Wednesday, 12 November 2014

The Hungry Giants

This film is based on a story written by Joy Cowley 'The Hungry Giants'. The giants in the story are very demanding and want bread, butter and honey. The village people try to help but all are chased by the bees.

Sunday, 2 November 2014

What we chose for our balanced meal plates

           We all made a balanced meal plate and we chose the food from pictures of food groups

                                             Shining has got lots of vegetables and chicken

                                            Wow LJ has got potatoes,peas salad and steak

Penelope shows the many food groups on her plate

Richie has got peas courgettes and chicken 

Our Balanced Meal Plates

We used our knowledge about healthy food and made a collection of foods that are good for us to eat and do not have lots of sugars. We talked about Protein, Carbohydrate and Vegetables. We now know about many different kinds of food and we put together this food on our plates.

AJ's meatballs, potatoes and salad

Boyds plate has meat bread fruit and vegetables
Viliami shows the many different foods on  his plate

 Shanique has chosen meatballs,potatoes and peppers and salad too

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Discussing our teeth cleaning and looking at pictures

We looked at lots of different pictures on teeth and all the cleaning and eating we can do to keep our teeth and gums healthy
We wrote stories together about how we keep our teeth clean and healthy

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Hands on for Intensive Oral Language

Mrs Adcock showing us the contents of the Chocolate cake mixture 
This morning we looked at lots of food products All the Junior School were put into seven groups and we went from table to table with our teacher. We looked at how much sugar was in our foods and what is written on the packets and jars We had to guess what foods had more sugar. It was really fun. We looked at raw sugar and salt too.
Looking at the marmite and jam

                                          Miss Lily showing us the Tomato Sauce and the chocolate bar.
                                          She is reading the 'Contents"on the Mayonnaise Jar

                                          Here is the Cocoa Cola. It has one cup of sugar in it.

                                        We saw and could touch lots of different foods and look
                                           at packets. This is all of us moving from table to table. 
                                        We all learnt heaps with our eyes, ears and listening to our
                                            teachers as well as being able to touch the goodies on 
                                                                      the tables.

Learning about keeping our teeth clean

We had many talks and demonstrations on learning to keep our teeth clean

We all got a tooth brush kit and Mrs Ropata showed us how to brush our teeth properly. Mrs Walbridge is a dental hygienist and she came to school and talked to our whole school about keeping our teeth clean and using dental floss

Learning about Healthy Foods

We have been learning about healthy foods and the correct foods to eat. We looked at different foods and pictures of food We wrote stories together and discussed our ideas. We have also read many stories about eating healthy foods.

Tae Kwon Do

Richie using a strong kick at the wooden plank
We had lots of fun and learnt to kick high and break pieces of wood in Tae Kwon Do. Our teacher had a black belt and taught us many controlled skills We had to practice these then on the last lesson we put them altogether.
Penelope kicking at the wooden plate to snap it

Our Intensive Language Groups on Healthy Eating

This morning we were all in groups and went around our different teachers to discuss what is in our foods. We looked on packets to find out what is in the food -if there is sugar or food colouring or all the healthy ingredients too. We talked and looked a lot and we wrote a story together in our group

Monday, 27 October 2014

Our Assembly

We are learning about healthy eating We have looked at different vegetables and fruits in our Intensive Oral Language Program. We could even have a taste of the different vegetables

In class we made plates with balanced food pictures. We had protein, vegetables and carbohydrates on the plate. We showed our plates at assembly and showed a hop dance to show what we do for exercise. We know that you need exercise as well as a balanced diet for a balanced life


Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Our Hungry Giant Narratives

Bommy Knockers by Tupoe

The Giants hit the beehive with their bommy knockers and kill the bees.

Taking the Honey by Penelope

The Giants go back and take all the honey from the bees

We drew the honey pots and described the honey

More Bread by Keio
The Giants need more bread and they want more bread. They find some more bread and they share it with each other.

Happy Giants by Lewis
The Giants had run home. They ate their dinner together and they feel happy.

Scared Giants by Shining
The Giants were scared of the bees. Next the bees zoomed out and the Giants ran all the way back to the village but they had very sore bottoms from where the bees stung them. They had to go to the doctor.

Zooming Bees by Richie
The Bees zoomed out of the Beehives and followed the Giants all the way home 
Our Hungry Giants Village with all the Village People

The Hungry Giant

Part of the village where the Hungry Giants were:

We made a village with Whaea Grace and Mrs Greenham for our  film story.

We also wrote Narrative Endings to the story so that we had solved a problem for our Giants or the Bees or the Villagers

We discussed all the words we would need for our story and had a brainstorm and a wordbank that we could use while we were writing
We all shared ideas about what could happen in our narrative at the end -what the problem was and how this could be overcome or solved
Mrs Greenham wrote these ideas as a model for us and we read them over -we shared our ideas orally with each other
We wrote our own narrative with the use of the wordbank topic words, word card and from all the modelling and sharing our ideas with our partners before we wrote

THE GIANTS RUN AWAY by Kue'a Ma'asai
The Giant saw the beehives and the giants smashed the beehive and then the bees came and chased the Giant and the bees stang the Giants bottom. The Giants held onto their bottoms and ran and ran and kept running forever far away.

The people look everywhere for the honey but they saw a beehive. Instead of getting some honey the Giants told the people to break up the beehives then the angry bees came out of the beehive and had nowhere to live.


Listening to our Kiwisport coach.

The Yellow Team

The Red Team

Kiwisport has started for Room 1

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Our Film Festival

Today our play is being filmed for the Film Festival We have worked hard on our Props Here we are painting our Village. We have all bought our costumes along and getting really excited with our practise and filming

Here is Richie painting a big box which is going to be a house for our village

 We had lots of fun painting and making our shops and houses Some of us stayed after school to paint. Watch our spot this blog for more photos of all our work for the Manakalani Film Festival

Monday, 8 September 2014

Our Special Book Assembly

When it was our time to do assembly we learnt a song about going to the library and reading lots of books.

It was a real fun song- there were chooks and frogs all going to the library

We also made posters about all the books you can read and all the activities you can do at the library.

We put all the posters onto the edge of the stage to decorate it


Some of us got special certificates from Mrs Kelly and Mrs Greenham. Mrs Kelly is presenting these

After our performance we sat quietly and listened to two speakers from Tamaki College talking about the Duffy books. They were fun speakers and presented some Duffy Books too. They had been pupils at Glenbrae Primary

 Our wonderful speakers
They told us about their favourite books and we all sang the Duffy Song.

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Our Maths Activities help us to Learn Create Share

We complete real fun activities after our learning in Maths We did further learning with our activities on the Ipads, Computers and Games. We use tens frame and we use the addition and subtraction equations to add to our 'learn,create,share'


Here is Joshua he is working on some addition and subtraction

Here is the rectangles group and Bianca and Boyd and AJ enjoying the game Bus Stop, which helps them to add and subtract different numbers at different times. Great Children Keep learning to create and share your experiences too.

Our Maths Activities help us to Learn Create Share

When we learning our maths and have completed our group work we can follow our schedule and complete different activities

We are learning on Ipads and Computers We have been using the tens frames and some larger subtractions equations

Miss Teleiso Our other great teacher

Miss Teleiso has been teaching in Room 1 She has been working with Mrs Greenham and Mrs Kelly. She has been helping all of us with our learning. She has had to leave to go back to University until the end of the year but she comes back to visit and help us and all the time. We miss her when she is not here.

Thanks so much Miss Teleiso for all you did and all you do for us. We know we will still see you.

from Room 1

Here is Miss Teleiso helping us and showing us how to paint our village for our play for the Manakalani Film Festival. We are having to make lots of props for the Film Festival but we find it all very exciting.