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.

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Room 4 2017 welcome,

Kia ora, Hola, Bonjour, Hello! 

I am Miss Malone (aka Miss M) and I'm so excited to be teaching in Room 4 this year. 

2017 is going to be loaded with fun-filled learning experiences, challenges and successes. Room 4 have already hit the ground running this year and are beginning to prove that they are ready to step up in becoming responsible Room 4 students. 

This term our focus is being a collaborative, supportive learning group that we can all succeed in. I cannot wait to see where the year takes us. 

Stay tuned, photos of our amazing class are soon to follow...

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Room 4 Movies

Here are the final movies from Room 4. To make these we wrote scripts, drew storyboards, filmed, and then edited.

The Outbreak

The Bloody Detectives
Case Z Trailer

Case Z

Girl Cops

The Deal

Sunday, 20 November 2016

100 word Challenge Week 6

Here is the 100 word challenge for this week. The students needed to write a story using the words: however, gingerly, discovered, remarkable, yellow. Have a look at what they came up with!

Sunday, 13 November 2016

100 Word Challenge Week 5

Here is Week 5's 100 word challenge. The prompt was "...but where were they going?". Room 4 came up with some very interesting stories for this prompt!

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

An apology to parents.....

....for the torture your ears are about to receive.

Today in Room 4 we made a chicken in a cup. This involves using a plastic cup, string and a skewer to create a noise machine that can get quite loud! Tomorrow we are investigating our own changes to the contraption to see what might change in the sound - for example, what happens if we make the string longer? What happens if we use a different size cup?

We learnt a couple of weeks ago that sound is made from vibrations. So what is vibrating in the cup and why on earth is it so loud! Check out some photos of the construction process and a video of the finished product being used!


Thursday, 13 October 2016

Week 1's 100 Word Challenge

Here are the stories for this week's challenge. Leave a comment saying whose you liked the best!