Monday, 18 March 2019

Life Education

Every two years Kilbirnie School invites Life Education to come along to teach us about Looking After Ourselves. We chose to study "What does our body need to stay healthy and happy?"
For those of you who do not know about Harold well here he is!!!!!!


This is his best friend Charlotte, who travels with him all around Wellington. They visit lots of different schools and we have so much fun when we go into the caravan. Today Harold had to decide which cereal was best for him and we helped him to decide by looking at the different cereals and finding out about which one had lots and lots of sugar in it. We told Harold the cereal with lots of sugar in in was not healthy. The next visit we sorted foods out into three different categories.:-
Go To Food              Fruit, vegetable and cereals
Sometimes Food       Dairy products, fish and meat
Occasional Foods     Sweet foods

We will be sad to see Harold leave and look forward to seeing him in 2021.

Rugby Training Sessions

We were very excited when we found out that a member of the Wellington Axeman Rugby Club was coming to give us coaching sessions.  We have had two sessions with Jamie and each time we started off with warm up games followed by a skills session.  We did lots of fun games like running in and out of the cones and  throwing and catching the ball to our buddy. The coach thought we were very fast at our running skills and maybe one day we will represent New Zealand playing rugby.
Next term we look forward to going to the ASB  where we will be taught gymnastic skills.

Monday, 4 March 2019

Monarch Butterflies

Last week Mrs Patel brought a swan plant into Rm 1 with two Monarch Caterpillars and some eggs on it. We watched the caterpillars get bigger and bigger, as they munched on the leaves. Baby caterpillars hatched out of the tiny eggs that were hiding under the leaves. The caterpillars gobbled up all the leaves on the first plant, so we had to get a second swan plant for them to eat. After a week the biggest caterpillar found itself a good position and started curling up.  Within 2 days it had turned into a beautiful green chrysalis with gold dots. For 10 days we waited patiently, until eventually the chrysalis got darker. On Monday, we came to school and were excited to see a Monarch Butterfly sitting on our swan plant, pumping its wings. It was orange and black with white dots all around the edges of its wings. We knew that it was a female because it didn't have two black dots on its hind wings. When it was strong enough we took our Monarch Butterfly outside into the garden and set it free. 

Thursday, 21 February 2019

Picnic at Khandallah park

It was hot and sunny when we set out for Khandallah Park. On our way to the picnic, we passed Westpac Stadium and then we saw two huge cruise ships on the waterfront.  When we arrived at the park we had morning tea, then our group went to the park first.  There were slides and swings but we were sad to see the flying fox fenced off.  The best equipment we liked was the rocking boat. There were about fifteen children on at the same time and it was fun being rocked so hard. 

Next we went to the swimming pool but the water was not nearly as warm as the water in our pool at school.  Some children went into the big pool and some decided just to stay in the paddling area at the end of the pool.  There were three life guards there to make sure we didn’t get into any trouble. 

Our last activity for the day was going on a walk to Mount Kaukau. We didn’t go to the top like the big children but we did stop at the creek and looked under all the huge boulders to see what we could find.

Two o'clock came too soon and we had to get on the bus to come back to school. We were all very tired and some of us (we won't mention names) even fell asleep.

Swimming lessons

Our swimming lessons began this term and the weather has been beautiful .The water in the pool was so warm and we are getting much better at putting our heads in the water and blowing bubbles.  Some of us have made super improvement in floating and gliding and we can nearly get to the other end of the pool now.

Sunday, 16 December 2018

Rm 1 Wheels Day

As a special treat for completing our class sticker chart, Room 1 had a wheels day.
Some of the senior children from Room 9 set up 3 tracks on the bottom court for us to follow. We all bought our scooters and helmets from home and scootered around the different tracks which were very challenging and fun.

Life Education

Every two years Kilbirnie School invites Life Education to come along to teach us about Looking After Ourselves. We chose to study "Wha...