Tuesday, 5 March 2019

Home and Getting Ready for Camp

This week we are getting ready for our annual year 5 and 6 camp. We will be camping on the school field in tents! This week we are focusing on finishing off all of our work properly so that when we get to Wednesday we can just have fun and enjoy our time at camp. We have been doing some really exciting reading activities. The stegosaurus group have looked at a story called home. In this story we looked at people who had moved from countries all around the world and are now calling New Zealand home. 

We looked at what it would feel like to be in the situation and how we can help people that move to our school from another country fit in. After we had completed our reading with our teacher we had to complete an activity that was linked to what we had learned and to the book that we were reading. Our WALT was to use my prior knowledge to help me understand a new text. Jasmine completed this activity and put it on her blog and we would like to share her learning on here too. If you would like to check out Jasmine's blog click on her names to take you to her work. We hope you enjoy reading our work, please leave us a positive comment on our blog. 

Friday, 1 March 2019

Little Red with a twist

Post shared from Sauma. This wee we did creative writing and also learnt how to publish on our blogs using labels, walts and task descriptions. Please check out the link to Sauma's blog post.

WALT: write a narrative using correct punctuation and sentences
Once upon a time there was a bear called Mr Bear. One day his mum sent him to his grandmothers. She gave him some berries and bread to take. So he went to the forest to collect some more berries.
As Mr Bear finished collecting the berries he started to walk down the hill and up to his grandmother’s house. He was so closer to the house when suddenly Red Riding Hood came out of the trees and said let’s play Hide and go seek. Red Riding had told Mr Bear that he was in so then he started counting Down up to one. When he said one Red Riding Hood ran into the house and threw grandmother bear out of her bed and to the basement and locked her in. Then as Mr bear was trying to find Red Riding Hood he went through the forest and up and down the hill. Then he said to himself I should just go back and give my berries and bread to my grandmother. So then he went all the way back to his grandmother’s house. As he got there he knocked on the door and said ”Grandmother it is me Mr bear”, Red Riding Hood was dressed up like Mr bear’s grandmother. Red Riding Hood dressed up and she laid on the bed and then Mr Bear came and knocked on the door. As Mr bear did Red Riding Hood said “Please come in.” Then Mr bear opened the door and as he did he went to the room and then said “Oh Grandmother what light skin you have and look how small you are.” Then Red Riding Hood said “Yes In deed.”
“Are you Red Riding Hood then?” asked Mr Bear. Red Riding Hood said “Yes in deed.” Then Mr Bear said “Where did you put my grandmother? Where did you put her?” Then Red Riding Hood said “Try to find her.” Then Mr Bear went around the house to try and find her. Then Grandmother yelled “Mr Bear! Mr Bear! I'm here locked in the basement. Can you call the woodcutter please to came and help me?! Mr Bear rushed out the door and called the woodcutter to come. As he came Mr Bear said “Come! Come here woodcutter she is in the basement.” Then woodcutter came and cut the chain.
As he cut the chain he went and said to Red Riding Hood “Do you want to get chopped in half?” Red Riding Hood was so scared that she ran all the way home.
The End of little red with a twist .
Task Description: I had to create my own version of little red riding hood. I read the origional story and then picked some parts of the sotry that I wanted to change. This is my final copy of little red with a twist.

Thursday, 21 February 2019

Our Identity

This week we started our Te Reo Māori classes with Whaea Francis. During our session this week we talked about identity and who we are. We talked about our cultures and how each of us is unique and different. Each of us has different things that are important to us and our whanau. During our session we had to opportunity to draw things that show our identity and who we are. We discovered that our identity can change and that our identity is special and unique to us. Check out some of our photos. 

When we went back to class in the afternoon we continued on with this activity using our chromebooks. We had a cyber smart lesson on how to find free to use images that link to our identity. We will share some of these once we have finished them. 

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

100 Numbers

During one of our maths lessons we had to work in groups of 4 to solve this problem. We were given one sheet of paper with the numbers 1-100 on it. We then each had a different coloured pen and had to circle our numbers. 

The catch was that we only have 3 minutes and we had to circle the numbers in order. Each person had a number 1, 2, 3, and 4 then we had to keep using the same pattern of people to keep the numbers going up to 100. We were interested to find out there was a pattern we found at the end. Here are some photos from us trying to figure out the quickest way to do it. We had so much fun completing this activity. 

Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Welcome to 2019!

Kia Ora, welcome to 2019! Here is your first look at the new class of room 8 for 2019. We are a bunch of year 6 learners who are excited to continue to learn, create and share. This year we will mostly be in Miss Parrant class which is room 8 but we have two other awesome teachers in our space Mr Goodwin and Miss Tuiā. We thought we would share a photo that we have taken in class so that you can see all of our beautiful smiles. Please check out our work and feel free to leave us positive comments. 

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

The Kindness Effect

Today is the 11th annual Manaiakalani Film Festival. This year room 8 has been learning and talking about what it is to be kind and how to show kindness. We have learned that doing a random act of kindness for someone can be as simple as holding the door open or giving someone a smile but kindness does make a difference. 

Room 8 decided that we should show others how to be kind and learnt that by doing a random act of kindness it can have a ripple effect and can be passed on until it could come back to you. We hope you enjoy our movie, please feel free to leave a positive comment on our blog to tell us what you thought of our movie. We hope that you can start your own kindness effect. Pass it on! 

Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Move Ya' Body

Welcome back to term 3! This term our theme is called "Move Ya' Body." Team four is going to be focusing on sports game and by the end of the term we will aim to have created our own sports games that we will be sharing across our team. 

We are currently creating a recount with a twist in our learning time and will share these ideas with you as soon as they are ready to be published so watch this space!

Home and Getting Ready for Camp

This week we are getting ready for our annual year 5 and 6 camp. We will be camping on the school field in tents! This week we are focusing...