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ISN'T THIS AMAZING!!!

Welcome to Kiwi - our great new learning environment. I look forward to working with you this year and hope that you enjoy this new experience.
We are so excited that we can use BLOG's to share all the wonderful work that we do. We have such a fun room and now you can all see what we've been up to. WELCOME!!
Check out our new website by clicking on the link below. This will be your go-to online learning area.

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Term Two-Week 11
It is hard to believe that it is the last week of the term!
What a great two terms we have had!

This week we will continue writing our chapter narratives and making our books.
We will also finish our music unit and dance sessions.
We also have paintings to complete.
It will be a week of completing things and getting the class ready for Term 3 and the return of Mrs Lloyd.

On the last day of term--Friday 3rd July --Room 2 would like to have a shared lunch- so Room 2 children-Please bring some of the following if you would like to contribute and join in:
muffins, sandwiches, savouries, fruit kababs, pizza, cake, etc We can heat up some things.
A notice will go home on Monday. 
See you Monday. 

Sunday, 7 June 2015

Term 2 Week 8

What a busy week we had with team sports. It was great to hear feedback from adults, teachers from other schools about how well you played as a team and your great manners. Pat on the back to you all!
We continue with movement and dance, science, journal studies and ICT for good copies of writing. 
Remember homework-reading, spelling, maths mate, basic facts, tables, Spirit of Clyde! That will keep you busy! Along with your sports and arts commitments.
See you tomorrow

Monday, 1 June 2015

Term Two-Week 7

Hello everyone-a short busy week ahead. Remember Rippa Rugby on Wednesday and Top Bike on Friday-for those involved.

We are continuing with our music and dance sessions-you are all doing well to try to keep in time to the music when playing and moving.

We have observed several experiments and your descriptions of what is happening are becoming more detailed. We will be be conducting experiments over the next few weeks.

Well done with your work on SRA- your reading comprehension skills have improved.

Keep working on Spelling, Mathletics, Basic Facts, Times Tables and at least 15 minutes reading for homework. 

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Thursday 21st May

Just a reminder Room 2 that it is Pink Shirt Day Tomorrow-Friday-to signify NO BULLYING.

Monday, 18 May 2015

Term Two-Week 5
Hi Everyone!
Well done at learning your recorder music. You were great at assembly. We are going to add a few more notes over the next fortnight and hope to perform again in a few weeks.

Remember to continue to learn your basic facts, times tables, spelling and to read 15 minutes every night. 

We will continue to explore and observe during science experiments.
SRA reading is progressing well with increasing comprehension and language skills.

It is lovely to hear about all your out of school activities-remember Spirit of Clyde !


Monday, 4 May 2015

Term 2 Week 3

Hi Everyone

What a great week we had with our visitors and their musical instruments. We loved listening to the piano and the guitars. Thank you for organising this Vanessa and Emma. We had 2 great musical afternoons-it was interesting that most of our class had not seen inside a piano and watched how the felt hammers hit the wires to make sound.

Now we are on to learning the recorder. If you have one please bring it to school, if you can buy one please do so, and there are 5 at school which can be used but will need to be disinfected after each day. So , if you want your own-and then you can practise at home-please bring your own to school. Remember to ask siblings and relatives-it is amazing what they have in their cupboards. They may be able to lend you one.
We are learning to read music and play several tunes. 

Homework continues to be Reading-15mins, Maths mate-due at the end of the week, and spelling every night.

Have a good week

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Term 2 Week 2-Tuesday 28th April

Hi Everyone-Welcome back to Term 2.

We have started the term by learning about the ANZAC's and WW1-research, role plays, viewing and reading articles, information. It was great to see many of you at the Anzac Service.
Our Trench Day went well today with lots of experiences and role plays-and then we had a great time making ANZAC biscuits in the afternoon.

We are getting into Music by listening to different instruments and then having guests tell us about their instruments and play for us-along with our own classmates sharing their talents. Wednesday we have piano and on Thursday there is guitar. We intend to experience a variety of musical instruments and create our own music in many different ways during the term. 

Our reading programme has started with SRA Reading Laboratory. 
The children work at their own levels independently learning a variety of reading skills.

In science we are learning to observe and record information, as well as conduct an experiment, collate data and discuss results. Our data handling and statistics work from last term will help us a great deal here.

