Thursday, June 14, 2012

Charlotte's Web

LC6 are enjoying reading Charlotte's Web.  What a fabulous tale about Wilbur and his wonderful friends at the farm.
"One day the goose and the gander had 7 gosling's.  The goose has a friend called Wilbur and sometimes the goose doesn't tell the truth to Wilbur.  She worries a lot and is bossy and selfish.  Her 7 gosling's and her live in a barn.  She is a girl and sometimes she is mean.  The goose has a croaky voice because she talks a lot".
By Samantha

We made some wonderful Charlotte's Web masks - Charlotte, Wilbur, Templeton, Uncle Homer, Fern and Mr Zuckerman.

Monday, May 21, 2012

School Crosscountry 2012

CONGRATULATIONS!!  LC6 were fantastic runners in the crosscountry and I'm so proud of all the children for taking part - as I'm sure you are.  A special mention to Hael (8 year old boy), Joe (7 yr old boy) and Cameron (7 year old girl) for winning their races.  A fantastic result for a fantastic class.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Giraffe's can't dance

LC6 made some fantastic giraffes based on the book "Giraffes can't dance".  Next time you're at Riverdale check out our cloak bay where they are all on display.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Right Choice Day

Follow this link to see the photos of our fabulous Right Choice Day.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Grasshopper Tennis

LC6 are really enjoying Grasshopper tennis with Jared. We are learning lots of skills and games. AND... it hasn't rained yet!

Monday, March 12, 2012


In China they wear kimono's. Mrs Kenyon had some for us to try on. They come all the way from China.

Sunday, March 11, 2012


It's important to be able to read a graph correctly. Click on the link below and have see how you get on.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Rayz Roadshow

We were very fortunate to have Rays Roadshow come to Riverdale School today and teach us about the importance of rules. This was a fabulous treat.

Friday, March 2, 2012


Mr Preet Singh came to visit us. He is from India. He speaks Hindu, Punjabe and English.

In India they have 28 states and 7 Union Territories.

In India they have lots of festivals.

Diwali – Festival of lights (it’s like our Christmas).

Holi – “Festivals of colours” (to celebrate the good harvest)

Basant – Kite Festival


Asmad is from Malaysia. They are 5 hours behind New Zealand. There are two islands in Malaysia – Peninsular Malaysia and Malaysia Borneo. They speak Malay in Malaysia. They have a tropical climate. There temperature is between 20 – 30 degrees. They have rain forests.


Shasta Medez is from a place called Caracus which is in Venezula. Shasta speaks Spanish. In Venezula they have the highest waterfall in the world called Angel Falls.

Sri Lanka

Sharini came to visit us today. She lives in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka is a tropical country - they have summer all year long. In Sri Lanka they eat lots of rice and curries and they have the best tea in the world.

Thursday, March 1, 2012


Maria is from Brazil. 191 million people live in Brazil. She lives in Sao Jose do Rio Preto. There are, people living there, compared to about 70,000 in Palmerston North. Brazil is 15 hours behind New Zealand. Maria speaks Portugese. This is the 4th most spoken language in the world.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012


Miss Bradshaw didn't always live in New Zealand. She grew up in a country called Zimbawe. She showed us pictures of some of the food she use to eat when she was little - flying ants!! Ewww...

Let's Dance!

We were so lucky to have Louise come in yesterday and teach the Middle Magic team how to dance the 'macachino'. The 'macachino' is a dance from the Dominican Republic. It was so fun to give it a try.


Inrad came to see us today. He is from a country called Butan which is between China and India. Inrad came to New Zealand 3 years ago, after living in a Refugee Camp in Butan for 18 years. It was fabulous to see their national dress and to watch 3 members of his community dance for us.

Let's make the world

The Middle Magic started their new unit "The different cultures that make up "our world" yesterday. First we had to make the world that we live in so we can learn all about the cultures within "our world".

With our Learning Partners, we blew up balloons and covered them with newspaper and newsprint. It was a very sticky job. Next we have to paint them and work out where to put the countries.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Special delivery for LC6

Today we were lucky enough to have Andy the postman come in and speak to us. Andy is one of the 32 posties who works in the Manawatu area delivering our mail.

He delivers approx 1000 letters a day!

He told us how important it is to make sure we address our envelopes correctly and that we need to put a return address on the letters.

If a letter box is not big enough for the parcel Andy has to deliver he leaves a card in the letterbox to ask them to pick the parcel up from the Manawatu Mail Centre.

He also has to leave a card if there is a big dog and he doesn’t want to go in the grounds. He has already been bitten by a dog 3 times. Ouch!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Class Treaty

We signed our class treaty and have it displayed on our wall. Come and take a look at the expectations we have set for our class.


A reminder to all children - Homefun is due at school on Friday. I'll take a look at what you've read over the week and you will have a Buddy Spelling test. I hope you've worked hard this week. Mrs Kenyon

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Welcome Hael!

A big welcome to Hael who has joined the Riverdale School Community. Hael is a year 4 student.

Our first day in LC6!

Our first day in LC6 came and went very fast. We found friends we didn't know were in our class, we located the dress up box, and even had time for a game and some art. Our first day was fill of fun for everyone.