Thursday, 27 July 2017

Newspaper News Term 3

Newspaper News
For oral language on Fridays this term we will be looking at positive pictures and stories from the newspaper/ community newspapers or online sources and discussing the news items.
All children will have a turn at sharing their newspaper news. Please help your child to find one that is appropriate. We will notify your child the week before it is their turn. The children will need to know the main ideas of the article to be able to retell them to the class. They could write 3 - 5 sentences as a summary of the article so they can share it to the rest of the class. We will be focusing on questioning using the 5 W’s (where, what, when, why, who). They will also need to have 2 questions prepared to ask their audience. We can't wait to learn some interesting facts or find out some important information about the world around us!

Here are some websites that could help:  National Geographic Kids
Thank you for your cooperation.

Sandy Jones and Hayley Ngan

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Home Learning Challenges

The Home Learning challenges for Term 3 have been posted onto the blog - see the page at the top of the blog!

Have fun learning at home!

Monday, 24 July 2017


On Tuesday 1st of August there wil be a film themed mufti day.  

So come dressed as your favourite movie character and bring a gold coin to fundraise for new filming equipment for the film festival.

Garden To Table helpers required!

Hi all,

We are in need of Garden to Table parent/grandparent helpers for our next session - Tuesday 1 August. Room 2 begin at 9am, and Room 1 at 11.30am. Let us know as soon as possible if you are able to come along and help! Much appreciated!

We will be planting and harvesting in the garden, and making Brocolli Balls and Aioli in the kitchen. As these are only a 'snack' food, children will still need to bring a normal lunch to school.
Thank you.

Broccoli Balls

  • 2 cups broccoli, made up of grated broccoli stalk and/or cooked broccoli florets, finely chopped
  • 1 small onion grated or finely chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup plain flour
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon fresh herbs, finely chopped (optional)
Preheat oven to 180 degrees C
Mix all ingredients together.
Roll mixture into teaspoon sized balls and place on baking tray

Bake for 12-15 minutes turning half way through baking time

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Farewell Morning tea tomorrow for Lucas

Dear Discoverers One Pod,

Tomorrow (Friday) morning we are having a goodbye morning tea, to say goodbye to Lucas who is leaving to go back to England to live.

Please bring along something to share if you are able,
Morning tea will be shared in Room 2 at morning tea time (11am).

Nga mihi,
Hayley Ngan

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Dojo Spending Fun day tomorrow!

Hi everyone,

Just letting you know that tomorrow (Wednesday) is our term dojo-point spending day, where children get to "cash in" the dojo points they have earned all term for showing our school values and completing top quality work.

The children have voted for the activities they would like to do as a reward for their top effort, and the following have been decided upon:

- Bring a favourite game to school. This could be a board game, or toy.
- Fidget spinners are allowed in class from 11.30 - 12.30
- There'll be a craft table for children to make things
- We'll watch a movie from 1.30 - 2.45pm accompanied by popcorn.

It should be a lot of fun! Make sure games and toys that are bought are clearly named, so that nothing precious goes missing.

Sunday, 2 July 2017

The last Monday of Term 2

This morning the Caterpillar reading group performed "Puss in Boots" for the Room 2 readers. They read with expression and confidence!

We had a small furry visitor this morning - Connor's pet rabbit Marshmellow. He hopped around the circle saying hello to the Discoverers.

Cross Country Zones this Tuesday

Kia ora whanau,

Just a reminder that the Cross Country Zones are on tomorrow (Tuesday), down at Hillview School. If your child is going, they need to bring their running shoes, and a drink bottle, and be ready to go in the morning.

The permission slip sent home with zones-runners contains further information.

Good luck SMS runners!

Thursday, 29 June 2017


Room 1 and 2's Term 3 Garden to Table Dates -

Tuesday 1st August

Tuesday 22nd August
Tuesday 12th September

Let us know if you can parent help!