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.

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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

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Ripper Rugby Session

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Yesterday we were lucky to have Bill come into school and take us for a Ripper Rugby skills session. We had a wonderful time practising our passing, catching and team work skills. Check out our pictures from throughout our session.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Tuakana Teina

Today we had our first Tuakana Teina session of the year. This year we are lucky enough to be paired up with the wonderful Room 3.

We enjoyed getting to know our buddies - asking them a number of questions all about themselves, and sharing some time quietly reading together. Everyone has learnt a lot of new names and it was lovely to see all the connections being made.

To finish off our session together we went out to teach our buddies a new game. It is lots of fun and easy to play, so make sure to ask a Room 3 student to teach it to you!

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Welcome To Room 3, 2017

Here in Room 3 we have 'hit the ground running' and got straight into a busy year of learning. We have been focussing on creating a Safe and Engaging Learning Environment that we can all thrive within, and becoming effective Team Members.

Already there is a fantastic feel of friendship, support and fun within the classroom, and I cannot wait for the rest of the year with such an amazing team.

Check out some of our photos from our first day...

Thursday, 1 December 2016

This week we did a science experiment where we got into groups and filled ⅔ of a balloon with water then put it in the freezer for 2 nights. When we got our balloons we examined it and observed it. Afterwards we peeled the balloon off the ice and sprinkled salt on it then watched it dissolve into the ice. Mrs Rendell then poured food coloring on it and it showed what it did to the ice. After we had some fun and smashed the ice into millions of pieces. My group (Xanda’s) learnt how salt melts ice and Noah A’s group learnt how the inside of the ice cracks when you sprinkle salt on the ice. Written by Xanda and Noah A

Friday, 18 November 2016


On friday 11th of November, Room 3 did a flowers experiment. We got into groups and each group got a cup, a flower, little of water and food colouring. The flowers’ petals changed into the colour of the food colouring. We could then see how the water travels up the stalk and into the petals. I found it interesting to see, and the flowers are on our window sill, they look odd.
Written by Rikki, Room 3