Monday, August 13, 2012

Lazy Ozzie Black Hat Thinking

We read Lazy Ozzie and then put on our 'Black Thinking Hats'.  Here are some of the things that might happen if Ozzie doesn't learn how to fly.

  • he will fall and get hurt
  • no dinner
  • the other birds will be mean to him
  • he will get hungry
  • he will never get a friend
  • his owl friends might not play with him
  • he will be sad

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Lazy Ozzie Green Hat Thinking

Ozzie is a lazy little owl who likes to sit around all day and doesn’t want to learn how to fly. We used some green hat thinking to come up with some ideas to help him to get down from the high beam.

  • he could use an umbrella and jump
  • he could jump on the hay piles
  • he could get a big, big ladder
  • he could just slide down the horses back
  • could he just jump
  • someone could to push him
  • he could ask someone to teach him

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Caring for the Earth

This week we have been learning some new vocabulary for our topic ‘Sustainability is Forever’. 
We used some pictures about taking care of our earth.  Today we took turns to talk about each picture. Pavi has just finished her turn and is letting the others know by putting up her thumb. Pavi talked about picking up rubbish and keeping our playground clean and tidy.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Samoan Language Week

Manuia le Vaiaso o le Gagana Samoa!!
Happy Samoan Language week!!

Today was the first day of Samoan Language week. All the samoan children were given a 'Samoan Week' booklet and one for their classroom teachers. The children are going to be the teachers this week and teach their teachers and the other children in their classrooms some Samoan words. Well done to Victory and his teacher Ms Blackburn who have already taught all their classroom how to count from 1- 10 in Samoan.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

The Night Iceberg - Red Hat Thinking

 We read The Night Iceberg... then we put on our red thinking hats. We wanted to find out how Tofta was feeling...
  • She was grumpy because she didn't want to share
  • She was not happy with her little brother
  • She didn't want to share
  • I think she would be sad by herself on the iceberg at bed time
  • She didn't want to share the iceberg with penguins
  • She starts to like playing with the penguins and that makes her happy
  • She was happy on the iceberg
  • I think she is sad and misses all her family
  • She is wanting to go home. I think she is feeling sad.
  • I think she will share things with her brother and not so grumpy

Friday, May 11, 2012

The Night Iceberg - Green Hat Thinking

What would you take if you went to visit an iceberg... we put on our green thinking hats to think up some interesting ideas.
  • Chocolate fish... then you wouldn’t have to fish
  • Fishy flavoured ice-cream for the penguins
  • My wind up torch... we got it for when the lights go out in an earthquake
  • A soccer ball so that I could play soccer with the penguins
  • Some fish fingers
  • My big boots that are real warm
  • A coat and my new beanie
  • Some fishy stuff

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Living On An Iceberg

We read 'The Night Iceberg' then we put on our black thinking hats to think about what might not be so good about living on an Iceberg.

It would be...
  • really really cold
  • freezing
We would have...
  • no t.v
  • no bedroom
  • no house
  • no swimming - too cold
We would get sick of eating fish, fish, fish all the time.

The Night Iceberg

We read 'The Night Iceberg' by Helen Stephens and then we used our yellow thinking hats to think of all the good points about living on an iceberg.

We could ...

  • wear fluffy clothes
  • meet penguin friends
  • catch fish
  • slide on the ice
  • build a snowman
  • build an igloo
  • have a snow fight
  • look after a baby penguin
  • look at the sky

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Pita the Penguin

Pita  the penguin came to our assembly at Addington School and talked to Ms Heath and all the children. He wanted to know what was so special about our school. 
Here are some of the things that we think are special about our school...

Pita and Ms Heath 

  • We know how to look after things
  • We look after new people
  • We have lots and lots of big trees
  • We have people from all around the world
  • We like learning new things
  • We have the Addington Attitude
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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

International Race Relations Day

Today is International Race Relations day. We are celebrating the day by trying to greet each other in all the different languages spoken by the children of our school.
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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

One Year On

Today is the first anniversary of the earthquake that destroyed a large part of our city. At 12.51 today we all meet together for 2 minutes silence. We also decorated the school's front fence with hearts with our  hopes and wishes written on the back.
Thank you to all those people who have sent us their good wishes.