Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Room 1 Dance - Week 6

Check out the new bits in our dance!!

Monday, August 21, 2017

Coast to Coast Total Solar Eclipse

Today we live streamed an amazing event! A coast to coast total solar eclipse. This was the first time in 99 years that one had occurred!! We listened to NASA experts on our TV who explained what was happening. Check out the video below, it shows you what we saw live.

Room 1 Dance - Week 4

Even more progress! We really can't wait to take the stage and show you what all of this hard work looks like :)

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Latest Dance Version

Have a look at our latest video...this is what we can do so far!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Puss and Boots Production

Today, we watched an interactive performance of Puss and Boots, the children all really enjoyed the acting and have now got lots of ideas for our production.


This week it has been very noisy in Room 1. Look at what's been going on next door! We can't wait to see Mrs Larsen's new office.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Production Dance Song With Lyrics

Here is our dance song. 

Production Dance

Today, Room 1 started to learn more about their dance that they will perform in the upcoming production. Amanda is a dance teacher and is choreographing our dance. She also brought Jude in with her. Check out the photos of us working out our stage positions!

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Here are some clips of the Linton Camp School Matariki Festival we performed at.

Monday, June 5, 2017


Term 1 Dance: We are leaning to keep in tie eith the music, with each other and remember the dance moves. We also made up dance moves of our own. Ms Donald

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Hula Hoop Creative Dance
We explored a variety of movements both frozen and with movement using a prop (hula hoop)
In the beginning we made frozen shapes using our bodies in a variety of different ways and levels.  Then we experimented with movement in and around our hula hoop, creating different ways to travel through, around or over it. Finally we combined both frozen images and movement together to create a partner dance.
Look at all the fun we had working together and creating our dances.

Ms Donald

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Dance with Ms Donald
Students were exploring the elements of dance, leaping, bursting, stretching by showing the process of a volcano erupting.  Students collaborated in groups to come up with a sequence of movements.

The Bunny Hop chain dance to conclude!  Heaps of learning and fun!

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Self Portrait Art

Room 1 have started their self-portraits and are learning about symmetry, measurement, and the difference between drawing and sketching. Here we are in action...

Come into Room 1 and see them, we would love to talk to you about how they were created :)

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Room 1's Expectations of Mr Arnold

Room 1 have spent some time thinking about both what they expect of their teacher and also what they would like their teacher to be like.

Here is Room 1's list...

Helping us in our time of need.
Doing science experiments
Reward us
Take us out to play games
Help us to learn lots of things
Challenging and pushing us to our limits!
Encourage us in our learning.
Be kind to us.
Use good manners towards us.
Be respectful towards us.
Encourage us to be creative.
A BIG smile!
Help us to be the best we can be.
Be fair with us.
Be nice and like the things we do.
Say good morning to us.
WOW us with cool things we haven't seen or done before.
Does art activities with us.
Is able to organise fun activities with us.

Welcome to a new year in Room 1!

Dear children, parents, caregivers, and whanau,

Firstly, welcome to a new year in Room 1. My name is James Arnold and I'm the teacher in your child's class. I've been teaching for 5 years now (all at West End School). Over the summer holidays, my son was born! His name is Jude and he wasn't very big at all when he was born... only 6 pounds 3 ounces. Even though he doesn't weigh much, he is quite tall and he has BIG feet. Here is a photo of Jude...

What were your holiday highlights?

I can't wait to meet all of you this morning!

Mr Arnold