Thursday, November 30, 2017


Over the last four Mondays we have been lucky enough to have had fine weather for our softball training.
We had 2 lovely ladies take us. They taught us how to catch the ball correctly using butterfly hands and pinky hands. We learnt how to hold the bat correctly and to touch each base as we ran around the bases to score points for our team. It was lots of fun!

Room 5 writing

In Room 5, we have been learning to write an opening sentence that makes the reader want to read on.
On  Wednesday we looked at a picture, on pobble365, of an old cottage with a ladder leaning against it heading into the sky above.
Here's what we came up with.

At midnight I was in my house, then suddenly I saw something coming towards me. It said “Follow me!”  By Amelia

I was in a cottage and I saw an alien in the lounge room. “Where did you come from?” I asked.   By Jack

I was in the glass castle and I saw a ladder falling down from the sky.    By Katherine

I was reading a book calmly when suddenly I heard a huge crack on the roof.  By Natalie

I was in a haunted house all by myself when I saw a ghost and a zombie following me. By Jerriah

One foggy day I was in a scary forest and I saw a rusty ladder leaning against an abandoned house.  By James

I was in my house and there was a crack, “What was that?” Then I heard a boo sound.  By Ellie

I was in a spooky house and I saw a scary clown pointing a gun at me.  By Layal

I was in a spooky house and the roof went smash. By Sam

I was awake on Mount Everest when I saw a dragon coming after me and it was breathing fire.  By Jordan

Me and my friend were in my black house when we heard a big bang on top of my roof.  By Sione

I was inside a spooky house and I saw a ghost coming towards me.  By Betty

I woke up on top of Mount Everest and I was so cold I slipped down. I was at the bottom of the world.  By John

I looked out my window and saw a rusty ladder leaning against my house.  By Manu

I was inside my house and my windows went bang.  By Sienna

I was high up in the sky in a hot air balloon and a ladder fell from Mount Everest.  By Jayden

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Museum Stories continued

                                My Museum Trip
On Thursday, me and my class went to a zone at the museum because we wanted to learn about our inquiry topic, The Past. The zone was called Wild Child. We saw an example of an old school, a big grey elephant, an olden day treehouse, and a squishy bedroom for a boy and a girl was also in the zone. First I went to the olden day treehouse to see if it was really old. I had to climb a ladder to see the things inside. There was a gorilla in the treehouse and some old books. My parent was Aiga’s mum. Next I looked at some old toys. There were teacups and teapots with some teddy bears next to them. I took a photo of the teapot and the teacup. I went to the children’s uniform to look how they wore clothes in the olden days. On my way, I saw hopscotch painted on the ground. I thought it was not different to the ones now.   
Then I saw that there was a child health care machine that looked interesting. It showed how children got healthy in the olden days. Then I went to the school. It had a chalk board for the teacher to write on.           By Natalie  

World War Zone
On Thursday me and my class went to the Museum. Before we went on the bus we got into our groups of four. We went there because we were learning all about the past. When we got inside we went to the World War two and one zone. When we got in the zone I saw a T.V so I went to it. When I was there, there was head phones so I put on the head phones. I heard a man saying “All about world war two and one. Then when it was over I saw my class lining up so I went to have a look. Finally, I was at the front of the line. When I was at the front of the line I saw goggles. So I put the goggles on and sat down. When I open my eyes I saw people saying “321 aim and fire” with a big black bomb. So I quickly took them off my eyes. Then suddenly I saw a submarine so I went in the door and I saw a black telephone so I said “Hi!”  It was a letter being read from the World War two or one. Then it was time to go, so me and my class went back to our school.        By Amelia    

In the museum my class went in a room that had lots of things when the people died in the olden days. First me and Natalie and Ellie saw lots of different phones. People could put their ears in them. Soon it was my turn to listen to it. It was really sad. It said in one war one thousand people died even children. Then I heard a loud sound coming from beside me. It was a space from a little corner. It had a big plane that had a video that was all about how lots and lots of people died in the plane. When I looked at it I was thinking that no one can breathe in that plane while driving in it. Lastly Mrs Hood told us to find our leader of our group to help lead us on our walk in the Museum. I had a great day.                                         By Katherine  
Volcano Zone

