Flat Bush

(09) 274 8279 20 Flat Bush Rd Otara, Auckland



Welcome to Room 5

My name is Ms Haynes and I am the classroom teacher in Room 5.A little biography about me, I am a South African who moved to New Zealand when I was 11 years old. 

I have been in this beautiful country we call home for more than 20 years now! 

I am a mother of two, I have a daughter who is nearly 12 and a Son who is 5 years of age. 

We are a family of 4 that live in South Auckland - Papakura.

We have a Golden Ticket Winner!!!!!

Well done Akeem - you lucky fish!

You are one of the lucky Golden ticket WINNERS! 





Tuesday week 5, Term 4

Morena whanau,

Please check out our Home learning tab for today's learning tasks.

I have also uploaded our latest student work engagement shout outs please check them out -  in our Room 5 shout out tab!

Please send through your work photos so that I can upload them to our webpage. This way we can all celebrate your efforts!

If you want a to be the student of the week and win yourself a Friday feed to share with your whanau - please ask your parent to email me your photos.

Caitlinh@flatbush.school.nz 


Monday week 5, Term 4

Morena whanau,

I have added new tabs to our class page if you can see on the top left.

Our shout outs will happen on the shout out tab - so if you send through your photos you will find the shout outs in that tab. 

Also things will be little different starting on Wednesday we will have different teachers taking turns running the online learning content. Keep your eye open for the zoom link details either via txt message or on the class home learning tab - top left.

This is so cool and I super excited for our children to have the opportunity to learn from all our teachers.

Todays learning task I have uploaded in the Room 5 Home learning tab top left (click on the tab).

Have a great day whanau!

Let me know if you have trouble accessing the home learning content.


Friday Week 4, Term 4

Morena whanau,

Hope you are all keeping well?

Can you believe it.... It is Friday already!!!

Gee where are these weeks going - they are just whizzing by...

Next week we have been given the big OKAY to reopen our school from Wednesday 17th. 

This is exciting as teachers because we get to take turns and come in to teach at school... On the days that we are not at school we will be doing online WEBPAGE work. We will also be learning to do lessons on ZOOM too!

Shout out time:

Well done to Fraser for sharing with me what he did yesterday - being so brave for his eye specialist appointment!

I love the Wonkey Donkey story range too!!

Another shout out goes to Elizabeth for writing a beautiful letter about returning back to school how she is super excited to see her friends!


Elizabeth you have continued to work hard on your home learning tasks everyday and for that I am super proud of you!

Todays Task:

#1. Pyramid words: every row you add a letter for example...

cathatchatthatsplat
 c
ca
cat




#2. Do something that demonstrates an act of kindness weather you write a letter to your friend next door? or you bake some cookies for your Aunty/Nana??  

- those are just some ideas!

#3. Read a story with an adult and create a list of compound words.

Compound words are two words put together to make a compound word.

eg,     stick  +  man = stickman     or     lip  +  stick = lipstick

#4. work on your home learning worksheet booklet do 2 worksheets if you have 2 available to complete.


Have a great day and please email me your photos Caitlinh@flatbush.school.nz

Thursday Week 4, Term 4

Greetings whanau,

Sorry about the delay, I had a early meeting and I honestly wasn't prepared so my bad!!

Tasks for today:

#1: Because today is such a great day, I will suggest to you that you help mum and dad and do something outside - maybe wash the car? or help out in the garden pull some weeds out of the garden bed?

Please make sure you put sunblock on and wear a hat!!

#2: How do you feel about returning back to school next week?

- Can you write me a letter about how you feel, are you scared or worried or are you super excited?

Be honest I would love to know how you feel?

#3: Let us work on subtraction today.

1. 10-6=2. 8-4=3. 10-7=4. 6-3=5. 8-2=
6. 10-9=7. 12-6=8. 14-7=9. 15-5=10. 15-7=

Shout out time:

Well done to Fraser for using his time wisely working on some school work, some play time with bubbles and also helping out in the garden enjoying some fresh air!!

Shout out goes to Elizabeth for cleaning her room and for all her hard work on her math facts and her reading yesterday!

Keep up the amazing work that you are all doing at home!

Please send through your work photos to me - Caitlinh@flatbush.school.nz


Wednesday Week 4, Term 4

Morena Room 5 whanau,

Hope you all had a lovely sleep last night and feeling refreshed for another day in the sunshine!

I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you all for the amazing work you are doing at home!

Shout out time.....

My first shout out goes to Delijah for sharing his outdoor adventures with us way to go Delijah!

So glad you are keeping active during our lockdown!

My next shout out goes to Fraser - Fraser has sent through some photos of his home learning and a photo of himself keeping active too!

Way to go Fraser - super proud of your efforts with your home learning buddy, keep up the amazing work!

My final shout out for today goes to Elizabeth......

Way to go Elizabeth for always completing your daily home learning tasks!!

Now for our learning tasks for today:

#1 Read a story with a parent - see if you can be authors and come up with a different ending to the story.

#2: clean up your bedroom!

#3: Do 2 worksheets from your home learning booklet.

#4: Help prepare a meal with your parent/parents in the kitchen.

Have a great day everyone - remember to send in those photos if you want to be the winner for the free Friday lunch!! Caitlinh@flatbush.school.nz

See you all back here tomorrow morning!

Tuesday Week 4, Term 4

Morena whanau,

Today we have been blessed with another stunner day outside!

Firstly, I want to take the time to mention these hard working students who have shared their home learning photos with us!

Let's do a big shout out to Elizabeth for completing all her learning tasks yesterday - whoop whoop way to go Elizabeth!

Check out Elizabeth jumping with her little bro Ezra from Room 7 !!

What a great way to get rid of some energy - having fun on the Trampoline..

Another shout out goes to my little friend Fraser.

Way to go Fraser for sending in your photos - we can all celebrate and cheer you on from our screens...

 Well Done Fraser for working hard on you maths!

Today's tasks:

#1 Read a book and see if you can find more compound words.

Write the name of your story and write down the compound words you can find within the story.

#2 Help your parent/parents prepare a meal to eat today!

#3 Can you write sentences using our 5 senses describing what you would see, hear, smell, taste and touch if we were at the zoo.


Think about if we were at the Zoo what would we be able to.....

 hear?                 See?                  Smell?            taste?                   Feel?

#4 If you have time then you can work on a worksheet from your learning booklet too!

Have a great day Room 5 whanau - see you back on here tomorrow!

Monday Week 4, Term 4

Morena Room 5 whanau,

Hope you all had a lovely weekend?

The weather Gods graced us with beautiful sunny days and it sure was stunning to be out and about.

I wanted to personally thank Delijah, Elizabeth and Mian for handing in their finished worksheet booklets.It is time for Room 5 'shout outs' based on last Fridays happenings.....

Well done to Elizabeth for sharing her completed work daily last week - I am so proud of you for showing your dedication and commitment towards your home learning!

This week our class engagement challenge is still going ahead so please email me your photos of your learning if you want the chance to be selected for a prize of a free Friday Lunch - Caitlinh@flatbush.school.nz

Todays Tasks:

#1 Complete a worksheet from your learning booklet pack.

#2 Read a book and see how many words you can find that are compound words.

Definition of compound words: When two words are used together to yield a new meaning, a compound is formed. 

For example: fireplace = fire + place, butterfly = butter + fly

- Can you write a list of compound words from your story?

#3 Go outside and get some fresh air you can play a game or go for a walk or kick a ball around to your siblings.

#4 How many ways can you make number 10?

You can add 2 numbers together or you can challenge yourself and work with adding 3 numbers together.

for example: 5+5=10 or 5+3+2=10


Please send me your work photos - Have a lovely day together Room 5 whanau!

See you back on here tomorrow morning!


Friday Week 3, Term 4

Morena Whanau,

Can you believe it is Friday today.... Which means week 3 is over already!! 

Today I am going to do Two shout outs to these students who have shared photos with me yesterday...

Keep up the amazing work you are doing at home - I am proud of you all as I know it isn't easy!

My first shout out goes to Fraser for working on his alphabet letters and handwriting... What a cute little Brother you have Fraser - Hello Phoenix! 

Way to go Fraser...

My next shout out goes to Elizabeth - Thank you Junior (Dad) for sharing these photos with me. I love the fact that I can upload them for everyone to see, this way we can cheer our children on at home...

Well Done Elizabeth for all the hard work and dedication you are giving me towards your online learning!

I am super proud of you x

Shout out to Jayvez (Big Bro) playing cards with Elizabeth - this warms my heart to see the support and kindness in one photo.

If you want to email me your home learning photos here is my email - Caitlinh@flatbush.school.nz

Todays tasks:

Write 5 simple sentences about the following picture - a day at the beach.


Think about your 5 senses and imagine would you could.....

   hear?                 See?                  Smell?            taste?                   Feel?

 


#2. Solve these facts...

Skip count in 5s - like this 5, 10, 15 all the way up to 50 if you want to challenge yourself see how far you can go.

1. 1x5=2. 2x5=3. 3x5=4. 4x5=5. 5x5=
6. 6x5=7. 7x5=8. 8x5=9. 9x5=10. 10x5=

#3. Time for fun, let us do some Rangoli art - I loved watching Mrs Hira's video yesterday at the virtual Diwali assembly..

Click on the link below if you have a printer otherwise you can draw your own design here are some images to inspire you.


Rangoli art.pdf

Have a brilliant day Room 5 whanau please be safe this weekend - miss you all!!

See you back here on Monday morning!

Ms Haynes x


Thursday Week 3, Term 4 

Morena Whanau,

Let us start off with our daily shout outs.

I must say that I am blown away by the amount of work most of you are doing at home.

You are doing a fantastic job!

Well done to Fraser for working hard on his maths yesterday!



A shout out goes to Elizabeth for working hard on her home learning tasks yesterday!!

A big shout out goes to Delijah and his whanau for sharing his home learning photos with us especially his very impressive Diwali lamps - way to go Delijah!!!

Our last shout out for the day goes to Jade and her whanau for sharing some photos of her home learning with us!!

Thank you again for sharing your photos with me, I really do feel it is important to celebrate your efforts on this platform this way we can all see and cheer you on virtually.

You can email me your photos to me - Caitlinh@flatbush.school.nz

Your learning tasks for today are:

#1: Read a book with an adult 

- Time to be a word detective again and see if you can spot the word 'an' in words.

- Write the title/name of the story you read and see how many words you can find with 'an' write a list of the words you can spot.

for example: and, than, thank, change

#2. Solve these math facts remember to check if we are adding +  or are we subtracting  -

1. 10 + ? = 132. 20 - ? =153.  8+8=4.  10 - ? = 65.  ? + 6 = 12
6. 14 +?= 207. 14 - ? = 78.  9+?  = 159. 15 - 10 =10. double 5 =

#3: Play a board game or go fish with your playing cards or even a ball game outside with your siblings.

You can also work on a worksheet from your home learning school booklet.

Have a great day Room 5 - see you all on here tomorrow!

Wednesday Week 3, Term 4

Morena whanau,

Hope you had a great day yesterday?

Today I am going to start off with my shout outs to the students who are sharing their learning with me via emails.

I am proud of all your efforts - I know home learning can be difficult at times especially trying to find your motivation to complete tasks.

Well Done Elizabeth for completing your learning tasks yesterday - proud of you girl!! 

Well done to Fraser for sharing his learning with us - Well done Fraser, keep up the amazing work!


Shout out goes to Delijah for sharing his home learning with us, keep up the amazing work!!

And our final shout out goes to Jezrkaya!! Good work for working hard with mum at home, you are doing such a great job with your home learning - keep it up!

Keep sharing those photos with me - Caitlinh@flatbush.school.nz Each time you email and respond to my txt will give you an entry to the draw for KFC delivery. 

The entry closes Thursday 12.

If you are the lucky winner - please make sure you are home between the time 12PM - 2PM on Friday!!

Please email me your address of current location - we would hate to send your KFC to the wrong house.

Todays tasks:

#1. Read a book of your choice with a parent.

- Your task is to be a word detective see how many words have the word 'in' within the word for example; insect, coin, swing

- Write the book name and the words you spotted with the word - 'in' within the word.

#2. Work on your skip counting in 2s - write them out and say them - learn them off by heart.

#3. Since it is the celebration of Diwali soon, can you write a sentence telling me what the purpose of the celebration is. Use this picture to help guide your ideas..

I see bright colours, candles, lights..... mmmmm I wonder what is the purpose of this celebration, do you know????


Finally work on a worksheet from your work booklet.

Remember to share your work with me..

Have a great day Room 5 - miss you all x

Tuesday Week 3, Term 4

Morena Whanau,

What a beautiful day outside today...

First off I want to thank a few students for reaching out to me and also sharing some pictures of their learning - well done I have noted you and put your names down for yesterday as a entry for the Draw to get KFC/KFC voucher on Friday!

Time for 'A BIG SHOUT OUT!!'

Elizabeth collected her home learning booklet #2 and sent me back one of her daily tasks I asked her to do.

Well Done Elizabeth keep up the great work you are doing at home.

My next shout out goes to Fraser....

Keep up the great home learning, your efforts always amaze me buddy!

You sure are going to be a little 'smarty' with your times tables - way to go, keep it up! 

Your daily tasks for today:

#1: Go for a walk to the park or a field  take a ball with you if you have one. Remember to take your masks and get out of your house for a while enjoy the beautiful day that we have been blessed with!

#2: Read a book at home with a grown up, see how many times you can spot these words and let me know what story you read and how many times you saw these words in the text.

- the

-can

-and

-then

-went

#3: Solve these problems and send me your answers

1. 5 + 3 = 2. 6 +  ?  =103. 8 + 8 =4. 10 + 5= 5. 2 x   ?   =20
6. 4 + 4 =7. 2 x 5 =8. 8 + ? = 109. 6 + 6 =10. 2 x 6 = 

#4: Finally our last thing to do is to - work on a worksheet from your home learning booklet - send me a picture of your completed work so that I can celebrate your efforts on our webpage!

Please send me pictures of your work and of you completing your home learning - caitlinh@flatbush.school.nz 

Have a great day Room 5 - miss you all!

See you back on here tomorrow morning.


Monday Week 3, Term 4

Morena whanau,

Hope you all had a lovely weekend?

Today I am going to ask you to do 3 tasks for me:

1. Go collect your new learning booklet from the Flat Bush school gate between 10AM until 1PM, wearing a mask and bring your phone to QR code at the gate.

Please return your finished work booklets when you collect the new one. Remember to name it and add room 5 to your booklet.

2. Spot the difference worksheet.

See how many things you can spot that is different in the second picture than the first picture.

wfun19_spot_differences__T1_10.pdf

If you don't have a printer at home that is okay, you can write out where you can spot the differences for example: car window.

3. Work on these blends and see if you can learn them all - get a parent or sibling to test your knowledge by asking you to write them out without looking.

Also remember our challenge starts today so if you make contact with me via email and send me some of your work or of you completing the work that is 1 entry then if you reply to my txt message that is another entry so in a day you could have 2 entries already!

My email address is Caitlinh@flatbush.school.nz 

Enjoy your day Room 5 and hopefully I will have some awesome pictures of you to upload to our webpage.


Friday Week 2, Term 4

Morena Whanau,

Gee this week flew by fast, it is Friday already.....

Remember next week we start our engagement challenge. If you txt and email me daily with photos of your child's work or just a general check in message you will be in the draw to win a $30 KFC voucher. Each form of contact is an entry so if you txt, email & call me then technically that is 3 entries daily that I will share with Mr Avatea. 

So in a week if you did that Monday through to Thursday daily you could be in the draw bucket 12 times.

Today we are going to do 3 tasks:

#1. Watch this story about Filipo's fun day

#2. Can you write a sentence and tell me what Filipo did that made his day fun?


