Sunday, 16 February 2014

Week 3 Term 1 2014


Hi Everyone,

Welcome to Learning Common 1’s blog for 2014!!  We will update this blog regularly so that you can see all the exciting things that are happening in our common.  The blog will be used alongside our Reflection Wall, Reflection Book, emails and newsletters, to keep you well informed and up to date.  It is also worth keeping an eye on Hobsonville Point School’s Facebook page as we may pop up on there from time to time too!

We hope you will agree that Term 1 has gotten off to a flying start!!  All the children have settled in very quickly and new routines have been established straight away so that the children become familiar with how we work in Learning Common One.

We started our reading programme last Monday.  Today you will find your child’s word ring and notebook in their reading folder. In the notebook there will be information on how our reading programme will run.  Please feel free to ask any questions.  Poetry folders also went home on Thursday.  Please ensure these are returned ready for a new poem the following Thursday.

Hopefully you saw our ‘Reflection’ wall, which has been set up outside the staffroom.  Keep an eye on the speech bubbles for reflections your child has made throughout the day.  The Reflection Book on the table will be updated every Friday and will give you a really good idea of the learning that has taken place throughout the week.

We would like to ask if you could bring in a framed photograph of your family for us to display.  These provide a great talking point for the children and help them to get to know each other.  Thank you to those families who brought in one last year.  If it is OK, we will keep them a little longer!

We will set up a ‘Recycled Materials’ area soon for you to bring in any materials from home.  From time to time we might ask for specific things to help us with our learning.

Please feel free to contact us at anytime via email:


or drop into the Common for a quick chat or to arrange a meeting.

If you can spare anytime to come in and help in Learning Common One, we would be most grateful.  This could be in the form of helping with admin type jobs, working with the children on their learning or sharing a particular skill or interest you have.

Thank you for your support.  We are looking forward to a year of fantastic learning.

Rosie and Kerry



Kneading the play dough.

Andre getting his hands messy!

Zachariah coming down the slide.....

......closely followed by Deacon.


Madison proudly sharing her work.






Getting creative with wood!

1 comment:

Ros MacEachern said...

How cool to follow LC1's adventures on a blog. It's great to hear what you've been up to and I am so grateful for all the effort you have put into the environment in which the children are learning. It is such an amazing space anyway but you have both made it magical and a fun and engaging place to learn! Freya is very lucky to have you both as her teachers. Looking forward to an awesome year. I'd love to see some posts from the children as time goes on...!