also meant we had a real life context for our writing that week. Thanks to those parents who received their letters and let us know they had arrived safely. Maybe we might get a letter back.....??

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Working Together....

The Triangles maths group worked together today to create an animal park. 
Well done you guys! It was a very big animal park. There were no gaps in the fence so the animals won't escape and  I am glad you had the Lions caged up separately!

A Visit From Someone Who Knows...

Hope School had a visit from Phil Jones this week... Phil represented  New Zealand in the Basket Ball  team at the 2000 Sydney Olympics  and again at Athens in 2004. 
Room 3 and 4 spent some time asking him some questions about his time at the Olympic  Games... 

Did you know that you can eat all the MacDonalds you want if you are a competitor in the Games! 
But we are not so sure that would be the best food for an athlete...What do you think?

Phil showed us some of the gear he wore while playing basket ball at the Olympics and a few of us got to try on his shoes and kit. Wow they were size 13 shoes!!  Way too big for Room 3 children!