Wednesday, 23 November 2016


We had fun planting our vegetables yesterday afternoon. Click the link below to view.


The children are having so much fun swimming and are already gaining confidence and new skills. Click picture to view more.

Monday, 21 November 2016

What is 12?

Today the children were asked to discuss and show the number 12. They decided that it is definitely a number. That you can count out items to 12. It can be written as the word twelve. That you can add different numbers to make 12. Also, the number 1 in 12 represents the number 10. Here's some of ways they have chosen to represent the number 12.

Sunday, 20 November 2016

Fun Run

It was lovely to see such a great turn out of parents and grandparents to watch our tamariki give their best in the Fun Run. They all looked so cute in their house colours.Click Fun Run to view photos.

Wednesday, 16 November 2016


Come read our recounts of our Diwali Day on Thursday.

A big THANK-YOU for all your donations. We were very excited to assemble our vegetable pod today. We are hoping to get the soil tomorrow and begin planting out!!

Monday, 14 November 2016

Rangoli pattern

I hope everyone is okay. I look forward to seeing you all tomorrow. 
I love what Emily got up to on her day off today.

Friday, 11 November 2016


Friday was very exciting in the Pukeko Nest. We loved coming to school in our bright clothes to celebrate Diwali. We were very lucky to have Kushal's Mum and Dad (Moana and Sandeep) share some Diwali experiences with us. We watched a video clip explaining the story of Diwali, then had fun dressing in traditional Indian clothing. Trying some special food and drawing the rangoli pattern with chalk outside kept us busy all afternoon. We would like to say a big thankyou to Moana and Sandeep, we had such a great time and have learnt so much.


This week we discussed what makes us happy, what we look like when we are happy and what we might do when we are happy. Have fun reading our stories. Click on picture below.

Monday, 7 November 2016

Welcome to Sylvie and Freya

We are lucky to have two lovely wee ladies join us to day. wish to extend a warm welcome to Sylvie and Freya and their family.

Scared Stories

Last week we wrote about what makes us scared and what we feel like. We then discussed what we do when we are scared to make us feel better.

Sunday, 6 November 2016


On Friday we were very lucky to have Kushal and his Mum, Moana share their celebrations of Diwali also known as the  Festival of Lights with us. 

Many Indians celebrate Diwali with gifts, lights, fireworks and special meals. We had lots of fun painting a clay pot each. We used bright acrylic colours and glitter. The pot is called diva and is used as a receptacle for a candle or fire.

We made fireworks uing cellophane and tin foil.

 We practiced colouring in rangoli patterns. A rangoli is a colourful design made on the floor near the entrance to a house to welcome guests. At Diwali, Hindus draw bright Rangoli patterns to encourage the goddess Lakshmi to enter their homes.

Friday, 4 November 2016

Wonderful creations

We loved seeing Charlie and Scarlett's news today.  They have both been busy making. I love their imaginations! What a great robot Charlie and Scarlett what a scary dinosaur! Kai pai


More photos
                        Javelin using Vortexs

                                        Click for Videos of the children in action!

Thursday, 3 November 2016


What a fun afternoon we had using the skills we have been learning to compete in our running, jumping and throwing events. It was great to have such a fantastic turnout of parents.
Shot Put (using bean bags!!)


Monday, 31 October 2016

Welcome to Niall

Today we were happy to have Niall join us. It is lovely having you, Niall and we extend a warm welcome to you and your family.


We have learnt to do the 'Turtle' when are are mad, sad or upset. 

  1. We cross our arms infront of our chests.
  2. We pretend to crawl into our shell
Then we:
  • Tell ourselves to stop!
  • Take one long deep breath.
  • Say the problem and how you feel.
  • Say to yourself 'I can be calm'.
We made turtles on Friday to remind us of what we can do to help ourselves.

Saturday, 29 October 2016


This week we discussed what it feels like, and looks like when we are angry. We explored what makes us angry and ways that we can help ourselves to feel better again. We learnt that everyone gets angry at times and that this is okay. We talked about our behaviours when we are angry and what is acceptable and what is not.
You can read our stories here.

Saturday, 22 October 2016


Pukeko Nest loved their music lessons and concentrated so hard. They enjoyed using maracas to shake to a rhythm and pop up puppets to listen to the pitch.

Thursday, 20 October 2016


Today we investigated how plants drink. We knew that water was transparent so we dyed the water red and black. Then we were able to see the movement of water up the plant. This was a capillary action. You can see a link to this experiment here.
We wrote about our investigations .Click on CELERY to view. 

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Feelings - Sadness

This term we have been talking about our feelings. We have discussed what makes us sad and what we can do to manage our feelings. You can read our stories by clicking the caption below the picture.


Monday, 17 October 2016


We have written some great recounts of our holidays. You can read about them by clicking the powerpoint below.