Thursday, September 28, 2017

Sound Editing

As part of our Modules we have been using Garageband to add our own soundtracks to short video clips.  Here is a look at some of the work done during music modules.


Thursday, September 7, 2017

Cabbage Science

After our river visit we were curious about pH.
We did some experiments using purple cabbage to test wether things were acid or alkaline.
The vinegar turned the cabbage pinky-red and the baking soda turned it green.
It was fun getting to use some scientific equipment like test tubes.

By Ben R and Kayla


Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Stream Health Inquiry

This Term our inquiry focus has been about the quality of our freshwater aquatic environments. We spent a morning investigating the Turitea Stream. Luckily for us the newspaper was on hand to record some of our work.



Sunday, August 6, 2017

IPU Visit

In Room 1 we had some visiting Japanese students from the local International Pacific University. They spent an afternoon with us teaching us about Origami. 


Thursday, July 27, 2017

Fibonacci Fruit Kebabs

In room 1 we have been learning about the Fibonacci number pattern. It begins with 1,1,2,3,5,8....
 We had lost of fun making Fibonacci Fruit Kebabs.

By Briar

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Cross Country

This Term we spent time each day training hard for our Cross Country. We travelled out to Ashhurst Domain for our big day. It was a great day and lots of us had success and made the interschool team.
Here are some pieces of writing we did about our big day.





3D Box Design

We have been learning about 3D shapes and looked at net designs. Our challenge was to design a net for a rectangular prism using ICT.
We had to plan our design, think about measurements and remember to include tabs.

Planning our net

Striving for accuracy with our cutting

Testing out our net design. ( Looks good!)
Once we were happy with our net we used the our creative ideas to come up with a brand of chocolate to decorate the box.

Designing our product
Our finished designs


Tuesday, May 2, 2017

A trip to the Moon


This term we read the novel 'The Invention of Hugo Cabret'. In the story they give clues about a famous old movie from 1902 by George Mèliés. We did some investigating and found the movie. Using animation we retold the movie. It was great fun and a whole lot of team work.
Film crew in action


Rocket being blasted into outer space

The iconic scene of the Man in the moon



Putting it all together.

Here's a look at our finished product