Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Cultural Festival

On Saturday heaps of us went to Rocket Park for the Cultural Festival. The Tongan Group, Samoan Group and Cook Island Group all performed amazingly. We had to wait patiently for our turns. Here are the Tongan and Samoan Groups on stage:

Monday, November 20, 2017

Marvelous MERC

In Week 4 the Kea team (Room 3 and Room 4) went to Long Bay to participate in marine education. While we were there we persisted with activities like kayaking, body boarding, abseiling and raft building. We had to show respect, collaborate with others and try to participate in all activities.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Proving what we've learnt!

This week in Room 3 we are doing lots of assessments. Sometimes they are challenging but we are excited to show everyone what we have learnt this year. To help us with these assessments, we made Google Drawings to show how we can be respectful and responsible. Here is Nila's poster:

Monday, October 30, 2017

Genius Hour

This term we have started a new genius hour project. We think of a question about a problem we have noticed and then do some research about it. Later in the term we will create something to try and solve the problem.

This is Krisina and Losaline's project:

Friday, October 27, 2017

Minecraft Superheroes

In Maths we designed superhero characters based on Minecraft. We had to calculate the area and perimeter of our characters.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

(To be sung) Who lives in a pineapple and was made by Room 3? Spongebob soft plastics bin!

In Technology we have been looking for problems in our school to try and solve. We noticed there was a lot of soft plastic waste that we had no way of recycling. We decided that this was not very sustainable. So we designed 3 bins to collect soft plastics (the one that collects the most will win a prize). If you had some soft plastics to recycle which bin would you choose?

Team Spongebob? Team Wheels? Team Slam Dunk (no actual dunking allowed)?

Jagged Smackdown

In Room 3 we are all jagged. This means we are all good at different things and need to work on different things. Last week Room 3 students got advice from their families, friends and YouTube to work on their jagged goals. They then had 60 seconds to present their findings at our first ever Room 3 Smackdown!

Alisi on her goal of speaking:

Krisina on her goal of listening:

Toe'umu (via screencastify as she wasn't even in the room for the smackdown!) on her goal of leadership:

Everyone's slides

Friday, September 15, 2017


We've just finished our two weeks of swimming at New Windsor. We learnt some important information about how to stay safe in the water. Wesley students leave some comments to share what you learnt...

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori

To celebrate Maori Language Week we acted out some positive phrases that you can learn and use in school:

Friday, September 8, 2017

Tongan Language Week

Malo aupito to all the students and parents who helped with Tongan Language Week. Today we had some great performances from our Tongan families. Here are some photos of the afternoon:

Thursday, September 7, 2017


Today we were ordering fractions and practising explaining our answers. We used Flipgrid to record our thinking. Check out Nila and Brendan's video. What a great example of collaboration and disagreeing with someone in a positive way!

Saturday, September 2, 2017

More recycling (or re-recycling, get it?)

Here's a procedure explaining the steps of recycling that Brendan has created.

It's togs and towel time!

Yes, swimming time is here again for the Kea and Hoiho teams. To make sure we are representing the school well by being respectful and responsible John has made this poster. Enjoy you swimming students!

Chromebook Parent Modules

This week four of our Chromebook Ninjas (students) helped some of our parents access their child's learning on the school website, class website, class blog and individual blogs. Good job Ninjas and good job parents who got BINGO! on their cards.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

How to recycle

On Monday Room 3 created posters to help people understand what they can recycle. They also chose to create another DLO to show what they'd learnt. Nila's slides include her Powtoon and below are Alisi, Paula and Toe'umu's posters.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

What's that smell?

This week we went on a trip to the Visy recycling centre to help us with our sustainability inquiry. This is Losaline's poster to share her learning from the day. Room 3 can you remember any tips about recycling?

Friday, August 11, 2017

Cookies, robots, basketball, drums.... must be Wesley Intermediate open day!

Today the Year 6s went to Wesley Intermediate for an open day. Check out all the fun activities we did! Thanks Mr Reddy and everyone at Wesley Intermediate for having us.

It's OK to be mad, it's not OK to be mean!

We created these posters to help us be respectful and responsible when people around us are getting annoyed or angry.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Tuakana Teina

With our brave netball teams dodging the rain today Room 3 was a mixture of year 5/6s and year 3/4s. We made the most of this in Maths by doing some tuakana teina with the older students teaching the younger students (and at times the other way round).

Sunday, August 6, 2017


On Tuesday we were at May Road for our zone rugby tournament. We had a lot of great tries and some really close games. We also taught the other teams a thing or two about how to prepare for a game. Not exactly your traditional warm up but very effective for team work and focusing!

Activate Music

Last week we started to use Activate Music to learn how to play guitar. Stay tuned (get it?) for some videos of our learning and also some Incredibox tunes (which is what we've been working on while waiting for our turn on a guitar).

