Thursday, 26 November 2015

The Three Little Pigs, By Logan


Dear  Logan
You know the story of the three little pigs?... well it's not like that!
The huff and puff thing was because I had a terrible sneezing cold, and the reason the first two houses fell down was because they were weak. The pigs were dead so I ate them so they didn't get wasted. When the newspaper pig reporters found out about the pigs I ate, they didn’t think a wolf with a cold sounded interesting so they jazzed up the story with all the big bad wolf stuff and took me to jail. I was framed!  
The BIg Bad Wolf
The brown wolf from My

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Stories with groupings to 10

Sand 1 have been practising their groupings to 10...they made up stories to go along with their groupings of 10.

Once upon a time there were 10 beautiful red swans. They were separated into two lakes. 5 in one lake and 5 in another lake. 1 of the swans missed her friends so they had a play date so now there were 6 in one lake and 4 in another.

There were 4 small dolphins in one swimming pool and 6 larger dolphins in another. 1 of the small dolphins went to see the bigger dolphins to ask if they wanted the others to come over. So all of the small dolphins said yes but 1 was left behind so there are now 9 dolphins in one swimming pool and 1 small dolphin on the other side. One of the big dolphins came back and brought the small dolphin over so now there are 10.

Once upon a time there was 10 dinosaurs and 1 went away to another tribe and another 1 went to join him. So now there's 2 in one tribe and 8 in the other.


Here we are practising our waiata for assembly this week "Tai Aroha". We have been practising for a long time and hope that you are able to come and watch us on Friday.

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

ICT Afternoon Group

In the ICT afternoon group, we have been exploring different apps on the iPad. Today we used imovie, imovie trailer and pic collage to display our collaborative group work.

Our disaster posters: As a group, we had to think of a disaster and how we would escape from that place. We had to think about objects that we might need.

This is what we came up with...


Maori legend art

Friday, 20 November 2015

The Environment Group

We are learning about debates and as part of our inquiry, we want to find out about the environment. Our inquiry is called, "who should look after the environment". So far we have made brainstorms. We think that everyone should look after the environment.

Yesterday, we did Google Hangout with Room 10 at Kelburn school. They are near Zealandia. They are very lucky because they see lots of native birds such as kaka, tuis, sparrows, kereru and they even saw a shag fly over the other day. They are also interested in the environment and want to trap pesky rats and other pests. They talked about smart rats who managed to dodge the traps. They are designing different traps that will attract the rats. 

We also found out that Mahutonga have also been setting traps for the rats down the bank. The rats are not going for the food in the traps as they don't feel comfortable enough to eat there.

By Lizzie, Max, Ben, Mateo, Jan, Finlay, Izar, Liam, Zach and Theo B

Enviromment by Theo B

Care for the environment, oh please please please,
our future depends on us, it realy does please.
it’s for me, it’s for you
it’s for everyone on the globe
let’s keep our earth clean and very bright green
just care for it it’s now a big deal
if we did look after it a few years ago this would not
have troubled our poor mother earth.

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Giving and following directions

Created using Pic Collage.

Sent from my iPad


Gardening Groups

This week in our Tuesday afternoon gardening groups we planted some plants in the garden boxes. We planted basil, mint, peas and some beans.
We also researched some edible plants to find out what plants suit what climates and what is the best time of the year to plant them.

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Friday, 13 November 2015

Assembly: Friday 13th November 2015

Well done to these guys for leading the karakia
We shared our firework similes 
Well done to our great presenters
Principal Awards for collaboration

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Fading like ghosts and as fast as a comet !

The Earth and Wind reading groups have been learning about similes.

We have used fireworks as inspiration and have produced some amazing examples.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Afternoon Clubs

(Trailer by Mya)

Club day was a success! We mixed up with seniors and juniors, new teachers and new spaces. Our club is the ICT and team building groups. We had to work together to cross the minefield and plan how we'd get off a deserted island. Watch this space for some videos explaining our strategies! 

More position and direction! We're using our knowledge of position and direction words to follow instructions and put Hairy Mclairy where he needs to be.

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Extraordinary Wellington

We have been writing poems about what we love about Wellington.

Football training with the Miramar Rangers

Finally the weather has been kind. Football skills started today with lots of energy !

Soccer from Matariki on Vimeo.

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Postcard writing from a different perspective

Sent from my iPad


This week in sustainability we have been finding out about water. Water is important because it helps plants grow and they would die without it. You can set up a watering system at home by using a plastic bottle to put in the ground next to the plants and drip feeding them. You can also put a timer onto your garden hose so that you don't waste water. We found out that the Maori word for water is wai.

Tuesday, 3 November 2015


Today we had a go at throwing the vortex. Look at us go!

The Magic 'E'

IMG_0026.jpg The Magic …… Letters, Abc, E, Education,
We have been reading about the magic ‘e’ and how it changes words like mad to made, slid to slide and mop to mope. When it is at the end of a word it makes the vowel go from a short to long sound, it makes the vowel say its name.
We hope you like the poem? We put a lot of effort into it.

‘o’ Meets Magic ‘e
Have you met the magic ‘e’,
Who likes to cast a spell?
And change a word with a trick,
It does it very well.

It uses a little trick of it’s own
to cast a little spell.
It changes words like hop  
to hope it does it very well.

It changes words like cop
to cope see now they are not
the same.

It changes words like not
to note so the ‘o’ now says it's name.
This special letter in the alphabet
is bossy can’t you see?  
Because the the way it changes words makes it the magic ‘e’

File:End plate South Carolina.

Lost property

Lost Property

Mia and Mya have been on a mission to get rid of the lost property around the school.

They have found clothes, toys, sports equipment, and loads of other stuff.

Their message is simple. 

Pick up after yourself ! Let's respect our environment.