Tuesday, March 31, 2015


A big congratulations to the people below who got certificates for good behaviour, fantastic reading comprehension, brilliant home learning posters, using their initiative and excellent writing. 

Maths scavenger hunt!

Today Miss Chambers decided to do something fun for maths because it is the end of term. It was fun but also challenging. We had clues placed all around the classroom and when we solved each of the difficult maths problem on each clue we got a letter. Once we had all six letters right we were given a riddle to solve. Do you think you can solve out the riddle below?

What has four fingers and a thumb but is not alive?

Letters: L,O,G,V,E and A

Clue: You use it in the garden and it is two words

If you have figured it out please put the answer in the comments.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Class Haiku

We have been learning how to write Haiku which are Japanese poems based on nature. 
Our poems needed to have 17 syllables in the pattern, 
line 1 - 5 
line 2 - 7 
line 3 - 5

Here are some of our poems with photos that we took in the garden

Monday, March 23, 2015

Kei Te Pehea Koe?

We have been learning how to ask each other how we are.

Kei te wera ahau - I am hot

Kei te hiamoe - I am tired

Kei te  hia kai - I am hungry

Kei te koa - I am happy

Wonderful Water Wheels

 We saw some Wonderful Water Wheels work today. This was a Home Learning project that both children and adults enjoyed.

water wheel is a hydropower system; a machine for extracting power from the flow of water. Water wheels and hydropower was widely used in the Middle Ages, powering most industry in Europe, along with the windmill. The most common use of the water wheel was to mill flour in gristmills, but other uses included foundry work and machining, and pounding linen for use in paper.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Solar Ovens

The Solar Ovens work using reflection and absorption. 
The tin foil reflects the light on to the black piece of paper inside the pizza box. 
The black paper absorbs all the colours in the light spectrum - ROY G BIV and it turns into heat energy. 
The gladwrap traps the heat inside the box. 
The ovens reached 40 degrees.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Crafts for the Country Fair

We have been very busy in class making crafts for the Country Fair. This has involved quite a lot of small motor skills. - threading tiny beads, gluing without burning themselves with the glu-gun and scissors precision. Come to the Craft Stall on Saturday.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Peer Teaching in Maths

We have been peer teaching in maths. This is a great way for those who need to learn a new strategy to do so one on one. Plus it means the children teaching the strategy have to fully understand it to teach others - so it reinforces their own skills. I love the way the children used mini white boards and equipment to help teach renaming in subtraction.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Cool Bananas

Here is the video we looked at last week. Some great messages in this song.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Te Reo Maori with Mrs Shilling

Every Monday in the afternoon we do Te Reo Maori with Mrs Shilling. We have learnt how to ask someone their name and how they are feeling.
 Here are some examples
 Hot - wera , 
Here is our class singing the alphabet in Maori 

Here is a conversation in Maori

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Lessons from Cocoa

We looked at the Lessons From Geese so now it is time for Lessons From Cocoa.

Cocoa always sits quietly in the classroom. 
Whenever I speak I have her undivided attention. Look how she is looking straight at my chair.

What a good example she sets!!!!

Friday, March 6, 2015

Camp Announcement

Mrs Phipps and I announced where camp was going to be this year.

I did make a movie of the 3 clips together but it refuses to load so instead I tried to upload the 3 separate clips but they still won't load - sorry about that. I will have to ask Kyla and Amanda - I'm sure they will be able to help - they are now the experts.

I will keep trying

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Our name art

We went to Mrs Phipps's class and started our Name Art. It was very  tricky and complicated all at the same time. We wrote our names in block letters and turned the page and wrote it backwards, then we chose 3 colours, one for the background and two colours for your name.

Pirate ship game

In the pool Room Ten started to learn a game called 'The Pirate Ship' game. Miss chambers would say a command and we would obey. The pool is divided into three areas - beach, ship and island.

Here are some examples of the commands - 'there is a shark on the beach' (swim to the other side of the pool with our hands up like a fin) or 'take your dog to the beach' (we have to do dog paddle) and 'scrub the deck' ( we have to dive to the bottom of the pool) and many more.

This is a good way to do quick fitness and practice our listening skills.
There is a storm coming

There's a shark at the beach