Sunday, November 6, 2011

Striving for Accuracy

This week I don't have a piece of work to show you but if you were in Kapa Haka you would of heard this person striving for accuracy. Darian really stepped up! He was our leader, he picked up the new Haka in 2 sessions and powerfully lead us. Your effort was amazing! Well done.

King of the Den

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Our ANZ Ad!

Check it out! Our ad is on the ANZ website. How exciting! Are we a good looking cheerful bunch.

Click on the link below if you want to go to the website and check it out for yourself. You may need to select New Zealand as the country in the top right hand corner if it doesn't come up straight away as there are a few different choices.
ANZ Website

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Buddy Art

Today for buddy art we went to Room 12 and taught them how to make pinch pots. I think they all worked very hard and their pots look fantastic. Maybe better than some of ours. :)


Today for Athletics we joined up with Room 3. We split ourselves into 3 groups and had a go at Vortex, High Jump and Long Jump. Check out some of the great High Jump shots.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Striving for Accuracy

Well I had 2 people to choose from this week and I couldn't decide so... Both David and William are winners. Well done boys.

David's Spelling book

William's Country Profile

King of the Den

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Rugby World Cup Winners!

Well done to our Rugbby World Cup Winners. Dean (New Zealand) came 1st, Bayley (France) came 2nd and TeWaoriki (Australia) came 3rd.

Well done to Darian who picked the best Fantasy Rugby Team and won our league.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Kingi's Back

Yay! We were so excited today when Kingi turned up. He spent last term with Mr Burgess in Scotland. He had lots of photos to share. David must of known Kingi was going to be back soon because he made him a bed. Kingi loves it and has been sleeping in it a lot.

Holiday Art

Today we have been working on creating Holiday Art. We based it on the Google Logos. We had a look at some logos to inspire us then we got started. Instead of using the word google we used my holiday. We needed to have a theme. You should be able to work out what we did or where we went by looking at our holiday art. Here are a few finished ones. What do you think they did on their holidays?





Rearranging the Class!

Today after a suggestion made from David we rearranged the class. After shifting the mat to where we wanted it to be, it was all up to the boys. They decided where the desks, shelving and computers will now be. I think they did a great job working as a team and setting up our new class. It looks so much bigger now.

Picture Captions

Exciting Holidays!

Well our class along with Room 12 and a few other people from the school took part in something very exciting in the holidays. We were involved in a photo shoot. An advertising agency in Auckland saw the photo on our blog with us in front of the house with the flags and wanted to recreate it. The photos are going to be seen all over New Zealand. They will be on billboards at airports and on posters in the banks. Check out how it went.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Finals, here we come!

As you can imagine New Zealand is just buzzing after the All Blacks win last night against Australia. Just in case you missed it or just want to watch the great moments again I have found a clip showing the highlights. After that great performance what do you think? Are we going to win the RWC?

Clay Faces

At the end of the term Mrs Larsen taught us how to join clay together correctly. We then used these skills to create clay faces. Here is how they turned out.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Dance Showcase!

After a lot of practice with Mark we pulled off our dance at the dance showcase. The clothes and makeup were amazing and all the boys got right into it. I am so proud of you. Thanks Mark for all of your help. Have a look at the video to how they did.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Clay Pinch Pots

On Friday the boys learnt how to make clay pinch pots. Some of them found the technique hard to do. After a lot of hard work they etched designs in their pots. We will now leave them for a few weeks to dry out.

Friday, September 30, 2011

King of the Den

Orkut Scrap Toys

Merit Certificates

Well done Bayley and Wiremu. They both received certificates in assembly today.

Duffy Book

Congratulations Kayne!

Junior Rippa Rugby

Today our Art Buddy Class (Room 12) had a Rippa game against Churton School. We went along to support them. All the children tried really hard and played their best. It ended up being a draw. Well done both Churton and Carlton.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Interschool Cross Country

Well done to all the people who represented our school at the Interschool Cross Country. A huge congratulations to Tarron who came 7th.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Jovi's Writing Activity

Our writing group has been learning to use wow sentence beginnings. To make wow sentence beginnings you can...
use onomatopoeia
use speech
use descriptive language
use interesting words
use a variety of sentence beginnings.

