Friday, June 23, 2017

Discovery Time with Room 4

We joined in with Room 4 today for our weekly Discovery Time and were treated to a visit from a real 'potter.' Dave works with clay every day and he brought his pottery wheel in to demonstrate how clay, like the stuff we used last week, can be turned into beautiful bowls and other creations. Anyone that wanted also got to have a go at working with a piece of clay on the wheel.
Thanks Dave it was very inspiring having you here today.
The other activities we had today were...making huts, puppets, clay and tooth pick sculptures, marble track, and playing musical instruments.
We were working on giving compliments and it was lovely to see many people giving and receiving compliments throughout our morning.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Learning about Hope School in the Past

Did you know that Room 3 hasn't always been here at Hope School?
When Mrs Hall started teaching at Hope School the place where our classroom is was just grass. The only class here was Room 1....and did you know that blackboards and chalk were used instead of whiteboards, iPads weren't even invented, our playground wasn't there, and where the library is now was a small toilet block.
We were lucky to have Mrs Hall come in and talk to us this week about what it was like when she first came to our school as a teacher. Thanks Mrs Hall it was very interesting.
(By the way it was also whacky Wednesday... hence the crazy hair)


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Net Ball Skills

We have been learning some netball skills. eg...How to throw and catch a ball as well as how to shoot hoops. Lots of fun.


Monday, June 19, 2017

Working with clay

Our art topic this term has been 'sculpture' and last week we learnt how to make a pinch pot with clay. Some of us also learnt how to make a coil pot.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Discovery Time week 7

This week our focus during Discovery Time was on showing respect to ourselves, others and school equipment. Room 3 did an awesome job of showing respect in  all these contexts.

Thursday, June 15, 2017


This week we had our Celebration Assembly, where the children were able to showcase their learning to an audience. It was wonderful to see that every child from Room 3 had someone who had taken the time out of their busy lives to attend this assembly. I know the children love to see  you all there and look forward to sharing these times with you.
So thank you all very much for coming.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Term 2 Week 6 Discovery Time

This week we were looking again at 'working together' and 'negotiating' if we have a problem.
 Our activities were. squirting water on the concrete, wood work, making an alien, threading, and drawing with stencils.