07 July 2017

Buddy class sharing!

It was so lovely on Tuesday afternoon having our little buddies visit us and share their amazing book creator projects! They have been doing some fantastic learning about the blue whale and have presented their learning using a new application, book creator. They have worked so hard and we, their big buddies, are very proud of them! Well done Room 1!

04 July 2017

Football skill development!

Yesterday we had our second fantastic session with Debby from central football. We worked on our dribbling skills and played some fun games. The press ups and burpees we had to do when our ball hit the wall were hard work but we became very disciplined.

Disco Fever!

We all had such an awesome time at the disco on Friday night! We all danced and grooved and there was certainly some fantastic moves on display! Thanks to the student council for organising such a fun event!

23 June 2017


Today, we all dressed in black to show our support to the All Blacks as they take on the Lions tomorrow night! We always thoroughly enjoy dressing up, especially for such a good cause!


Come along and get your groove on!

22 June 2017

Egyptian God Art

This week we have been working on a piece of Egyptian God art. We each chose a particular god and sketched them. We then used a new technique where we used special pastels and when you add water to them, they go like water colours.  This has been both challenging and fun! Here is some pictures of us in action. Keep an eye out for pictures of our finished art!

20 June 2017

Football with Debby!

Yesterday we had our first football coaching session with Debby from Central Football. We learnt some kicking skills and used these in a new game. It was loads of fun and we really enjoyed our session. Thanks Debby. See you next week.

16 June 2017


On Tuesday this week, for winter sport rotation, we had soccer with Miss Fleet. We had fun playing a number of games and activities and working as a team on some challenges. Shooting goals was awesome and we certainly saw some good wipe outs!

14 June 2017

Basketball Training!

Yesterday we had another awesome session with Miles doing basketball. We worked on our dribbling skills and learnt many new tips. We played some fun games and tried some challenging activities. Thanks for teaching us Miles!

12 June 2017

Hieroglyphic Treasure Hunt

This afternoon we went on a treasure hunt around the school solving hieroglyphic messages. We had solve hieroglyphics, dig in the sand desert (the sandpit), find a tomb and even got to find some treasure at the end! We had a blast and it certainly challenged our thinking!

10 June 2017

Hieroglyphics learning

This week in room 5 as part of our Ancient Egypt unit, we have been learning about hieroglyphics. We have learnt that hieroglyphics was the form of written alphabet that ancient Egyptian used and was made up of hundreds of pictures and symbols that represented specific nouns, letters and some actions. We found out that hieroglyphics originated from the greeks, and was used for thousands of years to communicate the happenings of Ancient Egypt. There were certain people called scribes, who were the only people who wrote in hieroglyphics. Hieroglyphics was used as the form of writing until the Roman Empire took over in 324 AD and banned it.

It has been really interesting finding out about the ancient Egyptians writing and we decided to have a go at writing some things in hieroglyphics ourselves. Once we wrote a passage in hieroglyphics we made our paper look really old. These are some of our pieces. 

08 June 2017

Winter sport rotation -Netball

Yesterday we began our winter sport rotation with netball. We had a great afternoon learning some skills and getting involved in team games. We learnt how to play netball as a game and the rules and then we had some great games against each other. Thanks Miss Jeynes and Miss Main for teaching us!

Adventurous morning!

This week there has been a lot of tree felling activity going on just down the road from our school, with big crashes of trees hitting the ground and logging trucks going by. This morning they had the big machines out and plenty of trees coming down. We all went for a walk down to check out the action. For some of us, this was a new experience and what a lovely morning it was.

07 June 2017

Basketball with Miles

Yesterday we started our basketball lessons with Miles from Manawatu basketball. He was a tough coach and made us think, listen and try lots of new things but we had a great time and learnt what the basketball stance looked like and how important it is. Thanks Miles. See you next week for another fantastic lesson.

05 June 2017


Remember you all need you sneakers tomorrow for basketball. I hope you are all having a wonderful long weekend.

01 June 2017

Ancient Egypt mapping

Yesterday we completed a mapping exercise to have a look and locate some of the places in and around the Nile River and Ancient Egypt. It was fun learning how to use a map and using our skills to create these maps for our books. Look at these cool examples.

31 May 2017

Ancient Egypt

This week we started a new unit -Ancient Egypt. We are looking forward to the many skills and interesting ideas we will learn in this unit!

Black Day is Coming...!

The Lions are due to arrive and we are roaring ready to go! Lets dress all in black to support our rugby boys!

26 May 2017

Explain Everything -new app learning!

This week room 5 has been working on legends such as Maui and the sun, Maui and the giant fish and how Maui brought fire to the world. We worked in groups to use a new app called explain everything to make some creative animations. 

This was challenging as it is quite a tricky app to use with so many different ways it can be used. We also used another app called brushes to create our characters and background, before inputting them into explain everything, to bring them alive. Here are some of our awesome animations retelling one of the legends.

What do you think?

The Grand Genius Summer of Henry Hoobler -class novel task

In Room 5 at them moment, we are reading a novel called 'The Grand Genius Summer of Henry Hoobler'. It's a nice story and we are enjoying listening to Miss Fleet read.

Each week, we do a response to text literacy activity to show our comprehension and connections to the text. This week we did a fun word challenge -seeing how many words we could make out of the letters from the title.
The points went like this:

  • 10 letters -5 pts
  • 5+ letters -3 pts
  • 3-4 letters -2 pts
  • 2 letters -1 pt
We had a champion for the most amount of words who was Rhianna, and a tie of champions for the highest total score who was Rhianna and Hollie. Well done girls!

24 May 2017

Buddy Class!

Today we had a great time in buddy class helping our little buddies to write, practice and pronounce Te Reo Maori words in their pepehas. We also used this session as a practice time for ourselves, reciting our pepehas to our little buddies as examples.
Our little buddies really appreciated our help!

22 May 2017

Te Reo Kori routine creations

What an afternoon we have had exploring and creating routines using the poi and rakau in small groups. It was exciting creating our own routines filled with cool movements and skills. We had to practice and practice to try and get our routines faultless. In one afternoon, we think we did really well! When we performed our routines to our peers, they certainly enjoyed them!

What do you think?



17 May 2017

Wheels and spider day!

We all had such an awesome day today, wheeling around on our scooters, skateboards, roller blades etc. There were a few spills and some awesome tricks and all round a fab day. We could have hoped for a bit better weather, but we enjoyed ourselves anyway. Thanks to the student council for organising a cool day and providing yummy spiders!