Thursday, 13 November 2014

Presented by Hub 1, here are some top doggy tips from Toby. He wants to make sure children are always safe around dogs.  Enjoy our movie.

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Our day of sports with Kevin and Amy!


We were so lucky to have Kevin and Amy come in from Icon Sports to teach us a range of games. 
We got to play lots of games with a rope with lots of different amounts of people holding onto the rope. We also got to play with the rugby ball and do lots of running!

Here are some photos from our day out...

Okahu Bay Day Trip!

Friday, 24 October 2014

Rob the nest

Learners enjoying a game of Rob the nest for PE

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Hub 1's Special Visitor!

Today in Hub 1 we had a special visitor -A Forensic Scientist!

Ryan, Mrs England's Husband, came into our learning space to share what he does for a job and to talk to us all about Science. 

We learnt about DNA and how it is unique to us (everyone has their own set). We also learned that we leave it behind when we touch things. Ryan also talked about finger prints and we found out that EVERY person has 10 different finger prints, they are never the same!

Hub 1 had a lot of fun dressing up into the gear Forensic Scientists wear out at crime scenes, and what they wear in the labs. Here is a photo of the different gear Forensic Scientists wear.

Friday, 12 September 2014

Breakthrough Friday

Hub 1 

Breakthrough for Friday the 12th of September.
Here are some photos that Miss C took today from our Breakthrough. 

Thursday, 11 September 2014

The Stonefields School Triathlon

On Thursday the 11th of September Stonefields school had its first every Triathlon!

The children in Hub 1, and many other children within the entire school,  have been training for this event during their lunchtimes. The children have been bringing their bikes along and riding around the school and swimming in the pool.

Today Hub 1 Learners had a wonderful day supporting and participating at the School Triathlon. 
Here are some photos of the participants from the Triathlon. 

Well done (Ka pai) everyone!

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Concept: Science

The Chemistry Groups Experiments...

Mrs England's Chemistry groups, in Science Concept, had a lot of fun this morning trying out different experiments to see a range of reactions. 

Here are some of the photos from our experiments. If you would like to know how to do these experiments come along next Thursday Evening ad check out how to do this yourself! 

The Exploding Lunch Bag!

                         Beautiful explosion of Colour:


Monday, 8 September 2014


For our Writing Provocation for Week 8 Hub 1 got to make GLOOP!

We had lots of fun mixing corn flour and water together. It felt really slimy and sticky!

Here are some photos from our Writing Provocation: 


  • 2 Cups of Cornflour
  • 1 Cup of cold water

Pour the cornflour into a bowl, add the cold water slowly, stirring constantly and stop when the water is barely absorbed by the cornflour.

Friday, 5 September 2014

A Special Visitor

On Friday Poppy, Mrs England's dog came to visit. 
The children loved spending the day with her. 

After a little bit of time talking about dog safety, the children began to be more comfortable around Poppy and loved every minute they spent with her. For our film, for the Film festival we are creating a movie around dog safety. Poppy will be in the film. 

Friday Breakthrough

...Mrs England's Breakthrough Groups.... 

Wow look at these AMAZING learners with their Friday Breakthrough's.

The face painting group have been practising their design on one another (real life models).

 The scavenger Hunt Group have placed their clues locations on the school map. Look at that collaborating! 

The Jewellery group have been designing and making some amazing Jewellery for people at the fair to buy.

What WONDERFUL learning in Hub 1 on a Friday!

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Instant Volcano Eruption!

Today a Volcano Erupted in our Hub! Not a real Volcano, a Science Experiment Volcano. 

Hub 1 had our Writing Provocation today where we made a Volcano.

We made our Volcano out of:
Baking Soda, Vinegar, Paper Cups, Plates, Red Food Colouring and a bowl.

When we put the Vinegar on top of the Baking Soda it erupted. The liquid in the jar rose up and flowed down like a red waterfall from the top of the jar. It was very strong, and nearly pushed the cup off the jar. 

We then went away and had time to write down our thoughts and feelings about the experiment.

Here are some photos of our fun and exciting experience: