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!

Monday, 2 July 2018

Team 5 Expo

Today team four was lucky enough to have the chance to visit Team 5 and see that they have been learning this term. As a school our topic for this term has been called I like to move it! We have been learning about the forces of motion and movement.Team 5 have studied this during the term and created some amazing things which show off the forces of motion. We saw parachutes, marshmallow shooters and paper planes. Team 5 did a fantastic job and Room 8 was very privileged to be apart of this experience. Check out some of our blog posts about this experience. Well done Team Five!

Friday, 29 June 2018

Four Forces of Flight

This term team four and room 8 have been learning about the four forces of flight. Our task this term was to create an animation about these forces and choose an object to fly through the air. We found out that the four forces of flight are thrust, weight, lift and drag. This is what each of these forces does:

Thrust - Is a force that makes something move forward and move more distance. 

Weight - Is a force that makes the plan go down because of gravity. 

Lift - Is a force that makes the plan go up in the air. 

Drag - Is a force that makes the plane slow down. 

(Image created by Tepaia)

Room 8 learnt about all of these forces and made some animations about these forces. Check out some of our amazing animations from some of our room 8 learners. They have learnt a lot and have made some really great animations this term. Don't forget to leave a positive comment on their blogs.

Nahea          Daniella          Izaiah          Laolao          Jordin          Tepaia

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Paper Planes

This term we have been learning about the forces of flight. We have learnt that in order for an object to fly we need to think about the four forces of flight. These forces are lift, thrust, weight and drag. Here is our movie that we created for PENN it looks at the forces of flight and what is the best paper plane that uses these forces to fly through the air.

We hope you enjoyed our movie and have learnt some more about the forces of flight and which is the best paper plane. 

Monday, 21 May 2018

Buddy Reading with Room 26

This year room 8 maths has had a great opportunity called buddy reading. We have teamed up with room 26 and Miss Moran and try and meet once a week. Our year 6 class can read to their buddies or our year 2 buddies can read to us. 

We all really enjoy this and it is a great chance for us to show our leadership and helping the younger students at Pt England. We will share some writing about this soon! 

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Duffy Assembly

Yesterday we had a Duffy Assembly at school it was so fun and entertaining. We had three young ladies come and talk to us about Duffy and his adventures. We sang the Duffy song which we also learnt in sign language this year. Then we watched a play about how to be kind to others at school and to make sure that we are including everyone at school. It made us all think about choosing our words and actions carefully before we use and show them to others. Here are some photos from the show.

During class today we have started our recounts about the assembly so we look forward to sharing these on our class blog soon. Watch this space!

Friday, 2 February 2018

Room 8 Literacy 2018

Welcome to 2018! Here in room 8 we are very excited to start the year and get underway with our learning! This is our literacy class for 2018 we cant wait to share our about me's with everyone. We are have all had a great holiday but are so excited and happy to be back at school. 

Aren't we a great looking bunch of learners?!?