Wednesday, 18 November 2015

World of Maths Roadshow

Today we visited the World of Maths Roadshow in the hall.  There were fun, challenging maths activities which made us use our brains in different ways.

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Garden Learning

Thanks Mr McCaven for showing us the grass clippings that will eventually turn into compost. We learned that the grass clippings will get warm and decompose and then they will help the school gardens grow.

Monday, 2 November 2015

Compost Learning

Mr McAven showed us around the compost and garden on Thursday. We learned about where our fruit scraps go and how the garden grows better with compost.

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Technology Celebration of Learning

Parachutes - Fair Testing

Rubber band Cars -Desig
Make a car using rubber band power that will travel at least 1 metre.

What features is the car going to need?

Why have I used each part?

What am I going to make it out of?


Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

We are learning how to reduce, reuse and recyle. Yesterday we collected and sorted rubbish into four different piles. We called them reduce, reuse, recycle and compost.

"I noticed that all the plastic bags were in the re-use pile because we can use them again and again and again",  said Amelia.

"I noticed that there were a lot of chip packets in the reduce pile and some in recycle. People are leaving chip packets in the bushes instead of putting them in the bins", said Andre.

"I noticed that there were lots of newspaper in the compost pile. People need to put them in the recycle bins in the classrooms", said Dannielle.

Monday, 21 September 2015

Mural - Sneak Preview of Final Product

Our senior buddies are putting the finishing touches on our team mural. Here is a sneak preview of the final product before it gets hung up in a mystery location around the school.

Friday, 11 September 2015

Garden Visit

Mr McCaven showed us what is happening in the chicken area yesterday. He clipped their wings for us and talked to us about their house and the chicken tractor.

Friday, 28 August 2015

Mural Update

Today we started to draw our design onto the big board and some of the smaller boards started to get painted.  We can't wait to see it all put together !

Friday, 21 August 2015

CARE Values

Mrs Trotter visited Room 1 today and gave out special bracelets to those students who have achieved their bronze CARE certificate. There are bronze, silver and gold bracelets to work towards which will be given out with the certificates.

Friday, 14 August 2015

Our City Trip

On Friday Rooms 1,2,3 and 4 hopped on the bus and headed to the city centre. Room 1 started at the Imagination Station where we made lego challenges and worked well in our teams. Next, we walked the the Cathedral Square and looked at the damaged buildings and had our lunch. After that, we walked to the Museum and explored the Paua House, the cave and the old street. Later on, we headed upstairs and looked at the animals and the big globe.

We all had an awesome day and would like to say a big "thanks!" to the parents who helped us.

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Art Attack - Mural

This afternoon two Room 11 helpers came to help us prime the mural board. Next we are going to add our design in pencil.
Room 10 and 11 are priming the small squares to add to the outside of the big board.

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Art Attack - Mural

We have started by sanding the boards to make sure they have smooth edges.

Pulley Making

We made pulleys and wrote instructions.

We are learning to write instructions.

Success Criteria :

  • Title
  • Goal
  • List the materials and equipment
  • Steps in order
  • Action verbs








Friday, 15 May 2015

Kids Can Cook

Yesterday Chris Fortune had a Kids Can Cook session with us. We tried some yummy apple and silverbeet crepes.

Click here for some pictures
Here is a link to the Kids Can Cook website for parents

Apple and Silver Beet Crepes 
The key is to get the kids to make them as well. Crepes are easy and fun and you can fill with any filling – even leftovers!

1 Cup Flour
1.5 cups of milk
2 eggs
Apples, Grated
Silverbeet or Spinach, Washed

Mix  milk and eggs, whisk into flour and leave to rest for 20 mins.  If it is too thick thin with a little milk.  Ladle into crepe pans and cook until golden brown, leave to cool.  Mix Apple and thinly sliced silver beet together,  and roll up into a tight cylinder.  Slice and serve cold or heat by placing in the oven with a little cheese over the top.  


·   Plant silver beet and rocket as a never ending supply of greens in a small garden space
  •      Plant sensory gardens - rosemary, thyme, lavender - easy to look after and green all year round
·   Get kids to  mash potatoes that are left over from the night and add vegetables and turn into fritters
·   Make Sweet crepes with berries or apples and cottage cheese.
·   Grate any vegetable and eat it raw rather than cooking it
·   Eat the pumpkin or Zucchini male flowers raw or stuffed with grated vegetables
·   Use Breadcrumbs to help make sauces thicker or keep vegetable juices in
·   Take a juicer to the kitchen and experiment with fresh vegetable juices (ie beetroot and apple, celery and ginger, pumpkin and orange etc etc)
·   Make herb pesto’s and freeze in ice cube trays to use later in the year
·   Put your kitchen work bench in the middle so that all can gather around and reduces the mess in the kitchen
·   Use a potato peeler rather than a knife for cutting and chopping
·   Have fun and smile in the Kitchen, it is all about giving it a go

Objective - “A Community of Kids feeding themselves."

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Forces and Motion

Today we used a force to move an object.

Prediction: We predicted that the different sized and different weight balls would take different amounts of force to make them move the same distance (1metre)

Results: The tennis ball took the most number of breathes to go one metre. The golf ball took a few less breathes and the ping pong ball took the least number of breathes to go one metre.

Conclusion: This is because the heavier the object is, the more force is needed to move it.

Forces and Motion on PhotoPeach

Friday, 8 May 2015

The Great Pumpkin Competition

Miss Wood visited us with the two giant pumpkins. We are learning to estimate in kilograms.
Miss Wood gave us a clue - one of the giant pumpkins weighs more than Jayden!

The winner of the Great Pumpkin Competition will make soup for the whole school!

Miss Wood is so strong!! 

Jayden is not quite as heavy as one of the giant pumpkins 

We are looking forward to seeing who wins the competition