Monday, November 28, 2011

Room 6 Samoan Sasa

Hi everyone,

Room 6 have been learning about Globalisation and as part of this we have been learning about dances from around the world. We have particularly enjoyed learning a Samoan Sasa. Enjoy watching our performance!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

My swing

Today I brought in my swing that I built on Saturday 18 of November and showed it to Room 3. I built it out of Mecano. Mecano is parts and pieces that you can make stuff with like my swing. You use nuts and bolts to hold the pieces together. I got my set when I was four and I lost the instructions so I built it from my imagination.

Have you built anything like this before, can you share it with us?

By Nicolai

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


Today I brought in my Pounamu (Greenstones) to share with Room 3.

The Pounamu is a rock found in rivers in New Zealand it is mostly made into necklaces but can be made into many other things as well. The first people to use it were Maori. Greenstones are very rare and has never been found in the North Island which is why the Maori name for the South Island is Te Waipounamu.

Do you have any information about other types of rocks?

By Caitlin

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Our Mathletics Star

Room 4 have been very motivated this week in mathletics and with the help of Olivia we were the 6th Top Class in New Zealand - Olivia was the No. 1 student in New Zealand!!

We were very proud and excited when we found out ....

Well done and congratulations Olivia - keep it up!!!
From Room 4 - Maths

Friday, November 11, 2011

Kid Pix African Drums

In room 4 we used kidpix to create our own African Drums, listen to the information that we have learnt about these drums.  Do you know any more facts about these drums?

by Sophie, Matthew, Sofia, Lily, Taegan and William
Room 4

African Drums

Did you know that in Africa drums are used to communicate ...

In year 3 we had a visit from Mohamed, an African drum master, he taught us how to play the drums and why they are important.   We hope you enjoy watching this video showing our morning with Mohamed.

Mrs P

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Guy Fawkes Fun

This week in Room 3 we have been sharing our Guy Fawkes experiences. We wrote fantastic descriptions about the fireworks we saw and the fun we had with our family and friends. Here are some of our experiences.

We would love to hear what you did for Guy Fawkes. Please leave us a comment.

By Room 3

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Our Pasifika Mama's!

We had some lovely Pasifika Mama's visit us last week and share their experiences of living in the Pacific Islands. We were shown how to weave a head band, then we practiced Pacific style dance. We had great fun and learned a lot. Check out our slide show....

Our Pasifika Mama's were from....
Cook Islands

Have you been to any of these countries and could share your stories with us?

Room 2

Arty Thai Elephants

The Year 3's are learning about how the we connect to the world and the world connects to us. One of the cultures we are investigating is Thailand and we discovered that elephants play a significant part of Thai culture. Many of the artwork we found had golden elephants in them so our class decided to create some similiar art. We used gold crayons to draw our elephants and then we washed our pictures with dye.

We hope that you have enjoyed our art.
Can you share what you know about Thailand with us?
From Mr. Janse

Aboriginal Art

The year 3 children are learning about different cultural groups this term. Cultures around the world express their culture through visual art in different ways.

This week Room 1 were learning about the Aboriginal culture. This cultural group is apart of Australia. Their visual art is made up of 100's of dots. The people of this culture used to hide special messages and stories in their visual art. We painted our own aboriginal art.

Do you know how other cultural groups express their culture through visual art?

Thanks Room 1