Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Benefits of Exercise

Last week the Brazil reading group read an article about the benefits of exercise and made a presentation to show their understanding of the article. 

Thursday, November 9, 2017


The Brazil and Australia reading group read an article entitled, Who knocks down the most trees-humans or elephants? The students made a cause and effect SOLO map on deforestation. 
by: Sobia 

by: Jonathan

by: Prianka 

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Math Strategies

Room 5 explained and gave examples of some of the different math strategies they have learned. 

Place Value 


Rounding and Compensating 

Solving fractions

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Lemon Sharks

Last week the Brazil reading group read about lemon sharks and their ability to regenerate tissue from damage caused by fishing hooks. The Australia reading group researched more interesting facts about lemon sharks and constructed a presentation about lemon sharks. 

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Art Landscape Collage

At the end of last term, Room 5 made an art collage of a landscape using ripped up pieces of construction paper to create the scene. 

Kereru Bird

This week, the France reading group read about the Kereru, a native New Zealand bird. The population of the bird has declined and based on the reading, the France group constructed a poster to bring awareness to the Kereru's potential of being endangered. 

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Globalisation Videos

For the past few weeks, Room 5 has been hard at work preparing their videos for the Year 5 and 6 globalisation film festival. Each group selected a topic based on the inquiry rotation during the beginning of the term and created a 1 minute video to showcase their knowledge. The film festival will take place on Wednesday 27th September at 2 pm. Great work Room 5!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Fitness Routine

On Tuesday, Room 5 presented their Zumba fitness routine to the Year 4-6 classes. To prepare for the routine, Room 5 watched Zumba instructional videos to gather some ideas and in three different groups had to devise a routine, select a song and practice, practice, practice. Ka pai Room 5!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Poetry Booklet

Room 5 has been busy constructing a poetry booklet for writing to showcase their haiku, cinquain, sound and nonsense poems. 

Art Collage

For art, Room 5 constructed collages of an object. They chose one colour and used variations of the colour to cover their object. Room 5 also looked at the artist profile of Sir Peter Blake and made their own artist profile afterwards to post on their blogs along with their art piece. Great work Room 5!

Name: Sobia
Age: 9
Nationality: New Zealander
Best known for: My collages on pic collage and on different pieces of paper          Influences: I chose to pick that colour because i thought that an apple is the easiest to do and apples are usually red                                                                                              Purpose of artwork: The purpose of the artwork is to let other people know your hobbies,what you like and who you are                                                                                Creation of artwork: First i got a piece of paper and then i drew a shape and then got a magazine and looked for the same colour.


Name:  Naysha
Age: 10
Nationality: Indian and New Zealander
Best known for:  The art collages because you use different materials and it  looks unique Influences:  I chose a Blueberry and the color is blue.
Purpose of artwork:  the purpose was to use different shades but the same color in a piece of art  
Creation of artwork:  The process was to chose one object and to draw it. Then I  got magazines and cut different shades of blue and stick them on. Lastly we cut it out and stuck it on black paper.

Name: Danyon Varney
Age: 10
Nationality: New Zealander
Best known for: I am best known for my collage on pic-collage and paper collage.my favourite piece of artwork is the collage on the ipad.
Influences: I chose an orange because nobody else was doing an orange and I also didn’t want to do the same thing a everybody else.
Purpose of artwork: the purpose of the collage is to mix the one colour with a different shade of that colour.
Creation of artwork:
We had to get the same colour of the fruit or object in different shades and glue it to the object.

Name: Gabrielle
Age: 10
Nationality: Filipino
Best known for: I am the best at doing collages on the iPads on the app Pic-collage and on paper because I can select different pictures on the internet easier and and cut out different shades of colours.
Influences: images of different things that I like .
Purpose of artwork: Describes what I like and expresses what I am
Creation of artwork: we looked up images that I like and put then in the correct place.

Name: Aryan
Age: 9
Nationality: Afghanistan
Best known for:
Pop art because it is a unique piece of artwork and it is very colourful also we could choose any object we wanted.
I love drawing, painting and colouring but I am not that good at it.
Purpose of artwork:
It’s purpose is that it shows how good we are at art.
Creation of artwork:
First we had to pick an object then make four of them in each quarter then we colour them different colours so if we do a rectangle four times and we had purple, blue, green and yellow so the inside has to be a colour then outside is another colour inside also the inside cannot be the same colour twice and the outside can’t be the same.


Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Re-telling a Fairytale

For the past two weeks for writing, Room 5 have been re-telling fairytales from a different perspective or with a different ending.

Sneaky Black Riding Hood
Once upon a time on a sunny day a puny, little wolf  joyfully strolled through the woods to her grandma’s house. Little wolf heard a strange slashing as she walked along. Sneaky black riding hood suspiciously eyed little wolf while she sneakily made a short- cut  to Grandma’s house. Grandma wolf  was inside her house gently knitting a dainty jumper for little wolf when she heard the door slam on it’s hinges. As soon as Sneaky Black Riding hood stepped into the knitting room Grandma Wolf shrieked in terror. Grandma Wolf was too petrified to move so Sneaky Black Riding hood evilly tied her up in the stinky attic. Little wolf picked- out some pretty flowers to make Grandma Wolf feel pleasant and then trotted along to grandma’s doorway. Little wolf noticed the wooden door slightly opened. Little wolf stared at the door knob in total confusion. “HELP!” yelled Little Wolf’s grandma while the sound pierced Sneaky black riding hood’s ears. Little wolf felt butterflies crazily flutter around in her stomach. She walked through the door confidently and sighed in relief when she saw the normal living room of her Grandma but she didn’t notice she was getting ambushed by SNAP! Sneaky black riding hood wrongly trapped Little Wolf in her hands and gobbled her up. Little wolf’s grandma dissolved in tears when Sneaky Black Riding hood wickedly rubbed her tummy. There was a break of silence and then SLAM! A tall sturdy man bolted through the door. Sneaky black riding hood moved quickly and pointed her knife towards Grandma and slashed it but in a split second the wood chopper whacks the knife and it hits Sneaky black riding hood’s stomach which frees little wolf and painfully killed Sneaky black riding hood.

Into The Woods With Jack
by: Naysha 
Once a upon a time, in a land far far away lived Jack and his good-looking mother. They lived in a very cramped cottage. They owned a farm with a black and white friesian cow, four billy goats, a chicken and a rooster. Jack's family was very poor. They only had a portion of porridge and some oats left. But the oats were fed to the animals along with fresh hay.  It was cloudy and stormy that day when Jack and his mother had no more food left. Jack’s mother realised that they needed more money so poor Jack was sent into the mysterious woods with his precious cow. As he walked through the woods he heard the wind howling, sticks crackling under his feet and felt that someone was following him. Suddenly “poof” a horrid witch suddenly appeared out of nowhere and scared Jack and whispered in a screechy voice “Come closer little boy these three beans are magical”. But Jack was too frightened to even say a word the, witch continued “ if you do not trade my beans with your cow your mother shall face great death.“ Miss witch I’ll trade your beans with my cow” he said shivering with fear. Because if he didn’t  his mother would be in great danger and I can tell you for sure Jack didn't want that to happen. Jack’s mother was furious with anger when she found out when her son traded a $550 cow with three miniature and useless beans she threw the beans out  the window and sent Jack into his room without saying a word ,she murmured silently “kids these days don't even know what they’re doing”, But of course Jack couldn't dare to say a word of what happened to him in the woods . The next morning Jack was awakened by his boisterous rooster and sees a colossal beanstalk in the garden. He lied to his mum that he went to fill the pail with fresh, clean water, but with no one noticing Jack sneakily climbed up the towering beanstalk. When Jack reached the top of the beanstalk he saw  a humongous emerald house with a gold knob and slid right under the door and saw a golden, shimmering egg in a pan awaiting to be scrambled. He sneakily climbed up the kitchen cupboard and steals the egg in a jiff he roughly  climbed down the beanstalk ,while he was climbing down he heard yells of anger and despair. He hid the egg from his mother and goes up twice again and steals a feathery goose and a magical harp. Jack was shaking as he hid the three magical objects but at the same time his stomach was rumbling with hunger. When the giant found out that there was an entrance to his most dreamful house up in the clouds  he jumped down and collapsed the town with his giant footsteps. Jack was devastated when he sees nothing but a destroyed town from his shattered bedroom window he goes down the stairs and sees his beloved mother on the ground as he goes down town and finds out that there was a giant that came down the beanstalk and says “stop” before the giant destroyed the royal caste and explains everything to the giant. The giant realised that it is his only chance to make friends. In the end Jack  made a promise with the giant and returned the giants valuables and asked him to fix the town. The giant did so, and Jack was relieved to find that everything was back to normal even his mother was still alive. But his stomach was so loud that the giant even heard it and invited Jack and his mother to his enchanted  house to have a delightful supper. But the hateful witch was still up to no good when she found out her plan was destroyed and torn apart by the most helpless child which was Jack.

