Kia ora, haere mai and welcome to the Pukeko NEST blog. This blog has been created to enable you to connect with your child's learning as they begin their important journey at school. There is a literacy and maths page for you to better understand our programme, and continue the learning at home. We will post blogs regularly, so please check back often to see what your child has been learning. Nga mihi, Ann and Matt.
We welcomed 4 children into the Pukeko Nest on orientation this afternoon - Emily C, Esme, Luke, and Eva.
From the children's previous 'Wonderings' today they have learned that birds don't lay the bee's eggs, the queen bee does; that a beehive looks like lots of hexagonal cells which is where the honey is made; and that bees transfer pollen from flowers to the beehive to make the honey. They also learned that bees talk to each other by doing a waggle dance.
They also had the chance to be technologists and create a beehive, and create a bee mask.
The children's next 'Wonderings' are - What are the antennae used for? How is nectar from flowers used? What are the people (beekeepers) wearing?