Welcome to Waitahuna School's updated Blog. We are excited to share some of the learning that we do everyday at our fantastic school. Included in our Blog are links that will help with supporting learning at home.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Dinosaurs in the Junior Room!

The Junior Room and Ms J have been learning about dinosaurs. They have discussed that the dinosaurs lived long ago before people were on Earth. They have also talked about the dinosaurs diet and habitat. The children used all their dinosaur facts to create a diorama showing what it looked like when dinosaurs walked on the Earth. (click the slideshow above to view it in a larger window)

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Brown Bears in the Junior Room!

The Junior Room and Mrs Blackmore have had a very busy week.  We read the book 'Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see' by Eric Carle for our inspiration.  The children have made a 'big book' which they illustrated themselves and they all now know off by heart.  They have also made their own 'brown bears' which are hanging on the cloakroom wall. It has been great to see quite a few parents popping into the Junior Room to see the big Brown Bears - luckily they are very friendly! (just like the children)
Mrs Blackmore and the Junior Room

Monday, February 20, 2012

Teach and Tell 2012

Today the Senior Room had their first 'Teach and Tell' for the year.  Well done Liam for your informative Presentation on 'Ninjago Lego'.  If you don't know anything about this check out his presentation under the 'Teach and Tell' tab. 

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Thank you National Bank

A huge thank you to the National Bank for their generous donation of books for our school.  We really appreciate your support.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

News from Ms J and the Junior Room

The best lessons are those that are connected to meaningful experiences. This week the Junior Room's lesson ticked all those boxes. In their Math lesson on measurement and estimation they were able to measure liquids while making a cake and jelly.  They also had  to estimate which size cake tin they would need for their cake, this was very challenging especially when the tins were all different shapes.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Room One has made a fantastic start to school. They are all enjoying the Reading Programme and the variety of books in the classroom.  Keep up the great work. From Ms J

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


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