August 26, 2016 - - Last week Room 15 went out and did some field research on scooter tracks around Lower Hutt. Some of us visited the track at Avalon Park and others went to Gracefield School. - It was good seeing what is out there and what we could potentially add to... More →
BMX riding at the Olympics!
August 25, 2016 - - There were 8 racers lined up in a line at the Rio Olympics. They were focussed waiting for the barrier to go down. The racers were at the top of the hill, I think they had butterflies. The BMX riders were gripping onto the handle bars when all of a... More →
The power of words: Anti-bullying activity
August 24, 2016 - - In Room 15 we have been looking at the effect our words can have on others. - We used 2 apples as an example. Room 15 concluded that on the outside, both looked similar - there were no apparent differences. One apple we chose to bully. We called it... More →
Reading for Keeps
August 22, 2016 - - A chance for Avalon families to read in the library together and take a free book home! - ONLY thisWednesday, Thursday and Friday from 3:15-4:30pm - (August 24-26th) - Hope to see you... More →
Kahurangi Pod - Learning about Time
August 21, 2016 - - In maths we have been learning about reading the time. Sarah found a book about making a clock - the kids in the story were learning about o'clock, half past, quarter to and quarter past just like us - we used this to help us practise making... More →
New Junior Learning Space - we have moved in!
August 21, 2016 - - Our new junior learning space is ready for action! The move in on Friday went well and we are now all set for Monday. - Hope to see you all at our SPECIAL OPENING celebration :) Start time 10AM MONDAY 22... More →
Junior Block Opening Ceremony
August 17, 2016 - - When: Monday 22 August at 10am - Where: On the netball courts behind Rooms 1-4 (if wet we will have it inside) - What: - 10am opening ceremony - 11am Look around our new learning space and play a game with us - 11.30am Shared morning tea - 12.30... More →
Room 9's Olympic Writing
August 16, 2016 - - In Room 9, we have been learning to write a story that has a strong beginning, middle and end. We wrote about the mens 100m running race. We know our writing needs to include a plan, topic words and time connectives. - The beginning of our story -... More →
Junior Hall Kids - Moving Day!
August 16, 2016 - - The renovations are finished and it’s time for the hall children to move into their new learning space. - Moving all the things from the hall into our new learning space will take place on Friday 19th August and to enable this to go as smoothly as... More →
Room 10 kids are descriptive writers
August 15, 2016 - - In Room 10 we have been looking at how we can use descriptive and specific words to add detail. We have also been working on adding detail to our main ideas. - Since we have been reading a lot about Rio (because of the Olympics), last week we... More →