apologies for not having many updates up here recently, we have been so busy! Swimming has started and the kids from the nest have been amazing, it is a huge day for them, we start preparing to go swimming at about 11 am, hop on the bus at 11:30, the first group swims at 12:00 and the second at 12:30 then we are back on the bus by 1:20ish to come home. The swimming groups are;
12:00 till 12:30
12:30 till 1:00
If you want to come down and have a look, you are welcome, the bus leaves school at 11:30 if you need a ride with us, there is plenty of room.
Z is the sound this week, it can sometimes be difficult for a child to tell the difference between a z and an s sound in particular in the middle or at the end of words. The s sound is more of an ‘air’ sound while the ‘z’ has some voice.
we will be having a go at drawing this zebra sometime this week, this is a clever step by step video that can be very helpful for those of us who just cannot get animals right…..
We all looked pretty awesome in our All Black supporters gear today. We tried a photo with the kids posing like an All Black before a game and then another with a pukana!
They all looked great, thanks for your support. We wrote a message to the All Blacks, made flags, iced black and white biscuits all sorts ahead of the big game. Let’s hope they heard us all the way over in England.
This week we are learning all about the letter Hh. It is a voiceless sound. You can feel the air coming out when you put your hand up to your mouth. We talked about it being a bit like you are blowing on something hot.
The sound this week is ‘Ff’ kids can find this sound a bit tricky as they will often hear it as a ‘v’ the best way to explain it is that the ‘f’ is an ‘air’ sound made at the front of the mouth. Here are a couple of songs to help…
Today Selwyn Ridge School and all the other schools in New Zealand practised what to do if there was ever an earthquake. We heard a bell that kept ringing so we dropped to the ground and covered our heads like a turtle going into its shell. If there is a table near by you can get underneath it and hold on to the table leg to keep you safe. Your head is the most important part of your body to cover.
Here is a song we have been learning today to help us remember what we need to do. Thanks Stan!
Be turtle safe!