Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Science experiments

This week our Year 3 and Year 5/6 ESOL students have been focusing on instructional writing. We have been doing science experiments and then writing about it afterwards. Check out the photos below of the science experiment we did yesterday, making our very own lava lamp. The students had a lot of fun making them, learning all of the new vocabulary and the science behind the experiment. They all wrote fantastic pieces of writing, explaining the steps that they took to make their own.



Making our own delicious, healthy ice blocks!


Year 4-6 ESOL students have been focusing on instructional writing this week. The perfect way to make the most of this beautiful weather was to make our own delicious fruity ice blocks. The students created their own unique flavours and they had a blast doing it.


Monday, 10 December 2018

Christmas fun!

End of year Christmas activities!
What a great year we have had! I'm so incredibly proud of all of the ESOL students, they have worked so hard this year and they have made excellent progress with their listening, speaking and writing. It's great to see how much their confidence has grown with speaking English. 

We have had a fun last week! We had a lot of fun putting up Christmas decorations, making Christmas cookies, making our own ice cream, making Christmas crackers and lots more! We especially loved the Christmas family BBQ where we could spend time with all of the families and share our end of year reflections. 

Merry Christmas everyone! 


Friday, 28 September 2018

Chinese language week


Learning about Chinese Culture

Last week was Chinese Language Week and the Year 3-6 ESOL students from Mrs Fitzgerald’s class, Rosa’s class and Paran’s class had some special cultural day experiences. This was a great chance to celebrate and learn about another culture.
The ESOL students made Chinese spring rolls and played some traditional Chinese games, such as catch the dragon’s tail and kuai zi relays.





Monday, 24 September 2018

Korean language week


Learning about Korean Culture
Last week was Korean Chu-seok (Korean Thanksgiving) and the Year 3-6 ESOL students from Mrs Fitzgerald’s class, Rosa’s class and Paran’s class had some special cultural day experiences. This was a great chance to celebrate and learn about another culture.

The ESOL students made Korean mandu (dumplings) and also made their own Korean Jegi (Korean traditional outdoor game). We even had our own Jegi Cha-gi competition. All of the students have written about their experiences. Please see the photos below of our delicious dumplings and our jegi. This week it is Chinese language week and the students are making Chinese spring rolls and playing some traditional Chinese games.
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Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Matariki

This week our Year 3-6 ESOL classes have been learning about Māori culture and Matariki. We have been learning how to make harakeke piu piu (flax flowers) and how to make rewena bread. It was a lot of fun!