Friday, 22 November 2013

Room 2 Assembly - Take 2!

Another successful running of the Senior Syndicate assembly by Room 2 - well done, tamariki! 

Room 2 Assembly! on PhotoPeach

What do you think; for a year 4/5 class in the senior syndicate?
They have certainly stepped up to the mark, haven't they!

Thursday, 14 November 2013

R2 Mural #GigatownGis

And take a look at Wai sharing Room 2's other marvellous mural with Awapuni School...! 

Mural #1 Creation by R2 #GigatownGis

Look at Faith sharing one of Room 2's mural creations with the school! 

Saturday, 26 October 2013

Athletics Day!

Room 2 were involved in the Senior Syndicate Athletics Day on Friday. We had so much fun and there was lots of 'positive-ity' floating around... Every single person in Room 2 gave every racing event a go, and - most importantly - everyone had fun!

Miss G was really impressed with how well we all managed ourselves and supported one-another. It was a very windy day and we worked with teachers to make sure that the morning worked as well as possible - and it did! 

Athletics Day! on PhotoPeach


Check out our video clip... What do you think - does it look like a successful day to you?

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Writing an invitation in Room 2!

Today we worked together in Room 2 to learn how to write an invitation - inviting our friends and whanau to the 'School Murals Celebration' in the school hall this Friday...!

Writing An Invitation on PhotoPeach

When: Friday 25th October, 2013 
Time: 1:30-3:00pm 
Where: Awapuni School Hall 

Do you think you will be able to come and join us...?

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Making Murals!

In the last week of Term 3, we dedicated our time to re-creating 2 of the many murals that Awapuni School spent 'sprucing up' for years to come...

One of our murals was to reflect the story of Rangi and Papa - Miss G read us the story of Rangi and Papa and asked each of us to design an image that we thought best illustrated the legend. We have been learning a lot about warm and cool colours and using patterns to create an abstract image, so we all had lots of ideas to use...! We finally voted on our favourite; we used Kaea's picture as our display for that particular mural.

The other mural shows our school logo and also has our three Kinds of Best written in Te Reo Maori. Thank you so much to Haley - Morgans' mum - for her time and love that she put into cutting out each of the letters for us!!!!

And would you believe it... Miss G didn't touch either of the murals - except to trace the logo from the Interactive Whiteboard, and to grid the mural into even squares... !!

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Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Eastwood Hill Visit

Room 2 joined the Senior Syndicate in visiting Eastwood Hill on Monday!

We got to explore the shapes and vein structures of leaves, we learned about the history of Eastwood Hill and took away some very interesting facts, and we also got to do some orienteering and tried to find all the 'Stars of the Park' (different trees).

Miss G had a lovely day, too, and it was all thanks to Room 2 following our Class Treaty right throughout the day - we were respectful, we made good choices, and we certainly tried our best! What a great day...

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That's a 'One' ???

In Room 2, we have been using deci-pipes to understand the relationship between tenths, hundredths, and a whole! We are all starting to understanding why a hundredth is called a 'hundredth' (because 100 fit into a whole!) and the same with tenths.

We have been using the deci-pipes to measure objects around Room 2 and the school, and have been learning to record our thinking in fractions. We are even challenging ourselves by estimating the measurement of objects as a fraction before finding out the exact measurement with the deci-pipes!

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Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Museum Visit!

Room 2 went to the museum this week to learn a little about Tuataras (New Zealand native reptile), which connected really well with what we have been learning about conservation and endangered and threatened species ~ the Tuatara is threatened...

We also got to create a piece of art of a camouflaged Tuatara! Fun :-)

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Friday, 6 September 2013

Miss G can have a break... ("Thanks, Beth!")

We have been studying endangered species in Room 2 and Bethany created her very own Reading Olympics around Flatback Sea Turtles, which she shared with the class today! She oranised us into co-operative groups and was very clear in giving instructions and creating expectations.

Miss G was really proud of us all for not only trying our best, but also being respectful to Beth and helping make the experience fun, motivating, and easy to manage! Well done, guys.

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55 Feathers slide-show...

Check out our slide-show from our creative reading and art activity with the book, "Fifty-Five Feathers"...

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Thursday, 5 September 2013

55 Feathers fun!

Today we got the opportunity to spend some time learning with our friends in Room 6 and Room 14. We read the story, "Fifty-Five Feathers" by Ben Brown & Helen Taylor and then worked in our co-operative groups to create a feathered cloak for Gecko.

Room 6 helped us get started and Room 14 helped us finalise the last details for our final fashion show!

Miss G said that we were fantastic role models and she was so impressed with all the creative ideas and experimentation that went on in the class...! Thank you Room 6 and Room 14 for working with us.

Thursday, 22 August 2013


Room 2 ran Senior Syndicate Assembly today, and we did an amazing job! 

Miss G asked us what we wanted to share with the rest of our syndicate and we organised it all... 

We sung "Tutira mai nga iwi" with Mrs Gear playing the guitar for us (Thank you, Mrs Gear!)... 


Bethany, Levi, and Samara ran the assembly, and they were so supportive for the rest of us! 


Jake and Matariki shared a slide-show presentation that they had created about Wolverines... 


And we taught the "Bim Bum - Handclapping" song with our peers... 


... they loved it! 


Thanks to our crowd controllers, too, who kept a look out for positive behaviour and rewarded those people with a GOTCHA and the privilege to sit on the back row of chairs... 


Well done, Room 2!