Friday, September 30, 2011

Room 3's Movie - Out and about around our school

Room 3 decided to make a video for our Quadblogging friends.
It is a wonderful tour around our school.
We used the ipods to video each other.

We had to make sure we didn't put our finger over the view finder and
we had to make sure we kept the ipod as still as we could and
we had to make sure when we filmed moving around that we didn't
move the ipod too fast.
We also had to think carefully about what we would say to make it interesting
for others to listen to.

What do you think about our first video made by us?

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Phonics Phones

Room 3 was really lucky enough to have one of our parents donate 25 "phonics phones".Thanks Darren.Phonics phones are PVC piping that acts like a telephone.Room 3 use them during SSR, reading group time and writing time.The children do not need to speak loudly but can hear themselves clearly while speaking.The phonics phones are particularly wonderful during writing time as the children can hear themselvessounding out tricky words that they are attempting to phonetically sound and spell.The sounds are more prominent and accentuated enabling the children to more easily spell words as they sound.During reading time a group can go off (in the secret garden or other secret space) and read into a phonics phone,hear themselves clearly and at the same time not disturb others working.The phonics phone also improves their focus and ability to stay on task.
(Look Preps K and S it was wacky hair and wacky hat day!)

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Wow! BrainPOP stopped by to say hi

Tim and Moby left us a message in our Guestbook so we put it up here for everyone to see.

Check out our new widget on the side bar.
Every time BrainPOP update their free featured movie it will appear as if by magic on our blog!

Thanks for visiting us Tim, Moby & the BrainPOP team.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

New Zealand Flag Debate - What is your opinion?

Please take the time to complete our poll.
We would like to know what your opinion is.
Don't forget to press the submit button.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Have a Great Holiday Preps S and K

Our Quadblogging buddies from Melbourne, Australia are now on holiday for 2 weeks.
that doesn't mean you can't visit their blogs and leave them some comments.

Mrs Swann's Class - We Love Learning - Prep S

Mrs Kennedy's Class - Learning Together - Prep K

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Wordle - What is a blog used for?

We brainstormed in groups of 2 or 3 to come up with ideas of what we think
our blog is for. What the purpose of our blog is and why we have a blog.
Wow! Learning is the biggest word and then world.
We agreed that our blog is use for sharing our learning to our 
family, friends, other schools and the world.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

What is a Blog?

Gina - 5 years old, explains in her words what a blog is.

Room 3 children can you please 
add a comment explaining what you think a blog is.
You can use Voice Memo on the ipods to record your answer.
Please email it to me when you have finished your recording.

You can also find Gina's video on the Comments4kids blog.
Comments for kids is a way for students and teachers to find blogs to comment on to get their own posts commented on.

We think this is a great honour - well done Gina!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Voice Thread from Stoke Bishop

Our friends from Stoke Bishop Primary made this Voice Thread to share information about themselves and their classroom.
They also answered some of our questions.
We love it! Well done 1U.
The children have lovely accents and spoke clearly.
They are going to name their pet stick insects next week.
We can't wait to find out what they call them!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Honey Bees

So many people have asked us how to find the bee dance. It is still on our blog - go to the side panel where it says Mini Beasts or Honey Bee Dance or you can go to Youtube and type in Honey Bee Dance - Cute Version - Enjoy!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Testa, Spalle, Ginocchi, Pedi

Our Quad Buddies from Australia made a video too!
Don't they sing brilliantly!

We think quad blogging is great fun
because we are sharing so much learning!

St. Luke's learn Italian at their school, so today their Italian teacher, Signora Senzo, helped Prep S and Prep K sing 
'Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes' in Italian!

Here are the words:

Testa, spalle, ginocchi piedi, ginocchi piedi.
Testa, spalle, ginocchi piedi, ginocchi piedi.
Ho due occhi, un naso, la bocca, e due orecchi.
Testa, spalle, ginocchi piedi, ginocchi piedi.

Testa, spalle, ginocchi piedi, ginocchi piedi.
Testa, spalle, ginocchi piedi, ginocchi piedi.

Ho due occhi, un naso, la bocca, e due orecchi.
Testa, spalle, ginocchi piedi, ginocchi piedi.

Can you work out what the words mean by following the actions of the song?

Maori names for pet stick Insects

Stoke Bishop Primary asked us to come up
with some names for their pet stick insects.
First we watched some Youtube clips about
stick insects so we had some prior knowledge.

We decided to choose Maori because we are New Zealanders 
Maori is one of our National languages.
We hope you like it.
Please leave us a comment.
What do you think about our choices?

Waka, Rakau, Parauri, Kakariki, Haka

Let's learn Te Reo Maori - how to pronounce Maori words
To listen to Maori pronunciation click the link

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Maori Body Parts Song

Maori Body Parts Song

Mahunga, pakihiwi, puku, hope, waewae
Mahunga, pakihiwi, puku, hope, waewae
Mahunga, pakihiwi, puku, hope, waewae
Taringa, whatu, ihu, waha

Head, shoulders, tummy, hips, legs/feet
Ears, eyes, nose, mouth

We made this video for our friends at 
Stoke Bishop Primary in Bristol, England
Blackburn South School in Melbourne, Australia
Kathryn Winn Primary School in Kentucky, USA
We hope you like it!


