Flat Bush

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

Nau Mai, Haere mai! Welcome! 


Kia Ora Room 6!

Week 6 Term 4

Level 3 Lockdown


Monday 29th November

GOLDEN TICKET to be found!

Pick up a Learning pack today and if you find a gold ticket in your pack your child will win free uniform for 2022. Goodluck!

We have a daily online Zoom Learning everyday at 11am. Your parents will get a text from me everyday. Here is the link and passcode below. 

https://zoom.us/j/8643019793?pwd=b01FdjF1M3BDdTd1dUxTdDVYdFV5dz09

Meeting ID: 864 301 9793

Passcode: tupu2021

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Tuesday 23rd November

We have a daily online Zoom Learning everyday at 11am. Your parents will get a text from me everyday. Here is the link and passcode below. 

https://zoom.us/j/8643019793?pwd=b01FdjF1M3BDdTd1dUxTdDVYdFV5dz09

Meeting ID: 864 301 9793

Passcode: tupu2021


Today's learning at Flat Bush School. Can you see your friends? Thank you Mrs Lologa, Mrs Zhao, Mrs Haynes, Miss Maggy and Mrs Paese for supporting our tamariki today. We had 21 children from Team Tupu today. Hooray!  












Monday 22nd November

We have a daily online Zoom Learning everyday at 11am. Your parents will get a text from me everyday. Here is the link and passcode below. 

https://zoom.us/j/8643019793?pwd=b01FdjF1M3BDdTd1dUxTdDVYdFV5dz09

Meeting ID: 864 301 9793

Passcode: tupu2021

Today's learning at Flat Bush School. Thank you Mrs Lologa, Mrs Paese and Miss Maggy for taking our art lesson. Thank you Mrs Mokalei for the photos and for doing the literacy side of things. Our learners look amazing. We had Lesham and Rubi-Love turn up today. Well done korua.

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Friday 19th November

Today's learning at Flat Bush School. Thank you Mrs Mokalei for the photos. Thank you Mrs Lologa and Mrs Paese for completing the artwork with our learners. Kybah, Rubi-Love and Lesham turned up to school today. Well done Kybah, Rubi-Love and Lesham.


Thursday 18th November

Please join us on a Zoom Meet today at 11am. Here is the zoom link

https://zoom.us/j/8643019793?pwd=b01FdjF1M3BDdTd1dUxTdDVYdFV5dz09

Meeting ID: 864 301 9793

Passcode: tupu2021


Learning at Flat Bush School 


Today our learners were in Room 8 and Room 9. The boys were with Mrs Lologa completing Art work.While the girls were in Room 9 with me completing some writing about Tahi the Tuatara.

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Tuesday 16th November

Well.....hello there! Yesterday I received work from Israel. He was completing work from the Hard packs and he looks great by the way. Check the other page for photos. Please send if photos if you are staying at home.

Tomorrow, school is opening up. Are you ready to return? I can't wait to see you all!

You will find me outside of Room 8 and Room 9. I will be teaching with Mrs Mokalei and Mrs Haynes. It will be a day filled with fun. From Wednesday onwards, if you do stay home, we will be running online zoom meets. Please check on here and your mobile phone for a zoom link. We will have two teachers a day online for an hour to help support you.

Ok, take care

Ms Heather - elizabethh@flatbush.school.nz


Here is some work for you to complete if you do not have a Learning Pack or you just want to do extra work. You just need a pen and paper. Ask a grown up for help. This week's work will be about Kindness. Check out below. Good luck!



Monday 15th November

Kia Orana! I am two days away from seeing you all. Wednesday is when we officially start school. School will start at our normal time but the children are to go to Rooms 8 and 9 for the week. 

We are giving hard packs away to learners who have to remain at home and online learning is still continuing. Please look out for a text this week to let you know about online learning zoom meet information.

Have a good day today.

Ms Heather - elizabethh@flatbush.school.nz

Here is some work for you to complete if you do not have a Learning Pack or you just want to do extra work. You just need a pen and paper. Ask a grown up for help. This week's work will be about Kindness. Check out below. Good luck!



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 Friday 12th November

CONGRATULATIONS to Issac Siliva for winning this weeks Pizza Luncheon. Issac messaged me everyday this week with photos and work he had completed. What a Super Star!


NEXT WEEK, Wednesday 17th November we will be returning back to school. Please let me know through text message or an email if your child will return next week. We will have online learning and hard copy packs available if your child will not be attending school. Please get in contact with me.

Take care

Ms Heather - elizabethh@flatbush.school.nz


Here is some work for you to complete if you do not have a Learning Pack or you just want to do extra work. You just need a pen and paper. Ask a grown up for help. This week's work will be about Kindness. Check out below. Good luck!

Let's look at how we can be a good friend when we return to school. Who are your friends and what do you like to do? How can you be a good friend?

Thursday 11th November

Good news! With the latest announcement, school will be open next week Wednesday 17th November. I am very excited to see you all next week. But until then, you will have to talk about your return with your families.

As usual, we will still be running our weekly competition. Please hand in any school you have done over the week. Today is the last day to hand in any work by 12pm. Goodluck!

Ms Heather - elizabethh@flatbush.school.nz

Here is some work for you to complete if you do not have a Learning Pack or you just want to do extra work. You just need a pen and paper. Ask a grown up for help. This week's work will be about Kindness. Check out below. Good luck!


 

Wednesday 10th November

Hey Room 6! I hope you are all doing well. Thank you Issac for sending in photos of you completing work. (Check out the kid's page). That is two days in a row and that is two entries into this Friday's Pizza draw. Keep up the good work Issac.

Remember, there is a Pizza Lunch prize to be won. To enter, you must send photos of yourself doing some school work. There is work available from the website or the Learning Packs. Good luck!

Ms Heather - elizabethh@flatbush.school.nz

Here is some work for you to complete if you do not have a Learning Pack or you just want to do extra work. You just need a pen and paper. Ask a grown up for help. This week's work will be about Kindness. Check out below. Good luck!


