Friday, 9 December 2016

Ashley @ South Hornby School: Lighthouse!

Ashley @ South Hornby School: Lighthouse!: The other week our teacher showed us a story/mystery about a lighthouse. We had to predict what it would look like. If you would like to fi...

Paper chain challenge

Today, we had finished our Maths fairly early, so we ended on a challenge. 
Our challenge:
Using one A4 piece of paper (& masking tape), we needed to create the longest paper chain you could in 10 minutes.
A number of strategies were used.

A special visitor

This morning we had a very special visitor at school.
He checked that we'd all been good. That we'd all had a really good year...

Due to his sleigh getting a service, before his imminent big trip, Santa arrived on a Vesper... complete with bell.

In his sack, he had some special treats for us all!

Thursday, 8 December 2016

The Sensational Senior Camp for 2016

We have recently surfaced from our end of year camp, at Glentui Meadows.
Many of our kids thought the best part was the food... It was amazing!
Our amazing view. 
Mural Making

Archery was amazing!
Tug of War got very competitive.

Waterfall Walk.
Waterfall Walk
Dam Building
The pool was COLD!!
Game night
The bottom of the steps.

Friday, 25 November 2016

Getting Our Geek On

Three of our students have been checking out the game Mrs Raisin has been learning to make from scratch...

Later on we moved into making our own games FROM SCRATCH!
We've been learning to collaborate...
  • how to use digital co-ordinates 
  • x and y axis)
  • It could help you with your future jobs that will need computer programming.
  • learning something new and how to be the teacher to our friends.

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Pheobe's made a DLO to share her learning in reading

Phoebe's blog post

We have been learning about the history of Christmas around the world.

Monday, 14 November 2016

Fwd: The Harmony Singers & The South Hornby Storytellers

The Harmony Singers visited our school today, sharing their fabulous talents with us. We've never heard Little Jack Horner sung in such a creative way before!

They told us the story of Joshua in the city of Jericho...

Many of us had seen the movie 'The Sound of Music'... The Harmony Singers sang a beautiful rendition. Hine Hine is a lullaby that many have also heard, although perhaps not as well sung as today.

Our own South Hornby Storytellers were certainly noticing the skills on display!

None of us had heard "The Duck's Ditty" before... 

Both choirs joined together to sing "Three Blind Mice", then "Frere Jaque" in harmony.

Then it was our turn...

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

We are learning to reflect

For our Powertime, today, we are focussing on Reflecting. We played Pacman, a game we enjoyed at Kiwi Can last term.

Monday, 31 October 2016

Kiwi Can

Kiwi Can says our community is for you and me, when we respect it  it's a cool place to be!

We kicked off with singing Happy Birthday to two of our class members, who turned 11 yesterday and today.

Prisoners and Prison Guards.
12 people each sat on a chair, which were placed in a circle. The people in the middle, on a seat need to somehow swap places with somebody else. They might wink at them to get their attention. The prison guards are standing behind the chairs. The Prison Guards have their hands on their own shoulders. They need to try to tap the prisoner on the shoulder before they change seats.

We got into groups to brainstorm ways we can show respect in the community.
After we had got our ideas down on paper, we had use them to create a cool chant to share the message we've comer up with to the group.

(We were being watched for participation... We needed to be involved to show respect to our team!)

The library:
 Kiwican says Read your book. If you don't respect the staff, you'll be kicked out!

The Supermarket:
At the supermarket, walk nicely and don't drop the food.

The Playground:
At the playground, pick up litter and play with lonely people.

The Mall:
Kiwican says... Don't touch, don't steal. Respect your mall and keep it cool.

Monday, 17 October 2016

Kiwi Can

We are learning about Respect this term.

We played a game called "Reuse It"
When Nate dropped the prop, he counted to 10... Each group had 10 seconds to come up with a way use the prop for something different.
You earned points for new ideas...  If it had already been used, the audience said: "Nice Try, Say Goodbye".

The prop was a cone...
A musical instrument

Be there means to be there for your learning, being there for others.
We can be there for others by helping them when they need it... by being supportive.

Our four values:
Choose an attitude might be listening to others. Showing kindness by helping others. If someone is sitting on the friendship chair, we could ask them to play with us.

Make their day might mean pushing in a chair for someone. It could be just saying "Hi" or giving them a confident. Offer to help carry their load... laugh at their jokes ;-)

Play might be doing your learning but make it fun. Trying something new.

In the playground, we need to be respectful of the equipment and the other people using it.

We got into teams. Each team was given a value and we had to develop a role play to show it. The criteria was:
- Everybody had to be involved.
- The value had to be obvious.
- It had to be funny.
Play - Collaborated to make an animation to share their learning.
Make their day

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Calendar Art

To coincide with our Art Gallery Trip, we have been doing a variety of artworks to produce our annual calendar art. We were able to choose from four different options this year.

Monday, 10 October 2016

Christchurch Art Gallery

At the end of last term, the Senior Syndicate went to the Christchurch Art Gallery. We learnt a lot about different types of artwork, some that we may not have even thought of as art before.

Friday, 23 September 2016

Powertime jigsaw puzzles

For Powertime this term we were learning about persistence, which is all about not giving up. These puzzles were extremely hard to do.

 Many kids and some teachers, thanks Mr H, spent time putting pieces together. 
The winning home room for this activity was Room 8! Congratulations.
Room 8

Room 7
Room 6


Wednesday, 21 September 2016


On Wednesday afternoons half of the Syndicate have been in Kapa Haka and the other half in Drama. For Drama, with Mrs Currie, we have been looking at how use our bodies to show a character or emotion. We learnt how to move in creative ways, work as a team and hold a pose for a length of time.

We focused on the Olympics and each group had to create a tableau highlighting an Olympic moment in time.

Can you guess what the sports are that a represented in the photos?