Tuesday, 4 July 2017

A Talented Lad

One of the perks of my job is watching students talk about their passions and to see them strive to learn more. Bobby is really passionate about the Titanic. In the weekend he built this ship out of lego. Great thought and detail has been put into the building of this ship, down to having bedrooms, two boiler rooms, a bathroom, in the bottom of the ship and  a mail room an extra bedroom and the  on top of the ship. I am amzed at Bobby's ability to use his passion and to create the ship and the ice berg to near specifications. Including having the chimney's evenly spaced on the top. 

When kids are passionate about their interests and their learning, their creativity comes out. I am so proud of you Bobby, thanks for sharing your creation with me and the class. Keep it up!

Thursday, 29 June 2017

We have had more fun with Rockets

Today we got to create our own paper rockets to fire into the sky. our macine was hired for one of the syndicate's science discovery units and we each got to have a turn as well. On this cold foggy morning, Room 4 with the help of our FABULOUS GARY stealthily created rockets. We had unicorn squad rockets, narwhal rockets, atomic rockets and highlighted scented rockets. These were all blasted to oblivion this morning across the courts. Some went all the way to the fence while others stayed where they had been placed - the air escaping at the ends or along the sides.

What an amazing morning we have had. Room 4 you are awesome!!!

The Queen




Thursday, 8 June 2017


The Rimu syndicate are learning basketball for the last part of this term. Here are some snaps of the session...

Monday, 29 May 2017


On Friday, Gary showed us his new rocket launcher and we got to shoot off rockets into the air. We investigated what would happen if we put more water in them and what would happen if we put less water in them.

Let's just say we all had a blast!!


Monday, 10 April 2017

Yesterday, Room 4 ad our first session  for What's on the Menu. We were in the garden piccking off caterpillar and caterpillar eggs, collecting fejoa's for our muffins and learning about different herbs and when we would use them for cooking.

In the kitchen we were mixing, slicing, spooning and cooking some srcummy muffins filled with oozing fejoa. YUM YUM.

Here are some snaps of our afternoon.....

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Flying High

This week we had a homework task of making paper planes....but that wasn't all. We found out some interesting facts about the paper planes. We also disscussed what motion our body does to fly the perfect plane, how to make the perfect plane with tight folds and a wing span that can create lift. We also learnt that paper planes need perfect symmetry which means a mirror image of one side to be exactly the same as the other side. This touched on a little nit of geometry.

Of course we then had to have a Fly Off. Congratulations to Charlie Eaton 1st with 10m, Mihailo Nikolic with 9m, and Carter Fitzpatrick with 8m.

Room 4: Well done on another week of homework and what an enjoyable task it was as well.

Monday, 20 March 2017

We have certainly settled into a great routine in room 4 and are starting to make some pregress in our learning. We have been learning about different reading strategies such as summarising, picking out key ideas, making connections and activating our prior knowledge. In writing last week we completed some great character descriptions about a troll or a giant and these are on your child's blog if you would like to have a read as well. This week and for the next couple of weeks we will be focussing on newspaper articles and writing about our friends experience at camp. We have created questions and looked at what makes a critical thinking question. We will then interview our parnter and write an article focussing on their experinece.

Watch this space to find out more.....