Think about what you did the day before to answer these writing ideas. What are 5 ways to be kind? I can be kind by? Ask an adult for help.


Tuesday 9th November

Kia Orana Room 6!

Remember there is a Pizza Lunch prize to be won by Thursday. So please email me any work you have done during this week. Thank you to Issac Siliva for handing in his math work. You can view the photos in the next Kid's Page Folder.


Goodluck Room 6.

Ms Heather - elizabethh@flatbush.school.nz

Here is some work for you to complete if you do not have a Learning Pack or you just want to do extra work. You just need a pen and paper. Ask a grown up for help. This week's work will be about Kindness. Check out below. Good luck!


Read the Kindness Poem below with an adult
Answer these questions about Kindness with an adult.

1. Can you choose to be kind?

2. Who can you be kind to?

3. If you are kind, how does it make you feel?

4. Name three 'kindness' acts.





Monday 8th November

Welcome to a brand new week. What do you have planned today?

NEWS FLASH.....we are running a competition this week. Please send in any work or things are you doing in your household and you will be in the draw to win a Pizza Lunch. Last week Locrian won the KFC lunch pack. Please enter and send your work to my email address. If you send me work everyday, that will be 5 chances to winning a prize. Remember I can only choose one winner so goodluck!

Lastly, congratulations to Israel. He returned his Learning Pack from Week 1 and I happily marked all his work. Well done Israel, I am so proud of you!

Ms Heather - elizabethh@flatbush.school.nz


Here is some work for you to complete if you do not have a Learning Pack or you just want to do extra work. You just need a pen and paper. Ask a grown up for help. This week's work will be about Kindness. Check out below. Good luck!



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Friday 5th November

Welcome Back! Tonight is Guy Fawkes Night. Will you be doing Guy Fawkes with your family? If so, be safe and don't forget to send me a picture.

Yesterday, it was Locrian's Birthday and he turned the big 6! How awesome. He is also the winner this week and won the KFC pack. So, good job Locrian and thank you for sending in photos of you completing work. Also well done to Payton and Issac for sending in photos for completing work. Remember, next week is another chance to win an amazing food pack. All you have to do is send in a picture of you completing work to my email and you will be in the draw. Take care all.

Ms Heather - elizabethh@flatbush.school.nz


Here is some work for you to complete if you do not have a Learning Pack or you just want to do extra work. You just need a pen and paper. Ask a grown up for help. Good luck!

Grade 2 Skip counting Worksheet on counting by 2s - even numbersGrade 2 Skip counting Worksheet on counting by 10s from 10


Thursday 4th November

Hey Room 6! 

NEWS FLASH!!! Today is the day I will announce the winner for the KFC prize pack...Thank you to those families who emailed me this week (check the kid's page). Next week, while we are still in Lockdown we will have another competition. How it works is, you must email me everyday from Monday - Thursday. The more times you send an email, the more chances you get. But remember I will choose a winner based on good quality work and the amount of times you keep in touch. If you miss out this week, you will have a chance next week. 



Here is some work for you to complete if you do not have a Learning Pack or you just want to do extra work. You just need a pen and paper. Good luck!

Wednesday 3rd November

Hello Room 6! Please let me know how you are getting on with the Learning Booklet you have picked up or any online learning you may have done from the website. Each time I get an email of you doing any kind of work, your name will go towards an awesome prize. Can't wait to hear from you. If you want you can join in on a zoom 

Wednesday 3rd | Clowning "Play & Fun”| Time: 10-1030am

Bring to the session: your laughter and props to play.

Zoom Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82476612304

Ms Heather - elizabethh@flatbush.school.nz


Here is some work for you to complete if you do not have a Learning Pack or you just want to do extra work. You just need a pen and paper. Good luck!


Tuesday 2nd November

Hey Room 6! I hope you all got your Learning Packs from school yesterday. There is so much cool stuff in there for you to do. So if you have a pack then awesome and have fun. It is Diwali this week Thursday. Diwali is a Festival of Lights or the New Year. We usually would celebrate it at school with Mrs Moodley. 

Lastly, if you want jump on a zoom call with 

Prestige Dance Crew - Modern hip hop dance. Please do so, they would love to see you dance along with them. So they are on tomorrow at:

Tuesday 2nd| Time: 11.30 -12.15

Zoom link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89281767836


Don't forget to send me any work or photos or videos through email this week. I would love to hear from you.

Take care.

Ms Heather - elizabethh@flatbush.school.nz


Please complete the following if you don't have a Learning Pack or you just want to do extra work. Have fun!


Monday 1st November

Wake up! Wake up! It's the first of the month.....Welcome to the first day of November. Did you go trick or treating? If so, where did you go? Aunty and Uncle's house? Please tell me.

Today is when we will be running our competition. If you send me an email of your work today in fact every day this week, that will be an entry to winning a major prize at the end of the week. Don't forget to pick up your Distance Learning Work book from the front gate today. Ok, look forward to hearing from you through email.

Ms Heather - elizabethh@flatbush.school.nz


Finish the work below & don't forget to email your work to Ms Heather. Write your answers on a blank sheet of paper. Goodluck!





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Friday 29th October


Malo Ni!

NEWS FLASH....Next week we will be running a competition. If you email me your work you will get an entry to be in the draw to win a KFC voucher. Wouldn't that be awesome! So please start emailing me next week Monday - Thursday to be in the draw. You are allowed to email me work everyday.  Goodluck!


Come and learn some Tokelauan Dancing. Have fun!

Ko To Tatou Po


Kei Na Fiafia


Aue Kapuku



Inati in Tokelau

In the Tokelauan culture they have an Inati system. I think this is a wonderful way to give food to the local villagers. The idea behind this idea is the men who are strong enough to fish, they go out and fish for the village. They have to think about how much fish they need to catch in order to feed everybody. They have to think about how many houses there are and how many people live in their houses. That would be a lot of fish! The women cook the fish. But what a great way to give back to the community. Thanks to Mrs Lologa for bringing the Inati idea to my attention. Do you know of a system like this in your culture? If so, let me know.

