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Thursday, 31 August 2017

A Blast From The Past

Today Room 3 went to Te Manawa Museum as part of our inquiry learning into the life of the early settlers.  We got to experience what it was like to be a student in a 1902 classroom!  The teacher lined everyone up and inspected their nails before they were allowed inside.
We weren't allowed to talk - 'only speak when spoken to' was the rule.

We also had the chance to try on some old-fashioned clothing, have a guided tour of an early settler house with all the old furniture, and even got to make butter. We made pikelets - delicious!

Here are some photos of our day ..

Thanks so much to our lovely parent helpers for providing transport and helping out.

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

PJ Day

Today was Pajama and Hot Chockie Day!

Everyone, including the teachers and staff, came to school in their PJs or onesies. Some of us reckoned we felt a bit sleepy in our PJs, so thought we'd have a snooze on the floor. (Just joking)

Check out our photos below ...

Thanks Miss Simpson and the Student Council for organising this fun fund-raiser.

Monday, 21 August 2017


Today we had some special four-legged visitors .... husky dogs!
Room 2 have been learning about how to care for animals, and invited us to see what husky racing is all about.

We got to pat the dogs (if we chose to). They were so soft and friendly!

You should have heard them when they were getting harnessed. They were SO excited. We watched as they raced around the field with a man being pulled behind on a sled. We cracked up when he came back to us ... covered and splattered in mud!

Thanks Room 2 for inviting us to see these gorgeous animals!

Friday, 18 August 2017

Monday, 14 August 2017

Maths Trail

Today, as part of Maths Week, Room 3 went outside and did a fun maths trail. We were in groups and had to solve a variety of maths problems that involved, geometry, measurement and general basic facts.

Here are some of our challenges ...

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Tessellating Creations

Today in Maths, we've been exploring tessellations. Miss Jeynes set up different 'stations' around the room, and we were able to practice tessellating different shapes.

We got really creative! We had to make sure there were NO gaps.  We worked out that circle and ovals DON'T tessellate, because curved edges means there will be gaps. We needed shapes with straight edges.

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Monday, 7 August 2017

Toughing It Out

Last Friday was the Tough Kid Challenge, held at Linton Army Camp. Lots of Room 3'ers'  signed up for the challenge.

We had a gorgeous day for it! For some of us, it was our first time - and a little bit scary! There were walls to climb over, an obstacle course to get through and a muddy pond to wade through. We came out the end, puffed, muddy but of course very, very proud of ourselves.

Here are some photos of our day ...

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Puss In Boots - Pet Detective

Today all of our school watched a fantastic show performed by the Playhouse Theatre. It was ... Puss 'n' Boots - Pet Detective.

Three actors entertained us with a very amusing story of how Justin Baby Bear-ber (like Beiber) was supposedly kidnapped. But there was a twist!

We loved the funny songs and crazy antics of the characters.

Here are some photos of the performance: