Friday, 15 June 2018

Te Reo Māori

Kia ora koutou, this term we have been concentrating on our pronunciation and basic conversational te reo Māori. We would love some feedback on our pronunciation and perhaps any mistakes you may pick up.
Mā te wā :)

Friday, 11 May 2018

Math Investigation

This week we were looking at tables and graphs. We wanted to know if we completed 5 sprints if our time would get faster or slower. Some of us hypothesized that we would get faster, some guessed that we would get slower because we would get tired.

It was unanimous, we all got slower! Five sprints in a row is tiring!

Maker-y Robots

On Wednesday Baruk came in and introduced us to the Maker-y Robots. We learned how to code to make the robots change colours. We can't wait for our next session where we will create code to make the robot move.

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Easter Acrostic Poem

This week we have been learning about Easter, we decided to write an acrostic poem to show what we know.

Friday, 23 March 2018

Screencastify, myths and legends

This week we have been learning about myths and legends. We had to retell a myth of our choice and use screencastify and google slides to present it. Here are a few examples of our mahi. Please check out individual blogs to see more. We hope you enjoy our stories :)

Thursday, 8 March 2018


This week we were lucky enough to have Papakura Netball in our school. They took us through some netball drills and we got to play a fun game. 

Thanks for teaching us some of the basics!

Tuakana teina

This year Room 10 have joined forces with the juniors and we are tackling buddy reading! Every Monday we have an afternoon session where the babies can read to us and we help them to use their pointy finger and to say words properly. Kids are doing a great job so far and it's great to see them nurturing our little ones.


Haiku is a form of poetry that we have been exploring this week in writing. We have been using haiku to describe the weather. 
Enjoy :)
Please check out individual blogs for more on our learning.

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Digital Korowai

In class we have been learning about who we are and where we are from. We completed a digital korowai to help show this. We used text (English and our own) and pictures to show the things that are important to us. Here are a few, if you would like to see more check out our individual blogs! :)

Learning goals

At the beginning of this term we thought about goals we wanted to achieve this term. Here are some of the things we came up with.

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?