#3 Let's end off the week by doing some Tokelau art.

tokelau-activity-book.pdf

Click the link to print a hard copy. Otherwise be creative and see if you can use your free hand and draw a Tokelau pattern here are some pictures below to inspire you!


Have a great weekend Room 5 whanau and I will see you all back online on Monday Morning !


Thursday Week 2, Term 4

Morena Whanau,

Hope you are all keeping busy this week at home safe in your bubbles.

Today I will give you a few tasks to do at home.

#1. We will watch a video that will introduce us to numbers, simple greetings,  and phrases in Tokelauan. 

#2. Let us listen and watch a story read to us in Tokelauan.


Can you see if you can find the Tokelauan words for the following words.

English word in sentence:Tokelauan word in sentence:
CatPuhi
Fat
Strong
Lazy
Hungry
Smart

#3. See if you can skip count in 10s up to 100.... Give yourself a challenge and see if you count backwards in 10s from 100.

Now if you have a printer you can click the link and print this worksheet off or you can click on the link and write your answers on scrap paper.

wfun16_10more_10less_1.pdf


Have a great day and remember to send me your work - as from next week everyday you email me, txt me, send me pictures of your work completed. I will mark you off and share the entry list of engagement to Mr Avatea and you will be in the draw to win $30 KFC voucher.

So everyday from Monday to Friday if you email me pictures of your work and reply to my txt message daily you will get 2 entries per day.

This is weekly so every week we will have a draw on Friday!

Have a great day whanau - see you back on here tomorrow.

Wednesday Week 2, Term 4

Morena whanau,

I have some pretty cool news to share with you all......

Next week I will be taking points for every child in Room 5 who makes contact with me by showing me their work by emailing me. Each time you share your work with me, you will go into a draw. At the end of the week, Mr Avatea will pull out a name. If it is your name you and your family will win a KFC food pack! Sounds amazing right? As of next week, start emailing me your work please.

Caitlinh@flatbush.school.nz

Today for Tokelau language week let us learn about shapes.


Let's try and learn how to say colours in Tokelauan language:

Listen to the language used to read a story - sit back and enjoy.... The pictures will help you understand and can explain what the story is about! 

You can also work on a worksheet from your booklet or you can work on these basic facts.

Different ways you can make 10.

You can write your answers on paper or you can print it out if you have access to a printer - I would love to see your answers please - Caitlinh@flatbush.school.nz 

wfun15_making_ten_T4_1.pdf

Hope you have a great day today - see you all back on here tomorrow!

Remember to email me your pictures of your workI would love to celebrate your efforts on our webpage!

Have a great day x

Tuesday Week 2, Term 4 - Distance Learning

Morena whanau,

I hope you all had a lovely long weekend with your loved ones despite the weather not being that great.

Never mind we work with what we have been given and make the most of it. 

Yesterday my whanau and I decided to take a drive to Manukau Heads to see the lighthouse, we had a lovely scenic drive and enjoyed just getting out of our home for once. 

My youngest Cameron (6yrs) enjoyed the trip as you can tell in the photographs below - so it was definitely worth while taking the long drive out to see the lighthouse. 

On the way back to my in-law's farm in Puni Springs we stopped off at Graham's beach. It was lovely there and it had a really cool playground for the children to play on with sand and pulleys with buckets, it was seriously cool. Plan a trip in the summer whanau - pack a picnic and go to Graham's beach!

Enough of what I got up to.... 

I would love to see pictures from you and your whanau of what you got up to in your long weekend? 

Caitlinh@flatbush.school.nz

This week we get to celebrate another language week - Tokelau language week!

Let us start of with learning the alphabet today.... 


Once you have watched this video of the Tokelauan alphabet work on a worksheet or two from your booklet.

Help your whanau in the kitchen too if you can?

Draw a picture of what you can see outside and see if you can label objects using your sounding out skills!

Have a great Tuesday and I will see you all on here tomorrow!

Ka kite ano

week 1, Term 4 - Distance Learning

Morena whanau,

Today is our last day of week 1.... Can you believe that? 

This week has gone by so fast - fingers crossed we will be together again sooner rather than later but our health and safety is what is most important so we will continue learning in a safer environment - our homes!

Hope you enjoyed what Ms Young had set out for you all yesterday on our webpage?

Elizabeth sent through her work and I was so impressed with her effort check it out....

Please email me some of your photos of your home learning I would love to celebrate your efforts and share your photos on our webpage!

Caitlinh@flatbush.school.nz

Today these are the things I suggest you can do to keep yourself busy at home...

- You can pick another 2 worksheets from your booklet.

- Tune in to our Zoom assembly at 10 AM  - https://meet.google.com/wrf-vonz-vii?authuser=0 

- Design a pattern to celebrate and have fun as we end off another great language week - Niuean Language week..

Learn your numbers and days of the week in Niuean check out our awesome Niuean whanau from Flat Bush School.... Gee I am so impressed,  they are famous now!


 Have a great weekend Room 5 whanau - Enjoy and make the most of the time together with your loved ones!

See you all back here on this webpage on Tuesday!


Thursday Week 1, Term 4 - Distance Learning - CRT

Thursday - Aho Tuloto – Home Learning

Fakalofa lahi atu Rm 5 - Hello Rm 5

Malolo nakai a koe? How are you?


 Listen to the story ‘Lets go’. The first part is read in Niuean language and the second part translates it into English. Try to listen to the story and see if you can find all the things that the boy has to get ready to go to school. Draw a picture of these things and label. Can you find the Niuean name of the items too?

 

1.

 

                                                                

2.

3.

4.

 


5.

6.

 

Niuean Days of the Week

Can you practice saying the names of the week?

 

Aho Gofua

Aho Ua

Aho Lotu

Aho Tuloto

Aho Falaile

Aho Faiumu

Aho Tapu

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

 


  

Niuean Food

Here is a video of how to make coconut bread. This is an easy recipe that you could try to make at home this week. Coconut bread is one of my favourite foods from Niue. 

 


Another favourite food from Niue is crab. In Niue coconut crabs are called uga (said - oonga). Uga are the largest land-based crabs in the world. They live on land in burrows close to coconut palm trees. They can climb coconut trees and they can open up their own coconuts!! They must be really strong. Can you draw a picture of your own crab?

 

Think about how many legs does the coconut crab have? What colour is the coconut crab?

Don’t forget if you draw and colour your own coconut crab, send a picture to me.



Wednesday Week 1, Term 4 - Distance Learning

Morena whanau,

Today the sky is blue and it looks like it is going to be another great day outside.

Today we should I think we should have a look at the Niuean alphabet video - check it out!


Today lets learn how to sing  head, shoulders, knees and toes in Niuean!


Then you can pick a worksheet to work on from your home learning booklet.

I would love to see some pictures of your completed work! 

Caitlinh@flatbush.school.nz

Have a great day everyone - I would love to see some photos of your work and of you to celebrate your efforts.

Thank you to Elizabeth for sharing your hopscotch chalk yesterday - see the photos below.

Tuesday week 1, Term 4 - Distance Learning

Good morning whanau,

What a beautiful day we have outside....

Today is all about setting goals and challenges to keep your body active and your mind busy.

Today I encourage you to watch this video of the Niuean National anthem.  See if you can challenge yourself to learn part of it and sing along to the national anthem.


My goal for you is to go outside and enjoy the fresh air - Do you have chalk? Why not draw yourself a hopscotch on your pavement so that you and your siblings can have a play outside!

                                                          I would love to see some pictures of you enjoying the sunshine outside with your chalk. If you don't have chalk - that is totally fine be creative find things from the outdoors and create a nature piece or grab a ball and work on your ball skills outside!


Work on 2 worksheets from your booklet you got yesterday from school and send me some pictures of your completed work I would love to celebrate your efforts and give you a shout out!

Caitlinh@flatbush.school.nz 

Remember my challenge last term was to learn to count in 2s, 5s and 10s.

It is still valid if you can come back to school and share with me how you can count in 2s, 5s and 10s without looking at any number charts I will reward you with a gold card! 

