Thursday, 25 September 2014

Year Seven and Eight Trip

We went to Orana Wildlife Park in Christchurch and found heaps of adorable animals. On the picture above are Otters and they are really cute. Before we went to Orana Park I didn't know much about the Otter. Then I learnt that they are half water animals and half ground animals and they have really sharp teeth and claws. They are one of my favourite animals in the world.

Penguins at the International Antarctic Center

I learnt that the Little Blue penguins are the smallest penguins in the world.
I thought it was good that they are rescuing penguins that would not survive on their own  in the wild.
Christchurch Camp

At the front of the Cathedral you can see an eagle which came from the old Cathedral, the people managed to get it out. Did you also know that the walls in the cardboard Cathedral are containers? Also the Arch on it isn't cardboard its wood but it looks like cardboard. The seats in the Cardboard Cathedral are made out of heaps of bits of cardboard.                                                                                                                   


Thursday, 17 April 2014

Anzac posters

Room 4 went to some war memorials because wanted to make some think for the people how died in world war was so fun because you had to go through different web sites and instead of writing a hole lot of information on a peace of paper we just copped and pasted it on Microsoft word.  

Anzac Poster

Room 4 has been making posters for Anzac day and they are going to the Library so everybody can see them and see some information about them. It has been really exciting and practically a journey to me because we had to write down information, look at web site's, go place's and put things into sentences.The bad thing about this was that we had to put them into sentences and that sound's quite easy but it really wasn't so we had to put in a lot of effort but in the end the posters looked great.So over all I really enjoyed this journey.
By Kiriwai.

Anzac Posters.

Room 4 has made some posters about people who died in World War 1.We each had made a poster about one person from World War 1. We had on it, Personal details and stuff about the War.
By Keilah.


Easters here every things okay but here comes the Easter Bunny.


Room 4 did the Sumdog Contest which was a mix of addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and word problems.

The Sumdog Contest runs for seven days and each student has 1000 questions each to answer and you have to get as many questions right as you can out of the 1000 questions.

If you get some questions wrong you get put down on the scoreboard and if you get more right out of 1000 you get put up on the scoreboard. The school with the best score wins the contest. The school that gets the most points wins the contest gets a certificate for winning.

Anzac posters

Room 4 went to some memorials because we wanted to do something for the people that died in world war 1. So we made some posters to put up in the library.


 Miss Mansell has been invited by her friend Fern which is a missionary person and she is working with a family called the Greenwoods family in Peru to help teach a school because Fern said that they are struggling a little bit and they need some help. So Miss Mansell will be going there in term 2 to help out and then she'll be coming back. The place that she'll be going in Peru is Andahuaylas that's an hour away from Lima in Peru.
By Kiriwai

Posters For Anzac Day

Room Four has made awesome posters about Anzac day and World War One. We went to three different memorials so that we could write down three names from world war one, we went to Mapua, Motueka.  We also went to lower Moutere but the names weren't there because they got moved to Upper Moutere. We then looked up information about the certain person that you chose and made an awesome poster and we also had to find out where the person we chose got buried and a map of where it is. The posters will be put up in the Motueka and Mapua library.


This term our classroom has been making puppets for a puppet show. We all got into groups and got to look online to look for a script. Me and my buddy found a script for our show. I was a boy named Ralph and Jessiah was my talking dog named Dudley. Our script was about Noah and the ark. Some other people did David and Goliath also an different group did a play about two best friends. Some of us showed our plays at assembly on Friday the 10th of April. We got a mini puppet theatre from our office lady named Mrs Clark.

Pen Pals

This term room 4 have been writing to a group of kids in Ohio their school is called  Grove City Christian School they are year 3's and 4's that means they are mostly 7 to 9 year olds.

Survival Swimming Sports

for swimming sports we did a survival day. we had to take our PJs to school and then to Saint Peter Channels to swim in them. when it was our turn we had to jump in the pool and then take our PJs off when we had done that we had to tie a knot in the bottom of our PJ bottoms. it was so funny watching other people trying to tie a knot in the bottom and then filling their pants up with air.

Survival Swimming Sports

For swimming sports we did a survival day were we had to take our P.J's to school. We also had to take
them to Saint Peter Channels to swim in them. When it was our turn we had to jump into
the medium pool. In the pool we had to take our P.J's of and tie a knot in the bottom of our P.J bottom,
also known as the place you put your feet in to give them fresh air. It was so funny to watch others trying to tie a knot at the end

Monday, 14 April 2014

Anzac posters

Room 4 are doing posters about Anzacs. We went to the Motueka, Lower Moutre, and Mapua memorials and found a few names to write about. We got information about the people from the cenotaph,, and CWCG. We found information and we are writing about them. We are writing about their personal information, their family, their information about the war: their rank and other facts, and their burial. Once we have finished, we will probably put them on the walls of the Motueka library.
One of the  memorials.

