Monday, 28 November 2016

Room 4's Post on Monday, 28 November 2016

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I'm room 4 we have been looking at how to write instructions and why we need to. We wrote instructions on how to make a jam sandwich and then we published them. Come and have a look at our instructions they are outside our class.

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Writing Instructions
In our writing we are learning how to write instructions. 

Today the class made butter from cream and then we ate it with some bread. As a class we wrote how to make butter. 

In maths we have been looking at classifying. The class worked in groups and had to come up with reasons why they groups a variety of objects. 
Quick as Cricket retold by Room 4

In Room 4 we have been looking at similes. We used a book called Quick as Cricket by Audrey Wood.

The children had to think what animal they were like and how they acted or behaved as that animal.
Then they drew a picture to show where we might find their animal. Then they had to draw their animal.

After they did that we used the app Explain Everything, to take photos of the backgrounds, animals and themselves and then we created a picture of them with their animal. The children then recorded what they wrote.

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Traffic Safety 

In Room 4 this term we are looking at how we can find information from a range of texts and pictures and then share this information with others.
Here are some examples of their work:

By Eva-Lei
By Cory
By Ahla

by Aliyah-Jay
By Kalani
By Terrance

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Room4's Post on Thursday, 11 August 2016

Welcome to term 3 I hope that you all have had a good rest over the holidays. I have put up some examples of work that the class have done last term on their learning about Matariki. I have also put up some pictures do some of the work we did during Samoan Week in Kowhai. Each class had a different activity and each class took part. Sorry for the delay in getting them up. Whaea Esther

Room4's Photo on Thursday, 11 August 2016

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Room4's Photo on Thursday, 11 August 2016

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Room4's Photo on Thursday, 11 August 2016

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Room4's Photo on Thursday, 11 August 2016

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Room4's Photo on Thursday, 11 August 2016

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Room4's Photo on Thursday, 11 August 2016

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Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Finally more swimming photos 

I have the pleasure of watching your lovely children getting more confident swimming
Some of the children didn't like to put their heads under the water last week but now they are and starting to swim with a board. Others are learning how to rescue people when they are in trouble. 

Monday, 13 June 2016

Room4's Photo on Monday, 13 June 2016

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Swimming Update

Just a reminder to Parents and Caregivers 

 Please send your child's togs and towel in a named bag to school. No togs should be worn under your child's clothes as we don't swim till after lunch. 

 No soap or shampoo are to be sent to swimming as we are on a very tight time frame and the children have just enough time to dry themselves and get dressed before we head back to school. 

Any questions please email me on 

 Thanks Whaea Esther

Friday, 6 May 2016

Teacher only Day on Monday 9th May

Just a reminder that we have a teacher only day this Monday- 9th May.
We also have our parent teacher interviews starting on Monday fro 1 pm to 7 pm and again on Thursday from 3.30 pm-6.30 pm if you can't make Monday.

If you haven't made a time and would like to.  Please ring the school office Monday to make a time.

The number for the school office is 04-2359143

I look forward to seeing you all.

Have a lovely weekend, 
Whaea Esther

Room4's Post on Friday, 6 May 2016

Star of the week
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Welcome to term 2 What an awesome week we have had in room 4. The children have been so switched on and wanting to learn. It's like they haven't been on holiday. Our dojo champ and star of the week is the same person. It was had to pick someone for star of the week. If I could I would've put all of the class forward. So drum roll please....

Friday, 15 April 2016

Dear Parents and Caregivers of Room 4,

Thank you all for your support during the term.It has been a full on term for all of us. Your child has worked extremely hard during the term. 

I look forward to meeting those of you who I have not met yet, next term, at parent interviews.

Enjoy your time with your lovely child. See you all next term.

Whaea Esther

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Duffy Books

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Thanks to all the people at DuffyBooks. Room 4 are very happy to get there books just before the holidays. They will be busy reading them over the holidays.

Thursday, 31 March 2016

Room 4's Post on Thursday, 31 March 2016

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This term Room 4 has been working hard on learning our Friends of Ten. We need to learn these so we add numbers to 10 fast! We made a house for our Friends of Ten.

Friday, 11 March 2016

Room 4's Post on Friday, 11 March 2016

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Rangikura Sports Tops Notice Hi my lovely parents and caregivers, today your child is bringing home a notice about sports tops for school. See photo below. All the information is on the notice. Have a lovely weekend Whaea Esther

Friday, 4 March 2016

Room 4's Post on Friday, 4 March 2016

What an awesome week we have had. To finish off the week the kids requested one of their favourite songs at singing time in our class. Here's a snip it

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Number Chains To 5

In maths we have been learning to recall our number facts up to 5. So we made number chains to help us remember. 

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Life Education Classroom visit today

Today we had our visit to the Life Education Classroom. We are looking at our feelings and being friends.

Today we talked about dipping into our feeling buckets. The children were informed that we have special buckets inside us called feeling bucket. This bucket is filled with lots of love and happiness, but sometimes people dip into our bucket and take some of our love and happiness away and this is what we call sad, unhappy, angry. 

The children also learnt a superhero song. Have look at your darlings singing the song. 

Here they are reaching up to the stars. Very proud of Room 4 today they had great manners and listen to their teacher Kapa in the Life Education Classroom. Room 4 you rock!!!! Whaea Esther is doing a hula in the class.

Fantastic start to the year
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Here is a small sample of some of the work we have been doing in Room 4 this week. The children are settling well back into school routines.

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Our Class Treaty

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This week we have been reading the book The Rainbow Fish. It talks about how we should treat people so that we can have friends. On each scale your child has written how they well be a good friend in Room 4 this year.

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Welcome to Room 4 2015 Letter to Parents

Dear Parents, Caregivers & Family,

Welcome to Room 4 2015. I hope that you all have had an awesome break over Christmas.
We are slowly getting into the swing of being back at school. Children and I are all working hard at getting know each other.

Could I please ask for those families who have not bought stationery yet,  if its possible that I have the packs by this Friday (5th February), so that next week we can all start together in our new books.

Hot Weather
Our class gets very hot quickly, therefore the children are allowed to have drink bottles in class. These need to be named and are allow to go home every night. The children are then able to get a drink anytime without having to leave the class.

After School 
If your child is being picked up by older brothers or sisters and they have a special meeting place could you please let me know so that I can remind your child of where to go after school. Thanks.

If you wish to make contact with me about any issues please feel free to contact me via email. My email address is:

kind regards
Esther Komen

Thursday, 28 January 2016

Here We Go

Introducing Esther Komen

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Hi I'm Esther Komen, I'm looking forward to having lots of fun with my class this year. I like to sing and dance. My favourite colour is purple. I am a mum  and a step-mum to 3 girls, Jess (28), Amber (22) and my stepdaughter Latasha (11). I live in Tawa with my partner Kevin, 3 cats and 1 dog,