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




Thursday, April 13, 2017

Getting Arty

Here is a look at some of our first term's artwork.

 We created monochromatic silhouette portraits. We had to carefully blend different tones of our chosen colour and use precise painting skills to fill our portraits.










We also created some abstract landscapes with strong, bold warm and cool coloured pastels. 



Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Autumn has arrived...

In Room 1 we had a go at writing some haiku poems to do with the arrival of autumn. We worked hard to make our ideas fit the structure of syllables needed. We were creative and innovative with our tessellating autumn inspired backgrounds.
Here's a look at some of our work.
Creating the background hexagonal shape 
Begin to tessellate the pieces


Kayla
Tommi 

Kendra
Abby 

Ben S
Tia 

Zlata
Claire 

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Highland Home

In week four our class went on Senior Team camp to Highland Home in the scenic Pohangina Valley.
We had some wonderful experiences and tried our hand at some new activities.
Here is a look at some of our adventures....
 Misty morning in Pohangina














Some free time














Exploring the Piripi Caves

Some creepy cave companions

Delicate glow worm threads



In the low crawl space
Smile...
We made it !




Ready for bushwalking.

The giant totara tree.

The air rifle range.


Quade having fun on the BMX hill.
Lets work together.



Team building. Surely we can balance this!!!




Those of us up early enough on the last day got a nice sunrise.