• Bookweek Parade

    Wednesday, June 28th, 2017, 9:29 PM

    This week is Bookweek and our theme is ‘Adventures in Books.’  Yesterday we had a dress up day and parade.  The children were invited to come along as a character from a book.  There were so many amazing costumes – it was hard to recognise some Basecampers at first! After morning tea we went to…

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  • Wig Wednesday

    Wednesday, June 21st, 2017, 8:28 PM

    Today we raised funds for the Child Cancer Foundation.  The children (and teachers) could wear a wig for the day or colour their hair with hair chalks.  There were some WILD hairdos in Basecamp!  Some people were very hard to recognise!  Thank you to all the children who took part and to all the families…

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  • Pyjama Day

    Friday, June 16th, 2017, 10:12 PM

    As part of our Inquiry we have been reading lots of Dr Seuss books.  This week’s book was  ‘I am Not Going to Get Up Today!’  We did lots of thinking, talking and writing about what it would be like to stay in bed all day.  On Wednesday we had our own Pyjama Day with…

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  • Storytelling Afternoon

    Friday, June 9th, 2017, 3:47 PM

    We had a wonderful time during our Storytelling Afternoon today. Thank you so much for all of the parents, brothers, sisters, and grandparents who came along to make our afternoon really special. It was so lovely to watch children snuggling up with family listening to and sharing stories together. Some parents even came with books…

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  • Some More Gymnastics Photos …

    Friday, June 9th, 2017, 10:19 AM

    Can you guess which activity is the most popular?…

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  • Gruffalo Dance, Drama and Creativity

    Friday, June 2nd, 2017, 11:06 AM

    As part of our Inquiry about stories this term we have been reading the story of the Gruffalo. We discussed all the characters in the story and put on our ‘drama boots’ to act all of the different parts. We used our bodies, voices and facial expressions to turn into the characters. We then listened…

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  • Story Time with Kim From Christchurch Libraries

    Thursday, May 25th, 2017, 2:14 PM

    As part of our Inquiry about stories we were lucky enough to have Kim from Christchurch Libraries come to visit us today. She read us so many different kinds of stories. Some informed us, others provoked us and some really made us laugh! She even showed us books for the blind which were full of…

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  • Gymnastics

    Thursday, May 25th, 2017, 10:53 AM

    What a fantastic first day at gymnastics!  Everyone was a Risk-taker and gave it a go!  Afterwards, the general consensus was “We love gymnastics!”…

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  • Library Visit

    Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017, 8:56 PM

    As part of our Inquiry, we went to visit Tracey, our school librarian.  Tracey read us three great books and we discussed each one, deciding whether it provoked, informed or brought us pleasure.  Tracey showed us where to find the different kinds of books in the library.  Thank you, Tracey!  …

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  • Storytelling Campfire

    Friday, May 19th, 2017, 2:51 PM

    We had a wonderful time during our Inquiry session today. We have been learning about all the different ways that stories can be shared and told. We thought about how people use to share stories in the past.  We decided to create our own Basecamp campfire – using logs, sticks and sparkly paper. We then…

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