Saturday, August 5, 2017

Class Photo Tomorrow-Reminder

Just a reminder to all families that Photolife will be in school tomorrow to take individual, class and sibling photos. Please remind your children to stay as clean as possible during break times until their photo is taken. Students should bring a hairbrush and wear the correct school uniform tomorrow.

World Of Maths Road Show

World of Maths is a unique traveling maths show that provides fun, colourful, hands-on, mathematical, problem solving activities for students. The activities or “displays” have been invented/designed and manufactured by World of Maths and therefore would not be found anywhere else in the world.  The programme has been designed to cater for all abilities with 34 activities covering ages from 5 to 14 year old.  

Have a look at the World of Maths Roadshow website below for more information

Eashwar, Joahua and Carter

Stacia, Rishaya and Sandy
William, Dylan and Liam
Denzel, Keira and Katherine

Monday, July 31, 2017

Supporting your child at home with school maths and extending their numeracy knowledge

It is important for parents to help support their child with their maths learning, so your child can retain the learning from school and to help them to be successful. A lot of the time parents don't know where to start with helping their child because the strategies are different from what they did at school.  The area where students need the most support is with numeracy knowledge such as basic facts, place value, forwards and backwards number sequence etc.  Here is a link to an awesome math site of ways you can help support your child with their school maths at home.
Here are some more e-learning website to make learning BF and PV fun

Monday, July 24, 2017

What's coming up in Term 3?

Hello Parents/Caregivers and Students,

It's now Term 3, can you believe it?  The first major school event taking place this term is the Reremoana School Cross Country which takes place on Friday. Please make sure you have filled in the permission slip and have returned it to me by Friday.

We have booked World of Maths to come in to our school next Friday (August 4th 2017). The World of Maths Roadshow is an ideal opportunity for students to see how maths is applied to some real life situations. More importantly, students will be engaged in hands-on activities that will cater for all ability levels and probe their problem solving skills. It is a highly engaging session which will show the children that Maths can be fun!

Tui Team Celebration will be Friday Week 3! Please come along to support the students in Tui Team.

This term we will also be preparing for our Yr 5/6 Camp that will take place early Term 4. Please make sure you have made payment for camp by the end of this term.

Mrs  Bellve

Speech Finals Term 2

Well done to Sophie, Joshua and Eashwar who represented Room 17 in the Yr 5/6 speech finals.  Congratulations to Sophie (Yr 5) and Joshua  (Yr 6 ) who were rewarded 2nd place! 

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Speech Finalists

Congratulations to Sophie (Yr 5), Eashwar (Yr 6) and Joshua (Yr 6) for making it through to the Yr 5/6 speech finals! Speech finals will be held in the hall at 11:30am on Wednesday 28th June 2017.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Buddy Class Celebration

Last Friday was buddy class celebration, Room 17's buddy class is K3A.  Room 17 taught K3A a couple of folk dancing items.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017


This term we are learning Tennis skills as part of our PE programme for the first 4 weeks.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Persuasive Writing: Speeches

Week 2

For homework this week, you need to brainstorm persuasive topic ideas and choose one that you would like to write your speech about. Here is a video to help you when thinking about a persuasive topics.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017


Global WALT:  To write a narrative to entertain my audience.

Use a range of descriptive language
Use range of conjunctions to join ideas
Written in Past tense
Appropriate paragraphs

Structured correctly by including an orientation, problem, resolution and conclusion.

