Thursday, 8 December 2016

The Amazing Race! (Triathlon)

Yesterday we had our Year 3 Triathlon/Biathlon.  Everyone swam, biked and ran until they were puffed!  Below is Jade's poem about it:

I'm ready for this!
My go now,
I'm really nervous.

Away you go!
3 laps of the pool,
jumped out, 
raced up the hill.

I slipped on my shoes,
jumped on my bike,
starting to pedal,
faster and faster,
finished 3 laps!

I ran for my life,
finished my 3 laps,
ran to the finish line,
4th place,
High five!

By Jade


Today Harlan bought his rabbit, Sprinkles, to visit our class!

Snow white rabbit,
ruby red eyes,
 floppy ears,
 sniffling nose.

Small jumping movements,
Nibbling quickly on carrots,
Trying to jump out,
Wanting to be free! 

By lars

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Senior Playground

Feeling scared (Anna)
Climbing steadily across the web (Paapa)
Swinging upside down wildly (Anna & Connor)
Climbing desperately to the top (Hannah & Isabella)
Like a spider monkey in a hurry (Ashleigh)
Phenomenally fast, (Devlin)
Really high (Ayesha, Te Aranga & Julia)
The rope burning fingers (Paapa)
People shaking it, (Jade)
Feeling muscly and powerful (Marcus and Patrick)

Athletics Day

Devlin was a champion at our Athletics Day last week.  Here is his summary of the day...

At Athletics Day, I came first in sprints, first in long jump and came second in high jump.  In sprints my legs went phenomenally fast until my legs went full speed.  On Long Jump I ran as fast as I could to the board and jumped.  My legs looked like coils.  On High Jump I felt like I was going to hit the bar but I made it!
By Devlin

Monday, 5 December 2016

Our 'made-up' stories

Last week we had a go at writing our own short stories.  They had to have a setting, characters, problem and solution.  We then presented them in different ways.  Some of us decided to make videos.  We haven't done this before so learnt a lot!  Here are a couple:

Friday, 2 December 2016

Coding: Scratch Jnr

We have been doing Scratch Jnr.  It teaches you how to make instructions for animations.  You can make characters go slow or fast or repeat actions.  You can design characters and backgrounds and make them talk.  This week our project was making an animal race animation.  You should try it too! - By Devlin & Isabella

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Dance Off!!

Last Friday we had a Christmas Festival and each year group had to do a hip hop dance.  Ours was to 'Magic' by B.O.B.  The video quality might not be very good but you get the idea!  It was awesome!

 Here is Ayesha's writing about it:

"Come on, lets go," I yelled as I raced across the room getting my dress on and my black pants.  My cousin Kennedy was eating pie and my brother was on the computer.  "Lets go!" Mum yelled.  I raced out the door.  We went in the car to school then I realised that the dance had started.  I ran across to sit down with our class and I felt a bit nervous!  Mrs Gilbert said, "Year 3, it's your turn!"  I was feeling nervous because it's not my favourite dance.  I got into my position and then I heard the music go and started to dance.  It was really scary with all the people watching us.  

NUDE Food!

We are an 'Enviro School' and love looking after our environment.  One part of this is reducing our rubbish.  Anna & Isabella have made a Pic-Collage to remind you about 'Nude Food...'

Earthquake Report

We were really shocked to feel and hear about the earthquake last week.  We hope all our blogging friends in Wellington and Christchurch are ok!

Here is Hannah's earthquake report writing:

Last night there was an earthquake. It went BOOM BOOM, it was near christchurch. But families felt it from hamilton and Auckland. WOW that's amazing. It must of been a big one. I said OMG there was an earthquake that was seven point five and that is very big I was amazed by that.

Thursday, 10 November 2016

The Droplet Story

Yesterday Mrs Blackwell was teaching us about water.  Here is a story Devlin wrote about a droplet called Bob and what happens to water:

One day there was a droplet called Bob.  He was floating in the sea and then the sun appeared.  It made Bob so hot he started to fly up to a cloud.  It was called evaporation.  When there were heaps of droplets in the cloud it got too heavy and it started to rain.  He fell out of the cloud and plopped into the river.  Bob floated down the river but got sucked into the water pipe and came out in a tap.  Then the plug got pulled out and he went down the whirlpool, down the drain and back to the sea.