Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Making Matariki Stars

An amazing group of learners joined together in Room 9 last Friday to make Matariki stars out of salt dough for our whole school Matariki celebration. We rolled, shaped and cut the dough before it was baked. Some glitter paint has added an extra sparkle to our treasures.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Sailing - by Zamera

I am doing an animation about how sailing technology has changed over time. A long long time ago maori people used to go in different wakas and travel around the sea to find other islands. Wakas were made out of strong trees. Also maori people carved into the waka to make patterns. Maori people use trees to make the waka stronger. 300 years later there were sailing boats. Those boats were really big boats and it kind of looked like pirate ships. The wind made the boat go by blowing the sails..They made the boat out of different materials. Captain James Cook sailed to New Zealand in one of these boats. 100 years later people invented speed boats they were different kinds of boats,big boats or small boats. In the boats they had engines that made the boat go.It was easier to go in a boat because you didn’t have to paddle like back in the days.

Saturday, 17 June 2017

How things changed over time - by Farah

A long time ago people use to walk instead of taking cars. People used animals to go place. People used boats to go across the water. People had wheel’s for things that needs wheel’s. People used carriages and horses for going places. People had large ships for the water. Trains had been for the railways.

Friday, 16 June 2017

Fractions - by Roshaan

This week in room 9 we have been learning about fractions.
There are quarters, thirds and halves. I love doing fractions.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Welcome back, Raymond!

Welcome back to Pt England, Raymond! You have done an amazing job of settling into learning in Room 9 this week. You have caught up with old friends and are making new friends.  Ka pai!

We look forward to getting to know you much better during the year and reading all about your learning on your blog.

Monday, 12 June 2017

Maramataka: an introduction to the Māori calendar

Maramataka: an introduction to the Maori calendar by Room 9. from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

As we will soon be celebrating Matariki, we have been learning about the Māori calendar with Whaea Saf.  She has taught us a song and actions to help us remember the Māori names for the months of the year.

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Making a paper helicopter - by Farah

First of all to make a helicopter is to have 3 or 2 paper clips, Scissors and a paper. Then you cut the solid lines and don’t cut the dotted lines. After that you fold one piece in the front and one at the back and do it on the other side . Next you put one paperclip on the paper so when you're done you throw you’re  helicopter up also watch it fly down.

Friday, 2 June 2017

Coding - by Hope

Today me and my class did coding it was so much fun and I made it to level nine.