Thursday, December 18, 2014

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

We wish all our friends and families a very Merry Christmas and a safe and happy holiday season. 

Remember ...
"The Best thing you can give your children is Time" 
Best wishes and thanks for regularly visiting our Blog from Room 3 and Mrs Ross.
See you back here in February 2015.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Christmas Elves on the loose.

We are down to our last couple of days at school for 2014....Bit of a warning...
Keep a look out for any Christmas Elves that might be wondering the streets over the next little while. We had some in Room 3 recently....

Our Pirate dance at "Hopes Got Talent"

Today the children performed their pirate dance at our school Talent show. They did a great job.

Yesterday it was so hot and sunny when we went we went swimming in the rain... but the water was so warm!

Yey Time to cool off!

What a great way to spend a hot afternoon at school.... in a swimming pool with your friends from Room 4.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Our Last Discovery Day For This Year

Our 2014 school year is fast coming to an end...only one week of school left before our Christmas Summer holidays. Hard to imagine that some countries in the world are heading for a white Christmas and we are having beautiful sunny weather. Anyway take a look at our activities this week...some activities like playing with the yo yo's, making paper chains, and Father Christmas's didn't make it to the slide show sorry. Bit of a distracted  photographer!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Did you know there are real pirates in our area?

And the Story Continued today 11th Dec........

After a busy time finding treasure we had some relaxing time on the beach...

What an amazing Day we had...So much fun and laughter had by all.
Thank you so much to our wonderful parent helpers who got us to Rabbit Island and back. The children really enjoyed this experience and will never forget it.
Kind Regards Audrey Ross

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Pirates of the Curry Bean

Look out for all those rats!!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Our Pirate Dance

Our school production this year was "Pirates of the Curry Bean". Room 3 played the part of 'Ship Rats' but just for fun we did a pirate dance. This dance was videoed then shown on the production nights. Take a look...

Pirate Dance from Room 3 on Vimeo.

Shape Monsters

Take a look at our Shape Monsters we made today. What shapes can you see?

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Shapes, Shapes Everywhere!

We have been looking at some shapes and we have discovered that shapes of all types and sizes are all around us....Today we took to the playground with the iPads to see what we could find.

Retelling our reading books using Tellagami on the iPads

Some lovely Tellagami's from Harry, Skylah, Rylie, Kayla, Hunter and Seb.


Everyone at school has been practising for our school production "Pirates of the Curry Bean".
We are going to perform it on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday next week. Room 3 children are 'Ship Rats' in the show but we just couldn't help ourselves and got dressed up as pirates to do a dance that will be used as part of the credits for the show. The video of our dance will be posted here in a few days. Meanwhile take a look at us as pirates.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Annual A and P Show Creations

It's that time of year again... we all get to enter a decorated biscuit, a novelty fruit and vege creation, and a sand saucer into the A and P show.
What a fun filled day of imagination and creativity.
("I have to all the excitement and busyness of the day, I forgot to take photos of the finished biscuits. I am so very sorry".)
Photos follow of the children working on their biscuits, the fruit/vege creations and their sand saucers.
You can pop along to the A and P Show, at the Richmond Show Grounds this weekend and view all the entries from Hope School, as well as other schools in our district. Enjoy!

Friday, November 14, 2014

This weeks activities for Discovery Time were:
 Making clothes from newspaper, Fluffy soap foam, Making hairy Harry's (with grass seed), Marble tracks, and wood work.
Our focus for this session was to make sure we were using the equipment we were given properly...some of us need a bit more learning when scissors and saw's are involved!
But even so we had sooo much fun and created some amazing things!
     Take a look.

Thursday, November 13, 2014


On Monday 10th Nov we joined together with the juniors from Appleby School to take part in some athletics activities. The children, parents and teachers from Appleby came to Hope School where we enjoyed the activities together. This was a great opportunity for our children to meet children of the same age from another school.
 And of course we had a lot of fun!!

Friday, November 7, 2014

Yet another amazing Discovery Time

This weeks activities during Discovery Time were:
making fruit kebabs, face painting, construction with boxes, cars in the sandpit, tea parties and making a rainbow fish.
We were again practising giving our friends new ideas to try when they are making and creating. Then we had to practise trying out these ideas that our friends suggested.
We are good at this now...but some of us have found that sometimes these ideas from friends, don't work, and we have to try something else. Great Learning.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Our Discovery Time Activities this week were: Water beads, Wood work, Dress ups, Making a pet shell, Puppets  and Making Tellagamis on the iPad.
We were practising suggesting new ideas to others and also trying out some ideas suggested by someone else. We did very well with this today and quite a few of us were able to make suggestions for our friends to try out.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Descriptive writing about the wind

Today at school there was a very strong, cold wind. This gave us a perfect opportunity to write using describing words in our writing. We went outside and felt the wind in our faces and then looked at a tree that was blowing in the wind. Here are some of our great stories...

It was cold outside. The tree looked like a monkey swinging it’s tail. The leaves were shaking.

The wind was like a dolphin flying and felt like I was in magic land. It felt like a storm around my head. The tree was like an octopus.

The wind felt like an ice cube. It was cold.
The trees were waving around.

The wind was like a hurricane. The wind in the tree looked like a terrible monster.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Our Discovery Activities this week were: Plastercine Sculptures, Making some Octopus, Painting with Leaves and Flowers,  a Giant Cardboard box, Frozen coloured ice Cubes, as well as Badminton...but it was a bit windy for the badminton today.
We were learning about giving other people new ideas to try out and also how to try new ideas suggested by others...We are still working on these skills....It is tricky when you are 5 to try things that other people suggest!!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Our Pirate Pictures

We used a clip on YouTube that showed us how to draw a pirate. It took us through 15 different steps until in the end we had drawn a great pirate...We surprised ourselves with our drawings, they were pretty good!
Then with a splash of pastel colour and some dye our pirates were finished.
Later this term we will be taking part in our school production "Pirates of The Curry Bean" I wonder if we will see any pirates like these? Best Viewed in Full Screen

Friday, October 17, 2014

Rylies Holiday in Australia

Rylie went to Australia for a holiday and he did some fishing while he was there.
    Have a listen to his story...

Talking about our books

Here is a selection of some Tellagami's from reading this week. 
Listen to Noah, Aaron, Skylah, Kayla and Ellamae.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Looking at patterns

Today we started looking at patterns. We had a look around our classroom to see if we could see any patterns there. Then we made a few of our own...

Lots to talk about after the Holidays

We had a lot of things to say about our holidays during donut news. It is great to be back at school!!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

A duck and ducklings came to school!!

Today when Ms Shaw and I were doing some work at school.... (as you do when you're a Teacher and it's school holidays). We saw some very cute little ducklings and their mother. There were 14 little babies all wanting to have a look at our classrooms. They wandered up Room 4's ramp and were looking pretty comfortable in the sun. We managed to show the mother duck the way out the gate and she took her babies to the paddock across the road. Oh so cute!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

The Nelson Youth Theatre visits Hope School

We had a visit from some of the cast from "Into the Woods"... the latest show being performed at the Theatre Royal. We were able to see what a good performer needs to do when they perform in front of a crowd. The show begins Fri 3 Oct - Fri 10 Oct. Find out more HERE

Last Discovery Session for Term 3

Our Discovery Time activities this week were *Fun at the Beach, *Loom bands, *Construction with boxes, *Dominoes, and *Moulding Goo