Sunday, 23 July 2017

Term 3 reminders!

Cross Country (Week 4, Wednesday 16th August) 

Bring spare clothes (shoes are your choice) on the 'T' days - Tuesday's and Thursday's. We are heading to Boyd Park to start our Cross Country preparation.

Speeches (Week 7) 

Throughout this term, we will be writing and performing speeches.  Below are a variety of topics to get you thinking about what you would like to speak to the class about - you are able to choose any of these topics or any topic of which you are confident speaking about for your first speech.  
  • Explain a cultural festival or practice of significance to you that others may not know about or appreciate.
  • If I ruled the world...
  • If I was a parent the ground rules I would make are...
  • My secret life as a hero...
  • Why do we have day and night time?
  • How come the earth goes round and round?
  • What are stars?
  • Why is a dog often called 'Man's best friend'?
  • It is better to be a kid than an adult
  • It is better to be an adult than a kid
  • If I was born a hundred years ago, I ...
  • How to procrastinate like a professional - ten top tips
  • The top 3 strangest hobbies
  • Why junk food is good for you
  • Why lying well can be useful

Here are some helpful links to get you thinking!

Possible speech topics                                     More speech topics

                                Tips on how to write a good speech

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Term 3 Catch-up

Room 4 has been super busy this term! We haven't even had time to keep you up to date with our learning journey.
So here's a quick catch-up on what you've missed so far...

Chapter Chat! 
This time the book is called Ms. Bixby's last day! Follow us on Twitter to see what we've been tweeting --> @SASRoom4

The whole senior school (Rooms 9,10,13,4,3,2 and 1) have been doing Jump Jam in the mornings to energise and wake ourselves up, so we're ready to start the day fresh! 


Sailor the Puffer Fish 
This term we had Sailor the Puffer Fish come into School to do a show about asthma. He talked to us about what asthma is and what causes it. We also learnt what to do if someone was to have an asthma attack. 

Zero Waste Education
This term we had Ms. B in from Zero Waste and we learnt about recycling and the benefits it has on our environment and the planet! We studied the life of a can and even how long it takes for different things to break down. 

Making cards to say thanks
Room 4, once again were super card creators!! We made cards to say a massive THANK YOU to those amazing people in our school who help us in all areas of our learning! You are all amazing! 

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

STEM Challenge

This week Room 4 have been learning about STEM or STEAM (which is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) they are tasks that involve problem-solving, working as a team, creative and critical thinking skills and lots of out of the box thinking.

Our first STEM challenge was the great paper chain challenge. We had one piece of a2 paper, a pair of scissors and a glue stick and we had to make the longest chain possible in 20 minutes!

Our winning team with the longest chain was... TONI and JESS! Their strategy was long thin bits of paper to make links that went the distance.

Here are some photos from the challenge.

We then wondered how long our chain would be if we linked them all together. It was in fact extremely long measuring in at 62m, with a whopping 300 links! It stretched from the bottom of the library ramp all the way to the spiral outside Room 7!!!! 

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

The Clever Card Creators!

This week Room 4 were given the task to research, design and create their own card, for whoever they wanted and however they wanted. The only rule was they had to do it all themselves. This was the criteria we co-constructed before we started.

We had people making clever pop-up easter cards

We had cards with hand-drawn designed with springs behind them to make them pop!      ----------->

There were messages crafted from glitter and glue.


We had people thinking critically and carefully about what their receiver would like and enjoy in a card. ----->

Here is a sneak peak at some of them... who knows maybe you'll be receiving a handmade card soon.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

The Writing Kit

This term Room 4 have been participating in the GET NEW ZEALAND WRITING CLASSROOM EXCHANGE through Warehouse stationery. We were paired up with a class who were the same year level as us but were different to us in some way. This means they might have a bigger or smaller school role, they might be a country or city school they might even have 3 teachers instead of 1.
From Warehouse stationary, we received 32 postcards to write a metaphor about ourselves and a class information poster to fill in. We also had to colour in the backs of our postcards because when they were correctly put together they created a poster with a message.

This is our class information sheet and the backs of our postcards when they were put together.

On the other side of the postcards, we wrote our metaphor about ourselves. This is what they turned out like!

Monday, 27 March 2017


Today was our 2nd scheduled tuakana-teina sessions with our buddy class, Room 7! We gathered in Room 7 and talked about different ways to greet each other in Maori and other languages from around the world. Room 7 then shared with us their poem (The Maori colour's song) and we sang along with them.

Room 4 then took their younger buddy outside to teach them a sports skill they knew. Our skill set ranged from roly-polies and cartwheels, shooting hoops, making a good tackle with the tackling bag and lots more! (we're a very talented bunch)

Heres some photos from our sports skills session this afternoon.

Saturday, 18 March 2017

🏈 😃 🏃 Rippa Rugby with Bill 🏈 😃 🏃

Our reflective statements on our Rippa Rugby Lesson with Bill!

I liked learning new things and Rippa is my favorite sport- Jess. B

I liked getting a goal!- Riley

I liked it because it was fun!

I loved getting a try! I didn't like not versing all the teams and my tags kept falling off!- Anna. W

I like the game because I like ripping the tags off the other team.

I like rippa rugby because I like going out for sport and playing rippa rugby. - Teia

It was fun. So much fun.- Calauz

I liked the games because i love rippa rugby!- Trevor

When we got to have a fair game of rippa rugby, that was the best.- Leigha

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Holes Chapter Chat

Room 4 have been reading the book Holes. Our class and Room 13 are participating in a chapter chat, this is where we read a set amount of chapters each week then on a Friday we answer questions about the book. There are over 50 Year 5/6 classes involved in this chapter chat. We get to share our work and answer questions using our class twitter account.
We're learning how to be sensible and appropriate tweeters and how to upload our work to twitter.