Friday, 27 July 2018

Visit from the Auckland Museum

We were very lucky to get a visit from the volcano experts from the Auckland Museum. They came to our school to talk to us about volcanoes. It was excellent timing because our inquiry this term was focussed on natural disasters so we were able to share our current learning with them as well as find out some awesome facts. We also practised packing our own emergency survival packs.

Some of the things that we discussed included:
- Identifying the volcanoes that were close to Panmure (Panmure Basin).
- The different types of volcanic eruptions.
- The rocks that are formed from the different types of volcanic eruptions.

Thursday, 5 July 2018

Ako Day at Tamaki Primary - Tuarangi 'Outer Space'

Room 5 sharing their learning about outer space with their peers at school. Check out our rockets made out of recycled materials! Can you guess what it is?

 Mohokoi and Alyanna - Room 5's Sun experts.

 Joshua, Carlosi and Taynah ready to share everything they learnt about rockets and space travel.

 Kikorangi - our class host.

 Rakel and Ana sharing their learning about planet Earth and the Moon.

 Tisharn and Kingston sharing their knowledge about magnetic fields.

 Carlosi with our model rockets.

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Shared Writing with Mrs. Kelly

Room 5 were lucky to have Mrs. Kelly aka our school principal come into our class for a shared writing lesson. We were learning how to use adjectives in our recount writing.







Thursday, 22 February 2018

First Music Lesson

First Music Lesson

What is music?

  • Sound! 
Music is sound.

WALT: Turning sound into music.
The first thing that we need to look at:
  • Beat
A beat is a steady pulse. 
  • Rhythm
A rhythm is a pattern of sound.
We compared the rhythm of our heartbeats. When it beats steadily, fast and slow.

Games we played:
  • Pass the beat around.
It was important to ensure that this was done in time.
Aim: To keep the beat going.

  • The Danger Pattern
Aim: To repeat beat back except when a danger pattern is involved.

Friday, 16 February 2018


Our First Taekwondo Class

Room 5 had their first lesson on Teakwondo today. We learnt that Taekwondo is a form of self defence martial art that was invented by a General in the Korean Army during the 1950's. The General already had a black belt in the martial art Karate at the time that he invented Taekwondo. 
 As well as self defence Taekwondo also teaches you: 
Today we learnt about punch switches, distraction and defending ourselves when someone grabs us by our wrist. 

Friday, 9 February 2018

Cybersmart Week 1

Room 5 Began Their Training To Become 

'Cyber Ninjas'


 Room 5 had their first Cybersmart lesson with Ms. Grant. We covered a huge amount in a short time and built some good foundations from which to begin our cyber journey. 

          What did we learn?

  • We learnt how to log in and out.
  • How to access our emails.
  • How to open Google Drive.
  • How to create a new Google Doc. 
  • How to add titles and save our work in correct folders.
  • How to bookmark.
  • Keyboard shortcuts for bookmarks/capitals/ opening and closing new tabs.

Friday, 2 February 2018

Orientation Week

Getting To Know Each Other

As part of Room 5's first week at school we have been trying to get to know each other a little better. One of the things that helped was the class creating and then sharing their 'All About Me' posters. Students were encouraged to share a variety of  interesting facts about themselves with the rest of the class. We also used these to play our own version of 'Guess Who.' To do this we read out the facts on the poster and the class tried to guess whose it was based on the information. This was a lot of fun and a good way to get to know each other a little better. 

Check out some of the students sharing their work below.

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Number Facts

Number Facts Week 1

We wanted to see how much we could remember about numbers. We named as many facts as we could on each number. We also used our prior knowledge of addition, subtraction and place value to show how many different ways we could reach that number. 

Friday, 15 December 2017

Christmas Wishes

Christmas Wishes From Room 5 2017

2017 has been a great year. Room 5 would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas!