Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Beach Education

We headed over to Mairangi Bay this week to learn about beach safety. Students were refreshed on their understanding of how to be sun smart, how to stay safe when swimming, how to recognise a rip in the ocean, and what to do if they get into difficulty when swimming. We also had time for a bit of fun and games with rescue tube relay races, a game of octopus, beach flags and some activities to build confidence in the water. There may or may not have been some seaweed thrown around also.

Here are some photos of some of the day's events:

Grace showing us how to be sun smart

Groups brainstorming how to be safe in and around water:



Getting ready for the rescue tube relays:

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Athletics Day

A big congratulations to all participants who gave their best efforts in the athletics day earlier this week. Room 6 did a great job and achieved placings in almost all events!  
Here is a list of the successful place-getters:

60m sprint
Putri 2nd (Year 5 girls)
Quinn 3rd (Year 5 boys)

100m sprint
Putri 3rd (Year 5 girls)
Quinn 2nd (Year 5 boys)

200m sprint
Putri 3rd (Year 5 girls)
Quinn 2nd (Year 5 boys)

800m race
Isla 3rd (Year 5 girls)
Nick 2nd (Year 5 boys)
Lucas 3rd(Year 5 boys)

Ball Throw
Putri 2nd (Year 5 girls)
Olivia 3rd (Year 5 girls)

Long Jump
Isla 3rd (Year 5 girls)
Quinn 2nd (Year 5 boys)

High Jump
Anna 3rd (Year 5 girls)
Nick 2nd (Year 5 boys)

Well done!

Monday, 2 October 2017

Co-ordination and Tessellation

During our geometry unit we have created maps that include co-ordinates (north, south, east and west) and scale, then formulated questions about these aspects relating to our maps. Here are a few examples... see more of these amazing and mysterious maps, come to Room 6

We have also been looking at tessellating patterns and created some of our own. These are on display outside Room 6 in the corridor. Here are a few of our patterns...
Isla H


Isla L



Sunday, 17 September 2017

VAS Art Exhibition

This term our topic has been Art of Aotearoa. First we explored icons and symbols used in New Zealand art as well those from other countries. We thought about our own cultural heritage (where our ancestors came from) and created designs to incorporate icons and symbols from these countries and New Zealand. Our final piece of art was produced on a mask, influenced by the United Buddy Bear travelling exhibition (in which artists from different countries created designs on the same 3D bear shape). 

Here are our masks (see if you recognise what cultures have influenced them)...

...and here they all are at the school exhibition

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Annual Cross Country

We had our school cross country today (the weather was good, apart from the sudden short torrential downpour during the Year 6 girls race!). We have been practising for most of the term and Room 6 did well. We had placings in the top 10 in both the Year 5 girls and Year 5 boys races. 

Year 5 girls...
  • 1st place: Isla H
  • 6th place: Putri

Isla and Putri

Year 5 boys...
  • 2nd place: Quinn
  • 3rd place: Lucas F
  • 7th place: Nick
  • 9th place: Oscar K
Lucas, Nick, Quin and Oscar

Well done everyone who participated, and good luck the those who have qualified to represent our school at zones.