Thursday, 6 July 2017

Science Fair

Today Room 3 opened the doors to our amazing Science Fair and showcased our incredible animal creations. 

It was fantastic to have so many excited visitors come through and ask in-depth questions that challenged our knowledge of our animals. We were blown away by the questioning of some of the junior classes, and were particularly excited to show around our family members. 

A huge thank you to all the visitors who came in and admired our animals today. It really was fantastic to see so many classes, teachers, parents, caregivers and other family members. 

Check out some of the photos from our Science Fair today.

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Room 3 Science Fair

This terms inquiry has nearly come to a end and Room 3 are wanting to showcase our amazing creations.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Winter and Stanley Olympics

The 2017 Stanley Avenue School Winter Olympics Team was announced at the beginning of this term. They have all been flat out training for their nominated sports, improving their fitness and selling chocolate bars!

You can support their fundraising efforts by purchasing chocolate bars directly from a Winter Olympics Team Member, or by purchasing a lunch item from school on Thursdays. Each Thursday this term will be a hot meal option - which is advertised the week before. Please get your orders in by Wednesday to allow for ease of food preparation, and to make sure you don't miss out. The food on sale for Week 8 is American Hot Dogs!

While the Winter Olympics Team is off busy preparing their Chant, learning about Teamwork and practising their sports the rest of Rooms 1, 2 and 3 are busy preparing for the very exciting Stanley Olympics. Over the past few weeks it has been fantastic to see the teamwork developing, as everyone looks to prepare their team for our action packed week!

Check out some of the photos of our fun team building activities...

Tuesday, 30 May 2017


This term Room 3 is busy learning all about animals and their adaptations.

As part of our learning we have been carrying out experiments to understand why animals have the adaptations that they do.

We have looked at some of the different ways animals keep warm, and currently have an experiment underway testing how successful wool, blubber and skin are at insulating animals.

Why birds have the beaks they do has also been an experimental focus for us. Here are a sample of pictures of us using a range of tools to represent different 'beaks' and see how successful they are at 'eating' a range of ingredients.

Keep an eye out over the coming weeks as we continue to learn more about animals adaptations and work towards creating our own animals!

Zebong - Storyteller

Stanley Avenue was lucky to have a guest storyteller come and visit us on Friday to round off our amazing Book Fair Week celebration.

Zebong is very talented and humorous storyteller who kept us all entertained with his story of 'John and his magic ukulele'.

Check out some of the pictures that captured our fun!

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Welcome Back - Fire Alarms

Welcome back to Room 3 for what is shaping up to be a very exciting Term 2!

The term got off to a buzzing start - with the fire alarm going off first thing Monday morning, before the first bell had even gone. A big thank you to all the Room 3 students and parents who showed amazing leadership and initiative upon hearing the alarm. It was great to see so many of you going and helping the younger students, taking them out to the back field, and helping them find their class and teacher.

A reminder to all - If you hear the school alarm ringing continuously, this is a fire alarm. It is not a drill, and needs to be treated seriously. Our meeting point when at school is out on our back field, which is where all classrooms will assemble. When the alarm is ringing continuously you do not go into classrooms, or go looking for anyone. Teachers will clear their allocated areas and assemble students on the back field.

Please - if you are on the school grounds at any time (no matter if you are a student, parent, grandparent, whanau member, community member or any other visitor) and you hear the fire alarm ringing continuously go calmly and sensibly to the back field. Once on the back field line up in your classes and wait patiently for the class roll call.

Thank you so very much for your support and assistance with this.

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Procedural Writing

Over the past few weeks we have been learning about Procedural (Instructional) Writing. We started off by creating our Camp Dinner Recipes (Year 7's) and writing recipes that we are comfortable making (Year 6's). From this we realised that when you write recipes you need to make sure that you, firstly need to include the recipes, secondly be very specific with amounts and describing what you want to do with the method.

We then went on to creating instructions for our partner to successfully navigate an obstacle course blindfolded, and to create a creation of our own imagination. The level of success varied but it was a lot of fun and we all saw how important it was to include every detail, and make sure that all the instructions were sequenced carefully.

Finally we have finished up by writing our own Procedural Writing piece about a skill we are good at. We have attached a video clip of us talking through this skill to go with our written piece. You will be able to read our pieces and watch our clips from the end of this week in the School Office on our Foyer Display.

For now however check out a couple of our procedural writing pieces.

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Today you will be making pancakes for a meal you will want more of.
¼ cup of sugar.                  1 pan
¾ cup of milk.                    Some oil
1 cup of flour

First you will get your bowl and crack the egg into the bowl. Then get your sugar out and get ¼ cup and full it with sugar. Then pour the sugar in the bowl. Then get the ¾ cup of milk and tip it in the bowl. Then give it a mix till it is thick. Then add the 1 cup of flour mix till thick.

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Today we are going to make a little paper cup.

Paper any size

1.Get your peace of paper and fold the top right corner and bring it down so both sides meet there should be a little bit of paper at the bottom to cut..Cut the spare bit of paper off the bottom.
3.Keep the paper folded like a triangle and  fold the two bottom corners so they are over each other.
4. Fold both of the pointy bits at the top down to the end of the corner and on the other side fold the point down in line with the other.
5. Put your finger in the middle of the top point and lightly squeeze the sides to make it wider in side.

And there you have it a quick and easy cup.  
P.S. It does not stand by itself.  

Moto skills

So you wanna feel the thrill? Well let’s get started, today I’ll be showing you how to ride a motorbike.

Covered shoes

Position yourself on the motorbike and push it onto the grass.
Turn your choke on (you will find this in the engine) and pull the kickstart out.
Place your right foot on the kickstart and give it a big push.
Leave the choke running for about thirty seconds.
Remember keep revving it every five seconds.
Now at this point turn the choke off.
Hold the clutch in and put your left heel onto the left peg,
and flick the gear shifter with your toes all the way down.
Twist the throttle and release the clutch out.
So it’s like an opposite effect,and lean forward.

Remember this is one of the hardest things to do for a beginner, so keep trying to master the clutch and throttle. Remember to be careful.

How to ride a dirt bike

By the end of the day you should know how to ride a dirt bike.

You are going to need a dirt bike and a open space to ride the dirt bike.

1.First we will learn how to use the clutch. So the first thing you are going to do is pull the clutch in and put it into gear (you will find the clutch on the handlebars). Then give it some gas (twist the handlebar to rev the bike) and slowly let the clutch out, when it starts to die give it more gas then let it out fully.
2. Now you are moving let's get onto the gear shifts. First pull the clutch in and take off the gas and pull the gear changer up with your foot. Then let the clutch out and give it the gas.

3. Now we are going to get good with balance on the bike. First stand up and get the feel of the bike. Lean the opposite to the object that the bike is going to hit, for example a rock.

Now you have the basics and the skills for how to ride a dirt bike. Enjoy practising.

By Jayden