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Thursday, 25 June 2015

Coach House Museum Trip

Today we went to the Coach House Museum as part of our Early Settler topic.

We broke up into small groups and did different activities: We learnt how to make rope, how to set a table and about table etiquette,  we learnt about how milk was produced and transported, and how to use a machine that crushes corn for use in baking.

Then it was off to Kowhai Park for fun on the playground!

Thanks so much to our wonderful parent/grandparent helpers for providing transport and sharing our day with us.

Sunday, 21 June 2015

Burger Day & Wheels Day Coming Up

Next Wednesday the Student Council are having a Wheels Day. Bring your scooter or roller blades on the 1st of July for lots of fun zooming around the school. Also, you can buy a burger! See the advertisements below ...

Thursday, 18 June 2015


Today Room 3 kids joined up with our buddy class, Room 6 for a fun game of dodge ball.

We had lots of fun biffing the ball at the opposing team, trying to hit them below waist height.
We liked how our big buddies shared the ball with us and encouraged us to have a go.

Thanks Room 6!

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Solving Unknown Timestables

Some of our children have been learning to solve unknown times tables problems by using times tables we already know.

eg; To work  out 4 x 6 - Some of us thought (2 x 6) + (2 x 6)
                                                                      = 12 + 12
                                                                      = 24
                         (we called this strategy 'doubling the double')

        Some of us used our 3x knowledge.
             So 4 x 6 = (3x6) + (1x6)
                           = 18 + 6
                           = 24

These are some of our Daring Dividers working using 2 different strategies.