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: