Term 3 in Whanau Koru
We warmly welcome you back to news about the learning taking place across our Year 0 and Year 1 classes.
Please keep bringing in recyclable materials that we can use in Play- we really appreciate the supplies. If you have flour or cornflour or similar consumables that may be past their use by date or had a few visiting moths, please don't throw them out! We can use them too.
We have had such beautiful weather returning to school and this has encouraged lots of outdoor play during the day. Every morning messy play, painting, playdough, construction with boxes, imaginative play and carpentry is being investigated on the deck and paths outside the classrooms.
We have our fabulous ARTz Festival in Week 7 of this term. I'm sure all classes would appreciate parent help over these three days, so look out for emails from your child's teacher.
Inquiry in all our classes is continuing- don't forget to have a look at the Classroom Learning Journal which documents the class Inquiry.
Room 23 got up and running in Term 2 and a lovely Inquiry into flying developed. We read our Journal on the first day back this term to see if we had answered our questions or whether we were still wondering about flying. It turned out we had not really explored "how do asteroids fly? and "do stars fly?".This led to a bit of a debate about whether they were flying, floated or had "magnets to hold them up". This quickly led to questions about the moon- so an expedition to the moon is planned! The plan is to try and find Rona, from the Maori myth "Rona and the Moon" or the white kiwi from "Kiwi and the Moon" by Gavin Bishop, stories which have captured the children's imaginations.