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Sunday, September 10, 2017

Room 7 heart maps

Each student in room 7 has created their very own heart map. Our heart maps are full of the things that are special to us. We can use our heart maps during writing time to help give us ideas and special topics to write about. 

Tongan Language Week Assembly

A huge thank you to Miss Tuli for organising such a AWESOME assembly for Tongan language week! We not only got to perform the Tongan song we have been practising as a junior school, but we also got to watch the seniors perform their item. 

We were then lucky enough to watch a fashion show showcasing all of the different outfits the people of Tonga wear. Gorgeous!!! 

Room 7 students are seated at the front waving the Tongan flags they made :) 

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Welcome to Tongan language week! This week will be spent learning Tongan greetings and phrases, Tongan culture and of course Tongan art! 

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Hiwi the Kiwi

Here is a short clip showing our visit from the Minstrel. We learnt lots about marine life and sustainability. 

Concept Art

We have been learning all about sustainability this term! As part of this, we have been exploring all of Aotearoa's different taonga. 

With Room 8 (our buddy class) we collected some natural taonga and created art from it. 

When collecting taonga for our art work,
we made sure to pick things that had already fallen to the ground so that we wouldn't be harming our environment. 

We hope you enjoy our pictures. Please feel free to comment. We love your input! 


Thursday, August 17, 2017

Tino Pai tamariki! You have been done some amazing mahi. So much so it's being shared on our class blog! 

The first of these two photos features our octopus art. We read a story about an octopus called Eight. After this we got to create our own octopus and write a story about it. 

The second of these photos is our "Bl" display! To help remember the "bl" blend we created our very owns blocks! The best part about these blocks is that each face has a picture of something else that starts with "bl"! This then helped us think up some MORE "bl" words. 

We also know that our blocks are 3D shapes and have edges, faces and sides. 

A BIG thank you to Mrs Delich for helping with this :) 

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Taonga Aotearoa


This term's concept is Taonga Aotearoa. We have been learning about New Zealand's treasures, and ways that we can help protect them. On the wall you can see our beautiful artwork representing our role as environmentally conscious citizens. You can also see our writing, which is all about how we might help the Lorax save the earth.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Dress ups!

Room 7 have been enjoying their new dress ups! Look at Chance, Harkirat and Mamia engaging in some wonderful developmental play as part of our reward/"golden" time! 

Papatoetoe is full of superheros!!!! 

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Cook island language week!


Wow what a blast Cook island language week was. We made Cook island flags and 'ei! We also got to watch teachers and others students get up and do Cook island around the world!! Welldone Maraia and Jeremy for getting up in front of the whole school to dance on behalf of room 7! 

Thursday, July 27, 2017

recapping our fairy bread

Wow! Last term's fairy bread must of been a hit... 
As we all remember our halves and quarters. Great mahi ruma whitu and thank you for your help Mrs Sigley and Mrs Rountree :) 

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Caution! Mathematicians at work!

Mankrit, Harkirat and Ayush practising equal sharing on our new whiteboard table! 

Wednesday, July 5, 2017



Here we are reinforcing wholes, halves and quarters using fairy bread. This was great fun for all. Thanks to Room 3 for the inspiration for this lesson, and to Room 8 for providing us with the bread, butter, jam and sprinkles! 

We are very lucky to be surrounded by so many kind and helpful teachers! :) 

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Measurement madness

On Tuesday room 7 completed a measurement "treasure hunt". Working with a buddy we used our rulers to find objects around the classroom of a particular size. Once we found them we were then able to draw and write it onto our sheet.  


Now that we know how to compare the length of objects it is important we begin to use units of measurement- like the centimetres on our rulers!

Wednesday, June 28, 2017


Matariki is a special time of year, that we celebrate with learning. As part of our Matariki celebrations room 7 has made some woven stars. Aren't they gorgeous?

Monday, June 26, 2017

TUESDAY! Done and dusted..

Today has been a very eventful day! We started the day with room 4,  doing an experiment as part of this term’s concept. We mixed mentos and coke together and found out that it creates a fizzing overflow. Who would of thought?!

We then started our feathers for the korowai our school is making, and for writing we created big love hearts with little notes about cooperative learning on them. We are all part of one big team here in room 7!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

What does it mean to be a principal?

What does a principal do? They are a bit like a teacher.. But we don't often see them in the classroom. We know that principals are very important but we have thinking about how they might spend their days.. 

Today room 7 engaged in some oral language activities focused on their current knowledge surrounding school principals. Then we wrote about what we think they do! Tomorrow we will talk about all the different things principals do and see how accurate our writing was. 

Before we do that please take the time to check out our video! All these ideas are AMAZING!!
Please note you will have to turn off our blog's background music off to hear this video. The function for this is at the bottom of the page :) 

Another block creation!

Look at what Jeremy, D'Angelo, VJ and Nikash created before school! A temple! How cool!
We talked about the temple's structure, and how they made it balance. There is so much we can learn, even before the bell goes! 

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Monday, June 12, 2017

Birthday celebrations

Room 7 loves to celebrate special occasions. Look at what Jasiah's family brought in for all of us to share!! Aren't we lucky??

A big thank you! It was a great treat after our reading session this morning.  

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Math Masterminds!

Here we are busy trying to solve Mother Bear's problem.. 

She needs to make some jackets for her 5 cubs. And each jacket needs to have 5 buttons... We are trying to solve how many buttons Mother Bear needs in total. 

Solving problems like these takes a WHOLE lot of thinking! Luckily we know that drawing a few pictures, thinking aloud with our buddies and pulling out our skip counting skills will help us reach the final answer. :) 

We are brrrrrr... BRILLIANT! 

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Experimenting with colours!

Earlier last week, Room 7 talked about all the different colours that we know! 
We thought it would be a good idea, to make some predications about what colours we might be able to  make by mixing other colours together. 

Some of us thought we could make green with purple and yellow. Others thought that maybe blue and black would do the trick... 

After some mixing, we discovered that blue and yellow are the two colours we need to mix to make green. We also discovered that red and white makes mawhero. Further testing allowed us to conclude that the more white we mix with the red, the lighter the pink is! 

Exciting stuff!!! 

For those of you that haven't seen it...

If you haven't had a chance to pop into Room 7, then you won't have seen the pictures of our skittles experiment that we have displayed on our concept wall. 

Nonetheless, I hope that your child has told you all about it. It was great fun! 

We put skittles around the edge of a plate and poured warm water over it. Guess what happened?! All of the colour from the skittles came off the skittles themselves and formed a beautiful design in the water!

Most of us weren't expecting that! This science experiment was such a hit that we were able to write about it as well. All of us wrote instructions on how to do the experiment incase we ever need to tell our friends and whanau. :) 


Books are more interesting when they are jumbo size. Or so I have been told! (by the gorgeous Room 7 students) 

Here is a photo of Gurleen, Jannatpreet and Ilham (left to right) reading big books during silent reading time.  

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Samoan Language Week

Wow! Samoan language week was such a success! 

We started the week with the flag raising ceremony, and that same afternoon Room 7 had a visit from Miss Malietoa who taught us how to greet each other in Samoan. 

We also met up with the rest of the junior school each day of the week to learn the song Savalivali which we performed as part of the Samoan language Week assembly! 

Amongst all of this we even found the time to make Samoan flags to wave and support the other performers in the assembly :) 

What great fun! Here's a photo of us wearing ula lole :)