Monday, September 26, 2011

Dogs, Dogs, Dogs

Last week we had several dogs come to visit. Callum bought his dog to school one morning. His name was Bodie, he was a big, gentle husky dog.

Blake bought his two dogs to school too, their names were Oscar and Jasper. They were Maltese dogs and were smaller and very playful!

On Wednesday, Kids For Drama visited the junior school to talk about dog safety.

We learned safety messages like:
Ask the dog owner before you pat their dog.
If a dog is running after you, stand like a tree.
Chin or chest is the best place to pat a dog.
If you see a stray dog, leave it alone.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Calendar Art

This week we have been working on our 2012 calendars. Come into our class and have a look at the wonderful artwork that the children have done!
Fill in your order form and buy one for your family...they make great Christmas gifts as well!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Milking at Ambury Farm.

On Wednesday our class went to Ambury Farm. During our farm experience, we saw Priti the cow being milked. Lockey talked to us about how cows used to milked by hand before there were machines.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Celebrating Cultures at Our School.

This term we started the term celebrating the different cultures we have in our school. During lunch times children were able to explore different cultural art and activities.

At the end of the week the children came to school dressed in their national costume.

We also had a shared lunch and tried different food from different cultures.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Our Technology Challenge

Last week it was Science and Technology Week at school. The juniors had a technology challenge. It was to make a swing using newspaper, string and sellotape for Sonny Bee. We all worked in small groups to design our swings.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Introducing Our New Topic for Term 2..

This week we started our new topic called 'Push and Pull'. We started by grouping some of the pictures into two groups using an interactive whiteboard. Look at Hannah's finished work.

What things can you Push and Pull at home?

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Jennifer, Melaia and Haikal's Fat Caterpillars

We have been reading stories written by Eric Carl. We were motivated to create our own art about The Very Hungry Caterpillar.


Jade, Stephanie and Alexas's Hungry Caterpillars

Book Week

Last week it was Book Week at Sunnybrae. On Friday we dressed up as a favourite book character.
Look closely, what book characters can you see?

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Our Class Wormery

Look at these pictures of our class wormery done on Kid Pix

Monday, May 9, 2011

Our Class Wormery

Last week we were learning about earthworms. We made a wormery in our
classroom. We put different layers of soil in our wormery, then put
rotting leaves on top and covered it with black paper because worms
like to live in a dark, damp environment.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Be Firewise....Don't Play With Matches

Complete this puzzle to read a poem that has a safety message about not playing with matches.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Have a go at this puzzle....

Join the pieces of this puzzle together to make 'Get Firewise'

Sunday, April 17, 2011

We're Learning to be Firewise

In the last week of school we were learning to be firewise. The Firefighters from Takapuna Fire Station came and talked to us about how to be safe around fires.

In class we were talking about
1. Different types of fires and how to be safe around them.
2. Every family should have an escape plan.
3. Families should have a safe meeting place somewhere outside the house.
4. We should have smoke alarms in our house.
5. We should dial 111 in an emergency only.

Look at the pictures below. Discuss with someone in your family the different types of fires there are and how you can be safe around these fires.....

(click on the picture to make it bigger)

Monday, April 11, 2011

Callum's snail labelling

Today Callum labelled some special parts of a snail using Kid Pix. He first took a photo of the snail using the class camera.
Great photo and great labelling Callum.

Friday, April 8, 2011

The Junior School Assembly

Today we had a junior school assembly and some children from Room 14 shared their butterflies. Callum spoke about how we made them and what materials we used. Well done Callum, you were a confident speaker.

Drawing Spiders using Kid Pix

Today some children drew pictures of spiders using Kid Pix.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Welcome and Good bye to Miss Earl

This week we have had Miss Earl in our class. She has been helping us to write comments on our class blog and showing us how to make cute sock snails. We will miss you Miss Earl!