Friday, 18 August 2017

Tip-Top Trip

Can you believe that we only have 4 more sleeps til we go to the Tip Top Factory and 7 more sleeps for K2P. We are all very excited about going especially the teachers. :)  

Friday 25th (K2P, K3W and K3A) 

Parents and students, please remember ...

  • to be at school on time as we need to leave straight away
  • to wear covered shoes
  • have a packed lunch and a water bottle 
  • bring a raincoat and jumper 
  • bring your lovely manners to school 

Please pay if you haven't already via the online shop, direct internet transfer, cash or at the office. 

Thanks to all those lovely parents who volunteered to help. We were overwhelmed with the support we were given however we could only take a limited number. Please don't let this stop you in the future. 

Awards Winners

Award Winners

We had many awards given out this week. Some of our amazing students from K3 who received awards were...

Our PB4L award winners this week from K3 were Alex (K3W), Miami (K3A), Emma (K3W), Huru (K3A).

Our Quick60 award winners who have been really hard on their writing were Tamsyn and Brooklyn (K3W).

Our LOL (Language of Learning) awards went to Tayla (K3W) and Aaron (K3A) who had been showing amazing resilience during to week which really helped their learning. Great work guys!

Maths in K3

Maths Week

This week we have been focusing on fractions, shape identification and place value. K3 have been working really hard to divide pizzas', create monsters out of different shapes and working collaborative to solve maths equations.

We have had such a successful week learning about halves, quarters and thirds, as well as looking at shapes and the objects you can make from the shapes.

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

K3W's Volcanic Explosions

K3W made a volcano last week and discussed what they could see and what was happening when we put each of the ingredients into the cone.

K3W described the volcano and the lava we made, playing with adjectives and building on from what their peers had said. They needed to explain why they used that particular adjective to develop their vocabulary comprehension then write about what happened...

Friday, 26 May 2017

Folk Dancing with our Buddy Class Room 17

Today K3A met with their Buddy Class to try out some classic Folk Dancing! We had so much fun and it definitely brought back some memories for the teachers!

Monday, 22 May 2017

The Manurewa Marae visit Reremoana

The Kiwi team has been learning about Matariki, the legends, stars that make up the Seven Sisters and harvesting. We were lucky enough to have a visit from the Manurewa Marae who taught us how to use poi, flax weaving and a waiata. Everyone looked like they had such a great time! Here are a few photos of our experiences and what we learnt.

Monday, 15 May 2017

Healthy Eating

In the Kiwi Team, we have been learning about healthy eating. We have been discussing food that is healthy to eat a lot of, food that is ok to eat sometimes, and food that is ok for special occasions e.g. birthday parties. Take a look at our food pyramid!

Saturday, 6 May 2017


Reading in K3W

Reading has started back up and we have been working on comprehension strategies. One of the amazing groups in K3W were reading about a girl who had an active imagination in the dark and thought there was a monster, but it was just an old potato with roots! So we decided to look around the class and see if we were able to find objects and things that we could mould into a monster and create a funny shadow. Next week we'll see if we can read the instructions and create our own potato monster.

Back: Alex, Ariah, Tate
Front: Haru, Aaliyah

Math Rotation

This week, K3 trialed a new collaborative Maths approach. We set up eight stations across the 2 classrooms where the students worked through each station when they weren't working with either Miss. Ashworth or Miss. Wilcox. The students had a lot of fun and they enjoyed working in groups with their peers from the class next door to them. Take a look at some of the fun we had at our new math stations!

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Painting in K3A

The past 2 weeks, we have been learning all about Autumn. Come in and check out our beautiful Autumn Trees.

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Gardening in K3A

On Thursday, K3A helped Miss. Ashworth to plant around 25 'My Little Gardens'. Some of the seeds we planted were broccoli, cabbages, parsley and lettuce! Once the seedlings are ready, we will be able to transfer them over to the School Vege Garden!

Saturday, 25 February 2017

My Bunny

Hopster came to visit K3...

Xavier brought his bunny into school last week and showed Hopster to the whole K3 team. Some of us remembered Hopster from last year and saw how much she had grown. She was fabulous and all of us loved her too!

We loved hearing about her, and Xavier got to practice recounts with oral language. We have been focusing on when, where and what in our recounts and Xavier did a brilliant job telling us all about her and when he got her.

She gave K3W inspiration for our writing where we focused on adjectives to and adverbs to describe Hopster and extending our vocabulary. K3W have made amazing poems and art pieces, which will be on display soon!

Thursday, 16 February 2017

K3A's Self Portraits!

K3A have been working very hard to complete their self-portraits. For Inquiry this term, out topic is 'All about Me'. We enjoyed looking in mirrors to learn more about ourselves, and to complete our self portraits.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

K3W and Room 5 - Buddy Time

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We have been focusing a lot on collaboration over the past few weeks and team building. Last Friday, Room 5 taught K3W how to play a few new games. We formed two teams and raced each other across the 'river', we even cheered each other on in good sportsmanship.
Thank you Room 5!

Buddy time from Mel Notley on Vimeo.

Sunday, 12 February 2017

K3 Sports and Hockey

K3 Team

The K3 Team have been working closely together, building our relationships to create a positive learning environment. We have been learning to work with new friends to strengthen our support for each other with our  learning endeavours.


K3W and K3A have learnt new skills in hockey and have been practicing holding a hockey stick correctly, moving the ball around and we even got to play a game. We might have a few Black Sticks in the making!

Monday, 6 February 2017

Baking Chocolate Fudge Slice in K3A

This week K3A learnt how to make chocolate fudge slice. We worked collaboratively to follow the instructions on the recipe, and we learnt how to take turns and be patient. We were also learning about how nice it is to make something special for someone you care about, so everybody got to make a little basket and take one piece of slice home to someone they care about. Yum yum!