Monday, March 30, 2015

Kauri swimming sports


We had our Kauri swimming sports day last Wednesday. We went to Matangi school and spent a very hot day swimming, cheering on our class mates and having fun.

The length and width race swimmers went out to Matangi first.

It was really deep at  the end they started their race in.
Everyone did really well.

Room 8 students said that it was quite scary jumping in to such deep water, they tried not to look down and swam as fast as they could!

The width races started half way down the pool.

Check out the video of the freestyle race.

We all watched the races and cheered our friends and classmates on.

After the width and length races, the rest of Kauri team joined us for fun races. We did 'Dolphin diving', 'Piggy back races', Bottom diving' and 'Flutterboard sitting'.

'My favourite was the bottom diving' Tristan.

'My favourite was the freestyle race' - Nivriti

Swimming sports certificates will be given at Kauri assembly on Wednesday 1st April. Please come along and celebrate our achievement with us!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Cricket skills

Hamilton Cricket came to our school to test our cricket skills. We demonstrated our bowling skills, batting skills and catching skills. We now know what we need more practice more and where our strengths are. It was a lot of fun trying to bat the ball as far as possible. We also got to be fielders and try and catch the balls.

Rainy break times

If it it is too rainy to go outside at break time we entertain ourselves in the classroom. There are lots of games to play and we make up our own games too.


We swam everyday for the first 6 weeks of term. We worked hard to improve our gliding, kicking and freestyle and we started to work on our breathing skills.

We are now looking forward to showing what we have learnt at our swimming sports on Wednesday 25th March.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Making newspaper hats!

At the beginning of term we tried making hats out of newspaper. This was to help us get to know each other and learn how to work together constructively. Here are a few of our creations!

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Basic facts math practice

We have been practising our basic facts to help us improve in maths. Everyone now has a login for the xtramath website.

Find the xtramath link on the left of this page and have a go.

There are also links to lots of other fun math sites so you can keep getting better, even when you are at home!

Monday, March 2, 2015


We have made our own kidblogs. We each have our own blog and the link is on the right hand side under 'Room 8 writing blogs'. Parents and whanau please have a look with your child and see what we are writing about.

We write as often as we can, sometimes we are writing with no planning or editing, sometimes we write after we have planned, edited and extended our ideas.

Here we (almost) all are...

We want to introduce you to ourselves... here we are standing outside our classroom with our sensible faces on...

and then with our best silly faces!