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Friday, 13 December 2013

Decision Making

Now that our soft toys are finished, we needed to decide who to send them to. We were given articles or adverts about a children's charity and had to think about how suited each one was to our cause.

Then we all discussed them together and voted. Using the online version of the app Popplet, we recorded information about each one to help us. We coloured each box with trafficlight colours to show our final decision (red = unsuitable, orange = possibility, green = yes).

Because of our time limit we decided that the Salvation Army was the most suited. Now all we have to do is finish our labels and wrap them up!

Friday, 6 December 2013

Soft toys for kids in need...

We are making soft toys for Technology and learning about soft textiles. When we finish we will give them to children in need for Christmas. Here's the first finished toy!

Check back in to see more and find out which organisation we will give them to.

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Our unexpected visitors

Serena's mum brought in two of their six baby rabbits to vist our class. They are twenty-nine days old but they don't if they are boys or girls. The class described them as
Cotten like
We all got to hold each one they were so cute! Here are some photos. 

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Turbo touch

On Wednesday we played turbo touch it is a fun active game it is like normal touch rugby but you can do any sort of pass and there is a box instead of a try line here are some photos: 

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Learning about algebra

Room11 has just started learning about algebra for our maths. We had four stations with a pattern at each station. We had to draw the pattern first and then we have to repeat it and write why it makes it a pattern. After that the fun part was that we get to make our own pattern and do the same thing. We had lots of fun with it.

Monday, 14 October 2013

Watercolour painting

What a great way to start the time!

We can't wait to see our finished calendar art.

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Sharing at our Learning Celebration!

The senior school invited parents and whanau to share our learning this term. In our class we shared the work we have done with e-tools in our unit about flowers, bees and pollination like Pic Collage, Google docs, QR codes and Popplet. Much of this was done through drama called Mantle Of The Expert (MOTE).

Here are some photos of us sharing...

Saturday, 17 August 2013

The Anatomy of Flowers

We are learning about pollination in our class this term. We started by dissecting daffodils to learn about the different parts of flowers.
We used the iPad app PicCollage to record what we learnt

Gymnastics 2013

Video made using Video Editor for iPad and iPhone,

Here are some of the gymnastics skills we have learnt the term.

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Learning to give directions

In maths we have been learning about how to give directions, read maps
and use a compass. First we had to learn the right language, so we
tried to get a partner through the maze our teacher made on the
classroom floor when they had their eyes closed!

Monday, 3 June 2013


Hi to all of our quadblogging schools! We are really excited about the next four weeks and can't wait to visit your blogs.

We are one week away from our production, but we will try our hardest to pop in daily to see what you have commented.

We've added a new post (below) about our visit to the gold mines in Waihi. We hope you enjoy watching them.

Happy blogging!

Gold Mining: Past and Present

This year we visited the Gold Mines at Waihi in the Bay of Plenty. We wanted to know how different gold mining is today compared to the olden days.

To show our learning we created a mini documentary using the Puppet Pals HD app on the class iPads. One of us was the interviewer, one a person mining in the past and one mining in the present. We had to research all about it, some things were hard to find out, but we enjoyed creating a presentation to show everyone what we have learnt.

Click on each of the groups below to view our interviews.

Danielle and Yasir (interviewed by Robert) 

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Production time!

Welcome back to school and the exciting term two we have planned.

This term there will be updates each week from the weeks ‘Bloggers’ in the class, about the progress we are making in our production…
Pirates of the Curry Bean

Pop in weekly to see how we’re going.

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Our Camp 2012

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