Wednesday, 8 November 2017

The Wrong Movie

Room 25 has been reading our teacher’s favourite books. We have made our movie based on a book called ‘The Wrong Book’. Leonidas is trying to make a movie but it all goes wrong!
We hope you enjoy our movie. We had heaps of fun making it!!


Friday, 27 October 2017

We are Making Music!

Room 25 has been very busy for the past two weeks making music with our bodies and found objects. Today we have been exploring ways we can write our music down so we can remember it and make it longer. Ms Gaston made a video of 4 children's beat ideas. Look out for more music on our individual blogs next week!

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Musical Madness!

We are very excited in Room 25 to be learning about Music at school this term. After an amazing immersion assembly on Monday from all the teams we are full of ideas of things we want to learn and try for our Music topic this term.

"We want to do some music with some instruments in Room 25." - Leonidas
 "I wanna show people how to play instruments. I can play the ukulele" - Angel

"I like music because it makes me happy and it makes me laugh." - Jireh
 "I want to listen to music and feel how the music is making me feel." - Kolotita
"I like the music because it makes me happy and it doesn't make me sad." - Lynette
"When the music plays we feel any kinds of faces, when we're scared or stuff like that." - Vika

"I like the way that the music feels happy inside us." - Qweenie

"I like music because it makes me sing." - Vienna

"I like the song when it starts to play because it makes me sing." - Ema

"When the songs come on, we like to dance." - Leonidas

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Maths Practice Tests

This term Room 25 has had a competition to see who can make the most progress in their Maths Basic Facts tests. Every morning when the children come to school they go on the class site and practice their choice of Maths test.
Ms Gaston has just counted up how many times each of us practised our Maths this term. Everyone who did at least 20 Maths tests have received a certificate and chocolate bar as an end of term prize for their hard work.
We would like to say a HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to Marius for doing 87 Maths tests at school this term. He is so fast with his answers he is really hard to beat!
We hope you enjoy and share your chocolate with your family Marius. Happy Holidays!!

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!