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The Gingerbread Bang
by: Alina
One day a poor baker decided to make a treat for her husband for all the work he’d been doing. She decided to make a gingerbread man and something manly like a gingerbread gun and gingerbread bullets. She lined the white frosting on the gingerbread man face, buttons and outline.  Then she put three m&ms on the buttons. She put the gingerbread man on a steel baking tray and  then put it in the oven. Her husband came in inside, he smelled something scrumptious baking so he asked “ what are you baking it smells delicious” “I'm making you a treat, a gingerbread man and a gingerbread gun with gingerbread bullets. “Oh it looks like it's ready” she replied. She went to open the oven then all of a sudden the Gingerbread man jumped up and grabbed the gingerbread gun and bullets. He started to run away. The bakers chased after the Gingerbread man. “Run run as fast as you can you can't catch me the gingerbread man” A girl and a boy saw The Gingerbread Man running and they decided to go and  catch him. “Run run as fast as you can you can't catch me The Gingerbread man” he repeated. Cows saw The Gingerbread man running so they decided to chase him to. Soon a lake came up and The Gingerbread Man can't go in water. The Gingerbread man was getting worried. Then a kenning fox came and said “Would you like to ride me across the lake?’’  “Okay’’ he replied  He jumped on the fox’s tail. Right after that the fox started swimming across the lake he was going deeper and deeper. He said “Why don't you go on my back so you won't get wet?’’ The Gingerbread Man went on his back. The fox went deeper and deeper. He said “Why don't you go on my head?” The Gingerbread Man went on his head. They had nearly crossed the lake but the fox cept going deeper and deeper. He said “Why don't you go on my nose?” So The Gingerbread man went on his nose. Now they had crossed the lake. The fox licked its lips. He tossed The Gingerbread Man up in the air and opened his mouth. The Gingerbread Man got out his gun and one bullet. He loaded his gun and BANG! He shot the fox and he lived happily ever after.

Big Red Riding hood
by: Sobia
Once upon a time there was a girl named Big Red Riding Hood. Her mother told her to go to the forest to give her grandma some cookies because that's the shortest way to go to her grandmas house. Then she kept walking and walking until she realized she was stuck. She was crying and crying and crying so much because she thought she would be stuck there forever. She waited there for such a long time and she was so bored she had nothing to do. Now she was still there playing with her hands and fingers and fidgeting with things that she had in her pocket. After some days her mother was so worried because she had not seen big red riding hood for so long. Her mother looked everywhere the kitchen, her bedroom, the toilets and the backyard but she was nowhere to be found!. Big red riding hood was there until… some kind of wolf came along. Big red riding hood was so frightened that she started shouting for help. While she was shouting and screaming the wolf felt so sorry for her so the wolf decided he will help big red riding hood get back home safely.  So the wolf helped big red riding hood become unstuck by calling lots of people so they can all work together and push her out of the trees. Surprisingly it worked! So the wolf and big red riding hood became best friends and they both went back home safely.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Identify visual language features to convey a positive health message

For health this week, Room 5 discussed good health and how to stay and keep healthy. Furthermore, we examined various advertisements and posters that promoted health and identified how the images were able to convey a positive health message. Afterwards, Room 5 created their own posters. 

by: James

by: Gabrielle 

by: Alina

by: Rameen 

Peace Wall

August 7th to 11th was Peace Week in New Zealand and the 30th Anniversary of New Zealand's Nuclear Free Zone Act. To celebrate New Zealand's success as a peacemaking nation, 
Room 5 made a peace wall depicting through images and texts what peace means to them. 

