Thursday, 18 September 2014

Here are a few pictures of us in our costumes at our first full dress rehearsal in the school hall.
It all went very smoothly.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

With one week to go before our major production, here's a taste of what our costumes will look like.
The song we are dancing to is Werewolves of London. Our fairy tale is The Three Little Pigs.

Thursday, 4 September 2014

In our class we have been learning about fractions during maths, here are a few photos of our class working during maths time:

Posted by Mickey and Chantelle

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

       Our class had a field trip to Pataka to look at Porirua's history and how it was planned as a city.
We learnt that Maori have been living in this area for centuries and that it has always been an important transport link to the South Island. It still is today with State Highway One going right through Porirua.
       Whalers set up stations here in the 1800's and polluted the beautiful Porirua harbour with whale carcasses and caused a lot of damage to the sea life.
       When settlers arrived there were disputes about land ownership with the local Maori which lead to fights and battles. The early plans for Porirua did not take into account that the land was hilly and caused problems for town planners. Much of the flat land in Porirua is reclaimed and is not a natural feature.
       Here are some photos of our class working on a large scale floor map and some smaller desk top maps. We had a quick look through the art gallery before starting our mapping work.
We would like to say a big 'Thank you' to the parents who helped us out with transport.

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Here are a few examples of the art we have done in class:

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Friday, 22 August 2014

In our class we have been working on Report Writing. Here is a sample of a report on the planet Saturn.


Saturn is the second largest planet in the solar system.

 It's rings are composed of 93% of water ice. Beyond the main rings at a distance of 12 million km from the planet is the sparse Pheobe ring. It's rings are what makes the planet so popular. The rings extend from
 6630 km to 120,700 km above Saturn's equator. Saturn has at least 150 moons within the rings.

Did you know, that Saturn is over 95 times more massive than Earth? Saturn's rings were discovered in the 1600's. It's atmosphere consist's of 75.3% hydrogen and 24.25% helium. The core of Saturn contains iron and rock.It is the fifth brightest object in the solar system and can be seen with the naked eye. Saturn is the flattest planet in our solar system. The planet orbits the Sun every 29.4 Earth years. One year on Earth is 29.7 years on Saturn.

 One of the planet's moons called Titan, is larger than the planet Mercury. Saturn has 62 moons with confirmed orbits. Titan is by far, the largest moon of Saturn's. Only 53 of Saturn's moons have been named.
Titan has rivers and lakes of liquid methane.

Saturn has been researched on for many years and there's still much more to find out.


Friday, 15 August 2014

In our class we have been learning about procedural writing. Procedural writing are instructions for a recipe, how to build or make something .ect. Here are a couple of examples: