Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Our Peanut Butter Factory Poems

I see people working
I hear the door slamming
I smell peanut butter
I taste smooth peanut butter
I feel scared of the crunching noise
I wish I could be at the factory longer.
 By Paige

I see peanut butter
I hear machines rustling
I smell nuts
I taste crunchy peanut butter
I feel excited
I wish I could make more peanut butter.
 By Hugh

I see people
I hear machines
I smell peanut butter
I taste crunchy peanut butter
I feel happy
I wish I could have more peanut butter.
 By Ava-May

I see peanut butter
I hear workers moving
I smell peanut butter
I taste peanut butter
I feel happy
I wish I could stay longer
 By Hahn

I see workers
I hear chattering
I smell peanut butter
I taste smooth peanut butter
I feel excited
I wish I could work there.
 By Navarah

I see shaking peanuts
I hear people
I smell food
I taste peanuts
I feel happy
I wish I could stay longer
 By Zoe

I see people in the factory
I hear loud noises
I smell peanuts
I taste peanut butter
I feel excited
I wish I could stay longer.
 By Izabelle

I see people working
I hear machines clattering
I smell peanut butter
I taste yummy peanut butter
I feel better than anything
I wish I could eat more peanut butter.
 By Anaïs

I see peanut butter
I hear kids chattering
I smell smoke
I taste peanut butter
I feel excited
I wish we could go back again.
 By Miller

I see peanut butter
I hear a conveyer belt
I smell peanuts
I taste peanut butter
I feel happy
I wish that I was still at school.
 By Jesse

I see peanuts
I hear a machine
I smell cooking peanuts
I taste peanut butter
I feel happy
I wish for more peanuts.
 By Brodie


Thursday, April 6, 2017

Pics Peanut Butter Factory Tour

Today Room 3 and 4 visited the Peanut Butter factory in Richmond.
Did you know that peanuts grow under the ground?
It was a great visit and some very interesting facts were learnt...we saw many machines in operation. Thanks again to our great supportive parents who helped to drive us there.



Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Stopping Demo

Today we went out onto the road to watch a demonstration on how far a car continues to travel once the brakes have been applied. There were three different examples at three different speeds...20km, 50 km and 60km. It is interesting to see how long it actually takes a small car to come to a complete stop.
Hopefully your children with talk to you about this experience...many of us found it funny to see the plastic cut-out getting knocked over by the car. However back in the classroom we discussed whether this would be funny if these were real people crossing the road and how our families would all be feeling if it were us getting hit by a car.





Friday, March 31, 2017

Book Week at Hope School

This week we celebrated Book Week at Hope School.
 Some of the activities included having visitors and authors coming in to read to us, making book crafts, activities with our buddies from other classes, visiting the TDC Library and our week ended today with a Book Character Dress -up.
 Unfortunately our parade took part under some low fog conditions which was very unusual.
But we have had such an amazing week it didn't dampen our spirits.

I wonder if you are able to recognise who some of these book characters are??





Thursday, March 23, 2017

Kiwisports at Wakefield School.

On Wednesday morning we joined a whole lot of other junior children from Wakefield, Appleby, Ranzau, and Brightwater schools, to take part in a range of fun sporting activities. These kind of days are great for trying new things and building friendships.


Sunday, March 19, 2017

Discovery Time Week 6

This week during Discovery Time were were looking at the simple machine..levers. Many of our activities involved levers of some sort.



Water Safety and Kayak Fun

We have been learning how a life jacket can save our lives. We also learnt that other things can help keep us afloat in the water and how to be saved by holding onto a rope while getting pulled back to shore or a waiting boat.
Also we have been learning to paddle a kayak with our hands.