Friday, 30 October 2015

Addition Strategies Poster

In Room 12 we have been revising the strategies we know to solve problems. We made posters to show the different ways we can solve addition problems. Addition Strategies Posters on PhotoPeach

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Athletics Reminder

Athletics Reminder
13 November2015
Thank you, to all the parent who have completed the permission slips for their child/children to take part in our 
Annual School Athletics Day.

Important to know…
Your child will be competing in the age group, according to their birth year. Please remind your child of their birth year. This will make it easier for your child to know where to be on the day.

Age Groups for 2015

Year Born in
Age Group
5 year olds
6 year olds
7 year olds
8 year olds
9 year olds
10 year olds
11 year olds
12 year olds
13 year olds

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Calendar Art

Room 12 have made some wonderful calendar pictures that they coloured in using pastels with a woven background. Our calendar art this term was based around our Maori Animal Myths and Legends unit.The art will be displayed on our window until Friday week 8. 

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Maths Roadshow 28-08-15

Maori Animal Myths and Legends

Last week Room 12 listened to a range of Maori Animal Myths and Legends that they re-told in their own words.  Our Visual Art unit-Block Printing and our calendar art will be based on the Maori Animal Myths and Legends.


Dolphins are very playful animals.Dolphins have a lot of energy. Early Maori believed that when beached dolphins or whales were a gift from Tangaroa (the god of the sea). The beached dolphins or whales was not wasted because they ate all the meat,they used the oil for cooking and they caved the bones or made the bones into jewellery or for instruments, weapons or tools. Playful dolphins are nominated as kaitieke (guardians) rather than taniwha (monsters).

When Kupe set off to rarotonga to battle the giant octopus. Kupe found the octopus  at raukawa (cook strait). After the fight he killed the  fierce monster.

In the 1900s in the french pass fishermen thought that they saw a white dolphin and thought it was Kupe’s white dolphin.

By Sophie

The kaka bird
The kaka is known as a loud cheeky bird.The kaka was hunted for food and its feathers were used for cloaks.Some kakas were pets and were used to say karakias.
One day kaka and kakariki meet in the forest and started to fight.”Tane loves me more said kaka “Tane gave me brown feathers so I can catch more bugs then you.” “No Tane loves me more because I have green feathers like the forest and red feathers like the sunset” said kakariki.”No Tane loves me more,you can be seen from miles away so you can't catch bugs like me” cried kaka.kakariki was distraught.
Soon kakariki realised that kaka was right.”I will hide the feathers for you,I will hide them under my wing” said kaka, “Ok” said kakariki and handed over the feathers.Kaka put the feathers under his wings and flew off.When kakariki saw how beautiful kaka looked with the red feathers under his wing,kakariki realised he had been tricked by Kaka.



The Kereru is a vainest bird in the forest. He has beautiful feathers and he also brushes his feathers like brushing hair.Early maori adored Kererus but they also ate them and they use their beautiful feathers.

Hina’s husband died so she threw herself into the sea to drown but she floated to a river and two brothers found her and took her to their village. The chief said you will be my wife’’ but Hina said ‘’no’’ the chief ‘’ said ‘’ I am the chief you have to do what I say’’.

Then Hina’s brother said to the god of kindness please help me find my sister so he turned him into a kereru called rupe.He flew away to found Hina. Rupe saw Hina so he called to her ‘’Hina’’ and she knew that voice so she went outside Rupe grabbed her and they flew away to live with Rehua in the tenth heaven.