Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Kia ora Joe's Garage Wigram

A huge thanks to Anton and the the crew at Joe's Garage Wigram for the lovely breakfast this morning. The Trusted Trekkers were lucky enough to go out as a group and enjoy pikelets with  jam and cream or maple syrup or scrambled eggs on toast and a huge glass of juice. Mr Roberts and I had a delicious muesli and coffee. What an awesome start to the day.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Manu Kōrero

We have our annual Manu Kōrero competition in a few weeks so we are flat out learning our speeches. There is a lot of competition this year for winning the trophies.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Geometry Construction

WALT construct 3D shapes using marshmallows and spaghetti.

We had lots of fun working in a group to construct the shapes. We did struggle when we had to stand up the shapes though. Look at what we have created.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Spark Foundation

Ngā mihi nui ki a Spark Foundation. A huge thank you to Spark Foundation for our caps, water bottles and swimming bags.

The tamariki in Ruma 3 helped out with videoing the  Spark Jump Product Video which is now on the Spark Foundation webpage.
Spark Jump

Canterbury Swim School

WALT improve our swimming skills.     CHANYCE JONES

We know we have done this when

  • we have mastered freestyle
  • we have mastered backstroke
  • we have gained more confidence in the water.
Because we are surrounded by water in New Zealand, being able to swim is very important. This week we have started our 10 lesson intensive course. Day 2 video below.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

New World Little Gardens

This week we have started our class challenge to grow the New World Little Garden. WE started by planting the seeds in their individual pots and then we were given the responsibility of looking after one plant each. We then discussed what the requirements are for a plant to grow and also remembered what we had learnt about photosynthesis last term. WE have started our individual slide inquiries and we will be adding photos to record the progress. Here are a few photos of our first week.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Storyboards Greek Myths

WALT summarise a myth using a storyboard. Take a look at Anahera's mahi.

 This is Chanyce's mahi.  

 Here is Taesha's storyboard.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Duffy Books

A massive thank you to a special man Mr Humphrey Rolleston who provides the money for us to get these wonderful Duffy books. We love being able to choose our own books and are very grateful for your contribution. Thank you very much.


Tuesday, August 30, 2016


Kia ora Koutou
Please click on the blog links on the righthand side to listen to our amazing mihi. We have use Puppet Pals and Tellegami to share them.

Mauri ora

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Cristiano Ronaldo Tuhituhi

WALT use videos to make our writing better.
We know we can do this when:

  • We use capital I in the correct places.
  • We use fullstops.
  • We use capital letters.
  • We use similes.
  • We use adjectives.
Take a look at some of the tuhituhi below.

The Switch by Anahera
... by Cristiano Ronaldo
I’m in a game I shoot 1, I scored 1, I hit my head against the ball boy. I wake up and I felt strange I look around then I go see what is down stairs and a lady gave me some keys. I went to go look outside  and I see a fast car, I Ronaldo, pictured playing ...Cristiano Ronaldo | Nike ...

hopped in the fast car and I drove off then I went to practise for my big game then I hopped
In my car and I drive off to school I finished and I went home to have dinner then I went to bed and fall asleep so
can wake up early for my game so I can have a little bit of time to practise. It was time to go outside  and play his big game the ball boy was now playing soccer so they still went out to play there big game Cristiano Ronaldo kicked the ball and he tried  to get the ball so the ball boy went to try kick it but then Ronaldo tried to as well. So Ronaldo and the ball boy donged heads really really hard ouch that hurt really bad they switch back.
They keep playing they felt weird after the game so I went to shoot a goal and when I went home I was glad that we had bumped heads so I wouldn't  feel  weird  In the mornings so I went to sleep and the next day I went to practise so the ball boy  at practise and I said hi to him so we were best mates at school and at home and at soccer and so I went home and I was bored so  I called  my friend and I said to him do you want to came over for the night? So he came over for the night and then we watched our game on tv and we saw ourselves on tv and we  also saw the switch and so we turned the tv off because we did not want to see It happen. So we went to another soccer game and we were playing in the same team because we did not want the switch to happen again so we went to training and then after that we went to get dinner and we had to eat healthy and so we got some salads and waters then we went home to eat and watched soccer.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Ngā Taumahekeheke o te Ao

WAL the kupu for the Olympics. We know we can do this when we have a correct image for each 
kupu hou. 

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Ancient Greece

This term's kaupapa is Ancient Greece.

We have already learnt how to draw two types of columns, the Dorian and the Ionic. Both of these were used in Ancient Greek Architecture.
Dorian Column

We have also learnt some of the traditional greek designs and incorporated them onto our greek vases. We plan to make Greek vases and urns using paper mache and these are a work in progress

Greek Vases.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

The Finished Product

Wow it seems ages since we finished the Pā and at present we are trying to find a home for it. We have contacted the Halswell Public Library and they are probably going to find a space for it to be displayed.

Here is our finished product. We may even have a go at using screen castify to record what each area is about. That will be our next step.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Hangarau Whare

Over the past few weeks we have had a challenge in our classroom to design and build a whare for our 3D pā. Mr Roberts our principal was the judge and we had criteria 1. How creative is the tekoteko? 2. The design of the whare, colour, roof material and layout. 3 Construction of the whare. Only three whare were able to be selected for our 3D pā and one pātaka. There were two whare used for sleepng in called wharemoe, one whare for eating in called a wharekai and one pātaka for storing food. Here are our winning whare.

These are the others that were designed and constructed.


Finally here is the pātaka.