Monday, 29 February 2016

Tech Challenge

Today we had a go at a technology challenge. Attached below is what we had to do.

Sunday, 28 February 2016


Over the past 3 weeks we have been doing lots of writing. We have written a piece about 'The Journey Through the Mind of...., it was great to see what each student has going on inside their heads.
Week 3 we started to explore 'Wow' words which are adjectives that help add description to our writing. When working on this writing we learnt how to use a thesaurus and this is now an important tool we use in our writing. We wrote a reflective recount on the Swimming Sports to include our 'Wow' words.
Week 4 we looked at how similes and metaphors can add imagery to our writing. We explored the use of these through song and looked for them in our journal stories.

Have a read of the examples below.
A Journey through the mind of Tom Edric Boyle.
Take a trip inside my mind, where you can learn  about me.   
At times I Like dancing and putting on jazzy music.
I have a family. I have a brother and a sister and a chihuahua and two cats and a dog.
I dream of Being a techie one day.
 I wonder how computers are made.
My hope is being a techie in a few years time.  
I can often be annoying but kind and helpfull. I am good at art.
When no one is watching I like to sing and dance.

This year I want to get better at MATHS!

A Journey through the mind of Jess

Take a trip inside my mind,you can go anywhere you want! Like Antarctica or maybe Space!.

At times at night I have dreams I can’t work out if they’re real or not.

In my family I have two sisters called Georgia and Emma, a brother called Thomas, Mum [Rachel], Dad [Dave], a dog called Gus and a cat called Mya.

Sometimes I dream of going to the moon with my friends and meeting aliens.

I wonder if I get to travel the world when I’m older and fly over the pacific ocean.

I can often  be found doing gymnastics and playing soccer. I also really enjoy jumping on the tramp.

When no one is watching  I will  hide under my bed and read for hours and hours.

This year I what to get better at spelling.

Swimming Sports
I could feel wavy water splish, splashing around me, as I raced through the icy water. I felt nervous as well as a massive rush of excitement scream through my veins, it felt like the weight of the world was on my shoulders.

I could hear the enormous crowd encouraging their kids Go! Kick! Swim! C’mon! A little further. I heard  Mr Kinsey calling out the champions on the podium.

The warm sun was glistening off the water. As I was standing on the border of the swimming pool my eyes were fixed on the black T in my lane.  
By Charlie

Swimming Sports
I feel awakened like someone has woken me from a deep sleep.
I feel shaky as the horn goes and I dive into the water.
I hear yelling as I start swimming, I think it’s my Mum.
Suddenly I feel frozen , the water is as cold as an iceberg.
I also am heroic as I finish my swim and I find out where I came.
I see the finish line getting closer and closer to me every time I take a breath.
I see that Kate is winning I try hard to pass her, but it is too late she has already won. I come second.
I hear people screaming at the top of their voices, it sounds louder than a helicopter landing.


Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Room 5 Wins Year 5 Class Relay!!!!!

Our Winning Relay Team! Congratulations Room 5

Reading and Exploring Colloquialisms

During week 2 we did the shared reading Iron Tamariki. We explored the language used and the concepts of perseverance and challenge. 
In particular we identified lots of colloquialisms which are informal words that can be unique to a particular country.
Below are some pics of us exploring this reading.

Our First Maths Unit is Measurement

We have had fun measuring the parts of the body. Discussing things that we notice and comparisons we can make. We have learnt about different units and how to actually measure using different measuring tools.

Week 1 Introducing Ourselves

Week 1 we introduced ourselves by sharing our personality bags. These special bags contained items that meant something to us that we could talk about to the rest of the class. It was fantastic to see and hear what makes each of us special.

Below are some pictures of what some of us shared.