Monday, December 05, 2011

Google Presentation- Five Things

Next year we will all be in another class. Here are five things my new teacher needs to know about me.

Here is our finished presentation for our next teacher next year, Ellie White.

Google Presentation- Super Powers

Today we will try and finish our collaborative Google Presentation about what super-powers you would like to have if you could have superpowers.

When you are done you may like to take a tour around this SuperHero website.

Here is the finished Google Presentation. Click on the forward arrow when you have finished reading each slide.

Aotearoa Christmas

We have been singing Aotearoa Christmas. The song is very New Zealand.

Sunday, December 04, 2011

QR Code Christmas

You will have probably heard us talk about QR codes. Here is a Christmas QR Code Advent Calendar leading up to Christmas Day. If you have a smart phone or iPod Touch at home you scan a new code each day.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Our First Swim

Today we had our very first swim of the season. It was a lovely day but the water was still a bit cold so some of us got out early.

Monday, November 28, 2011


We had a quick game of Scatterball before home time today. Allanah took this action photo on her iPad. Can you see the ball?

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Show Me Multiplication

We had a bit of a go on Allanah's iPad to share some different ways that we work out how to do the five times table. We shared a whole lot of different ways of doing them. It was fun to see all the different ways people had worked out,

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Multiplication Madness

Today we're looking at Multiplication. Here are some different multiplication activities that we can use to get faster at knowing our times tables.

You can practise your basic facts by using the Basic Facts wiki too.

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Jump Jam in Christchurch

I was really excited when we were waiting to go on stage. We got to watch the other people while we were waiting. They were really good. They always had a smile on their face and they had lots of energy.

We when got on stage I was so happy that that had got all the way to Christchurch just for this. I was excited. The light was shining in our eyes. Our jump jam routine went really well. We had big smiles on our face the whole way through and we all remembered the routine well. Jodie was watching and she was really proud of us.

When we finished we got a big clap. Jodie gave us some chocolate and bath bombs.

In the end they called up the groups and the head judge judge told us who the winners were. We got fifth. We got a trophy for the team.

Fendalton School won.

By Brooke

Friday, November 04, 2011

Maxwell Teaches Us How to Play Spore

When Allanah showed us Spore on Wednesday Maxwell said he had had some experience at it so Allanah asked him to take over and show everyone how to do it.

I felt excited because I hadn't shown anyone how to do this sort of thing before. It was fun. The other kids thought it was cool and they really wanted to have a try as well.

I felt like I was being the teacher. And I was. Allanah had a little rest from being the teacher!

Charlie's Awesome Bagpipes

This is me playing my bagpipes. I played for you Brown Head Maiden. The bagpipes you might think they're from Scotland but they're from the Middle East.

I have been learning the bagpipes for one year and a half. I first started playing on the chanter but then I got good enough to go up to a higher level which is the bagpipes. You need to make sure you don't have a hole at the bottom of your bag or spit will drip out.

Piping fingers helps you to text faster and type faster. When I am blowing really fast my eyes tingle at the speed of light.

Aaaah. Sunday morning. Waking up my brothers at five o'clock in the morning.

I love playing the bagpipes. My pipes teacher says I could earn a lot of money busking!

Wednesday, November 02, 2011


Today we used the game Spore and Spore Creatures as a prompt for descriptive writing.

Here is what Holly wrote on a Google Doc and shared with me...

Hi my name is Ronald. My eyes are brown and googly. I have ears and they are big and round. My nose is big and triangle. My mouth is big with sharp teeth. My body is long and skinny. My feet are long and square.My claws are sharp and long. I have some horns on top of my head. I have a huge tail that goes for a year of running. I live in the sea and on land. I love lollies and sweet things but I hate vegetables. I have no enemies so I love people. I eat leaves and twigs. I get food by swimming and fighting. I am very silly but hey why not be my friend for sometimes.

Spore is a big hit with everyone. Allanah needed some help from Maxwell who is a master of Spore!! Thanks Maxwell

Making Patterns for Algebra

Today we got with a partner and made patterns with craft sticks. We had to work out the patterns for the numbers.

We used the Figure It Out book. The photos and this blog post was written on Allanah's iPad.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Steve Jobs

Last week Steve Jobs- the man who led Apple computers died. It was very sad and people have been making tributes for him to show how he inspired them. This one is made by sprinkling salt on black paper, shaping it, videoing it and speeding the video up.

Saturday, October 01, 2011

The Monster

This week I had the privilege of working with three different classes- Moturoa, Kahurangi and Moutere. We all read The Monster poem and drew some pictures of our monster! Moutere recorded the poem.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

3D Shapes

Today I am working with Jenny's class. We are looking at 3D shapes. This is a noisy fun game to see what 3D shapes you can recognise.

Kieran Singing Soul Sister

We had singing today and one of the songs was Soul Sister. I remember that Kieran is really good at singing. Last week he entertained Richmond Primary with his singing and guitar playing. Thank you Room 14 at Richmond Primary for sharing this on their blog.

Friday, September 02, 2011


We are learning about patterns with algebra and found this to be quite a great challenge as we worked through the patterns to go up levels.

How did you get on?

