Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Buddy Art

Yesterday we went to Room 12 to start our next buddy art project, Shape People. It was good to see the boys working hard with their buddies and making sure they are making good choices. David did a brilliant job with his buddy. I look forward to next week when we start colouring them in.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Learning how to Email

Last week when the Year 4's and 5's went to swim safe the Year 6's got taught how to email each other. When we were waiting we had to pick someone to get ther email address. When we had their email address we had to type their email adress into a bsr up the top, we then wrote something to them and they are going to write back.


In the last couple of weeks we have been working on a new art project. We have been observationally drawing ukulele's so we can colour them in. It is hard work but I think we can create master pieces. He is one Mrs Larsen made using our drawings.


Today in the morning Mr Peterson came in and introduced us to a teacher aide which was our visitor. Then after morning tea another teacher aide came in and her name was Mrs Cain. They are going to have a lot of fun with us.

Friday, May 27, 2011

King of the Den

Wall of fame

I have chosen to extra people for the Wall of Fame this week. When working on our successful person, both Josh and Dean were able to demonstrate this terms habit, applying past Knowledge. They were able to use something I shared with them last year to help them with their activity. Good thinking you two!

Striving for Accuarcy and Precision

Well done Kayne. He worked extremely hard on his project and it shows. He is hands down on the Wall of Fame this week.

Duffy Book Winner

Congratulations Dean. He is our duffy book winner this week. He always tries hard so I though he deserved a new book.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Class Project

Room 15 has been given a little class project. Over the next fe week we are going to work hard to polish up a really cool piece of driftwood. Its going to become a feature at the front of our school. We think its going to look great!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Postcard Project!

We have joined the postcard project and we love it! Thanks Mrs Robertson for sharing the great idea. A clever teacher in New Zealand came up with the idea. Mrs Larsen has lots of addresses to other classes all over the world. We write postcards to them and they write to us. We have written to Canada, USA, Australia, Scotland, Russia and many more. Its so exciting, we have received 3 postcards so far. 2 from USA and 1 from Australia.

Everyday we cant wait for the mail. I wonder when we will get our next one and where it will be from.

We hope we can stay in contact with our new friends so if they have a blog we have put a link to them. Go check them out. We love seeing what other schools in different countries are getting up to.

Our New Friends

Last Monday the class were given a challenge, to keep an egg safe for one whole week. Some lasted only 20 minutes, poor eggs! Some rolled off tables, some fell out of their safe houses and some were smashed on the concrete. We now have 5 splattered egg marks on the classroom carpet. Out of 24 only 5 were able to survive. Well done! I know it was hard.

Broken Arm!

Can you believe it? Mr Petersen has a broken wrist. He was trying to put his hand through a plank of wood (not in an elephants trunk). Mrs Roberston managed to. Mrs Priest did too. So did Mrs Bennett. But Mr Petersen... Whoops!

Monday, May 23, 2011


Today the boys continued working on solving our maths question. Have a look at what Isaiah and David achieved.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Striving for Accuracy and Precision

Check out what William has been up to during maths time. He was able to stay focused during the whole black and completed the activity to a high standard. He produced some great graphs and statements to go with it. Way to go William. Keep up the hard work.

Wall of Fame: Applying Past Knowledge

Congratluations David! He's made it on the Wall of Fame again!. This week he was able to demonstrate our habit for this term, Applying past knowledge. When reading our story in the newspaper, Trail of a Kiwi Killer, David made a connection to when we had the Green Rig at our school last year. He was able to use the information he learnt from the Green Rig to understand the story better and help his classmates out.

King of the Den

Thursday, May 19, 2011

BP Technology Challenge Take Two

Well we decided to give our challenge from last week, building a castle, another go seem as it was such a disaster. Some teams learnt from their mistakes some didn't. Can you work out who?

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Today 9 lucky people from Room 15 went to the splash centre to be taught how to swim. They get to go every Wednesday and Thursday for the next 5 weeks. I bet they'll be great by the end!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


Over the past week for maths we have been learning the skills needed to answer one of our maths questions.

In N.Z more than 1/2 our cars are white, less than 1/4 are blue there are more red than yellow and the least popular is green. Do the cars passing our front gate in 10 minutes match this statement? Display your findings. Make statements about your discoveries.

Today the boys started to answer the maths question. The boys went outside and started to collect the data needed. I wonder what they found out? Watch this space to see their results.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Striving for Accuracy and Precision

David had tried really hard with his book cover this week. He made sure it was detailed, had all the features it needed and tried really hard to make it look great. Well done David.

King Of the Den

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Book Covers

We have been learning all about book covers. To show what we have learnt we all designed a new book cover for a book of our choice. Have a look at what some of the boys came up with.




Over the week we have been putting the finishing touches on the collage pictures and wow stories we created about our holidays. Here are a few below

“Jump in the car Nathanael, let’s go to Briscoes to get my oven” said dad. Dad had a special paper to help find the right oven. “Yippee” I yelled “Now we can cook yummy pizza”.
By Nathanael

I bobbed up and down in the lazy river. The water pulled me round. It was warm like the sun.
By Campbell

Keeping Ourselves Safe

Over the past two weeks we have been learning all about keeping ourselves safe. Constable Tanya has been coming in and helping the boys out. They are learning lots of useful information.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


We are so lucky. Today Mrs Larsen was given a huge container of games and toys for our class. There were things like a lego city mat with cars, worker trucks and planes. There were farm animals and dinsaurs, and lot of constructing materils. The boys had fun playing with them during fun time.

Visiting Artist

Last Thursday we had Graeme Braddock an artist visit our school. He taught the whole school how to draw really well.

This is what they were being taught to draw

Check out what the boys were able to do

Monday, May 9, 2011

Our 1st Keeping Ourselves Safe Session

On Wednsday Constable Tanya came to Room 15 to talk about Keeping Ourselves Safe. First she said that one boy in Room 2 had a code so if someone was to come and pick him they must know the code. Then we had write what we did yesterday from when we get up and when we go to sleep. Then we had to number them to see if they are dangerous. 5 was the most dangerous number.

Coming back to school

On Monday we Came back to school and I enjoyed it. In room 15 Ms Oconnor came to our class to teach us. Ms Oconnor gave us a challenge and we did the Whale and soccer topics
On Thursday room 15 did Kapa haka with room 6.

Coming Back to School

Last week Mrs Larsen was away so we had Ms O'Conner. We did some newspaper work. We had to change the head line of the washed up whale. We had Buddy's through all the activities like searching for things like jobs and birth and marriages. Now Mrs Larsen is back and Ms O'Connor is going to get the prizes for the competition.

Last week we...

Last week Room 15 did newspaper work and it was really hard to do. We had to buddy up and my buddy was Dean. We had to do a whole lot of stuff for it. We even filled an A3 page up. It was very fun but still really hard.
By Eyra

The Competition

Last week we had Ms O'connor. We had a competition. We had partners. For the competition we used newspapers. We had to cut out bits about deaths, wanted jobs, news etc. We had to make a graph on how many vowels, conjunctions, consonnants, blends, prefixes and suffixes. It was hard. Some people had 530 vowels.

Coming back to school

On Monday morning we came back to school. We all went back in class. We found out that Mrs Larsen was not here. So Ms o Conner split us around the school with work sheets.