We are a class of Year 2 students who love learning and playing in our Gold status Enviro School.

Welcome to an exciting year of new learning with Whaea Chris and Mrs McNaughton.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Adam Thomas Football          https://adamthomasfootball.com/

We all had a wonderful time with Adam Thomas Football last week.  We ran and kicked and tried to score a goal..

Look Draw Look

Can you recognise the buildings we are sketching?   ....the Kauri classrooms 

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Art Walk around Kakariki House

I went to Kakariki House and  I went on a game.  I looked at Lego Star Wars.  I ate biscuits and pies in the food room.  PJ 

I went to Kakariki House and I saw Bionicles Star Wars toys.  It was cool.  I was eating pies and cookies.  We drank juice and played on the playground.  Blake

I went to Kakariki House to look at art.  My favourites were the black and white patterns.  Ayla

                       We are pretending to work at our desk just like everybody at Kakariki House.

I liked eating my lolipop.  I also liked watching the people working on the computer.  It was fun.  Ariana

I went to Kakariki house.  I ate some cookies and juice and little pies.  I saw shell paintings.  We went to the playground.  Heidi

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Kowhai Playground

 A very important meeting took place on Friday.  We met with our playground designer, Marie.  We voted on the best design features to be included in our playground upgrade.


Let's have a discussion: 

What kind of bridge should be included?   We need monkey bars, a climbing net and some balancing equipment. 

 A crawl tunnel too.   I wonder what kind of imaginary games we could play in this?  Crawling through a dinosaur land?  Could it be a fishing boat or a rocket ship?

Let's vote!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Eyes on Art!

What a wonderful gathering of artists in our hall.  We were all inspired and delighted.

It was a joy to talk to the artists about their work.  We were in awe of their talent!

Monday, June 12, 2017

Little Kiwi

The kiwi is a very special treasure that belongs to us - New Zealand- our place!

We read a lovely story about a lonely kiwi bird who went looking for friendship.  We made some 'kiwi art' into a book retelling this story

Monday, June 5, 2017


Autumn is a beautiful season heralding the arrival of the colder weather.  The trees paint a picture right in front of us: green to orange, yellow, red and finally brown.

Tane Mahuta day - a time to celebrate our noble Kauri tree.  We enjoyed creating leaf rubbings.

 Here are some gorgeous leaves created by Room 3 to commemorate this season.  We made lovely Mother's day card showcasing our leaves too.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Shadow Writing

My Shadow by Robert Louis Stevenson

I have a little shadow that goes in and out with me, and what can be the use of him is more than I can see. He is very, very like me from the heels up to the head; and I see him jump before me, when I jump into my bed.      

The funniest thing about him is the way he likes to grow-Not at all like proper children, which is always very slow; For he sometimes shoots up taller like an india-rubber ball, And he sometimes gets so little that there’s none of him at all. He hasn’t got a notion of how children ought to play, And can only make a fool of me in every sort of way.He stays so close beside me, he’s a coward you can see; I’d think shame to stick to nursie as that shadow sticks to me!

One morning, very early, before the sun was up,I rose and found the shining dew on every buttercup;But my lazy little shadow, like an arrant sleepy-head,Had stayed at home behind me and was fast asleep in bed.

When I looked my shadow was moving.  Lucas

My shadow is quiet - very very quiet.  Super quiet.  Sophie

I can touch the shadow.  My shadow is copying me.  I can see it.  Hugo

My shadow was going because the sun was going.  Jayden

I like my shadow so I moved and moved and my shadow followed me.  Alice

My shadow is black.  Kaden

My shadow copies me when I am in the sun.  Taylor

My shadow always follows me.  It gets smaller and bigger.  Ariana

My shadow was doing the splits.  My shadow was dancing.  Izzy

My shadow copies me.  I like shadows.  Leni

Every time I get into bed with the lamp on, my shadow does too.  Ayla

The shadow was following me.  I was dancing.  I could touch it.  PJ

My shadow was coming with me and follows me.  Blake

The shadow is copying me.  I like my shadow.  I don’t know why my shadow is copying me.  Heidi

The shadow is copying me.  My shadow is a copycat.  Temawa

My shadow was moving.  Maryam

My shadow is copying me when I move.  The shadow is my friend.  Aaliyah

My shadow is copying me.  I like my shadow.  Whatever I do my shadow does too.  Rylan

I was balancing on the concrete.  It is copying me.  Why is it copying me?  Leighton

I can touch my shadow.  Trinity

My shadow is black and my shadow copies me.  Hayes

My shadow is black.  I was balancing and then I fell over.  Olive

My shadow likes me and my shadow followed me.  Amber