The challenge is still on kids!!!

Have a great day Room 5 whanau and I will add more tomorrow.

Shout out to Elizabeth check out her hopscotch chalking outside!! Whoop whoop way to go Elizabeth.



Week 1, Term 4 - Distance Learning!

Greetings whanau, 

Hope you all had a lovely 2 week break away from your screens and your home learning work!

I can honestly say I enjoyed my time away from my laptop.

Today is Monday and the day where you can collect your hardcopy home learning booklets from Flat Bush school.

Collection/Pick up spot: Flat Bush Rd gate, Time: 10 AM to 1PM 

Please scan in and wear a mask - Thank you!

First 200 parents to collect a booklet will receive a loaf of bread and a 2litre milk so go get your booklet guys!

Well today is the start of another celebration of a beautiful language and we are celebrating Niuean Language week.

Watch this VIDEO of our very own Niuean Flat Bush superstars to give us a kick start to a new week and a new term!


Week 10, Term 3 - Distance Learning!

Friday 1st October

Ni Hau, Room 5 whanau,

Wow today is the last day of term 3.. This term has been a strange term to say the least, you all worked like little troopers at home. I am super proud of each and everyone of you!

I do hope you enjoy your 2 weeks of rest and recover time!

Keep safe and mask up when you venture out of your bubbles.

Miss you all and I look forward to see you all back in Term 4!

Our last term together - we will need to make the most of our time together next term...

Since today is Friyay fun day -  your task is to do some art either on the pavement with your chalk, or draw a picture of your favourite story character or just be creative anyway you can be.

See you all next term my little peeps!

Thursday 30th September

Ni Hao whanau,

Hope you are all good in your bubbles?

Today our home learning tasks are aligned with our FBS value  Arohatia - we encourage others.

Complete an activity or create one of your own.

Remember to send a photo of what you have done to me Caitlinh@flatbush.school.nz

Today I would like you to watch this video and see how many fruits you can say in Chinese!

What is your favourite fruit? 

Can you draw a picture of your favourite fruit and ask someone to record you saying what your favourite fruit is in Mandarin?

I am only a email or txt away please send me some pictures of your whanau and what you are doing for your home learning tasks... 

I would love to celebrate you and your efforts!

Have a great Thursday everyone xx

Wednesday 29th September

Ni Hao whanau,

Hope you are all keeping well in your level 3 bubbles.

Today we have our FBS home learning aligned with our school value - Whakawhanaungatanga - we work for each other.

Complete an activity or create one of your own.

Remember to send a photo of what you have done to me - caitlinh@flatbush.school.nz


We also have our Chinese Language week competition you can work on with a sibling or a parent.

Chinese Language Week Reading Competitaion

Read the book Chinese New Year and answer the questions. Click the picture below to access the audio file.

Questions:

1. Name 3 things Murphy and his family do to celebrate the Chinese New Year.

2. Who are cooking for the dinner?

3. What food is the boys favourite treat?

4. How long does the Chinese New Year celebration last?

5. What is inside the Hong Bao?

Please send your answers to me by 1 pm on Friday 1 October to enter a competition for some Chinese Sweet treats. Good Luck!

I found this really cool art idea on Mrs Boyds class page and I thought it fits in nicely with the Chinese language week celebration...

Check it out!!

Chinese Dragon Fun!

Here’s a fun activity to do with an egg carton and some craft bits and pieces. Can you make your own Chinese dragon?

  1. Carefully cut an egg carton into eight pieces - ask for help here from an adult!

  2. Paint or colour the pieces using red paint or crayon or felt tips.

  3. When dry, you can use a needle and thread to carefully sew the pieces together. Again ask for some help here!

  4. Use whatever bits and pieces you have at home to decorate your dragon - pipe cleaners, glitter, sequins, stickers, googly eyes, marker pens etc. If you have some coloured paper, you could add that to make the flames coming out of his mouth!


Have a great Wednesday everyone!!! 

Please send me some photo's of your awesome work you are working on at home - I would love to celebrate your efforts by putting them on our class page as a SHOUT OUT!!


Tuesday 28th September

Ni Hao everyone!

We have been blessed with another beautiful day outside!

Today our school home learning activities are aligned with our FBS value Tu Pōno - we know who we are..

Complete an activity or create one of your own.

Remember to send a photo of what you have done to me caitlinh@flatbush.school.nz 



Boredom Buster #24: Here is another video to help support and celebrate the language from Tuvalu. This video will teach us how to say different colours.




There are four basic colour terms in Tuvaluan, black, white, red and yellow. Other colour terms are compounds based on the colours (lanu) of the natural world, or loan words from English.

 

lanu moana

blue

 

sega

yellow

 

kula

red

 

lanu launiu

green

 

olenisi

orange


 

violeti

purple

 

kaki

khaki

 

kena

white

 

kulei

grey

 

uli

black


Boredom Buster #25: Learn how to say different family members in Mandarin (Chinese Language week).






Monday 27th September

Who would have thought we are on our tenth week of Term 3!!! 

Hasn't this term just flown by?

This week is a big week as we get to celebrate two languages in one week - Tuvalu and Chinese.

I will try my best to share with you all a bit of both languages daily.

But in doubt stick to our distance learning activities that will be given to the whole school daily. Today our FBS home learning activities are aligned with our FBS value Mahi Ngātahi - we work as a team.

Complete an activity or create one of your own.

Remember to send a photo of what you have done to me please Caitlinh@flatbush.school.nz


Boredom Buster #23: Watch this You tube clip and see if you can learn how to count and say the Tuvalu numbers. 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Tasi

Lua

Tolu

Fa

Lima

Ono

Fitu

Valu

Iva

Sefulu

Boredom Buster #24: Watch this video and learn some words in Mandarin.

Time for a shout out!

Well done to Jezrkaya and his whanau for helping him with his reading at home. I really like the way you have created questions for Jez to answer after he has read the book.

Keep up the great work!Remember to find all the scavenger hunt images and submit the room numbers to the skool loop app competition.

Flat Bush House colours

Room 5


Kauri

Elizabeth

Jahvaious

Akeem

Fraser

Jezrkaya

Teinaki

Rata

Delijah

Daniel

Tupou

Samiuela

Levi

Jade

Azariah

Kowhai

Rangi

Emmanuel

Brooklyn

Mian

Trent

Rimu

Cooper

Liani

Ty’Rhyce



Have a great Monday everyone, remember I am only a email or a text away!

Week 9, Term 3 - Distance Learning!

Friday - 24th September

Morena whanau, today our home learning activities align with our FBS value Manaakitanga- we care for and respect others.

Complete an activity or create one of your own.

Remember to send a photo of what you have done to me Caitlinh@flatbush.school.nz 


Compound words are 2 words put together to make a word.
For example: 
LIP + STICK = LIPSTICK 
Can you help me figure out these missing numbers?
Please work these missing numbers out and ask mum or dad to email me a picture of your numbers.
Can you think of 5 compound words?
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
1.     1,2,__,4,5,6__7,8,9,___
2.     1,__,3,__,5,__,7,__,9,__
3.     1,2,__,4,5,__,7,8,___,10
4.      __,2,__,4,__,6,__,8,__,10
5.      1,2,3,4,___,6,7,8,9,___


Boredom Buster #22: Watch this story and then can you please design a 'Toot' what would you name it?

Have a great weekend everyone!

Remember to keep it real and make it fun, be safe and enjoy your time together.

Thursday - 23rd September

Morena Whanau,  

Today our home learning activities align with our FBS value: Atawhai - we value others.

Complete an activity or create one of your own.

Remember to send a photo of what you have done to me caitlinh@flatbush.school.nz 

Boredom buster #21: Watch this story and write a list of things you would want to do if you were a chicken and escaped the coop. 

Thursday activities: please email your work would love to see what you have managed to do.

Maths: Solve these problemsSpelling: word family ick

1. 2+__ =10
2. 5+__ =10
3. 7+__ = 10
4.  __+4 =10
5. __+1 = 10
6. __ + 0 =10
see how many words you can think of that has the 'ick' in it.
For example: chick, chicken

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

Time for a shout out!

