Thursday, May 18, 2017

Art Gallery Visit

Room 1/2 went to the art gallery this week.  We looked at puanga and the significance of stars.  We had fun making either a sun, star or a moon out of clay.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Rutherford Cooking Session

On Wednesday we went to Rutherford Junior High and had our first cooking session.  We cooked mashed potatoes and enjoyed eating them after they were cooked.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Origami Stars

In class we decided to make some origami stars.  We followed the instructions which Mrs Palmer gave us.  Some of us found it a challenge so we had to persist to complete it.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

River and Waimarie Museum Visit

On Monday we walked down to the river.  We had our lunch sitting under the trees with a great view of the river.  Our challenge after lunch, in pairs was to take a landscape photo using an iPad.  Lots of us took photos of the Durie Hill Tower, Waimarie and the river.  We wondered who the winner would be?  Our visit to the Waimarie Museum was amazing.  The information and knowledge we learnt from the wonderful people at the museum was helpful to our inquiry we are doing back at school.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Learning to Persist

Mrs Steedman gave us the challenge to work in groups of three to make a tall tower out of playing cards.  Often our towers collapsed so we had to persist to try to build another one.  When we were working together, encouraging of each other and used a rough surface this made making the tower easier.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Camp at Green Pastures

We stayed at Green Pastures for an overnight camp.  First we arrived at Bason Reserve for a scavenger hunt where we had to find out information and do different tasks.  We tried lots of different outdoor activities at Green Pastures such as: archery, kayaking, horizontal bungie and air rifle.  One of our favourites was completing the mud run.  We enjoyed looking like mud monsters!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Working on our football skills

We have been working with Simon on our football skills.  We enjoy learning new skills and then using them in a game.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Buddy Time With Room 5

On Friday we went to our buddy class and worked with our partners to draw a creative monster. They had been reading and discussing all about monsters.  We enjoy doing activities with our buddy class each week!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Sharing our Family Treasures

As part of our inquiry we have been learning about each other so we can be a successful community. We brought our family treasures to school to show each other and share the stories behind them.  We enjoyed hearing and learning about each one.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Mr Palmer visits

Today Mr Palmer visited us.  He is an arborist.  He talked to us about what at arborist does and all the safety equipment needed to cut down a tree.  He removed a dead tree from near our front playground. We watched him do this and some of us took the branches away so we can use them in our tree huts.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Our Buddy Class

Last week we got together with Room 5 our buddy class.  We met the person who found our hidden rocks.  We learnt their name and some information about what they like.  We look forward to doing lots of fun activities with them through out the year.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Assembly Award Winners

Well done Vetaia and Kevin for receiving a merit certificate. Keep up the good work and enjoy your morning tea with Ms O'Connor.

Well done Mase for receiving a player of the day.

School Leaders

We are so excited to have some school leaders in our class. Congratulations boys. We are so proud of you.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Community Walk

This week we went on a walk around our neighbourhood.  We looked at lots of different communities we have around us.  In writing we have been learning about personification (giving objects a human quality).  So while on our walk we looked for objects we could personify.  Some examples are ... The phone booth standing waiting for a call.  The grass was dancing in the wind with its friends.

Welcome Back

We are all pleased to be back at school and in the Lions Den.  It's been a great few weeks at school.

Friday, October 21, 2016

CO2 Car Race Wordle

In class we made a wordle. The wordle had to be about what feelings we would have if we won the CO2 car race. Here is mine.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Thursday, June 23, 2016

The Crazy Science Show

On Wednesday a crazy scientist came to our school to teach us crazy, cool and fun science tricks. He had lots of cool tricks like big bubble blowing, making water disappear, floating balls, mini rockets and indoor fireworks. After all of that his final trick was hypnosis.  What was your favourite science trick?
By Kainoa

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Pattern art

This week we have been trying to draw patterns for our art. After we drew patterns we drew a house. After that we put the patterns into the house. Here are is an example.  

Puanga Celebration Competition

Competition Time! Create a poster to advertise our Puanga Celebration. 
There are prizes for the winning poster!

Thursday, May 26, 2016

New Role Models!

In the Lions Learning Den, we have 3 reasons to look for great role models in our class. The first one you can get by Striving for Accuracy. Which means you’re always trying your best and finding new ways to complete it. The winner for Striving for Accuracy is Jake. Our 2nd one is the King of the Den. Which means you have to get your work done on time and be a great role model. And the winner for King of the Den is Kainoa. Our last one is the Blogging King. This means that you have no mistakes on your blog and not messing around with the colours,fonts and sizes. And the winner for the blogging king is Blake R. Well done to these 3 boys. They have been trying so hard. Keep an eye out for next week’s winners.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Haiku Poems

Today we have been learning how to write Haiku poems. We did one about the thunder because we could hear it outside. For Haiku poems you have to have 5 syllables on the first and last line. You also need to have 7 syllables in the middle. So in total you need 3 lines.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Welcome Back!

Well we have had another busy start to the term. We have continued with our new inquiry, learning all about structures. We have just started creating another piece of building artwork so watch this space for our finished pieces. We have learnt more Te Reo. We had heaps of fun going out and drawing on the concrete. We have also started learning some basketball skills. So lots of fun learning in He Puna Hangahanga!