Room 1's blog

Eco Buildings

Mr. Orchard came and showed us heaps of pictures about  buildings from the past. The old buildings were made using cob. Cob is a mixture of clay, straw, manure and water. It's kind to nature because there are no chemicals and ther materilas were all local. We made our own Cob Cottages in groups. We had fun mixing the cob even though out side on the deck it was cold at times. Some of us helped others-we really enjoyed doing the work. We used strings of flax to tie up the roof sticks. We used harakeke to make the rooves.

Room One's Learning

We had a great time with Hana from Japan. We learned how to use chopsticks, how to do Origami and tried out some children's games. Hana and Yuri sang their National Anthem. Hana did some Karete and we copied her. She is a brown Belt-one away from Black. We showed our Buddies how to draw the Japanese flag-it's a sun. we did Origami hopuse with our buddies and added in doors, windows and flowers on the walls. It was fun. Aki, Mari and Hana showed us some Japanese exercises. We made Sushi-it was YUM!

End Of Term One

We wrote about our favourite activities. Everyone liked doing dframa especailly the Hot Seating -it was so much fun. Doing the skteches was really good because we got to learn how to do it darker to show shadow and make it look 3 D. Sailing on steadfast was awesome because we got to pull up the sails, dredge for plankton and test the speed and we saw seals and sea birds. Kaipupu point studies are good because we get to plant seeds, touch the models and see how the traps work. Ben really liked doing Place Value-and he did extra for experts. 

Going to the Marae

We have done heaps of learning for our Marae trip. We drew koruru/carved heads that are on top of the Wharenui. We practised doing the hongi with our Buddies. We have learned waiatas. We did papaer sculptures of carved figures called tekoteko. We did Journal Comprehensions all about Maraes. Miss boudier showed us photographs of carvings. We did our own tuktuku patterns in Maths. We learned all about Kupe and the whekenui-which was a large octopus. Our first trip was postponed, but we're still going to go.

Room One Activities

We have been really busy in Room One. We have been learning how to swim and survive in water. We learnt to treat water and how to do skulling hands. We had some help from Gina and Becky from Stadiom 2,000. It was heaps of fun.

In Art we made clay pots and models and we have done Observational Drawings-we did our shoes and then we did Green Hat thinking and designed our very own shoe.

In Drama we have been showing different moods and moving in different ways.

Kaipupu Point

We went to Kaipupu Point on Tuesday. We did weeding around where we had planted little trees last time. We made collars of grass and placed them around the bottom of our trees to help them grow. We gave them more Sunlight. Jade cut her finger pulling out weeds.

After that, we walked into a shadier area and in groups of 1:4, we planted more native trees. The ground was really, really hard to dig. We saw Kawakawa leaves-Kyote's dad makes a special tea from them.


Everybody had the day off after the earthquake except some teachers were in school doing the phones. 

We had most of kids in on Tuesday and we all wrote about our experiences. 

We read out our experiences and shared them all.

When we had aftershock in Kaipupu Point Studies, we all got under our desks straight away.

Miss Boudier was very proud of us too.

Ashleigh's chair had fallen off but Holly's next to it was still on her desk!

Some books fell off the shelves in the staffroom Miss Boudier told us.

Keeping Safe

We have been learning how to keep safe in a natural disaster. We know that we must have a family plan and keep supplies for three days ready. We know we have to listen to what Civil Defence tells us.

We have also learned about being safe around strange dogs. Lacey and Karen taught us rhymes to remmmeber what to do.


We wear Sunhats in Term 4 because we are a Sunsmart school. 

Brayshaw Park Trip

On Monday, Room 1 went on an excursion to 'Brayshaw Park' to learn about the types of power back in the 17th 18th and 19th centuries. We first of all went into a cinema to watch a presentation about the different types of power. We disscussed the types of power and how they work. We saw man power, horse power hydro power, wind power, steam power andnthenhow gas and electricity was used.Then we went out and saw the old machines that the park had stored for us. We all went over to see a steam powered train, which was currently under trial and still have lots of work to do.

Picton Museum and Edwin Fox Visit

We went to the Foreshore and split into two groups. we wnet to the edwin Fox and learned about life on board the ship. There was no electricity so ... no hot showers, television, playsation, phones, cameras, fridges, freezers, electric blankets or lights. Mr. Orchard got us to dress up in costumes from the past. We saw the toilet, the sick bucket the hammock and walked down in the huge hull. Jacob's ancestor Mr. Gibb was a seaman on the Edwin fox-his name is on the display board. we watched a neat film.

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