Friday, October 14, 2016


We've had a busy week learning about making bread. For shared reading we read the book Go Facts: Bread. We learned that you need water, salt, flour and yeast to make bread. When mixed together, the yeast has a chemical reaction which allows the dough to rise, making it light and fluffy inside. We made some bread ourselves in class. Although it wasn't a huge success (it didn't rise much), it still tasted delicious. We are going to review the recipe we used, make some changes, and try again!

Science: States of Matter

This term for Science we will be learning about the Material World. The material world strand involves the study of matter and the changes it undergoes. 
We have learned that matter is all around us. We have started with the three common states of matter: SOLIDS, LIQUIDS and GASES. Room 1 have been learning a lot about how matter can move from one state to another, but can still be the same substance. A change of state, also called a phase change, is a physical change from one state of matter to another, for example, from solid to liquid or from liquid to gas.
Here is a video of us being particles of matter.

Friday, September 16, 2016

The Bee man visit

Today we had a visit from Dan the bee man, and Kathy from Comvita. 
They taught us about the importance of bees. Did you know it is Bee Aware Month?
We learned how the bees live in hives, and that groups of hives are called an apiary. We also learned about the different roles different bees have within their colony. Here is a video of us doing the honey bee "waggle" (this is how bees communicate).

Monday, August 15, 2016

Fractions in Te Reo

We have been learning to identify fractions, and how to name a fraction in te reo.

Monday, August 8, 2016

The Science Roadshow

We had an amazing time this morning at the Science Roadshow. We learned about flammable materials, sounds waves, absorption, and much much more. The most popular exhibit seemed to be the wind tunnel. Here is a video of Jordashay and Janita trying it out. 

Sunday, July 24, 2016

WALT solve mathematical problems and show our working out

Remember that Vowels are A, E, I, O, U. Consonants are all the other letters.
Make sure you show your working out, not just the answer. 

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Room One's Thinglink

We have been learning about our whakapapa, pepeha and mihi. We have added audio recordings to our Thinglink interactive photo. Click on the 'tags' on the photo to hear about us.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Te Reo: WALT match words to the correct pictures and use proper pronunciation.

Today we learned some Te Reo for Kai Huawhenua. We worked in groups and discussed what word we thought matched which picture. We then went online to check our answers by using Maori Dictionary. We also used Maori Dictionary by listening to the correct pronunciation, and repeating it. Next, we collaboratively created slideshows to make posters for our classroom.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Short vowel phonics

Maxwell, Seddon & Haki working together creating words. When they create a word, they say it in a sentence. Lots of great discussion and team work.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Measurement brainstorm

Keanu & Auron counting how many feet to the
planter box
Madison, Janita & Jaime-Leigh measuring to
the tree

Antony counting his foot steps to see if his
estimate is correct
Piripi & Auron pacing out their estimate

Keanu, Leshidus, Passion & Kaiya-Mika,
busy with their measurements
Herby, Maxwell & Jaydyn writing down
their measurements

Tuesday, May 3, 2016


Room 1 have just started the maths strand measurement. Today we discussed what we already know about measurement. We learned that measuring involves length, weight, volume, time and temperature.We will learn to measure accurately, using various measuring instruments.

Monday, May 2, 2016


It is term 2 and room 1 are going to learn about Autumn. To begin with, we have done a padlet to show what we already know about Autumn. 
We are learning to use adjectives to describe. We are also learning to use simile to make our writing more interesting. We will link both of these learning intentions and create some amazing Autumn similes.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Language Experience: Popping Candy

WALT describe, using our senses. Using our noticing notebooks we wrote adjectives and verbs to describe what our senses discover during our Language Experience of Popping Candy. We then added our thoughts to a Padlet.

WALT explain our thinking when solving problems

Comment on this post to share how you solved the problem. Also add on to the problem. Remember to talk about the strategy you used not just the answer.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

WALT think about the energy that things need to move.

Room One's science unit has introduced the class to Energy and Motion. Students had to think about the energy that things need to move. They have been exploring how energy makes things go, from powering vehicles to moving one’s body. We have made some rubber band racers to discover the relationship between how much energy is stored in a material and how much is released.
Here are some photos for you to enjoy.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Snakes and Ladders

In the Comments area, answer the puzzle above. Remember to explain your working out.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Week 4: Hockey

 Room 1 learned some hockey skills. Here is a short video of some of us in action.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

                                           Unicycling with Christian

                                Today we practiced our unicycling.
                                Some of us are really good at keeping
                                our balance, and some of us are really
                                good at persevering and not giving up.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Problem Solving

Comment on this post to share how you solved the problem. Remember to talk about the strategy you used not just the answer.

Room 1 working on their maths problems

Thursday, February 4, 2016

HMNZS Wellington

Today the senior school were lucky enough to go to Opua and visit the HMNZS Wellington.The Wellington is a Navy Frigate. We learned a lot about what happens on the ship, and about how the Navy crew work and live on board. 


After that, we went over to the Waitangi Treaty grounds and watched a show. We were VERY impressed with the performance!
We looked carefully at the tukutuku panels, carvings, and kowhaiwhai patterns. I think we may be inspired to get arty!