Question time

What is the Inati system?

Who fishes for the village?

How do you think they catch all the fish? 



Thursday 28 October


Malo Ni!

NEWS FLASH....Next week we will be running a competition. If you email me your work you will get an entry to be in the draw to win a KFC voucher. Wouldn't that be awesome! So please start emailing me next week Monday to be in the draw. You are allowed to email me work everyday. The more you email me, the more chances you get in winning the voucher. Goodluck!

Also, you will be able to pick up Learning Booklets next week Monday 1st November from FBS gates.


If you were the classroom teacher, this is how you would greet the class in Tokelauan. Give it a go!

 

Tālofa nī, te vahega

Greetings, class

Ko toku igoa ko ______

My name is 

______

Ko au te faiākoga

I’m your teacher

Tōfā nī, te vahega

Goodbye, class


Come and Read some Tokelauan Books

Let's Go

My Cat


Filipo's Fun Day


Let’s Write. As I am sitting on my kitchen table I can hear the birds singing and cars moving on the road. You may have to go outside for this one. What can you see, hear, feel, smell and taste.

Use your FIVE senses to write about Spring

I can see _________________________________

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I can hear ________________________________

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I can feel ________________________________

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I can smell ________________________________

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I can taste _______________________________

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Quick Maths




Wednesday 27 October 

Malo Ni!

I hope you all had a look at the videos below and learnt a little bit of the Tokelau Language. Next week I will be taking points for every child in Room 6 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 yum! As of next week, start emailing me your work please.

Ms Heather


Numbers, Greetings & Phrases


 Colours


Come and Read with me - Going Home


I Can Write




Tuesday 26 October

How are you all Room 6? This week we are celebrating Tokelauan Language Week. Here are some youTube clips below to help us learn about the beautiful island.


Tokelau National Anthem


Tokelau Welcome Song


Tokelauan Alphabet


Here is the Tokelau flag and what it means. Ask an adult to help you read what it says.



If you have a pencil, paper and crayons, draw and colour in the Tokelau flag.





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Friday 22 October -  Aho Falaile – Home Learning - CRT

Fakalofa lahi atu Rm 6 - Hello Rm 6

Malolo nakai a koe? How are you?

Malolo, Fakaaue. I am fine, thank you.    

Here are some other ways you could describe how you are feeling = Mata momoko- I am sad. Mata fiafia – I am happy. Mata ita – I am angry. Mata fia mohe – I am tired. Mata tupetupe – I am scared. Mata gagao – I am sick. Watch the video below to learn some more words to describe how you are feeling:


Draw a picture of your face (Mata) inside the circle. Show how you are feeling. Write the Niuean word for your feeling. Don't forget to send your pic to me. 

Mrs Young has tried to learn some Niuean words this week. Listen to the story to see if you can work out what she is saying.


Sometimes when I feel upset or angry I do one of the things in this picture to help me calm down. Can you think of something you do when you are upset? See if you can remember one of these things from the picture and the next time you feel angry try and use it. Maybe you could write me a story about what happened and which picture you used to help you calm down.


Niuean Flag

Here is a picture of the Niuean flag. Can you draw and colour in using the correct colours like the Nuiean flag below?  Then send a picture of this to me so I can post it on our page.

I have noticed that a lot of us are not getting enough Faofao tino (exercise). Here is a clip I thought you might like to watch about Faofao tino (exercise). I know you have been learning some niuean words so give these faofao tino words a try.


Here is your exercise for the day. Have fun!! 


Aho Tuloto - Thursday 21st October

Fakalofalahi Atu Room 6.

Today is day 4 of Lockdown. I hope you all have been able to get outside over the past few days. We have had fantastic weather. Below are a couple of Niuean songs I picked out and thought they had catchy tunes. I hope you are able to play them with a loved one.

Wishing you all well and good health.

Ms Heather


Counting with the Gatoloai Family


 

Lima Little Ducks
Little Birdy on a Tree
Greeting Song
Niuean Alphabet



Aho Latu - Wednesday 20th October

Fakalofalahi Atu Room 6. How are you all? Today we get to hear from the Education Minister to see if will be allowed back in school. I hope you get a chance to sit with your parents and listen to what is being said. Today I am grateful. What are you grateful for? Name 5 things and send them into me. Don't forget to see below and look at some Niuean activities you can do at home with your loved ones.

Ms Heather


Days of the Week with the Gatoloai Family



Come and sing some Niuean songs. You will know the tune once you click on the play button.

Old Mac Donald had a Farm
Shapes
Colours

5 Things I am Grateful for
1. I am healthy

2. I am happy

3. I am kind

4. I am loved

5. I am a good teacher


Come and listen to the History of Niue and how they got their name


Legend of Tokamotu


Aho Ua - Tuesday 19th October

Fakalofalahi Atu Room 6. Thank you parents who grabbed a Learning Booklet. Below are some Niuean phrases you are welcome to practise with your child. Have a great day today! Do you have anything to share? If so, email me - elizabethh@flatbush.school.nz

Ms Heather

Thank you to the Gaoloai Family for sharing the Niuean culture with us.


Learn some simple words and phrases in Niuean. Practise with someone in your bubble.

Words and phrases you could try:

  • Hello: Fakalofa atu

  • Good morning: Monuina e pogipogi

  • Goodbye (to one person): Koe kia

  • Have a nice day: Monuina e aho

  • Please: Fakamolemole

  • Thank you: Fakaue

  • How are you?: Malolō nakai a koe?

  • Food time!: Magaaho Kai!

Come and sing along to the Niuean songs below.

Ulu, Tukeua
Papa Teliga


Niuean Dual Books

Click on the Niuean Dual Books link to read some books in Niuean. Happy Reading.


Aho Gofua - Monday 18th October

Fakalofalahi Atu Room 6

How was your holiday? I hope it was good. We had some really good weather over the two week break. So this week, we will be at home again. That's ok! We got this. Please pick up a Learning Booklet from School today. It will have lot's of activities for you to do. 

