Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Mothers Day!

Mother’s Day Celebration
Please keep Friday  8th May open for our in class Mother’s Day celebration in the afternoon from around 2.30pm.  We kindly ask for each family to contribute a plate to share at your table.   

                     More details to follow in the coming week. 

Thursday, 23 April 2015

School is too much fun...

What a fantastic first week back. It has been a great week learning about our NZ history and about ANZAC Day.
Today we got to pretend like we were in trenches when we did our sharing AND we made ANZAC biscuits... What a fun day!

This was fun!

Making ANZAC biscuits

Lest We Forget

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Our ANZAC Writing

Here are some examples of our ANZAC Day writing. We got inspiration from this image of poppies growing in Flanders Fields to help us. 

We have some fantastic writers, don't we?

WALHT: Describe

I can:
- Use interesting language
- Use adjectives

Please come in to read your child's work. 

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Special Treasures

After visiting my elderly Nana yesterday after school, I wanted to find out more about her Father and his experiences during the First World War.

It was incredible to see the medals, photos and postcards from my Great Grandfather she had kept. 

Room 9 & 10 came together today to hear a memoir written by my Nana about her Father and to see the amazing treasures she had kept. Here they are below...

Monday, 20 April 2015


This year marks 100 years since our New Zealand troops landed in Gallipoli to fight in the First World War.

This week we have been learning about ANZAC Day and what it means. We have read a lovely story called the Dawn Parade which is about a young boy attending a dawn service with his father.

It has really amazed me that even though the students in Room 10 are still too young to fully understand the reason for commemorating this day, they have been thoroughly engaged and even surprised me with the what they already know about ANZAC Day. 
We will be continuing to discuss ANZAC Day and its importance to our New Zealand History for the rest of the week. 

What a beautiful image this is below. Here are many white crosses with the names of those soldiers who died during the First World War who are from the Manurewa area.

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Have a great holiday!

Hi Room 10,

I hope you all have a fabulous Easter break and holiday.

I look forward to seeing you all again in 2 weeks time. Stay safe!

Miss G :) 

Here are some pictures of our finished Whio Ducks on the wall.