Thursday, 18 May 2017

Counter Catching Competition

This week for writing, we took part in a counter catching competition. The competition was to see who could catch the most counters off their elbow. There was a lot of excitement in this challenge and counters were flying everywhere! After we completed the challenge, we went back inside to write about the experience. Watch this space for some of our writing!




Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Knot tying

In reading this week, we are looking at different knots and how different knots are used for different purposes. This is part of our inquiry into technology, and how it has changed over time. We have been reading about a range of knots, watching instructional videos and presentations, and then trying to tie the knots ourselves. Our next step is to create our own entertaining instructional videos to demonstrate how to tie a knot of our choice.




Monday, 15 May 2017

Kelloggs books arrived!

Today, we had a package arrive for us at the office. It was a big box full of 20 books which we have been given by Kelloggs from the receipt collection at New World, Lunn Ave. This is part of the Kelloggs Books for Active Minds programme! These books have been gifted to our school. We have enjoyed looking through the various books before we take them across to the library.

Thank you Kelloggs for these amazing books! We are looking forward to reading them!


Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Holiday Blogging

Well done to our amazing holiday bloggers! We had a group of amazing bloggers throughout the holiday from team 4. Yesterday, prizes were given for:

- Audience appeal - Jahzara
- Quality commenting - Amelia
- Creative posts - Naomi
- Best comments - Hinerangi
- Most posts - Zaeeda

The five prize winners each won a chocolate bar and a pair of headphones. Zaeeda, from Room 10, won the award for the most blog posts. She posted 41 blog posts over the two week holiday period! Check out the blogs of these girls by clicking the links above. Awesome work!!

The team 4 holiday blogging prize winners

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Team 4 go swimming



Team 4 are swimming at the moment! We are learning about water safety, particularly in rivers, oceans, and lakes. Here we are after learning about how to safely enter and exit a dinghy. As you can see from our faces, we found it pretty cool!

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Term 2: Now that's thinking!

This term, our school-wide inquiry is Technology. Team 4 are looking at traditional Māori technologies which were used by Tangata whenua in Aotearoa hundreds of years ago, before the arrival of the Europeans. In Room 10, we have already started looking at resources which the Māori had and reasons why they may have stopped using these resources after people started arriving from others areas of the world. We have also started exploring technologies which were made and successfully used, such as fish hooks and fishing nets. 


Read what Levonah shared on her blog about this term's theme. Please go to her blog, by following the link, to leave her a comment!

Levonah:

Now that’s thinking is our new theme for this Term. It is all about how technology has changed since Māori found New Zealand. We have been looking at what has been used to make technology and what technology really is.

Technology could be a Phone, a computer and headphones. Anything that works is technology. This isn’t all! Technology isn’t just things that are electrical. It could be boats or waka which maori used. It could also be things like windows,buildings and paper.

This term team 4 is learning about maori technology. Maori people made their own technology.
I think maori technology is waka, their carvings on marae, and tiki and there kete that they weaved with flax.

We no longer use the things Māori used back in the day. Maori used trees and wood. We use things that are made out of metal, aluminium, titanium and many more because we have people who travel from other countries that bring new resources.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

End of term 1!

We would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to everyone who has come to our blog and left amazing comments this term. We cannot believe we have had a whole term of 2017 already! Stay tuned for some more exciting things we are getting up to over the next couple of days!


Sunday, 12 March 2017

Camp!

This week, we had our year 5 and 6 camp at school! A tent city was created on the school field. We took part in lots of activities such as kayaking, scootering/ skateboarding, swimming at the Glen Innes Pools and the Mangere Pools, Youthtown activities, and taking part in a camp concert on the second night. 

Even though camp was during a storm, we managed to avoid the worst of the weather and take part in all of the activities which were organised. About an hour after we left on the Friday, it started to pour down for about three days straight!


 Thank you to all the amazing people who made camp happen! To the team of people with Mrs Nua and Mrs Squires who set up all of our tents, to Mr Burt for taking us kayaking, to Mr Jacobsen and Mr Somerville, and to all the parents and teachers who took the time to help with food, the trips to the pools, and security. You are amazing!








Friday, 3 March 2017

Te Taiao o Tāmaki movie

Today we had our school picnic. During the picnic, a group of students from room 10 interviewed teachers and other students to find out how we can care for our environment and what the environment means to us.

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Kellogg's Books for Active Minds Programme

Room 10 are lucky enough to ben part of the Kellogg's Books for Active Minds Programme. We were fortunate to have been gifted the book 'Diary of a wimpy kid - Cabin Fever' by Geoff Kinney which we are absolutely LOVING!


