Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Trip to the Botanic Gardens

We were so lucky with the weather on Monday. We had an amazing day learning about worms at the Curator's house then learning about insects in the discovery centre at the Museum.

Pete was from the Christchurch City Council and he taught us about worm farms. We even got to make our own worm farm- these will be coming home soon!

 This is where the worms lived- we carefully chose 5 worms each to live in our worm farms.

 Taking turns to mulch up the newspaper and fertiliser for our worm farms

We then ventured to the museum where we came face to face with some magnificent Insects

Putting the pieces of the puzzle back together- an insect and an arachnid

 Face to face with a Tarantula!

 Andrew learning what it is like to be a fly and what the world looks like to a fly!

Look at the size of this one!

Wednesday, 20 March 2019


It has been all about Bees in Room 21 this week.....

We have watched this short information video about bees.
We looked at the connections between humans and bees. We also made some connections between Bees and Ants!

Bees are so very important- if we did not have Bees we would not have many of the foods that we eat!

Here is a gorgeous super simple song about Bees!

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Inquiry- Connections

Ants Ants Ants!!!

We have been learning about Ants! They are absolutely fascinating little creatures.
Did you know that Ants have many connections with humans....
  • Ants live in cities
  • Ants all have special jobs within the city (Ant hill)
  • Ants keep paddocks of greenfly and they collect honeydew from them! a bit like how humans have cows and get milk from them
Have a look at this interesting video we watched about Ants....

We then went on our own Ant hunt, we found so many!!! see if you can spot them in the photos...

Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Our first few weeks....

We are in week 5 already!

Gosh we have been busy getting to know each other and learning what life is like at Ilam School.

Have a look at what we have been up to so far.....

We read the Big book "Bubbles" So we went out and blew bubbles!

We have had some wonderful explore sessions with the rest of the Year 1 Team

We have been learning letters and words and writing our names in different places

The Teddy Bears Picnic was SOOOOOO much fun!

We went on an adventure to the University Library

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Welcome to Room 21's blog

A huge welcome to our blog!

Make sure you visit this site regularly so that you can see all of the things we are learning about in Room 21.