16 June 2017

Cross Country

On a sunny Friday afternoon Room 1, 2 and 3 did the cross country. It was fun. The boys went together, all the girls went together in the race. We had to go two times around the bike track. I was puffed after the race. We had to go up a hill. I really enjoyed the cross country. I saw my mum when I was running and she was with her friends. Her friends where Megan and Hanna, their kids, Bran and Polly, my brother too. The whole school did it.   by Stella

Lanscape Chalk Pastels

Our class made landscape pictures with chalk pastels and I made one with a hill in the middle of the river. Also there were three trees and hills behind it, then a beautiful sun set with glowing pink clouds and yellow sky.  Mrs Roberts put something to make it look shiny - clear varnish. We needed to use warm and cold colours in our pictures.    By Ariana             

14 June 2017

Making Porridge

My class had science on Tuesday. It was making porridge. First we put rolled oats into the hot water and we stirred it up. Next we watched it get bigger. Next we set the bowls up. There was a little bowl, a big boll and a medium bowl. We put all the porridge into each bowl. But we did not get to eat it. The medium bowl stayed the hottest because the bowl was deeper and it had a small surface area and I thought the big bowl would be
the hottest.  By Hazel

29 May 2017

Busy Week





Room 1 has been very busy with two weeks of swimming lessons at the Aquatic Centre and then taking the school assembly on Friday. The children had lots of fun at the pool and their swimming ability really improved. Assembly featured Autumn art work, poems and swimming lesson demonstrations.

15 May 2017

Room 1 Visitor

 Caleb's Mum brought his new puppy Sally to school this morning. She is eight weeks old and very cute.
We all patted her as she sped around our classroom.

12 May 2017

Three Little Pigs Houses

We made houses in our Inquiry Groups and put straw, sticks or bricks on the roofs just like in the Three Little Pigs story. Next we tried to blow them with a straw and see if the tissue paper inside would move at all. It was lots of fun and all the houses were quite strong.



04 May 2017

Memorial visits




Yesterday Room One went to Lord Rutherford Road to see the statue of Lord Rutherford when he was a little. He was famous  because he split the atom. The jobs he had to do were to look after the garden. He also had to be a scarecrow. He was a scientist. His brothers died because two of them died in a boat. The boat tipped over and they drowned. Also, one little brother had hooping cough. by Stella
Yesterday Room One went to see the war memorial and the Lord Rutherford one. He was a scientist. The wall is a split like an atom. When he was little he went to three schools. Their names are Foxhill, Nelson College and Canterbury. He is a very important man and he is on our $100 notes and stamps. His jobs were milking the cows and being a scarecrow to scare the crows from the veggie garden.      
by Emma

27 April 2017

Road Safety

Yesterday I  went with Oliver.  The whole Brightwater School went to a road safety demonstration and they saw a car go 60km. They bashed into the cardboard people and they went 50km and it was fun. On the 50km they didn't crash into the cardboard people.
by Otis

02 April 2017

New Student

Ryder is
bravely holding a mouse that was caught in a trap by Mrs Roberts's desk. See if you can see the cheese that is in it's mouth.

29 March 2017

Electronics Treat


For Electronics Day in Room 1 I brought a book and it has a button that you push  it and it makes  a noise. It is like a Christmas noise. It is very special to me because I got it from my Great Grandad Roy.   By Laylah
We had lots of fun with various devices as well as remote control toys.



25 March 2017

Our Buddy School



 These photographs are of our postcards and the puzzle we coloured in was in the Wanderers colours. We wrote about our favourite place in the Nelson area and then drew a picture of it.
We hope Whangarei Primary School like it.
The top postcards and poster were sent to us by Whangarei Primary School- thank you!

Sports Day



Brightwater School Junior Syndicate went out to Wakefield School last Wednesday for the Sports Day. We did six different activities and it was lots of fun. Appleby, Ranzau and Hope Schools were there too.




11 March 2017

Pool Party and Reusing materials

Last Friday afternoon Room 1 and 2 had a combined pool party at school to celebrate a great start to the year.
There was no wind, it was cloudy and even the pool was quite warm so ideal conditions for water pistol fights and riding boogie boards.






Room 1 is trying to help Brightwater School reduce the amount of rubbish going in the skip. The school now has a much smaller one and the children reused a lot of materials during Discovery Time to construct various objects such as sand timers, money boxes and rockets.


14 December 2016

End of Year Fun

Jucies at the end of our picnic at Rabbit Island
School Assembly
Fun games
Mix and Make clay bowls
Yummy raspberries and ice-cream








24 November 2016

Trip to Rocky Shore


Yesterday we went to Rocky Shore. Down on the beach we found Half crabs, Sea Stars, Sea Lettuce and chiton. I saw lots of Barnacles, 2 Flat worms and they looked disgusting, I found sea anemones and I thought they were funny because when you touch them they close like a door. When we got there we played on the playground. At morning tea time when I was eating my cracker my tooth fell out! Sonny wrapped it in glad-rap. Sophia's Mum took us there and it was the first time I've been there. I saw a glass shrimp in a groups ice cream container. My favourite thing was finding the creatures.       by Ella