This term room 4 did a sports competition called Summer Sports. We did three sports which were Touch,Volley ball and Ultimate Frisbee. Volleyball was the most fun for me. We (the competitive team) won all our games except one. Everyone tried as hard as they could even though sometimes they would not get it over the net. I think it was fun serving and hitting it back. The school also had a social team they did quite well but they had very good sportsmanship.

Memorial Visit

In term 1 room 4 was learning about World War 1 because Anzac Day is coming up. So we decided to go for a little trip what we did is we planed to go to three different memorials. The first memorial we went to was in Mapua we each got three different names the names I got were C.J Harvey T.L Field  and F.G McKee. The second memorial we went to was in Lower Motere. But, this was very strange when we figured out when we got there that there was NO NAMES! That was very strange. so we went to the Motueka memorial luckily there was some names I picked three but only used 1 I used R Lynch. When we got back to school we had to figure out where the Lower Motere Memorial got moved to.
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by Mia  


On Friday 11th of April a lady came to take Mr Matthews place so she did art with us. She taught us how to blend the colours and then we waited for the paintings to dry. After all of our paintings had dried we drew some birds on a piece of paper then painted it on our paintings.

Bird Paintings

On Friday a lady called Mrs Deck came onto our classroom. We did bird paintings with different coulers and shades. It was really fun. 


On Friday Mrs Deck came in with us to do Art. First we covered our page with different colours then we blended it in from the middle is light and from the side it was dark.We then let it dry and then we drew pretty black birds on the page to make it look like they are flying away or flying to you.Here is my painting.

swimming sports

This term, Room 4 has been practising swimming sports. They include over arm ( freestyle), back stroke, and breast stroke. We only had two weeks of practise and then we had to compete against 5 other schools. The school that we race at was upper Moutre.

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Today room 4 went swimming at St Peter Chanel in our pyjamas and practised our life saving. First we had to get into out of our pyjamas in the water then we had to make knots at the bottom of the legging. Then we had to flick them in the air and air filled in the pants like a flotation device. Then we would hold the ends of our pyjamas so the air cant get out and make a huddle so we would keep warm

chocolate Day Jacob

Science Chocolate Day

Chocolate Day

At school we have been learning about chemical changes from raw to cooked, and when your finished your 
 cooking you can decorate it. We have been doing a chocolate day this is a picture of one of the things.
ingredients: flour, sugar, vanilla essence, coco, baking soda, butter, milk, eggs and hot water.

Chocolate Day

Physical Change

This is my physical change for our chocolate day. We had to explain what physical change happened to the food we brought and the food I brought was chocolate brownies.

Physical Change

Today Room 4 is having a chocolate day and we are having it because our science topic is what can we create with chemical change so here is some photos of the chemical change and some ingredients. When the cake was not cooked it looked like melted thick chocolate but now that it is cooked it looks like a big brown crackly chocolate muffin.

At school we have been learning about chemical change this is a recipe of chocolate brownies 
ingredients: flour, sugar, salt, coco powder, baking powder, water, sun flower oil and vanilla essence.
here is some pictures.

Physical Change

Tuesday the 11th of March Room 4 had a chocolate day for Physical Change. We were seeing how the raw ingredients change to the cooked product. We had to draw a picture of all the raw ingredients on a page and describe the difference between raw and cooked.

Physical change


Thursday, 27 February 2014


Today for swimming we did survival and for survival we had to wear our PJs over our togs and we had to take our PJ's off without touching the bottom. It was really hard.

Here are some cool pictures of us swimming.

We have been doing swimming at St Peter Channel today we where doing survival skills we had to where pyjamas and then we had togs on underneath. First we had to take our pyjama top off then let it sink, then we took our pyjama pants off then tie knots in the feet holes. Then we threw them up to try and fill them up with air and use them as a floating devise. We had 4 people in the water at a time. It was fun and funny at the same time seriously swimming in pyjamas. :) :) :) :) :)

Water Survival

Today Room 4 had a Water Survival day. We learnt how it feels when you fall off a boat in the middle of the sea. We had to wear our PJs over top of our togs. We all went in groups of four. We got four people around us with noddles so we could grab on to it if we were having trouble. Our group had to line up at the end of the pool. When our teacher says jumped we have to jump into the pool and take our top of first without out touching the bottom of the pool. After that we had to take our pants of and tie to knots at the end of both legs to chuck up in the air to catch air. When we have air in it we had to use it as a floatation device.
When everyone has a floatation device we huddle up and hold on to each other.

