Wednesday, 28 June 2017


Matariki Myths

For the last 2 weeks we have been learning about Matariki. Some of us decided to retell a myth using wevideo. We watched other videos to get some tips on how to be a good narrator then we found pictures online and recorded our voice over. Some of us used special effects and some of us played audio tracks in the background.

Friday, 16 June 2017


We have been reading Too Many secrets and decided to write an internal monologue for a character.  Below are 2 monologues that we have done so far.
An internal monologue expresses a characters innermost thoughts, which is what we have tried to do here.
What do you think? Have you every written and recorded one before?

Wednesday, 24 May 2017


This is our second Read aloud. It involves our teacher reading a novel to us everyday, we then have to complete activities about what we have read. Here is the twist, heaps of other schools around New Zealand in years 6-8 are also reading the same book! We then share and discuss our ideas with them online using edmodo. Everyday we are discussing our novel, this terms novel is intriguing as there are many mysteries. If you have the time you should sign up, it's pretty fun!

Friday, 5 May 2017

Anzac Day

Our first week we have been looking at Anzac day, we have made some informational posters about the Anzac poppy, written diary entries and found out a lot of information about Anzac Day. Here's what we did, what did you do?
Check out our individual blogs for more information.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Whanaungatanga Event

This term our inquiry unit was whanaungatanga. Students in Room 2 got into groups and organised a whole school event with activities that promoted whanaungatanga within our school. Each group organised the activities and ran the event for groups of approximately 25 students.
There were a variety of different activities ranging from dance offs and chant competitions to chocolate river and water balloon dodgeball. Students were marked on how well they gave instructions, how clear their voice was and most importantly how well they reinforced positive behaviour with positive feedback.
Our next step would be to consistently model these positive behaviours in our school and look at ways to promote whanaungatanga in our community. We hope you enjoy our learning.

If you have time please check out students' individual blogs, they are on the left hand side of our class blog and have have more about what we are learning.
Nga mihi nui

Monday, 10 April 2017


This week we are working on measurement, area and perimeter. We identified things we wanted to measure then went out in groups to measure them. We still have some work to do to correctly read length but will continue to work on this tomorrow.

Thursday, 6 April 2017


Yay for Susan!
What an awesome week you had, you stood strong today when you lead Room 2 in their waiata.
Congratulations Susan you are our Champion of the Week!


This term we have been learning a new waiata, Hareruia. We performed it after karakia at this mornings assembly. We are very proud to be able to share this with you and would like to make special mention to Susan and Siomita for their solo performances and to Jada and Kauri for welcoming us in. We would also like to thank all the whanau that showed up to tautoko us.
Kia ora!

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Papakura High Circus

We were lucky enough to have Papakura High in our school today. Their Year 11 & 12 drama class performed a play where each person was a members of a circus. There was a ringmaster, fortune teller, squirrel, clowns, acrobats and more. It was a very funny show.

Monday, 3 April 2017

Narrative Writing

We have been learning how to write interesting introductions that will hook the reader in. Here is an example of a piece that Jada completed. What do you think? We have added in the success criteria also, do you think she achieved this?

Friday, 31 March 2017


Congratulations to this weeks winners. We had a fantastic week in Room 2 and were very proud to receive positive feedback for Tania and our Tuhi mai tuhi atu whanau on our blog commenting.
Well done
Jordan, Sian, Jada and Chris T.

Duffy Assembly

Thank you Simon Paenga, 
for sharing your reading experiences with us. We enjoyed listening to you speak and watching you dance.

Friday, 24 March 2017

Week 8 Certificates

Congratulations to our Champion of the week and our Duffy recipient.

Faith received our Champion certificate this week for making others feel welcome and included in our class.
Tapuvae received our Duffy certificate for showing a willingness to learn by getting on with his reading and writing quickly.

Well done Faith and Tapuvae, you have both worked very hard this week.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

School Kit Writing

We have spent the last few weeks working on poetry, we created metaphors about ourselves and designed these postcards which we will send to Highfield School in Timaru. 

We cannot wait to receive our package in the mail!
Happy reading school kit whanau :)

Friday, 10 March 2017

Netball training

Thank you Papakura Netball for giving us the opportunity to learn the basics of netball. We thoroughly enjoyed our sessions with you and are very grateful to you.

Solar Robots

In Room 2 we have been making solar powered robots in preparation for a solar bot race!
Can't wait to see who the winner is, we will keep you posted.

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Omana Regional Park

We were lucky enough to go on a trip to Omana Regional Park. We went on a bush walk, made sand castles, swam, participated in a scavenger hunt and had relay and a roley poley competitions.
Thanks for sponsoring us Downtown Rotary.

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Room 2 Acknowledgements


Congratulations to this weeks superstars, Amanda and Kauri!

Amanda identified someone that needed help and went out of her way to help him with his mahi, thank you Amanda for being a positive mentor and role model in our classroom.

Kauri has worked hard this week and has shown enthusiasm towards learning, it's great to see. Well done Kauri.

Remember Room 2 the kaiako and myself are always on the lookout for special tamariki that shine, keep up the good mahi and next week it could be you.

Friday, 10 February 2017

2017 Digital Korowai

We are all unique and special in our own way, our digital korowai is us connecting with our past, acknowledging our present and looking to the future.
We hope you enjoy
Nga mihi nui kia koutou