Thursday, July 27, 2017

Term 3 Already!

We are so happy to be back at school again!

Our concept this term is Taonga Aotearoa. We will be learning about the environment and about how our country is a treasure.

This week we have been thinking about things that makes the world amazing! We wrote some reasons why we love the Earth and are excited to see them up on the wall!

Have a look :)

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Humungous Whales!

This week Room 12 watched an amazing video of a whale swimming beside a boat! 

We wrote stories pretending that we were on the boat. We thought we would feel awestruck!

This is the video we watched Video of Whale

Have a look at our amazing writing! 

I was going fishing. I saw a humungous whale. The whale was following the boat. It was white like a cloud. The whale was blue like the sky. The whale was doing a flip. The whale was happy. It was humungous. I felt over the moon. The whale was splashing.
By Tewila

I was happy. I liked it. My family was so happy too. My sister and me and my brother were happy. The whale was blue.
By Sarah

The sun was glistening on the water like crystals. The boat was wobbling like there was an earthquake. Then I saw a slimy, grey back. It was a gigantic, blue whale. It jumped. Its tail was the size of three yellow buses. I was awestruck. “Now that’s incredible.”
By Shaan

The sun was glistening on the water like diamonds. I was awestruck. It was the biggest whale in the whole world. It was incredible. The whale was blue and white.
By Shiv

I went with my family to see a humungous whale. The water looks like a spa. The waves are moving and the colour is light blue. The whale is bigger than the boat. His tail is big too.
By Cornellius

The sun was glistening on the water like diamonds. The water looked like blue sky. The people were awestruck because the whale was humungous. The people had not seen a whale in their life.
By Prisha

We went to the beach. We saw a boat. We went to get the map. We got into the boat. We saw a whale. The whale was humungous. I was awestruck because I had never seen one before.
By Rheeya

I was getting on the boat. I went into the deeper water. Then I saw a whale. I was awestruck to see the whale. Then I saw a whole family of whales. They were as pink as a pig.
By Ailey

A shadow appeared under the water… and then a blue whale that was gigantic like the titanic. I was so awestruck because I have never seen a blue whale before. I felt over the moon. The whale was blue and white. When the blue whale passed, it made little waves go past. The whale spat water at me.
By Samuel

One day I went with my dad. We went fishing for a whale.
By Hunter

The sun was shining in my eyes. The humungous whale was going in the water. They were nervous. It got dark and then white. It was blue like the water. I could not see it. I have never seen one so big and humungous.
By Carson

The sun was glistening like a diamond. The whale was humungous and is greay but it is cool. I was awestruck. My mum liked the humungous whale.
By Nitika

The sun was glistening on the water like diamonds. The boat went up and down. I was on the boat and I saw a humungous whale beside the boat. The colour of the whale. The whale was diving. The humungous whale was the biggest whale in the whole world. The whale was bigger than the boat. The boat was going towards the humungous whale. It was incredible because he could blow up water.
By Tauheed

I went on the boat and I saw a humungous whale. I said, “hi!” I was awestruck. My mum and dad and my brother were awestruck and the fishing man was not awestruck. The boat was wobbling like an earthquake.
By Envee

The sun was glistening on the water. The water was blue and the sun made the water sparkly. The whale went down in the water. I had fun looking at the whale. I liked the whale. It was fun.
By Joeleen

I saw a humungous blue whale. It was as blue as the sea. It splashed a humungous splash of water. We were soaking wet. We quickly dried off. We went back again. Then we went fishing and we saw it again. It got bigger everyday.
By Angel

I saw a whale. It was humungous and big. I liked it and we were surprised. The whale was blue. We were wet because the whale was big.
By Manaia

The sun was glistening in the water like diamonds in the sea. I like whales and the whale was small like an egg.
By Nevaeh

The sun was glistening on the water like diamonds. The blue whale was gigantic. It was as big as a war boat. It’s tail was the size of three yellow buses. The whale’s colour was blue.

By Aarav

Monday, May 29, 2017

Pink Shirt Day

On Friday it was Pink Shirt Day. Pink Shirt Day is a day that is all about stopping bullying and encouraging kindness.

We made a video sharing ways we can be kind and make our school an amazing place! We hope you like it


Sunday, May 7, 2017

Welcome to Term 2!

We are so excited about this terms concept "We are all Scientists!"

We have spent a lot of time talking about what a scientist is, what they do and what they have or use. We know that ANYBODY can be a scientist.

We have done 2 experiments already!

The first experiment we did was seeing what happened when we mixed baking soda and vinegar.

Some of our predictions were that it would explode, it would make bubbles and that it would blow up!

So far we are loving being scientists!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Happy Easter From Room 12

This week we have had some fun to celebrate the upcoming Easter Holidays. We went on an Easter Hunt with the awesome Room 5.
We had to find clues around the school that lead us to a box of treasure! It was so much fun!

After our Treasure Hunt we used our cool new pencils to write about the fun we had. Tewila, Nevaeh and Tauheed worked so hard that they went and showed their writing to Mr and Mrs Barratt! They thought their writing was AMAZING! 

This is Nevaeh's story.

This is Tauheed's story.

This is Tewila's story.

 We hope you have a wonderful holiday and can't wait to see you back at school on the 1st of May for Term 2 🐇🐇🐇

Wairua Tapu

We love singing in Room 12! 
We also love when we get to learn with Room 5 and Room 11.

This is a video of us singing a beautiful waiata with them. It is called Wairua Tapu. We hope you like it :) 


Sunday, April 9, 2017


We have been learning about 2D and 3D shapes. We made some shapes out of playdough and toothpicks!

We also made some awesome shape monsters using 2D shapes. We think they're pretty cool! Leave us a comment and let us know what you think of our monsters!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Our Floating Boats!

We have been learning to write a recount. Today we wrote a recount as a class about making our boats. We were so excited that almost all of them floated! The best part is we had so much fun working together and learning from each other!

Our Boats
This week Room 12 made boats with a buddy because we have been learning about working together.
First we made a plan. We drew our boat and we wrote down what we needed to make it.
The next day we made the boats. It was hard to make the boats.

The materials we used were bubble wrap, tinfoil, straws, cups, paper, sellotape and red material.

On the third day we tried to test our boats to see if they float or sink! We went to the pool with our boats. Then we got changed and got in the pool. The water was chilly!

We put the boats in the pool and let them float. Most of the boats floated, but some of them sank!

Lastly, we had to make sure we took all the bits of boat that sank out of the pool. It was so much fun making boats and taking them to the pool. We loved making boats!

Written by Room 12

                        We were so nervous to put them in the water!

It's floating!! Mahi pai Angel and Cornellius!