Monday, August 21, 2017


For reading this week, the Canada reading group read about different flags and the significance of the various flags. For their reading activity, they constructed their own flag using facts from the country to reflect that countries culture and identity. 

My flag of Iceland has  the Northern lights that shine in the sky.
Also in Iceland there are hot springs that people go to.
There are ancient lava flows that have cooled up and made a waterfall cave.
There are lots of volcanoes in Iceland.
 The arctic fox is the only mammal that lives in Iceland.
There are also seals that live in Iceland That are different colours like white.
by: Rameen 

Raising Funds

In the Australia reading group, the students read an article about how pollution kills children in poor countries around the world. For their activity they created a fundraiser about how they can donate money to poor countries.

by: Haley

by: Chris 

by: Naysha

by: Jonathan 

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Art Collage

For the past two weeks for art, Room 5 created collages to represent their culture, identity and interests on Pic Collage or Google Drawings. 

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Fair Trade Social Media Campaign

In the Brazil reading group students read F is for fair trade, but what is fair trade? an article exploring fair trade. For their activity, Brazil had to make a social media campaign to encourage people to buy fair trade products. 

by: Meera

by: Alina 
by: Sobia 
by: Prianka 

Social Media Campaign

The Australia reading group read the text, "How social media aided the fight against injustices in 2014" which explored how social media helped the campaigns in Ukraine and Venezuela in 2014. The Australia reading group had to make their social media campaign about an issue that they wanted others to know about. 

by: Haley 

by: Frederick 

World Health Organisations

For inquiry, the Year 5/6 students have been going around to the different classes to learn about globalisation. Room 5 started with global health organisations and had to predict what would happen if there were no world health organisations. 

by: Jonathan
by: Naysha 

by: Amelia 

Thursday, July 27, 2017

What's the matter?

The Brazil reading group read the text What's the Matter? about a machine that gives you items you ask for but with a twist. For example: the main character Dan asked for chocolate and was given drinking chocolate that poured onto his carpet. For their reading activity, the Brazil group had to make a poster advertising the matter mover. 

by: Meera 

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Rocket Ropes
A sight of giant buckets dangling in the air.
Climb to the top level and start it if you dare.
Obstacles lie ahead of you you can't turn back now.
Finish the first obstacle and give a big great bow.
Stand up on a platform wind is blowing in your face
You can see the end you can't stop now you need to keep this pace
Your back at the top and ready for some fun .
Fly down the zip line and head towards the sun.
Unclip your harness and now you're on the ground.
Claps swarm around you and that's the only sound
By Jonathan
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The beach…

On the beach I collect my shells, so that I can throw them
in the well. When I walk on the sand I wonder who owns the land. Whoever does, I feel so jealous because they get to witness the sunset over the sea. Everyday and every night, people will find the beautiful moon light…
                        by: Meera 
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Photos are a great memory especially in exciting places like the beach. Photos can be taken anywhere like the sea, on a tree or even on a flying machine.They are magical in your dreams but in actual life they are scenes. Everyday every night the moon shines bright in the sky so photos have a time to shine in the majestic moonlight.
by: Naysha
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Going to Clip n Climb
Clip n Climb is an amusing & fun place
Even more fun than an oozing ice-cream in a sunny place
There are many things like slides and rock climbing
The slide is very scary indeed but the only thing needed is timing
I clipped and climbed all the way to the top
The abseiling was definitely a BIG drop
It was extremely hard to clip myself up
Sometimes I needed some water even a whole cup
The harness sometimes felt really tight
When I was abseiling I felt like I was flying a kite
Soon I was climbing up my last wall
Soon my dad gave me a call
by: Amelia

Thursday, July 6, 2017


Over the last couple of weeks, Room 5 has been hard at work drafting, editing, re-crafting and practicing their speeches. This week Room 5 presented their speeches to the whole class. All of the students speeches are on their individual blogs. 
Ka pai Room 5! 

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