Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Easter Learning Journey - Day 1

Today we have started the Easter Learning Journey (thanks to the summer learning journey team 2017). This learning journey is all about places around New Zealand.

Task one was to describe an important belonging that you would take on holiday - let's see what Tatia wrote:

I'd take the Bible with me because there are several things you could read about well going on holiday, and is very light to carry around. As well as being very easy to carry the bible has many things to study about and is an important thing to me.

Task two was to find three interesting facts about New Zealand wildlife. This is what Laolao came up with:

My 3 interesting facts about some of New Zealand's native birds.

The cheerful and frisky kea is one of the most intelligent birds in the world and would gladly attack a sheep by standing on its back and shredding their skin.

The beautiful tui is famous for it's out standing singing and white gorgeous parsons collar on their necks like a pom pom

The adorable weka is a flightless bird that has a affection for shiny and beautiful objects.

Thursday, 26 March 2020

Keeping Healthy in Lockdown

Check out Luisa's tips on how to maintain each aspect of your health while we are in lockdown:

Tuesday, 24 March 2020

If Bradley won a million dollars....

For his writing task this week (in lockdown) Bradley had to answer the following question:

What I would do with a million dollars?

Firstly I’ll spend some money to buy a house for my family and I’ll buy my family a new car.

Secondly, I’ll consider using some money and give it to the charity to help the people who are risking their lives, and I’ll give some money to the homeless so they can buy some food, and get new things.

Thirdly, I’ll give some money to my parents so they can buy all the things they want.

Fourth, I’d invest my money, because if you invest your money, it’ll give you more, but you have to wait first, so I’d invest my money.

Fifthly, if I had leftover money, I’d spend some on my ‘Personal Needs’.

Wednesday, 18 March 2020

The Book of the Road

Today Room 4 completed our poem titled 'The Book of the Road' using the template provided by School Kit.

The poem was originally written by Kendrick Smithyman, which is all about a journey and the bulk of the poem is made up of directions from place to place. We used the same format as Smithyman, but we changed the name of the places and roads to those we found on Google maps to get to Richmond.

To view our poem we had to wear special glasses, as it had been written in blue and red overlapping pen. We discussed the fact that this in itself was a metaphor - we have to look closely and interpret the hidden meaning behind a poem. We also had a great time exploring the world with our glasses!

Monday, 16 March 2020

List Poem

Today Room 4 Literacy learnt about list poems. This is such a simple but effective style of poetry - it is essentially a list about a topic.

Kauri's list is about gaming - it tells a bit of a story too!
Amira's list is about climate change

Wednesday, 11 March 2020

This is Just to Say

Today Room 4 literacy had to write a poem using the same format and structure as This is just to say by William Carlos Williams. Check out these poems based on some of the naughty things that we did when we were little!

Tuesday, 10 March 2020

Introducing Room 4!

Room 4 are really looking forward to participating in Tuhi Mai Tuhi Atu again this year. This time we are connecting with Room 8 at Wesley Intermediate and Room 8 at Kaitaia Intermediate. To learn more about us, check out these slides!


Saturday, 7 March 2020

Te Whare Tapa Wha

Room four have been beginning to learn about health and Te Whare Tapa Wha. So far we have discussed the idea of health and the different ways that we can look after our wellbeing. Check out Pauline's image for more information about Te Whare Tapa Wha:


Wednesday, 4 March 2020

Our Visual Mihi

To kick off the term we have been practising our graphic design skills on Hyperstudio. We were asked to make a visual mihi - an image that displays us and some of the things that are important to our identity. Check out Kohatu and Kevin's images. Do you have anything in common with them?

Monday, 2 March 2020


On Friday we were lucky enough to go down to the Pt England reserve for the day. We went with the whole school and our whanau. We were there for the day but had plenty to do - from volleyball, touch, swimming and lots of sport to karaoke!

Check out some of our highlights!