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.

Saturday, 15 October 2016

Pukeko Nest Scientists!

This week we learnt about what a seed needs to grow. We watched the Tiny Seed a book by Eric Carle. We found that all plants need 5 things to grow. They are water, sun, soil, air and space. 
On Friday we became scientists and investigated the tiny plant that is inside a seed. This is called an embryo.
We shared out a bag of frozen broad beans (thawed) and had fun removing the gray seed coat to reveal a bright green bean inside. We split the bean and were excited to discover the embryo inside.
Many of us then enjoyed eating our bean and came back to eat more! click on Embryo to see our investigation.

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

My Little Garden

Today we had lots of fun planting our seeds. We needed to add water to the soil and put the plants where they can get some sunlight. We will use spray bottles to water them over the next few weeks. If anyone has some spare spray bottles could we please use them.
We are eagerly waiting for them to sprout into seedlings. 
You may view some of our photos by clicking the link below

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Run, Jump,Throw

This afternoon Pukeko Nest joined the Pukeko hub to practice our Run, Jump, Throw activities. We We had such fun practising relay races, running and shotput. 

Monday, 10 October 2016

Welcome to our new people

It is lovely to see such enthusiastic children at school today. 
It is great to have Ngarutoa, Amelia, Kushal and Levi join us. We love having you and your families.