Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Athletics day.

Thanks to all the parents, helpers and most of all the kids who helped to make today a success. 

Awesome effort through the changing weather conditions from one minute to the next!!!

You all make me so proud!!!

Sunday, October 16, 2016



Using the stimulus of the Science Van, the children learned about simple liquids combning to create mixtures including ... BUBBLES!!!!! We used bubbles to begin our poetry writing, scientific predictions and bubble art.

The Science Van team, shared a range of experiments to hook and interest the children.

We started making predictions!

We were mixing a range of liquids and colour and made predictions. We looked at the effects of hand mixing then blowing. With the bubbles mixture we then used this to print our art work.

Some examples of our completed art work and Bubble poems.

Check out our bubble blowing art print behind the poems.
The rest of the poems and art work will be displayed in Room 2 in the coming week!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Let's Play!

Let's Play

WALT : To use direct speech in our writing.

Rather than just writing another narrative in our writing books, we decided to create group plays with the same learning goal in mind.

To work collaboratively in groups to create an end product. 

Huapai Fantail...Let's communicate!

We got into teams of 5. 

We watched a story of the 3 Little Pigs. 

We selected our characters.
Pig 1, 2 and 3
Big Bad Wolf

We worked out our roles and strengths in a group... the negotiator, the encourager, the motivator!!!!

We played thumb wars to see who would be the Big Bad Wolf!
Then we took turns to write our parts on the group script. 

At times we had to negotiate and come up with solutions about which decision should be made. we used our sportsmanship skills to think about fairness.

Example of one groups script:

Reader (Lauren) - Once upon a time in the woods there lived a cottage. The three pigs were all grown up and it was time for them to build their own homes.

Pig 1 (Tyson) - Im going to build a straw house.

Pig 2 (Kody) - I'm going to party all day!!!

Pig 3 (Rye) - I dont want to leave Waahhhh!!! What no, I don't want to leave! Ok Bye Mum.

Wolf (Hunter) - Don't tell them I'm here!

Reader - The three pigs lived in their new houses until the wolf came.

Wolf - I'll huff and I'll puff and I'll blow your house down if you don't let me in.

Pig 1 - aaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhggggggggg!!!!!

Reader - And he ran to his brothers house.

Reader - And the wolf went to the stick house.

Wolf - I'll huff and I'll puff.

Pig 2 - Aaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhgggggggggggggg!!!!!

Reader - And they all went safely to the house made of bricks and stones.

At the end we all performed our plays so far!

Great work Room 2!!!!!
Fun on Walking Wednesday!!!

Well done for this Super Spiderman Scooter - The Room 2 winner!!!!

Bikes, scooters and feet all joining in the fun!

Flower power (and push power ) to get to school this morning!

Huapai record breaking 107 children walked to school this morning Woop woop!

Thanks for your support - Mr Du Plooy and myself are trying to maintain our GOLD status for Travelwise...I think we have got it! Wheels, walking school buses, walking Wednesdays, curriculum bike safety etc all add up to Huapai being a fabulous and sustainable travel wise school. 
KEEP SUPPORTING IT... We need your help!

And lets make lots of noise ...Like Beatrice and her jingle jangle shoes.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016


Room 2 worked on noticing each-other and situations where they could show sportsmanship.

Just look how awesome the class did in one hockey lesson!!!
We support our friends when they get injured.
We work with our coach to improve our skills.
We talk with friends to take turns and set rules.
We work as a team to get the equipment we need.
We help our friends up when they fall down.
We celebrate as a team when we do well.
We celebrate with our friends when they score a goal.

We congratulate all players from both teams. 
So yes...Room 2 are becoming Sportsmen and Sportswoman of the highest order!!!

To complete this unit we have worked with Room 3 to create little drama scenes to demonstrate this. Here is the planning process in action and the videos of the little clips will be posted next week.
We worked in teams to choose a scene.
We performed our ideas to the other groups.
We worked together to write our script.
We selected our roles and practised together.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Matariki Kite making on Family Friday!

So lovely to have you all popping in and saying hi in class on Friday!


After we read through this powerpoint together ...we were ready to get creative!!!!

It's all in the planning!!!
Let the building begin!!!
                                  Great having our family here to help!!!
                                    Let's go fly a kite!!!