Yesterday Room One and Three went to Mike's house to see his train tracks. It was amazing to watch with lots of different trains. We met Room Three at the park for lunch. My mum came to help too. She was at the back of the line to watch the people at the back. When we went to the park we had lunch and then a play on the playground there. by Stella
During the last week of Term 3 Brightwater School had a fabulous International Food Lunch. We had a choice from German sausages in a roll, Argentinian steak sandwich, sushi, buttered chicken, Churros, Lemper and a Thai chicken dish.
On Friday we went to the Museum. We had lunch at the church steps first. After lunch we went in the Museum and Room 1 went in the dark room. Then we went upstairs and we did activities. There was drawing and we were drawing on stones. We had to give the stones energy. Then we went down stairs. Next we went outside and a man talked about plants. I liked it at the Museum because there was treasure. by Toby
On Friday we went to the Nelson Museum and we saw Nicky there. We had lunch at the Church Steps and then Nicky invited us inside the Nelson Museum. Then we did some drawing. Next we gave the stones some energy. Then we drew about some treasure and we did the map of the world. After that we did some food and finally we did some push and pull factors. by Kingston
On Tuesday afternoon Room 1 had Debbie. Liam's mum taught us
Turkish dance. This is the Middle Eastern clap. Put your four fingers just under your nose and go lallalalallalalala. Its name is Zhagreet. Then we had some fun dancing. I got to wear a special belt. My belt didn't make any noise because it was just a plain one. I liked doing the dancing because I can get better at it. by Lucas
Room 1 went on Monday to the back field with a rugby teacher called Sam. He taught us how to play rugby. He taught us how to play zig-zag around the cones. Teams of 10 and 12 were scoring tries. It was the last day with him. I liked the games he played. by Lucas
Today Room 1 went to tennis with Ngaire in the hall. They did fruit salad and got hit with the tennis balls. Room learnt to strike the ball with rackets. They bounced the ball once and hit it over the net. the other team was catching the ball. by Luke
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
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
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
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.
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.