Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Concluding our Plant inquiry

As a conclusion to our "Plants" inquiry, we spent an afternoon planting some lettuces and tomato plants in the Year 3-4 garden.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Tinting and shading

Today for art we have been looking at the painting techniques "tinting" and "shading". Our theme is "Storm over Eastbourne"

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Science in Room 7

Recently we have been very lucky to use lots of different science equipment from the Hutt city council's "Hutt Science" organisation (http://www.huttscience.co.nz/).

Each week a box of science equipment and corresponding teaching, learning and curriculum links arrives at school, with everything ready to go. Last week we investigated acids and bases. Below are some photos of us testing different acid and base strenghts using a cabbage juice 'ph indicator':

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Calendar Art

We will be using our "Butterfly Wing" paintings for our 2015 Calendar art. Here are some examples to give you an idea of what they will look like. 

Monday, June 8, 2015

Matheletics success!

Over the past couple of weeks, Room 7 children have featured in the "Top 100" New Zealand and World league tables!

Well done to Ollie, Connor, Joseph, Arleena who have placed in the top 100 in New Zealand, and congratulations Joseph, Ollie and Connor who have placed in the top 100 in the world!

Friday, May 8, 2015

Wonder Wall revisited

We are finishing up our Anzac Day investigation and today we have revisited the Wonder Wall question that we started our study with.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Learning about Pukeahu National War Memorial Park

During our trip on Wednesday we were lucky enough to have 3 historians at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park tell us more about why we have a national war memorial and what the different parts of it mean.

We were able to explore the Tomb of the Unknown soldier...

...and we were also invited to lay a poppy inside the Hall of Memories.

It was a very, very interesting day and we learned so much. Thank-you to our Parent helpers!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015


We have started a 5 week block of gymnastics. We will have 2 sessions a week and explore the ideas of balance, movement and landing. In this picture you can see us exploring difference balance ideas:

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Carnival of the Animals

We have been investigating the piece of music " The Carnival of the Animals" which is a musical suite of fourteen movements by the French Romantic composer Camille Saint-Saëns.

We were very lucky to have a 'hands on' music lesson from Mary-Carmel Rohloff last Monday. The children learned about dynamics, tempo and volume before trying these musical ideas out on various instruments.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Making our eyes work harder!

Taking time to draw what we see- not what we 'think we see'
Sometimes we had to concentrate really hard!
Sometimes when we draw our brains work harder than our eyes. We have been learning to use our Eyes a lot more when we draw.
I wonder what that might be?