This week is Niuean Language Week. Here are some activities below for you to watch and complete at home. Have fun!








Tepola is having fun at home with her family. Check out the pictures below. Well done Tepola!


Tepola is working hard. Reading, Writing, Spelling and Math work. Keep up the good work.



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Week 10, Term 3 

Last day of the term! And what a term it has been. You have all done so well with learning at home. Check out the Tuvaluan and Chinese Language week videos below. I hope you all have a great two week break and let's hope we get into Level 2 soon.


Lastly, don't forget to head to our main to complete today's Distance Learning activities. Take care Room 6.

Ms Heather 




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 your teacher

Flat Bush Forever!!






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 your teacher!

 

Celebrating Chinese language week:

Nĭ hăo! , One of my favourite Chinese foods to eat is fried rice. Here is my family making our favourite dish. I love this recipe because you can add anything you like. See if you and your family can give it a go.



Here is an activity I thought would be awesome for you to try at home. See if you can try and write the 4 words water, sun, mountain and rain. Next to them draw the Chinese characters (x3) and the Chinese word. Then send a picture to your teacher to post up here on the website.

To celebrate Wellness this week we are going to make a "Worry Jar": This is a good thing to make because it can help you when you feel stressed or scared. You just need to write your worries on a piece of paper and store them away in a jar overnight and not worry about it. In the morning if you are still worried maybe you could share your worries with someone you trust. Here is a video of how I made a worry jar. Can you make one too?

To celebrate Tuvalu language week Listen to this fun story about how Tuvalu got it's name. Can you draw a picture of the eel and the flounder? What name would you give them? How many islands did the big rock break into?


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Week Nine, Term Three, 2021

Week 10, Term 3 - Monday 27th September

Talofa and Ni hao whanau! This is a super special week, because we get to celebrate two language weeks - Tuvalu and China!

Have some fun this week learning how to count in both Tuvaluan and Chinese, from 1-10. 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Tasi

Lua

Tolu

Fa

Lima

Ono

Fitu

Valu

Iva

Sefulu

The Dragon Dance is an important part of the Chinese culture, particularly around Chinese New Year. Answer some maths questions below about the Dragon Dance!

1. There are 12 sections of the dragon's body. Each section is 2 metres long. How many metres long is the dragon?

2. To make the dragon dance, 14 people need to carry the body and 2 people need to carry the head. If each person has 2 legs how many LEGS are there altogether carrying the dragon? 

3. Each person is carrying two poles to make the dragon dance. How many poles are there altogether?

4. Mandarins are an important part of the dragon dance. In one sack there is 30 mandarins. If there are 19 people and each person gets one, how many mandarins are left over?

Day one - Wellbeing week - let’s start building our kete!

Whenua - my connection to the land and my place!

Today is the perfect day to spend some time outside connecting with nature and the land. Find your favourite rakau (tree) and sit underneath it. Relax and breath deeply. Listen to what you can hear around you. Lie on a dry patch of lawn and look up at the sky. Watch the clouds move and what shapes they make!


Friday 24th September

WOW! Great job Israel! I can’t wait to see you too and hear all about what you’ve been doing during Lockdown!

Here's a fun story to listen to from New Zealand author Lynley Dodd - Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy. This story has lots of fun characters in it. Remember that characters are the animals or people in the story. This author does a great job describing the characters! Which one is your favourite?

Draw a picture of your favourite character in your writing book or on a piece of paper? Can you write a sentence to describe your favourite character using:

Colour, shape and texture!

My sentence would be:

My favourite character is Hercules Morse. He is grey and fluffy. He has a big round head and soft furry legs.

Maths fun!

  1. Six dogs are playing together in a field. Each dog has four legs. How many legs are there altogether?

  2. I have three Dalmatian dogs. One has 12 spots, the second has 14 spots and the third has 16 spots. How many spots are there altogether?

  3. 46 dogs are signed up for the Dog show. Half of the dogs are large dogs and half are small dogs. How many small dogs are there?

  4. I have twelve dogs. Each dog eats 2 rolls of dog food every week. How many rolls do I need to buy each week?


Tuesday - 21st September - CRT

Due  to the government moving us down to level 3 tonight , On Wednesday, September the 22nd you are invited to collect a Hard Copy learning pack from our Flat Bush Rd school gate between 10am-2pm.  

 - 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: 

ElizabethH@flatbush.school.nz

Flat Bush Forever!


Ata Mārie room 6. I hope you all had a lovely Monday and did some exercise outside 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.


Here is a video of some animal yoga you may want to warm down with and learn some te reo at the same time:

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Week 9, Term 3 in Lockdown

Kia Ora Room 6

How are you all? I hope you are doing well. Our value for today is Tu Pono - We know who we are. Check out our home page for activities. Don't forget to start the day with our Karakia. Below is our Karakia to start the day, Kai Karakia and the Karakia to end our day.


Don't forget about your alphabet letters and sounds. They must be practised everyday! If you know them, great, still go over them.



This week is Book Week. So I will be posting a couple of stories on here each day for you to enjoy or read along to.


Have a fantastic day today Room 6. Email me if you want to share what you have done with me. 

Ms Heather - elizabethh@flatbush.school.nz

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Week 8, Term 3 in Lockdown

Start the day with a Karakia.

Do you have a pack of cards? Let's play memory! You need a buddy from inside your bubble. Goodluck!



Today's value is Manaakitanga - We care for and respect others. Have a look and see what you are able to do today. Can you do a chore today? What chore do you think you can do around the home that will make Mum or Dad proud? Goodluck and don't forget to send me a picture.

Ms Heather - elizabethh@flatbush


Kia Ora Room 6! Come and read with me.




Today's value is Atawhai - We value others.

Have a look and see what you can do?


Kia Ora Whaanau

This week is Maori Language week. I hope you are all able to embrace and enjoy the cultural festivities this week (online). There are some teachings on here, Facebook and Instagram to help.  Also, if you have Skool Loop, you will be able to take part in the School Scavengar Hunt. Lastly, do you have a Taonga? It can be a special Taonga that is important to you. If you do, please send it to myself or Mrs Young. Don't forget, you have to write why it is important to you. Here is mine.

