Thursday, 28 April 2016

Jadyens Farming Blog

Some of our students have been hard at work during the holidays - School in New Zealand is on our break between Term 1 and Term 2 and our students will be returning to School on Monday 2nd May to start the new school term.

Jayden has been busy publishing work on his entry for the 2016 MOA Kluster Blog - related to farming.  He's been producing some interesting work - this video is a series of images, some of which have been time lapsed that focus on a milking session at his families cow shed -

He's also been documenting some of the other activities that are taking place on the farm. You can click on the link here to visit his student page here.

Saturday, 23 April 2016

School Holiday Postings: Madaline and Lexi

It is the School holidays here in New Zealand, currently we are half way through the break between Term One and Term Two.  Our students will be returning to school the Monday after next on Monday 2nd May.   

In the meantime a number of our students from across the school are posting and creating work during the school break.   You can see Madaline from Room One has been writing about how to make ANZAC biscuits as we have ANZAC day this coming Monday.  You can click on the link to Madalines blog here.

Lexi (also from Room One) has been writing about a variety of topics on her student blog 'Lexi's Life Experiences' during the break as well.   You can read about cooking or her experiences on the Pihama Walk for Cancer.  You can click on the link to Lexi's blog here.

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Auroa Primary School Visits Lake Rotokare

This year we have a staff member, Mrs Derbyshire who is on leave for six months working as a Scientist.  She is working at the Lake Rotokare Scenic Reserve Trust.  You can read about the work that she is doing on her teacher blog which is located here. 

On Wednesday, the last week of School, we had the opportunity to send a group of students to Lake Rotokare for a day trip to look at the work that was being completed and to take part in some hands on Science learning.  Since then a number of students who were involved on that trip have produced recounts and reports about what they did.

You can read Jorja's recount all about her trip to Lake Rotokare here.   You can also read all about it from Madaline's perspective by clicking on this link here.

Friday, 15 April 2016

Taranaki Survivor 2016 Episode One

The first episode of the 2016 season of the greatest classroom online blog competition of all time... two teams of students competing against each other in epic challenges to find the ultimate winner...

Taranaki Survivor 2016 is here! The first epic episode in the greatest competition of all time!

Two teams of nine students from across the school competing against each other in an epic competition in the tradition of a great TV show.  Twenty episodes of competition starting today with a huge move in the first game.  One of the most dominant players from the 2015 season is eliminated in a shock move... whose game has ended before its even started? Whose made an early move to control the game? Which team showed fantastic teamwork to advance forward in the game... all these questions can be answered in the first land mark episode of...
Survivor 2016 - Episode One from myles webb on Vimeo.

Thursday, 14 April 2016

Diamante Poem about Snowy the Goat

Snowy is my crazy goat, she play fights with the dog hates cats but, loves children. she we guess she is a saanen goat she hates the colour white and she is on a diet because she eats too many rabbits pallets she loves eating poplar trees that are on the farm she loves to run and do stuff all the time.

Ashley created this diamante Poem about her goat and the photograph is of Snowy.   Snowy was also house trained when she was young, but she is not allowed in the house now because she jumped up on the kitchen bench and started eating food and smashing and breaking things.

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Procedural Writing: How to feed a calf

How To Feed A Calf
How to feed a calf
You will need: gloves, a bucket with one litre of milk in it and a calf feeder.

Step 1: Get the calf feeder and put it on the metal rails.
Step 2: Poor 1 litre of milk from the bucket into the calf feeder.
Step 3: Get a calf and bring it to the calf feeder.
Step 4: Put the calf on the feeder
Step 5: Wait until all the milk is gone.
Step 6: When all the milk is gone, get the feeder and walk away.

Monday, 11 April 2016

Taranaki Colour Run

This weekend we had the Taranaki Colour Run.   It took place on the Coastal Walkway in New Plymouth.   It was 4.1km.   You had to run or walk from station to station and at each station people would throw cornflour at you mixed with food colouring.  You can see photo's of the event on Ebony's blog here.   McCallum from Room Three is in this picture- you might notice that he is not wearing any eye protection!

Friday, 8 April 2016

Keys to My Life Student Blog

We are always looking for amazing connections and work from classrooms around the world.   One of our biggest supporters and a teacher that Mr Webb thinks is pretty amazing is Mrs Yollis who is from Califorina, USA.   She is the best blogger in the entire world.

