Koru Term 4 Week 4

What an action packed fortnight we have had! Read below to find out about some of the activities we have been enjoying.

*Koru Performance: Fri 18th November 2pm, in the Beckenham School Hall
*Please make sure your child brings a named water bottle and sunhat every day. The hot weather is upon us and we are eager to keep children sun-safe and hydrated.

Reading with Dogs
Noah's Mum has kindly brought their family dog Lottie in to read with Hub 10-11...thanks Nathalie!


We have observed a lot of action on the building site next to our Hubs. We have written about the builders and diggers, and also read stories to help us find out more about construction.


Maths in Hub 10-11
Hub 10-11 have been learning about multiplication using animal stories e.g. how many altogether, if I have 3 owls in each group? There are 4 groups. We have also been learning about fractions and practising addition and subtraction.


Maths in Hub 12-13 
We have been learning about doubles in Hub 12 and addition to 10 in Hub 13. At Maths time we enjoy our self-directed learning activities. Every day we can choose from a number of activities including writing numbers, number bingo, shape magformers, block constructions, making number booklets, counting penguins and Maths jigsaws.  

Teddy Bears Picnic  Term 3
We all had an absolutely fabulous time at our Teddy Bears Picnic at the end of Term 3 and here are some of the lovely photos capturing the joy of this event. It was so much fun making our teddy beds and blankets as part of our Maths measurement unit. Most of all we loved hearing Teddy stories with our parents.

Maybe it is because our children are used to the sight of diggers and dump trucks in Christchurch that it is just like another day at the office as far as being surrounded by these machines is concerned. It has been great motivation for oral language and writing in our Hub. We enjoyed the stories  written by Sally Sutton called Demolition and Construction. The Builders Cat by Gwenda Turner is another lovely book you may like to share with your children.      

Writing about Diggers in Hub 12-13

I saw the claws.
I love diggers. Crunch!
By Davish

I saw a digger yesterday at Beckenham School. Smash went the digger.
 By Bonnie

 The digger crashed the classroom down.
 By Ayla

 I saw the digger smashing down the building. I saw the grabber.
 By Finn

 Crash! Bang! Smash! The digger looks like a crocodile. It is breaking the building down for a new classroom.
 By Hatsumi

I was driving a huge digger. It was fun! It looked like a chomping dinosaur. It has long wheels to smash the floor.
By Quinn

Zzzzzz down went the tree. The dust spread all over the place.
By Xavier

We saw the humongous tree come down and there was a man with a chainsaw.
By Bobby

Rumble! bang! Crash! A yellow digger was lifting a piece of wood. It looks like a chomping dinosaur.
By Elsie