Friday, November 22, 2013

Assembly Item

Miss Nation has finally upload our assembly item from last week onto the blog. Enjoy!

Fun at the gym

We had our first sessions at the gym on Tuesday. We learnt how to do motorbike landings. Then we did different rotations. Our favourite one was the jumping into the pit.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Fords Toy Cars

Miss Nation found these stories on youtube that she used to read when she was little. Enjoy

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Room 9's ideas for a Principal

Mr Petersen asked all the classes at Carlton School to make a video about what they wanted in a new Principal. Check out our ideas - by the way we are awesome dancers!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Shape Pictures

We have been learning about the different shapes this term. Miss Nation got us to make some shape pictures on the computer using tux paint. See if you can guess what our pictures are about.
By Connor
By Sean

By Charlie

Term 3 Duffy Assembly

Monday, September 9, 2013

Glass Monsters

 A few weeks ago we entered into a competition for the Wanganui Glass Festival to design a monster. If they liked our design there was the possibiltiy that our pictures would be made into glass. In our class 3 lucky people had their monsters made into glass. Check them out below - I have put the picture beside a photo of the glass monster
Krystal's glass monster
Krystal's design

Lucas's design

Lucas's glass monster

Connor's design
Connor's glass monster

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Sports Spirit Day

Last Friday we had a  sports spirit day at school. We came dressed as basketball players, race car drivers, rugby players, soccer players, motorbike riders, supporters and even a ninja! We did some poses for our sport. Check them out below.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013


We have been doing design for Art this term. First we had to think about the shape, colour and how many eyes, ears, mouths out monster might have. Next we created a couple of different monsters in our art book. Then we chose our favourite design to do a good copy. When we had finished we wrote about our monster and what it liked to do. Here are a couple of monsters and stories.

My monster is called Toll. He is a big grey monster and he has six tongues. Toll likes to roar and scare people and jump and tickle them. By Daziel

My monster is called Milo. He is brown and he has sharp teeth. He likes to make forest fires. By Sean

Monday, August 19, 2013

Life Education and Harold

Last week we went to the Life Education truck to do some learning around healthy eating and looking after ourselves. Below are some photo's of us with Harold - enjoy.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Monday, August 5, 2013

3 Little pigs and the big bad wolf

As we are going to see the show The Big Sad wolf this Friday at school Miss Nation thought we might enjoy this clip from disney.

Friday, August 2, 2013


Today we were very lucky. Blake's Auntie bought some turtles in for us to have a look at. Most of us had a hold of them and thought they felt cold, slimy and wet. The turtles even had a race and the girl turtle won. We wrote some great stories about the visit. Check out the pictures and our stories.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Penguin Mosaics

As a treat for all the hard work we did during our dance Miss Nation found a good idea for some penguin art. First we had to draw the penguin shape and background on a blue piece of paper. Next we ripped different colour paper into small pieces to make our mosaic. We think they look awesome - check them out and tell us what you think.

Dance Showcase

Our dance showcase on Tuesday was a huge success. The kids were so proud of their dance and loved being penguins. Here is a clip of our two dances. If you would like the whole showcase ask at the school office as we are selling it for $5.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Days of the week and months of the year

We have been learning our days of the week and months of the year. Here are a couple of songs we enjoy singing to help us remember.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Army Truck ride

We went for a ride in the army truck as part of the wheels day we had on Friday. Check out some of the fantastic stories we wrote.

Today we all went in the brown army truck and I had fun and it was exciting and Miss Nation came with us. By Devon

I went on the army truck with my friends and we went for a bumpy ride and it was a fun ride. By Charlie

Today we went to the army truck for a ride. Rhonda helped me climb up the back. We went around the field. I loved it. By Jesse

Monday, June 24, 2013

For just one day

We read a tumble book called For just one day. It was about kids wishing they could be an animal for a day. We wrote stories about animals we would like to be then we drew a picture on revelation art. Hope you enjoy reading our stories and looking at our pictures.

For just one day I'd like to be a purring cat lying in the sun. By Montana
For just one day I'd like to be a fast, fast cheetah eating a zebra. By Connor

For just one day I'd like to be a purring cat chasing a rat. By Bernice

Monday, June 17, 2013

Iced Biscuits

On Friday we made iced biscuits with our buddy class. This week we are going to write instructions on how to make them. Have a look at how much fun we had!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Assembly Item

Check out our assembly item from last Friday. We were very proud of ourselves!

