Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Rona and the Moon Rylan and Mahlee

Here is another one of our 'Rona and the Moon' Legends. This legend was rewritten by Rylan and Mahlee.

Maths Improvements

For the past two weeks we have been learning to use our five times tables to help us answer more challenging times tables like our 6, 7, 8 and 9 times tables. Last week we did a warm up using our 2s, 5s, and 10 times tables. This week we did a similar activity. 

Some people were quite impressed with their improvements and asked that we take a photo of their work and post their improvements on their blogs. 
You can go to their individual blogs to see their work.

- Many students were impressed that they were able to complete more questions in the given time. 
- Some students saw that they could complete all of the questions in a faster time. 
- There were some who saw that they got a lot more questions correct in their given time.

Well done to every student in our class. You have all been working extremely hard to answer more challenging mathematical equations.

Certificate winners for Week 3

Rylan was the receiver of our Principal's Award this week for his work with a junior member of the school, as well as helping many others while using Pic Collage.

Below are our PRIDE Certificate winners for Week 3.
Luke, Hayley, Ria, Savannah and Kupa

Monday, 26 May 2014

Rona and the Moon Lexus Milly

Today we have finished another one of our 'Rona and the Moon' Legends. Here is Lexus and Milly's Legend.

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Saturday, 24 May 2014

Friday, 23 May 2014

Rona and the Moon Joe and Jordan

Here is the first of our Rona and the Moon Legends.

  • Our class read lots of different versions of the Maori Legend 'Rona and the Moon'. 
  • We took what we had read and rewrote our own versions of the legend.  
  • Our next step was to create a poster relating to each of the stages of the legend.
  • We scanned and saved our pictures onto Google Docs and shared them with each other.
  • We used Explain Everything to put our legends and our pictures together.
  • We then published each of our legends to YouTube.

Look out for the rest of the Legends which will be posted over the next week.

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Fly Flip Multiplication

This week we have been using the Maths Strategy: Fun with Fives

We are learning to work out our times six, seven and eight tables from our times five tables.
Check out our video to see our progress.

Monday, 19 May 2014

Principal's Award for Week 2

Cayden received the Principal's Award for Week Two. Congratulations Cayden.

Our PRIDE Certificate winners for Week 2.
Luke, Cameron, Mamaeroa, Chaytah and Karolin

Saturday, 17 May 2014

Some Photos From Our Tawhiti Museum Trip

Tawhiti Museum - What we liked

On Friday Room 12 and 15 went to Tawhiti Museum. When we got back we had a debrief and talked about what we liked most about our trip. Here is a video about what we thought.

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Newsletter for Tawhiti Museum trip

Thursday 15th May

Dear Parents

Room 12 and 15 are going on their trip to Tawhiti Museum in Hawera tomorrow Friday 16th May.

We want to be on the road as soon as possible so could those parents who are joining us please meet in the learning centre at 9am. We will be taking roll and giving everyone a run down of what will be happening for the day.

We have had lots of parents joining us to supervise our students.  Due to limited bus space we are asking that parents car pool from the school to the museum to free up bus space for the children.

Students will need to bring:
  • Packed Morning Tea & Lunch
  • Drink Bottle
  • Jersey/Jacket (if wet/cold)
  • Walking shoes

Rules for visiting groups - schools - general public (taken from Tawhiti Museum’s website)
- Keep an eye on your children - they are your responsibility
- No children under 14 allowed in unsupervised
- Respect the collections, displays - no touching
- Keep voices conversational
- No running
- No smoking on site
- No eating/drinking in museum and other attractions.
- No flash photograph in museum
- No photography or video is permitted in Traders & Whalers what so ever - this includes the use of cell phones

Kind Regards

Miss Ogle and Mrs Potroz

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Soccer Skills - Week 1

On Friday we went to soccer training with Mick Curry a Soccer Coach. We did some training like "Dish & Dome", and 'Kill the Shadow'. We then got to have a quick game of Soccer.
We can't wait until they come next time.

Certificates for Week 1

Karolin was the receiver of the Principal's Award for the first week back of Term 2. 
Congratulations Karolin.
 Here are our PRIDE Certificate winners for Week 1.
Jordan, Ethan, Isla, Savannah, and Manix

Monday, 12 May 2014

Completed Homework Prizes

Congratulations to those students who completed their homework each week during Term 2. These students received prizes for their awesome effort. Well done to Rylan, Joe, Luke, Isla, Hayley, Savannah, Ria, Kaydee and Dorian.

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

String Games with Room 14

This afternoon Room 15 were invited to Room 14 to learn some of the string games that were taught on Monday.
Students from the class had seen how much fun people were having and were trying hard to teach themselves how do make some of the string figures. After a day of persevering ourselves Mr Lodge and his class worked with us to show us the steps of creating some of the different string figures.

If you are wanting instruction on how to make some of the string figures you can go to: