Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Mathletics during the holidays

Room 20 - there are prizes to be won!!!!!

First, second and third - prizes to be given out on day 1 of Term 4.

What for????

Mathletics of course. It is very important to maintain our knowledge during the holidays. To enable us to retain our learning, ready for GLOSS assessment during the first few weeks of Term 4, a competition is being run to see who does the most Mathletics during the holidays. 

Children who continue to do some reading, writing and  maths during the holidays, are those who make lots of progress throughout the year!!.

Here are the results so far - up to Wednesday of the second week of holidays. Activities are set (10 questions per activity) as they  are completed. Add up the scores to see who is in the lead!!


Riletta  10,
Reena   1,  4, 4
Cruze     4,  3, 1, 6
Alize      1,  2,
Sehaj     4,  10, 8,
Falepua  7,  3, 6
Bhavesh  6, 10, 3
Eashan   9, 9, 8
Ishita      3,
Shwe     3, 5
Prashil  7
Rex       10, 10
Rubina    7, 5, 4
Japjot     6, 4
Viliami  10, 10
Aziel   1
Molena    1
Arush    4
Liah     5

So currently we have Eashan in the lead - but there are others catching up!!!

Monday, June 19, 2017

Expressive emotion poems.

Today we explored poetry. Emotion poems were our focus, using colour and our five senses as a basis. We are pretty impressed with our efforts. Sit down and have a read.


Hate is dark red,
The taste of deep loneliness,
The smell of anger,
I just can't open my eyes to what I have created,
I hear the whispers of those I have hated, broken and left feeling what I feel,
I am trapped in the cage of the souls I have hurt.

- Cheyenne


Envy is green
Tastes like sour lime and dreadful broccoli,
The scent of waste and pollution,
A display of darkness, all over your body,
Searching for desperate needs and desires,
Disappointment with sharp thorns, prickling your heart with dismay!


Watch this space - more to come ........

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Fantastic Friday Water Sports

Last Friday (the 10th of March) Miss Vaotu'ua decided to put on a day of water activities for the whole school. This allowed us to work as a team and develop relationships with others in our class in an environment outside our classroom. Everyone dressed up in the colours which were allocated to their classes. Room 20 was given blue and so we all tried to wear blue when it was our turn to go out for the activities.
Mahdi makes a "splash"!!
The first activity was the water obstacle course. Everyone lined up and waited excitedly, and for some anxiously,for their turn, not knowing how hard it would be or how wet they were going to get.  Some were a little anxious as Mrs Cooney took photos and Mrs Greenslade supervised the children going on to the obstacle course. This activity was not as easy as it looked because you had to climb up a steep climbing wall to get to the top of the slide. Once you were there it was easy to lie down and enjoy the journey to the bottom where there was a pool of water. In the middle of the time at the obstacle course there was a loud screeeeeeam - and down the slide came ........ you guessed it!!!! Mrs Greenslade!!!
A fun day for the children??

The second activity was the hurdle race. The aim, to fill a cup with water, run and jump over hurdles and tip the water into a container at the end. This was easy but you had to be careful as the ground was wet and slippery and if you fell over - you lost your cup of water!! Mr Barratt came to have a look, but didn't come close as he didn't want to get wet. Mason thought that Mr Barratt should get a little damp, so he asked if he could have a photo (just so he could cuddle up to Mr Barratt to make him wet!!)

Mason, sneakily trying to get Mr Barratt wet!!
The third activity was the same as the last but used a sponge instead of a cup. This was a little easier as we did not have to weave between poles like we did after the hurdle part of the last race.

The final activity was Rob the Nest. This was a great activity to have at the end as it was action packed and fast. Everyone all warmed up and dried off with this activity before heading back to class to get changed.

We had a great afternoon. The sound of laughing and chattering voices, whistles and bells, filled the air. Time goes quickly when you are having fun and the afternoon seemed to fly by. Having the day certainly made us super excited for Year 5 EOTC Week and Year 6 Camp and now everyone is looking forward to those adventures in a few weeks.
It's raining???
The last few minutes before we had to leave
the Water Obstacle Course.

Monday, February 20, 2017

We are on line!!!

Welcome to Room 20 where there are 50 fabulous Year 5 and 6 students plus 2 amazing teachers!! This is the third year that Mrs Cooney and Mrs Greenslade have been teaching together in this team teaching space. There is lots of fun had and a huge amount of learning which goes on daily.

Stay tuned to view all sorts of goings on. A new year - lots of challenges, breaking down barriers to learning and forging ahead with smiles on our faces - that is who we are!!!