Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Noah wrote this argument as part of our writing programme this week.

I think that we should wear a school uniform. Why?

Firstly, if there was a fire in the school, the teachers might get mixed up and somebody might get left in the school.

Secondly you would have so many arguments in the morning, that when you choose your clothes, school would be finished for the day.

Thirdly, it's very nice because it's very smart.

Finally, it's a "Must do!"  So, get one now!!!
By Noah

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Here is a link to "The Lorax."  It is a great way of learning the conservation message.

The Lorax

Monday, May 16, 2016

Peppa Pig knows a lot about recycling too!  Watch here.
Peppa Pig Recycling

This is a great video from You Tube on how paper and plastic are recycled.
Recycling plastic and paper
How is compost made?  Peppa Pig will show you how.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Argument Writing.  We have been learning to write arguments in writing.  Here is Isabel's opinion and reasons on the topic "Should Children Go to School?"

I believe that children should go to school because it is a very good place to learn to write, read and do maths.  So I think it would be a very good idea to go.

Firstly, if you didn't go to school, you would be very mean and stubborn and would not have any friends.

Secondly, if you didn't go to school, you would not be good at maths or writing or reading.

Lastly, you would not be able to get along with other people.

So I believe that you should go to school.

By Isabel Harper.

Isabel has provided a clear introduction which states her opinion, and has provided three reasons, beginning with time connectives, finishing with a concluding statement.  Well done Isabel!!!

Lucas has also written a well organised argument on the same topic, with three good reasons and time connectives.  His conclusion restates his point of view and has a call to action!!!

Should Children Go To School?

I strongly believe that every child in New Zealand should go to school.  It is a good start to a child's adult life because you learn to be independent.

Firstly, you learn to be nice, friendly, kind and helpful.

Secondly, it develops your brain, but how does it develop your brains?  Because you learn e.g. writing, maths and literacy.

Lastly, school is an adventure, e,.g., there is a bike track, a swimming pool and a playground.

You learn to be social, it develops your brain and school is an adventure.  Do it now!!!

Lucas Brown Samuelsson

Here we are with Shirley Goodhall.  We are so proud of what we have made.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Zero Waste
Our latest Inquiry is "Zero Waste".  The children are going to make a pen/pencil container using waste materials from home.  I want them to be creative in their ideas.  Here are two links to sites to stimulate ideas.
Please talk to your child about this and collect the materials at home to bring to school in two weeks' time.