Thursday, December 15, 2011

Happy Holidays!

We wish you a safe and relaxing holiday. Enjoy your family and we look forward to seeing you all in the New Year.

Monday, December 5, 2011


Lesley Ottey's visit today on PhotoPeach

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Check out Connor at the STOP sign.

See how many sides....

Monday, November 28, 2011

The answer to our question...

Yes we found out the shape is a pentagon.
Now we need to find out what shape the STOP sign is?
We will check after school when Mum stops to check the traffic outside our school.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Kurtis and Sonny thought this would be cool!!!

Just move the cursor and the spider will follow...


Today we started to look at the shapes we know. M-m-m-m!
Our big question to ask tonight.
What is this shape?

A mailbox for letters to Santa.

Jamie-Lee made this mailbox for us to use. We will put in letters to Santa to ask nicely for a Christmas gift.

. "We can write to our friends too," said Jamie-Lee.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Fun on Athletics day.

Junior Athletics Day on PhotoPeach

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Touch Rugby.

Lots of us play touch rugby. Charlie and Sasha were both 'player of the day' for their teams this week. Well done.

Learning good drawing techniques...

We took our crayons for a walk. We will be working on techniques so that we become skilled at drawing. Keep watching this space to see more results.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Geocaching is like a treasure hunt. We use a GPS which stands for global positioning system.It uses a compass which direction to go. We hold this one in our hand.
Keira thinks it is fun because her family go to lots of different places and parks.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

We love Sport!

Today we worked on our ball skills with the North Canterbury Sports coaches.
They are very impressed with our listening and cooperative skills. We all feel very pleased with ourselves.We are improving all the time.


The Ashley Hornets had their second game this week. Connor,Hannah and Sasha are in this team.

Wow... what a team they were!! They practised passing and hard kicks and the practise paid off. Everyone in the team kicked the ball and there were heaps of attempts at goal. Goals were scored by Connor and Riley and the score was a win to us. Ashley Hornets 9 - Ashgrove White 1.

Good job everyone.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


We came to school dressed in mufti or in Halloween costumes. Do you think we look scary?

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Rocky Road and Fudge Brownie.

Today Keira's birthday guinea pig came to school.
Keira said,
"He is called Rocky Road and he has long hair. He is a Sheltie. Later he will need a haircut!"
His friend Fudge Brownie belongs to her sister Neve.

Monday, October 24, 2011

We have just turned six.

Happy birthday to Keira, Kurtis and Zion.

Kurtis shared some delicious cookies with us. Thank you.

Monday, October 17, 2011

A reminder of how cool our cats were.

Our Cat Prints. on PhotoPeach

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Friday, September 30, 2011

School fete

Hello there everyone. Our school fete is on Sunday. Please come and check out our amazing Art. We have produced great work and we think you will enjoy viewing and buying our one off prints.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Our Printmaking is complete.

We drew our cats on cardboard. We added whiskers. We cut out the shape, chose our paint colours, and used the print rollers to create one off pieces of art. They will be on display in the hall later this week. Please come and view our work. We hope you will purchase them as they are really wonderful examples of 5 year old creativity. We hope you also enjoy this short slideshow of some of the prints.

Cats, cats, cats...

Create your own video slideshow at

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Ten chicks arrived today.

George has ten chicks that hatched in an incubator. They came to school today. We all asked George and his Mum questions about them. We found out that their mother didn't miss the eggs as she just kept on laying more! At the moment they are living in a box in the laundry. They are quite noisy so they will be moved into the garage. When they are bigger the girls(hens) will lay eggs too. The boys (roosters) will go into the pot to be cooked.

So cute don't you think. We wrote stories about them.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Fun Friday Again...

We all love Fridays for lots of different reasons.
Today something really different happened!
Twenty calves arrived to visit us. Lovely Angus and Murray Grey 5 day olds.
So you see we get up to all sorts of amazing things here at Ashley School.

Thank you Lisa we loved the surprise visit.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


We have been experimenting with printmaking. We rubbed crayons on a variety of surfaces. This was great fun.

These cool frogs were made with potato prints.
Now we are getting ready for the Art Exhibition and sale of our prints.
Take a look at this! Can you guess what we might be doing with these cardboard cats?

A clue! We will use the print rollers!
Please come and view our work on October 2nd.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Zee Bong the Storyteller.

Today we were entertained by Zee Bong the travelling storyteller.

His quilt held fascinating stories in the designs. When we chose a design Zee Bong told it's story and we got to act in the story.

Sasha was a bull with horns!
Jackson was a fierce tiger!
Charlie was a Grandad who baked delicious cakes in a castle.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Breaking News!!!

We did it... we were 'plastic wrap' free today!
Now we get an extra 10 minutes to play at lunchtime on Friday.
Thank you for supporting us.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Gymnastics and swimming.

Each Tuesday this term we go to the swimming pool and gymnastics. This week we used the uneven bars and the beam.

The experiences the children are getting are amazing. We would love to see you on a Tuesday afternoon to watch us in action. We arrive at the gym at 12.30 and then go to the pool for swimming lessons at 1.30.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

The New Zealand Army Band...

Today the whole school travelled by bus, to Christchurch, to see the Army Band perform at the CBS arena. The music was fantastic. The performers kept us entertained for over an hour.
The theme was "Going Wild."
Lots of other schools were there and the atmosphere was electric.

Thank you Ms Hurford for arranging this for us.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The Third Day at Home...

Wow! Snow, snow, snow!

Now we need to watch out for poor road conditions.
I know you love being at home with your children and can happily occupy the time. However there at times when the thinking hat needs to be put on.
Check out the side of this blog for other ideas and educational activities. The school website also has links to great sites.

Keep warm and safe.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Another day at home!

Yes it is fun in the snow but when you are ready to come inside and get warm try baking cookies.
Baking with children is like weaving magic in the kitchen. The sights and smells last a lifetime.
Not only the children enjoy cookies but the grown ups too.
Have fun today.