Sunday, 31 July 2016


We've been looking at, listening to, reading, writing and talking about rain this week. Here are some rain words we came up with

Rain words from andrea des forges on Vimeo.

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Let's Get Creating!

We had a challenge to create anything we wanted out of a big pile of materials. We had 1 hour to work on it. The teachers didn't help us or give us ideas. It was down to us. What would you create?

create something day from andrea des forges on Vimeo.

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Leadership Week Workshops

As part of Leadership Week, Miss Speir got together with some fabulous students from Te Ako Kahikatea and created fun workshops for all the children to attend. The Kahikateans had to make a plan for their workshop and the children decided which workshops they would like to attend. Everything from drawing to painting and Jump Jam to dodgeball, baking to drumming and many more in between! Here's a slide show to give you an idea of what we got up to. Thanks to Miss Speir and all the students and teachers who made this a great day. What a wonderful way to show leadership in action at Newmarket School!
The groovy music is Blitzkreig Rock by The Ramones and performed by our own Newmarket School Rock Band

Leadership Workshop Day from andrea des forges on Vimeo.

We had a wonderful time at Tristar Gymnastics. Here's a slide show of some of the activities.

Tristar 2016 from andrea des forges on Vimeo.

Monday, 4 July 2016

Elliot's Birthday

Wow! Our Class Bear - Elliot is 21 years old. We thought we would give him a birthday party. We had to think about how we would organise a party. We made a list of party things and decided that our party would need to have jelly, cupcakes, popcorn, balloons, decorations, games and of course, invitations. It was a lot of work but we did it all and Elliot and his friends had a great time.

Here are some of our stories about the party.

We played with balloons and ate cake. I had fun!

At Elliot's birthday we played pin the tail on the lion and we played with the balloons.

I am eating cake and playing with balloons.

Why did Elliot have no presents?  Because he is not expecting presents but my birthday I got a bus and I got a watch. There was lots of balloons and we had cup cakes. It was lots of fun.

I was bouncing balloons with my teddy at Elliot's birthday.

I like Elliot's birthday because it was fun. I like the Stop-Go game.

Elliot's Birthday from andrea des forges on Vimeo.

Sunday, 3 July 2016

We have been learning how to say who are in our families in Mandarin.
Who is in your family? from andrea des forges on Vimeo.