Monday, October 17, 2016

Room 5 made Dinosaur masks with Ms Donald.  We read and acted out our Dinosaur Poem!
Don't we look scary!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

            Room 5's learning walls

Our walls are how we show and share our learning. In Term 3 our learning has been about The Olympics and working in groups and teams.

We have earned Olympic values medals for showing Excellence in learning, respect for each other and our classroom, and friendship to others in our class and school.

We drew ourselves doing an Olympic sport.

Our maths has been about Geometry - shapes. We worked with a buddy to cut a square in half then rearrange them in different ways.

In writing we have been learning how to write good sentences and how to check we have used capital letters and full stops. Sometimes we check our own writing and some times a buddy checks our writing.

It's Spring!
Look at our blossom trees and daffodils.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Clue Poem

I jump over logs
I have a saddle on me
I am brown
I get ridden
I trot or gallop
I have a tail
I eat apples and carrots
I live on a farm in a stable
What am I?

By Rm 5

Mark Todd on Gandalf at the ...Mark Todd and NZB Land Vision ...

Rm 5 talked about the Rio Olympics with Ms Donald. We saw some video clips about Mark Todd and wrote a Clue Poem to describe equestrian horse riding.

Monday, May 23, 2016


Sleep in trees Monisha
Sharp teeth Bella Rose
Orange and black spots Andrew
Skillful climbers  Lia & Aryton
Eat animals like crocodiles and zebra Brooklyn,Lochie & Ollie
Sharp claws Lani
They climb and balance on trees Neveah
And walk along the branches Sophie, luka
Brown eyes Andrew
Cats Amelia
Whiskers Lani
Furry ears Keiran
Good runners
Fit and strong Brooklyn
Run fast Isobel
The jaguar can range across a
Whole class writing with Ms Donald
We have been reading the story "Going on a Bear Hunt" by Michael Rosen
In the story the bear's features are described :"One wet shiny nose, two big furry ears, two big googly eyes, It’s a BEAR!"

So Rm5  changed our Bear Hunt to a Jaguar Hunt.  Here is how we described them.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Guji Guji Acrostic Poem
Guji Guji is a crocoduck (Luka)
Under the bridge were the mean crocodiles (Leah)
Just in time Guji Guji tricked them (Mason)
In mother ducks nest an egg rolled down the hill (Ayrton)

Guji Guji hatched and said “Guji Guji” (Brooklyn)
Understands he’s a crocodile (Andrew)
Just because the crocodile’s were mean doesn’t mean Guji Guji is mean (Ayrton)
Is happy and they all danced at the end (Leah & Luka)

(Whole class writing with Ms Donald- we have been reading and acting out the Story Guji Guji ready to see it being performed at the Globe theatre next term)

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Whole Class Writing with Ms Donald
Learning Goal
We are learning to describe things using our senses to help us.
Eyes: what it looks like
Ears: what it sounds like
Nose: what it smells like
Hands: what it feels like
Mouth: what it tastes like
Mrs Lloyd’s Guitar
Orangy brown
Metal strings
Shaped like a sponge
The number eight
A strap to put on your shoulder
Sounds in tune
Loud and soft
Words….“Skinny Marinky Dinky Dink”
Play it with your hands
Loosen and tighten the strings to get it in
                                                              Tune                                             By Room 5

Monday, February 29, 2016

Problem solving in maths

Our maths problem this week is about how much fruit is in our fruit bowl. The maths learning is about counting accurately and joining sets then counting the total. We are learning how to use equipment.
You might like to work on the questions at home.


Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Welcome to Room 5's class blog. We hope you enjoy reading about all the things we do at school.
Our learning focus this term is on Managing Self - this is one of the Key Competencies we practice in our learning and thinking. We are learning how to look after our things and follow the class routine.