Good Grated Cheese and Stinky Salami
By Sophie Wilton-Greenstreet

Once upon a time in a city called Dairy City lived a good dairy superhero named Good Grated Cheese who was a CRIME FIGHTER! He was a full piece of cheese until . . . his enemy Stinky Salami GRATED HIM TO PIECES!! Good Grated Cheese is so thin like a spaghetti piece and Stinky Salami is so fat and cold blooded.
The problem was that Stinky Salami was on the rampage for . . . Good Grated Cheese!! Stinky Salami is going to grate Good Grated Cheese until there is nothing left of him!! Dun Duuun Duuuun!!!
There was another superhero called Super Sausage who was willing to help Good Grated Cheese to defeat Stinky Salami forever! So Super Sausage and Good Grated Cheese headed out . . . but Stinky Salami was on guard. Good Grated Cheese and Super Sausage failed to defeat Stinky Salami.
By failing, Super Sausage and Good Grated Cheese lived in a city of chaos. It was dark and it was alway gloomy and miserable. Stinky Salami was ruling the world. They lived miserably ever after.
The End

Monday, March 27, 2017

Show not Tell Paragraphs

We have been learning about how to make our writing more descriptive so that the reader is interested and engaged.

For one of our ‘Show not tell task we were given a: Telling sentence such as ‘the pizza is delicious'. We then wrote a showing  paragraph to describe the telling sentence.
Here are a few examples of showing paragraphs for 'The cake is delicious' and 'It was a windy day'.

The cake was Delicious

Flexible, vanilla, sponge flooding with gooey, pink, fairy icing topped with, mouthwatering, Ocean blue, blueberries blending it’s watery juice to make the icing a bright purple.  Swirling like a tornado in my dry mouth, a tsunami approaches with delicious  icing when the fluffy sponge hit my teeth. Everybody could smell the juicy blueberries wafting in the air a mile away.

It was a windy day

The tree’s leaves rustle in the warm breeze as it whistles like birds in the early morning. The rubbish forms mini tornados as small as my little sister.  It howls like the kettle steaming. The fresh air running away fast.

By Keira

The pink fluffy icing lay on top the chocolate infested layers of sponge. The sponge layers are stacked like bricks. I plan taking a bite so I get a taste of every luscious ingredient. Mmm, so good!!
By Sophie

Dark chocolate icing smudged neatly all on the top with mouth watering strawberries.
The chocolate swirling in my mouth like a tornado.
Everyone around the table are begging for a slice of the best food ever.
“Mmmm so good”

I heard the breeze rustling in the trees outside.The trash was spinning round like a tornado. Cans banging on the floor like a cow slamming it’s cattle bell on the floor.
It was so noisey!!!!!

By Brayden

As I step out of the door with my groceries, my hair swirls in a tornado.There's leafs blowing through the air as trees dance.My shoelaces blow left to right as I take every step .I put on a cozy jumper as it gets colder and colder,

By Stacia

Self Portraits- Mirror Reflection

WALT: Draw our self portrait to scale


  • Follow step by step instructions to draw each part of the face.
  • Use a compass to draw the circle for the main part of the face
  • Use the lines dividing the face to help guide where to draw your facial features.
  • Personalise your portrait to make it represent you.

For visual art we have be learning how to draw our self portraits to scale. We drew a draft or two following   step by step by instructions. Once we were happy with our draft portraits we were able to create the one that you see in our mirrors. We really enjoyed drawing out portraits like the experts do and them personalising them to make it into a self portrait. By Taleah 

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Wheelay Celebration Friday 17th March 2017


Reminder: Netball is every Tuesday Afternoon until Week 10. If it is raining we'll be in the hall (like last week), but if it is sunny we'll be using the courts. Please make sure you bring your hat and shoes to school!

Monday, March 6, 2017

Dog Safety

Yesterday Janet From Animal Management and her dog Cody came to speak to Rooms 17 and 18 about how to be safe around dogs. This visit was organised because lately there have been a lot of stray dog reports around Wattle Downs. We felt it was important for children to know how to be safe around dogs to to keep themselves and others safe.

Symmetrical Name Monsters

For Geometry we have been learning about Transformations (Reflect, Rotate and Translate). We created some symmetrical art using our names.

Here is a short video about Geometric Transformations to Help with your learning 

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

'A moment in time' writing- NZ 1800s

WALT: write to describe a moment in time so that our audience can visualise what it was like to live in NZ back in the 1800s.