A big thank you goes out to Jezrkaya who sent me a photo of a list of the things he wishes to do in Term 4 with all his friends and myself!

Hopefully soon we will be able to be in Room 5 and enjoy our time together having fun.

Check it out!


Tuesday - 21st September

Morena Whanau,

Please see our home learning activities that aligns with our FBS value for today which is  Whakawhanaungatanga - we work for each other.

Complete an activity or create one of your own.

Remember to send a photo of what you have done to me Caitlinh@flatbush.school.nz 


Because this week is international book week here is a story you can listen to in the comfort of your own home!

Boredom buster #20: Can you please write a sentence telling me what you can do to shield your sneeze drops from spraying out towards others?

Time for a shout out: 

Well done Jezrkaya for interviewing your Nan.

Questions he asked his Nana:


1.How long have your family lived in Otara?

2.What streets?

3.What schools did you attend?

Her Answers:
1. 50+ years

2. Herald Place
    Jukes Place

3. Sandbrook Primary. 
    Fergusson            
    Intermediate. 
   Tangaroa College.

Photo of Jezrkaya and His Nanny.

Shout out goes to Delijah sharing his writing about the story - Greedy Cat!

Monday - 20th September - CRT

 - FBS VALUE: 

Tu Pōno- we know who we are

Complete an activity or create one of your own.

Remember to send a photo of what you have done to me: 

Caitlinh@flatbush.school.nz

Flat Bush Forever!

Ata Mārie room 5. I hope you all had a lovely weekend with the beautiful weather.  This week is book week so today I have put up a book read by Miss Young. This is one of her favourite books: Greedy Cat


Follow up activities:

1. Draw the things that Greedy Cat gobbled up!

2. Can you label the words? Use the book to find how to help you spell the words.

3.Write about what other things you think Greedy cat would like to eat? Start by writing: 

    Mum went shopping and got some........


Here is a video of some animal exercises that you could try today at home in your bubble. Remember sometimes we need to do a bit of exercise everyday to keep us fit and healthy.


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Week 8, Term 3 - Distance Learning! 

Welcome to Te wiki o Te Reo Maori

                          This week is a celebration of all things Maori!                                 

Friday - 17th September 

Morena whanau,

Today our home learning is aligned with our FBS value  Mahi Ngātahi- we work as a team.

Have some fun today, do activities with your whanau that will be enjoyable for all.


Complete an activity or create one of your own.

Remember to send a photo of what you have done to me please!

Caitlinh@flatbush.school.nz

Boredom Buster #19: Go for a family walk or play a game outside with your whanau (kick the ball around).

Remember to jump online at 2:15 with your big brother or sister and attend our online assembly today - I would love to see you!

Have a great weekend everyone - Proud of you all!



Thursday - 16th September

Morena whanau,

Kei te pēhea koe? - How are you?

Today is a wet day outside so I will put a few activities and ideas for you to have a  go.

Today our FBS value is aligned with     Manaakitanga - we care for and respect others.

Complete an activity or create one of your own.

Remember to send a photo of what you have done to me please!!

Caitlinh@flatbush.school.nz 

Boredom Buster #17 learn your colours in Te Reo - go around your house and see if you can find things in these colours and say them in Te Reo.


Learn the colour song in Te Reo - watch this video and sing along..


You can also work on 'MS Youngs competition' explaining what you Taonga is and what it means to you and your whanau!

It is due tomorrow and you can win a prize!!

Message from Ms Young: This week in celebration  of Te wiki o te reo māori we are having a competition. All you need to do is send in a picture of your taonga (treasure) and give a reason why it is important to you. You can send your entries to Miss Young's email: natashay@flatbush.school.nz . The prize winner will be announced on Fridays assembly. Here is a sample idea from Honor = 5years old. Good luck.


Boredom Buster #18: Learn this game with a sibling watch the video and give it a try! 


Time for a shout out!

Thank you to Emmanuel for sending me his visual  drawing using the Te Reo keywords I sent out on Monday!

Our world:

  • Awa – river

  • Moana – sea

  • Wai – water

  • Motu – island

  • Maunga – mountain

  • Ngahere – forest

  • Āniwaniwa – rainbow


Speak to you all soon!

Ka kite ano.

Wednesday - 15th September

Morena whanau,

Kei te pēhea koe? - How are you?

I do hope you are all feeling good? - Kei te pai au.

Today our home learning is aligned with our FBS value  Atawhai - we value others.

Remember to send a photo of what you have done to your teacher

Caitlinh@flatbush.school.nz



Boredom Buster #16: Learn how to say the 7 days of the week in Maori.


Today let us watch and sing along to the days of the week in sign language and Te reo.


Also don't forget 'Ms Youngs challenge' - Explain your Taonga and why it is important to you.

You can draw a picture of it or take a photo and write a few words explaining what it is and why it is important!

Have a great day!

Ka kite ano.

Tuesday - 14th September

Today our home learning tasks are aligned with our FBS value  Arohatia - we encourage others.

Complete an activity or create one of your own.

Remember to send a photo of what you have done to me please... I would love to do another shout out!

Flat Bush Forever!


Boredom Buster #15: Can you draw a visual picture using the following landmark 'Te Reo' names as your guide - see our world box below.

Please send me a picture of your beautiful drawing of your world - using colours. 

Caitlinh@flatbush.school.nz 

Our world:

  • Awa – river

  • Moana – sea

  • Wai – water

  • Motu – island

  • Maunga – mountain

  • Ngahere – forest

  • Āniwaniwa – rainbow

  • One – sand

Monday -13th September

Morena whanau, today our distance learning activities are aligned with our FBS value - Whakawhanaungatanga - we work for each other.

Complete an activity or create one of your own.

Remember to send a photo of what you have done to me please as I would love to see what you have been doing at home.   Caitlinh@flatbush.school.nz 

Flat Bush Forever!


Boredom Buster #14: See if you can learn how to sing 'Head, Shoulders, knees and toes' in Te Reo...


Week 7, Term 3 - Distance Learning!

Friday - 10 September

Malo e' lelei famili, happy Falaite (Friday)!!

Wow we have reached the last day of week 7...

Today our online learning is aligned with our FBS value - Tū Pono - we know who we are!

Complete an activity or create one of your own.

Remember to send a photo of what you have done to your teacher

Flat Bush Forever!

I do hope to see some of you at our online closing assembly to celebrate Tongan Language week.

Boredom Buster #13 Watch this video if you would like to try and make a yummy Tongan dish - Topai. This video has Room 23 - Mrs Mafileo’s grandchildren in it! 

How cool is that.... They are famous! 


 How about we finish off our week with some cool Tongan art - check out this cool video I found on YouTube!

Have a great weekend everyone, keep safe and enjoy spending time with your whanau.

Thursday - 9th September

Malo e'lelei famili,

Today our school home learning activities are aligned with our FBS value -  Mahi Ngātahi - we work as a team.

Please complete an activity or create one of your own.

Remember to send a photo of what you have done to me Caitlinh@flatbush.school.nz


Flat Bush Forever!

Boredom buster #13: If you were given the opportunity to redesign Tonga's flag, how would you design it? 

Think about the colours you would use? I would love to see your cool designs of the Tongan flag. Please send me a photo of your version of the Tongan flag.

Wednesday - 8th September

Malo e ' lelei famili,

Another wet day ahead of us, don't worry we need the rain sometimes.  It save us watering the outdoor plants! We have some cool FBS value activities for you all to work on today. 

Today our FBS value is Manaakitanga - we care for and respect others.

Complete an activity or create one of your own.

Remember to send a photo of what you have done to me caitlinh@flatbush.school.nz 

Flat Bush Forever!

School Tongan Language week Activity:  See if you can find all these words in this Tongan word find!

(Click on this link) Tongan Word Find

Boredom buster #11: What about imagining that we were in Tonga and we were going to the beach for the day. I want you to close your eyes and imagine being at the beach.

