Friday, 14 December 2018

Fun Day Highlights

What a truly terrific day we had!


Cards for the Elderly

In Room 21 we have been talking about how not everyone celebrates Christmas the way we do.
We discussed that some elderly people spend Christmas alone. We decided to cheer them up by writing them a Christmas card. 







Christmas Baking

On Monday we were lucky to have Harry's mum join us for some Christmas Baking. We made ice cream and Christmas cookies. Thank you Harry's mum for helping Room 21!








Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Well done Marco

Congratulations Marco on earning a Principals Certificate at Assembly on Friday

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Mini Athletics

The rain did not stop us today enjoying some athletics activities in the hall. We competed in 'Egg and Spoon', Javelin, Moon Hopper and Running Races. We showed kindness to others by showing Year 0 students how to compete in the activities. We were awesome buddies!

Friday, 30 November 2018

Well done Chloe and Daniel

Congratulations Chloe and Daniel for earning a certificate at the Koru Whanau Assembly this week.



Thursday, 29 November 2018

Welcome Hudson

Yesterday we had a very special visitor for Pet Day. Taylor's dog Hudson came to visit. Thank you Taylor for letting us meet your special family member!



Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Thank you Mrs Prentice

Today we said farewell to Mrs Prentice. She has been our Bible Education teacher and has visited us every Tuesday. We have loved her stories and reminding us to be kind and caring towards each other. 
Thank you Mrs Prentice!








Monday, 19 November 2018

Giant Walk

Today we went for a 'Giant Walk' to promote healthy living. 
We walked down to the 'Snakes and Ladders' park with our Year 6 buddies.
What an awesome time we had.


Thursday, 15 November 2018

The Learning Pit

Room 21 has been talking a lot about how we learn and the different stages of learning.

We are using the picture below to help us talk about where we are at with our learning.

We would love to hear of times when you have struggled with your learning and been stuck in the 'pit', but kept trying until you were successful.


"One handed cartwheels"-Tamzin
"Roundoffs"-Nayla
"Flips on the trampoline"-Felix
"Back flip on the trampoline"-Antony
"Tying my shoelaces"-James
"Making lego"-Lithara




Friday, 9 November 2018

Diwali Celebrations

Room 21 has enjoyed celebrating and learning more about Diwali. We were lucky to have Nayla's aunty join us to explain to us the different ways Diwali is celebrated. 
On Wednesday Dilan, Himanshu and Nayla came dressed to school in special outfits to help celebrate this special occasion.



Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Friday, 26 October 2018

Thursday, 25 October 2018

Safe Scootering with Andy from Auckland Transport

We had a wonderful afternoon today learning  about Safe Scootering.

 Important messages we received were
-Both feet on the ground when you stop
-Always wear a helmet and shoes
-Get off your scooter when someone is walking towards you on a footpath
-When we get to a crossing -'STOP, LOOK, LISTEN and 'WALK.








Friday, 19 October 2018

Stop, Cover, Hold

Where has Room 21 gone? Can you find them in the photo?

On Thursday we practised how to 'Stop, Cover and Hold' if ever there was an earthquake.

What a great job we did!





Friday, 28 September 2018

Well done Sayuni

Well done Sayuni on earning a certificate at Full School Assembly today!
Check out that proud smile!


Nayla and her extended family help make slime

This morning we were lucky to have Nayla's aunty and two cousins visit us. They showed Room 21 how to make slime. A great activity to try at home. All you need is shaving cream, PVA glue, borax (can be bought from Bunnings) and food colouring. 
Thanks Nayla's family!




'Taylor, Dilan, Chloe and Harry present-'The Working Holiday'

Felix, James, Taylor, Dilan, Linda, Nayla, Sayuni and Lithara present -'Picnic Weather'.

Jackson, Himanshu, Hayley and Lauchy present -'Humpty Dumpty'.

Theo, Max, Antony, Marco and Ryan present -'Waiting for a Feast'.

Friday, 21 September 2018

Eddie Comes to Visit

This morning Theo's puppy Eddie came to visit. We sure liked giving him cuddles.



Technology-Creating our designs

Over the past few weeks the students have used the inquiry process to design a toy or game. 
Today our designs 'came to life'.
After we created, we presented our invention to the class and our Year 6 buddies. Of course we had to spend some time testing each others designs!

Designing, problem solving, collaborating, communicating at its best!


Friday, 14 September 2018

Well done Lithara and Antony

Congratulations Antony and Lithara for earning this weeks certificates at Koru Assembly. You both always come to school with smiles on your faces.