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Typing Practice

Today instead of all of us doing handwriting some of us will be able to practise our keyboarding skills. We can practise all the time so we can type faster and more accurately.

Quadblogging Buddies

We are linking with children at Auckland Point School to share what they are doing at their school. They have left us lots of comments on our blog and we will leave them comments on their blogs. To go to their blogs click on the screengrabs.

Sunday, August 28, 2011


Today we are looking at identifying fractions. These websites will help you.

In this game we match up the halves.

In this one we match the shapes to the written fraction.
In this one you have to pick the biggest fraction to make your dolphin win the race.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Find Sums

Today Allanah showed us Find Sums on her iPod Touch. We took turns to play the game and then took a screen shot of our last game with the best score. You had to match up all the sums that add to ten but you could put other totals in there as well.
Maxwell managed to solve all the sums in the quickest time and grab a screenshot.

Locate the Aliens

Friday, August 12, 2011


Today we learnt a bit more about directions- North, East, South, West. We used Google Maps to show where Appleby School was and to work out directions from there

View Appleby in a larger map

Monday, August 08, 2011

QR Code Treasure Trail

Today we had a fun treasure trail around the school. We had try and find clues using Allanah's iPod Touch and QR Codes. This part of the trail lead us to the shed.
We had to find the next clue by scanning the QR code. When we scanned it another clue came up. We then took off to where the clue told us to go.
When we found the QR code we took a photo to prove that we were in the right place. In this photo I am over in the hall.
It was really fun apart from when we couldn't find the QR code. Isaac, Mika and Charlie won the treasure hunt. They got it done in the quickest time.


In our maths lesson today we did some cutting to see if we could work out which nets would actually make a net. This activity revises that. Can you get eleven nets without making a mistake?

Sunday, August 07, 2011

Saturday, August 06, 2011

Science Fair

Bryn, Frank and Charlie worked on this project. We are proud of our work because it is interesting and has lots of detail in it. We learnt that acid turns the litmus paper red. We found that tap water and milk had the most acid in it.
Rhiannon, Quinten and Lindsay learnt about cleaning stains and what best product removed black currant juice stains. We found out that bleach cleaned the stain the best and shampoo and washing powder hardly cleaned the stain at all.
Zahra, Livi and Sophie A had fun doing this experiment. Our question was. 'What stops apples from going brown?" We found out that lemon juice works the best and white vinegar doesn't work at all.
Maxwell, Mika and Issac found out that wool burnt the fastest out polystyrene, cotton and denim materials. We finished first.
Ewan, Hannah and Kara worked hard on this project. We found out the Handee towels are the most absorbant. Viva was the least absorbant.
Holly, Sophie C and Georgia tried to find out which liquid freeezes the quickest. We found out that orange juice froze the quickest. Lemonade and Coke took the longest time to freeze. We think this is because sugar doesn't freeze well.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Study Ladder #2

I have handed Study Ladder over to Jodie but you can still log in here. Have a great holiday people. Thanks for all of your visits to our blog over the last term.


Monday, July 11, 2011

Quinten's Birthday Surprise

Today I took a surprise. Usually when there is a birthday in Holland we do something like this and bring something yummy to school. We shared it around- one for every one. We all loved it.

Friday, July 08, 2011

Football Fun

Charlie was the cameraman when Ben and Che came to teach us some football. Charlie had a sore foot so he couldn't play today. We had lots of fun racing other people and knocking other people's balls out of the square.

Our favourite game was trucks and trailers. We finished with a real game of football. The Awesome Giants team won against the Winners Team.

Study Ladder

We're going to be having a go with Study Ladder. It was a huge success. This team of girls wanted to stay in at lunchtime and go up some levels and play the maths games and get rewards.

Monday, June 27, 2011

The Three Little Pigs

Today we listened to the Three Little Pigs on the iPad. We liked it because we could tap on the characters and they would speak. The more we tapped the more the characters had to say. When we tapped they said different things. We could flip the wolf and his van. We could make them flip or jump. The three little pigs chucked their materials together to make their houses.

Allanah had to pay $10.99 for the app. It was so worth it.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Reading Graphs

Today we are looking at reading graphs. Here is a website that we are going to help us do that.

Monday, June 20, 2011


We like it how the Year Fours and Year Fives work together on such a great structure. We like to build dams and blow the dams up and let all the water out. We particularly like the beginning where we funnel the water out of the pump, down the funnels and into the dam.

We are so lucky to have our playground.

Playtime from Allanah King on Vimeo.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Soccer Training

Today we had a fabulous session with George learning soccer skills.
Hooray. I scored a goal.
After we did some skills we had a four a side game with the green v the orange bibs. We did not keep score.

Untitled from Allanah King on Vimeo.

Many of us were filthy at the end but it was good fun.


Monday, June 13, 2011

Sunday, June 12, 2011


Today we are doing some revision on working out the perimeter of shapes. Here are some activities to support this.

There are three levels of working out perimeters in this activity. It will be good to start on the beginning level and see how far you get.

This activity gets a little trickier.

This activity shows you how to add the length of the sides together.

This activity shows what we know about measuring perimeters to help make a good playpen area for a puppy.

These activities we can start doing together and then we can move at our own pace.