Sunday, 23 March 2014

Meanies- Shared book activity

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Our shared book last week was ' Meanies' by Jow Cowley. For the Friday writing task, each child in Room 12 added their own page to the book. 

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Boring Sentence Activity


WALT: Make our writing more descriptive.



A bird is sitting on a branch


A black nervious bird is sitting on a wavey bendy branch swaying side to side. His feathers on his wings are trying to escape because the wind was howling very strong and very loud.

By Delilah.



A Tui bird is sitting on an Oak tree. The branchas are dancing in the wind slowly and quietly. Calmly the Tui is sitting in its nest.

By Katy



A Pukeko is sitting on a thin old brunch. The dark green leaves fell off from the howling wind. The leaves were rusting up.


By Samantha


A fantail is sitting on an Evergreen tree branch. The wind is swifting through the air and the fantail tries to hold on to the branch from the strong wind.

By Joshua                                                                                                                                          




A Blue Bird is sitting on a small branch. The wind is howling in the moon light . The rain is  pouring down.
by  travis

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Having fun in Room 12

Emma and Samantha were very proud of their narratives and followed the success criteria well. Phoenix concentrated well during writing and developed a good beginning for his narrative. They all were  sent to celebrate their writing with Miss Fothergill!





After completing their paper portraits for visual art, Room 12 wrote a short description about themselves using adjectives and similes.




Yr 4 Gala Activities

Last Thursday all the Yr 4 students from Tui Team spent part of the day making cardboard creatures for the gala. There were some really creative and well planned creatures that the students created throughout the day. Here are a few photos of Room 12 students making their cardbaord creatures.

 Aaliyah making a sheep from a toilet rool, iceblock sticks and cotton balls. 

 Delilah creating a creature from an egg carton.

 Katie busy cutting out the parts for her cardboard creature. 

 Kalush and his cardboard dinosaur. 


 Emma using a range of different cardboard boxes to amke her creature. 


 Ali busy cutting out his creature. 
 Brodi and Mia 

 Brodi painting her ocean blue octopus!

 Kalush busy painting his dinosaurs.


 Stacia painting her creative creature!




Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Gala day has been postponed

Unfortunately due to the potential of Tropical Cyclone Lusi, we have had to postpone our Gala Day. A new date will be advertised as soon as it is confirmed.

Friday, 7 March 2014

Paper Portraits

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Emma- In Room 12 we have been busy making paper self portraits. We were only allowed to use paper to create all our facial features, hair and shirt.  To shape the paper we had to cut, rip, tear and curl. We had heaps of fun making our portraits and we are very proud of how  bright and colourful they are. 

Here is a quick slideshow of the stages of making our portraits. 

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Learning about Place Value in Rm 12

This term Room 12 have been learning all about the place value of whole numbers. Why is learning place value important? Learning place value is important so that children understand that each digit in a whole number has a different value. It helps to support their understanding that all numbers are made up of the digits 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 and 9. Depending on where these digit are in a number decides the digits value within that number.  Here is a video that can help support your child's understand of the place value of numbers. 



Delilah and Aaliyah share their learning of how many hundreds, tens and ones make up a whole hundreds number. 




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 Tristan and Katie working out the place value of a whole number using our magnetic place value pieces. 


 Ethan working out the place value of 1302. 

 Jordan and his group working out  how many tens are in all of the number... using our place value base 10 blocks.