 What can you hear? 

What can you see? 

What can you feel?

Can you write/draw a list of 10 things you would pack that will allow you to have the best time at the beach?


Time for a shout out: A big shout out goes to Akeem and his big sister Aiza for making a video about a hedgehog running away, what a cool way to work on your ICT skills at home - I loved watching it, well done to the both of you! 

Tuesday - 7th September

Malo e ' lelei famili,

I hope you are all keeping well in your bubbles?

Please do email me or send me a txt if you need support of clarification on anything throughout the day.

Today, as I sit here and type I have been looking outside and can see that it looks cold and miserable outside. 

Keep yourselves busy by doing these activities drawing, writing, counting anything you can do inside really.

Today our learning activities are aligned with our school value Atawhai - we value others

Complete an activity or create one of your own.

Remember to send a photo of what you have done to your teacher

Flat Bush Forever!

For the families that want to know what whanau house their child is in. Now you can answer in the correct house space for the weekly challenges - see below.

Flat Bush House colours

Room 5


Kauri

Elizabeth

Jahvaious

Akeem

Fraser

Jezrkaya

Teinaki

Rata

Delijah

Daniel

Tupou

Samiuela

Levi

Jade

Azariah

Kowhai

Rangi

Emmanuel

Brooklyn

Mian

Trent

Rimu

Cooper

Liani

Ty’Rhyce

Boredom Buster #10: Try these greetings taught to us by Mrs Fonohema.

Time for a shout out:

Well done Emmanuel for sharing your writing with us. I am super happy to hear that you and your family are getting out and exercising your bodies by walking. Such a great way to get some fresh air. 

Emmanuel wrote: In the lockdown me and my family go for a walk.



Monday - 6th September

Malo e lelei' famili, can you believe it is week 7 already... So much is happening this week as we celebrate Tongan language week together through our distance learning.

Our value for today is Arohatia - 'we encourage others'.

Boredom buster #9: Learn to count to 0-9 in TonganCounting  in Tongan

  • numbers 0-9 noa, taha, ua, tolu, fā, nima, ono, fitu, valu, hiva
  • the number for 10 is hongofulu (hoh-ngoh-foo-loo)                 Please remember to email me some of your school work pictures, this way I can share them on our class webpage for all our friends to see! Caitlinh@flatbush.school.nz 

Malo 'Aupito  

Week 6, Term 3 - Distance Learning!

Greetings whanau, Hope you all had a great weekend at home keeping safe and warm. Wow can you believe that it is week 6 already!!!

I do keep you all in my thoughts and prayers and hope that you are all safe and well in your bubbles at home. 

I do ask for you to try and make time to do some of these tasks each day so that we continue our brain stimulation and develop at home with our learning.

-Exercise (go for a walk with an adult from your bubble) please remember to keep your social distance from others on your walk. Or throw/kick your ball to a sibling in your property.

-Read & write: Please read a story daily either with a parent or a sibling, reread your favourite book at home or write your own stories and draw pictures to go with the sentence of your story.

-Maths: Challenge yourself and see if you can learn to skip count in 2s,5s and 10s...

 2s - 2,4,6,8,10,12,14,16,18,20.

 5s - 5,10,15,20,25,30,35,40,45,50.

10s - 10,20,30,40,50,60,70,80,90,100.

When we return back to class and you can show me that you skip count without looking at the number chart I will give you a GOLD CARD!!

Just write them down on scrap paper or in your home learning book and learn to say them without even looking.


Friday - 3rd September

Good morning to you all,

What a beautiful day we have outside to enjoy!

Todays activities are aligned with our school value Whakawhanaungatanga - we work for each other.

Boredom Buster #8: Ask your parents if you can help out in the kitchen and work together to prep the daily meals - Breakfast, lunch and dinner. It could be as simple as just setting the table and getting everything prepared, or if your parents allow you to help then send me some pictures of yourself chopping the veggies or mixing up the ingredients. 

I would love to see you offering your helping hands!

Time for a couple of shout outs....

Well done to Fraser and his whanau for sending in these captured moments of Fraser enjoying time outside with his little brother Phoenix, reading his favourite books as well as sharing his writing with us.



Another shout out goes to Jezrkaya and his whanau...

A massive happy birthday shout out to you Jez for Tuesday 31st August - You share the same birth date as my son Cameron!



Thursday - 2nd September

Morena whanau,

Today we have our daily activities set out for us that are aligned with our school value Tu Pono.

Boredom Buster #7: Make your Dad or Grandpa a Father's day card for Sunday!

One request I need to ask you all... Please can you email me a photo of yourself with your Dad or your father figure in your life today!

Caitlinh@flatbush.school.nz


Wednesday - 1st September

Today's FBS value it Mahi Ngatahi - We work as a team!

Pick an activity from the box below and email me some pictures of you working on your activity or even a phot of your finished activity.

I would love to post our pictures online for all our friends to see!


Boredom Buster #6 why not make a movie with your siblings and ask one of your parents to record your movie with their phone....

 You need to work as a team with this one!

-You need to decide on your characters.

-You need to come up with a story outline/Plot.

For example what is the problem in your story and who is going to solve the problem?

I would love to watch your creative ideas...

Time for some shout outs!!

I am sharing with you all an email from Delijah & his Aiga.

Thank you Delijah for showing constant dedication and commitment to your home learning tasks and emailing me these photos - I truly appreciate it!

Hi Miss Haynes
How are you Miss?
Today I made my bed then help tidy up my parents room.
I also did school work.
The things I’m grateful for. 
I am also grateful for you and your support.
Thank you for all your hard work and help. I appreciate you.
Please stay safe.
Alofa atu
Delijah and Aiga xx 

Monday - 30th August

Our School value for today is... Atawhai - we value others

Complete an activity or create one of your own.

Remember to send a photo of what you have done to your teacher

Flat Bush Forever!

 Time for a shout out! 

Well done Emmanuel, I am thankful for your effort with your home learning. Keep up the great work and thank you for sharing your work with me. 

As we would say altogether when we achieve something great in class "Ka pai Emmanuel, Ka pai" (clap, clap).

Week 5, Term 3 - Distance Learning!

Kia Ora whanau, 

Hope you are all keeping well and that have had a great weekend within your Bubble.

I understand this is challenging times for all of us. I am not going to UPLOAD home learning WORK for you to do... I will suggest some boredom busters every now and then on our class page to help keep our little ones busy!

Friday - week 5

Morena whanau, today is Friday and I thought we could make something today to share with our whanau to celebrate the end of week 5! 

Boredom Buster #5...

My Yummy Brownie Recipe:

Ingredients:

100g melted butter

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla extract

¾ cup high grade flour

1 tsp baking powder

½ cup cocoa powder 

1 block of chocolate or 1 packet of choc chips


            Method:

  1. Turn the oven on to heat up to 180 degrees on the oven bake setting.

  2. Grease and line your baking dish with non-stick baking paper.

  3. Melt your butter then add the sugar and mix well.

  4. Add your eggs, vanilla extract and mix again.

  5. Sift in your high grade flour, baking powder and cocoa powder.

  6. Break up your block of chocolate into pieces and add to the mixture.

  7. Fold the ingredients together in the bowl until everything is combined together in the bowl.

  8. Put in the oven and back for about 18 - 20 minutes!


Let it cool down then cut into squares….. Mmmm hmmm  you now have a yummy treat for the weekend!

Time for a shout out.....

Thank you Delijah and whanau for sending through these images of Delijah working hard on his home learning tasks - check out his awesome work!

Well done Delijah - I am proud of your hard work and very grateful that you emailed these through to me.

Please whanau email me some photos of your children working hard on their home learning tasks. I want to celebrate them on the class page!Caitlinh@flatbush.school.nz 

Please send me your photos of how your Brownies turned out or a photo of yourself eating a yummy Brownie.

Thursday - Week 5

Morena whanau, today is Thursday and our tasks are aligned with our FBS value on the FBS Distance Learning page  is Whakawhanaungatanga- we work for each other ....

