Monday, August 20, 2018


Is part of our inquiry we have been looking at the history of art. At the moment we are up to Roman art and have been busy creating our own mosaics.

Monday, July 23, 2018

Using Voice Thread

We are learning to use voice thread to record our thinking around what growth mindset is. The question we had to answer was what does it mean to have a growth mindset?

Wednesday, June 13, 2018


In He Puna Tārei we have been writing about fear. We could choose to either describe fear or write about a time we experienced fear. Here is some of our writing.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

He Puna Tārei Art Gallery Trip - Beyond the Frame

He Puna Tārei Art Gallery Trip - Beyond the Frame

He Puna Tārei enjoyed a visit to the art gallery where we
explored the idea of thinking ‘outside of the square. We had
to create our own painting inspired by the artworks in the exhibition
Out of the Frame.  Our artwork had to have: a primary colour, a colour
we made ourselves, texture (smooth and bumpy) and one colour blending
into another colour. We had lots of fun and used the Habit of Mind -
imaging, creating and innovating when making our piece of art.  Next we
have to figure out how to display them in the class!

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Romero Britto Self Portraits

He Puna Tārei imagined, created and innovated self portraits based on the artworks of Romero Britto. We followed the tutorial video step by step to draw our portrait. For our backgrounds we created patterns using things we like.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Wolf Descriptions

We have been learning to write descriptions. We listened to the sound of wolves howling and looked at images. Then we had to describe what the wolf looked like and how it might act. We published our descriptions on Book Creator - click on the link below to go to book creator to read it.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Class Logo Poll

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Sunday, November 12, 2017

A moment in time - The Tank

After our trip to the Waiouru Army Museum we wrote about a moment in time. We had to write down what we heard, saw, felt and wondered. Here are some of our stories.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Six Sentence Stories

We had to create a story using only six sentences. We then used google drawing and google slides to turn it into a book. We hope you enjoy.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Tapa Cloth

We looked at Samoan Tapa patterns and we practices drawing them. Then we created our own on brown paper and coloured it with black sharpie. Miss Nation and Ricky cello-taped all the art to make a huge tapa quilt. 
By William   

Friday, August 18, 2017

Maths Week

We worked together to do our scavenger hunt for maths week.

Sunday, August 13, 2017


On Wednesday we had an interesting trip to the museum. We learnt a lot about how people create, imagine and innovate with different types of fibres. We also learnt how to get the muka out of harakeke and how to weave.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Using IMovie

Logan, Tycho and William created a movie to show what we have been learning in Te Reo Māori.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Arbor Day

To celebrate Arbor Day which happened on the 5 June Room's 3 and 4 planted flax on the school bank to help improve the mauri (lifeforce).