Teeth and wool surprises in Rang a hAon

Another busy week in Rang hAon. We learned all about teeth and how to look after them. We learned that there are four kinds of teeth in our mouth but we only have 3 types now, incisors, canines and pre-molars. There are 20 milk teeth but we grow molars (the fourth type) when we we […]

Solutions and stars in rang a hAon

This week we continued our space theme and learned all about Starry Starry night by Vincent Van Gogh. We examined his technique for making shapes and colours by using little dots and strokes with his brush. We then gave this technique a go ourselves and inspired by sixth class (and Vincent of course!), we used […]

Graphs and planets in rang a hAon

This week we’ve been learning all about the solar system. We learned a new poem to help us remember the order of the planets from the sun and we learned all about stars. Did you know that a star gets hotter as it gets older and that it’s blue?!! We’re also learning about Neil Armstrong, […]

Happy Halloween from Rang a hAon

We had lots of fun this week for Halloween!  We made Halloween prints of pumpkins using polystyrene and printing rollers.  First we made a pumpkin pattern on the polystyrene, then we rolled on printing ink and carefully placed our black pages on top.  When we peeled them off, we had a pumpkin print!  We got […]

Maths and hats in rang a hAon

We had a brilliant time in first class this week for maths week! We answered loads of maths questions every day and did maths challenges about 2D shapes and had the most fantastic maths trail. We really want to thank Elaine and all the children in 5th class who made the trail for us and […]

Tall ships and trees in Rang a hAon

We had such an exciting week in first class! Because it was Tree week, we learned a lot about trees and we think we can name all the parts and explain what they’re for. We also went on a very interesting leaf hunt and last week we did some fantastic drawings of trees, have a […]

Have a look at our fantastic paintings!

Here are the portraits we talked about last week! Have a look at the fantastic colours we mixed! We’re really proud of ourselves!

Another busy week in rang a hAon!

This week we learned that there are 7 continents! We also learned about the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian oceans!. We drew our own map of the world free-hand and found that it’s a lot harder to draw than you think! We also used the artist’s chair to talk about our portraits that we painted of […]

Power hour for literacy and taste experiments in Rang a hAon

We’ve done loads this week in first class! We’ve completed our first week of Power hour for Literacy and it was great fun! There are five stations with a teacher at each and we get to do lots of fun things like reading new books, making new words, writing sentences, revising our familiar reading and […]

Lots of colour in rang a hAon

This week we’ve been so busy in rang a hAon. We’ve been reading stories about bubbles in our read at home and this led to our science experiment: “Can you make a triangular bubble?” we tried very hard, but unfortunately we could only make bubbles which were spheres, we had lots of fun though! We’re […]

First week in First class!

What a great first week we’ve had in rang a hAon! Here are some of the things that we’ve done: We met our superheroes and gave them names. We learned how to do a mind-map We learned where to keep all our books and our copies We made our Golden rules and we took turns […]

Shields, flowers and parasols completed!

We finished our constructions and we’re so proud of ourselves! Look at the fantastic job we did! We’ve had a brilliant year in first class and we’ve grown so much. We’re all ready for second class now and want to wish everyone a really interesting, fun and exciting summer holiday! See you all in the […]

Sunny Sports day Fun!

We had an amazing sports day yesterday thanks to our wonderful volunteers and the fantastic weather! Check out our photos:

Drums, shields and flowers in rang a hAon

This week we got to do the Wassa Wassa drum workshop, it was brilliant!!! We loved making our own rhythms and following the beat of the story. We also worked with circles to make a solid pattern for art.. We used paper plates to create a circular structure in pairs and some of us decided […]

Solutions in rang a hAon

This week, we’ve been learning all about solutes and solutions. We predicted that salt and sugar would not dissolve in water and that oil would, but we were wrong!! The oil would not dissolve because it actually can’t! We learned that it’s a special kind of molecule that won’t mix with water. We were amazed that […]