Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Water Care Visit and Mandarin

What a busy week of learning and special visitors in Room 1 this week! For our Social Science, we have been learning about water and the water cycle-we had Sally from Water Care New Zealand come in and take us through the water cycle and how water gets all the way from the ocean to our homes! It was so much fun making our own water cycle for the classroom and home. We even got to act our a liquid, solid and a gas as these are all forms of water. 

On Tuesday, Ms Lee and her lovely friends from China came and made special round dumplings for us! These are not found in New Zealand yet but are made by the Chinese community. In Mandarin, we are learning a song called 'The Family Song.'

Thank you to everyone who wore a Wig for Wig Wednesday! We said a special prayer for all those children who have Cancer. 

Friday, 14 June 2019

Book Week & Pentecost

Wow! What a couple of weeks it has been for Room 1! We have had so much fun celebrating our love for books. We had two amazing authors come and visit us and teach us how to draw-Stu Deval and James Russell. 
It was also Pentecost Sunday on the 9th June-we have been doing special prayers called Meditation every day after lunch and did a special one with candles for Pentecost. Meditation is when we talk to Jesus in our hearts with no talking and our eyes closed. It is very relaxing! Thank you to all our wonderful parents who helped us get all dressed up this week :) 

Thursday, 21 March 2019

St Joseph's Day & the Twelve Disciples

Room 1 have had a great week learning about how Jesus chose his 12 helpers-the Twelve Disciples. This is a very important Gospel as it then leads into the many gospels of Jesus's miracles. As we move into the last weeks of school we will be focusing on Palm Sunday, The Last Supper and the Stations of the Cross. We really enjoyed making a mural of the Gospel and will make one for each gospel leading up to Easter. 
We celebrated St Joseph's Day with tabloid sports which was so much fun! We read about the life of Joseph and his special role within the Holy Family. 

Friday, 15 March 2019

Swimming and Easter Rhyme

Room 1 had a great time displaying all that we have been learning at swimming time. Thank you to all the parents who came and watched! We have been learning about water safety, especially the most important thing that we need to be able to do in a pool, river or ocean-FLOAT! 
For our poem this week we did the Easter Rhyme. We have also been using it in our prayers as it tells the story of when Jesus died on Good Friday and rose again on Easter Sunday. We hope you enjoy reading it together at home! 

Thursday, 7 March 2019

Beginning of Lent

The Liturgical Year of Lent has been a major focus for the week-we celebrated Shrove Tuesday by making pancakes with Room 5. We made pancakes because we remember when people used to give up eating sweet things like cakes-so they cleaned out their cupboards by making pancakes. We also watched as last year’s palms be burned- this is how ashes are made. Wednesday was the first day of Lent. We began our day by attending Mass and receiving the Ashes from the palms on our forehead. We were thinking of promises all week that we will keep for the forty days of Lent. We wrote about these during writing and put them on our promise feet so that we can remember every day what we promised to Jesus. We have also started learning the song ‘L-O-V-E’ by Jill Kemp in lead up to Easter.

Thursday, 14 February 2019

All about me!

This week in Room 1, we have been collecting information about ourselves! Our favourite colours, pets, ice cream and the number of people in our family. From the information we collected, Ms Scanlan helped us put it into a graph! This helps us to read our information a lot easier-come into Room 1 and check it out.

We have had our first two sessions of swimming this week and it has been the best weather for it! We have been learning how to do a 'safe entry' into the water along with floating on our back and blowing bubbles. All of these skills, especially a 'safe entry' and floating in the water, will keep us safe in any water we decide to hop into.