Wednesday 28 September 2016

A Day in France.. from Brindas School

Thank you for your visit to our class page in New Zealand. It is currently week one of the school holidays in New Zealand. The students of Auroa Primary School will be returning to School on Monday 10th October. 

In the meantime our friends around the world are still posting and producing amazing work. Some of our very best friends are on the other side of the world, in Brindas School, France. You can read their amazing blog by clicking on the link here.

Tuesday 20 September 2016

Blogging Posts about Cross Country

If you were unable to attend the 2016 Auroa School Cross Country or the next stage, the Mountain To Surf (MT SPA) Cross Country, preparation for the South Taranaki Finals in Hawera, then these posts can fill you in with what it was like to be there. Firstly this recount was written by Jorja about the Auroa Primary School Cross Country.    This event involved everyone at Auroa Primary School.  The next stage of competition was the Cluster Finals which was held at the Manaia Golf Course.  You can read the details of the event written by Jorja here on her fantastic blog - or you can also read the details about the event written by Madaline from Room One here.

3D Printing in Room Three: Cookie Cutters

Thursday 15 September 2016

R3 Skittles Experiment

In Room Three last week we were looking at the changes made with Skittles when we dissolved them in water. We looked at changing the water temperature and seeing if that had an affect on the speed of the changes we observed. We then put together iMovies of our experiments and time lapsed them.

My Movie (1) from myles webb on Vimeo.

This is another example of what we were up to:

My Movie 4 (2) from myles webb on Vimeo.

R3 Guest Post: Jorja from Room Two

One of our great student blogs is Jorja, a former student of Room Three, who is now in Room Two. She has an amazing student blog with some fantastic posts and information. You can click on the link to it here. This post which she published this week is about farming: 

Jorjas farming video from Jorja Symes on Vimeo.

Sophie from Room Four has just started Blogging - she's already had over 1200 pageviews for her work from all around the world, you can click on the link to her blog here.   She is also writing about farming and the things that happen to her on her farm, in her latest post she wrote about Cow 237 getting stuck and what happened afterwards, you can read about it here.

Wednesday 14 September 2016

These are the two students blogs that I would like you to visit and say hello to.

The first blog belongs to Stacie and is located by clicking here.
The second blog belongs to Emma and you can click on the link to it here.

Monday 12 September 2016

R3 Collaborating with students in France

We're very lucky to have contact with students from around the world - one of favourite collaborations has been with the students from Brindas School in France - Aroha was so excited this morning to see this comment on her work left by Timothe from France - can you work out what he was asking and talking to her about?

Hello Aroha !
As promised, there is a first Student from our class who just texted you back in French about one day, here, in Brindas School. Happy reading !


Bonjour, je m'appelle Timothé.
Le matin, c'est soit papa soit maman qui me réveille. Ensuite, je vais aux toilettes. Puis, je prends mon petit déjeuner, je me lave les dents, je fais mon cartable et je pars à l'école.
On entre en classe à 8h30. On a une récréation de 10h15 à 10h30. À 11h30, c'est l'heure du repas à la cantine.
L'école recommence à 13h30. Le mardi et le vendredi, on finit à 15h00. À partir de 15h00, on fait des activités : sports, travaux manuels, dessin, etc. Le lundi et le jeudi, on finit à 16h30. Le mercredi, il n’y a pas de classe l’après-midi.
Après l’école, je rentre chez moi et je goûte. Le soir, je me lave, je dîne, je regarde un peu la télévision et je me couche.

PS : Vous avez de la chance de pouvoir apporter vos Ipads à l’école !!!

Timothé L. "

Let us know if you understood everything…

Thursday 8 September 2016

R3 Collaboration with France

We've made some wonderful connections all around the world in our time working online through our class page.  One of our favourite collaborations and friendships has been with the students from Brindas School in France.   They have recently updated their great page of work with a new video for us!

You can see the video and visit their fantastic site by clicking on the link here.

MOA Photos's from Jonte - What do you like?

Next term we have our digital awards for our cluster the MOA Awards. One of our students Jonte has been taking a series of photos and thinking about angles and perspective. These are four photos that he is particularly proud of, but there's a challenge, he's only able to put one forward as a finalist. Jonte is looking for some feedback and interested in hearing what you would suggest and why.

Mathematical Problem Solving

Wednesday 7 September 2016

Taranaki Survivor: Episode 9

The greatest online student blogging competition, of all time is reaching a critical moment... the two dueling teams are only a short time away from the crucial merge - but someone's about to fall at nearly the final hurdle and become the first member of the 2016 Taranaki Survivor Jury. 

Kikorangi have been dominating the competition recently, reducing Whero to only three members - can they regain the initiative or are they about to be on the brink of elimination. Ebony has played immunity idols in two consecutive episodes - will she do so again? Will another 'power-up' be played? Its time for big manoeuvres, key power plays and a last gasp attempt at making the final tribe. Who will succeed? Who will fail - all these questions are about to be answered in the greatest blogging competition of all time: TARANAKI SURVIVOR!

Please note: due to wind conditions during this challenge please be careful with the audio play back of this episode!

Taranaki Survivor: Episode 9 from myles webb on Vimeo.

In this challenge the teams took alternate turns to knock down the markers belonging to the other tribe. Its nice and simple the first team to knock down ten markers belonging to the other team would claim immunity and avoid the dreaded 'vote off'.

Thursday 1 September 2016

Worser Bay Primary School

This is the link to Worser Bay Primary School in Wellington.   You can click on the link to their blog here.   Remember if you are a student from Room Three to leave a comment with your first name only, your class and school and check with Mr Webb if you are unsure about anything related to the comment.