Friday, April 15, 2011

15th April 2011- Book Day!

Today was Book Day at Paremata School. That meant everyone got dressed up as a book character and came to school looking a lot different than usual. We were all really excited in the morning when we saw each other! The whole school met in the hall as it was spitting on the netball court. Starting with the junior classes each syndicate paraded around the hall while the rest of the school waved and cheered. The juniors were wild things from Where the Wild Things Are, the year 5 & 6 were characters from the Where's Wally? books. The seniors used the Treaty of Waitangi and The House that Jack Built by Gavin Bishop as their theme. They wore Victorian era Maori and settler costumes. So what were the four Year 3 and 4 classes dressed as? We individually chose our own favourite books and characters. Here we are below. For more photos go to

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Maths Website

Here's a site where you can get really quick at remembering basic facts. How many can you get right in one minute?

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

World Cup Countries

Hayden, Alexandra and Abby wrote in earlier blog posts that our class are studying the countries participating in the Rugby World Cup being held in New Zealand later this year. Each student is researching a country each. They have used books and they have looked on many internet websites.

The information has been really interesting so far, but really there's nothing like communicating with people who actually live in these places. It would be wonderful if we could get in touch with schools or classes from these countries. Does anyone reading this blog have connections in any World Cup countries we could communicate with? Our class are  keen correspondents.

Please leave a comment if you can help us out. Tomorrow the class will leave a list of the countries involved, or you can check here:

Thanks, Ms Rogers

New podcasts from Room 10!

Check out our latest podcasts from Harry, Jesper and Alexandra. They have done a great job of writing their stories, locating or creating images that suit then making their first solo voice recordings. Well done!

We have also made a class recording of a poem called STORM. Alex provided the atmospheric wind sound in the background of the poem. Enjoy!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Week 9- Our Learning

Well  this week  Room 10 have been busy learning about countries such as Italy, Ireland and South Africa .... So Mikala and me are learning about Italy the place where pizza was born. Quinn is studying Australia. Jesper is doing South Africa.

by Hayden 

Room10's week

This week we have been researching about the World Cup and teams from different countries.
We are learning about rugby. There are twenty different teams in the World Cup!
Sometimes we play ripper rugby out on the field at sport time.

By Alexandra and Abby

Zoopz- Fun games that make you think. This link takes you to zoopz. You can challenge yourself with these problem solving games. Enjoy.