Cook Island Language Week

Last week was Cook Island Language Week so to celebrate we made some positive message posters using Cook Island Maori phrases. Can anyone remember/Does anyone know what Elizabeth's poster says?

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Vector talk Sustainability...

This term our inquiry is sustainability. Esther from Vector came in to talk to us about how we get our power and how sustainable different ways of producing electricity are. Can anyone remember or guess where we get most of our power from in New Zealand?

As well as learning lots of important facts, we also got to play with solar powered helicopters and cars and see who could generate the most power by spinning a turbine!

Batter up!

In Term 3 we're lucky enough to have Coach Marco come in and teach us some kiwiball skills. Can anyone guess what happened after this awesome hit by Simativa?

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Literacy Festival

To end our week long Literacy Festival, we had a superb assembly where Takahe, Hoiho and Kea all shared the work they had done. Parents also joined us in the morning to see the awesome displays in the hall that were based on the authors that different classes chose to study.

Poetry Slam!

In our first ever Room 3 poetry slam Rishi took out the title (he also went on to win the Kea poetry slam). We had an awesome morning picked songs to pump ourselves up, making prizes for respectful audience members and then performing (or should I say slamming) our poems.

Choosing songs...

Last chance to practise...


Sunday, July 2, 2017


On Friday we were lucky to have coaches from Auckland Basketball come and teach us. Here are some photos of the action...

What To do In An Earthquake

This week we made posters to show people what to do if there is an earthquake. Here are Lino and Brendan's posters:

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Cross Country

On Tuesday our top 10 runners ventured to Fowlds Park to participate in the Eden Albert Cross Country event. All team members showed great persistence and represented the school amazingly!

Te Reo Weather

Our Inquiry is The Shaping of our Landscape. As part of this, we've been learning the Te Reo terms for different land forms such as rivers, mountains and lakes. We decided to create weather reports to show that we could read different New Zealand place names (along with some words for the weather). Here is Anaseini's report:

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Individual Blogs

Last week we started using our individual blogs. Click on the names to the left to see what we've all been learning.


This week we finished our models of volcanoes and created stop motion animations to show the eruptions. This is Nila and Alisi's movie of Mt Taranaki erupting. What do you think? What did they do well with their model and movie? Could they improve anything?

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Adidas Fun Run

On Friday the Takahe, Hoiho and Kea teams all headed to the field to take part in the Adidas Fun Run. All the students did an awesome job of persisting. Some managed eight laps! A huge thank you to the student team who designed the track and have helped all classes with their fundraising! Now I wonder which class will raise the most money?

Friday, June 9, 2017


Rishi's Genius Hour project. Expilanation (by Rishi) to follow shortly.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

vocab, vocab, vocab...

In Room 3 we try to learn as many new words as possible. We also need to remember them so we've been writing some stories to help us remember the words and their meanings. Here is John's story (ps. no real gibbons were purchased or hurt in the making of this story).

Friday, June 2, 2017

Bullying-Free NZ Week

To celebrate Bullying-Free NZ Week we decided to make some posters to encourage more students to be defenders. This means that if you see bullying going on you do something about it. John and Nila will give you some ideas about what you can do...


We are designing some new signs to display around the school to remind us to behave respectfully and responsibly. These signs are by Alisi and Tufui:

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Football Tournamnet

On Tuesday we competed in the Eden Albert Football Tournament. The boys really stepped up and showed awesome leadership, sportsmanship, persistence and of course some amazing football skills. With a few good wins we made it to the quarter finals where we lost to a very good Mt Eden team. Great jobs boys, you represented the school fantastically!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Genius Hour

We are coming towards the end of our Genius Hour projects. Anaseini has been wondering how she can help students avoid swearing. She decided to make a pick-a-path game using Google Forms. Here are her slides and her form:

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Sign Language Week

Last week was Sign Language Week. We celebrated by introducing ourselves using NZ Sign Language. Here is Alisi's video:

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Auckland Museum

This week we ventured to Auckland Museum to learn more about volcanoes as part of our 'Shaping our Landscape' inquiry. Thank you to Josh and everyone at the museum for making it such an awesome day. Here is Paula's reflection on the trip:

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Descriptive Writing

This week we've been writing descriptions of different landscapes. We realsied that a lot of our sentences were sounding the same so we watched some videos about starting sentences with adverbs, adjectives, -ing phrases or prepositions. Here is Yonatan's description of Troll's Tongue in Norway. Can you picture what it looks like from this description? (maybe then you could search for it to see if you were right)

I can see a nice looking lady practising some martial arts while standing on a gigantic rock looking very uncomfortable. I also see the sky as blue as the sea can be.

Sitting on smooth rocks , I hear the wind as loud as a saber tooth tiger can rooooar! I also hear waves that are as loud as an earthquake.  
Standing on the rocky side, I  taste the water as refreshing as coca cola. So refreshing a beaver can drink it in just one second or even faster then that.

Above the cliff, I feel the rocks they are as smooth as sand. I also feel the wind coming upon me that is so smooth.

