The New Junior Playground

What an exciting Friday we had on 15 September with the arrival of new junior play equipment right outside our classroom. We all had a wonderful time exploring and testing it out - it will provide many hours of fun for lots of children! What an fabulous time to be in the junior team at Winchester School.

Shared Ethnic Lunch

We had a wonderful shared ethnic lunch at the end of our learning about 'It's a Small World'.  So many parents and family members joined us for this lovely sharing and we all enjoyed eating lots of different dishes. Many thanks to parents and caregivers who provided delicious kai for us to eat.

Learning Maths with Polyplugs

At Winchester School we use a great piece of equipment called Polyplugs for our maths learning. 
We have recently just started using them in Room 6. We use the plugs to create patterns and make numbers. Look at some of the interesting maths learning we have done. When its pack up time we carefully have to make sure there is a plug in every gap on the board! We all help each other to do this.

Visiting Hokowhitu Kindergarten

On Monday 4 September we took a walk down the road to visit Hokowhitu Kindergarten. For some of us, this was a catch up with our old kindy friends and teachers but for others of, this was our first time visiting this kindergarten. We had a wonderful time exploring all the many activities and particularly enjoyed playing outside in their amazing playground.  We would all love to visit there again!

The Mobile Library Visits Winchester School

On Monday 28 August, all the junior team classes had a short visit to the Mobile Library which was parked on Ruahine Street. We heard from Rob, the librarian, about the mobile library bus and got to browse the books. Those of us with library cards had the chance to issue a book. 

The mobile library has a regular stop outside Winchester School on a Wednesday after school so this is a great time for families to visit to return and issue new library books.

Reading Cafe

We had a fabulous time at the Junior Reading Cafe. We had made yummy food for our guests to eat and we all enjoyed reading and listening to stories both in the library and outside in the sun.

Skipping Skills

Over the time we learnt skipping, our skills improved so much! Many of us can now do several skips in a row with a small rope or in the big rope. We had fun skipping with our friends in the sun on the turf.  Look how high we can jump!