Friday, 20 November 2020

Tea Party Time!

 To celebrate our success in swimming (we had the largest number of students organised to swim), we won a lunchtime prize. After some discussion, we had some different ideas about how to spend our lunchtime, so we split into two groups. The first group had their celebration today; cupcake decorating.


We experimented with different nozzles, piping bags and decorations. It was great fun, if a little messy!


We have all certainly learnt a little about decorating - sometimes less is more! But it was lovely to have the opportunity to spend a lunchtime together having a giggle, before we farewell our year eights at the end of the term.



Wednesday, 11 November 2020

Ruby Finds A Worry

Have you ever felt worried? You might feel stressed about a test, anxious about going to a new school or worried about speaking in front of an audience. But everyone feels worried sometimes, from your little sister to your grandpa, everyone get's worried about something.

After a particularly worrying year, Room 4 wanted to create a film festival movie to show you what to do when you are feeling anxious. We found the book Ruby Finds a Worry by Tom Percival and thought it was fantastic! We have used most of this story (although we changed a few parts) for our movie.

I n the story, we meet Ruby who is loving life. Then one day she finds a worry. In our movie we showed these worries as creatures, but they represent worried or anxious thoughts. Ruby's worry started off small, but it got bigger over time... Watch the film below to find out what Ruby did next!


We hope you enjoyed our movie and that you'll remember it the next time you feel worried. Remember to leave us a positive comment!

Sunday, 8 November 2020

Athletics Day

 On Friday we held our annual Pt England School athletics day. It was a wonderful event - the rain held off for us and we all participated in each of the ten events. We have a real mixture of activities, from the traditional events like sprints, shot put, discus and high jump, to volleyball and ski's.

                         

Room four showed our class values of respect and positivity throughout the day. We had a great sense of sportsmanship and most importantly a great day. Thank you to Ms Vaafusuaga and all of the staff that enabled this event to take place!

Wednesday, 4 November 2020

Writing a Quality Blog Comment

Can you believe its almost time for the Film Festival!? This year marks the 13th Manaiakalani Film Festival, where our 12 schools head out to Sylvia Park to watch our movies at the Hoyts Cinema.

To help everyone to prepare, we decided to film a movie about quality blog commenting.  Let's all remember to leave quality blog comments after we watch the amazing movies! To learn how, check out the video below:


Why not practice using these steps by leaving us a positive comment?

Wednesday, 28 October 2020

Last Swimming Lesson

 Today we had our final swimming lesson. It has been an amazing four weeks and we have really enjoyed improving our swimming skills thanks to our amazing instructors at the YMCA Glen Innes Pool.

Tag in the pool


We are currently waiting to find out if we won the swimming contest! Each week team 5 competes to have the most swimmers from each class. We have had all but one or two students swim each week and our whole class have participated in the lessons.

Spending time together during our Room 4 lunchtime

Despite swimming at our lunchtime, we have all had a positive attitude and we've enjoyed spending this time as a class. 

Friday, 23 October 2020

Origami

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Task Description: So today while the year 8s went to tech my rotation group make origami's. Above here you can see I made an origami heart. We made origami to fill in for Te Reo, because our te reo teachers were away. Overall I thought this was a super fun task to finish, and hope to make another some time. 

Maybe you can try make a heart Origami by using this video.

Link to the video.

 

Monday, 19 October 2020

Niue Language Week!

Fakaalofa lahi atu and welcome to Niue Language Week! This week we are learning facts about Niue. Check out Janes facts below: