Tuesday, 15 December 2015

The Wooden Fish

Here is our imovie of The Wooden Fish which we created with Room 7. This was our presentation for the end of year prizegiving.

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Year 3 and 4 Camp - Coopers Beach Christian Youth Camp

We all had a fantastic time last week at the Year 3 and 4 camp at the Coopers Beach Christian Youth Camp. We went swimming in the sea with the waves crashing on us, we searched for creatures in the rock pools, we went fishing off Whangaroa Wharf, we zoomed down the 80m waterslide individually and in trains, we conquered the confidence course, played basketball and bull rush and ate like kings and queens. It was great to see everyone working together and encouraging each other. The girls took on the boys in tug of war and proved tough but not tough enough.

Monday, 23 November 2015

Olympic Ambassador

Today we had an amazing Olympic Ambassador visit our school - Stacey Michelsen who plays hockey for the Black Sticks. She spoke to us about her journey to getting to the Olympics and what it was like at the Olympics. Stacey talked about the importance of playing a sport and then setting yourself goals. She also spoke about some of the Olympic values - one being Respect which is one of our school values. Stacey said, 'that you always have to be the best that you can be,' which is our school mission statement.  Her talk was very inspiring and lots of us want to go to the Olympics one day.

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Pet and Show Day

Oink! Baa! Moo! Meow! The school was filled with lots of animals for their annual Pet and Show Day. We even had eels and a hedgehog. While everyone worked for the morning in class the judges went around and judged all the fantastic pet and creations in the library.
Bring! Bring! Everyone rushed out the door to see what their pet had come. Some children were really excited. "My eels came third,' shouted Ryan.
After morning tea we had the grand parade. Everyone that had brought an animal paraded around the ring.
Pet Day was lots of fun.
Ryan's Eels

Kirsten's Cat - Jinx

Braeden's Chicken

Lilly's Goat

The pig

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Bird Collage

Here is a slideshow of our bird collages we created using newspaper and cardboard.

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

New Pets

As part of our Pet and Show Day on Friday we have a challenge related to animals each day. On Monday the challenge was to create a new pet using physical features of 3 different animals. Room 9 came up with some amazing creations. Here are some of them.Congratulations went to Freedom for his Goatagonion, which was part goat, part dragon and part lion.

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Making Pizza

We have all become chefs in Room 9 and are learning how to write and follow procedures. In groups we created our own pizzas and then we wrote procedures for our pizzas using either a google doc, google slide or book creator on the iPad. Here are some pictures of our pizzas.

Here is a google slide presentation of How to Make Pizza.

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Greats and Grands Day

We had another very successful Greats and Grands day. The children shared speeches about their grandparents, the kapahaka group performed, our piano musicians performed and the whole school showed off their dance moves with jump jam. Our grandparents then enjoyed a visit to our classroom where they were treated with marshmallow treats and a poem about them. Then we had a lovely shared morning tea, with some amazing food. After morning tea we rotated around a range of old fashion games. Our morning ended with a game of Netball. The grandparents were very competitive and managed to win against our young, fit, fire flies team.
Kapahaka performing

Jump Jam
Here is Mia's, Tylah's and Jayden's Memories poem that they shared about their grandparents.

By Tylah

Monday, 12 October 2015

Term 4 Begins

Well everyone in Room 9 had a great holiday - doing lots of fun things all over New Zealand.
We have a very busy term ahead of us with lots of fun things to look forward to. Our theme for this term is food so we will be practising our chef skills and creating some yummy kai.
Our first big event that we are busy preparing for is Greats and Grands day on Friday. Watch this space for some photos of this truly amazing event.

Monday, 21 September 2015

A Piglet Visits

We had a very interesting visitor into our classroom this morning. Lilly's mum Annette and Roger brought their pet piglet Peppa to visit us. They picked Peppa up from the wild when it was very small. It likes to tear up newspaper and have its tummy scratched.

Duffy Assembly

On Friday we had a visit from Kyle Mewburn an author who has written lots of books for children. He has written Duck is Stuck, Kiss Kiss Yuck Yuck, Blue Gnu just to name a few. He has also written two popular chapter book series Dinosaur Rescue and Dragon Knight. He told us about he became a writer after he spent lots of time doing boring jobs. He also shared with us about how he got some of his ideas for his stories.

He wrote lots of books that he sent to the publishers and they didn't like his story.
Showing us on of his picture books - Duck is Stuck.
Here he is showing two dinosaur rescue books - we had to spot the difference in the picture. One had a picture of a bare bottom and the other had censored written over the bare bottom because in one country they are not allowed this type of picture. 

Monday, 7 September 2015

Our Assembly

Last Friday it was our assembly as well as onesie day.  We showed off our show art we created and then our shoe imovie trailer. Here is a slide show of our artwork and our imovie.

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Lots of Exercise

Yesterday was our Cross Country. Everyone ran really well and lots of Room 9 came in the top 20. Our 8 year girls did extremely well. 1st Arlia, 2nd Jessica, 3rd Tylah, 4th Lani and 5th Bailey.

Today we had Mel and her team come in and teach us some softball skills. We all had a really great time. Room 9 have some amazing hitters in the class.

Saturday, 22 August 2015

The Science Fair

Everyone had a great time on Wednesday at the Science Fair. The children really enjoyed sharing their experiments with the rest of the school and seeing what the other classes did. The mini cannon from Room 2 was a hit. The juniors really liked our hovercrafts and balloon rockets.

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Science Experiments in Action

Here are some videos the children created in iMovie of their experiments in action.

Monday, 17 August 2015

Preparing for Science Fair

Today we worked hard on getting our Science Boards finished off for the Science Fair on Wednesday. The children have been very engaged in their learning and have created some lovely pieces of work.

Here are some photos of the finished boards so far. 

Lukas, TeAorangi and Freedom with Hovercraft
Max, Cyprus and Jayden with Loop the Loop
Lani, Kirsten and Kate with Balloon Rocket
Tylah and Taylor with Rolling Uphill
Bailey and (Arlia Absent) with Parachute
Ryan, Hollie and Tae with Hovercraft
Jessica, Lilly and Braeden with Balloon Rocket

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Such a Busy Day

What a busy day of learning and having fun for Room 9. We started our day with doing our science experiments and starting our science boards for the Science Fair next week. At 12 o'clock Mr John Carter came and spoke to us and presented us with our Duffy Books. Then this afternoon we had another session with Mr Bell on the bikes. We learnt how to ride with one hand, use signals, look behind us as we ride and we played a cool game called foot down. TeAorangi was our champ!!!!

Here are some pictures of us busy with our science stuff. We were all very engaged in our learning.

Tae and Ryan discussing their science board.
Roman very focused on creating his balloon car.
The girls making different shapes.
Max and Jayden working on their presentation.
Kate with her Balloon Rocket method.
Te Aranui very focused.
Jess and Lilly very proud of their Title