Monday, 19 February 2018

The Friendship Seat

We have new friendship seats at school!

They have been beautifully painted by some senior children.
Team 8 went and had a look at them today and they are amazing!
If Team 8 see someone sitting on them, we are going to be great friends and ask them if they are ok and if they would like to play. Also if one of Team 8 can't find their friends they are going to go sit there and fingers crossed someone will help them.

Here we are sitting and looking at the seats.

Pretty cool seats!

More of Team 8's Special Treasures

In Team 8 we have been sharing our special treasures. Last week Benjamin, Samuel and Theo shared their special treasures.

Benjamin shared his little men. One of his friends gave one to him and then his mum bought him one. They are pretty cool as their heads lift up.
 Theo shared his special motorbike. He showed us how it goes fast.
Samuel and his Dad are Warriors fans. A friend of Samuel's family gave him a cool bag that had a Warriors ball in it too.  (Watch out Samuel Mrs Turner is a huge Warriors fan!)

Thank you to all the parents that have let their children bring in their special treasures to share... we are still waiting for Mrs Driver's special Treasure!

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Chinese New Year Celebrations

Happy Chinese New Year Everyone!
We hope you're having a fantastic one! 

On Friday Team 8 was lucky enough to have Jeremy's parents share with us some of the traditions they celebrate in their family during this special time. First they showed us a powerpoint and talked about the special things they do. 

Team 8. Can you remember any of the things Chinese people like to do on New Years Eve or New Years day? (comment below with the things you can remember to move your peg!)

After that, Yvonne (Jeremy's Mummy) surprised us with some traditional Chinese food! Most of us gave it a try. Mrs Turner thought it was delicious. Mmmmmmmmmm! Thank you Yvonne!

Mrs Turner (on the behalf of Mrs Grant and herself) also gave out some red envelopes to wish everyone health, wealth and happiness for the New Year.

A very special thanks to Yvonne and Austin for the powerpoint and food, and also to Bingqing (Paul's Mummy) for supporting and helping make this day happen! Team 8 is very lucky to have parents like you as part of our learning community.  

Kia ora rawa atu! x

Thursday, 15 February 2018


Hi everyone,
In Team 8 over the next few weeks, we are going to focus on our Oral Language skills. We will be learning how to speak clearly, with expression, to share information about ourselves. We are using the information we collected for our Pepeha. 

Mrs Turner has been teaching some children how to use Puppet Pals on the iPad. We only know a little part of the puzzle and have to work together to piece it all together.

Yesterday, Mason and Zoe learned the first piece of the puzzle and Josephine and Samuel learned the second part. This is Josephine's test. 

Not bad for a first attempt we think!

Can you please leave her some feedback? we'd love to hear what you liked and what you think she could improve on.

We'll keep you posted.... hopefully everyone in Team 8 will be able to create their own Puppet Pals video.

Monday, 12 February 2018

The Ball Hunt

This morning, Team 8 went to the Koru courtyard to get some balls for fitness. When we got there, there wasn't enough balls! boo hoo :-(

We cried! (not really) but we were a little upset so we went on a ball hunt. We found 1x ball and 1x banana!

Some of us wrote stories about what we think happened to all the balls. We were very creative!

After lunch, we decided to go on another ball hunt. This time we found SOOOOOOOO many balls!!!! Lucky for Sunnyhills School that we returned them to where they are supposed to go.

You're welcome everyone!
Love from Team 8!

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Team 8's Special Treasures

Today some of Team 8 brought in their special treasure.  
Mrs Grant took some photos of Team 8's treasures.
Today Samuel and Jeremy told us why their treasure is important to them.

Samuel told us about his cool motorbike. It is special because the wheels move and so do the handlebars.

Jeremy told us about his 'Winnie the Pooh.'
He got him from Japan and he sleeps with him at night.

We can't wait to see and hear about all the rest of Team 8's special treasures.

Friday, 2 February 2018


Today we learned all about the 'l' sound. We had a go at pronouncing it and then Mrs Turner got out the shaving foam for us to practice writing it. 

Look at how much fun we are having!

Did you remember to start your 'l' at the top?