Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Mandarin

We have been learning Mandarin throughout Term 3 and had the opportunity to learn to write the Chinese characters for the numbers 1-10 using some magic paper and water. Pretty cool!




Friday, 1 September 2017

Art of Aotearoa


We have been looking at icons and what symbols, brands, colours, patterns and food we identify with our heritage. We have compared icons from our own heritage with others from around the world.


We have also researched New Zealand artists and explored what inspires them. After watching some good old classic advertisements, we had some fun on Google Draw to use New Zealand iconic brands to produce some New Zealand slang posters.

Music Concert

What a great night and Room 4 had a huge 13 students participate! Here are a few pictures of those involved.







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Sunday, 27 August 2017

Speeches

Wow, what an experience. Speeches were the writing focus for the first four weeks of Term 3. From picking a topic to planning and writing, Room 4 has been amazing. While the thought of giving a speech had a few of us wobbling at the knees, we all got up and gave a variety of great speeches. We had a range of styles and topics with informative speeches on bullying, baby brothers and Donald Trump; persuasive speeches on the upside of PlayStation use, caring for our community and why kids should be allowed to bike on the footpath; and thought provoking speeches on driverless cars and futuristic schools. As a class, we enjoyed listening to everyone, discussing the strengths of each speech, providing helpful feedback and developing our oral language skills. Bring on next year when we will all be experts!

A huge congratulations to Nina B and Libby for representing our class at the VAS speech finals, you made us all so proud! Nina, well done for gaining second place in the finals.

Monday, 3 July 2017

The Broad Street Killer

The Twits reading group have made a video based on the text, The Broad Street Killer