Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Coding with Scratch

Today Room 15 were exploring coding using the app ScratchJr.  We had written stories yesterday so were using these to help us with characters and background.  We had to draw our own backgrounds and characters (rather than using the figures that come with the app).  A huge thanks to +Fiona Grant who came along and helped us with our coding.  It was a really engaging two hours.

Here are some of the wonderful creations from three of our learners - check out all our creations on our individual blogs!


Once upon a time there was to people that were in New York. Their names were Abigail and john. They were both at the market because there were going to buy something. Then they saw each other. John and Abigail were best cousins when they were little they also play on the park. They were jumping and jumping. Then they were both older and they played played on the park all day. John and Abigail played on the park when it was night time then they had to do all the dishes it take them to the dishes a minute and 1 hour to do it. Then it was the morning they do not wake up again because they done the dishes when it was nighttime. 


This is my coded scratch animation:


Once upon a time there was a fish called dory and a shark called Sam. They were in an ocean and they were best friends. They saw something moving and it was big and it was  Sam’s  dad called Parker and Dory’s mom called Rachel. When Rachel met Parker they become friends like Sam and Dory. Rachel said to Parker, do you want to come in my hotel and have a hot cup of coffee? and Parker said yes and dory and Sam went inside to play with the toys. When Sam got there with Dory, Sam said where is your toys and dory said it's in my cupboard and Sam said do you have any pets? Dory said no because Sam likes playing with pets and because they are so cute. When it was night Sam and his dad went back home to have dinner and have some sleep because they were tired.  When they got home they went upstairs and went in their room and Sam was playing his games because he wasn't tired but his dad was.

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Fun with Bubbles and Slime

Over the last few weeks, Room 15 have been enjoying making bubble wands and slime during our Makerspace time.  Check out some of the images from our sessions:

Chromebook Excitement

With only three weeks of the 2016 school year left, Room 15 are looking ahead to Year 4.  Next year, after 2/3 years with iPads, our learners are moving to Chromebooks.  Everyone is getting really excited about that thought!

Parents that sign their children up for a Chromebook by November 30th go in a draw to win their Chromebook for free!!  To sign up, pop into the office and see the lovely Leigh.  You just need $40 and your bank account details.

Late last week after visiting the Pavilion, we made some cards to remind parents about signing up for our Chromebook!

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Athletics Day

On Friday the whole school had an Athletics Day.  We all really enjoyed the different rotations and Room 15 wrote about our experiences in class this week.  Check out some of our amazing stories:


On Friday it was athletics and my group did the high jump and the parachute. When the athletics were finished we went to lunch to eat. When lunch was over we went to the court because we were going to watch the relays. When we watched the relays we saw Mia's uncle race in the blue team and we cheered for him. When the relay was finished we went back to class to pack up the class. After we packed up we went back home to have some rest because we were tired.


On Friday it was amazing pt England did the Athletes and we did the 75 metres stations it was a lost of power but the 50 meters stations it was amazing because we were doing the best as we did the best as we can I love the Shotput it was amazing game the boys did not like the 75 metres it was the old game from 991 the 75 metres sprint.


On Friday at school we did athletics. We did lots of different stations and then it was the time to have a race battle with our class.  There was one girl and she came first in all the races and she never gave up. When it was time to see the kids vs teachers my friends uncle came and he signed up and after lunch the kids vs teachers started and the whole school made some rows to watch the races. After the race finished they went in a line and they were walking like a champion because champions never give up.

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Just Another Day

Room 15 all contributed ideas for our Film Festival movie this year. We really enjoyed dressing up and becoming characters. We hope you enjoy watching our movie:


Monday, 7 November 2016

Learning our Mihi with Whaea Saf

Today during our Te Reo session with Whaea Saf we were working on our mihi.  Whaea Saf helped us with our pronunciation and drew some great images to help us remember.

Mrs Belt also captured some of our beautiful waiata that we sang to start our session today.

Friday, 4 November 2016

Making Chocolate Cake

As part of our science inquiry topic this term, we are looking at the changes in matter.  After reading "The Chocolate Cake" the Crunchies reading group followed the recipe in the book to combine ingredients and create a chocolate cake.  Importantly, we discussed how the ingredients changed and that once they had changed, they could not be changed back again!

Once we'd created our cake, we ate it with ice cream and bananas - the same way they did in the book!

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Mask Magic

During our time in Makerspace each week, Room 15 was last term creating masks.  Some of the designs was really intricate and took additional time.  These have been finished this term.  Last week we went to Makerspace and collected our terrific masks and took some photos.  Check out what some of us created.