Museum Trip (planning)

This week we've started planning our trip to Auckland Museum. We had to use our smart surfing skills to find out how to get to the museum, how much it would cost and what we had to take with us. We also thought about how we'd show our school values of Respectful and Responsible while we were there. This is Brendan's poster:

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

School Band Try Teaching

Today during our last band practice of term we opened the doors to let anyone come and have a go at the instruments. Looks like we have some future band members AND some future music teachers...

Friday, April 7, 2017

SSS - Superb Subtraction!

We had an awesome week working of Students Sharing Strategies. I'm so proud of Room 3's collaboration, communication, critical thinking, problem solving and creativity (let me know if any of the links don't work).

Fusion Day with Auckland Rugby

Today we were lucky enough to have some coaching from Auckland Rugby. This was part of our first Fusion Day which also included some activities about healthy food choices. Thank you to Sport Auckland for organising this great day.

Monday, April 3, 2017

SSS Version 2

To finish our work on addition and subtraction for the term Room 3 have started Students Sharing Strategies (version 2). Students are working together in mixed groups to teach each other strategies they have learnt this term. They then choose the best strategy to solve a specific problem. Watch this space to see the Google Drawings they create. The resources may even help you or your class learn a new strategy!

Pairs to 100 and 1000

Stuck on those tricky questions on the first box of the basic facts test? Have no fear, Rishi is here! Here is his Google Drawing explaining how to solve these problems:

Monday, March 27, 2017

School Band's First Performance 2017

Yesterday afternoon (Friday afternoon) the school band were playing rude.This was the first time the band played for this year for room 5's assembly.
When the  bell rang for classes to go inside me and John (I am the one on the electric guitar and John is the one on the bass) waited and started setting up the stuff.
Me and John were nervous at that time because he said, "We might mess it up.’’
So when we were playing we tried our best to play and we got through the whole thing not making one mistake
So all of us were happy.
And had a good day.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Helping Words vs Fighting Words

We've been learning to take notice of how our words can affect other people. We decided that using helping words is a more positive way of talking to each other and showing each other respect.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Compatible Numbers

Our 'Paul Walker' Maths group have been using Educreations to show how we can solve addition problems using compatible numbers:

Monday, March 13, 2017

Room 3's Perfect Playtime Play (version two)

Here is our second go. We think we learnt from our mistakes (see version one below). What do you think?

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Room 3's Perfect Playtime Play!

Here is our FIRST effort of our play reminding everyone at Wesley Primary how we are respectful and responsible at play times. There are lots of fails but we have started fixing them so look out for version 2 this week!


We learnt a lot about icebergs this week. This was fun on its own but the reason we were learning about them was linked to our wellbeing focus of 'taking notice.' 

We learned that there's usually a lot going on 'under the surface' with people which could mean they get misunderstood. Just like 8/9ths of an iceberg is under the surface of the sea.

Here is Rishi's report on icebergs:

And here is Yonatan's recount of a time he was misunderstood:

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Room 3s lucky day!

Today we had our usual PB4L prize draw. Unusually all six winners from the Kea box were Room 3 students (sorry Room 4)! Here they are enjoying a game of touch in the sunshine as their prize.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017


To finish off our 'connect' part of our wellbeing inquiry we wrote our own pepehas. Here is Kotahi's pepeha:

Friday, February 24, 2017

PB4L part 2

We've also been doing some drama to help us show respect by listening to instructions and following them straight away:


As we are a Positive Behaviour For Learning (PB4L) school we have been looking at how we can be responsible. We made some Google Drawing posters to put up around Room 3 to remind us to put things away in the right place. Here are examples by Losaline, Steve and Rishi:

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Family Trees

To start off the year we have been creating our own family trees. These trees show us who we are connected to which helps our wellbeing. It also made us go home and learn more about our families. We even found out that some of us are related to each other when we shared our trees with each other! We included some Te Reo sentences to explain our trees. Here is Anaseini's Screencastify:

Saturday, February 18, 2017

SMRF it!

Thanks for the feedback on Alisi's create, name and file info-graphic. Room 6 asked for a video. It's not quite the same but this is Christina's video explaining how to SMRF a doc!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Creating, naming and filing docs.

Hi there! New to a digital class? Forgotten how to create, name and file your docs? Teacher busy at the moment? Then Alisi is here to help with her Google Drawing explaining how to create, name and file docs...

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Website buttons

We designed new buttons for our class site using our webcam and the cropping tool in a Google Drawing. These are the chosen buttons:

New year, new students, new classroom designs!

This week we used Google Drawings to design our classroom layout. We had to make comments to persuade Mr Margetts that our ideas would work. This is Paula's design:

Friday, February 3, 2017

Students Sharing Strategies

Here is the finished product. Thanks to all the students from Wesley Primary and Hay Park for their hard work. I hope other teachers and students find this resource useful.