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.

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Term 2 , Week 7 and 8

This blog shows you some of the highlights from the last 2 weeks. Our whakatauki for June is based around the Maori New Year festival of Matariki

We have also learnt 2 new Maori kupu to add to our growing vocabulary.

We continued our Matariki theme in art when we used sponges to print the 7 Matariki stars surrounded by a kowhaiwhai pattern.

In drama we re-enacted the Matariki legend and then wrote about it using a 3 part plan to help our thinking.

In maths we made our own counting backwards patterns showing off how we can count backwards from 10 and with a bit of help from 20.

Sam taught us a new adding with 5 game called Murtle the Turtle.
 Our news groups are going well with some good sharing of ideas and well thought out questions.
We are building up a great kete of words we can read and spell through our weekly Tricky Word practice.

On Friday we enthusiastically took part in the whole school cross country ...finishing just before the rain set in.

Discovery: Week 7 and 8 in Room 10 on PhotoPeach

What are we learning in Term 2 Week 9
Sounds: ch and th
Tricky Words:  with and very
Writing: weekend recount, descriptions
Maths: before and after numbers to 10 and Matariki maths
P.E. No Child Left Inside
Maori word for the week: 
Topic: Zero Waste
Art:  printing butterflies
ICT: ipad writing aps
Colour of the week:Primary Colours
Sam is teaching Thursday and Friday
Tracy is teaching Monday,Tuesday and Wednesday
Friday 12th June Whole School Cross Country event in the afternoon.
Pyjama Day: Friday of Week 10
Wednesday 1st July Visit to the Nelson Library for an Eric Carle art session run by the Suter, leaving school at 10.30 and having morning tea on the way. Helpers needed
Term Dates
Term 2 finishes Friday 3 July
Term 3 starts Monday 20th July
Term 3 finishes Friday 25th September
Term 4 starts Monday 12th October
Term 4 finishes Wednesday 16 December


  1. Oscar asked for the blog all weekend...! Matariki,maths, cross country, discovery time etc - it's great we can see it all on the blog. Thanks so much Tracy! - Natascha

  2. Annabelle has been singing the Matariki song non stop for weeks now, so its great to see what you have all been up to at school around this time. Discovery times look like great fun and we enjoy looking at all the creations you make!
    Jodie, Andrew and Elise

  3. This is a very interesting blog to see. Kaydyn

  4. I Like Your photo in your pyjamas they are cute from Lexxis

  5. it looked like fun in those hoops by Fin room 9

  6. the hoops must be fun. from Jesse room9



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