Sunday, 14 July 2019

Functions project: Rube Goldberg Machine

For the second half of Term 2, Year 5 and 6 students worked on Rube Goldberg machines within their own classes.

Students in Room 5 worked very hard in their own groups (which were each allocated to different areas of the classroom) to produce one machine which took up the whole classroom area! It was successful in so many ways, but it also needed to be developed in a few areas for a more sound operation. Enjoy the video of the efforts which went into our amazing machine!

Monday, 1 July 2019

Batik Art

This term, Room 5 has been working hard on Batik art - an art form which originated in Indonesia. We used paper instead of fabric. A picture was drawn, followed by colouring with crayons, then the art was scrunched up, dyed and finally outlined in Indian ink.

Here are the outcomes. Some excellent work was produced! Enjoy :)

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Decimal warm up: maths - Take #2

This is the same warm up as 'Take #1', with no adjustments needed :). Great checking, Room 5!

Speeches - Hamburger model

Recently, Room 5 started speeches. Each student began with a general structure which outlined the topic, introduction, main points and conclusion. Here are a few examples of student work:

By Christina

By Lee

By Dylan

By Aryan

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Wacky Wednesday

On Wednesday 5th June, students around the school dressed in weird and wonderful clothing for Wacky Wednesday. Room 5 looked exceptionally colourful on the day. Thank you for your donations!

Sunday, 2 June 2019

Reading - plays

This term, all reading groups practiced analysing and performing plays in front of the class. The learning intention for each group:

WALT: Make changes to intonation, pace and word identification to make meaning clearer when reading out loud.

Here are snippets of the performances.


Group: Whero

Group: Kakariki

Group: Kikorangi

Group: Tawa