Monday, June 29, 2009

An Amazing Effort at Assembly

On Friday it was Room 9's turn to present an item at assembly. We shared some poetry, some things we have learnt in our inquiry unit, our clay animals and we also played some songs on our recorders! Mrs Cormack is very proud of what we have learnt this term and how well we presented our learning!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Busy, busy roads

Dear Room 9
Since last writing we have been in Scotland to an island called Iona. Then we drove back across the border to Carlisle where I was born. The school that I went to has been knocked down and the house I lived in is now a buddhist community! We drove through the lake district and back to the moles of Norfolk. BUT the traffic on the motorways was incredible. Can you imagine zooming along a motorway and suddenly you come to an enormous roundabout with huge signs hanging above it? When you look at the names on the sign you realise that you can't find any of them on your map. 'Help, which way?' Then you hear toots and see angry faces in the rear mirror. I'm looking forward to driving out to Outram again.
See you soon.
Love from Mrs Wright

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Creating Works of Art

Mrs Simpson has been working with the us to help us create some fabulous Arctic and Antarctic animals with clay. We have made penguins, arctic foxes, polar bears, seals and whales. Some parts were quite tricky to do, especially making sure that all the parts were joined together properly. Mrs Simpson showed us how to scrape the clay and put some vinegar on it to help it stick together. Next, we get to paint them and we can't wait!

More Cross Country Magic

We were very proud that some fabulous children from Room 9  qualified to run at the Taieri Beach cross country. They all ran very well and improved on their places from the Outram School cross country. Well done to you!

A Very Important Visitor

Today we had a visit from Mr Ryan Shortland. Mr Shortland has played rugby league for the Warriors! He taught us some great games to play. These were Island Tag and Dodgeball. We really enjoyed our session with him and played very well together. We showed great co-operation and teamwork!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Moles in the holes in Norwich

Greetings Room 9
Well now I am staying in the country near Norwich. When we woke up this morning we could see mounds of dirt all over the lawn. There were over 30 of them. We found out that they are made by moles living under the ground. When they dig their tunnels they push all the spare soil out of the tunnel and above ground. It looked very strange. On Sunday we are going on a very long car drive up to Scotland to a place called Oban. We will then get on a boat and sail to a small island called Iona. I think it will be very cold but perhaps not as cold as winter in Outram. Can you find Norwich, Oban and Iona on a map?
I was sorry to hear that Tyler has left. We will miss her. Hope you are all keeping warm.
Love from Mrs Wright

Monday, June 8, 2009

A Sad Day For Room 9

We are very sad to announce that we have lost a great classmate from Room 9. Tyler Philpott, who has been at Outram School for the last four months is moving back to Concord School to start her next learning adventure. We sang a special goodbye song for Tyler on her last day. We will all miss her very much!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Photos of my long Spanish walk

Dear Room 9,

Now you can see where I have been on my long walk through Spain. Click on this link HERE and you will see the pictures. Can you find a picture of a man carrying a plastic bag? He was gathering his lunch off the bushes beside the road. The bag is full of SNAILS!
Take care,
Mrs. Wright

Wacky Hairday Madness!

We certainly wondered this morning whether some of the children had well and truly got out of the wrong side of the bed! We had lots of amazing wacky hair creations in Room 9, from tinsel and butterflies to coloured hair and spikes! Well done children!

Cross Country Magic

We held our school cross country yesterday, in great conditions. All the children were very nervous and excited! They all ran extremely well and should be very very proud of themselves. We have 9 children from Room 9 going on to run at the Taieri Beach cross country next week. Well done to all our fabulous Room 9 children!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

They're changing guards at Buckingham Palace!

Dear Room 9
Can you guess where we are? Yes we are in London. Yesterday we traveled by the very fast train to Paris and then to Lille. We then got on a much slower train to Calais. It was very exciting getting on the boat to cross the English Channel. It reminded me of the inter island ferry in NZ. Finally we saw the white cliffs of Dover. I left England when I was ten years old and this was the first time I had been back. London is HUGE. Can you find out how many people live there?
Interesting facts - 1.In Germany children start school at 7.30am and finish at 12.30pm. When they are 8 or 9 they also have two or three afternoons from 2.00pm to 4.00pm.
2. It is very hot here. I hope it is not too cold in Outram for you.
3. All over Europe the farm animals often live in huge barns and never go outside!
Love from Mrs Wright