Thursday, July 24, 2014

Nga Iwi E

Hi everyone!

Amazingly, we are already at the end of Week 1 Term 3. And that means we are one week closer to moving into the new buildings - boy, we can't wait!

We have started working on multiplication and division in maths and are finishing our spiders topic. Check out our fantastic artwork when you get the chance!

Don't forget to watch the Commonwealth Games over the next two weeks. I wonder how many medals New Zealand is going to win? Do you think we will be in the top 5 countries???

This week is also Te Wiki O te Reo Maori and we are all learning the same waiata - Nga Iwi E.

Here's the link so you can sing along at home:

Sunday, June 1, 2014

We have moved!

We are now officially one step closer to our new school. The Year 5-8 classes have moved into the new block and we have moved into their old rooms. Room 16 is now in Room 23! Nice and close to the office if you can't find us!
Here are some photos of our walk-through the Year 7-8 MLE rooms last week. What a great space. Can't wait until we are all in our new one, hopefully in Term 3.


Thursday, May 15, 2014

Ancient Civilisations

Here is a list of websites for you to learn more about the ancient civilisation you are studying. Will you learn about the myths of Greece, mummifying in Egypt, life in the Roman Empire or what the Vikings occasionally used to drink out of?

Follow the link here.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Squirrel and Hawk writing

Here are some "tastes" of our squirrel and hawk writing. Enjoy reading them!

The trees gently let their leaves swoop down to the ground. There was no sound around until I poked my head up and looked around.I could not see any movement except the leaves flying through the wind that was forcing me forwards. I could feel the leaves scattering around me as I raced up a tree.
by Bethan

The trees slowly let the leaves float to the ground as I raced through the leaves. I could see bunches of trees. I could smell some big juicy nuts. When I climbed up the big tall tree I could taste the bark of the trees. I was as quiet as a sleeping snail.
by Alex

I could see the hawk chasing me. When I was running I could feel the wind rustling on my fur. I leapt from tree to tree. The hawk shook me when I was inside the leaves.
by Ming Hui

I was looking for a nut but a hawk saw me. I started  running as ast as I could go. I thought that I was going to get caught. I found a hiding spot but the hawk tried to get me. He shook me out of the tree.
by Marcus

I flew into action, going as fast as a cheetah chasing its prey. But the squirrel saw me and ran as fast as its legs could carry it.
by Noah (as the hawk)

I wanted to eat the nut but I couldn't because I was getting chased like crazy by the hawk. I climbed through a hole in a tree.
by Kate D

Monday, April 7, 2014

REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE

Did you know that yoghurt pottles (big and small) can't be recycled in New Zealand at the present time? This means that they all end up in landfills.
Today we looked at how many little yoghurt pottles it takes to fill up a big yoghurt pottle. Did you know you can get 8 little yoghurt pottles out of one 1kg container of yoghurt?
Then we cut the pottles up to work out which takes up the most room in a landfill - the one large yoghurt pottle or the eight small yoghurt pottles. 


We found out that 8 pottles, even when they are flattened, take up MUCH more space than the one larger container. So we think it's a really good idea to buy big containers and refill reusable plastic containers with yoghurt, rather than buy lots of little yoghurt pottles all the time. And you don't have that tricky problem of what to do with the messy lid then, either! What a great way to reduce the rubbish we put into landfills!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

I may be small ...

We have been writing about this amazing piece of video that we watched in class. Some of us have written as though we were the squirrel and some as the hawk. Keep checking in and reading some "tastes" of our writing. Mrs Nuthall thinks they're amazing!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

"A Waste of Time"

We have started our new topic for the term. We are looking at our rubbish and how it impacts on the environment. Remember when we watched The Lorax? Why do you think Dr Seuss wrote this great story? Add your ideas as a comment below - don't forget to add your name so we know who made the comment.

If you'd like to watch The Lorax again, here's the link to the YouTube video.
The Lorax