Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Taranaki Survivor: Episode One

Taranaki Survivor: Episode One from Myles Webb on Vimeo.
This is the first episode of the new episodic web-show that students from Room Three will be competing in between now and the end of the school year. A detail application process saw two teams of nine selected (although the rest of the class are featuring in either challenges or behind the scenes!) in team Whero (red) or Kikorangi (blue). 

The two teams compete in challenges each week, eliminating one player if their team loses. In this challenge the teams had to complete a course while holding onto a rope - they had to work as a team and locate six markers along a pre-determined course. Every member of the team needed to hold onto the rope - otherwise there was a thirty second time penalty.

Who would work together? Would walking the course work better than jogging it and risk falling over? Who would have victory? Would Whero or Kikorangi be the first to eliminate a team member?

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Auroa Primary School New Classroom

Want to know details about Room Five at Auroa Primary School? Want to know what it looks like having a classroom (completed already off site!) brought into a school and how it could be done? Want to see it all live? Then click on this video below which was created by Ashton from Room Three - he produced, edited and put together the video of the new classroom for our school!

Our New Classroom has Arrived! from Ashton Sharp on Vimeo.

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Science in R3: Mould

Senior Maths Challenge 2015

This is a post by Madaline from Room Two who wrote about the Senior Mathematics Challenge that took place at Auroa Primary School Hall on Tuesday. 

On Tuesday all the senior classes from Auroa School came  together for a competition to see who was best at doing maths grids and a game called kahoot.

First up there was the grids where four people from each senior class had to complete a 6 by 6 multiplication grid. The fastest time would win. In our team there was Joe, Caleb, Astin and I. It was very hard and I managed to get 100% in the time of 1.10. My sister Jorja got a time of 1.11 so I just bet her. It was a lot of fun and some kids came in a time of 40secs!

Secondly there was the Kahoot competition. Four kids from each senior class has to get some quickfired answers chucked at them and you had to get the right answer out of a multichoice of 4 answers. The only problem was everyone was doing those quickfire answers at the same time so if you got it wrong and they got it right they would be higher up the leader board. Kaiah Bloor from Room 1 took that competition out. Below there is a slideshow of the action.

Monday, 21 September 2015

Lara's French Video: Questions for our Friends

French from Myles Webb on Vimeo.
We've been creating some material and information for our friends from Brindas School in France.  This amazing effort has been produced by Lara from Room Two.

Sunday, 20 September 2015

R3's End of Year Project: Taranaki Survivor

This week its the last week of Term Three for Auroa Primary School. Our students are looking forward to the end of the term break and we have a really important deadline this Friday - the entries from our students for the MOA Awards close on Friday. We've also got the first episodes of our special online episode internet show starting - which is Taranaki Survivor. Mr Bloor, Auroa Primary Schools Amazing AV Man has produced a stunning video which we're going to use as the opening credits. Our students had a first challenge of the show - they had to have a 'serious' face when they were formed for the opening sequence - which wasn't as easy as everyone thought! During the holidays we'll be showing several episodes - apart from being contestants our students are also responsible for the filming, editing, props and planning so everyone is involved including the eliminated contestants. First episode will be released later this week.

Survivor Taranaki Intro (1) from Myles Webb on Vimeo.

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Auroa School Science Fair: Beth

We've had several major events at Auroa Primary School this week.   Yesterday we had the 2015 School Science Fair - as a result of our AKO (Inquiry) for two terms the students from Auroa Primary School presented in the Hall their investigations.  If you couldn't attend this fantastic event then you don't need to worry - this post from Bethany from Room Three shows everything that was on display - she created an iMovie showing all the displays and talking about some of the experiments.  You can click on the link here to her original blog post.
Yesterday it was the science fair and all parents were allow to go it was from 9am-8pm. When our class went we were allow to take our iPads and take photos or use our iPADs for scanning the QR codes. Me and Harry's experiment was about liquid force. It is testing what liquid could lift the most weight.

