Friday, December 9, 2016

PET DAY!!!!!!!!

Today we had pet day and on this slide it will tell you what kind of animal was my favourite and on the background there is my principal holding a bunny rabbit but i;m sorry you can't see his head.

I hope you enjoyed my slide and yay bye bye!

Friday, December 2, 2016

Merry Christmas!

This week we have been working on creating an online Christmas Card. We are learning to make animations and also to write Christmas poetry in the form of a recipe. Hope you enjoy! 

A Recipe for the Best Christmas Yet!
A Houseful of family
1 Gallon of love
A Table full of lunch
4 Teaspoons of smiles
A Dash of laughter
4 Sprinkles of joy

Gather all ingredients in one room. Pour love into a big bowl. Sprinkle smiles overtop and mix well. Place lunch and laughter in a separate bowl and knead together. Use family and joy to bind both bowls together. Keep warm. Your Christmas is now ready! Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 9, 2016


In the last two weeks we have been working on our writing based on a video. The video we watched is called Marshmallow and it is from the Literacy Shed's fun page! Here are some pictures from the clip. Can you guess what it is about?

We learnt about adjectives and verbs. For example "The slimy green sea monster stalked its prey from a distance."
We also learnt about onomatopoeia - words that make the sound they are. "Splash! He jumped out of the lake and crept up behind his next victim."

We are looking at different ways to post our writing so that more people want to read it. We thought about only showing a hook, or the first paragraph in a slide. Do you have any other suggestions?

If you want to see any of the writing. Please go to the blogs down the right hand side :) Our students would love to see some comments here!

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Maori Art

This term we have been learning about Mãori symbols and tone or shading as an art form. We learnt a whakatauki for the series of lessons and we have been learning a new kīwaha each week. Which one is your favourite and why?

The slide we are following is here:

Last week even Miss Morgan had an attempt at drawing a tiki... Do you think you could? We found it quite tricky! 

This week we are learning to explore colour! In particular we are learning about complementary colours. What do you know about these? Do you have any examples of your own? 

Monday, November 7, 2016

This weeks value! Rest & Relaxation!

This week we are learning the importance of rest and relaxation. Mr C created this weeks slide show and I have attached it below.

Why do you think it is important to know how to rest and relax?

Sunday, November 6, 2016

STEPS Program

This year the Senior Hub have been trailing the STEPS Web program to try and improve our spelling. There are different levels and you can achieve bronze, silver or gold medals in each activity. Once you have achieved gold in a level, it gets locked and you can not go back and repeat it. The activity page looks like this:
Lots of the student in the class find Word Grid really tricky! That is because you have to remember a number of words that it says in the correct order. Miss Morgan has told us that because we find it tricky, we need to make sure we are getting gold on it before we move on!

If you wanted to try out this program there is a 10 day trail here: 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Hunter's Ikan Test

Yesterday we did our own Ikan test. I think I did well? Ikan is when you get 3 seconds for each question.

The thing I enjoyed the most is videoing my own Ikan Test.


On Tuesday Rata class got to start on our little gardens. If you don't know what a little garden is well... it is a promotion from New World. Our school got sent a pack of seeds, dirt biscuits, instructions, and a little container to grow the plants. 

It was so cool to see all of the different types of vegetables and herbs, some of which we had never heard of before! 

Then it was our mission to find out some tips for our plants. Where they like to grow, how much water we can give and interesting facts. The students have posted these to their blogs - you can have a look down the right hand side of this blog. 

There was one interesting thing we have thought about our plants. We need to babysit them over the holidays! How would you do this? 
Here are some images of our plants... 

We can not wait to eat them later in the year!!!

Monday, September 19, 2016


Today we were super lucky to have Rachel from House of Lego visit. 
We were looking into our world! 

The outline of the program was... 
"Ever wanted to do gardening but don’t want to get dirty?  Well now your students can get hands on and design a garden with a purpose and think about the environment.  What makes an elephant look different to a giraffe?  Why do the Pyramids in Egypt look different to Eiffel Tower in Paris?  Students will take the time to build various buildings and animals,  they will need to consider their shapes and what makes them unique so it can be called what it is."

It relates to what is happening for us at the moment with new buildings coming and thinking about what makes us special and unique. Also, we are starting our #littlegarden this afternoon! So look forward for posts to come! 

Make sure you check out our blogs to see some more information and photos about what we have learnt in House of Lego. 

Wednesday, September 7, 2016


This term is going so quickly! While Miss M has been away sick, we have had lots of learning opportunities.

This weeks focus is Food for Thought! We are learning about the different food groups, as well as, which foods full us up and which ones give us energy.