Success Criteria
  • Add detail by using a range of language features
  • Include a some of the 5 senses.
  • Use proper nouns
  • Use present tense 
  • Include topic specific vocabulary.

In the 1800’s
As I woke up I got changed into my corset, bonnet, and apron.  My brother delicately changed into his shirt, coat, top hat, and trousers.
We had an usual selection of eggs, bread, vegetables, fruit, fish, or meat.
After breakfast I went for a walk and saw all the forests around me.
I was watching the Maori fighting over stuff.
 I decided to go back to our hut and decided to get a loaf of bread to trade for a blanket made of feathers. As I traded I walked back home to do cleaning and to look after the baby.
I was looking forward to lunch as I put the pot above the fire, mmmmmm, soup.
I finished all the chores and meals including putting the baby to bed.
I finally fell asleep in my bed and dreamt about all the extreme chores I had to do tomorrow!   

By Keira

My Life 200 years ago

I was woken up by my papa (father) and he told me that we were going to hopu (hunt) kararehe (animals) for rauemi (resources). So I got out of my tira (hammock) and I put on my tapahu. After, my papa and I got our whakatu rakau (weapons) and went hopu.

My papa told me that we were first going to the kokihi (beach) to hopu seals. The whakatu rakau that we used were taiaha and (long-handled fight staff) pouwhenua (pointed fighting staff). My papa used the taiaha and I used the pouwhenua.

When we got the the kokihi, we found rua (two) seals. We hid behind rocks and waited for the seals to come close enough for us to patua (kill) our taonga (prey). When the seals were about rua (three) metres away from us, my papa and I whakaeke (attacked) the seals with our whakatu rakau!!!

My papa and I kept hitting the seals with all our kaha (might) until they were lying down on the ground dead. When my papa and I finished them off, we carried them in big sacks and went back to our wharepuni (house).

When we got back to our wharepuni, we cooked the seals until they were super juicy and tenderised. It was so delicious that I wanted to go hunting for more juicy food.

By Joshua

How The Maori lived in The 1800s
I woke up this morning and got out of my moenga whaka werewere⇐(hammock) and get ready for my day. I get up and go to put my kakahu on. My kakahu⇐(cloak) is made of bird feathers and is very comfortable. I go out with my patu⇐(bone breaking stone) and my toa⇐(short spear) to go hunting for animals. I walk down into the jungle wilderness and I heard the sound of the water from the Waikato River rushing downwards.
I step around as quiet as a mouse so nothing hears me.I hear something moving in the bush ahead. I see a wild dog. I get closer and closer. I throw my toa at it’s legs it was a clear shoot and it falls to the ground. I walk up to it and take out my patu. It frantically tries to get away. I slash it over and over with my patu. It died with one hit and I take it back to my wharepuni⇐(house) to go and cook the dog then I can have a meal.
I go to light my fire. It takes a few moments for me to get the fire going. I put up two sicks in the ground facing up and one across. I put the dog on to the stick going across the top of the fire. I waited until it’s cooked but meanwhile it was cooking I went out to find some pakeha to trade with for some species. I hear some pakeha talking so I go to trade. I come back and my food looks and smells cooked so I put spice on my food and ate it.
I go down to the beach with my line with a hook on the end of it. I get in my waka and go out into the deep ocean to go fishing. I go to a deepish spot and throw my line down with some of the leftover dog meat. When I think it’s on the bottom I wait. The line starts to go out. A fish is hooked so I pull with all of my might. I pull and I pull and I pull. It’s finally up on the top of the water so I grab it and throw it into the boat and go back to the shore.
I get back to my wharepuni but on the way I go to some other pakeha. I trade them my fish for a musket. I head back because it is getting dark. I get back and lie down in my moenga whaka werewere. I go to sleep and rest before tomorrow starts.
By William