Today I got the discovery badge for playing so nicely with my friend Jake.

June 2014
Every Friday we have a discovery time in the morning. We go to the hall just after 9 o'clock and the teachers introduce what activity they will be doing in their classroom for the morning. The children then choose where they would like to go first. During discovery we focus on the key competencies of the New Zealand Curriculum Framework. Today's activities all relate to children managing themselves. 


We are learning to: read our fast words
Success criteria: I can point to words I know


We are learning to: make a controlled throw.

Success criteria: I can throw a bean bag to hit a target. 

This has been a fun unit and enjoyed by all

We often warm up with a game of Tricky tag.

Practicing our throwing skills with a partner.

Ten pin bowling

Target practice 


June 2014 

I am learning to draw a picture plan and sound out the first letter sounds of words

Success criteria: I can draw a picture and write a story about our trip into the CBD. 

Comment: Today we wrote about the fun time we had with friends on our trip into the city


June 2014

We are learning about position and orientation in maths at the moment

We are learning to: describe the position of an object
Success criteria: I can direct someone through a maze using instructions related to movement and position

Comment: today we made mazes and moved a Lego person through the maze using directional instructions.


June 2014
We are learning to: read our fast words
Success criteria: I can point to words I know

Integrated topic T2

In our integrated topic this term We have been learning about our identity.

Success criteria: I can use a timeline to talk about my life.

We have all really enjoyed this unit and it has been great sharing interesting stories about our past. We brought our preschool/kindy books to school and shared them with each other (this was highlight of the unit). We talked about wear we live and how our city also informs our identity. To help us understand this more we went on a class trip into Christchurch's CBD.