Saturday, 10 October 2015

Room 12 & 22 Class Mural

After lots of planning, experimenting with colour and discussion about kiwi icons, we have now completed our mural.  
The big buddies worked with their younger buddies to design a pair of jandals.
We think it looks great!
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Friday, 14 August 2015

Comic Book

Have a look at Taylor Milne's wonderful Comic Book page.  
Click on the link here.

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Forces and Motion

Slowing Motion Designs

Our challenge was to slow the time it took for a ball to drop from the senior playground.  We timed each of the four different balls 3 times each to find the average time.  We applied what we know about motion and gravity to come up with some designs.


Tuesday, 28 April 2015

From the Journal of Jack Simpson World War 1 Medic

Shrapnel Valley, Gallipoli
10  May 1915

Today was the worst day of my life.  My best friend has been shot in the chest.  I’ve known him since I was five. He was my first friend at school. 
Me and Duffy have just found him today. There was heaps of blood.  It was horrible because of all of the blood and it had dried up.  There were thousands of flies.
I have saved about 14 people with Duffy and I found four that had died.
I can smell heaps of smoke from all the guns firing bullets.
I wish I could go home because of all the people dying and all of the blood.  I miss having clean clothes and sleeping in my comfy bed.

By Flynn 

Friday, 24 April 2015


Self Portraits  

At the end of the term we did some self portrait painting.  We looked at the style of Matisse who liked to use patterns in his backgrounds.
We also used elements of shape, space, line, texture and tone.

Year 4 Learning Celebration Term 1

This term the year 4 classes have been learning about Chickens.  Each week we take turns to feed, water and collect their eggs. 
We have also been studying chickens as part of our topic.  We began by answering some true and false questions to see what we already knew and then we completed a Solo hexagon activity to see how many of our ideas about chickens linked together. Did you know dinosaur skeletons are very similar to birds?

We have learned about the body parts of chickens and how to label a diagram.  We found out that a chicken has many different types of feathers including hackles, sickles and fluff.  In room 12 we have done the life cycle of a chicken.  The hen sits on her eggs for 21 days before they hatch.  The chicks are fully grown after 4-5 months and females can start laying eggs from 6 months on. 

We are really looking forward to doing some baking and cooking with eggs next term.

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Fascinating Cultures

Multi-Cultural Day

Room 12 was fortunate enough to have 5 visitors on Multi-Cultural Day, who all came well prepared with some interesting information and fun activities.  A big thank you to Bilijana, Julia, Melody, Kakob and her friend Tooba.  We loved having you in our room.

Traditional Bosnian Coffee Grinder and Woven Mat
The Bosnian Alphabet

Tooba draws a henna design on Mrs Bakers hand.
Caleb has a boys version of a henna design created by Kakob.

Chinese characters - writing with a paint brush!

Playing  - a traditional South Korean Game
Samuel and Julia in traditional South Korean Costume

Vanessa and Melody - Chinese Clothing
Dania and Kakob - Traditional Pakistani Clothing

Kaira sporting a traditional Moku    
Ryder - Warriors League Supporter with Jack as an All Black Enthusiast