Friday, July 31, 2015

Bye Steph, we'll miss you!

Today we say a sad farewell to Steph who is moving to Australia. Steph has been a really valuable part of our school. Not only does she look after things in the office but she looks after us when we're hurt, helps the teachers to do their jobs and organises their much needed coffees! Mr Scott and Miss Weaver are a bit worried how we'll cope! So a special thank you, good bye and best wishes to you Steph. We will all miss you heaps!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Sport skills and strategies part 2

Today we explored different ways to control equipment. This is Faiths nearly written brainstorm. 

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Hayden's information about the BMX worlds.

Hayden's BMX Worlds information

Hayden is super keen on BMX riding and he and his Dad have been watching the worlds closely. Here is some information Hayden would like to share with you. Click on the blue link to check it out.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Sport skills - movement

Today we talked about all the different ways we can move from one point to another. Here is Genica's movement diagram.

Skip counting

This term we have been focusing on multiplication and division. Here is a video of some of the children practising their skip counting.

8 Minute Silent Reading Challenge.

Congratulations Ako Ngatahi You achieved the 8 minute challenge today! 10 minutes tomorrow.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Western Zones Winter Tournament

Well done Hornby Primary you did an outstanding job  at representing your school today. 

A big congratulations to both the netball and rugby who have qualified for the Canterbury championships!

Olympia Gym

For the next 5 weeks some of our Year 4s are going to be attending Olympia Gym sessions at Hei Hei community hall. We had a very cool first session and were trying hard to perform the skills to our personal best.

Buddy class time

This term we are going to be spending time with a buddy class. Ako Ngatahi had their first session getting to know the children from the Learning Room (Rooms 6, 7 and 8). We are looking forward to getting to know our buddies more and helping them with their learning.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Vocabulary bingo

This week we learnt a new game called vocabulary bingo. It's just like the original bingo but with interesting words. The caller then reads out the definition of the word and we have to find the word that matches it. It's a great way to get us thinking about what words mean. 

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Game on!

This term we are focusing on sport. To start our topic off we have been brainstorming what sport is. Then we split into groups to think about the following questions...
What are some traditions in sport?
What makes sport enjoyable?
What makes a champion?
Why do people play sport?
We are now creating slides shows to share our thoughts. 

Kortney, Hope and Addyson have thought of some awesome ideas. 

Kalim and Tyra. 

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Silent reading challenge.

This term we have a silent reading challenge.  Our aim is to be able to read silently for 20 minutes. This is going to take a lot of practise.  Just like exercise we need to build stamina.  Today we read for 2 minutes.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

See you tomorrow!

Who has been learning their times tables? It would be great to see some of you tomorrow wanting to be tested on new times tables! Who is up for the challenge?

Thursday, July 16, 2015


Today I took Taylor and Cameron to the Wiggles it was awesome!  
What's the best thing you have done on your holiday?

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

What a way to spend a cold holiday afternoon!

Hi everyone, hope you're having a great start to your break. I've been busy doing lots of jobs I've been meaning to do for ages like cleaning out the pantry and today I even made soup! Now I'm sitting back enjoying watching the All Blacks vs Samoa which is perfect on such a cold day. I would love to hear what you guys have been up to. Keep warm and safe 

Miss Weaver

Friday, July 3, 2015

Ako Ngatahi's Got Talent!

Well done to all of the children who competed in our 'Ako Ngatahi's got Talent'.  Congratulations to Tehya who came first and TJ and Faith who came 2nd equal!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Farewell Pounamu!

Today is Pou's last day. We hope you have a great time at your new school. Thanks for being a lovely member of our class, and well done on getting player of the day in rugby today! Tumeke!

Shared Lunch

What a great turn out to our end of term shared lunch. Thanks to all of those who contributed!

Yummy Soup!

Yesterday we made some delicious soup!  Check out our awesome video!