Friday, 27 May 2016


Such a good looking bunch in our Superhero costumes. 


Thank you to Brainbusters and Room 4 for hosting a great assembly on Friday.  If you missed it you see some of the action below.  

Wednesday, 4 May 2016


Yesterday we had a look at this picture ...

We broke into small groups and discussed what we think we know ...
  • The moon is yellow like cheese
  • It has holes in it
  • It looks like a sun
  • It is bouncy like a balloon
  • People go to the moon (Mickey Mouse went to outer space and landed on the moon)
  • It has sea
  • You have to wear a spacesuit on the moon and everything floats, so you have to wear a helmet (if you  bump into something your helmet will protect you and if you have your helmet on you won’t smell the cheese)
  • Nothing is heavy, so nothing lives on the moon
  • The moon is in the sky at night time and during the day it goes in a box
  • Maybe there are 3 moons in the sky
  • The moon is in 3 pieces and at night they all come together and make one big moon
  • In summer it is like a crescent - a half moon
  • The moon is always a circle
  • When it is morning, the stars are still there but you can not see them.  
  • Maybe the clouds cover the stars and the blue sky too
  • Sometimes you can see the moon in the afternoon
  • It is a moon
  • It is round like a circle 
  • Comes out at night
  • Sometimes it can be a half circle
  • Looks like a pancake 
  • It is up with the stars too
  • In the sky
  • It is not a real head but like a head
  • Sometimes we see it at day time
  • We think that there are people living on the moon
  • It is the moon
  • Comes out at night time
  • The moon is a planet, because there have been people on the moon
  • People on the moon are called astronauts
  • The earth spins around slowly and the moon and the sun are on opposite sides
Here are some questions we have ...

  • Does the moon look kind of black and yellow?
  • Does it have grass on it?  Is it like earth?  
  • Can someone go fishing off the moon?  We can go fishing on the moon, because we can put our rod into one of the holes
  • Why can’t you see the stars during the day?
  • Are there aliens on the moon?
  • Why does the moon come out at night and the day time?
  • Why does it change shape?
  • Does the moon move?
  • What is the moon made from?
  • Is there cheese on the moon?
  • Can we go to the moon?
  • Are the little holes on the moon the alien’s homes?
  • What would happen if there was no moon?
  • Does the moon hit the Earth?
  • Are there roads on the moon and food?
  • Are there people living on the moon?
  • Are there rocks on the moon?
  • Is this an asteroid?
  • Is this is a robot?
  • Is this Mars? What is it called?
  • Why does the sun go down?
  • Does the sun go down into the water?
  • Is the moon a star that explodes?
  • Is this planet golden?

Can you help us answer our questions?

Tuesday, 3 May 2016


Our value this term is 'kawenga' (responsibility).  We have begun to have discussions about this value and it has been fantastic to see our learners taking responsibility for their learning during literacy time.  They do not look like they have just had 2 weeks of holiday.