Friday, 8 September 2017

Our visit from an Astronomer!

We were so lucky this week to have Dr Nicholas Rattenbury from the University of Auckland, visit and share his knowledge of space with our team.

"Thank you for teaching us about space, and I hope you liked it when you visited us." - Leonidas

"He told us how Jupiter got bigger and bigger." - Kolotita

"He told us to go in groups and look at these pictures about space." - Legacy

"He said that there are 100 billion stars up there in the sky." - Lynette

"I learned that Pluto is the farthest from the sun, and there were 9 planets but then they kicked Pluto out so now there are 8." - Campbell

"I learned that there are more planets than just 8." - Marius

"He told us why space is so cold." - Tumanako

"Nick sends stuff up to space." - Khyani

"He said that a star blew up." - Vienna

"He told us that the Milky Way Galaxy is a group of stars." - Leonidas

Thanks heaps for sharing your knowledge with us Dr Rattenbury! You are welcome back any time!

Thursday, 24 August 2017

PENN - School News Item "The Sun is so Hot."

It is our turn to share our learning on the school news channel, PENN, this week. Room 25 has been learning about what's out in outer space! We have been looking closely at how the Sun and the Moon affect Earth. We love singing and enjoy learning all sorts of things through song. We would like to share bits of our favourite space songs and what we know about space with you.

Friday, 18 August 2017

Hyperstudio Fun!

We have been thinking of ideas for our entry in the Manaiakalani Film Festival. Part of our brainstorming has involved us drawing our ideas on the i-pads and on Hyperstudio on our classroom computers.

We thought we would share with you Leonidas's Halloween ideas as seen in his Hyperstudio picture below. We love how many details he has included to make his scene really spooky!

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy

This term we are learning about SPACE! We will be learning about how the sun and the moon affect Earth. We have started our learning this week by focusing on time. This is some of what we have learnt so far:

"When the big hand is on the 12 and the little hand is on the 12, it's 12 o'clock." - Manaia
"We have been learning 12 months make a year." - Marius
"I have learned that 24 hours are in a day." - Tumanako
"Clocks have a long hand and a short hand." - Tevita

We have also been learning about why we have shadows. Check out our individual blogs for more work on this.

Here is the movie our teachers made to introduce our Guardians of the Galaxy topic to us at the Immersion Assembly.

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Making kites at Makerspace

This term we have been making kites at Makerspace. Mr Vogt said that Room 25 is one of the best classes in Pt England School at plaiting! Thank you for helping us Mr Vogt. We have had heaps of fun!

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Rm 25 Ripstar Rippa Rugby Stars

We would like to share with you 2 of our AMAZING Rippa Rugby players!
Here are Legacy and Naomi with their awards:

Legacy won the Coach's Award for amazing ripping skills and scoring 2 tries.
Naomi was Player of the Day for 2 amazing tries, always running in support, a great attitude, and always trying to be on side.

Well done girls! We are very proud of you!!

Friday, 2 June 2017

Our Museum Trip!

We had an incredible time visiting the Auckland Museum yesterday! Thank you so much to the parents who came along and helped us make the trip so memorable. Here are some photos to show you some of what we got up to.

Check out our individual blogs at the end of next week for the children's individual learning experiences - and photos with their ta moko!