Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Hot Cross Buns

Sienna's family made hot cross buns for us to eat.
They were delicious.

Thank you so much.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Readers in Room 5

WOW! So many people have read 20 books in Room 5 now.
Look at these proud faces.
Reading is fun!



Friday, April 4, 2014

Marae Writing

We have been writing about our trip to the marae.

We went to the marae. We went on the bus to marae. The powhiri took a long time. I liked it.

By Nicholas.

I went to the marae. It took too long.
By Jawad.

The powhiri took a long time. We went in the wharenui.
By Sam.

I like the wharenui.
By Sienna.

We went in the marae.
By Ryan.

I like the marae because the carvings are cool. 
By Daisy.

We saw the carving doing a pukana.
By D-Sharn.

We went to the marae.
By Lhyam.

I liked going to the marae. The whole class went on the bus.
By Alyssa.

We got to look in the wharenui. We got to go on the bus to the marae.
By Vikili.

I like the wharenui.
By Keeley.

I like the marae. My Dad spoke.
By Poukupenga.

We are also learning to use an app called Over to write our ideas about some of the photos.

Thursday, April 3, 2014


Last week the whole school went to Te Kohinga Marama Marae at Waikato University.
We are waiting for the Powhiri to start so we can be welcomed onto the marae.

There were speeches in Te Reo Maori. 
The powhiri took a long time.
 We sang two songs.
We got to go inside the Wharenui.

The carvings all told stories. Some of the stories happened a long time ago.

We liked being in the Wharenui. 
We thought the carvings were very special and cool.

Thursday, March 27, 2014


Room 5 got given some sunglasses by Visique Total Vision
 Room 3 got given some glasses too because they are they other New Entrant class at our school.
We like our glasses. We look cool.
Sunglasses help us see in the sunlight and protect our eyes.


We even took a selfie on the iPad so you can see how cool we look in our sunglasses.

Thank you so much Visique Total Vision.
We love our sunglasses.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Super Letters and Numbers

Today there were lots of letters and numbers on people's clothing. We are getting good at reading letters and numbers.

There are lots of numbers and letters around our school.
Look at the photos Ryan took of letters and numbers outside.



Wednesday, March 19, 2014


We have been learning to sketch at school.
We have sketched things from our Papatuanuku table and a sunflower Lhyam grew in his garden.
Here are some of our sketches.
By Daisy           By Jawad

By Nicholas
Sam practiced her sketching at home. 
We can learn anywhere.