Friday, 17 November 2017

Water Safety

Water Safety

On Wednesday and Thursday this week our focus at the pool was on water safety.  The children were able to learn about life jackets and how important they are to wear around water and in boats.
It was quite a scary challenge for a lot of us to jump into the big pool and trust that the life jacket would make us "bob up" to the surface again.
Well done everyone for being so brave and giving it a go!



Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Swimming Lessons

We have been having a very exciting week travelling to the pool for swimming lessons.  Here is a slideshow of what we have been doing at the pool.

Sunday, 17 September 2017

A visit from the Volunteer Fire Service

We were so excited to have a visit from the Volunteer Fire Service on Friday.  As part of our term's topic on groups in our community, the children came up with a lot of questions about the roles and duties that volunteers take on when they join the Fire Service.
We were lucky to have a lovely day, the children certainly loved taking turns to use the fire hose!
Thank you so much to Tracy, Ian and the crew for giving up their time to come in to answer our questions and show us the equipment they use to fight fires.
We learned all about safety equipment.







Big Andy with Little Lucy

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Grandparents afternoon

Thank you to all the grandparents and aunties who came to our grandparents afternoon - it was certainly a fantastic success.  What a beautiful sunny afternoon we got for it!The children absolutely loved showing you their classroom and sharing their learning with you.  The Pic-collages you made together are lovely.  We have printed them out and they are on display in the classroom.




Thursday, 17 August 2017

Research Presentations

Some children in Weka have been researching topics and have made Book Creator presentations to share with you. These will be added as they are finished.




Monday, 14 August 2017

Community Walks


We had 3 very interesting walks around our community last week.  We were lucky with the weather!  The children took a lot of photos and noticed how many different places and organisations we have around us.  
Thank you to the parents who joined us on our walks, without your support we would not have been able to get out and learn about our neighbourhood.  Thank you also to the staff at the Redwood Dental Centre who welcomed our group when we popped in.  The children loved their face masks and all the stickers too.  
Over the next week we will be talking about what we noticed about our community.  The children will think about questions they have that they can investigate.




We met Peter the water meter reader as we were out and about.

Do you recognise the masked individuals?!




Sunday, 6 August 2017

Kath Bee visits Papanui Primary


We all had a fantastic time on Monday singing along with Kath Bee! She played some old favourites like Individuality as well as introducing us to some new songs.
We loved the balloon animals she taught us to make.  We will be singing a lot of her songs from now on.