Okay, take care and email me if you have any photos to share.

Ms Heather - elizabethh@flatbush.school.nz


Issac's Work!

Check out Issac! He has been doing some learning with Mrs Togiatu. Look at what he has written. Well done Issac. Not only are you smart, but you look very handsome too. 


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Week 7, Term 3 in Lockdown

Malo e lelei Room 6.

We are at the end of  Week 7 in Lockdown. I hope you all have been able to keep yourselves busy. Did anyone go on Skool Loop to answer the Scavengar Hunt questions? I hope so, you would need a parent to help you.  If we were at school we would have an assembly to end Tongan Language week. We have a meeting later on today where all the teachers and some students will have an assembly on google meet. 

Let me know what you have been up to. I have only heard from Preston, Kezia and Lesham. I do hope you all are doing ok. 

I miss you all.

Ms Heather - elizabethh@flatbush.school.nz

Today's value is Tu Pono - We know who we are. Please look at the activities below and choose which one you are able to complete. You can choose one or two.  

Or you could go over your alphabet letters and sounds, read all the words on your word lists and write them out without looking. Goodluck!

Look at the photo under today's value! It is us!


Malo e lelei Room 6.

Today's value is Manaakitanga - We care for and respect others. Have a look through with an adult and see what you activity you can do. The fitness challenge looks good. 

The weather does not look to good today. I hope you are all inside, happy and warm. Take care of yourselves and if you have completed a challenge, don't forget to email me - elizabethh@flatbush.school.nz

Take care

Ms Heather


Malo e lelei Room 6.

Today is a rainy day. So no walking for me today because I might melt haha. Luckily we are all inside today. Make sure you keep yourselves warm and busy. Take care of yourselves and everyone in your bubble. Check out the activities you can do for today. Goodluck!

Our  Value for today:  Atawhai - We value others. Complete an activity or two below. If you do one, please send me a photo.



Kia Ora Whaanau and Happy Tongan Language Week!

I hope you all had a great Father's day with your dads. If you have any photos of what you did, please send them through to me.  As for me, I just spent time with my dad. We watched island music clips on youtube and we had a cup of tea. It was nice. Thinking of you all throughout the week.

Ms Heather


Our Value for today is Arohatia - We encourage others. How do you encourage your family members while you are at home? Can you come up with one or two things? Here are some activities below, you can do at home with an adult or a sibling. Choose one or two activities to complete today. If you feel like you can do them all, then do them all. Goodluck!




Thank you Preston and to your whaanau for sending me pictures of how you are doing. I like how you have been able to go for bike rides and the pictures you are colouring in are awesome! Keep it up!

Bike Riding

 

Colouring in pages. A job well done.

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Week 6, Term 3 in Lockdown

Kia Ora Whaanau.

This Sunday is Father's Day. If you have a photo of Dad and the kids please send it to my email - elizabethh@flatbush.school.nz. It will be displayed in a video form on the Flat Bush School website.

Thank you

Ms Elizabeth Heather

Preston, you did a fantastic job drawing who is in your bubble. I can see all your family members. Great effort!


Thank you Kezia for sharing your work. I love how you drew all the people in your bubble and you described them! Amazing effort!


Tuesday August the 31st 

Here is the value for today. Pick one or two activities from the list below and complete.  I would love for you to send me a video or some pictures of you doing these activities so I can share with the rest of the class.

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 your teacher

Flat Bush Forever!



Week 5, Term 3 under Lockdown.

WEDNESDAY 25 AUGUST

Room 6 tamariki! How are you?

What have you all been doing? I have been walking almost everyday for about an hour or so. Not many people are walking during the time I am up and about. Have you been going for walks with your family? Today's focus is Tu Pono, We know who we are. This should come easy as I am pretty sure you know who you are in your family. Today is my nephew's birthday and he is 15. Is there a birthday celebration at your place? Let me know   Choose one or two of the following activities below.

Design an outfit:
Do you have pen, paper and crayons? Start creating an outfit and don't forget to colour it in. Why did you choose to create it?
Draw a picture of your home:
Show me what your home looks like. Don't forget to include your backyard where you play.
Heart:
Look around your home, now draw a massive heart and draw the things inside that heart you love.
Bucket list:
When you return to Flat Bush School, what would you like to get better at?
People in your bubble:
Draw a picture of all the people in your bubble and say one nice thing about them. If that's too hard, then just name them.
Send me pictures of yourself or your work to elizabethh@flatbush.school.nz


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Don't forget to go over your alphabet letters and sounds each day. Even though you may know it, it is best to still go over them.


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Our focus today will be Mahi Ngatahi, We work as a team. Here are some suggestions below. If you are doing your own thing that is fine too. Please email me to let me know how you are doing or send me a pic, I would love to see your smiley faces - elizabethh@flatbush.school.nz


Play a ball game:
* Piggy in the middle
*Four square

No ball:
*Tag
*Handstands against the wall
Design a game:
Do you have pen, paper? You can create a game you have played before or design an original. The choice is yours.



Cooking a meal?
What are you going to make? What do you have to do to help? Send me a pic please 
What things do you do together at home?
*Clean your home?
*Garden chores?
Whatever you do, I am sure your parents will be pleased


Write a letter to your teacher:
I would love to hear from you. You can write me anything you want.
Good luck Room 6 - my email address is elizabethh@flatbush.school.nz

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

Monday 23 August 2021

We hope that everyone is keeping safe and well. Remember to show Manaakitanga to those around you by helping with the chores or helping with your younger siblings.

A big 7th Birthday shoutout to Tianini!

We hope that you have had a wonderful day with your family. 

Lots of love and hugs from your friends in Room 6!




Week 4

Oh No!!! We are back into lockdown for 7 days!!!!


Here is our Big Book for the week The Big Surprise



Read along with me....

