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Term 3 2018

We’ve had lots of interesting learning this term, in keeping with our theme for the Term- Relationships in the Community.

  

Reading in the mainstream                                          Jono and music                          Numicon maths

  

Gross motor skills                                     Making pizza                                                              Masterchef junior

  

Early words programme                                                Selwyn library                        Foam with Alysa our SLT

A highlight for us was when we had a SPCA dog, Max and his trainer show us how to be safe around dogs. Max was such a clever dog and showed us many tricks.

 

We also learnt how to be healthy at school and home by learning how to wash our hands properly. The GloBoxes given to us by Health Promoting Schools was cool!! When we didn’t wash our hands properly, we could see bugs on our hands under a special UV light. We also practised brushing our teeth the right way. It is important to have nice breath around people.

 

Two of our class mates went to the Ball for the first time. The Pasifika theme was lovely and they had heaps of fun.

  

All 5 of us are riding now, a great celebration especially for one of friends who has begun riding after a very long time. Horse riding is one of our all-time favourite activities.

 

We also had lots of fun making poi, learning Māori kupu and listening to Māori stories. We get to spend more time with Matua Aiden this term.

  

Term 2 2018

In Term 2 we learnt different things.  Buddy reading continued with Mrs. Jones’ class. We loved horse riding. RDA was the highlight of the term and now we can ride confidently. We also visited the Tunohopu Marae with Selwyn School and played Rippa Rugby. It was a first for us and heaps of fun. We so love Bucket Time with Alysa –it’s like a magic show!! We’re adding to our artwork collection for our expo next term. We’re also working hard to reach our IEP goals.

      

Term 1 2018

Kia ora and welcome back to the New Year!

We’re excited to be in our new classroom at Selwyn, Room Five.

Ruma Rima has lots of fun things planned for this term. We’ll be having our picnic both by Selwyn and Kea Street. Our Assemblies have a Pyjama dress up day and disco planned for the term. We’ll be going to MIGS Gym to make our muscles stronger

Besides this we’ll be doing lots of other learning.

Box Work is very popular with us, we love working on our Early Words, Reading and Math skills. Many of us have become better readers. This term our theme is “personal health and physical development”. We’re learning to stay safe in the sun and water. We’re also learning about healthy foods for us, especially on a sunny picnic day.

There’s also lots of play outside with our other school mates. All of us love the adventure playground, climbing the rock wall, rope ladder, balancing. We also love trying out the stilts and wooden wheelie carts.

We continue to have Matua Aiden and Jono for our superb music sessions. We’ll enjoy the sun while it lasts!

   

   

In term 1 we were really busy with lots of fun learning. Buddy reading was th highlight for term 1. We so enjoyed making new friends and going for assembly and playing with the others in the playground. Alysa has been doing lots of work with us. We also visited Te Aka Mauri - the new public library and enjoyed playing with the robotic cubelets. We also stretched all our muscles at MIGS Gym and had heaps of fun on the equipment.

   

   

   

   

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