Thursday, 31 August 2017

Well Done Keira!

We have missed Keira this week in Room 10 as she has been ripping up the slopes at the North Island Primary Ski Champs, down on the Whakapapa Ski field.

Fortunately we have been sent a couple of videos of her in action.

We can't wait to hear how things have gone for you Keira. Room 10 and CPDS are so proud of you.

Tuesday, 29 August 2017


Wow what fantastic news we had from MacKenzie today!
We will let her share all about it.

I got sent a letter from the Queen. I had sent her a card for her birthday. In it I told her about my family and my cat. I asked her some questions and drew a picture of her and me, which she said she thought was beautiful.

Not many people get sent letters from the Queen anymore so I am very lucky.

Thursday, 24 August 2017

IALT: create an image for the reader, by using descriptive language in my writing.

Check out these great examples of writing from some of the Room 10 students.

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Water Safety Session

On Tuesday afternoon, Room 10 joined Moe in the hall to learn about Water Safety.
While we were there we learnt how to put on a life jacket when we are in the water, the difference between swimming in clothes and in togs and knowing what the flags on the beach mean. We can't wait for the water session later in the year. 

"It is important that if there is no lifejacket that fits you, you should not go on the boat". Otis

"We learnt that if there are two flags when the water is rough, we go between them because its the safest place". Jack

"You need to swim on top of the lifejacket and then put the opposite arm in the hole, so that the jacket is not on backwards". Sophie

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

A Visit from our sister school Siyanqi Primary School in Ningbo, China

Siyanqi Students Visiting in Room 10

We were so excited to have visitors in our class, from our sister school in China. Some of the students spoke great English, but that didn't stop us from trying out some conversation in Mandarin.
We spent some time colouring a traditional Māori meeting house (wharenui). These then get folded together to make a 3D model.
It was nice to share with the students about traditional Māori colours and the importance of a wharenui in Māori culture.

Here are just a few pictures of us developing relationships with our Siyanqi School friends.

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Student Led Conferences

A huge thank you to all the families that joined us this afternoon for the student led conferences. 
We enjoyed sharing our learning with you, talking about what we were most proud of and also the challenges we had to overcome on our learning journeys.
Please leave us a comment and let us know what you thought.

Here are just a few pictures we snapped throughout the afternoon.