This is Room 4 learning how to take off our clothes and make a flotation device with our pants.

To make a flotation device you need to take off your PJ 's (you have togs under). After you have taken your pants you can tie knots  in the end of your pants. The last is to go up out of the water and quickly pull down and fill your pants up with air and that is how to make your floating device :)

Swimming Survival

Room four went to St Peter Chanel for  a swimming demonstration on how to survive if you are stranded in the water. First of all you have to get your top off and then your pants to get you lighter then tie a not at the end of your pants so that when you throw it up in the air it should get air and trap it so that you have air to keep yourself afloat. After you have done that you will be kept afloat. That was a fun day.

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Room 4 is trialling a new website on the internet called free rice it is a program dedicated to the people of Syria that are starved. We have to answer questions depending on the topic that our teacher has set us.
Personally I've donated 1020 grains of rice that would feed 10 people.The program is run by United Nations World Food Program.
Room 4 is trying out a website called Free Rice. Every question right you donate 10 grains of rice. Every 100 grains of fills a bowl for one person. Personally I have donated 1070 grains of rice so far that's almost 11 people. the whole class has donated 18970 grains of rice that's a lot. The people that own Free Rice are called The United World Food Program. This rice goes to the people of Syria. I think were doing the right thing.

free rice

Room 4 is testing a program calld free rice the web address is on free rice I have feed 5 people we are helping people of Syria. the people how are sending the rice is United Nations World Food Programme. I have 530 grains.
         is a website where you answer questions to earn grains of rice to give to people in Syria and you get ten grains of rice every question you get right. 
I have donated 4410 grains of rice to people
I have fed 44 people in Syria
The United Nations World food program gets the rice and takes it to Syria. 

FreeRice is a website where you can answer questions like maths reading and writing ones and its for the people in Syria, every question we get right we donate 10 grains of rice if we get 10 questions right it feeds one person. I think that it is a really good website to go on because we are helping people that are suffering. The people who run is the united nations world food program.      

Free Rice

This year our class has been focusing on our basic facts. So for our basic facts we are attending free rice so that we can get better at our maths but also because each question we are getting correct we are donating 10 grains of rice. The people who are running free rice are the United Nations World Food Programme.So far I have fed 5 and a half people. The people who we are donating the rice to are the people of Syria.The Web address is

Free Rice.

Free Rice.

For basic-facts we have been doing Free Rice we do times tables so that we get grains for kids I have got 1730 grains I have fed 17 people the programme is called United Nations World Food Programme. We feed people of Syria. The web address is

Free rice

For the last couple of weeks room 4 have been going on a website called free rice. Free rice is a website where you  answer questions like your basic facts, and every question you get right you donate 10 grains of rice to the people of Syria for example I have donated three thousand two hundred and twenty grains of rice which means I have feed 32.2 people. the address is
free rice

5 grains of rice

fed 5 people
It is going to a place called Syria

we are donating rice to the poor people of Syria

Free Rice

This term we have been going on Free Rice where we can do our basic facts and every question we get correct they give 10 grains to the poor and 100 grains feeds 1 person.

Our class has fed:186 people
I have fed: 21 people

It is run by "United Nations World Food Program"
and the rice goes to "Syria".

Free rice

This year room 4 has been focusing on basic facts and we have been doing a programme called free rice. On free rice you answer questions and for every answer you get correct the united nations world food programme donates ten grains of rice to the people in Syria. So far I have donated one thousand seven hundred and 60 grains of rice which means I have feed seventeen and a half people. the web address is  

Free Rice

Today for our basic facts we went It is a program from The United Nations World food program. It is were you can answer questions and donate grains of rice for the country "Syria". Every question you answered donates ten grains of rice. I have donated 3630 grains of rice that feeds 36 people.

Wednesday, 5 February 2014


I am a librarian with other students, we have to look after the library so making sure it's tidy. We issue and return books for the kids that come to our school. By Abigail Smith.


I am now a librarian.Our jobs are to issue and return books at this school to help keep the library clean and tidy. There are also other jobs we do listed on the photo. By kiriwai.