Monday, September 07, 2015

The New Zealand flag - to change or not to change?

This week for writing we will be looking at the New Zealand flag change and forming an argument based on our findings. Today we had to try and draw the flag from memory and we looked at the history of our flag. We researched what the symbols of our flag mean and we also looked at the flags we have had before our current one. 

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Maths Week - Challenge 3

Today Dave had to complete a circuit and we had to estimate the time it would take him to do it. We guessed 1.49. We had 3 people do the circuit and took the average from their result. Dave completed it in 1.10. Room 5 was the closest with a guess of 1 minute.  


Kapa Haka

We have learnt 2 new waiata over the last 2 terms and we are working hard on our actions to go with it. We have some senior girls who are going to be our leaders and help us to learn it.

Maths week challenge 1

Today our challenge was to see how many Balloons we could fit into Trudy's car. We tried to measure it out by looking at square metres and we got 290! The correct number was 206! How cool does Trudy's car look. 

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Sculptured hands.

As part of sculpture for art this term, we are making hands with Nardia. We started yesterday making the base for our hands out of chicken wire. They are going to look amazing when they are finished!

Thursday, July 30, 2015


This term we are writing and presenting a speech. Lynda from PowerTalk international came to talk with us about what makes an effective speech and she gave us some things to work towards. Lynda said it was important to focus on Pitch, Pace, Pause and Projection.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Maui and matau!

Catriana taught us a new game and it invloves a huge amount of concerntration and team work. You have to hold onto a rakau with two hands and when you are given a direction you have to move to the left or right and take your partners stick without it dropping. It is an awesome game.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Invention and design.

This term we are focusing on invention and design. Today we had to look at a range of inventions between 1280-1891 and try to place the inventions on the timeline. It was actually quite challenging and we got a few surprises!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015


This term during our sessions with Jane, we will be working on teamwork. We were awesome at this today and we worked well together to do lots of challenges with the parachute.

Gesture drawing

This term for visual art we are looking at sculpture and construction. We are going to be creating tin foil sculptures based on our gesture drawings. We have started to look at gesture drawing this week.