To me this means that I would offer my help and time for anything that needs to be done!

 Boredom Buster #4: Sort out your toys and tidy up your space in your bedroom - in other words put your toys away where they need to go and tidy up your bedroom!

Another good deed you could do to offer your time would be to ask your mum or dad if you can clean the windows on the inside or vacuum the floors of your house?

A big shout out goes to Jahvaious for sending me this snapshot of himself working hard on his maths worksheets!



Another shout out goes to Emmanuel for sending me his drawing of himself with super powers!  Looks like he has laser beam eyes as his super power....

"Eeek I wouldn't want to cross paths with him in a dark alley!" 

 


A big shout out goes to Akeem for working on his writing and drawing a picture of who lives in his bubble...
Akeem drew everyone in his bubble and wrote down what is he greatful/thankful for

Mum: I am thankful for mum because she makes food.
Papa: I am thankful for papa because he makes yummy food.
Aiza: I am thankful to Aiza because she plays fortnite with me.
Ozara: because she is cute and cuddly. 

Awesome writing Akeem - super proud of you efforts!


Oh how I miss seeing you all and hearing all your little voices and all those hugs!



Wednesday - Week 5

Morena whanau - Today is Wednesday and our school activities are aligned with our school value (Tū Pono - we know who we are). 

Boredom Buster #3: Draw a picture of yourself with super powers, Cameron drew a picture of 'Cam Duck' his super powers are: He can walk on land and he can swim in water. He also said he had hidden water guns that come out and splash the bad guys when he needs to save the day!






I introduce you all to the one and only - CAM DUCK!Also I want to make a big shout out to Emmanuel for sending me his version of a pillow fort - Thank you for sending me the photos.


Boredom Buster #2: Ask your parents first if you can build a fort using blankets, sheets or towels anything that can go over a few chairs or a unused table.

Cameron and I made one yesterday and had our little 'escape the chaos' space.

We did this together and worked as a team to get the job done!

 I then read him a few stories inside our fort.

Check out our Fort...

Now if your parents or older siblings are too busy to read to you today then ask them first if you could 'PLEASE' borrow a device to use and check out these BLUE links below..

Reading Fun

Click on the link, double click on the book title, then go to the brown button that says TEXT. Open that link and read the story together. You can also listen to the story by clicking on the audio arrow beneath the book! 

Greedy Cat  

Bubbles

Haere Atu

Monsters Lunch

Weta Went Walking

The Three Princesses

Jack and the Beanstalk

How Kiwi Saved the Forest      

Big Machine Boogie

Dragons! Dragons! Dragons!

The Crocodile's Christmas Jandals

Camouflage

Bread

Boredom Buster #1: draw a picture of a character from your favourite story... 

This is my son Cameron and he drew a picture of the Littlest Dragon.

Our school webpage has great ideas of home learning activities that are aligned to our FBS school values - this way if you have multiple children you can focus on the same learning activity or do something together??

 My favourite quote "many hands make light work".

Check out the FBS website - FBS Distance Learning  

*** Please email me Caitlinh@flatbush.school.nz or send me a txt if you need any clarification on any of the learning tasks.

I would like some photos of your whanau so  that I can upload some onto our Room 5 classroom webpage.


Check out Akeem and his big sister Aiza from Room 22 helping Mum fold the washing... Well Done!


We are back in lockdown Week 4, Term 3!


Thursday 19 August - CRT

By now, your parents should of received a text/ call from me to say hi and to see how you are. I Hope you are having fun at home and are doing some of the activities listed below or your own! If you have anything to share with us, please email to: caitlinh@flatbush.school.nz or text me back. 

Stay safe, look after yourselves and your whanau.  

Please refer to the Flat Bush school distance learning homepage for learning activities. 


Here is a simple game you can play at home with your whanau.


Here is a simple breathing mindfulness video that you can use with your whanau at home.


Here is our Cook Island school song that you can practice singing at home with your family. Sung by our senior children.


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Aere aere Tamariki Flat Bush

Aere aere Tamariki Flat Bush

Aere aere ra

Kia tae koutou ki runga e taua

Maara mai e ko Otara e

Mouria tere ki to rima

Tatakina ki runga

Kua riro tereira

E poi tiare e to taringa

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Welcome back to Week 1 Term 3!

This week we have been super busy blowing big bubbles...

Our letter of the week was 'Bb'

Our words of the week were 'big & bubble'.

Our big book was called 'The big roundup'.

Check out some of our bubble fun!

This was part of our learning process... We made bubble wands...

"We had fun blowing bubbles on Friday after lunch"...

''The bubbles are going up, up, up"...

Welcome to a very busy Term  2!!

Wow wee! It sure has been a busy term for Room 5 .

We have worked in the CSI/library for 8 weeks while our class has been refurbished.

I am so proud of how my students have accepted the challenges that have come with the changes and continued with the mahi that needed to be done!

Check out our video displaying some of our learning that has taken part during Term 2....

Sit back, grab some popcorn and enjoy!

C

Week 5

This week we celebrated Samoan Language week. 

We had the opportunity to attend a number of special assemblies and gatherings bringing our school together to embrace the Samoan culture.

Check out some of our pictures from the 'Market day'...



HAVE A GO DAY - TAGs!!

Check out Room 5 having a blast learning tactics and large ball skills, playing games with the rugby ball.


It is only the beginning of week 3 and we have been very busy this term with our learning so far...

At the end of week 2 we took team Tupu to the Auckland Zoo to launch our student inquiry focusing on NZ endangered animals.

Check out our awesome FBS Tamariki enjoying themselves at the Auckland zoo.

Lizzy the zoo educator spoke to us about some of the native NZ birds...

We had a walk around the zoo and explored the Australian animals - check out the EMU...

The girls loved the cute little Turtle!  

Trent Looking at the nest and eggs!

We enjoyed checking out the NZ native birds... This was something we took an interest in!


The day was stunning and we had an amazing time exploring and being little adventurers at the zoo!


We had the opportunity to check out the different types of habitats our animal friends like to live in.


It sure was a fun day out!


Week 4 & 5:

Friday 5th March:

Greetings Whanau,

Today - Friday, we are offering Food Packs at the school from 11am - 1pm. It is a first in, first served basis. As per normal, you are required to wear a mask and sign in.

FOOD PACKS AVAILABLE

100 Food packs on offer (one per household)

Firstly, I just wanted to express how proud I am of you all as I am aware that working /learning from home has its pros and cons and I just wanted to give you all a big high five. 

Hopefully we will all be back in the classroom sooner rather than later. 

Today's activities aligns with our school value and today we are going to be learning about (Atawhai - We value others).

Activity 1: We are so lucky to have Ms Heather who was so very kind to us by sharing her knowledge. Ms Heather recorded herself saying the Morning Karakia, the Kai Karakia and the end of the day Karakia. Have a listen to them all and hopefully you will start learning them at home to use.

Thank you Ms Heather for Helping us learn, we Value you!!!


Activity 2: Read the lyrics and learn our school song and help your whanau learn the song too!

Thank you Mrs Lologa for creating this amazing school song video with the Lyrics, this will help us all learn the song together - we value your work!!


Activity 3: Draw a picture and write a sentence thanking  Mr Avatea and the board for sponsoring each child’s stationery this year.

Have a great day with your whanau and hopefully we will be reunited again soon!!

Watch this space..

'A big shout out' goes to Delijah and his whanau - Thank you for sharing some snapshots of what your home learning looked like, I truly appreciate it and I love my card you made for me..

It gave me warm fuzzies!

Check it out!!!!

Delijah hard at work showing that he  cares for others:


Thursday 4th March:

Greetings whanau, I hope you are all keeping well in your bubbles?

Today I am going to be giving you three activities that aligns with our school value (Arohatia - we encourage others). I would love to see some of your work so please ask an adult to take some pictures of your wonderful 'home learning' and send it to me either via txt or you can email the photos through to me on Caitlinh@flatbush.school.nz


Activity 1:  I encourage you to learn the Alphabet Letters and their sounds. You can also encourage your younger siblings to learn the letters and their sounds.


