Room 5 Online!

Welcome! We are so excited to be able to bring learning opportunities online in Room 5 and at Ahipara School. This is the start of some really great and authentic reading, writing and communication between our class, whanau and the rest of the world. Here's a quick summary of what we're up to in our learning for Term 4: Reading: Topic … [Read more...]

What Room 5 got out of Camp


Miss Clarke had Room 5 complete a Camp Review when they got back to class. She asked them a series of questions, everything from rating their experiences out of 5, rating their attitude and participation and then having them reflect on the best bits and challenging bits. Here's a sample of what they had to say. I am most proud of … [Read more...]

Just a few camp photos!


Wow what a wild time we had a camp! Room 5 and 8 were amazing and had an awesome 3 days away at Lonsdale Camp, doing heaps of team building around camp,  visiting the Parrot Place in Kerikeri and kayaking + snorkelling in Matauri Bay. I'd love to be able to get some writing from the children up on the blog, and we made iMovies as a part … [Read more...]

An End of Year Homework Challenge


      As the end of the school year fast approaches, there's still lots of excitement happening. We're busy working on the up-coming production for Thursday night, and I though perhaps I'd ease up on the homework this week since there's so much going on. But I still had lots of children asking me if they had homework. … [Read more...]

Strings Attached Puppet Theatre

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On Friday morning we had a special guest visit us. Norbert Hausberg of Strings Attached Puppet Theatre has been travelling all over New Zealand this year,doing Marionette performances. He started the year in Bluff, and our show was the last of his Northland tour. Norbert makes all of his puppets himself, by hand. He performed … [Read more...]

Multi-Team Soccer

Well, I was so inspired by Room 5's amazing Reading Inquiry iMovies they produced this week, I decided that I should have a go with iMovie myself. I hadn't actually used the program properly before, and some of the students kindly had to teach me how to do a few things - I learned to add slow motion! So while Papa Jim had the class split … [Read more...]

Room 5 Learning Journals

Our learning journal is a book that we can write how we are feeling. This is also a chance for the class to reflect on our learning that involves something that we are proud of or something that we think we can improve on. WHY DO WE DO IT? One morning miss Clarke told the class this crazy idea something about a learning journal, where we … [Read more...]

Room 5 + 8 Camp Homework


Term 4 Week 7 -  PLEASE BRING TOGS EVERY DAY THIS WEEK Topic: CAMP – Rainbow Warrior Since we’re on our way to Matauri Bay next week, we have a little bit to find out before we get there. One of our activities will include a walk up to the Rainbow Warrior Memorial. Please read the following information, and answer the questions below. … [Read more...]

High Jump with Jim

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Sports Reading Inquiry

In reading are doing an inquiry about sports. The books we are reading are about sports and new skills people learn. Our teacher Miss Clarke gave us a sheet for our whole group to record information on and if we can find the answers the questions we asked. One of the questions was ‘how do people cope by playing sports in wheel chairs’? … [Read more...]