Friday, 10 November 2017

How many 10's and 100's in a number

Most of our class can find the number of tens and hundreds in a number.

I can find out how many hundreds and tens are in a number.

Collecting evidences to see where we are at the End of the year

Room 6 students have been testing themselves to see what difference they have made in the past one year. We are excited to see that all of us can identify numbers within a range of 0- 10,000.

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Monday, 6 November 2017

Inspired by Sheila Brown - A new Zealand Artist

We looked at Sheila Brown's art were inspired by it. 
In this lesson students are learning to understand how artists use colours to express their feelings and emotions.

Friday, 3 November 2017

Expressionism - A form of Art

Today we learnt that artists use colours to express their feelings. We used three painted backgrounds to express our feelings. Check out what connections we had to make when we saw these painted Art.

Friday, 20 October 2017

Ako Evening

We presented our learning to our parents at Ako Evening. It was great to share our learning with our parents. Room 6 had learnt about their hobbies and how they could make their passion into their livelihood when they grow up.

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Hobby - Flying kites

A group of students in our class liked flying kites, so we all learnt what makes kites fly. Then we made our own kites. Flying kites was fun.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017


This term we have been learning to swim at the Panmure Lagoon pools. We learnt how how to be safe in the water and how to save drowning people. We also learnt how to call for help if we are drowning.

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Trip to the zoo

Today we went to the zoo. It was very interesting to learn about how animals are endangered because some people try to kill them for getting their horns, ivory or hides.

Friday, 8 September 2017

Tongan language week

We celebrated Tongan language week. We dressed up in our traditional Tongan clothes. We had a big assembly and had Tongan kia.

Hobby - Inventions

We in Room 6, love to build electrical gadgets and their hobby is to use wires and batteries to create something interesting. When Mrs. Kelly saw us learning about electricity, she got us some' brain boxes'. We tried making circuits to make a moving car and a fan.

Tuesday, 5 September 2017


Today we learnt to use better words for simple words. We discussed how instead of the word 'said' we could use words like ' exclaimed, shouted, whispered' etc. We then brainstormed all the words that we could think for time, people, feelings, good and said. next we displayed them on the wall so we could use them in our writing.

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Trip to MOTAT

This week we went to a trip to MOTAT. We learnt how toys from the olden days. It was fun playing with them.

Friday, 25 August 2017

Kandinsky circles

Today we watched the video on a famous artist Kandinsky. One of his arts that is very popular is known as Kandinsky circles. We got inspired by his art and used the digital tool 'sumo' to create our own Kandinsky circles.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Learning division problems

Today we learnt how to solve division problems. Some students used counters, some drew objects to find their answers and a few worked out their problems quicker as they knew their times tables. At the end of the lesson when everyone reflected on their learning they all agreed that they needed to learn their multiplication facts to get faster at solving problems. So our goal for the next two weeks is to learn our times tables up to 5.

Monday, 14 August 2017

Writing at Home

Students in Room 6 practice writing a story everyday at home. We believe that the more we practice, the more we will learn. Eve wrote such a long recount about her day after school. We were all amazed!

Friday, 11 August 2017

Learning to add up large numbers using place value

Today we learnt to add up large numbers like 345 + 423. We used place value cards to help us solve the problems. We added up the hundreds and then the tens and then the ones together to solve our answers. We found that when we had ten tens, we had to add them to make another hundred.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Gus's interests

Gus likes to build things with uni link blocks. He is so passionate and talented at this that he can build almost anything. Check out what he made today.

Saturday, 5 August 2017

understanding times tables

Today we worked on times tables and found learnt how to make groups of numbers and then add them to solve our problems.

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Introducing our Topic for Term 3

Today we started our day with the introduction to the inquiry for the Term. Our topic for the term is ' Entertainment and Leisure'. We found out about the different hobbies that we could pursue. We found out that we were interested in

  • cooking and Travelling
  • Aeroplanes
  • Robotics
  • Circuits
  • Farming
  • Ancient Civilisations
  • Kite making 
  • Painting
  • Counties and culture.

Monday, 19 June 2017

Tapa cloth

Today for reading we had to read about Tapa cloths. We had to look for information and then present our information using a google slide. Have a look at what Levi had to say.

Tip Top Factory

Last Friday, we went to Tip Top ice cream factory. The best thing about the factory was to know how ice cream is made using big machines. It was surprising to know how many ice creams the factory makes each year. The factory makes 600,000 ice creams per year. It was great to see how the machines did everything to make such large amounts of ice cream.

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Poetry writing

WALT write free verses in the moment of time.
Have a look at our poems


Saturday, 3 June 2017

Showing Ako

                                                       Lily helping Levi with Fractions

Davlyn helping Kahukura with Fractions

Friday, 2 June 2017

Supporting our buddies with their learning

This week we have been teaching our buddies how to solve fraction problems. It was hard in the beginning but as we became used to explaining our mathematical thinking, it became easy. Watch us teach our buddies.

Milan teaching Maani

Jarrod teaching Maria

Wesley Teaching Railey


Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Potato Fritters

Today we made potato fritters in class. This is how we described them - yum, crunchy, delicious, soft, most appetising, crispy, salty, crusty and full of flavours of herbs.