Room 13 and 14 performed in assembly last week. Didn't we do well!
Monday, November 21, 2011
Possible Questions to investigate:
* How many whales are left in the world?
* What is the most endangered whale species?
* How many whaling trips are made every year?
* What is the whale population compared to other endangered species?
* Is whaling the main cause of whale death?
* Are there restrictions on the number of whales currently caught?
* How many whales are caught on a whaling trip?
* Where are whales mostly caught?
* What is the species of whale that is caught the most?
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Thursday, October 27, 2011
We had a great day in town today. Together we looked around the 5th floor of
Te Papa at the artwork. In groups we chose a piece of artwork to discuss in
detail and then sketch. It was great to spend the time REALLY looking at the
art. We felt we developed more of an appreciation for the work.
After that Mr D led on on a scavenger hunt around the waterfront. We were
looking at the different sculptures.
After a yummy lunch and play at Frank Kitts Park it was off to ice skating. What
fun. There were some crazy crashes and many fancy moves to be seen.
Have a look at the video and photos and see what we have been up to.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
With all the work we put into our Wearable Art creations and performances last term we ran out of time to complete our inquiry on Festivals and Celebrations.
The beginning of the term sees us jumping right into the inquiry process where will be investigating this big idea:
Can you think of some specific sub-questions that will help us investigate this idea?
Friday, October 7, 2011
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Monday, September 5, 2011
Check out the awesome paintings we made below. We zoomed in on a small part of a painting and then enlarged it. It's a lot harder than it sounds!
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
"The walked to the house at the end of the street."
I strode confidently to the crumbly, black ruins of the cottage at the end of the silent, isolated street while thunder coughed and lightning slit the sky’s throat.
By Margo, Matthew & Wilson
Fearfully, I walked slowly towards the deserted, crumbled old house at the end of the dark cobbled alleyway. The smashed up glass stuck out as if it was trying to push me away.
By Molly and Mia
I slowly strutted down the street as I saw the gloomy old abandoned house.
Fearfully listening to the doors creak, I walked down the to the end of the road and felt a slither down my spine.
By Olivia S
It was a blooming hot day, I felt the sunlight on my back. I strolled to the massive mansion at the of the rocky road.
By Ella & Dorrie
I strolled to the vintage house at the end of the gloomy, abandoned road. I felt the breeze push it’s way through my hair.
I slowly crept nervously towards the old broken down deserted house at the end of the spooky cold street
By Greta and Amy
I scampered into a mansion. I was anxious to get to the living room. I gleamed at the sign that said “money room 2 metres ahead. Take a left and you’re there.” I was trapped drowning in money.
I glanced at the spooky rotten old house. I decided to go over and check it out. I bowled over to the forgotten mansion then I woke up from my nightmare.
By Lyndon & Billy
I slugged my way to my drenched but colourful mansion.
By William and Oscar
The golden sunshine dancing on my face and the balmy breeze rustling in my hair, I joyfully strolled to the mansion at number 83 located at the end of the brick lane.
By Amy O & Hannah
Monday, August 22, 2011
In groups we had 30 minutes to construct a simple craft from different festivals celebrated around the world. We then shared with everyone the significance of this craft (symbol) with the class.
Friday, August 19, 2011
A special thanks to Amy & Amy in Room 13 for creating this great movie.
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
It was lots of fun because the whole year 5/6 team worked together in the hall.
We worked in groups of four and had a limited time-frame in which to come up with an outfit to walk down the catwalk. The teachers also limited the materials we could use so we had to get creative. Our outfits also had to show examples of weaving, sewing and folding.
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Our next step is to share back our ideas to the class to develop a success criteria for our future writing...watch this space!
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Last week Matthew and Maya represented the Lower Hutt Zone at the Regional Cross Country at Kaitoke. Both Matthew and Maya came 1st in their events – an outstanding achievement!
They are now focusing on the National event which takes place in Blenheim later in Term 3. Way to go you two!!
This week in maths Room 13 has been learning about 3d shapes. We have been experimenting with constructing a variety of complicated 3d shapes including; rhombic pyramids, dodecahedrons and truncated octahedrons (what a mouthful!!)
After we constructed each shape we discussed the number of vertices, edges and faces each shape had.
You might like to have a go a making a 3d shape yourself! Check out this website for downloadable net templates. A great rainy day task!!!
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Sunday, July 3, 2011
Firstly, Matthew and Maya continued their Cross Country success on Tuesday by both coming first in their events in the Interzone Cross Country. They are now focused on the Regionals this coming Tuesday at Kaitoke - Go M & M!!!
Secondly, Billy, Margarita and Matthew did an amazing job of representing our class at the Year 5/6 Speech Semi-finals on Wednesday. After much deliberation by the judges, Billy and Matthew have been selected to continue on to the Finals this coming Tuesday. (Matthew sure does have a busy day planned!!) Best of luck Billy and Matthew and well done to everyone who participated in the semis - the quality of speeches this year is outstanding!!
Here is the brief and criteria they needed to follow to complete the task:
Please check out our movies. We worked really hard on them and would love your feedback - leave a comment!!
Friday, July 1, 2011
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Friday, June 24, 2011
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Yesterday Yas shared a presentation with us all about herself and life in Malaysia. She started by showing us some traditional dress that she wears in her country.
Later, she taught us how to play two traditional Malaysian games. The first one was called Batu Seremban. This was very similar to what we call knuckle bones except in Malaysia you play with pebbles.
The final game was called Lat-tali lat ta li tam plom! This game can be used in many different ways life like for deciding who has to clean up, making teams or elimination.
Thanks Yas for sharing your knowledge with us. We had heaps of fun and learned a lot!
Sunday, June 19, 2011
A special mention to Matthew and Maya you both came 1st (by a country mile) in their events. They of course must now focus on the next event - Interzone next week!! Awesome effort you two. Keep that training up and go hard!!
Thursday, June 9, 2011
After lunch we were lucky enough to attend a performance called myfriend.com. The main theme of the show was based around cyber safety.
What did you think of the show?
Monday, May 30, 2011
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Matariki is coming up. The Seven Sisters (also known as the Pleiades star cluster) have reappeared in the night sky. If you happen to be up on a clear pre-dawn morning you can spot the Sisters low in the North-East sky.
Matariki falls on the day of the first New Moon after the Sisters return. This year Matariki is on Saturday the 4th of June.
Click here to watch a 3 part video on Matariki. What else can you find out to share with the class?
Friday, May 20, 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
In maths, a small group worked out how to show the distance each planet was from the Sun by scaling down each measurement. We used the scale 1 metre for every 100,000,000,000 kilometre. We made a table to show our information:Later on in the day, we went outside to mark out where each planet is in relation to the Sun. First, we made a prediction:Then we measured it out using a metre wheel. Click on the video to see how accurate we were:
Monday, May 9, 2011
Big Idea: Version:
The Earth’s system is a small part of a solar system within the vast system of the universe. The forces of the solar system directly affect life on Earth.
Today we visited the Carter Observatory. It was great fun learning about what makes up our Solar System.
What did you learn?
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Can you explain to someone at home what caused these things to react the way they did?
...the little rocket that could.....not
What happens when you mix coke and mentos?