Friday, June 27, 2014


We have been celebrating Matariki. 
We drew pictures in Kidpix of what we think the 7 stars of Matariki might look like in the sky.

We talked about our learning. We thought about all the things we were good at. We also drew the things we are learning to do and want to work on.


We have also planted our kowhai seedlings into bigger pots so they can grow bigger. We are preparing for later in the year when we can plant them in the school gardens.


Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The Disco

The Disco was a lot of fun. 
There was fantastic dancing and some very cool lights.
Take a look at the movie of us dancing.

Friday, June 20, 2014

New Blogs

After looking at the form of who looks at our blog we have found a lot of cool new blogs.
We thought we would share them with you. If you click on the photo of the blog title it will link you to their blog.
Here are the other primary school blogs.

This blog belongs to Room 5 from Nelson. They are little bit older than us. They have lots of photos and movies showing their learning.

This class is from Wanaka. Recently they have been doing experiments with eggs. They love reading and so do we.

This class is Room 2 from Burnside Primary School in Christchurch. They are the same age as us. We like seeing all the photos of their learning.

This blog is Room 20 at Point England School in Auckland. They like cooking and so do we.

Team Two is from Hutt Central School in Lower Hutt. They have photos and movies to share their learning. Recently they had a lot of rain and came up with some excellent words to describe the weather.

This blog is from S23K which is in Australia. We like looking at their artwork and the photos of their learning.

Six Team is from Mahora School in Hastings. They have lots of photos. At their school they have to wear a uniform.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Stickers for Kenya

Yesterday Anna gave us some stickers. We felt so happy to get a treat. We love getting treats.
Anna told us about some girls in Kenya. They are orphans. They don't have a mum or a dad to look after them. They live in an orphanage called Rafiki Mwema. People look after them there. They have beds, clothes, food, toilets, hair ties and people to care for them.

We think that just like us they would love some treats. Last year, Room 5 had a seed shop and earnt some money. There is still $50 left. Room 5 has decided to buy some stickers for the girls at Rafiki Mwema with our money. We are also going to write them some letters to make them feel happy too. 
We used Google Earth to find out where Kenya is. Kenya is a long way from New Zealand.
We tried to find out how much it would cost to fly from New Zealand to Kenya. It would cost over $3000 for one person. So it would be cheaper to send the stickers by mail.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Zeke the bird

Take a look at the book Vikili and James made at reading time.
Their book is all about Zeke. Zeke is Elisabeth's bird. 
Click on the photo to read their book.

Zeke the bird

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

A writing challenge

Today Anna set us a writing challenge.
We needed to write interesting sentences about these blocks.
You had to look carefully at the blocks and then form a sentence about them.

I can see a baby. The fire is warming the boy up.
By Lhyam

I can see a boy by the fire. I can see a blue chair.
By Vikili

Monday, June 9, 2014

Tane Mahuta Day

On Friday we celebrated Tane Mahuta Day at our school. We spent the day enjoy our school environment. We even went down to Putikitiki to look at the trees and to play on the playground.

I like the kowhai. It has lots of leaves. 
By Jawad.

I like the kowhai trees. The birds are in the trees.
By Sam.

I like the kowhai. I like the leaves on the tree. 
By Poukupenga.

I like the kauri tree.
By Keeley.

I love the totara and birds. 
By Ryan.

I love the kauri.
By Anijioke.

We are sketching the Redwood tree on Middle Flat.
The Redwood tree is the tallest tree at our school.
After we had sketched we drew the Redwood Tree using pastels.



Friday, June 6, 2014

Jawad's Photos

We went on a walk around our school to look at our environment.
There are so many different trees at our school.

Jawad took these photos of the trees around our school.
We think Jawad did a great job.
Take a look at the slideshow of his photos.

Trees by Jawad on PhotoPeach  

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Who looks at our blog?

Room 5 wants to know who looks at our blog.
Some people think only our families look at our blog. 
But it might be people we don't even know.
Please fill in our google form so we can find out more about the people who look at our blog.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Kowhai Trees

Something amazing has happened to our kowhai seeds.
They have started to grow.
We had a good look at them and you can see them in this photo.


We went outside and found a big Kowhai tree. 
We wonder if our little kowhai seedlings will grow this big.