Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Production is underway!

We have started working in our production groups! It is so exciting and we have lots of different dances and items to learn! We can't wait for our parents and whanau to see it all! 

Friday, September 12, 2014


Today for exploration we had all sorts of creative things happening. Ella and Alice are doing up 2 of our class chairs. They were busy sanding today and it was hard work! We will keep you updated with their progress.

Friday, September 05, 2014

Final maths challenge.

We won today's maths challenge. We had 3 of our star mini ballers go outside and see how many goals they could shoot in 2 minutes. The average was 8. We decided because Paul would be double skill full that we would double 8 to come up with our guess of 16. Paul shot 17 goals so we were the closest!! Thanks Paul for helping us out with our last challenge for maths week!

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Maths challenge day 4

Here is our maths challenge for today. We are going to create a big graph on the court so we can see visually which eye colour is the most common at Ranzau School. What do you think is the most common?

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Making the World a Happier place!

Today for our brain break we brainstormed ideas for making the world a happier place.  Here are some of our ideas.  Have you got any different ones?

Everyone gets to eat so no one goes hungry (Ella)
No selfishness (Alex)
Be free to be yourself (Zeke)
Make everyone equal (Reuben)
Stop the wars going on (Linnia)
Give poor people homes and medicine (Bella)
Stop poverty (Alice)
Give toys to children who don't have them (Katie)
Recycle more (Isabella)
Go to bed later (Shontelle)
Have any animal be your pet (Amy)
Don't litter (Karie)
No suffering (Jared)
Become a cat (Callum)
No whaling (Craig)

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Maths Challenge - Day 2!

Today's challenge was: If all the children in our school lined up (shoulder to shoulder) how long would our line be in metres? All of the classes worked hard to try and estimate the distance. There were lots of different strategies being used!  Room 5 got the exact measurement - 43.5m! They were spot on!  Well done Room 5.  Room 1 and Room 6 were really close too! They were within 10cm of Room 5.  Tomorrow's one is a good one too!

Monday, September 01, 2014

Maths week.

This week at Ranzau school we are having a maths week. Each day we have a different maths challenge for our whole school. Today's questions is: how many dry weetbix can Dave eat in 1 minute? We had 4 people give this a go this morning. It is actually really hard to swallow dry weetbix! We will let you know how many Dave manages to eat!