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Science Fair 2015: Tomorrow @APS

Tomorrow is the Science Fair at Auroa Primary School.  The students from Room Three, and the other classes at Auroa Primary School have been conducting an AKO (investigation) for the past two terms.  It culminates in tomorrows open day when our hall is open from 9am until 8pm.  Members of the public and family are welcome to come to the school during this time and see some of the amazing projects that our students have been working on.   This slideshow is a sneak peak of some of the projects from the students of Room Three.

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Cross Country 2015

Friday saw Auroa Primary School hold the 2015 Cross Country Race.  We had races from everyone from the Y1 (5 Year Old) students to the Y8 (13 year old).   The students were looking to advance towards the finals taking place at the Manaia Domain this coming Thursday September 17th.   Well done to everyone who competed in the school events including the 11 students from Room Three (out of a class of 25!) who made it through to the Mt Spa (Regional) Cross Country!

Saturday, 12 September 2015

Mrs Ericsson's Blog: Robocup Report

As many of you know Room Three is not the Auroa Primary School Blog online - all the classes have pages and they're all fantastic.  Mrs Ericsson has just been down to the National Junior Robocup Finals in Christchurch and all the details of the event - the results are all here on this link to her fantastic blog!

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Monday, 7 September 2015

R3 Seeking Input About Tornadoes!

This coming week Room Three have the School Science Fair. As part of this event we have students presenting about a variety of topics.  Two of the most prolific bloggers from Room Three, Caro and Jorja are looking at Tornadoes and how they form.  We have some limited local experience here in New Zealand (with one in the last ten years).  What we are looking for is additional experiences and information from students and teachers who have personal experiences with Tornadoes.

Do you have them in your region? Do you have information about them? Are there some special ways in which you have to be prepared for them? Can you share some information or photographs or other media about them? Would it be possible to Skype and talk about them?

Thank you so much for having a look at this post and if you could help us we'd really appreciate it! You can leave a comment here or email Mr Webb directly at mwebb@auroa.school.nz

Friday, 4 September 2015

Junior STEM: Cooking

On Fridays Junior School students from Auroa Primary School take part in the STEM program. There are a range of activities that the students can take part in - one of which is Junior School Cooking. These photos were taken by Mrs Elliott on Friday.
Junior STEM: Cooking from Myles Webb on Vimeo.

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Junior STEM Program: Friday Highlights

This video, highlights from Fridays Auroa Primary School Junior STEM Program was created by Zariah, Jorja and Mackenna from Room Three.  It features footage from the Auroa Primary School STEM Program and was shot at School on Friday 31st August 2015. Edit and produced by the students today from footage provided by Miss Boshier.

Auroa School 2015 Junior Steam from Myles Webb on Vimeo.

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

French at Auroa Primary School

Every Friday we have the Auroa Primary School Junior STEM program for our Y1-3 students.  At the same time for our seniors we have Kapa Haka and Japanese.  We have a third group of students who are learning French.  Earlier this year we were contacted by the CM Brindas School from Brindas in the Rhone-Alps in France.   We're going to be collaborating with them in the near future - however the fact that they are naturally French speakers and the fact that we're learning French seem too good of an opportunity for us to pass up.  Our students produced these examples of them speaking basic French.

Kaiah, Caitlin and Jessica
Kaiah,Caitlin&Jessica French from myles webb on Vimeo.
Riley and Caleb
French - Caleb and Riley from myles webb on Vimeo.
Charlotte, Reenee
French from myles webb on Vimeo.
Aroha and Tamara
French Video - Aroha and Tamara from myles webb on Vimeo.

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Kiwi Golf With Sport Taranaki

Golfing from myles webb on Vimeo.
Bethany from Room Three, who created this video with Harry, wrote this recount about the event: "Today at school we had golf. We did competition among two. Then we made it a little had. That we had to hit the ball harder. Then it got harder and harder each time. After that we did a competition against the whole class.Catherine and I were buddies and we were the first one to get to the finals. Then Caro and Katelyn got though after that. Caro got 3rd,Katelyn and Catherine tied in 2nd and I 1st out of the class."