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Tuesday, 30 August 2016


We are learning about FRACTIONS in Maths.
We have been exploring finding fractions of shapes and objects.
We've learnt how to find fractions of objects by counting one in every 3 (thirds) and one in every 4 (quarters).
Some of us are learning to apply our division knowledge to work out fractions of objects.
eg: What is one third of 15?
      I know 15 divided by 3 is 5, so 5 is the answer!

We enjoy playing fractions games like Memory and creating wholes ...

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Having Fun With Geometry

This is the last week of learning about shapes, position and movement.
We've been learning about the attributes of 2 and 3D shapes (corners, faces, edges), reflecting, translating and rotating shapes, and using directional words - left, right, 1/4. 1/2 and 3/4 turns clockwise, anticlockwise.

Today we had fun finding shapes that tessellate. We cut and pasted shapes as well as tracing around shapes to create cool tessellating patterns. Here are some photos:

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

The Halcombe School Olympics

Today was The Halcombe School Olympics!
The Student Council organised lots of different challenging activities, obstacle courses and games for all of the school to join in with.

There was a blind-folded challenge, a water-cup-carrying challenge, a gymnastics course, a bowling cones activity and plenty more.

Here are some photos of Room 3 kids getting stuck in and having a lot of fun!

Thanks Student  and Miss Simpson for organising

Friday, 5 August 2016

NZ Players Theatre

We've been having a great week at Halcombe School. On Tuesday we had a helicopter land in our field, and yesterday we watched a show, put on by the NZ Players Theatre.

The play was called The Fairest Of Them All. It had a very important message about how we shouldn't spend lots of our time fixated on social media or the internet. It's important to have good relationships with people around you. It was a very funny show.

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Special Visitors

Yesterday, the whole school were surprised and delighted to have a visit from the NZ Defense Force.
All of the children  gathered on the playground, but none of them knew exactly why!!!

After about 10 minutes, there was a noise. It sounded like quiet thumping.
Then louder .... louder...!
"Something's coming!" yelled some random child. That random child was correct. Something WAS coming... Something large and powerful.

Soon everyone saw what was making all the noise. It was a helicopter. A MASSIVE helicopter! An 11 tonne Iroquois helicopter from Ohakea.

Everyone got a chance to have a look inside and ask questions.

How cool!  Here are some photos of this exciting, unexpected event ...

Thanks Mrs Simpson and Mr Borck for organising this special surprise.