Wednesday, February 21, 2018

What Did You Do At School Today?

"What did you do at school today?" .... Nothing.
Does this sound familiar?
Often children are tired at the end of the end and are only learning to be reflective, and this is the best answer they can give.
Try asking some of these questions ....

  • Did you help anyone today?
  • Did you like learning about the most?
  • What was the funniest thing that happened to you today?
Let us know how you get on.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Welcome to 2018

A warm welcome to 2018.

Look at us learning about our HEART values and working together (because 'Together Is Better!').

We are busy learning new things and new ways of learning. It's fun!

We will keep you up to date with some of our happenings in The Landing - so keep checking on our blog and make sure you write a comment. We love hearing what others think about our learning and achievements.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

End Of Year

Wow! The year seems to have flown by but when we have both looked at the progress and achievement of the children we have seen huge growth and learning. We are sure you have too.

Many thanks for your support at-home and helping with the classroom programmes. We have truly appreciated working alongside you all - as we say at Banks Avenue, 'Together is better!'

We hope you all have a wonderful festive season and enjoy some time escaping from the routines of the school week.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017


From Monday 13 November until Friday 24 November we will be swimming every day.

You have, of course, received notification of what your child needs to bring to school each day.
This weekend will be a good chance for all the members of The Landing to practise getting out of their clothes, sorting the clothing and then dressing themselves. :-)

Thank you to the parents who are able to come along and support us. This help with getting all the children sorted is much appreciated.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Milk in The Landing

We have started our Fonterra Milk in Schools and the children have been enjoying some refreshing cold milk after lunch.
Each day the children can choose whether they want to have a carton and they like drinking it dry and folding it flat.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017


This is the time of year for the Hindu festival of lights, called Diwali.
We read a great story about Diwali ... and then Maryam shared her beautiful dress with us.
Look at her dancing to some music!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

What's Growing On??

Welcome back to Term 4 and beautiful spring weather, we hope!
We have a fun, busy and action packed term planned. Keep an eye out for notices about events, notices, emails, newsletter, school website, tweets and blog!

Our science topic for this term is "Growing". We will be growing lots of things, in the classroom and in The Landing garden.

We have tomatoes, beans, lettuces, Lebanese cumcumbers and butternut pumpkins all ready to plant.

We have also planted out lots of little pottles from the New World "My Little Garden" promotion. They donated many to the school, at the time they presented us with our Leafcutter bees and bumble bees.