Thursday 19 August

Kia Ora wonderful children and Room 6 whanau. 

By now, your parents should of received a text from me to say hi and to see how you are. Hope your 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 your teacher.

Stay safe, look after yourselves and your whanau.  


I hope you are all ok at home with your families. For the next 3 days here are a few activities that I would like you to do if you do:

1: Reread your book that was given out yesterday.

2: Find 5 words from the story that you may not know very well. Look up the meanings and write them down.

3: Choose a character from the story and write a short description about them.

4:  From the story make a list of words that have 1 letter, 2, letters, 3 letters, 4 letters, 5 letters, 6 letters, 7 letters, 8 letters, 9 letters and 10 letters.

Extra for experts: In week 10 we will be celebrating Chinese language week. We will be making origami as an activity. See if you can learn to create an animal using paper so that you can share it with our class in week 10.

 


Keep all your homework together so that you can hand it back in when school restarts.

Please be safe everyone and look after each other.


Week 3 in Rm 6

This week we were lucky to take part in the let's Siva dance workshop. We learnt a new dance. The whole school had a big performance on Friday and each syndicate had their own dance. I think our dance was the best! Here are some videos and pictures of our learning through dance.





Week 2 in Rm 6


This week our class celebrated Cook Island language week. We were lucky enough to have a performance from Manurewa high school Cook Island group that performed at the poly festival this year.


Flag raising and opening ceremony - Monday 2nd August

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We also had a school market day. Here is a video of us learning to play the ukulele at the market.

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Here is a picture of some children making a paper tivaevae with Mrs Tupou.


Here are some numbers in cook island that you can practice at home with your families.


I hope you have enjoyed your holidays. This term we will focus on Wairua Auaha- Creativity for our student inquiry. I hope you are all ready to use your imagination!


Week 10, Term 2


This is the last week of Term 2. We have a lot happening this week, so please stay tuned and look out for notices.

Tuesday - We have a sharing day. Parents you are more than welcome to attend. Our team are showcasing a video about what they learnt this term.

Wednesday - School finishes at 12.30

Thursday - School finishes at 12.30 for Celebrating Success evening. You can pick up your child's report during the parent evening

Friday - School finishes at 12.30. End of Term.


Happy 6th Birthday Payton

Payton will be celebrating her birthday on Tuesday along with her twin sister Jade. Happy Birthday to both gorgeous sisters.


Enjoy the week ahead Whaanau 


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Week 9, Term 2

Happy Matariki!

We celebrated Matariki with a Matariki Breakfast on Friday. We talked about Matariki means to us and we thought about wishing each other well for the Maori New Year. We studied the book Matariki Breakfast and learnt about the Matariki stars. 



This week is the start of the Maori New Year. How wonderful. Not only do we celebrate and new things about the Matariki, we also opened up our refurbished classrooms - Rooms 5 & 6. Matua Jeff and Mr Avatea blessed our rooms before we entered. Check out our photos below.

Locrian represented our tamariki and opened the door to our new classrooms. 

Here are our new colours for our classroom. Our Room 6 tamariki love it! Now to fill it with furniture and our wee children.



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Week 8, Term 2

It's week 8! This week our letter of the week is: bB and our word of the week is: be. We will be looking at rhyming words: be, me, he, we, she

Our tamariki will be working on filming their stories ready for a presentation in Week 10. There is always lots to do. This week we will be celebrating Makenzie, Ioane and Brax's birthdays. They will all be turning 7! How wonderful. This will be such an awesome week.

Makenzie, Ioane and Brax

 


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Week 7, Term 2

Wow! The weeks are flying by aren't they? Last week we celebrated our support staff. We are very lucky at FBS to have wonderful Teacher Aides and support staff to help teachers and tamariki. They are instrumental in our school. In Room 6 we are fortunate to have Miss Maggy. She helps us with our Reading programme and takes the Year 1 children for PMP. Did I mention she takes one on one with some very lucky students and helps them with identifying letters and word work. Miss Maggy is a great listener and encourages all Room 6 learners. She is one of our favourites. Thank you for all that you do for Room 6.

Miss Maggy

A huge thank you to all our FBS Teacher Aides and support staff. You all are fantastic people and have caring hearts. 


Our Wonderful FBS support staff

 

Stop Motion in Action


We have been working on Stop Motion, where children will be able to bring their story to life. What does this mean? Well, it is a filming technique. Where bits of paper used as models will create movement (like a cartoon). Check out their planning. I will post their movies once it is complete.


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Week 6, Term 2

After an amazing Samoan Language Week we returned back to normal. Business as usual in Room 6. We did finish off our story writing Sina and the Eel and will publish them on here. So stay tuned.


TUPU LIBRARY visit in Week 5

For most of us, this was the first time we visited the library in our community. We got to look around the library and read some books, which we really enjoyed.


Business as usual in Room 6

Kezia is counting all the beans
Math activities
Payton is adding sets together
Before school writing
Before school writing
Before school writing


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Week 5, Term 2

Samoan Language Week

Talofa Lava! 

Wow! Samoan Language week was amazing. We finished the week on a high with an amazing assembly. Our tamariki loved the experience. They sang Samoan songs, they watched dancing and listened to some speeches. 

Today we had our Samoan Market. A huge Faafetai lava to our Teachers and our families for putting on an amazing day. Have a look and see what our tamariki got up to this morning.

Mativa and Lesham wearing their Samoan outfits. They look stunning.


Issac and his sister wearing their Samoan outfits. They look super!


This week is Samoan Language Week. In class we are retelling Sina & the Eel story and reading the book about the Manumea. Our children are allowed to wear their Samoan outfits throughout the week. Check out Dennis.


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Week 4, Term 2

We ended the week with a Cross Country Competition. Congratulations to Team Rimu for winning the House Competition. I must admit, they were on fire   Also congratulations to all our running participants. You all did so well.

Check out our Room 6 Runners!



Week 3, Term 2

Pink Friday for our Whole School. Check out our Tamariki wearing Pink from Room 6. They look gorgeous!


