Koru Team News - Term 1 Week 6 

Kia ora e te Whanau,

The weeks are flying by in the Koru Team with such busy days!

Over the last 3 weeks we have...

  • made delicious Gingerbread People
  • had lots of fun playing with Spheros in the hall
  • learnt how to play some courtyard games outside
  • built constructions using the big cardboard bricks
  • explored our outdoor play space
  • solved maths problems and explored maths equipment
  • created mud pies and pipe pathways from our new mud kitchen to the sandpit
  • begun our literacy programme in the mornings
  • made scrumptious porridge mini muffins.

Creating pathways for the water to travel down by joining up pipes in the outdoor play space.

Painting with the spheros using ipads to control them.

You can view our finished artworks on the wall in the hub.

Using tablets to control the sphero to travel up the ramp and fall into the pool of water.

Using the big cardboard bricks to construct.

Learning courtyard games outside with some of our Yr 7/8 helpers.

We had fun rolling out the dough to make our Gingerbread People...

carefully placing chocolate drops for eyes in the right spot...

and choosing 3 M&Ms for the buttons. 
Our Gingerbread People were delicious!

Learning about alphabet letter sounds at the jelly bean table.

Baking mini porridge muffins with Stacey. We think Goldilocks would love these!

We have started our literacy programme in the mornings, working alongside our Learning Through Play time. The focus at this early stage is for all the children to learn the sounds for the alphabet letters.  There will be a letter coming home with your child to explain more about the programme and how you can support your child at home. We thought this video clip of a child saying the pure sounds may be useful for when you practice at home. 

Many thanks for all the very kind donations for our outdoor playspace! The children have been enjoying exploring the water play by connecting pipes, from the new mud kitchen, to make pathways for the water to travel through. We love seeing their teamwork while they problem solve to navigate obstacles and fix leaky pipes.

Can you help?
We are getting low on our supply of construction materials, if you have any small boxes or interesting bits and pieces you think may be suitable we would really appreciate these in the hub. If you're unsure of suitability please check with one of the team to see if it would be useful.

Have a lovely relaxing weekend together with your tamariki.

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou

Elizabeth, Jo, Stacey and Nicola