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My class in 2015.

Monday, 30 November 2015

What's been happening lately in Room 3!!

Hello there everyone,  just thought I'd let you know what we are up to for the rest of the term in Room 3.

Today the Rutherford Team started their Christmas craft rotations.  For the next week, your child will be going to a different Rutherford Team class and making a Christmas craft!  We started off today in Room 3 - your child made a reindeer tree decoration which they will bring home tomorrow.  We think they look great so we hope that you all like them too!  Room 3 children are off to Room 12 on Wednesday, Room 11 on Thursday, Room 1 on Friday and Room 2 next Monday so look out for all the amazing Christmas crafts which will be coming home :)

Also, in keeping with the Christmas spirit, next Tuesday we are going over to Cherry's preschool with Room 1 to watch the children perform a Christmas play.  It is going to be very exciting for Violet in particular as she is going to get to see her sister!  

Your child may have also told you about the special visit that we had from Tandia's brother Ashton and Clara from Room 8 last week.  They were 'choosing kind' and came over to read a couple of books to the children AND made up a wee play with them as well.  They read them an Anthony Browne and Lynley Dodd book - both favourite authors of our class - and at the end gave them a balloon.  Thank you Ashton and Clara!

Another big thank you MUST go to Saskia who brought in a skink a couple of Fridays ago to share with the class.  We were all very intrigued by what a skink is, where Saskia got it from and what skinks actually eat!    Thank you so much Saskia!!!

I hope you all have a great night and I'll see you in the morning :)

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Hello everyone,

What wonderful weather we are having at the moment!  Summer is certainly on it's way!  In relation to this, just a wee reminder about the PTA Family Fun night on tomorrow night - it's from 5-7pm so bring your family and a picnic tea and come on down and enjoy the fun.

Today we had our 2nd session of balloon badminton.  The children learnt how to hold the racket and then were using it to hit the balloon.  Here are some photos ....

Next week is going to be our last week of instructional reading in the Rutherford Team so if you have any school reading books at home, can we please have them back by then.

Have a great night and I'll see you in the morning.

Monday, 23 November 2015

Happy Monday!!  At the moment, we have been learning to write poems in writing.  We have begun to look at how words can rhyme and be part of 'word families'.  A PERFECT place to start to learn this, is to read Dr Seuss books ... which is what we have been doing!  Today we finished our 'Cat in the Hat' hats ... your children worked really hard on these and I think they just look fantastic.  In relation to this, if your child has any Dr Seuss books at home OR any other 'rhyming' books such as Hairy Maclary that they would like to share with us, please get them to bring them along to school so we can read them together.  Thank you!

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Balloon Badminton

Hello there everyone!  We have had a great 3 days back at school after a wonderful Show weekend.  It's so hard to believe that there are only 3 and a half more weeks to go until the end of the term AND the year - time is just flying past.

We have a very busy 3 and a half weeks ahead of us.  On Wednesday, we started 'Balloon Badminton'.  An instructor from Sport Canterbury is teaching lessons to all of the Rutherford and Sheppard teams.  We are going to be doing this for 4 weeks and on Wednesday it was amazing!  We went with Room 1 for our session and the children learnt to pat the balloon up in the air whilst keeping it under control and then they moved on to hitting it with their hands like a bat.  They all just loved it!

I realise that I didn't get photos of all of the children from Room 3 - I will try to do better next week :)

Sunday, 15 November 2015


I hope everyone is having a wonderful Show weekend!  

Last week we had another great week swimming at Wharenui Pool.  On Thursday we didn't have any formal lessons as the children had a safety day.  They got to use life jackets, practice jumping into deep water, practice what to do when confronted with big waves AND ... the most popular activity by far was to go in the life boat.  The children all had a wonderful time!

And then, most importantly, the boys did their hair ..............

This week we have another busy week.

On Wednesday we are beginning 'Balloon Badminton' along with the rest of the Rutherford Team and also the Sheppard Team.  Our time slot is 9.45-10.00 with Room 1 so your child will just need to come to school as per usual in their sports gear and then they will get changed at the normal time - just before lunch.

On Thursday we have our school photos so please dress your child in their full school uniform to come to school in.  We don't have a timetable as yet and with siblings photos to be taken, probably around lunchtime, your child won't need their sports gear on this day.

I think that's all for now ...  see you tomorrow :)