Thursday, 4 August 2016


When we look at this graph, it shows comparisons betweens Rooms 7, 8 and 10. I can see that only room 8 has students who could wall squat for over 20 minutes. I can see that all three classes have 1 student who can only wall squat for less than one minute.

This graph has comparisons between boys and girls of Nepia house. I can see that all of the girls stopped before 13 minutes. We can see that boys could wall squat for the least amount of time.

Sunday, 8 May 2016


Room 7's thoughts about how we can maintain our health.

Camp Update

Room 7 and room 10 had an amazing camp experience. We all loved trying new experiences and getting to know each other. If you look at our individual student blogs you will see evidence of this!
We all enjoyed different parts of camp, but Miss Garland's favourite was definitely the waterslide....despite the uncomfortable after effects!

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Position and Orientation

Today we began to explore different elevations.
We began by creating our own designs and drawing them from the different views. This was difficult and required us to move our designs around so we could check our ideas.
As an extra challenge, Miss Garland drew a plan, which we then had to create with the blocks. This required us to keep checking and testing.

Monday, 7 March 2016

Heavy Animals

Room 7 have been exploring Rich Tasks and using a range of Problem Solving Strategies. Today we had to work out which was the best way to arrange the animals in the Vet shelves, so they didn't exceed the weight limits. Have a look at our blogs to see our strategies and reflections. Some people made diagrams, lots of people used a table and I showed how I used a spreadsheet could be helpful to keep the information organised.

Monday, 15 February 2016

Nepia Swimming Sports

Last week, Nepia house competed in our Swimming Sports. From this, we determined the students who will be swimming in our School Competition on Wednesday evening. In the photos, you can see us all competing in the whole house race across the pool.

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

ASB Get Wise

This morning, we began to explore some Financial Literacy. At the end of February, we will have a visit from ASB bank. Today we did some research about salaries and the differences between average incomes. We also used a calculator from the IRD to work out what our Tax could be, if we earned that average salary. Check out the bottom Padlet to see what our dream jobs are. Some of the salaries are pretty outrageous!

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Welcome to Room 7

Room 7 have had a super busy start to the year. We began our first week with a Learning Buddy Challenge. Check it out to see how far we shot the frogs!

Monday, 12 October 2015

Math Madness

Today we completed our Mini Olympics!
Check out our student blogs to read our results.

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Outstanding Homework

For homework this week, students were asked to construct a board game which involved an element of chance. We had lots of fun sharing these games with Room 2!

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Integrating Language Features

This week, we viewed several famous speeches to determine what language features had been used and their impact.
When we viewed these speeches, we could see examples of...
Rhetorical Questions
Personal Pronouns
Emotive Language

Check out the famous speeches at the link below...

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Cross Country Training

Hillary House had a great final training session for our school Crops Country.
We think these photos show the importance of pushing you self as you are really only competing against yourself!
Best of luck for Friday!

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Algebra Problem Solving!

Today we worked on......Algebra!
We needed to do a lot of problem solving to work through this problem. We started by looking at the upside down triangle. We first thought it might 1, but that didn't work. We suggest you start with the triangles!

We then worked on this problem,
Replace the letters with numbers to make the addition work out correctly.


And we are still working!

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Language Features

Today we continued to explore Re-Crafting our writing.
We have decided that your can re-craft your writing in three different ways.

We each re-crafted the same piece of writing, to show how this can make a simple piece of writing more interesting.
Check out our student blogs to read our writing.

We then began to creating a Language Feature Dictionary. We have put in our first examples, but this will definitely need to be re-crafted!

Friday, 24 July 2015


Room 6 sure know how to have fun, as you can see in this Flipagram!

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Fantastic Focus

This week, Room 6 have all made a great start to term 3. We have been working hard in our math and reading groups and pushing ourselves individually to improve our fitness for the cross country.

On Tuesday, we all completed personal reflections, including Miss Garland. Our reflections were based on our thoughts about our achievements so far, goals for the future and practical steps that we can work on to achieve these goals.
Through this process, Miss Garland has decided to revamp part of her teaching. We are now going to have the opportunity to direct our own learning, through Passion Projects. Stay tuned to find out more about our passions and how we are going to use these passions to develop our literacy skills.

Monday, 8 June 2015

Innovation and Creativity

This term we are learning about Innovation and Creativity.
Eventually, we are going to be designing something for our Treemendous area.
Today we looked at some crazy inventions and developed Rube Goldberg Machines to practise some creativity.
Check out this video that we looked at for inspiration!

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Taking Control of OUR LEARNING!

This term, Room 6 are going to be trialing a new way of learning. We are going to be planning our day, based on a list of activities and group sessions that Miss Garland provides us.
In order for this to be successful, we need to be aware of our learning. All the time we should be asking ourselves how our learning is progressing and what our next step is.
Miss Garland has created some posters to help us be aware of our role in the Learning Process.
We started using these Save Me Starters in our math session yesterday and it worked fantastically! Now Miss Garland knows exactly how we are feeling and what she can do or where she can direct us to head to for more help.

