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Thursday, 19 May 2016


We had a 'wheely' fun time today, because it was Wheels Day!

The juniors and seniors had turns at riding our wheels around the school, jumping ramps and sometimes falling off !

There were scooters, rollerblades, heeleys and drift trikes. It was exhausting after a while, but everyone had loads of fun.

Here are some photos of Room 3 kids ...

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Measuring Volume

Today we learnt about estimating and measuring using mls.
We got into groups and arranged 3 containers into order of what we thought would hold the LEAST through to what would hold the MOST amount of water.

We drew the containers and wrote our estimates in  millilitres. Then we had turns at filling up each container and tipped them into a measuring container. We compared our estimates with the actual measurements. Some of us were quite close with our guesses!

Monday, 16 May 2016

Estimating and Measuring

In Maths, Room 3 are learning to make sensible estimates and measure accurately. We started off by estimating and measuring objects around the room using our hand spans. We worked out that not all our hand spans are the same size, so our answers were not all the same.

We have learnt the meaning of words .... 'length' and 'width'. The length of a rectangle is the LONG side, and the width is the SHORT side.

Then we learnt to estimate and measure objects/distances in cm and metres. We have learnt that Perimeter means distance around the edge, and Area means the space inside a shape. We have been learning to calculate perimeter and area of square and rectangles.

We are now starting to learn about measuring volume (or capacity). We are learning to measure water using millilitres (ml) and litres (l).

Stay tuned for more photos ...

Can you work out what the PERIMETER would be of a rectangle that had a length of 5cm and a width of 2cm?

Do you know what the AREA would be?
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Friday, 6 May 2016

Feilding Garden Show

This Saturday is The Feilding Garden Show. Lots of schools are entering displays and you can vote for the best one. Of COURSE you will vote for the marae that the Halcombe School Green Team and some R6 children have created, won't you!?

Check it out!

The first prize is a $500 book voucher which will go towards buying new library books.
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE vote this Saturday/Sunday

Monday, 2 May 2016

Planting In Our Class Garden

Welcome back to term 2!

Now that the weather is cooler, and our school water tank isn't dry ... it's time to plant in our garden.
Today the whole class went out and we had turns planting leeks and broccoli.
We're looking forward to gobbling these up in term 3.

Here are some photos of us in our garden...

What's YOUR favourite winter vegetable? And how do you like to eat them? Roasted? In a soup? Please comment.