Wednesday, 20 June 2007

Safe Internet Site from Miss K at Appleby School

The Post below comes from the Moturoa Blog and is a very timely reminder as we head towards the summer break, of one way to ensure that we stay within a safe area on the internet - parents this would be a good site to take a look at - thanks Miss K for finding this site...

A Safe Idea from Miss K

A number of children and their families have been keen to make a blog for themselves and this is really great.

We have been talking quite a bit about cyber safety while we are learning about Keeping Ourselves Safe. I would like to recommend Firefox as a way to browse the internet. It is the browser we use at school and you can use it on a PC or an Apple equally well. It is a 17MB free download and after you do you can automatically import all your old bookmarks/favourites and passwords. Firefox has a number of really useful extras that make viewing the internet better.

One of these is Glubble.

Glubble puts the web in the hands of families.

  • Glubble Trusted Surfing for children under 12 years of age enables families to be sure they only see the best of the web they choose to allow.
  • Glubble Altered Search makes Google and Yahoo show results from childrens' trusted Glubbleworld instead of the world wide web.
  • Child friendly look and feel with interfaces for pre-reading and children with younger reading ages.
You can find both of these excellent tools by clicking on the photo above. If you would like some help with downloading these safe tools please call in to school one morning and we can show you.

Certainly something to think about...

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Saturday, 16 June 2007

Year 3 Pirate Day

On Friday 15th June we had our 'Pirate Day', we dressed up ( never have so many Jack Sparrow's been seen in one place at the same time!!!) and took part in pirate activities.
We had a Treasure 'Island ' `Hunt, tried out our new Pirate Ship, filmed our versions of Pirates of the Caribbean. In the afternoon we had a Pirate Feast, gave out prizes for our Pirate Ship design competition and watched a short video.... wow what a brilliant day!

Thank you to all parents who helped with costumes and also to those who sent in food for our feast.

Tuesday, 12 June 2007

Tia and Kiwi

On our way home from school the ice-cream van was parked outside my house so we had an

ice-cream to cool us down.My mum cooked our tea and then we went out to play, we rode up and down the lane on my brothers scooter until it was time to put it away, it looked as if it was going to rain and we didn't want to get wet.

Cuddly kiwi enjoyed the wind blowing in his face, as we rode up and down on the scooter with my dog sooty running after us . Cuddly kiwi liked to ride on sootys back too. Even my cat Pepsi came in to meet cuddly kiwi before we went to bed as we had a busy day. My mum took a few photos of us to put into cuddly Kiwi's photo album so that he can remember the fun day that he had a my house.

Cuddly Kiwi goes to a Gymnastics Competition!

On Saturday I took Kiwi with me to my Gymnastics Competition!First we warmed up on the things which we had to do.

After that the judges were judging us, I went on bars first we had to catch the height bar it was easy.Then we went on beam I stayed on all of the time.After that we went on vault we did handspring and we did it two times it was easy.

We moved on then to floor I did my floor after that we had to have our medals .My gym club came first I had the highest mark out of everyone I was the Captain of the team.

Monday, 11 June 2007

Cuddly Kiwi with Ewan

On Thursday me & kiwi went in my bedroom he had 2 photo's then we went in the shed & we had a photo with the remote control car.

Cuddly Kiwi with Ethan

On Wednesday I took cuddly kiwi to my house he went in magnet castle and he put his magnet crown on and we went to bed.

Saturday, 9 June 2007

Welsh Vocabulary - Amser - Time

**Amser - Time**

Welsh Vocabulary for Class 3H

Faint o'r gloch ydy hi? what time is it?

Friday, 8 June 2007

Mrs Cassidy's Class Talk to the World

Mrs Cassidy's Class speak to us all using a new web tool called Flixn.

Mr Harrington tried the site out in school today - it is not blocked (yay), however Flixn cannot find our webcam !!!! More work needed. But for now take a look at Mrs Cassidy's pupils speaking so clearly, it is wonderful.

A Video Showing Mrs Cassidy's Class in Canada

Mr Harrington came across this video showing Mrs Cassidy and her pupils talking about how and why they use technology in their classroom. Mrs Cassidy's Class in Moose Jaw Canada are good friends of ours on Landmarks ClassBlogmeister... thank you Mrs Cassidy.

Wednesday, 6 June 2007

Cuddly Kiwi ans Emily

Cuddly Kiwi came to tae kwon do competition he was sitting in the front seat .
He went to have a go at sparing and he win gold and i had a trophy for patterns .He went up agents a black belt he was in first place Peter gave him a medal for taking part and now he is in the club. My friend Curtis he helped cuddly Kiwi but he finally got there he was in a tiny white suit and he had a yellow belt he wanted to war my sparing kit but it was to big and he did numcuks he got bashed in the head he had to have a bandage on his head.