Every Friday we have a discovery time in the morning. We go to the hall just after 9 o'clock and the teachers introduce what activity they will be doing in their classroom for the morning. The children then choose where they would like to go first. During discovery we focus on the key competencies of the New Zealand Curriculum Framework. Today's activities all relate to children managing themselves.
We are learning to: make a controlled throw.
Success criteria: I can throw a bean bag to hit a target.
This has been a fun unit and enjoyed by all
We often warm up with a game of Tricky tag.
Practicing our throwing skills with a partner.
Ten pin bowling
I am learning to draw a picture plan and sound out the first letter sounds of words
Success criteria: I can draw a picture and write a story about our trip into the CBD.
Comment: Today we wrote about the fun time we had with friends on our trip into the city
We are learning about position and orientation in maths at the moment
We are learning to: describe the position of an object
Success criteria: I can direct someone through a maze using instructions related to movement and position
Comment: today we made mazes and moved a Lego person through the maze using directional instructions.
Success criteria: I can use a timeline to talk about my life.
We have all really enjoyed this unit and it has been great sharing interesting stories about our past. We brought our preschool/kindy books to school and shared them with each other (this was highlight of the unit). We talked about wear we live and how our city also informs our identity. To help us understand this more we went on a class trip into Christchurch's CBD.