Sunday, August 16, 2020

Week 4

 This week Room 9 has been working on The Arts. 

The kids chose which art classes they wanted to attend: Pottery, music, animation, and dance. 

The Dance Group is working on an end of term performance which they will perform in the Pohutukawa Centre at the last assembly of Term 3.

The Music Group have been working on making a piece of music by putting together different beats and sounds and seeing how they work together.

The Pottery Class are currently planning to make a clay piece like a mug or sculpture and then mold it and bake them.

Animation is using Khan Academy lessons to learn how to animate and Code.

By Eliya and Joanna

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Cross Country

This term, Room 9, along with rooms 11 and 10, have been training for cross-country. Our practice track goes all the way up Donnelly Street, down the hill to get to the steps that lead to Upper Wairau Road, then down Wairau Road, back up the main road,and finally back to school. We always try to run under our last time. Everyone has been trying their best and pushing themselves to the limit.

By Libby and Keziah.

Thursday, July 23, 2020


For the past few months, the Year 7's have been learning about mediation. Mediation is about helping younger children sort disputes in innovative ways. We have learnt about the different types of behaviour in an argument, including the teddy bear, the angry ape, the turtle, the fox and the owl. We try to be owls. Owls are cooperative and want both sides of the argument to win, they also want to solve the problem.

By Kenzie and Evelyn

Wednesday, June 17, 2020


This week in room 9 we have been learning about statistics. We had to think of a real life problem that could be solved by a statistical investigation. Then we had to plan and carry out our own investigation in order to collect useful data. We are presenting our finding on posters.

By Bella and Molly

Monday, June 8, 2020

Hayao Miyazaki

Lately we have been learning about the famous Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki. In art class we did a timeline of his life in art. We also have learnt about the word Manga and have been drawing pics of Manga drawings. Kids love to draw images from his movies. Some of the movies he made are  Ponyo, Princess Mononoke, My Neighbour Totoro and  Spirited Away.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

W8 Update


Since the start of the term at school, we have started a new branch of mathematics: Statistics. Statistics is the study of graphs and we have been learning how to use them. Our goal is to find out what stories graphs tell. The children of Room 9 have been revising stem and leaf charts, bar graphs and pie charts. 100% of the children in Room 9 we interviewed have really enjoyed Statistics and are keen to find out more.

Novel studies: 

Due to the fact that a new term has begun, we have started new subjects such as Novel Studies. The books being read in Room 9 are A Monster Calls, Boom, The Recruit and Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children, there were multiple other books that children read but the four books that we mentioned were the ones read in Room 9. Most children say that they have enjoyed novel studies so far.

By Lincoln and Felix

Thursday, May 28, 2020

An Adventure with Words

Writing; a story, but also an adventure. An adventure with words, yes, but an adventure nonetheless. This week in Room 9, we have been writing narratives. We began with using a story arc plan. In this plan there is a conflict, three rising actions, a  falling action, and finally the resolution, which ties everything together.

After we had planned out how our narrative would go, we wrote our draft in our Literacy book. This was probably the longest stage of narrative writing, and many are still working on finishing their draft.

Then, we went through the editing stage, where we had to read through our story, sentence by sentence, correcting any mistakes and making improvements to our writing. It was a long stage, but well worth it.

Finally, we published our stories on computers, or by hand, this took quite a while, but produced a result that everyone was proud of.

By Emma E. and Aster