Our Work

This blog is primarily run by our Room 5 students, so there may be occasional errors in our writing but please do not let that put you off enjoying our amazing year that is 2014!

Sunday, 23 February 2014

Gifted and Talented Fitness programme

This term the Kereru team  has been training for a gifted and talented group. To give  the Kereru team students a chance to show their talents. The activities that we did  were a 1.6 kilometre run,  sprints, jumping, stretching, testing your hamstring, push- ups sit-ups and a lot of laps  that had to be sprinted. We will be finding out who is in the team today - Monday the 24th of February.

By Johanri and Crosbie

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Maths Strategies - Rounding and Compensating

Alex sharing his maths strategies from today
Matthew sharing his maths strategies from today

Fitness Circuit


Every day at fitness we head down to the courts with room 6 7 and 8 and we do a circuit. We have to do star jumps, push up (which is the worst:) skipping, squats, burpies, shuttle run and LOTS MORE.
We have an amount of time to do our best on each activity and then move to the next station. After we do a good stretch for our muscles.
Sometimes we do a scavenger hunt and today we did one and we had to find a four leaf clover and Mrs Notley thought no one was going to find any but we found 3. It was hard but we kept on trying and finally we found 3.


Explanation Writing "Why you should not be rude and disruptive during learning time"

    How You Should Act In Class

I am going to explain to you that in school time it is important that you follow instructions with pride and respect. Your teacher, is using their time to teach you the work or strategies to help you with your learning. Then you will be able to have a good Job, and Education for future in life. If do not follow instructions you could have a poor job, and life. Trust me, If you listen to instructions and what the teacher is saying you’re going to find your life much easier. School is fun when you are learning and listening. And when your not acting mature you start to fade and drift off. And when your not listening things are boring and a waste of time. My challenge for all of us is to make the teachers jealous of our great behaviour.
Bring it on teachers.
By Lewis

Learning Rules

People and talking. It really fits together but not at school. At school if it’s learning time you should be silent.If it’s learning time it is important to listen and do your work.

If you don’t finish your work your teacher will get angry and growl at you. And you don’t want that to happen.

Don’t you want to grow up and have a perfect job or do you just want to be lazy and not learn. Well i want to learn. What about you.?

If you want to have fun but its learning time just do your work and the time will go faster and then you can play outside and have lots of fun.

Thank you very much I hope i have explained to you what to do now at learning time and have fun.

By Irza

We should not be disruptive in learning time because it affects other peoples learning.These are 3 reasons that we should not be rude or ignore the teacher.

My first reason is don’t be rude or ignore anyone like the teacher that is trying to teach you something because if you don’t listen you will not no what to do.Control your attitude  and don’t distract other people that are trying to learn new things.

This is another reason.When ever you learn something you thank the teacher because it is great that they are teaching you something that you have not heard of.

My last reason is when your teacher is talking you don’t speak over the top of them.Don’t annoy anyone when they are trying to work.

Those are my 3 reasons why you should not be disruptive in learning time.

By Carys

Here are reasons why I think you should not be rude in class.

My first reason is that you shouldn’t be disruptive in class when the teacher is talking because it is rude to talk  when you should  really be listening, so the teacher doesn’t have to repeat the information again.

Another reason is in class  you should  get on with your work so if you are  finish your work 
and if it is writing and it is  enough work but you  haven’t explained your ideas  and you don’t  know how to ask so you know.

My last reason is in class make appropriate choice ,Then the people around you will do  the same.If they are still being distracting it is not fair because you are missing out on all the fun activities  and learning.

Thats why I think you should not be rude in learning time. 

By Samantha

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Gala News

News from Alysha, Zac, Johanri and Steph...

                   My first week back at school...
     I enjoyed my first day back at school because 
it was really fun.It was fun because we got to meet 
our teacher Mrs Notley and our student teacher Mrs
Bingham. We also played fun games like king ball and 
a few maths games. We got to do some art and that was 
fun because I like art. For art we completed an ‘All about me’ poster and for that we had to fill in lots of information about ourselves.
By Alysha 

By Stephanie

When I first started school in Room 5 I was a bit nervous but excited to start school, I didn't know a lot of people I only knew my friends Fiona, Johanri, Tayla and Crosbie.
When I got there I thought how bad could it possibly be.I was sad because my friend Lily wasn't in my class. I was lucky because at least she's next door to me.
When the music went I quickly ran into my class screaming for a good day. On the first day of school we did a t-shirt but it was an all about me t-shirt.It had questions like our age, family, favourite food, sports, tv programmes, colour and then we had to colour it all in nice colours. Mine was red with green spots. In the afternoon we played squishy balls we had 9 balls and we had to throw it to someone and say their name and keep on throwing it to them. When we first tried, it was a disaster and then we kept on trying and it got better.
On Day two after the roll in the morning we started doing writing borders we had a big blue piece of paper and we needed a ruler, pencil/pen and we had to draw an a4 square to make our writing fit in the middle then once we did that we had to make a border. It had to be colourful and that was day two.

This was my two great days in room 5.


                        MY FIRST WEEK AT SCHOOL      
In my first week at school with Mrs Notley it was great because I liked playing King Ball with the Kereru team. On Tuesday most of us finished our all about me posters. When we finished our all about me poster we started
to make our writing borders that we have to color in.

By Zac

2014 a fresh start
Week 1
When I first started in room five I was nervous I had never had anyone in room five in my class ever before. But at least I had 2 very nice friends in my class Hannah and Carys, so I thought how bad could it be? When I first got there a lot of my friends started sourunding me I thought I was going to miss them but I will at least see them at morning tea and lunch. So when the music went I got a chair and sat on the mat because I strained a muscle. The first thing we did is the roll because we had to learn how to do it Mrs Notley's way.Then we had a sharing circle but first we had to say our names. Next we started our self portraits, first we had to get an all about me t-shirt and it had questions like our favorite foods, age, family members, then we had to colour it in. After that we had to draw our face and stick it on the top of our t-shirts then make a speech bubble and colour it in but first we had to put 1 reading goal, 1 writing goal and one maths goal then colour it in is well.

Once we did the roll we played a game called squishy balls. It is where you have 9 squishy balls and you need to pick 1 person and keep throwing to that person it sounds easy but is not at all. Then we made our writing borders. We had to get an a4 piece of paper and put it on the blue piece of paper and draw it then draw our name and then decorate it. It took a long time but they turned out to be quite cool. We also enjoyed playing king ball with room 6,7 and 8. We had a very great day and can't wait for another one.

By Johanri

Monday, 10 February 2014

Week One

Where did that week go?? We have been such busy bees and the time has flown by without us even noticing! We have now finished our self portraits/goals and writing borders. If you have time parents, please stop by to see our cool work. We are currently finishing our holiday writing pieces to add to our borders. 

We were put into teams A & B for sports this week and we also used these teams to participate in our first team building activity... The Plank! Below we have attached some photos of us completing this activity (it is NOT as easy at it looks!).

Homework goes home on a Monday and is due back in on a Friday. 
At the moment we are waiting for Fonterra milk forms to come back in. We start drinking milk again from next week. If your child has not given you this form could you please check their bags.

Every week we will share about our learning so please check in on us and leave feedback or comments for us as this makes us super happy!

Look forward to meeting all of my lovely families.

Mel Notley

 First impressions can be so deceiving...
 Oh no!!!
 This is our lovely student teacher Grace Bingham. She is with us for three weeks in term 1 and then seven weeks in term 3.
 Best behavior...
Not so much of the best behavior...