The letter of this week is letter "Gg" for goat.

"Well done Akeem, you are working hard on your 'Gg' words and letter formations"...


See how many words you can think of that starts with the letter 'Gg'.


Practice these blend sounds as they can help us figure out unknown words when we read stories.


Activity 2: Play a game with your whanau Using objects around the house, write clues for ‘What Am I’ game, for example - I use electricity. I make lots of noise. I clean the carpets. Answer - Vacuum cleaner

You have to try and encourage your whanau to guess what it is by giving them clues.

Activity 3: Watch this video and see if you can learn these RED words.


Use your chalk from your 'home learning' pack and see how many words you can write outside - I encourage you to give yourself a challenge. 

I would love to see your attempt,  please send me some pictures of your awesome work!

Keep safe and I will be in touch with you all soon to see how you are all getting on!

Wednesday 3rd March:

Warm greetings whanau,

Today, we are offering Food Packs at the school from 11am - 1pm. It is a first in, first served basis. As per normal, you are required to wear a mask and to sign in.

FOOD PACKS AVAILABLE

60 Food packs on offer (one per household)

Today I am going to be giving you ideas to have fun with at home that aligns with our school value 'manaakitanga - we care and respect others'.

**Remember you can adapt these activities to suit the needs of your whanau and available resources you have at home.

Activity 1: Make a card for a friend whom you miss in class.


Activity 2:  Who are the important people in your life that you respect

Name some things you might do to show this value? Draw a picture and describe how you are respecting your mum and dad.

These are my respected people in my life: 


I respect my husband Scott because he helps me when I need support.I respect my mum because she helps me with being there 100% for my children.I  respect my Dad because he has always put his family first!

I respect my Son Cameron because he always make me beautiful pictures to cheer me up.I respect my daughter Holly because she always tries to help me by being the best big sister to Cam.I respect my only Grandparent left on earth side because she is full of wisdom and tells amazing stories about my family history.

Activity 3:  Read a story to anyone in your bubble.

Activity 4: Show your appreciation for people in your family by doing something nice for them

Keep safe whanau and watch this space for tomorrow's activities.

Tuesday 2nd March

Greetings Whanau,

Today I have decided to pick 4 activities that fit nicely alongside our school value 'Whakawhanaungatanga -  We work for each other'.

You can decide on '2' activities you would like to do today!

1. Draw a picture of what your learning space looks like.

2.Offer to help prep one of the daily meals. Discuss the procedures involved with the prep.


3.Do a family puzzle/jigsaw together - if you don't have any at home you can draw a picture and cut it up into puzzle pieces.

4. Make sets of numbers using household objects, eg knives, folks, spoons, plastic lids and pegs - count them and add them together.

My son Cameron and I decided to use his toy cars...

We wrote numbers on the pavement.
He got his cars out and we matched the cars to the number working on his number knowledge and counting skills.

I progressed him to adding numbers.
Using the chalk to write numbers down using the plus symbol and equals.
We placed cars under the numbers to show the value of each number.
This helped him count and add up all his cars to solve the problem 1+2+1=4.

Number writing using chalk can be fun learning for our little people!

Remember to keep it real and make it fun!



Monday 1st March

Greetings whanau,

As you are obviously aware we are back in level 3 lockdown....

My goal is to upload activities daily to help you get through your day and to make it meaningful and enjoyable to do as a family.

I understand this time can be stressful so do what you can, be resourceful and adapt the activity to meet the needs of your whanau and your available resources that you have at home.

We are here to help your child during this uncertain time with their 'home learning'  and as you would of received a txt from Mr Avatea mentioning hard learning packs are available for collection from the school library.

To give you an example of what is in the learning packs for you to use during your distance learning time is shown in the picture below.


This morning I decided to get my children into the kitchen and we made this Banana loaf at home - it is a nice snack to cheer up your morning.

Try it out if you have the ingredients available at home... 

Banana Loaf














Recipe:

Ingredients:

1 and 3/4 cups Flour

¼ teaspoon baking soda

¼ teaspoon baking powder

¼ teaspoon salt

½ cup sugar

2 eggs

¼ cup milk

75 g butter (melted)

1 cup mashed banana

Instructions:

Sift flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt

into a bowl, mix in sugar.

In another bowl stir in milk, butter, eggs  and 

banana.

Mix wet ingredients into dry ingredients stirring 

quickly until all combined. Spoon mixture into a 

greased lined baking loaf tin.

Bake for 180 degrees for 45 minutes.

Leave in tin for 10 minutes before taking the loaf 

out of the tin.

Activity 2:  You can draw a picture of your bubble (the people who live with you at home).

Send me a photo of your bubbles to Caitlinh@flatbush.school.nz and I will upload your whanau bubbles to our webpage.

Activity 3: Read a story with a sibling or a parent discuss the story together and question how the characters in the story might of felt.


Spelling Bee of the week:  A big shout out to Jezrkaya who aced the spelling test last Friday week 4!!! He got 4/4 correct and earnt himself a gold card and  received a gold sticker from Mr Avatea.

Check it out.....

Week 3: This week has started with a big surprise.... My goal is to upload a few activities for each day for you to work on at home. These activities won't require many resources in order to complete the activities and please remember to keep it real, make it fun and enjoyable for all.

Monday 15th Feb

1. Read a story book with an adult

2. Play a game with your siblings i.e. hide and seek or tag etc.

3. Practise writing your name - sitting your letters on the line and to think about size and direction of your letters. 

4. Help your parents make lunch or dinner.

Tuesday 16th Feb:

1. Count aloud up to 20, then backwards - give yourself the challenge, you have the whole day to work on this!

2. Sing the alphabet song - a,b,c,d,e,f,g,h,i,j,k,l,m,n,o,p,q,r,s,t,u,v,w,x,y, and z now I know my a,b,c, next time won't you sing with me!

3. Help Mum and Dad make lunch or dinner.

Wednesday 17th Feb:

1. Play 'Go fish' using playing cards (if you have any?)

instructions for the game: Go Fish

  1. Go Fish can be played with anywhere from 2-6 players. Each player is dealt 5 cards (if only 2 players are playing, deal 7 cards each). The remaining cards should be placed face down. This creates a draw pile.

  2. 1) Asking your opponent for a card

    Pick a card number from the ones you hold in your hand. Then, choose another player and ask if they have the given card number. For example: “Do you have any 3’s?”

    If that person has one or more of the called card, they are given to you and become part of your hand. Anytime you get cards from another player, you may repeat this process.

    It is not necessary to ask the same player – each time you receive cards, you may chose any of the denomination of cards you hold in your hand and pick any player to ask for matches.

    2) Go Fish

    If your opponent does not have the card number you asked for, they will say “Go Fish”. At this point, you draw a card from the draw pile.

  3. If the card you draw matches the card number you asked your opponent for, show the card to your opponents, put it in your hand, and continue playing your turn.

    If the card does not match the card number you asked for, the card becomes part of your hand, and it is your opponent’s turn.

    3) Creating sets of four
    As soon as you have a set of 4 cards of the same number in your hand (one of each suit), you immediately place these cards face up on the table.

    Winning the Game

    The game ends when one person lays all their cards on the table, or the draw pile is empty, whichever comes first. The person with the most sets of four wins the game.

    The Go Fish rules are very simple, but the game is very fun. House rules can make variations on game play, such as making the draw pile a pool of cards, requiring players to request a specific card (i.e., ‘the 5 of diamonds’ instead of just asking for a card number like ‘5’), and more.

  4. 2. Read a story with an adult.

  5. 3. If you have access to unlimited wifi then watch Number blocks or number jacks on Youtube.

  6. 4. Practise writing your name and think about size and position of you letters in your name.

Keep safe whanau, remember to keep home learning fun and enjoyable for all.

If you need any help then please email me on Caitlinh@flatbush.school.nz 

You can also send me a txt if you prefer that optio.