Friday, 14 August 2015

Term 3 Week 4

We learnt some T-Ball skills at the Bay of Islands Softball Junior League Roadshow. We teamed up with Room 7 on a Junior School rotation where we participated in batting drills, throwing drills  and base running.




Sunday, 9 August 2015

Term 3 Week 3

We have been learning how to 'hook' our reader by using sound or dialogue to start our writing. On Thursday we wrote the first sound we heard when we woke up in the morning. 

Here are some examples (with the author's name in brackets).
Brmmm, brmmm.  (Che)
"Wake up", said Mum.  (Troy)
Silence.  (Davalamayne)
Mmmmmm.  (Jas)
"Waah. Nana, I want you!"  (Sky)
Chrchrchrchr.  (Chryzler)
"Woof. Woof."  (Catherine)

Hopefully these intriguing story openers have made you want to read more of our stories. 

Friday, 31 July 2015

Term 3 Week 2

In case you didn't see a copy of our Room newsletter for this term, here is a link:

Term 3 newsletter

This week for our music inquiry we investigated ways to make sound. Some ideas were very innovative and we made lots of noise with our new class band!

On Friday Honey and Catherine created this monument using milk bottle lids:

Friday, 24 July 2015

Term 3 Week 1

It is great to be back at school. Room 1 had three days of fabulous learning with Mrs Morgan-French while Mrs Bingham was away. We have been practising our pirate song "Avast! Ahoy!" with Room 13 for our school production. We will be the scariest pirates that you've ever seen - some of the boys are showing their scary pirate faces in this photo:

Sunday, 5 July 2015

Term 2 Week 11

The last week of term went quickly. We have started practising for the school production next term "Pirates vs mermaids". Room 1 and Room 13 will be singing a song together. To get into pirate mode Che and Te Kawana made a Friendstrip called "Bad to the Bone".

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Term 2 Week 10

We have some new board games in our classroom. Hibiscus, Veishali, Jas and Sky enjoyed playing Snakes and Ladders.

For art we created some new self-portraits for our classroom wall. They are 'falling back in space' self-portraits as part of our Matariki inquiry topic. First we traced around our hands and feet with pencil  - we made our pencils 'whisper' so it was easy to rub out if we made a mistake.
We helped each other with the tracing.
 Then we drew in our bodies.

After that we copied over the pencil lines with vivid.

Finally, we coloured them in using dye.


     They look                   fantastic!

Saturday, 20 June 2015

Term 2 Week 9

We had a busy week celebrating Matariki. 

On Thursday we had a hakari but we were so busy eating that we don't have any photos of our delicious kai! We had heaps of food including fry bread, cupcakes, sausage rolls, chocolate biscuits and hot chocolate. 

We learnt the matariki macarena and made some string figures. It was tricky at first but we kept trying until we got the hang of it. Here is a video we made in class (our first attempt at green screening).