Today in class we found out about a new student blog from one of Mrs Yollis students, 'Smiley'.  Who has started a new student blog called 'Keys to My Life'.   We spent time this morning as a class looking at the blog, thinking about the information that was posted on it and comparing the answers and the questions to our students in New Zealand.  

We loved the fact that the word 'plethora' was used on the page which was a word we talked about class, what the word meant and how we'd be able to use it.  You can visit the student blog here and Mrs Yollis class page is here.

Thursday, 7 April 2016

Taranaki Survivor 2016: Official Promo

It starts next week, the greatest online classroom blogging competition of all time. The teams have been officially created and will go into competition shortly. The season will be running until December when after twenty episodes and months of competitions one of these compditors will emerge victorious and claim the ultimate prize... who will it be...
Survivor Intro x from myles webb on Vimeo.

Featuring some returning players from last year - with important questions that are to be answered... can Caro go one step further than last years runners up position... is Harry capable of the completing an amazing double? ... will last years alliances still hold, will last years conflicts and betrayals come back to haunt players this season? What twists and turns await in this years competition? All these pressing questions will be answered in the greatest competition of all time... starting soon!

All information for the 2016 season, all episodes, clues and information is contained in the 'Taranaki Survivor' tab at the top of this page.

Rugby League Vs. Opunake Primary School

These highlights from Tuesdays Coastal Rugby League Tournament in Opunake were created by Jonte from Room Three.   Its from Auroa second game of the tournament, following their narrow defeat by tournament winners St Josephs Hawera.  Auroa in blue with orange were able to dominate Opunake (in red) scoring a comprehensive 34-12 victory.

Y5/6 Rugby League Vs. Opunake from myles webb on Vimeo.

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Y5/6 Rugby League H/L vs. St Jospehs

Yesterday Auroa Primary School competed in the Coastal Y5/6 Rugby League Competition held in Opunake. The first round competition for Auroa saw them taking on St Josephs Opunake in a game that would decide the eventual tournament winner. Auroa are in the purple with orange and St Josephs are in the green. The recording was completed by Rico from Room One, who also provided the commentary and some of the coaching tips. A big thank you for Mr Castle who coached the team and Mr Chittenden who assisted in the running on the day.

Y5/6 Rugby League Vs. St Josephs Opunake from myles webb on Vimeo.

Sunday, 3 April 2016

Durann - Taranaki Survivor Audition Tape

Its coming very soon - the 2016 Taranaki Survivor Competition! The contestants provided audition tapes and the best were selected to be part of the competition. Our favourite was this one from Durann, which is a tribute/parody of the movie 'Taken'.

Durann Survivor Promo from myles webb on Vimeo.

DPE - Food Technology

At Auroa Primary School the School has in the past two years taken responsibility for its own Technology program. This year we are very excited with the opening of the School Kitchen in what was the old library/room five. Having such a great set up is awesome for our senior students for DPE but also for our entire school who are able to use the facilities when the Technology is not on. This video was created, filmed, edited and published by students in Room Three on Friday 1st April 2016.

My Movie 5 from Myles Webb on Vimeo.

Friday, 1 April 2016

Taranaki Survivor 2016: Full Cast Announcement

Its the greatest online classroom blogging competition of all time... the greatest prize... the most epic competition... 18 competitors competing with one another and then against each other as they are eliminated one by one by one - who has made the final cut and will compete in the 2016 season?
We had nearly fifty expressions of interest from prospective contestants countless videos and creations from potential participants.  A mixture of both new players and returning spread across three classrooms competing for nine months in the greatest competition of all time.

Here's the official announcement.

DPE at Auroa Primary School: Fabric Design

Y7 and Y8 students at Auroa Primary School on Fridays have an opportunity to take part in the Schools DPE Program. DPE stands for Design Production Education. The students have an opportunity to learn about Electronics, Food Technology, Robotics and Sewing on Fridays. We have small classes or ten students or so and at our school we have the facilities to run the programs, including our brand new kitchen. This footage of the Sewing DPE lesson was filmed on Friday 1st April by Aroha and Ashley from Room Three. They also fully edited and put together the iMovie.

Auroa School DPE from Myles Webb on Vimeo.