Monday, September 12, 2011

Voice Thread for Stoke Bishop Primary Year 1

Within our four schools we have a partnership that means that for a four week cycle, each school’s blog would be the focus for one week out of four. Each school in the Quad will spend some time visiting the blog of the school for that week, leave comments etc. After that week, another one of the four schools would be the focus and this would be repeated for the four week cycle and then repeated. 
This will give each blog a boost in visitor numbers and comments. 
Our blogging friends are

Stoke Bishop Primary in Bristol, England - Mr Unsworth
Learning Together - Blackburn South School, Melbourne, Australia - Mrs Kennedy
We Love Learning - Blackburn South School, Melbourne, Australia - Mrs Swann
Kindergarten - Kathryn Winn Primary School, Kentucky, USA - Mrs England

This week we are excited to be blogging with 
Stoke Bishop Primary

Year 1 at Bishop Stokes Primary asked us some questions to get to know us

Do you have a number line in your class? (Saul)
Do you have golden time in your class? (Lola)
Do you have a school uniform? (Eloise)
Do you have plants in your class? (Kyle)
Do you have computers? (Cleo)
What do you like learning about in school? (Emily)
Do you have a field? (Beau)
Where do you eat your lunch? (Sahardiid)
Do you have a playground? (Toby)
Is your school on a boat? (Harry)
Do you have a train toy in your class? (Calum)
Do you use suncream? (Charlie)
Do you have teddies in your class? (Alfie)
Do you have PE? (Dante)

We decided to make a voice thread to answer the questions 
so that the children could hear our voices.
I wonder if they think that we have an accent that is different to theirs?

Here are the answers to our questions that we asked Bishop Stokes Primary Year 1

What are you learning about? 
We are learning about Barnaby Bear and his travels.

Do you have laptops, ipods and ipads in your classroom? Aryaan
We have three computers in our class and a big computer room.

Do you have an interactive board because we do. Krishant
Yes we do have an interactive whiteboard and we love using it.

Do you know about maths?
We learn lots about maths. At the moment we are learning to count to 20.

Do you like playing blocks? Jack
We have a big block box in our class and we love making things.

How old are the children in your room? Mallika
We are all 5 years old

Sunday, September 11, 2011

New Zealand is Amazing - RWC 2011

Congratulations New Zealand and RWC Organisers
We are proud to be Kiwis
What a truly amazing and memorable experience you 
created for the world to see! 
 Opening of the RWC 2011

Did you or your family attend the Opening Ceremony and the All Blacks vs Tonga game?
Were you at the Viaduct in Auckland city?
Did you watch it on TV?
Are you from another country and viewed it from overseas? What did you think?

Please add a comment to share your experiences on Friday night.
Visit our Rugby World Cup 2011 page to view the full
Opening Ceremony

Friday, September 9, 2011


Watch and listen to our blogging buddies
The Rockets from Room 2 at 
Maraekakaho, Hawkes Bay
read out our comments that we blogged to them.
They are such good readers!!


Thursday, September 8, 2011

Flag Face Painting for RWC 2011

Room 3 are showing our support for the RWC

We used Flag Face on Mrs Laburn's iphone to create some of the RWC 2011 countries flags on our faces.
The application didn't have all the countries flags
so the remainder of us are the NZ supporters.

Can you guess the countries that are shown?
Please leave a comment to answer

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Timo Tagaloa visits Point View School

Timo Tagaloa competed for Manu Samoa in the 1991 Rugby World Cup and the New Zealand XV team, 
ranked just below the All Blacks. 
He has also played rugby for the New Zealand Sevens 
and NPC. 

Timo visited Point View School on Tuesday 6th September for the whole day! 
His visit certainly helped us to move further into the 
Rugby World Cup spirit. 
At assembly he showed us some of his rugby shirts 
and performed the mighty haka. 
It was amazing!
Then he went out onto the field and taught some lucky students some of his rugby skills.
At lunchtime lots of us collected his autograph.

Thanks Timo it was a great day!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Rugby World Cup 2011 Resources

A matching game you can print and play
 Match the 2011 RWC countries to the flags

Print the sheet below and have some fun.
Design your own team shirts or colour them in like the All Blacks

For more information on Rugby World Cup 2011 
visit our RWC page

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Happy Father's Day Dad

What Is A Dad?
A Dad is a person who is loving and kind, 
And often he knows what you have on your mind. 
He's someone who listens, suggests, and defends -
A dad can be one of your very best friends! 
He's proud of your triumphs, but when things go wrong, 
A dad can be patient and helpful and strong 
In all that you do, a Dad's love plays a part -
There's always a place for him deep in your heart.
And each year that passes, you're even more glad, 
More grateful and proud just to call him your dad!

                           Author unknown

Happy Father's Day to all our Dad's
love from us.
We hope you like your new tie!

Check out our Dads comments about their ties!


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...