Bread Making

How lucky are we!
This week we made bread in Mrs Knofflock's bread maker. We are continuing our learning on measurement and temperature. 
Thank you to Jackson's mum for coming to our rescue and helping out.

Friday, 7 September 2018

Well done Hayley and Ryan

Well done Ryan and Hayley. You certainly have been working hard to earn a certificate at assembly this week.

Morning Challenge

This morning's challenge was a tricky brainteaser. We were only allowed to move three sticks to make the fish change direction. Can our friends and family solve this challenge?




Pancake Making

For maths today we made pancakes. We spoke about measuring correctly, temperature and needing to triple the recipe to ensure everyone in Room 21 got to make one!
They sure were delicious!




Monday, 3 September 2018

Science in a Van

'Science in a Van' visited us today.  We did some great learning of physics including 'push and pull', friction, and forces.


Thursday, 30 August 2018

Today we met with our Buddy Class Room 1 to practise our Enviro Waita for our special Green-Gold Assembly coming up shortly. Thanks Room 1 for helping us learn the song.





Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Enviro lessons with Mrs Daniel

Today we begun our Enviro lessons for this term with Mrs Daniel. We will meet with her every Wednesday until the end of  term.
She was most impressed with our naked lunches! 
Next week we are going to make 'packet monster' posters. Mrs Daniel has asked if every child could bring in 1 x empty packet for our posters. 

Mandarin lessons

On Monday we had a Mandarin lesson with Vio. She reminded us of how to greet one another in Mandarin and we learnt about the different colours.
Thanks Vio for helping us to extend our learning.




Friday, 24 August 2018

Monday, 20 August 2018

A Big Thank You

A very big Thank You to Nayla, Chloe, Hayley and Dilan who helped at the 'Working Bee' on Sunday. I loved your enthusiasm and offering your service to the school. 
You truly did "SHINE"

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

NZ Maths Week

For NZ Maths Week Mrs Madden set up a great activity for each class to guess 'How many lollies in the Jar?'
Today for maths we used our problem solving skills, estimation and knowledge on volume and capacity to try and guess how many lollies there are.
Fingers crossed we have guessed the correct answer. We will find out on Friday at assembly if our guess is correct.


Monday, 13 August 2018

NZ Maths Week

In Room 21 we are celebrating NZ Maths Week with lots of exciting and challenging activities.
Here is an activity you can try with the whole family!

https://www.mathsweek.co.nz/maths-millionaire-2018/family/mmf-monday?view=quiz
https://www.mathsweek.co.nz/maths-millionaire-2018/family/mmf-monday?view=quiz

Koru Disco

What a great night we had on Friday night. Thank you to all those wonderful Room 21 parents that helped make it such an awesome evening! We sure did have a terrific time.


Friday, 10 August 2018

Fab Friday-Sycamore Seed-Spinning Helicopter

For Fab Friday today Room 21 students looked at the Sycamore Seed and how seed dispersal works for these amazing seeds. We made our own  paper 'sycamore seeds' which we also related to spinning helicopter blades. We experimented and asked lots of questions as to how these blades work. We then tested our ideas out on the Junior Playground.



Thursday, 9 August 2018

Cross Country

Congratulations to everyone in Room 21 for your effort and enthusiasm towards cross country today. 
You were all amazing!

Overall results for Room 21
Girls
1st-Taylor
3rd-Chloe

Boys
1st equal-Jackson
3rd James



Thursday, 2 August 2018

Tread Lightly Visit


Room 21 had a terrific visit with the educators from 'Tread Lightly' today. We learnt how we can continue to protect our environment and make a real difference.

 The children will be bringing radish seeds home that they planted today. They have decided they want to have a competition to see who can grow the biggest plant. In the last week of this term we will invite students to bring their radish seeds back into Room 21 to share with their peers how big their plant has grown.

Thank you so much to Helen and Liz for your assistance today.

Check out the great photos below.



Thursday, 26 July 2018

Term 3 Week 1

What a week! We have enjoyed listening to details of everyone's holiday adventures. It certainly sounds like a lot of fun was had by all!
We wrote about our holidays in an acrostic poem.





Room 21 has taken a special interest in learning about sharks. We have learnt that sharks are unique creatures and we need to look after them by ensuring our rubbish goes into bins and not into our oceans. Next week at Koru Assembly we will celebrate our learning. Here is a photo of Room 21 practising our Shark song for assembly.





We welcome Tom Shi from China who is joining Room 21 for the next 5 weeks. We are enjoying getting to know him and how life for children in China is different from those in New Zealand.
Welcome Tom!