We are a Year 1 class at Nelson Central School, Nelson, New Zealand. Most of us are 5 years old,
except for our teachers, Tracy and Sam and Mark our trainee teacher aide, who are a little older. This blog lets you know what we
have been up to and what our next learning steps will be. We love to find out what people
think about our class so please get typing and leave us a comment.

Saturday, 14 March 2015

Term 1 Week 6

One of our sounds this week was 'h' and we had fun making this out of play dough. We were able to practice some more when we learnt the tricky word 'here".
We had a visit from some peer mediators from Year 6 who explained to us how they are around in the playground to help out if we have a problem.
 We wrote all about our weekend activities using the sentence starter: "We went to the ......"

 In art we started our ' Wiggle' pictures by taking a black line for a walk around the paper. Next week we will be adding primary colours: red, yellow and blue.
When Sam was teaching us we added some more details to our portraits.
On Wednesday we had our school photos taken. Here we are all lining up ready in height order.

 There were some very clever 3D models being made out of cubes this week during maths activities.
On Thursday Jane came to tell us all about the work she has done in schools in Kenya that have been supported by last year's Purple Cake Day Fundraiser. Remember Purple Cake Day is on Friday 20th so start thinking about what purple clothes you are going to wear. To find out more about Purple Cake Day and get some dress-up ideas follow this link:
 In No Child Left Outside this week we started to develop our catching skills.

 ......and a little bit of hoola hooping as well!
Look out for our latest wall display about Pink Pigs. You can also see each of our Pink Pigs by following the link to the Kidzstuff Blog in the right sidebar of this blog.

Finally we would like to invite you to listen to our first Movie Maker clip of our weekly poem.

What are we learning in Term 1 Week 7
Sounds: 'm' and 'd'
Tricky Words: 'me' and 'this'
Writing: weekend recount
Maths: ordering numbers to 5, 10 then 20
P.E. Catching
Maori: Starting our pepeha: Ko Tracy toku ingoa
Topic: People who help us at school
Art: Wiggle painting
ICT: Tuxpaint Purple Pictures
Tuesday 17th March: Kowhai Parent Information Session on Maths 2.30-3.00 Renwick 3
Friday 20th March: Purple Cake Day Dress in Purple
Monday 23rd March: Parent Teacher interview week
Thursday 26th March: Suter Gallery trip, leaving school 10am, helpers needed
Term Dates
Term 1 finishes Thursday 2 April 
Term 2 starts Monday 20 April 
Term 2 finishes Friday 3 July 
Term 3 starts Monday 20 July 
Term 3 finishes Friday 25 September 
Term 4 starts Monday 12 October 
Term 4 finishes Wednesday 16 December


  1. I love the movie maker clip and all the actvities indoors and outdoors! Great work everybody. Enjoy the sunshine and the last bit of swimming :) from Natascha

  2. It's lovely to see what the kids are up to each week. I must show Bella when she gets home! Thanks Tracy :-) Catherine



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