Monday, November 30, 2015

We have been studying Statistics at Maths.  We have been gathering data and presenting this information in bar graphs.  Here are some examples.  Or would you call them picture graphs?

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Monday, September 21, 2015

I am going to the Lido after school with my Daddy and Tasman.  It is going to be fun.  I am going to  have an iceblock because I am going to McDonalds for lunch.  I got a lollypop from Daddy.  I got four pieces of pizza for dinner.  It had the same as meat lovers.  My daddy's friend made it.  His name is Trent.
By Zarah

Sunday, August 23, 2015

On Wednesday, the tooth fairy gave me three dollars.  It is the most I will want it for every day.  I can't believe my tooth fairy knows my teeth fall out at all!  I still believe the tooth fairy all the time.  I know her in my head. She is always in my heart.
By Malakai   

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

                                        The Library Cat Sculpture 

Yesterday on second floor of the Palmerston City Library,we found a sculpture of a cat.It is one out of two of the library cats.  But this one is more realistic and 3 dimensional.  One of the artist's many techniques is shading.  Also it has holes in its eyes and a creamy, puffy neck.  If you didn't know (of course you know,) the cat is a sculpture.

If you were wondering, this cat was sitting on a little wooden table next to a lady's office.  This sculpture felt hard and soft at the same time.  Its spine and bottom is shaded darker than the rest of the body.  The lightest part is his neck and two front paws.  Its tail is curled up to its body and its ears are spiked up.  This nose is perfect as perfect can be.  The mouth is exquisite and in the perfect place - last, but not least, the correct number and in the correct place, the whiskers.
By Isabelle Conley

Monday, June 22, 2015

Matariki - By Kaitlyn Anstis and her Nanna
We have been learning about Matariki. Here are some examples for you:-

Matariki is the Maori name for a group of stars called "The Seven Sisters."  It is also the Maori New Year, which is celebrated for three days during June after these stars and the new moon have appeared.

Matariki is a time to celebrate the unique place in which we live and to respect the land we live on.  It is a time to pause and reflect on the year just gone, and the new year ahead - a time of new beginnings, of family and friends coming together to celebrate, through storytelling, songs, hakas, crafts, food preparation, hunting and fishing.

It is the best time to plant new trees and crops as Maori people believe the brighter the star constellation, the warmer the year, the better the harvest will be.

Matariki comes from Mata Riki meaning "Tiny Eyes" or "Mata Ariki" meaning "Eyes of God."  These stars were used to navigate, keep time, know what season it is and to learn about their legends.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

How a Slingshot Aeroplane Works.
A slingshot aeroplane is a plastic toy plane.  Its force is a thick rubber band that has been pulled.
To make it fly, connect the rubber band to the black hook under the flat nose of the plane.  Stretch the rubber band.  Aim the plane at the target.  Release the rubber band and watch it fly.

But be careful!!  It is fragile!!
By Jazmine


We have been learning about simple machines as part of our science.  Harry wrote this explanation showing how a catapault works.
A catapault is a device that fires objects up into the air. 

To make one at school you need these objects:- A ruler, a counter and a glue-stick.  First you put the glue-stick down.  Then you put the ruler on top of the glue stick.  Place the counter on top of the ruler on the outside of the ruler on the bit where it is hanging down.  Then you push the side that's hanging up.  The counter will fly.

The simple machine in a catapault is a lever.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Here is a delightfu piece of writing by Armita.

On Mothers' Day it was a blissful day for my family.  My mum was so delighted for Mothers' Day.  We gave her great huggles and great surprises.  I gave her breakfast in bed and also a flower. It was pink.  She went on a date with my dad. It was a fun day for our family.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Earth Day - Wednesday 22nd April

As well as growing trees we are going to be making bird feeders to encourage the tuis.  Please save any plastic drink bottles you have over the holidays so that we can re-use these to make the bird feeders.  Have a great time in the holidays, and remember that you can always come down to school and water our garden on hot days!!!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

 It has free downloadable booklets called "Mighty Maths". These follow the New Zealand Maths Curriculum and are levelled according to your child's age.  I hope you find these helpful.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

We are learning Te Ako Ritenga.  We used this learning process to design a castle for our playground.
By Jazmine, Lucas K, Reuben and Armita

We worked together to make this robot for our school playground.  By Isabelle, Julian, Luka and Alex.
We are tidying up the garden area outside Piako.
Today for Explore, we are learning to work together and the process of trial and error.  We are making a paper plane for Little Red Riding Hood to visit her grandmother quickly and safely.  We are trialling different models of paper planes. 

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Monday, February 9, 2015

The Treaty of Waitangi
We read a story called "The Tree Hut Treaty".  The children in the story were arguing about who owned the tree hut.  So they decided to make an agreement about how they should use the hut.

We all worked together to make our own classroom hut.  We had to agree amongst ourselves as to how to make it.  Here are some photos of us. 

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Welcome to LC 7's class for 2015.

We have lucas, Kaitlyn, Charlotte, Isabelle,
Luka, Jazmine, Maxwell, Reuben, Armita, Lucy, Zara, Harry, Dylan, Ngavaine, Abigail, Jaidden, Julian, Sophie-Lee, Shiloh, Isabella, Lucian, Lucas K, Lucas W and Kyle.

I am looking forward to a wonderful year.
Lucie Marychurch.