While we are reading this book in class, there is a box in the entrance/exit of the Lunn Ave New World which is (hopefully) filling up with receipts so we can win some books for our school! 

Room 10 just wanted to say a BIG THANK YOU to Kellogg's, New World, and School Kit for this awesome opportunity! Here we are enjoying our book!





Friday, 24 February 2017

Bike Track Opening!

Today we had the opening of our new bike track at school! There are some amazing people who have helped this project to happen, including Dimension DataVarietyAuckland Transport, and Bikes in schools!

We all gathered out on the field for the special occasion. 



After some welcomes, speeches, waiata, and karakia, some students were fitted with helmets and bikes, cut the ribbon, and rode the first loop around the track! 


We would like to say a BIG thank you to everyone who has made this possible. We are very excited about getting out on the track for the first time!

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Rooms 9 and 10 Korowai

At the beginning of term 1, we created a Korowai for our shared space. Each of us used blending with Oil Pastels to create at least one feather, and then wrote our names onto a coloured feather. We then put all of these feathers together to create this beautiful Korowai. When we created our Korowai, we came up with five expectations for our learning space. We expect that everyone will show:

- Respect
- Support
- Responsibility
- Gratitude

Finally, we expect that everyone will work as a team.


Saturday, 18 February 2017

Creating through animations

This term, team 4 are creating animations of Māori myths and legends which have strong links with the environment. Learners can choose from either Rata and the Totara tree, Māui and the Sun, or Māui and the Giant Fish. In Creative Space with Mrs Lagitupu, we are developing our animating skills. We look forward to sharing some of our animations with you later in the term!



Thursday, 16 February 2017

Toby: Untie the human knot!

This week for writing, room 10 took part in an unusual, yet fun, experience! Toby wrote this descriptive and engaging recount about it:

Check out Toby's blog post and leave him a comment!


As the cheers of laughter spread through the classroom, while the three groups of kids all 8,9 and 10 year olds stood in a circle to wrap, then untie themselves from each other. “AJ, put your feet through Jacob’s arms” I shouted to a friend of mine, my friend josh was having loads of fun twisting, turning falling to the ground.

“What kind of game is this?” I thought to myself while trying to untangle myself from all the disaster that was happening around me. My firm grasp was no match for Josh’s weight, a few seconds ago I couldn’t risk it, I had to let go. Once I let go I could see josh and myself laughing together then slap! He had hit the ground, both of us still laughing.

What I could hear and see was every student having a beaming joyful time, it was so cool to see how the students and teachers were happily getting along with each other.

People were shouting and screaming because of all the fantastic happiness around and inside the classroom, like a zap of lightning striking the classroom and providing laughter and fun while we still had the time to play the game.

I was trying to make sure everybody was listening to me so we could untangle ourselves and be free, but their was too much fun happening. A few minutes ago Miss West shouted ”alright everyone packing up and sitting on the mat” “yes Miss West!” everyone shouted and had already sat on the mat before she knew it, to learn new things!

Photos below!


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Friday, 10 February 2017

Our environment in photos

What comes to mind when you think about the environment you live in? As part of our 'Te Taiao o Tāmaki' (The Environment of Tāmaki) inquiry, this week we took some photos of our environment around Pt England School. We are using these to create Pt England Environmental Magazine Covers. Check out some of the creative photos which we took!



Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Te Reo Māori with Whaea Saf

Kia ora! Today, we had our first Te Reo Māori lesson of 2017 with Whaea Saf!


This year, we are focusing on 'Responsibility' - Kaitīakitanga i nga wā kātoa. With Whaea Saf, we learned the meaning of 'Kaitīakitanga.'

Kai = food/ feed
Tiaki = care

The word Kaitīakitanga means 'guardianship' or guardians of everything. 

We are going to continue to learn more about the meaning of the saying: 'Kaitīakitanga i nga wā kātoa' throughout the term.

              GJ (2017)                   

This links nicely with our cluster-wide inquiry: Te Taiao o Tāmaki - The environment of Tāmaki. We can show Kaitīakitanga in many ways by looking after the beautiful environment in which we live. 
                                                                                         GJ (2017)


Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Welcome back!

Bula Vinaka! Talofa Lava! Mālō e lelei! Fakaalofa lahi atu! Kia ora! Namaste! Kia orana! Hello and welcome to Room 10's blog, 2017!

Learning will be shared on this blog throughout the year and you will find student individual blogs down the right hand side shortly. Please visit these blogs and leave room 10 some comments!