Room five went to the Museum and went to the volcano zone. We saw a volcano and the fire on it wasn’t real. I looked up in the sky and I saw white clouds in the air, it was so amazing at the volcano place. My class went up the stairs. there were only three steps to get on the deck. After everyone in my class lined up to have a turn with the music rocks and I was in the front. My class mates walked around with me. I saw Betty touching pretend fire and I warned her that the sign said do not touch the fire. So that was fun.  We want to come back to the Museum.      By Manu                                                                                       

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Trip to Auckland Museum

The Wild Child Zone
On Thursday Room 5 went on a bus to the museum. It took a long time to get there. When we got inside we put our bags away in a cage. Then we went to see art and sculptures for our trip. After we went to the wild child zone. There was a huge tree which has a furry gorilla inside. By John

At The Tree
Yesterday me and my class went to the museum. We got to the tree and almost everyone went in it. Anyway we went to the museum to see our topic in real life. Back to the tree, it was crowded, it was dark, dusty, leafless and tall. It had windows and there was a buffalo next to the window. There was a dart board and bottles. I felt awesome.  By Jordan

On Thursday, me and the Junior School went on a bus to the Museum. We had a scavenger hunt. Manu, Chloe, Narges and Jack were in my group. I thought the volcanoes were cool!  By Ellie

World Wars
Yesterday Room 5 went for a Museum trip. First we were looking at giant guns. Next we looked at a giant boat. Then we looked at a real world plane. Before we looked at the plane we looked at the plane's engine. I videoed the engine being turned on. At the end I felt happy. I had a good day at the museum.  I had lots of fun. 
By Jack

Scavenger Hunt
On Thursday we went to the Museum. We went into groups and I was with Jayden's Dad. We had a list and we searched everywhere and we helped each other using the clues. Then we had a big photo. Then we worked hard finding the objects from the different countries. We saw old things and stuff. I had fun because I learnt about some amazing things from the olden days and we just had three  more blanks on the paper. I had fun on the great museum trip yesterday.  By Betty

On Thursday my class went on a school trip to the Museum and we went at 9.30. When we got there we went to the dinosaurs and some of the dinosaurs were high and they were big. I even knew some names.  By Sam

The Volcanoes
Yesterday me and my class went to the Museum. We learnt about our topic about Egypt. We went to the volcanoes and I thought the volcanoes were real so I saw fire but it was not real fire inside. The lava fell on the ground and the ground got warm. So then we went.
By Layal

At The Tree
Yesterday Room 5 went to the Museum and we went to the giant tree and there was a huge gorilla, a long rope, a doll and a bunny. Then I felt scared and I felt a little bit good. Then there was a glass and wood floor that I stepped on and the glass didn't crack. 
By Sione

World War 1
I like the plane part and everything. The speakers on the phone were cool. I enjoyed listening to the letters being read. The guns and people were amazing. Gas masks were like flames and I enjoyed the museum. It was so amazing! I liked the floors too. I went because were are learning about cultures, China, Rome and Greece.  By Kruze

Monday, October 30, 2017

Football Kids

This afternoon, Room 5 had a fun time on the field with Footy Kids. We did three different activities with different coaches. It was lots of fun. 
We dribbled a ball and played a game called 'Pokemon Trainers' it was a bit like 'Stuck in the mud'. If you got caught you had to hold the ball above your head and you were freed if someone kicked the ball between your legs. 

The next game we played was called 'Shark Attack'. We dribbled our ball across the field and tried not to lose our ball to the waiting sharks. If they got our ball we became sharks. 

The last activity was the best! We played football in the inflatable football field with goals. The girls played against the girls and the boys and Sienna played against the boys. We had lots of fun!

Up Cycle Challenge

Many of us took the opportunity and made an item at home to display in the hall for the up cycle challenge.



We also had fun in our classroom creating things from recyclable materials.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Time Lines

We have been using timelines to help us learn to read and order large numbers. We worked in pairs or threes. We did time lines for The History of Chocolate, The Tudor Period and The History of Space. There were some really big numbers and we had to think very carefully about where to place them. They are on display in our classroom. Feel free to come and see.