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
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Friday, 31 July 2015

Term 3 Week 2

On Tuesday we went to the Nelson Museum for a workshop on Maori Myths and Legends, fitting trip for Te Wiki of Te Maori. First of all we were greeted by Nicki with a mihi and a waiata.  2 of our Room 10 friends shared their pepeha in response and then we sang the waiata Tutiro Mai Nga Iwi
 Nicki told us some familiar Maori myths using pictures and books. Then she shared the local story of the Pelorus dolphin by using a tukutuku panel.
 We showed our excellent audience skills throughout the whole session..well done tamariki.
 After the final octopus or wheke legend we made our own colourful wheke from pipecleaners.

We continued our Te Reo focus by learning how to count to 10. We made this video as part of a whole school challenge. Have a look at all the challenge or wero entries on our new NCS Te Reo Maori blog at http://tereomaorincs.blogspot.co.nz/

 Jane had us jumping through hoops in P.E. this week.

 In news some we were treated to a viewing of a rather spectacular homemade boat.

We introduced a new reading rotation activity this week using pictures and word cards to help us write a story.

As usual we finished the week with a fun packed, creative Discovery Time. 

Discovery Room 10 Term 3 Week 2 on PhotoPeach
What are we learning in Term 3 Week 3
Sounds: medial 'a' e.g cat, map, van
Tricky Words:  we/had
Grammar: Alphabet lower case and upper case
Writing: weekend recount, reports
Maths: counting in 2's and 5's measuring time
P.E. No Child Left Inside
Maori word for the week: numbers
Topic: Buried Treasure
Art:  Giant dinosaur foot prints
ICT: Interactive Time games
Tracy is teaching Monday,Tuesday and Friday
Sam is teaching Wednesday and Thursday 
Week 4 is parent teacher interview week, book online, details in school newsletters
Dinosaur museum visit Tues 8th or Wed 9th September, date to be confirmed
Term Dates
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. We love your homemade boat! From Room 9

  2. I like the home made bot

  3. When you were at Janes,room 10 all of you did very well...I loved it.from Casey room 9.

  4. awesome everything from Matty room9!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. That looked like fun when you jumped through hoops Room 10. From Room 9

  6. super cool pipecleaners. from LEON Rm 9



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