Friday, 29 May 2015

Y5/6 Sport Vs. Kakaramea School 29/6/2015

Today Auroa Primary School hosted Kakaramea School, Whenukua School at Patea. They took on Auroa Primary School in four sports. In Hockey Auroa claimed their first win of 2015 6-0. Auroa Schools Y5/6 Soccer team was tied 1-1- at half time before two late goals allowed our visitors a win. Auroa Schools Y5/6 Netball Girls maintained their unbeaten run for the 2015 season winning 25-5. Rugby saw a titanic game. Auroa were well down at half time outscored 1-4 however a strong second half comeback saw Auroa get within two points of the visitors. Full time intervened before Auroa could fully complete an epic comeback, our visitors winning 32-33. These videos were put together by Mackenna from Room Three. Auroa are in the traditional blue with orange.

Rugby 29/6/2015 from Myles Webb on Vimeo.

Ricos Amazing Cruise Holiday

While I was on holiday I took a lot of photos for it to be put into a slide show I also wrote a dairy about it while i was on it,These our the islands that we went to Mystery Island,Port Villa,Lofu and Noumea. While I was on the boat The waves were 6m high on the way back to New Zealand.

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Can you help Room Three with our Procedural/Instructional Writing?

In Room Three so far this Term we've been looking at procedural writing/instructional writing.   Our students have been choosing topics that they're familiar with and writing about them.   We've also chosen topics and then Google Translated them into other languages so that we had to look for structural and visual clues to work out the instructions.  

What we'd be incredibly keen for now is for instructions for tasks to complete that are outside of our comfort zone to finish off our unit.  

Is there something that is unique to your ares? Do you know of something not completed in rural Taranaki, in New Zealand that we might be able to replicate? Would we be able to follow a recipe, make an object or carry out a task that is 'different'? Do you have a game that we don't? Do you students have an activity that is different?

If you could please leave us a message or comment to us with a link to the information, or even better a post about it and we'll get onto it.

Monday, 25 May 2015

Procedural Writing: In Language

As mentioned previously currently for writing we are looking at procedural/instructional writing. As a twist for our latest round of publication we wanted to do something different so the students used Google Translator to convert the instructions into another language. This is Mackenna's effort - translated into Russian. If you don't speak Russian what clues can you look at to work out what each of the instructions are? What prior knowledge would help?

Quades Procedural Writing: Nut and Bolt in Turkish

In Room Three this term we've been looking at procedural/instructional writing and creating and viewing examples. We've created examples ourselves and then to do something different with the process we used Google Translator to translate the instructions into a different language - this meant that we couldn't know what all of the instructions meant that we had to use other techniques to work out what they meant. This is Quade's example, using Turkish.


Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Experimenting in Room Three: Guest Post by Jorja

In Room Three the students are currently looking at experiments.  Over the last two weeks Room Three has rotated around the four other senior classes at Auroa Primary School conducting a series of brilliant experiments.  Yesterday the students were lucky enough to be in Room Four, Mr Spice's Class.  There the students carried out an experiment.  Rather than talk about it, we'd like to show you exactly what they did, and Jorja from Room Three is going to show you this amazing presentation that she created as a result of being there:

This is just a small sample of the amazing work that Jorja has been producing for her fantastic individual student blog. You can click on the link here to check out the rest of her amazing work.

Friday, 15 May 2015

#CLRPoem: Blue Auroa Primary School Students Examples

We're loving the opportunity created by Catherine Monaghan from A Room With A View with her fantastic Twitter Hashtag for the #clrpoem.  Its also involving another amazing educator who were big fans of in New Zealand - Mrs Yollis from California.  

We're having a poem a week created by the students from Auroa Primary School to learn about Poetry and create some fantastic work of their own! This week we've been producing Blue themed poems - we were looking a 'Free' Poetry which some of our students really enjoyed.  Most of our students have published these on their own individual student blogs which you can see listed on the right hand side of this blog.

