Thursday, April 30, 2020

Beach Walk

 Good Day Children and Families, Today I'm on another walk this time I went to the beach behind my parents house. Everyday I go for a walk and I normally take my mum's dog Jack with me. I took some photos of the sand this morning because I really liked the patterns. Can you tell the difference of footprints between Jacks and mine?

A Message from a very cute Frog

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Anyone For Coffee

Well done Finn, I just loved the way you tampered your coffee grounds. This requires lots of skills applying pressure in a downward motion and at the same time twisting the tamper.
Fleur would like a mocha with one shot please.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

ANZAC Biscuits

Hi Children I made a video of how to make ANZAC Biscuits but it was to large to send through so here is the recipe I made and I have to a mitt they were yummy. Lets Remember. X

125g Flour
150g Butter
1 Cup Coconut
1 Cup Rolled Oats
50g Butter
1 Tablespoon Golden Syrup
½ Teaspoon Baking Soda
2 Tablespoon Boiling Water

Mix together flour, sugar, coconut and rolled oats. Melt butter and golden syrup. Dissolve baking soda in boiling water and then add to butter and golden syrup mixture. Make a well in centre of dry ingredients and stir in mixture. Roll into balls on greased tray and flatten a little. Bake for 15-20 mins at 180°C.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Les Mills Born to Move

Finn at home

Finn has been very busy at home with his family and his big sister Millie.
Look at the video of Finn being brave and one of Finn learning a new (and very important) skill.
We are seeing so many exciting videos and photos coming in from home.
It is reminding the teachers how lucky we are to spend our days learning alongside all of you children!
Keep smiling and having fun with your families.
See you soon xx

Emilia says hello

Look at all of Emilia’s photos!  Emilia sent us a great email with all of these photos telling us how busy she has been with her family.  
Emilia is learning lots at home with her parents and her big sister Leonie.  Emilia told us about a new card game she has learnt but it has a really cheeky name 😁. Maybe Emilia will teach us her new game when we go back to Next Generation.

Have you got a new game that you would like to teach the children and teachers?

Tuesday 21st April

Over the weekend our friend Talen learnt how to ride his bike with no training wheels!  Well done Talen, you  show such good focus and determination as you balance your body on your bike!

The teachers and children at Next Generation talk often about giving things a go and persevering with difficult tasks.

Children, have you mastered a new skill lately?  Have you learnt to ride with no trainers like Talen or discovered  how to build symmetrical masterpieces like Jiwan?

We would love to see photos or videos of your learning.

Have a fabulous day together!

Friday, April 17, 2020

Bush/Beach Walk

Hello Everyone, I hope you are still surviving Alert Level 4 Lock Down. I am still going on daily walks wherever I can. Today Dad, Mum and I went for a Bush/Beach Walk . I did this walk a year ago when I was home, so it was nice to go again. Hope you are all doing some exercise. Keep safe and I can't wait to see you. Sharalee

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Tuesday 14th April 2020

I hope everyone had a lovely Easter. As you know I am on my parents farm and here are a few photos of me on my daily farm walk. If you go out on a walk you could send in some photos as well. Take care and Stay Safe.
What Kind of bird is this?

Object Challenge photos

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Hulk Smoothie

Know Me Eat Me - Spinach 

Here is the recipe for Hulk Juice and Smoothie. I've made a little video as well for you to watch (click on Link). Enjoy and hopefully you all have a go at making one of these spinach recipes. 

Object Challenge

Today's challenge is to find a pen/felt/crayon to the rest of your objects. As you can see I have mine in a box ready for tomorrow for the last object then you can create whatever you like with these objects. If you would like to add more than one pen/felt/crayon you are more than welcome. 
I'm looking forward to see what you make. 

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Making Dye

Hi children and families,
This is a really great science experiment that you can try together.
Science is all about exploring and sometimes scientists get it wrong but the children at Next Generation know what to do....they persevere!

1 cup of onion skins
1/2 Tablespoon white vinegar
1 cup of water.
Boil for 30 mins.  Cool and use.

Remember, dye can stain so choose where you create very carefully AND remember to send in your completed recipes, photos and videos

How to make a Easter Basket

As Easter is fast approaching, I thought I would make a video of how to make a Easter Basket at home, especially as we always make one at Next Gen. I have done a step by step video to help you make one at home. Under the video I have added step by step instructions. Good luck and Happy Easter.

If the Video doesn't work, clink on Link.


  • Paper
The easiest paper basket tutorial you will ever see!!! Takes less than 1 minute to make.

Enjoy From Sharalee

Kai checks in

Ice cream in the sun...YUMMY!
Kai, I love your idea of turning the bath into a fast track and the ball found it’s target.  Woohoo!
Who else has an idea of what we can do with objects around our house?

Talen’s Shadow

Spinach Idea

Evie’s eggs

Evie, these eggs are egg-sceptional 🥚
Has any one else started making their own Easter eggs?  Keep a watch here on our Daily Diary for more Easter ideas.

Hayden’s 4year old Birthday photos

Jiwan has been busy

Here are two links we received from Jiwan.  He wants to share what he has been doing with you all.
Jiwan you are very creative!  You love drawing at Next Generation and it is great to see you continuing with this interest at home.
Who can make a book like Jiwan?
Remember you can leave comments for our friends on this blog

Fleur’s Easter Egg Art Activities

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Hayden’s Praying Mantis

Thank you Hayden for sending in those amazing photos of you exploring your  garden; you’re still clearly showing a interest in our centres topic
‘Minibeasts’ Check out your learning story, I’ve asked you some investigative questions to further your knowledge of praying mantis. 

By Fleur 

Easter Bunny Update and Fleur's Tuesday Challenge

Tuesday 7th April 2020 Fleur's Garden Adventures Cont ...

Talen has an adventure

What a great adventure Talen has had.  Can you see what he has found?
What do you like to collect when you have adventures?

Otto uses spinach at home

What do you think Otto is making?
Can you make something tasty with Spinach too? We would love to see your photos or videos

Wonky Donkey Man

Hi children and families,
Look what I found on Facebook!
The Wonky Donkey Man is doing an online show today.  Check out the details below......
We would love to see some videos of you singing along to these songs that we love to hear at Next Generation

Monday, April 6, 2020

Monday 6th April 2020

Hello Everyone,
Today I went on a Farm walk and climbed a hill with my parents, everyday Mum and I have been walking to keep us busy. This morning we walked up this hill to as none of us had been up there before. It was our next door neighbors farm. We had good views once we got to the top. Mum and Dad saw a deer (I didn't) but we were to slow to get a photo. I tried to make into one video but its not working and so there are little short videos instead. Enjoy hope you are all doing well in your isolation bubble. Also check the last video as I've given you a object to find.
 Happy Monday Everyone.

 O.k the video's I couldn't get to load so I will pop them up when I have figured that out. So I have added photos instead. The photo below is the challenge, You need to find a rock or stone today and as you can see I have made a challenge box to keep everything in till Friday when we make our creation. Happy hunting..