Monday 22 October 2018

Room 10 egg challenge

Room 10 were given the challenge of designing protection for an egg so it could be dropped from a 2 metre height without cracking...but we could only use 4 pieces of paper and 8 bits of cellotape. Only 2 students were successful but we had a lot of fun! 

Monday 15 October 2018

Room 13 - Making Playdough

Room 13 decided to make some new play dough.
Here is the recipe we followed:


Romes, Vaipeka and Tristan mixed extra flour into the dough because it was too sticky.

Daerue, Bellamaya and Ale wore plastic gloves so the food colouring didn't stain their hands.

Once our play dough was all soft and squishy, we all made cookies, people and critters.
We have put our new play dough into plastic bags so it stays soft.

Tuesday 18 September 2018

Rm 11's Lemonade

In Rm 11 we are learning to write different procedural writings. One type of procedural writing is a recipe. So we decided to use Miss E's lemons from home to make a delicious lemonade. Check out some of our pictures and Tron's recipe he wrote: 

- 1 cup of lemon juice
- 1 cup of sugar
- 5 cups of cold water
- 2 cups of boiled water

- Kettle
- Juice jug
- Chopping board
- Measuring cup
- Knife

Firstly get 1 cup of sugar and pour the cup with the sugar into a juice jug. Next you pour the 2 cups of boiling water into the jug very slowly and mix it with your mixing spoon. The hot water will make the sugar dissolve. The sugar will need to be like a syrup. 

After cut the lemons you have into halves. When your done grab 1 half of a lemon and put your hand over the measuring cup and squeeze it and the seeds will land in your hands. Finally tip in the juice and give it a a good mix with your mixing spoon. Now your lemonade is ready to be cooled. When it is cool it is drinkable. That's how you make lemonade. 

Tuesday 4 September 2018

Year 3 Share a Grin

Room 8 and 10 learned lots of new information and got some new toothbrushes on Monday when the Share a Grin campaign came into talk to us. We also practised brushing and flossing!

Wednesday 29 August 2018

Junior Games Club

Every Tuesday lunchtime, children from Years 1-3 have been enjoying playing games. We have seen great sharing, team work and some Year 3 taking on the responsibility of leading some activities.

Tuesday 5 June 2018

How do we compare?

In room 11 we wanted to know what bug/insects have wings and what ones don't! To do this we needed to compare them. We decided that to compare something it means to look at the similarities and differences. Here is us learning to use a venn diagram to compare. 

Monday 21 May 2018

Room 11's Bug Hunt

In the morning of Wednesday 16th May room 11 came into class to find a special letter on the board from a Nature Detective named Denzel. He needed our help to find some minibeasts and insects in our school. 

So we went out into the garden to find some. we had to write down what we saw and take pictures so we could use them later. 

We found lots of things. Have a look! 

We Miss E printed of the photos and we had to write about the insects we found. 


  • What color is it?
  • How many legs does it have?
  • How big is it compared to a 20c coin?
  • Does it have wings?
  • Where did you find it?
  • How does it move?
  • Is it eating anything?

Tuesday 15 May 2018

Rm 11's New Maths Tubs!!!

This term we have new maths activities in our tubs for when we finish our given maths activity. Here is us learning how to use each one!!! 

Here we are working on our place value of 3 digit
numbers and ordering them from biggest to smallest
once we are finished.

Here we are working with fractions - making whole fractions
working out what fractions can make a whole.

Here we are working on our multiplication.
students have to solve the problem on the block
before putting it back on top. If they get it wrong
they have to take another one!
This is a time station - we have been working hard
telling the time these past few weeks! we are pretty good!
If you get the flashcard correct then you get to hold on to
it and the person with the most wins! 

Tuesday 8 May 2018

Rm 11's Second Flood Experiment

Last Term Rm 11 learnt about Cyclone Gita. We wanted to know why the houses in Samoa and Tonga were destroyed easier then they were here in New Zealand. Here is our second experiment which is our New Zealand Experiment we included river banks, retaining walls and house foundations! They all worked! 


Rm 11's First Swimming Lesson!

This week we had our first swimming lessons! Rm 11 was first thing Monday morning. We got to take the bus to the Otara Pools. We got changed into our togs and had to wait for the instructors to be ready. Then it was finally swimming time, we got into three groups. We all learnt different floating techniques. Some of us were floating superstars! Check out what we got up too!