In Kiwican, we are learning about resilience and the module that we are focusing on is perseverance. Rata kids are very good at doing this. We know how to show perseverance in our learning especially when we find a learning task difficult. STEPS is getting our attention for this this week.

In Kapahaka, we are learning to do a new haka. This is pretty fun and we are sounding awesome! Maybe next week I could upload a video of us! Would you like that?

In Blogging, we have been working on creating really good blog comments. We are using sentence starters and hopefully you have had a quality comment from us! If you do not know how to do this, ask one of us and we can help!

We also have been learning about screencastify to show our maths, writing or reading. Maybe you will see some of these on the students blogs down the side!

The students blogs get updated a lot more often then our class one, so if you have time check them out!

Hope everyone is loving the spring weather! We sure are!

- Miss M

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

 To day the hexagonal prizeims had to go on prototec and do level 5

 I think it was pritty crazy because I got all the hard answers right but I gotmost of the easy ones wrong.
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I think I need to work on the ones I got wrong.                                                                                                               

Friday, July 29, 2016

This is us!

We have be talking a lot about our new friends... (well they will be soon) from tuhi mai tuhi atu. We thought we would introduce ourselves to you! We worked collaboratively on this slide... (that means we were all on it and able to edit anything we wanted). It was a mission but we got there!

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Kiwi Can!

This term we have a new time for Kiwican, Wednesday 10.15am.
We are learning about Resilience this term - what a perfect thing to be talking about with the Olympics coming up!
Goal setting is also an awesome module to be talking about with our student led conferences coming up next week. We will be talking to our parents about our goals for Numeracy and Literacy. 

I wonder what other goals you may have this term? 

- Miss M 

Monday, July 25, 2016

Ready for Term 3!!!

Are we ready for term 3? I think so!

Lots of exciting things happening this term! We welcome Mrs Pam to our Hub for Blogging lessons, tuhi mai tuhi atu happening, we have a new inquiry topic (Olympics), we are blogging about the qualities behind our values, we have our 3 way conferences and we are working on our typing speed (just to name a few!).
We definitely have some hurdles to jump! Hopefully we are as graceful as those below!

What are you looking forward to most this term?

For me it's seeing how much you can achieve!
- Miss M

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Improving my comments. Bryce

Improving My Comments

I needed to add a qeastion next time I need to write a greting.

This is my comment when I got better at writing.This comment has a positive helpful a greeting end punctuation 

But I need to work on to adding a qeastion 

                                                           This is my comment when I wasn't so good at writing comments.

Yesterday Rata learnt about Prezi!

Here is an example of Miss Morgan's Prezi about her favourites!

Click this link to get to it!

Prezi is a great tool to use to share our work. It is different to slides which makes it fun!

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Saturday League!

Today I had the privilege of watching Blake, Bryce and Hunter play league. What awesome players!!! Good team work and lead by a great coach.
Hunter managed to side step his way out of many tackles! Blake put the pressure on the other team and made some awesome tackles! Bryce was quick with an awesome fend and scored quite a few trys!
I especially liked watching them support the other team when their players got hurt by switching sides. It was cool to see Blake vs. Bryce!
I am pretty sure there are some future Warriors in my class!
Well done lads! Can't wait to see you vs those Papanui Tigers!

Thursday, June 9, 2016

New Routine

At the start of week 5 we began a new literacy and numeracy rotation. We changed it so that all students could see all teachers each day and every week the teachers change around. The teachers are really loving it! What do the students think I wonder?

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Bryce how to brush your teth

First  you  grab  my  toothbrush.

Next  you grab your  toothpaste and open the toothpaste.

Then you put some toothpaste on your toothbrush.

When your done that turn the tap on and wet your toothbrush.

Now start brushing your teeth.

After you  brushed your teeth spit the toothpaste out.

Lastly  rinse your toothbrush and turn the tap off.

From Bryce

Olivers story

First turn the tap on. Then get your toothbrush and Put your toothbrush under the tap.

Next get your toothpaste and put it on the toothbrush. Now brush your teeth.

Spit it out in the sink.  Lastly wash your mouth out.

Blake sory

Teeth, Brushing, Brush                               

How to brush your teeth


    First you have to get  your teeth brush .

Then you need to get your toothpaste.

And  put it on your tooth brush. When you have done

That you wet your toothbrush under the tap.

Then brush your teeth.

Leave the tap on so you can spit the toothpaste out and it want

Stay in the sink.when you have brushed  your teeth.

Wash your toothbrush then pet your toothbrush away

And your tooth paste. And ter the tap off. Then

Clean your face.

Blake story

                                How to make peanut butter on toast.

Step 1 Get  the toaster  and plug  it in and turn the switch on.

Step 2 get the bread  peanut butter and the knife and plate.