Sunday, 29 March 2015

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Crazy Animals!

This week we have translated our learning about paragraphing and topic sentences to report writing. We have created some wacky animals, and are now writing informative reports about our animal.
Miss Garland's Elleocerous is rather unusual!

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Tuesday, 10 March 2015


This year, we have been working on organising our writing in paragraphs and adding supporting detail. Today we moved past this and are now specifically working on using precise vocabulary to add impact to our writing. Here is our criteria for this, followed by Miss Garland's first paragraph that we helped her to write. Poor Miss Garland!

The minute that I saw the droplets on the windows of the classroom, I knew that it was going to be a traumatizing afternoon. I crossed my fingers and hope that it would clear, maybe it was just a shower, a brief downpour, a little drizzle. When the deafening bell rang, I knew that my fate was sealed. He was coming. It was cold and he was coming. Cold meant track-pants. And track-top. Saveloy red. He would usually wear revealing rugby shorts, but the minute the cold weather began, out comes the Saveloy Suit.

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Number Knowledge

Here is a presentation that I have made to help with your Number Knowledge. It is a work in progress, with some slides not started yet. If you click on the image in the area that you need to work on, it will take you to a page with some links to sites that you can use to practice. This will allow you to improve your number knowledge.

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Being a New Zealander

Being a New Zealander means freedom to me! I think we are very lucky to live in a country where we are able to go to lots of different places and see amazing sites. I hope that we never become a country where access to our amazing natural resources is restricted

Room 6 Swimming Champs!

Room 6 had an amazing evening at the Swimming Sports. We have some great swimmers in our house and class.
Congratulations to all of the children who competed. We look forward to hearing the results at Friday Assembly!

Sunday, 15 February 2015

Class Song?!

We watched this video at our last house assembly. We have all been challenged to come up with a class song which reflects our class values and school beliefs.

This principal is pretty crazy! We think Mr Ellis should do a video too!


Room 6 had a great morning at the Village Pools for our Hillary Swimming Sports.
Congratulations to the the students who have made it to the Inter-House Competition this Wednesday.

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Learning Buddies!

We have had a great start to the year! We have completed our first Learning Buddy Challenge. We enjoyed getting to know each other and working together to make some outrageous towers! See if you can spot the winners!

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Final Tech Session

We designed our own ice cream protectors in Technology classes today and tested them on real ice cream cones to check they were fit for purpose.....

Monday, 10 November 2014

Fantastic Fundraising!

The Milkshake Selling Team were all very proud to receive this letter!

Monday, 3 November 2014

Guy Fawkes....

This morning we have been discussing and debating Guy Fawkes. We watched this video and discussed our experiences and opinions. 
Stay tuned to see some of our great persuasive work sharing our opinions.

Sunday, 2 November 2014

The BEST Angles Math Song! (with bonus DANCING CATS!)

Later on this week. we will be working angles. Here is a great song to get us all thinking about the vocabulary that we will be using and how we use the equipment correctly.

The BEST Angles Math Song! (with bonus DANCING CATS!)

Later on this week. we will be working angles. Here is a great song to get us all thinking about the vocabulary that we will be using and how we use the equipment correctly.

Monday, 6 October 2014

Random Recipes

We had so much fun on the last day of term!

We created some crazy recipes and used our multiplication skills to find fractions of our recipe. Some were great, some were...different!

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Measuring Madness

Today we did some experimenting with the measuring equipment. We rotated around a range of activities and did some hands on measuring.

Monday, 1 September 2014

Monday, 25 August 2014


Today we began reading the policies of some of the parties involved in the coming election.
We looked the Education, Law and Order, and Animal Welfare policies.
This has prompted some great discussion!
We would love to know your thought!

Adding and Subtracting Integers!

A big thanks to Miss Hooper for showing Miss Garland a new way to work with integers.
Very clever!

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Week 1!

Room 17 have had a great start to the term! We are all back into our learning and enjoying the new topics.
We have started talking about areas that we are passionate about...

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Holiday Homework!

Remember that this is optional!
Be as creative as you like!
I made this using It is a Chrome app that I have added to your accounts.

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Amazing Minecraft

In their final session, the Minecraft club were working extremely well. Have a look at the fantastic modes of transport that they created. Great teamwork and planning!

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Digestive System

Today we have begun writing about the digestive system. To help us find information we listened to podcasts and watched some great videos. Here is a particularly helpful video...

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Freaky Fractions!

Yesterday we began to learn about Fractions. We started our learning with a great Kahoot. The Kahoot had a range of questions that required us to use our Fraction knowledge. Today we began working in groups to fix any gaps that we had and answer any questions from yesterday. We specifically worked with equivalent fractions. Here is a You Tube video which might be helpful if you are struggling.
 This image shows clearly, how the fractions remain the same.

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

TK Tech Challenge

Room 17 were given a challenge, along with the rest of Te Kanawa. Each group needed to make the tallest tower possible, to hold their egg.

 Luckily the eggs were hard boiled!

Monday, 26 May 2014