Thursday, March 24, 2016

Easter Bunny Biscuits

Today we made some Easter bunny biscuits....What fun! We had to read the recipe and make sure we followed all the instructions. Once the biscuits had been cooked, some of us chose to give our biscuits to another person the rest of us chose to eat them.
We found out... that there is just as much pleasure in giving a gift as there is, in receiving one.

Kiwi Sports at Brightwater

Yesterday Room 3 and 4 children, along with children from Brightwater, Appleby, Ranzau and Wakefield Schools went to the Brightwater Domain for a fun filled morning of different sporting activities. It was great to see some of our friends from other schools and to meet some new friends. Again a big thank-you goes to all the fabulous parent helpers we have.

Kiwi Sports 2016-HD (1080p) from Hope School on Vimeo.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Exploring Cable Bay

On Friday the whole school took a trip to Cable Bay. All classes have been looking at the creatures that live at the 'rocky shore' and the environment they live in. This trip to Cable Bay enabled us to see these creatures in their natural  habitat.
As well as looking into the rocky shore we have also had a focus on water safety. So while we were at Cable Bay that gave us a prime opportunity to test out our water safety skills in the sea.
We had a fantastic day and learnt so much. Thanks to all those parents who helped transport us to and from Cable Bay. We are so lucky to have such great support.
Take a look at this slide show to see some of the fun learning experiences we had.

An interesting talk about Cable Bay

As part of our Rocky Shore study this term we had a visitor from the Museum come and tell us about some of the creatures that are found in rock pools at Cable Bay.
He also shared some of his knowledge about how Cable Bay got it's name. We even got a chance to send a message in morse code!


Thursday, March 10, 2016

Learning to operate a kayak

Today was our second day using the kayaks in our school pool. We have also been looking at other ways we can stay afloat. Something different and a bit of fun.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Life Jackets

We have been looking at the different types of life jackets...some have whistles, some have head supports, some have zips, some have a cord to pull to inflate them....
We have also learnt how to help someone put a life jacket on and what to do if we find ourselves in the water waiting to be rescued.
So long as we are wearing our life jackets, don't panic, and lie on our backs, we will be ok.


Friday, March 4, 2016


This week we have been learning how to play the card game 'Snap'
Oh what fun and again so much learning involved.


Discovery Time Week 5

This weeks activities were....Painting, Being an Entomologist, Toilet roll craft, and Pretend Picnics.
We are working on Managing ourselves and we're making sure we all make good choices as well as all helping to tidy up.


Small Ball Skills

We have been learning to throw a ball correctly and we are getting pretty good at it. Bryony from "No Child Left inside" has been coming out one day a week to help us.