Thursday, 10 May 2018

Lego Brickman

We all had a fantastic day at the Brickman show at the Auckland Museum. There was such a lot to see and soooo much Lego to build with. Room 2 really didn't want to leave!
We looked at landmarks from all over the world and got stuck into building.

It was great to see the children so engaged. They just wanted to keep on building!

Have a look at some of the base plates that we made.



Viliami and his smiley face!

We thought our base plates looked cool! What do you think?

There wasn't just Lego there! Room 2 also loved playing with the wheels.

What a magical day out for all of the Junior School and the extra invited guests. 

Thursday, 1 March 2018

Sunday, 25 February 2018

Cars of the Future?

On Friday afternoon, two senior students were driven home in a very special 'electric' car. An electric car does not need petrol or diesel to make it go, you just plug it in and charge it up!  The girls earnt their special prize by winning the senior writing competition, which is open to all the students in Room 6 and 7. Everyone came out to watch them being driven off and to have a close up look at the special car!

Check out the full range of Tesla cars here. Electric Cars - NZ models

Could these be the cars that Room 2 will be driving in the future?

'Tree Fellas' come to school

On Friday morning,  Room 1 and Room 2 went over to the senior playground to look at the two men from 'Tree Fellas' working on the willow trees. The men were cutting big branches off the trees to make them safe. They used chainsaws to help them cut off the branches and had a big chipper truck that they fed the smaller branches into.  

It was very noisy so we had to cover our ears!

Into the chipper goes the big branch!
Look at the branch getting smaller ...

... and smaller.

The men had special equipment to help them stay safe, including a hard hat and ear defenders. 
They used chainsaws and wore special protective clothing. 

One of the men used ropes to help him climb the tree so he was able to trim back the branches.
 He very kindly turned himself upside down which really impressed Room 1 and 2!

Sunday, 11 February 2018

Term 1 2018 Week 2 - Swimming

This week we went swimming with Room 1. It was awesome!
We love swimming - check out our happy smiles below!
Spare togs and towel available at school -  please ask.

We are learning to listen to instructions.

Action shot of water confidence!

Time to go back to class :(  We are looking forward to going swimming again really soon!

Sunday, 4 February 2018

Term 1 2018 Week 1

Welcome back to Glen Innes School. Look who's in Room 2 in 2018! It's great to have you.

Room 2's first week was full of fun and excitement, starting with a jumping castle booked in on
Day 1!

Everyone really enjoyed the castle. It was great to see their smiles of delight as they bounced up and down and let off some steam!

We have a really busy term planned. The focus of the first two weeks is 'All about me', followed by  Magnets and Sparks.

A big thank you to the parents who completed the homework task in the home learning book.

Swimming starts on Monday 5th February and the school will be closed for Waitangi Day on
Tuesday 6th February.

Wednesday, 18 October 2017


Our inquiry topic this term is KITCHEN CHEMISTRY and we will be learning all about MIXING, MELTING, HEATING and FREEZING food
                     ...but before we could begin all of that, we learnt to describe how different foods tasted!!

Room 1 and Room 2 undertook;

We described what we tasted as…
                                               WEIRD                          CHILLY
SPICY                       SWEET                                                            

WET                                      GROSS                                                            SOUR

GRAINY                                             SCRUMY
                            SUGARY                       YUCKY                        CRUNCHY        YUMMY

                                                                                              ... and we had lots of fun with our learning!