Spelling continues with a pretest at the start of the week and the post test on Friday. Spelling words are taken home every night.

Writing is based on the School Words Alive Programme, and will be narratives this term. We will still be writing on topics for theme work.

We have Te Reo weekly with Mary Anne visiting fortnightly-we will be learning our mihimihi.

All for now-
Room 2



Sunday, 29 March 2015

Week 9-30th March-2nd April

Hi Everyone

Only 4 days to go! It's been a great term getting to know you all!

This week we finish our golf and hockey lessons. 
We have another science lesson-this time with Henrica. 
We are going to share our life cycle power points in class, and also present our drama theatre and plays in class. You have worked well together in different groups for these presentations. Well done!
Remember to continue to learn times tables, basic facts, spelling and 15 minutes reading for homework!
See you tomorrow!

Monday, 23 March 2015

Week 8 2015

It is hard to believe that there are only 2 weeks left until the end of Term 1!!
Well done to those that went on the rail trail-what an awesome experience you have had.

In the next 8 days(these are short weeks) we will be completing Power Point presentations for science on Life Cycles, presenting plays in various forms based on Maori Legends, completing our Reading Contract on NZ  authors, publishing a good copy of the limericks we have just written, finishing art work using pastels, along with our spelling, maths and literacy programmes.

Year 7's, you will be joining Room 4 in the mornings from 10.15am for numeracy and literacy programmes with Ms L and Mrs Rose for the next two weeks. Also you will be continuing to work on your Science Presentations with Yr7 and Yr8's. Remember, completion date is 1st April.

Tomorrow is Tuesday, so it is technology and languages for Yr7's.
Here's to a busy and productive last two weeks!!!!


Sunday, 15 March 2015

Term one- Week 7-March 16th -20th

Hello Everyone.

It was lovely to welcome back our Yr 6 campers on Friday-they were buzzing when they came into class to tell us a little about their experiences.We look forward to hearing more over the next week-and seeing a lot more photos-check out those already there!

We have a full class for two days and then some of our Year 7's join the rest of the Yr 7 & 8's on the Rail Trail.(along with lots of parents, and Ms L and Mr White) Fingers crossed for good weather!

This week we have parent/child/teacher meetings on Monday and Tuesday. Please remember to bring back your goal setting sheets of paper that you took home. I am looking forward to catching up with you all to learn more about you. If you haven't set a time yet please ring the office or book on line-Thanks1

This week we will complete our reading contract, work on life cycle presentations, and art. We will continue mathletics, times tables and spelling for home learning, as well as reading books by NZ Authors. Remember Spirit of Clyde, as some needs to be done each term-only 3 weeks left!

See you Monday.






Thursday, 12 March 2015

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Monday, 9 March 2015

Week 6 Term One 2015

Hi Everyone!
What a big week last week with PAT'S. We will look at results and set goals for the year in the next week, or so.

Year 6's are off to camp-have a great 4 days with Mr White and the 4 parents also going.

Year 7's will be joining the year 7 and 8's in Room 4 to study life cycles and science, in the afternoons, this week. 

Year 5's will be starting life cycles in class and then working on individual projects next week.

Our Reading contract is progressing well as children do this at their own speed-should be finished in a week or so.

Times tables are part of homework from this week on.

Remember to do your spelling every night.


Sunday, 1 March 2015

Week 5 Term 1 2015

Another great week has gone by! It is hard to believe we are starting Week 5.

This week we are getting into our N.Z.Author Reading contract-this will continue for 2-3 weeks, as Yr6's will be on camp soon and some Yr 7's will be on the rail trail the following week. Reading at home will be based on N.Z. authors and the contract activities will be done at school.

Yr 6's will be spending several afternoons on pre camp activities with Mr White-exciting!

This week is also very busy with P.A.T.tests. 

Remember C.O. Swimming for those involved.

Monday, 23 February 2015

E.O.T.C Week

What a fantastic week. It was great to see the children participating in activities in our local environment. Thanks to all the parents and grandparents for their involvement too.


Thursday, 19 February 2015

Monday, 16 February 2015

Room 2 2015

Hi all-We have had a great start to the year. I can't believe it is week 3 already. We are all getting to know each other and enjoying EOTC week. 
Each day the children will bring home their Home Book with notices, homework,spelling, reading and general information.
We are enjoying seeing Mrs Lloyd when she pops in each week-especially when she brings fruit!