Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Mentos and Coke

Today kitchen chemistry learning group did a experiment we did a physical reaction with mentos and coke here is some videos with slow motion hope you enjoy. Here is we made it first we opened up the lid of the coke then we put seven mentos and we had three bottle of coke.Then we watched it do its physical reaction.

Monday, 20 November 2017


Last week Phoenix made a puppet. He brought it to school to share with us. He then decided he wanted to make a TV so he could perform puppet shows in them. He shared this at Team Assembly and talked about having shows at lunchtimes. He lived up to the promise and performed for a group on the middle field. Way to go Phoenix.

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Making Volcanos

Today was our learning groups day. One of our groups this term is learning about 'Kitchen Chemistry.' They had to find 3 experiments we could do with things found in the kitchen. The first one we did together today. We made a 'Vinegar Volcano.' 
We watched as the vinegar and baking soda had a chemical reaction and turn into bubbling gas. 
It was very exciting.

Friday, 3 November 2017


We have been swimming for the past 2 weeks. We have all put in a lot of work and many of us have overcome what we thought were challenges. We just needed to remember to 'kia kaha ake' (give it a go) and we could meet these challenges - easy-peasy.

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Our City

We have been learning about 3D shapes.  As part of our learning we had to show that we could create a net for a shape and turn it into a 3D shape.  Most of us chose to make cubes and rectangular prisms.  Some of us got a little creative and we made triangular prisms, cylinders and even pyramids.  We were so proud of our efforts we decided to create a town/city with them.  

Wow how this little lesson has created a world of fun.

From our city we have created:

  • Road
  • Zoo
  • Dinosaur Park
  • Police Station
  • Mechanics
  • School
  • Bank
  • Bus Stop
- We had to buy the land first before we were able to build on it.
- We have also written letters of application to ask if we can be employed in different jobs.  We had to prove that we had he skills appropriate to work in that business.
- Some employers have paid out wages to their staff.
- Miss Hutchings and Mrs Murphy were the Prime Ministers.

At the end of the term we had to take down our city for the classroom to be cleaned.  We wonder where this creative pathway will take us next term?


Deakan brought his motocross trophy to school to show us.  

He competed in the Winter Series for 2017.  

Deakan did so well with his points that he won the 7 - 8 years in the 65cc.  

Thanks for sharing this with us Deakan.  You were able to explain how the points system worked very well to us. 

 Room 5 are very proud of your efforts.  Good luck with your next bike race.

Monday, 16 October 2017

Holidays - Blog Challenge

What is something exciting that you did in the school holidays? Do you have a photos of it?
Can you send them to Miss Hutchings at:

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