Tuesday, November 11, 2014


In Maths we are learning about probability. We had to decide how good peoples game boards in a multiplication game were. We talked about the probability of each number coming up and then designed our own boards.

Monday, November 3, 2014


We have been practicing our athletics for our Whole School Athletics day. The activities we have been practicing are: long jump, high jump, sprints, discus, softball throw and shot put. 

Here are some photos of us practicing long jump!

3D Shapes

We have been learning about 3D shapes and their properties. We have looked at solid shapes and then had a go at making our own from nets.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Scale Drawings.

Today we created scale drawings. We enlarged a cartoon picture by a scale factor of 2. We had to measure accurately and pay attention to detail!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Cave Paintings!

To start our inquiry topic about communication technology we looked at how cave men communicated through cave paintings. 

We came up with some great ideas for how to use natural elements in our paintings. We also used brown and red paint (clay and mud substitutes) and charcoal pencils. 

Most of us loved getting our hands dirty with the paint!!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Optimist Yachting

Last week we went to Pandora pond in Napier and had a go at Optimist Yachting. We had one of the yachts at school before we went to learn how to rig it and how to sail safely.

It was a great day at the pond and many of us would love to go back and have another go!!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Technology Taster at HNI

On the last week of term Room 3 went to Havelock North Intermediate to have a go at some of their technology options. It was a wonderful experience and a chance for us to see what intermediate is like.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Maths Board Games

We used our maths knowledge to make board games. Each board game needed to pose questions for children to answer about different aspects of maths knowledge. We enjoyed being able to create a track and ways to keep the game exciting.


Jonty chose one of our homework tasks to make up your own theme park ride. There was a great variety of ideas and some amazing rides created. Jonty made a model of his ride, take a look! 

The Tempest

This term we have been working very hard on our production. Every one had a role. If you weren't performing or singing, you had the job of doing artwork and making props. If was a mammoth effort and one we are very proud of! 

Monday, September 8, 2014

Artists Investigations

We have been learning about different art forms and different artists. We chose one artist to find out more about.

We found out about their family life, what kind of art works they made, what materials they use and their motivation for producing art works.

Maths - Algebra

We have been learning to write algebraic equations. We did an activity where we had to make up new paint colours and write the equation of how we mixed them.

Have a look at our examples!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Calendar Art

In Room3 we have looked at one point perspectives for Art. This is where the picture has a point where the picture zooms in and disappears. We looked at some famous Artists who use this technique.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Art Stations

To begin our arts inquiry we experienced some different art types. 

We had a go at doing some abstract painting.....

And some music....

Some different photography techniques...


And some calligraphy. 

Arts Inquiry Introduction

At the very start of our new inquiry Mrs Corbett put art up all over the walls. There was art works from all different types of artists including, the following:
Paintings, drawings, photographs, abstract art, jewellery, garden art, street art, architecture and many more.
We looked at these art works and tried to think what the artist was trying to say and what we thought was their motivation.