Friday, 22 March 2013

Going on a bear hunt

Come and join us - we love going on a bear hunt. We feel sorry for the bear. We think he just wanted to play. He looks really sad going home alone.

Old favourite

If Alice the camel is the new favourite this is our old favourite - thanks again to Jan who introduced us to Pete. We also love his 'four groovy buttons' the new book.

New favourite

We really like to sing and do the actions to this fun song. Hope you enjoy it.

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Cat in the Hat assembly

We went to a great Cat in the Hat assembly that our friends in Room 6 ran.
Look at their cool hats! 

Even Russell Rocks dog had one. Can you see him in his hat?

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Swimming has now finished. A big thank you to all those who made it possible and those who came to help especially, Whaea Helaina.

Monday, 18 March 2013

Water safety

We had lots of fun doing water safety activities at swimming.

Here we are having fun on the mats.

We lay on them and kicked to make them go. Poor Kerry is caught in the middle and getting really, REALLY wet.

We stood up on them and turned around!

 We jumped off.......

We jumped off.......

We slipped off backwards.......
We had so much fun. 

Thursday, 14 March 2013


We read the book "Lunch Boxes".

We made a pile of lunchboxes just like in the book.

The tower got wobbly.
 Rangihana  tried to stop it from falling down....

"Look Out"  It fell over just like in our book.

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Last week of swimming

Oh no! It's the last week of swimming. We have really enjoyed swimming and learnt lots.

We love the noodles and the flutterboards.

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

A big thank you


We are very grateful to  Leanne. Leanne comes to help us with P.M.P and has not only walked to and from Cannons Creek Pool with us, but also got in the pool to help.
Here she is swimming with Izzy. Thanks Leanne, as Whaea Sose would say, we couldn't do it without you.

Sun safe

We are lucky, as we will be sun safe in the sandpit with our new shade cloth.

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Wow! the best class

Wow! The mystery teacher thought we were the best behaved class in the assembly and we got to have Russell Dog in our class till the next assembly.

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

And now for the fun

4 way tug of war
Look at all the fantastic things we did with Cannons Creek School.

We went under nets

and under parachutes. 

We carried eggs 

and fished for ducks.

We threw balls


water balloons 

A big thank you to Paul and Sports Wellington for all they did to make the day so much fun. 

Cannons Creek School visit

Look at the sky.
Look at the Russell School flag.
It was a beautiful hot day when Cannons Creek School came on Friday for the fun day.
We all had numbers on our hands telling us what team we were in.
There were some children from Cannons Creek School in each team.  Miss Forster helped the Cannons Creek School children find their teams.
Whaea Sose welcomed the people from Cannons Creek School and said it would always have a special place in her heart because she went there when she was a little girl.
We sang them a song and then we had lunch. A big, big, thank you to the mums and dads who helped cook the yummy sausages. 

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Swimming fun

 Cordeius and Anareia

Floating fun for Ali, Oceana and Juelz

We are having lots of fun at Cannons Creek Pools and getting more confident in the water.

Monday, 4 March 2013

3 more butterflies

It was very exciting on Monday when we got to school and looked in the caterpillar castle we got from the Monarch Butterfly Trust.
There were three monarch butterflies .
All girls!
We let them go in the flagpole garden.
Whaea Nancy also had three butterflies hatch. Our butterfly garden is doing really well

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Ice Blocks

We made ice blocks to eat. Oceana and Anareia put water in the ice block tray.

Then we added ice block sticks. The ice blocks were lovely and cold on a hot day but they didn't have much flavour so next we made ice blocks with orange juice.
 They were delicious.

Whaea Angela's birthday

It was Whaea Angela's birthday last week.
She brought a cake and we sang Happy Birthday.
Then we ate the cake. It was DELICIOUS! 

Friday, 1 March 2013


We are learning about graphs.
We have been making graphs on our interactive whiteboard. We each had a post-it and put them on the board in the right place on the graph. We also made graphs for homework.
Here is Anareia with her graph. Great work Anareia.

Look at what we've been doing at the pool !

We have AWESOME instructors at Cannons Creek Pool.Look at what we have been doing.

Cordeius, Vincent and Rangihana wait to get in the pool with Anareia.

Ready, set, blow bubbles Juelz, Ali and Oceana.

Taniela and A.R.J



Cordieus in his goggles.

Go Vincent!