Here are our examples,

Yahoo! As the crowd goes wild for the All Balcks team that just beat Tonga by miles. (David)

"Wahoo!!" I said as I bungee jumped off a cliff. (Kahu)

Wow, I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw a race car break up. (Bayley)

USA Rugby Team Email

Today we were so excited, we got an email back from the USA Rugby Team. We asked them a couple of questions and they answered them for us. Lucky us! Check out what they said.

What’s it like playing rugby in America compared to New Zealand?
1) Rugby in America is a very small sport compared to American Football, Baseball, Basketball, Soccer and several others. Not many people know about rugby and the National Team has around 3,000 to 4,000 people attending a match when played in America, which compared to 40,000 or more in New Zealand is quite a difference. Plus the population of America is around 300 million people, compared to 4 million in New Zealand.

How do you feel about being part of a team playing in the Rugby World Cup?
2) The RWC is the ultimate tournament in the rugby world. To get the opportunity to represent your country at the RWC is an amazing feeling, and these moments are very very special, as they might not come again. Having the tournament in NZ is extra special because of the rich rugby culture and support here.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Mystery Reader

Today our Mystery Reader was Mrs McIntyre. She read us a really funny story about a farting dog. We laughed and laughed. Especially at the part when Mrs McAvoy used a Whoopee Cushion. I wonder if our mystery readers are trying to tell us something?

Friday, September 16, 2011

Dance Class

On Monday we did Dance Class. We did started to do a Michael Jackson one. It was called Thriller. The instructor showed us the steps then we tried them. None of us got it right first time round so he showed us how to do it again. We all got it so he showed us the second move. It was lots of great fun.

Thursday, September 15, 2011


On Thursday we went to Gym. When we arrived we met the instructor, then we played a game called Jellybean. It was fun. After that we got into 4 groups and started the activities. One was on the trap, you can jump really high on it. Another activity was the sponge pit. We jumped on a mini tramp and did a tuck jump. Before we left the gym we played a game with a parachute called sharks and life savers. The sharks crawled around under the parachute and pull us under and the life savers had grab our hands and pull us out. It was so much fun.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Buddy Art

Today we did Buddy Art. We helped Room 12 finish off there rugby players. They are looking really good!

Buddy Art on PhotoPeach

Friday, September 9, 2011

Mystery Reader

Today our mystery reader was ... Constable Tanya. She read us a really funny story 'The mole who knew it was none of his business'. We loved her animal noises!
Thanks Constable Tanya for coming in to read to us.

King of the Den

Wall of Fame!

Wahoo Zane! He made it onto the school's Wall of Fame. He responded with Wonderment and Awe during our Rugby Day Out. Fantastic.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Cross Country

Today we had our School Cross Country. Mrs Larsen, Mrs Steadman, Mrs Roberston and a few boys went down early to the Gonville Domain to set up. At 1pm the school arrived and racing was underway. All of our hard working training paid off. Congratulations to everyone who will be representing our school at the Interschool Cross Country.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Rugby Day Out

Today went had a Rugby Day Out with Room 12. We started off our day creating a supporters song/rap for the rugby team of our choice. Check them out below. Next we moved to the Rugby Roadshow. We had lots of fun recording our own rugby stories and looking back in time. Some boys even found Sonny Bill in an old school photo. Lastly we went to the Art Gallery. We looked closely at Mike ?? art works. We then got an opportunity to create our own. When we got back to school we spent the afternoon colouring in flags of the countries involved in the rugby world cup. We also taught our buddies how to pass and catch a rugby ball. We loved our Rugby Day Out.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Duffy Show

Today we had a Duffy show. It was about this mean golfer wanting to shut the library down so he can use the money to build a golf course. Duffy and the Librarian had a debate. Yay they won!

Duffy Show on PhotoPeach

Tarron was the lucky winner of a special Duffy Book. He always tries hard with reading and writing. Well done!

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