Monday, March 12, 2018

Bridge art!

After we learnt about bridges yesterday, today we made some art with the theme of bridges.
We used dye to make a beautiful sunset background. 
We made connections to art lessons we did earlier in the term where we talked about warm and cool colours. 

After our backgrounds had dried over morning tea time, we used black paint to paint on our bridge design. We had to choose from one of the types of bridges we learnt about yesterday.

Here is our artwork.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

WAL about different kinds of bridges!

Today we learnt about different kinds of bridges. 
We used dry pasta to help us make models of some of the different kinds of bridges we learnt about.

We learnt about...

Swing bridges

Beam bridges

Arch bridges

Suspension bridges

Cable-stay bridges

 Truss bridges

Friday, March 9, 2018

Inquiry - what do we know about our area?

Our inquiry topic for this term is about the history of our place, which is Panmure.

This week we started looking into the history of Panmure, and the significance and history of some of the landmarks in Panmure.

First we learnt about Panmure.

View the original on Timote's blog - click here.

Then we talked about the Dunkirk Reserve. 

Did you know that there is a real place called Dunkirk, which the Panmure Dunkirk is named after?

View the original on Syraiah-Lee's blog - click here.

Then we learnt about the four street names that surround Tamaki Primary School; Alamein, Tobruk, Tripoli and Benghazi. 

Did you know these are named after real places as well? 
Read the students work below to find out more!

View the original on Dwyane's blog - click here.

View the original on Havea's blog - click here.

View the original on Timote's blog - click here.

View the original on Lily's blog - click here.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

What do we remember about recounts?

Today we talked about recounts, we had to try and remember what goes in a recount.
Here is what we came up with as a class.

Next we watched a video (Link to the video) and we wrote a recount about it as a class.

Who: the little girl, Annabelle
What: she was happy, she broke her camera, threw in the bin, camera came to life, made a photo of the girl
Where: small town, Mexico
How/Why: she slipped off the pole and dropped the camera
When: sunny day, broke it in the morning, camera picture - afternoon

One sunny day
Picture of a balloon then it popped
Smiling with white teeth
Only Favourite camera

One sunny day Annabelle strolled around her small town, taking pictures of the many beautiful things. Click. Click. Click. She aimed her camera at a light red balloon and it popped just as she hit the shutter button. She smiled with white teeth as the sun rose high in the sky.

Hand slipped off the pole
Swinging, run up to
Fell on her butt,
Big eyes
Camera lense popped out
Laughing - hehe
She sighed
Cuddled the camera, threw it in the bin

She jogged around the town centre, swung around the lamp post giggling and suddenly… KABOOM! Her big eyes opened as she realised she was lying on the ground. Her elbow was scratched and beginning to bleed. Her favourite camera, which she nicknamed Camey was broken next to her on the cobblestones. She sighed deeply. She picked up Camey and cuddled him to her chest, then he fell to the bottom of the bin.

Girl walked up the stairs crying
Shake the bin
Shut his ears,
Click shutter
Pants fell down
Went into garbage
Photo came out of his mouth
Flicked to her foot
She threw it away
Closed the door
Has an idea

Annabelle climbed the stairs with tears coming down her face. The bin began shaking, Camey was alive! He tried to get out of the bin, but it ended up tipping over. He crawled out and searched for Annabelle. She was at the top of the stairs, her back to him.  Camey rushed to the stairs and ah! His ears flung open. He pushed his plastic ears closed and kept running. She was almost gone! He pushed down on his shutter button and oh no, not again, his plastic pants fell down. He pulled them up quickly and kept sprinting. A polaroid ejected out of his mouth and he flicked it towards Annabelle. It slipped silently under her foot, but the movement caught her eye. She bent down, picked it up, and slowly let it drop from her hand. She closed the front door behind her and Camey was left outside feeling lonely.

Girl crying, looked up
Smile, laugh
Camey smiled
Button nose

Camey looked down at the disgarded photo; he had an idea. Click, click, click. Photo after photo after photo. He arranged them on the wall in a portrait made with love. Annabelle rested her head on her arms, thinking about her favourite camera ever. Something brushed her arm, she looked up and gasped. A 18m tall portrait of her profile covered the wall of the apartment opposite. She felt surprised and happy. How had this happened? Who had made this gift for her? Then she noticed. Her favourite camera, Camey! How had he gotten up here?!?! She embraced Camey and her smile returned.

She prepared for their next adventure; she picked up Camey, bought a new repair kit and set off for the forest. She wondered to herself, ‘what magical portrait he would come up with next..’

Thursday, February 1, 2018

The Treaty of Waitangi

Today we learnt about the Treaty of Waitangi.

Here is what we learnt.

Please share with us below in the comments what you have learnt from our video!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

End of term 4!

Today we celebrated winning Kiwi-Can for this term!

Thanks Miss Lily for our pizza!

We have all worked very hard this year, and moved up lots of levels in our learning!

3 students were celebrated at whole school prizegiving
Hevani - school value award
Paula - most improved award
Lydia - academic excellence award

However the teachers thought we all deserved an award.

From Miss Ashley - I am so proud of you all, have a great holiday!