Saturday, 17 August 2019

Role-Play at it's Best!

As part of the Experience-Play Based Learning in our New Entrants class, we really enjoy choosing our Role-Play themes.

We have got an awesome Castle area that we use to turn into whatever we want!  It has been a Vet's Clinic, Travel Agents, Supermarket, Restaurant, Post Office, WOF station, Garden Centre and Space Centre to name a few!

This time we have chosen to change it into our 'Construction Castle' and as you can see from the photos we have got lots of awesome cool new stuff to role-play with!

Site managers and visitors must all wear high-vis jackets and sign in! Tool kits, hard hats and superb construction kits to help us learn together!

Fun times ahead for sure - mind your head :)

Monday, 5 August 2019

Numicon in Week 3 :)

We have discovered that we are all amazing 'Mathematicians' in Te Kākano class and Numicon is proving to be a fabulous resource to help us problem solve and discuss maths with our friends.

We have loved making totals and equivalents with the Numicon and showing how we understand them!

We have used lots of number in our play around class too!

Enjoy our handiwork - we ARE YMS HERO's :)

Welcome back to Term 3 Everyone

Kia ora everyone!

Term 3 is underway and we have got so many lovely things to celebrate already!

Our playground has had a facelift which makes it look so super smart!

Our HERO Awards have been given out to the certificate earners!

Our Mihi whākatau was held to welcome our newest akōnga to Yaldhurst :)

Yaldhurst Model School IS a great place to be!

Lucky Us!

Sunday, 21 July 2019

Numicon in Te Kākano Class :)

Woohoo Te Kākano, we now have our own Numicon Maths resources to investigate!

We are so grateful to our awesome PTA for making this happen for us - we really do appreciate this so much!

Time to Explore
Time to Learn
Time to Create
Time to Share

So many fabulous pieces of new maths equipment for us to learn new skills from!

Friday, 28 June 2019

Waltzing Matilda - Abbie Style!

In Te Kākano class we encourage our tamariki to bring a book as a treasure to share with their friends.

Ka pai Abbie for bringing in your awesome 'Waltzing Matilda' book to share as your treasure.

According to

Australia’s best-known bush ballad and unofficial national anthem was written in January 1895 by Andrew Barton (Banjo) Paterson (1864-1941). Written to the tune of ‘The Craigielee March’, ‘Waltzing Matilda’ has seen several versions of lyrics released over the last century; however, all hold the same historical significance relating to the hardships of the Australian outback.

What Does ‘Waltzing Matilda’ Mean?‘Waltzing Matilda’ is an iconic song featuring classic Aussie slang in both the lyrics and the title. The term ‘Waltzing’ is slang for travelling on foot, and often you will be travelling with your belongings in a ‘Matilda’. 

Sing-a-long time folks...

Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Oliver's Beanstalk A - Z!...

Once upon a time a boy called Oliver brought in 6 little beans.

Mrs. T got a glass cafetiere and popped some cotton wool, water and a paper towel inside to help them grow.  We could see them growing through the glass.

Each week we monitored them growing and took photos of them to record their growth.

On the last day we planted them out...

Back in class, we decided that we would turn our Big Book into '
Oliver and the Beanstalk' so that our story was even more real!

Last of all we designed and created our own beanstalk that grew up, up, up and around our Castle!

What an adventure...What will happen next?...