Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Then and Now Videos

In week 5, we had our grandparents come in to school to tell us about their childhood lives. It was so interesting making comparisons to how we live today. We take for granted things like power and telephones, even cars and t.v. were luxuries in the 'olden days'.
We made some videos to show what we learnt, enjoy.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

FUN RUN 2019

This week we had our school fun run. We caught the train to the United Kawakawa Rugby club for our fun run. We had races in each age group. There were lots of fun activities to do during the race and we managed to find some mud. Check out our video below.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019


Yay, we have finally started our bee garden this week. We are super excited to get going on this. We marked out our garden areas and have started digging them out.  Here is a look at one of our afternoons working.

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Doctors Office

On Friday we had our assembly. We had some fun with this skit called Doctor's Office. We hope you enjoy it. 

Thursday, July 4, 2019

The End of our Rocket Challenge

Our rocket challenge has come to an end, but what a fun and engaging journey it was! We learnt all about aerodynamics, Newton's laws, forces and thrust. We worked together to create rockets and had a blast launching them. We also entered into a competition to show what we learnt, here is our video entry.

Here are a few pictures and some videos of our experience. Room 6 has some epic videos which they will post later.

Bee Garden

We are finally on the path to getting our bees! This term we researched bee friendly gardens and created some designs for our bee garden. We put together the ideas from all of our gardens, discussed new ideas, and came up with our final design. Next term we will get to work putting our design into reality and then purchasing our hive! Our space will be very cool, with hexagon shaped gardens full of vegetables and flowers. Bird baths, fruit trees, manuka trees and pebble pathways. Watch this space for updates :)

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Raranga Matakiko - Exploring Scratch

This week Rooms 5 and 6  have been very fortunate to be apart of the Raranga Matahiko program with the Waitangi Treaty Grounds Education team. They came to school with all their flash devices for us to use and taught us how to use Scratch for coding. We were given specific instructions that had to be part of our code, took photos of ourselves to add as a Sprite, taught how to create a backgrounds in Paint 3D and upload that into Scratch to use, and finally how to add sound bites too. We worked in partners and were allowed to be as creative as we wanted.
Thank you heaps to Whaea Kerry and Whaea Monika for your patience and support with this. We are very much looking forward to our trip to Waitangi later in the term to create our real projects.
Here are some of our creations, we hope you enjoy. Check out our individual blogs to see the rest of our projects :)

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Class of the Week - Week 3

Last week Room's 5 and 6 were given Class of the Week for our awesome behaviour. We were stoked to get this award and the treats that came with it. We have been watching very closely to see who will get it this week. (Room 6 was a bit busy when Whaea Dana remembered to get a photo so Room 5 is representing this time)

Module 3: Test Launch

Room 6 had great fun doing test launches with Matua Pete. We looked at the variables we could change such as the amount of water in the rocket and the air pressure. The rocket went the highest when the water level was 250ml and air pressure was 60psi. We look forward to designing and making our own rockets. #TheWonderProject

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Rocket Challenge: Module 2: Solving the Problem

This week we started Module 2 of our Rocket Challenge. It was all about safety and recognising the hazards that could take place during a launch. We decided that in order for us to be safe, we must stand well back during the launch (have a coned area to stay out of), wear our protective gear (safety goggles and vests), and ensure we do not go over 60 PSI when we pump it up.
We also looked at the engineering design process: Ask, Imagine, Create, Improve. We asked the question 'I wonder how to make my rocket fly?' and will be brainstorming some ideas for what we think our rockets will look like.
We are one step closer to the build and can't wait! Next week is all about force.