Sunday, November 27, 2011

ICT Conference

This week Room 3 participated in our very first Kilbirnie school ICT conference. It was such good fun. The senior children planned and led the workshops that we attended. We learnt about all sorts of topics - how to make our own comics on comic life, how to get better at kicking or throwing, using a video camera, how to use the internet safety website - super clubs plus. Along side many, many other things. At lunch time we had fun playing with some new technology - some ipads and our new x-box kinect!

A great big thank you to all the staff and students at Lyall bay and Normandale schools who lent us their equipment to support our big day.

Thursday, November 3, 2011


This week we are taking part in a free trial for the site Mathletics. So far, we are loving it!!
IF we like it enough, we are able to subscribe to it (through school) for a reduced price. It is certainly testing our maths skills. These are some of the statements from the children about Mathletics:

"Mathletics is like two things in one - it's fun and it's learning!"
"I like playing against people from all over the world"
"I have got perfect scores on some of my levels already!"
"I can't wait to have another turn on mathletics"

Follow this link to get onto the site:

Friday, October 28, 2011

Sprinkling stars

Go the Amazing All Blacks!!

On wednesday  me and my sister and my mum and greg  went to the parade and we took a few pictures of the All Blacks.
By Zico and George.

Friday, October 7, 2011


Room 3 have been learning about Diwali this week.  We have found out that it is a Hindu and Sikh festival and is celebrated on 26th October 2011.  We listened to the story of Rama and Sita and tried to understand whether this story would fit into our topic of 'Myths & Legends'.  We decided that it might be a legend.
We made our own Rangoli patterns to welcome people to our homes.
Have a look at this website to find out more about how people celebrate Diwali all over the world:
Diwali website

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Letter writing

This week we have been learning how to write a 'friendly' letter.  We have written letters to our families to ask them if they know any myths or legends.  We found out that lots of children in our class have families from all over the world and we thought that it would be interesting to hear some myths & legends from other countries.  We wrote our letters, put them in envelopes, and wrote our addresses on the front.  Finally, we walked to the postbox in Hataitai village and posted them.  Has your letter arrived at your house yet?

Friday, September 2, 2011

Hello Room 3!

Hello room 3!
Here is your homework for the next week....You don't have to do all of the things, they are just suggestions.

1) Check out Oscar & Andrea's cool animation that they made last week! Download the 'styx' programme onto your computer and see if you can make your own stick man animation. Mum and Dad might have to help you to do this...
2) Play 'go fish' with your family...if you need to know the rules, have a look at this website -
3) Practise your tongue twister using the links below.  Can you make up your own alliteration tongue twisters?