26 February 2018

Fantastic Friday!

Friday was full of fun!
We enjoyed some competitive, fun games in the pool, including flippa ball and races. Miss Fleet got splashed and soaked more than once!

Later in the day, the girls from Room 5 and 6 enjoyed some coaching and tips from Jess at Central Football. This was really fun and she certainly provided some challenges for us to complete!

To finish off a wonderful day, we went for a buddy swim! It was so cool to spend time with our little buddies, playing games and helping them with some of their skills. Thanks for having us Room 1!

20 February 2018


Getting to know you camp!

We really had the most wonderful few days at school for our 'Getting to know you' camp.

Over these days we did some work around our strengths and weaknesses which will help us set our goals, we did loads of swimming, we participated in team building and collaborating activities, we had an awesome morning at the lido, and completed a pretty awesome piece of art and of course had a whole lot of fun!

Check out the footage of our enjoyable few days!

Thanks to Miss Fleet for organising this camp, and to all our drivers, and parents/teachers who stayed over night! We sure do appreciate it!

13 February 2018

Kaiiwi Beach Trip

Wow what a wonderful day we had on Friday at Kaiiwi beach! We had so much fun exploring, learning and having fun. We learnt about stream pollution, soil layers, shell types, bugs, plant adaptations, erosion, and we even saw a fresh water spring in the sand. It was awesome sending time with our class and discussing and discovering together. Later in the day we enjoyed the whole school sea swim. This was of course a highlight!

Thank you to everyone who helped to organise such a fun-filled, valuable day!

08 February 2018

I am me... I am strong!

This week we kicked off our beginning of year unit 'I AM ME. I AM STRONG'. The key understandings for this unit are all about being strong individuals but also developing and becoming strong as a team and as a class.

So far we have shared some things about ourselves and are working collaboratively to develop our shared understandings of managing our selves and relating to others. We have looked at what kind of learners we are and how we can set goals towards being stronger individuals.

Stay tuned for updates on our learning.

ISMART goals!

Today in Ruma Rima, we learnt about ISMART goals. We did a lot of brianstorming and discussing about what ISMART means and stands for. We looked at some examples of goals and used the ISMART rules to decide whether they were suitable goals. We identified higher order thinking and how using ISMART rules to set our goals can really influence our goal setting and whether or not we set ourselves up for success.

Following this learning we are now working towards setting some ISMART goals of our own. Identifying our strengths and weaknesses is the first step.

Below is our first brainstorm, showing what we thought the letters might stand for:

Then, Miss Fleet gave us what each of the letters stood for (black) then we discussed and came up with what those words actually mean.

When we set goals, we will be say "I will......." not "I want....."


02 February 2018

Name Art!

It was wonderful to get a splash of colour on the wall this morning! Everyone's names completed with pastel and paint are so striking and have added a lovely boarder to the tops of our walls. Come in and check out the real things!

01 February 2018

Sensational Swimming!

We are almost through our first week, and already there has been some great new skills learnt and progress made in swimming. Techniques are being perfected and we are looking forward to learning some new strokes next week.

29 January 2018

We are back!

What a wonderful first day we had back in Ruma Rima.
It was so exciting to see and meet all the faces of Room 5 for this year! We have a great group and we are all so looking forward to the year ahead!

Today we got straight into setting up some of our classroom routines, our books, swimming and had plenty of fun along the way!

Check out the faces of Room 5 2018. Aren't we a fantastic looking bunch?!

24 January 2018

Welcome Back to 2018!

Welcome back to 2018 everybody! 

I hope you have all had a wonderful summer break with family and friends.

School starts back on Monday 29th January.

Don't forgot to bring your togs and sunhat!


07 December 2017

Going, Going, GONE!

This week we have been working on some creative, expository pieces of writing. We have been writing advertisements to sell some pretty extraordinary properties! It is fair to say that Miss Fleet wants to buy all of our houses!

These were the houses we had to sell:

We did extremely well and used our very best persuasive language and great vocabulary.
Here are some examples. Wouldn't you buy these straight away?!

06 December 2017

End of year fun sports day!

Yesterday we all had an amazingly fun day!

First up we rotated around many different fun activities and games from water relays to human wheel barrow races.
The 400m finals were a hit and all the students ran exceptionally well. A special congratulations to Lucy and Logan for taking out the races.
Then we watched a fantastic cricket match of students vs adults, where we witnessed some outstanding skills on display. What a great way to open the new cricket pitch.
We then enjoyed lovely cool ice blocks as a well needed 'cool down'!
In the afternoon we had an awesome time slipping, sliding and splashing!

We couldn't of had a nicer day for so many exciting, fun filled activities!

Friction Testing

This week we conducted an experiment to test the friction created by different types of sport balls on the same surface of concrete.

Our Aim:
To find which ball produces the most friction when connecting with a concrete surface, therefore determining the speed of motion

Materials used:
1 meter ruler
1 timer

Ball Types:

  • Basketball
  • Netball
  • Soccer ball
  • Rainbow ball
  • Tennis ball
  • Rubber ball
  • Hockey ball
  • Marble

We discovered that we had a range of different results that suggested a number of different ideas about which ball was fastest, slowest or produced the most/least amount of friction.

Post Discussion:
We decided that the experiment we conducted was an unfair test as there were too many inconsistencies and differences between different groups and different tests.

Consistent Variables:

  • test distance (1 meter)
  • all groups used the exact same balls
  • all tests were done on the same concrete surface

Inconsistent Variables:

  • Students ability with timing and different tools to time
  • Amount of force applied to the ball causing it to move.

Today we are going to looking at our last 2 experiments and why/ how they were unfair tests and how we can adjust them to ensure they produce accurate and fair results. We will keep you posted!

Week 8 Wonderful Wednesday

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05 December 2017

Hunger Games Short Stories

From a recent page in our shared novel, 'The Hunger Games' we created some short stories and tried to be as creative as we could with what we came up with. It was certainly a lot more difficult than we thought!

Check out some of our work!