Step 3  pot the bread in the toast and press on the lever so the bread  can coke.

Step 4 when the tarse is cort press the pop up button and pot the tost on your plate.

Step 5 butter the taste wothe the knife but first you need to scoop up the peanut butter then spread the peanut butter on the tarse.

Step 6 pot every thing a way that  you have yous and eat the tarse.Toast, Bread, Peanut Butter,

You smell that.

Bryce how to make toast

How to make butter toast.

First you need a toaster a knife some butter and whatever bread you want also a plate.

Next put some bread in the toaster and push down the lever.

When the bread is now toast and popped up you need to grab it out of the toaster and put it on the plate.

Lastly grab your knife and get the butter and spread the butter all over the toast.

Now eat it

From Bryce

A plain dry slice of toast onyum

Smells good

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

bob bob and sophie

Onfriday it was play day. l went to play at jelly park at 9;50 in the morning with school I was on time I was happy row. I was at home with my mum and my dad. At jelly park I one. I was scared when I went down it the first time The second time I was still scared. On my third time I was hot scared on my fifth  time I got latoiya to go down it too.we weren't  aloud to go down with an adult asked the  life guard if we  were aloud  to go down the slow one with an adult. we were aloud to go down with 3 people . wof me and I fotb wet dan wof my fend  latoiya it was fan wof hor I all had laf wof har to me and har wet dak to the higsllid a gen we dent have  honet we wot har honet we wot har honet we wot har aftor have lave I had has I got mc dinos aftor school my setos got  aftor school my setos  got  to  my dads home I woedt  to go to my  gandads home. my mum sid to me you wor I good  est . my mum wotpd to kam she had to gob to work.
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the fantastic friday

the fantastic friday

On friday Zoey and I could not wait it was amazing.We all went together.

When we got there some of us were cold.So we went and sat with our 

class then we all went to get changed.After we all got changed we went

back to our classes and put some sunscreen on.Then we got to go on the

hydroslide.First I went down with paul Keisha’s dad paul.After that Keisha

and I went swimming.Then I asked Bryce if he wanted to play shark 

tag.Then Blake asked if was allowed to play.Also Mackanzie was playing 

is well.Next Keantaya was also playing.Then the divving bord oppned so

they went to that and they came back so we continued the game when

they came back.We were at Jelly park for four our’s but it was time to get 

out and went back to get changed.

By Hannah 

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friday funday!!!!!

Last Friday we went to Jelly park for Friday funday, the whole school was fantastic so we got to go! It was exciting because it was the first whole school trip. When the roll was done we got on the school bus and when everyone was on we got going to Jelly park. When we got there we had to listen to the instructions before we go inside. The first instruction was no running around the pools. The second instruction is no yelling to loud so don’t hurt people’s ears. The third thing you need to know is don’t talk to strangers. The fourth instruction you need to know is have fun on the hydroslide. After we were finished the instructions.  we went inside to get changed in the bathroom. When everyone was changed we went straight to the pools. The first thing I went on was the hydroslide and it was the slow one because I was scared of going on the fast ones. After going on the slow one a few times i decided to go on the fast ones, so i did. After I went on the fast ones few times it was time to have an ice cream and lunch. After i ate my lunch i went back on the hydroslide.

By Zoey
Friday 11 March 2016
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Monday, March 14, 2016

The Amazing Day at Jelly Park - By Aaliyah

On Friday Gilberthorpe school went to Jelly Park instead of doing devices and other  stuff.We got there in a bus.When we got there we had to wait a bit and we all got bracelets with codes on them because if we didn't we won't be able to go on hider slide.Then we got dressed in the changing room.First  I went down the hider slide I went down on the fast one first.When I went down it gave me a wedge.Next time I went up there I went down the swirly one.It was real fun so I   kept on going on that one.Then my legs  got tired so I went  in the pool.I did a canin ball into the pool.I played a game with my little brother it was called eat the mermaid.Ezra was a shark and I was the mermaid.This is how you play  Ezra just has to grab me and I try to get away.I hope we can do it again!!!  


This term we have been working on writing recounts.
A recount is a true story about something that has happened to you.
It needs a title using interesting words and it needs to tell you when, where, who, and what. The events should be in an order and it should end with a personal statement about how you felt about the day.
We have also looked at orientation, sentence structure and this week (week 7) we are looking at vocabulary.
We hope you enjoy our stories :)
Please comment on them!
- Rata & Miss M 

If you would like to see our learning please visit the class site here. 

Monday, March 7, 2016

Welcome to Rata 2016

Hey team,

Welcome to Rata's blog 2016. Here is where we will share our learning :)
Please comment using this format:

- Miss M