We had the opportunity to create with some Loose Parts. Check it out


Week 2, Term 2

Our Zoo Trip

We were very excited to go to the zoo. We could not wait. We saw everything we wanted to see. Thank you to our parent helper Mr Jacob and our teacher supporters Miss Tania and Mrs Moodley.


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Term 1

Week 11 is here. It has been a while. We have been busy doing so many things in class and at school. Let's have a look and see what we have been up to.


Classroom Work

Our learners are feeling successful when they have completed work or can show their thinking. These photos show our learners are thinking, talking and working together.


Play based Learning Activities

Here, Room 6 learners have been motivated to learn through play. They have taken charge of their own learning and have chosen activities that will motivate them to think, talk about, discover and to develop skills by sharing with others. 


Cricket Skills

Room 6 learners have been working with Coach Nick. They have learnt how to throw, catch a ball, run to and from wickets and batting skills. Thanks Coach Nick for all your help. 


HAVE A GO DAY!

Team Rata, Team Rimu, Team Kowhai, Team Kauri

Today was a day of friendship and learning new sports skills. The tamariki enjoyed themselves. Thank you Mrs Young for organising an awesome event.  


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WEEK 5



Level 2 on Monday

Yippee! We are returning to Level 2! Looking forward to seeing our Learners on Monday.

Do you remember what to do when you return to school Room 6?

Look below to help remind you:


Check out our Families sharing their learning for today

Atawhai

We value others


Kybah is a great older brother

Thank you once again for sharing your work and photos with me Kybah. Your family pictures are awesome and they keep you safe. It is nice to hear how much you love playing with your sisters and hearing your baby brother is your favourite. Take care Kybah. 


Preston getting on with Learning in Lockdown


Kia Ora Whaanau

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)


Hopefully, today is the last day for Lockdown Level 3. I miss our tamariki and teaching them. Parents, you have all done a wonderful job at home helping our children. Thank you for completing the daily activities and sending in your learning. Please continue to do so today. Wishing you all an amazing, blessed day. Our School Value for today is Atawhai - We value others. See the activities below

Atawhai

We value others


Start the day with our Morning Karakia - Karakia Timatanga. We say the Kai Karakia before we eat and to end our day we say the Karakia Whakamutunga.


Activity 1 - tahi

Learn and say our Karakia Timatanga. If you are brave enough, record yourself and send is to Ms Heather-elizabethh@flatbush.school.nz


Activity 2 - rua

Learn and sing our school song. We began singing this song just before our school went into Lockdown Level 3. Also do you remember our song we learnt Haere mai? If you are brave enough, record yourself and send it to me. Don't forget to do some challenges with Miss Young.



Activity 3 - toru

Draw a picture or take a photo of your family. Write one simple sentence about each member, describing how you value them. See what I wrote about my family below.


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Check out our Families showing their learning for today

Arohatia

We encourage others



Brax's Fantastic Writing


Ka Pai Brax. Thank you for giving the activities a go today. I like how you wrote all those sentences by yourself. How was it writing in chalk? When you return, we are all going to give chalk writing a go outside Room 6. Take care now Brax.



Kybah's Whaanau


Kybah, what you have shared today is fantastic. You should be so proud of yourself. I like how you did all the activities for today and you wrote your Pepeha. We have been working on our Pepeha just before we went into lockdown. Take care of yourself and keep reading to your sisters. Tino pai! 




Glacier sharing Thursdays fantastic learning!


Thank you Glacier and to your family for taking part in today's activities. I love all the photos, but especially of the photo where you all lined up from the tallest to the shortest and the oldest to the youngest. Was there much of a difference? Take care Glacier


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Thursday - Kia Ora e te Whaanau

Kei te pehea koutou? Today marks Lockdown Day 5! You have done so well keeping safe in your bubbles. Thank you to Glacier, Kybah, Kezia and Brax for sending in their work. How wonderful!  Today's activities will be based around the School Value - Arohatia, We encourage others. 





Arohatia

We encourage others



Activity 1 - tahi

Write I am sentences on the drive way using chalk from your learning pack. If it rains, write in your work book. Write I am, My ______ is. Use the alphabet card and the pink card to help you.


 Don't forget to show me your sentences. 




Activity 2 - rua

Read a book with an older sibling or an adult from your Learning Pack. If you want, you can read along with me. 




Activity 3 - toru

Make a line with those in your bubble from the tallest to the shortest. Now try from the oldest to the youngest. Is it the same? Draw a picture or take a photo and send it to your teacher.


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Thank you whaanau for helping your children write messages and take photos relating to our value Manaakitanga. Here are a few messages and beautiful photos that came through today. 

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Kia Ora Whaanau

Thank you to those families who were able to pick up their child's Learning Pack yesterday. 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) 


See Below - Please complete today's activities. Don't forget to send your completed work to Ms Heather's email - elizabethh@flatbush.school.nz.. Our value we will be working with today is Manaakitanga - We care and respect others.

Have fun!

Maanakitanga 

We care and respect others

Activity 1 - tahi

Read a story from your Learning pack to or with a family member in your bubble. Click on the button links below to read with the story. If you have other books to read, even better. There are stories Ms Heather has read, see below in Tuesday's activities.

Activity 2 - rua

Send a text message or an email to your teacher or simply write her a letter. Tell her how you have been and what you have been up to. Ask your parents first. Or write a letter to your friend. 


Activity 3 - toru

Send photos of people you care about in your bubble. You can draw a picture if you wish, but if you do have a picture, send it to Ms Heather. Let her know who you care about and how you care for them. Good luck! 

My Family Bubble

I care about my son
I care about my Dad
I care about my Mum
I care about my sister

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Tuesday 2nd March

Whanau, please pick up your Learning Packs today from our School Library, if you did not get the chance to pick them up during the last lockdown. You are required to wear a mask and you must sign in before entering our school gates. 


