Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Monday, 17 December 2012

So long, farewell, goodbye Mrs Church. 
We will miss you in Rata Block.

Sunday, 16 December 2012

End of Year

Meri Kirihimete ki a koe me te whanau

  Merry Christmas to you and your family.........

A BIG thank you for your support throughout the year. 
We have had an awesome time sharing our learning with you. 
Thank you for the comments you have posted. 
We look at our blog every morning and read all the wonderful comments. 

But now it is time to celebrate Christmas and relax and enjoy a well-earned holiday.

Have a fun holiday and take care.

See you on the 4th of February 2013.

Love from Mrs Foster and the Rata 1 Super Stars.

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Today we made some yummy Christmas biscuits....
Christmas biscuits on PhotoPeach

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Whanau Fun Day
Thanks to the Whanau Leaders for organising the awesome activities. We had so much fun.

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Today we walked to the Aotea Lagoon. We played on the playground, had a picnic lunch and then a very special person arrived...

Aotea Lagoon trip on PhotoPeach
Awesome Work Rata 1.....

Well done to all those who have earned Mathletics certificates this year.

A special congratulations to Liam Vaea for earning a 
GOLD certificate. 

Mathlete of the Year 

Friday, 7 December 2012

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Today was our Run, Jump and Throw fun day.

Thank you to everyone who was able to come along and watch us. It was loads of fun.......
until it rained!!

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Saturday, 1 December 2012


Our Author of the Month is Giles Andreae. 
We have read lots of his books but this book was our favourite.






Do you have a favourite Giles Andreae Book?

Monday, 26 November 2012

We are learning skills for athletics with Run, Jump & Throw

Today we went down to the bottom field to practice. 






Today we started our Health Unit, 
Keeping Ourselves Safe.

Please check in the front of the Communication Logbook for the homework activities. 

Doing these activities with your child is an important part of the programme. Thank you.
Building Update.......

Friday, 23 November 2012

Going Global

Quad Blogging begins soon...... I am so excited to be part of this global connection -
quad blogging

Quad Blogging is where four classes spend time learning about different classes from around the world through their blogs.

Classes take it in turns to have their classroom in the spotlight for a week. During that time the other three classes visit and leave comments.

Our Quad Blogging buddies are from the U.K and the U.S.A

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Welcome to the best place to BEE...

Our School Assembly.....

Assembly on PhotoPeach

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Today Mark Kairua came to Rata Block to teach us the actions for Haere Mai.

We all had a go. We are going to keep practising. Thank you Mark.

Saturday, 17 November 2012

This week are have been learning to count backwards from 20

 Now try counting backwards from 17 then 13.....
You are invited............

School Assembly this Thursday 22 November at 2.00 p.m. 
Rata Block will be sharing an item.

It will beeee amazing!!

Also we will be welcoming the following New Entrants.......

Haere mai, haere mai                             Welcome, welcome
E nga iwi e haere mai                             all the tribes welcome
Ki runga o te marae                                onto the courtyard
Hui mai tatou katoa                                all of us gathered here
E hine ma, e tama ma                            Young women, young men
Hapainga to mana Maori e                      uplift your Maori prestige
Kia rewa runga rawa                               to float on
I a ha ha                                                 I a ha ha
E nga iwi e                                              All the tribes
Haere mai, haere mai                             Welcome, welcome

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Welcome and Happy Birthday Will

Wow Work
Star of the Week

Great independent writing

Great spacing

Fantastic illustrating

Love your picture

Wednesday, 14 November 2012


This morning we  saw the moon moving across the sun.    It is called a Solar Eclipse.  

Mr Robinson gave us a special pair of glasses so we could look at the sun.

This is what we saw.....