Friday, May 31, 2013

Spooky Spirit Day

Today at school it was spooky spirit day. Most of us dressed up. We had witches, vampires, zombies, ghosts, skeletons, pirates, spiderman and Count Chocula. It was great fun chasing each other around the playground - we can't wait for the next spirit day!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Buddy Class - paper cups

Today we made paper cups with our buddy class - Room 2. Our buddies read us the instructions first so we knew what to do. Then we cut our piece of paper so we had a square. After that we coloured them in. Next our buddies helped us to fold them into a cup. When we finished Miss Nation gave us some lollies to stick in our cup. We are going to write our own instructions on how to make a paper cup next week.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Humpty Dumpty

In Room 9 we have been reading nursery rhymes. One of our favourites is Humpty Dumpty. We created our own Humpty Dumpty's and sat them on a wall. Then we had a try of writing how we made them. Here are some pictures and stories.


We made a Humpty Dumpty and we had to colour in and we had to put on the arms and we had to out on the legs and we had to cut it out. By Lucas H

I like my Humpty Dumpty and I cut it out and I had fun. By Devon

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Our 10 favourite things

1) Penguins - our class has a penguin theme. We have a yellow-eyed penguin toy as our class mascot. We has lots of penguin friends in class. We are looking forward to learning more about penguins - especially the yellow-eyed penguin which is endangered and only found in New Zealand. I have included a link to the yellow-eyed penguin trust if you want to find out more.
Yellow Eyed penguin Trust

2) Swimming - We love swimming. We are lucky enough to have a school pool and in the 1st and 4th term we get to go swimming about 3 times a week.  We we also very lucky this year as we got 10 free lessons at the Splash Centre  which made us love swimming even more. Here is a photo of some of use having fun at the Splash.

3) Buddy Class - At Carlton School we have buddy classes. Our buddy class is room 2. We have just started going to visit them. With our buddy class we plan to learn some computer skills - on Friday we played around with pictures in BeFunky. We will also do some singing and hopefully other exciting activities check back later to see what we have been up to with our buddies.

4) Heads down, thumbs up - this is our favourite game to play as a treat for managing ourselves and working hard. This game has been around for a long time - Miss Nation even remembers playing it at school.

5) Maths - this is one of our favourite things to learn at school. We are really good at counting forwards and backwards to 20 and higher! We also know our before and after to 20 - some of us even up to 1000. One of our favourite websites on the computer to visit is study ladder - check out the link below.

6) Reading - this is another on of our favourite things to do at school. We love it when Miss Nation reads us Dr Seuss books. We also enjoy sharing big books to practice reading out loud with expression as well as sharing a good book with a friend. Below is a quote from Dr Seuss we think is appropriate,
"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go"
from I can read with my eyes shut.

7) Singing - We sing every day in class. Every morning after the roll we get to choose some of our favourite songs to sing like Dad I want to be a camel and the Duffy Song. We even have actions to go with most of our songs.

8) Computers - we are lucky to have 6 computers in our class to help us with our learning. We go to different websites to help us with our reading, writing and maths. We also learn how to be safe on the computer. Below is a link to Hectors World which is helpful about being safe on the computer.

9) Fitness - every day at school we do 10 - 15 minutes of fitness. Last term we did rotations outside like running, skipping and obstacle courses. This term we are doing jump jam which is like aerobics for kids. We really enjoy moving to the music and or course we sing while me move too!

10) Drawing - we like drawing lots of different things - although the boys mainly like drawing cars. We do observational drawing at least 3 times a week to help us become better at drawing. Miss Nation teaches us things like shading and how to look carefully at the things we are drawing.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

More maths tunes

We have a new favourite maths tune that helps us count in 1's, 2's, 5's and 10's.

A secret hides in this forest

As part of the blogging challenge we were given a photo of a sign that said - A secret hides in this forest. We had to come up with what we thought the secret might be. We create wild selves and wrote down what we like to do.
A secret hides in this forest and it is me a Cob-illa-con-fly-monitor. I like to fly up high. By Mikayla

A secret hides in this forest and it is me a Gir-fen-ger-duck. I like to scratch with my claws. By Devon
A secret hides in this forest and it is me an Ibex-rab-horn-ger-at crocodile. I like to fight with my horns. By Eli
A secret hides in this forest and it is me an Atoo-elel-gib-antula-at-tiger. I like to fly and climb trees. By Connor
A secret hides in this forest and it is me an Ibex-ele-sha-uck-at-lion. I lke to fly quietly and sneak up on people. By Sean

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Celebrating Dr Seuss

Dr Seuss had his brithday earlier this month. We created a Glog about his. Let us know what you think.