Sunday, 27 November 2011

Animals. not Animals

We know there will be animals at the Zoo. But what is an animal?
We decided an animal can
  • run, jump, hop, walk = move
  • eat
  • roar, baa, neigh =talk
  • some can lay eggs 
and they can sleep.

Ali said. 
" A lion is an animal and it said to the ball " you're not an animal and it kicked it away".

Janita said
" A cat is an animal . A car is not an animal beacuse it drives.

Tehina said
" A bumble bee is an animal. A hoola hoop is not an animal because it is a toy".


Look at Whaea Pam, Corey and Ngun Cung. Don't they look                           WAcKy.

People had
  • different shoes
  • different hair
  • coloured hair
  • spiderman suits

It was great!

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Wacky Wednesday

Who are these wacky people and why were they in Room 3??

Was it because of Russell School's Wacky Wednesday?


Last Tuesday on our open day Amelia and her mum came to visit for the first time. Here she is with the tiger face she made.

Amelia's Mum and Phoenix playing with the pegs
We look forward to seeing you next week Amelia.

Thank you Dulux for the makeover

The inside of our hall looks amazing - thanks to Dulux and the parents who came to help paint.

 And as well as the painting they gave us a sausage sizzle -. 

Dulux you rock!

Thursday, 17 November 2011

They are growing!

Great news our sunflowers are growing!

First we could just see little bits of green.

 Can you see the green in this pot? ( It's not a very good picture. Whaea Angela wants a better camera for christmas!)

Then they got a little bigger and we could see leaves.

Now look at them. We are going to take them home and put them in our gardens.

I wonder how tall they will get?

Monday, 14 November 2011

Armistice Day

Sadly this year it was raining for our Armistice Day celebrations so everyone was in the hall. That meant that we didn't see Aliya help Lahela place the wreath by the flagpole. Aliya was chosen because she is the youngest person at Russell School and Lahela, because she is the oldest.

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Hot water

The warmer weather means we can play outside with the water trays.
The boys didn't like the cold water but they discovered that the water was hot when they poured it on the metal grates in the concrete. They didn't think they could warm all the water this way. Whaea Angela will have to go to the staffroom and get some hot water next time.

Spiderman, Spiderman, Spiderwoman

Dominic, he's the one in the middle under the mask, thought it would be fun to wear his spiderman suit to school.
He asked his friends Ezra and Aliya if they wanted to wear theirs.
On Friday we had two spiderman and one spiderwoman in our class.

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Mr Sam - Harry Samuela, Teacher and special friend of Russell School

Yesterday we got some very sad news that our friend and teacher Mr Sam- Harry Samuela, passed away on Tuesday 8th November.

Among the many things Mr Sam did at Russell School, was to set up the class blogs.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time.

Monday, 7 November 2011

Another milestone !

 Hope you keep reading there is lots more to come !

We're all going to the Zoo

We are going to the zoo in 23 more sleeps.

  What will we see?
Ali thinks we will see lions.
Aliya thinks we will see kangaroos.
Danny thinks we will see a fox.
Dominic thinks we will see tigers.
Ezra thinks we will a bear.
Immanuel thinks we will see an elephant.

Janita thinks we will see monkeys.
Joella thinks we will see cats and dogs.
Josney thinks we will see monkeys.
Nino thinks we will see monkeys and Tehina thinks we will see giraffes.

We can't wait to get there!

November 5th

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Taking care of the environment

This term we are learning about the environment. We are learning about  
  • the environment we live in
  • taking care of our environment 
  • and about the environment different animals need
 We want to take care of our school environment.
Whaea Bev gave us plastic bags and we went around the junior playground looking for rubbish.
Danny's found something !

When we got back to the classroom we tipped the rubbish on the paper and talked about where it had come from.

Janita and Loretta on the hunt for rubbish
Whaea Bev and Room 3 look at the rubbish