Friday, October 28, 2016

Scooter Safety

We had a visit from the "Ride On" team this week. They taught us all the things we should know about riding our scooters safely.
We learnt :
*how to put our helmets on correctly (ask your child about the two finger rules).
*how to stop quickly
*where our feet should be on the running board
*how to swap our feet over while moving
*how to go around cones
*how to go down a hill
and how to use the brake correctly so we can stop with out crashing!
Thanks "Ride On" it was a super time and very important.

Stuffing our Gingerbread Men

At Discovery Time this week we just had one thing to do..... we had to use Polystyrene beads to stuff our little gingerbread men.  Yes it was organised chaos!! But so much fun.
Once we had tidied up we wrote a shared story together.


What a mess! It looks like it’s snowing! We stuffed our gingerbread men with little white balls. But oh no…they went everywhere!
 By Room 3

Friday, October 21, 2016

Battle of Somme Re-enactment

Yesterday at Hope School we were treated to a visit from The "Fifth Waikato Dragoons". They shared some of their knowledge about the battle of Somme which happened  100 years ago. Then we used the swords and flour bombs we had made and had a battle to re-enact what had taken place.
Something completely different for a school morning...thats for sure.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Learning to Sew

We are working on a sewing project....making gingerbread men. Once these are finished we will enter them into the handcraft section at the A and P show in November. It was a busy session yesterday sewing on buttons, eyes and a mouth. Luckily we had some great parent helpers to show us what to do and help us along the way. Next week we will used a sewing machine and sew around the outside of them.

Chickens, Chickens, Everywhere...

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Term 4 begins

The first Discovery time for term 4 was all about being creative....we had dancing, making fabric gingerbread men, playdough, marble painting and drawing.
Have a look at some of the goings on...