Kiwi (Year 1)
Welcome to the Kiwi class page!
We are a Year 1 class and our teacher is Mrs Virginia Craig.
We began this term with Calf Club. The Kiwi class worked throughout Term 3 to produce 3 amazing pieces of art :- Dinosaur silhouettes, Mexican Sombreros, and Bottle Top Art. The day before Calf Club they made their 2 floral exhibits: – a Sand Bowl and an Unusual Container.
We will continue for a little while this term looking at “The Air Around Us”. Last term it was about what we thought wind was and the things we put air in. This term there will be more about the foods and drinks that have air added to them.
As part of our next study where we are looking at the air around us. We have been finding things that have air in them. We also got to blow lots of bubbles, some of which were HUGE!
During Terms 2 and 3 we used dinosaurs as an inspiration for story writing and for looking at the people who lived where dinosaur bones have been found. We got a BIG surprise one day, during Term 3, while walking around the school…..We found dinosaur in the carpark!
During Term 3 we finally go to make our bottle top art for Calf Club at the beginning of Term 4.
We practiced making umbrellas, fish, tractors, flowers, turtles, patterns and lots of other things. The children then did a practice of what they wanted to make for Calf Club. We were very lucky that members of our school Special Projects Team were on hand to keep us to our plan. They were allowed to encourage us and keep us to our intended picture and pattern. Do check out our wonderful artworks on Calf Club day. Below are some of our practice pieces.
What a busy first half of the year!
We finished Term 2 by celebrating the number 100. We have been counting the days of school all year. It is a very good way to practise counting and to learn about 10s and 1s. On Day 100 we had a party to celebrate, thanks to those at home who helped make this special. We also had 100 balloons that fell on our heads — oh the screams and laughter!
At the moment Kiwi class are situated in the school library. How wonderful to be surrounded by so many books!
Term 1 has been busy. The children have taken on the task of being the Edible Garden Enviro Team. We are called the ‘Eats and Treats Team’. We began the year by giving away to schools across the Waikato and Auckland some of our Everlasting Daisy seeds from the beautiful flowers that we grew last year.
Since then we have harvested potatoes and cooked them in different ways, this was fun.
We have also increased the size of our school strawberry garden. The children had to divide the strawberry plants and re-plant them into the enlarged garden.
A trip the the Auckland Botanical Gardens helped reinforce our class programme wonderfully.
At the moment children are working out what they would like to grow at school, as well as tasting some produce that already exists in our school grounds. This week they made rhubbarb and tamarillo crumble – very nice!
Because we are The Eats and Treat Enviro Team during the last week of Term 1 we made tamarillo and feijoa smoothies for the Pukeko Class. Next term we will make a treat for another classroom.
As a school we are collecting plastic bottle tops so the children can make an artwork to adorn a wall of the school. We are hoping for lots and lots of bottle tops. The Kiwi Class sort these out and make sure that they are clean and not smelly!!
Please keep on sending lots and lots of these to school. Thank you very much for helping the entire school with this project.
This term the Kiwi Class made their mosaic tile that will be put into the pathway during the Easter Holidays. What a big job – but it looks wonderful – well done Kiwis.