Harry's very excited to have just reached 1,000 pageviews and you can read his Blue inspired Poem here.  Caro's doing an amazing job with her blog - she was wanting 8000 pageviews before end of the year, but she's about to make it to five thousands already.   Have a look at her effort here.  Brody's not only one of the best posts in the world about silage, you can read his blue poem here.  Cruz effort is here.  Abby was best senior blog post of the week, you can read about her blue poem here.   Ashton used his farm as inspiration for his blue poem.  Jaydens effort with Blue is here.  Quade created a fantastic Blue Image - and here it is linked to his blog! Jorja created this wonderful effort - have a look at this! Mackenna's also been involved and you can read it here.  

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

What do students Texas know about New Zealand?

We've been collaborating with Mrs Kriese's class in Austin, Texas. We created a post which stated the knowledge about Texas that we knew, and they returned the favour today with a post about what they knew about New Zealand.

You can read the original post here.

We enjoyed reading this very
much in class this morning, even if some of the knowledge was not confirmed facts!

However what it is going to do is encourage us to collaborate and find out information relating others.

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Aimee's Writing Example from England

We're always looking for fantastic examples of students work to use in class. One piece of writing that we found the other day came from Aimee in England. Its a piece of narrative writing describing events during the Blitz in London. It created a fantastic discussion with students in Room Three in Auroa about feelings and how it would have been different during this time. We looked at the language that Aimee had used and loved the experience.  You can click on this link to her writing here.

Friday, 8 May 2015

Flat Stanley's Adventure in New Zealand

Flat Stanley from Myles Webb on Vimeo.
Today Mackenna and Rico made a video on Flat Stanley of his adventures in New Zealand.  Starring children from Room 4.  The Flat Stanley was sent to us by Hopwood School in England.

What do we know about Texas? For Mrs Kriese

This morning in class we had a look at our Feedjit tracker and were very excited to see lots of visitors from Texas in the USA. We're looking forward to collaborating with Mrs. Kriese's 7th ELA Students before their School year finishes at the end of the month.  That led us into a discussion about Texas and what we know about it.

We knew the following facts as 100% Correct about Texas:

  • Its Hot
  • All people from Texas as Howdy and Y'all when they meet
  • People in Texas eat Hot Chilli
  • Miley Cyrus is the most famous person from Texas
  • Sandy off Sponge Bob is from Texas
  • In Texas they have Rodeos and people ride Bulls.
  • They have Cows with horns that are Beef Cows
  • People wear Cowboy Hats
We thought that...
  • Half of our class thought that New Zealand had a bigger population that Texas (it doesn't New Zealand has 4 Million Texas has 27 million
  • One third of the class thought that New Zealand was bigger as a country in terms of area (its not Texas is two and a half times bigger than New Zealand).
  • We think the first Space Shuttle was either launched or landed in Texas.

Monday, 4 May 2015

Ashtons Cattle Truck Video

Ashton from Room Three has produced some simply amazing work this year. His work on Tiger Slugs and Spiders have produced some amazing comments and have been seen all around the world. Over the weekend he's worked to produce another fantastic piece - the loading of Cattle (Cows) onto a truck. He's produced this fantastic iMovie in his own time using his own skills. You can click on the link to his great blog here.

Loading Calves onto a Cattle Truck from Ashton Sharp on Vimeo.

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Technology at Auroa Primary School.

At Auroa Primary School Y7/8 students have the opportunity to participate in DPE - Design Production Education (in some Schools this is known as Technology). Students have four different learning cycles that they can participate in Robotics, E Textiles, Woodwork and 3D Printing. You can learn more about the program here. This video below shows the program in action and details what some of our senior students here at Auroa Primary School has been up too recently: The amazing video was produced by Mr Bloor who is one of the wonderful staff members that we have here at Auroa Primary School. The students have been working on producing a speaker that is controlled by an Apple device. You can see examples of the speaker in this slideshow: