Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Welcome back to Term 3

Welcome back to Term 3 and a huge welcome to the new families and children to Room 3.
 It has been great getting to know you and your child over the last couple of weeks. The children have settled well back into classroom routines and programmes and we are enjoying learning together.

We have been learning about shapes in Room 3. Yesterday we went on a shape hunt around our school. In pairs we had to find and draw all the different shapes we could see. It was amazing how many different shapes we could see around our school, we were able to find 2D and 3D shapes.

Last Friday Arthur Street School had Cross Country. We walked up to Robin Hook Park and we had to run 1 lap of the field. Some of us were scared and nervous before the race but once we started it was fun. After the race we were tired, exhausted and hungry. We all participated and tried our best.

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Term 2 Week 9

It has been a very busy week in Room 3! We've had S.T.E.A.M, Micro Squash and Science!

Our S.T.E.A.M challenge this week was to make a bed for Goldilocks. In groups we had to first make a plan of the bed we would make. Then we used this plan to make our bed. We had to test our beds to make sure they fitted Goldilocks. Check out our creations below:

We were lucky enough this week to have a Micro Squash court set up in the hall. We had a lot of fun every day this week practicing our squash skills. We learn't how to hold the racquet, hit the ball forehand and backhand.

On Friday we got a little messy in our science experiment. We used water, shaving foam and food colouring to look at the different density of liquids. We made predictions, completed the experiment and then wrote our observations and conclusions. We found out that water is a lot heavier than shaving foam, the shaving foam soaked up some of the food colouring and food colouring is heavier than shaving foam because it sunk to the bottom of the water. We are really enjoying taking part in our science experiments in Room 3.

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Science - Our very own lava lamps

This week in Room 3 we made our very own lava lamps.

We put on our scientist thinking hats and followed the steps below to complete our investigation:

1. Make a prediction.
2. Conduct the experiment.
3. Observe and record results.
4. Share results.
5. Ask questions. 

Check out our amazing lava lamps below. We worked in groups to complete the write up of our experiment. This experiment taught us a lot about teamwork, sharing, taking turns and talking with our classmates.

Tuesday, 13 June 2017


This week Room 3 and Room 4 have started S.T.E.A.M.
This stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths.

We read the story The Three Billy Goats Gruff and then we were put in small groups of 3 or 4.

There were 2 challenges, one in Room 4 and one in Room 3.

In Room 3 the challenge was:
“The grumpy ol’ troll won’t let the Billy Goats cross his bridge, but he never mentioned anything about a raft. Unfortunately, the Billy Goats, known for their strange eating habits, have consumed all of the building supplies except straws and pipe cleaners.”

This is what we came up with:

Friday, 2 June 2017

E-ako Maths in Room 3

This week we have started using E-ako Maths.

This is a fantastic website where each child has a login and they are able to practice a range of different maths activities.

You can visit the website https://e-ako.nzmaths.co.nz/

The children are really enjoying it and are engaged the whole time in their learning.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Anti Bullying Week

This week is Anti Bullying Week! 
Let's take a stand together to stop bullying! 
Wear pink this Friday 26th May to show your support!

Friday, 19 May 2017

Science Science Science!

Today we experimented with baking soda, vinegar and food colouring. Our predictions were it would explode, fizz up, make swirls, bubble or change colour.

We were amazed at what we saw happening in front of us. We learnt that the baking soda is the base and the vinegar is a acid and when they are added together they react and break into water and carbon dioxide which creates all the fizzing as it escapes the solution.