See Below - Please complete the following activities today and Good luck! Send pictures of your completed activities so I can post it on our webpage - elizabethh@flatbush.school.nz. New activities will be put up each day. Today's activities is from our School Value: 

Whakawhanaungatanga

We work for each other

Activity 1 - tahi 

Write the letter and the word of the week in chalk. You can use the chalk from your Learning Pack!

The letter of the week is: I i - say the letter name and sound

The word of the week: is - say the word is, write the word is


To challenge yourselves, write the letter 'i' in a writing book from the Learning pack. Set it up as if you were writing in your handwriting book. Use a finger space and sit your letters on the line. Try to write as many words as you can with the letter i, I. I know two words starting with I - Ioane and Issac. Can you think of some words?

Activity 2 - rua 

Make sets of numbers using household objects, eg fruit, knives, forks, spoons, plastics lids or pegs. Add them all together. Send me a picture to show me your thinking.

Activity 3 - toru

Read a book with or to one of your siblings. Take a photo of you reading to your sibling and send the picture to me so I can post it on our page.

Big Book - Familiar Read

Take care now

Ms Elizabeth Heather 

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Monday 1st March

Kia Orana Families

You would have received a text from Mr Avatea about our Learning Packs. Please pick up a Learning Pack tomorrow, Tuesday 2 March from our School Library.

You will have to sign before entering the school and please wear a mask. Here is the Learning Pack below. Each day I will show you how to use one of the items in the pack. 

Take care 

Ms Elizabeth Heather


Some activities to do at home today

Activity 1 - tahi
Activity 2 - rua
Activity 3 - toru
Write your name in a book or on a piece of paper. Write your name as big as you can. Write your name as small as you can. Write your name 7 times on the page. Don't forget to make sure your letters are turned round the right way.Say the alphabet and don't forget to say the letter names and sounds.



Read a book to an adult or a sibling. Try your best to read a book everyday.





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Kia Orana Room 6 Families

Here we are, going back into Lockdown Level 3. You would have received an email from Mr Avatea explaining school will be closed over the next week. We will wait on what the government says as to when school will re-open. At the moment, please spend this time with your tamariki and take care of yourselves. I will touch base with you all again very soon. 

Please send me your updated phone details if you have recently changed your number by sending me an email, elizabethh@flatbush.school.nz or if you have pictures you would like to share over the lockdown period, you are welcome to share with me.

Take care of yourselves and keep safe

Ms Elizabeth Heather


Meet our new students

Finally, you can now meet our new Room 6 members. They all fit in beautifully into our class and get on with everyone. They have moved recently from another classroom or Flat Bush is their new school. 


WEEK 4

Kia Ora Koutou

I hope you all have had a great weekend with your tamariki. This week we will be learning our Pepeha, knowing who we are and where we come from. So far we have identified who lives with us in our homes and naming our family members. 

Lastly, we have had to let go of four of our Room 6 learners who will now be in Room 22 with Mrs Mokalei. We have gained two amazing students from Room 2. We welcome Locrian and Lesham. Hoping you both have a great learning year ahead with the rest of Room 6. We are still waiting to welcome Lesham.

Here is Locrian   


Ms Elizabeth Heather


Wishing Caden a very Happy Birthday!


WEEK 3

18.2.2021

Kia Orana Room 6. 

Today we had a good turn out, with 7 children who attended school. We miss all our friends.  See our  message below.

Please take care and we will see you all again soon.

Ms Elizabeth Heather


Our Learners during Reading time


Happy Belated Birthday to Issac

We hope you had a great day today!


Lunch time

We love our lunches and we enjoy eating with our friends

15.2.2021

Kia Orana Family

Unfortunately we are in Alert Level 3, so there is no school for the next three days. Please keep safe at home with your tamariki. I will keep in contact through the website & by messaging you on your personal phone. You can email me ás an alternative - elizabethh@flatbush.school.nz 

Wishing you all good health & blessings.

Ms Elizabeth Heather

Proud to be your child's classroom teacher


Activities you can do at home

Please feel free to do one or two activities a day. 


1. Read a book to yourself, a toy, a sibling or your parents. If you are unable to read a book, ask an older person to read to you. 

2.Draw a picture of your favourite part of the story you have read. Write a simple sentence about it.

3.Say the alphabet and practise writing the letters. Make sure you remember, all letters start at the top and sit them on the line. 

4. Get counting! Count to 100 if you can. See if you can write the numbers to 100. If you can’t, write up to what you can. 

5. Write as many high frequency words as you can. Do you have a copy of the pink, red, yellow, blue & green lists? Begin writing some words.  

6. Do you have a colouring book and crayons or felts? Perhaps colour in. Use as many colours as you can.

7. Write a simple story using the words 

‘I am’ as your sentence starter. Write several sentences. Don’t forget to draw a picture for each sentence.

I am __________.

I am __________.

I am __________.

I am __________.

I am __________.

I am __________.

8.Do you have a pack of cards? Play some cards with your family members. Can you play

-Last card

-Fishy, fishy

-Memory

-Add two cards together

9. Help in the kitchen, plan and cook a meal with your loved one. Then write what ingredients were needed and what you cooked. 


10. Do some chores around the home. Start with cleaning your room and check in and see if your parents need help with anything else. 




11. Write a letter to a friend in your class. Let them know how you are and what you have been doing. Don’t forget to ask them how they are and what they are doing too.

12. Do you know your basic facts to 5 or 10? Write out as many addition and subtraction sums as you can.

1 + 4 =

5 - 1 =

2 + 3 =



WEEK 2

8.2.2021

Kia Orana and warm greetings to you all

My name is Elizabeth Heather and I am your child's classroom teacher and Team Tupu's syndicate leader for 2021. I am excited for the year ahead. This will be week 2 of learning, where the children will be learning new routines in the classroom while still finding their feet. 

A reminder we will be providing school lunches and stationery this year. We are so lucky and thanks are in order to our wonderful Principal Mr Avatea and our B.O.T for making this happen. School start times are 8.55 - 3.00pm. Should your child be late, they are to go to Miss Sheree to obtain a late pass.

Any questions, please come in and see me

Ms Heather

Meet the team!