Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Middle Team Cross Country

Congratulations to all the children on a very successful cross country.

Cross Country on PhotoPeach

Winners are:

Year 4 boys -
1st Oscar
2nd Griffin
3rd Sam

Year 4 girls -
1st Emma
2nd Nicola
3rd Meg

Year 3 boys -
1st Shamus
2nd Harris
3rd Liam

Year 3 girls -
1st Shophia
2nd Elish
3rd Zoe

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Fresh Water Lobster

Another name for the Fresh Water Lobster is a Yabby.  Josh C caught it in a stream on a friends farm on Sunday.  He caught it by getting a stick and tied a piece of string onto the end of it.  On the end of the string he tied a big piece of chicken because he didn't have any weights.  He gently lowered the meat on the string into the water.  The yabby grabbed the chicken and that is when you gently pull it out of the water.  He then put it into a pottle with water.  See the Yabby below.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Daise Doors Special Spy

One day Daise’s phone rang Ring, Ring, Ring! Daise picked up the phone and a voice said, “Is this Daise Door special spy?”
“Yes it is I.  Daise Doors Special Spy.”
I have a special job just for you quick come to the library
in the center of town.  Look said the librarian half of the books are missing this is a job for daise door special spy daise stayed at library all day.

She creeped and she peered everywhere.

In the morning Daise heard her phone ring again ring ,ring ring she answered her phone, “Hello this is Daise Door special spy.” she said.
“Come to the library quick,” said the voice on the phone. “Ok,”  said Dasie Door.
So she got in her car and drove off to the library and the libarian said to Daise with a distressed voice, “Look more books are gone!”
Daise stayed at the library day and night.   She turned the lights on whenever she heard a creak, groan or squeek. Turning the lights on she caught the robber red-handed. Thinking quickly she got a nearby trolley  and pushed it to the robber making him fall over.   But he wasn’t down for long and got up very quickly!  Daisie seeing this slid over a table and got him by holding him in a special spy lock.   She rang the police who arrived to arrest him and that was the end of that robber.  by Mia

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Suzzie Sing the Story

Suzzie Sing the story

Suzzie Sing is at her office suddenly the phone went brring, ring ,ring. “Bonjour who is it?”
“Suzzie Sing.”
“Can you come straight away, they’re some bones missing at the museum.”
Soon, Suzzie Sing said, “Yes please,” and so, she went to the museum.
Suddenly the bones were missing and Suzzie Sing is finding them. She’s looking for some clues for the bones missing. So, she’ll find 2 bones from the museum, they’re missing from the dinosaur. The dinosaur will fall down very soon, in 45 minutes!
“Oh my goodness,” gasped John. Suzzie, It’s going to crash very soon. Then, the dinosaur fell over and it went CRASH to the ground and It was broken. It was an accident so, they put it back together and It’s all better now and the people were happy about it.
“Good bye Suzzie Sing” said everybody and she went back to her own office after fixing the dinosaur.

THE END! Written by Sean

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Graffiti in the Library

Graffiti in the Library.

Rachael’s phone went dong, ding, dang! A voice asked,
“Hello is this Rachael”
“Yes it is I the Super Smart Spy!”    
“Ohh good! Can you come to the primary school library  soon as possible,” the voice asked.  
“I will definity be there in three minutes. Bye for now,” said Rachael.
Three minutes later Rachael was at the school library door.  It flung open and Mr O’Sharrle said,  “Look there’s paint on the walls and PVA on the carpet!  I don’t know what happened or who did it but it happened last night.” said Mr O’Sharrle.
Rachael looked all day she peered and peeked she snuck and sneaked but she didn’t find a spec of dust anywhere or any clues to solve the mystery.   
Mr S’Sharrle helped her but no clues.  He left to find some papers and Racheal to find anything in or on the last shelf.
She was peering and peeking, seaching and scouring when suddenly some one grabbed Rachael from behind and stuck a gag on her mouth to stop her scream.  To her horror they then stuffed her in a sack.  Help she thought.
Just Mr O’Sharrle returned to see an evil person stuffing Racheal in a sack.  He reached for the heaviest book he could and struck the evil one on the head making a loud thump noise.  Racheal heard the noise and was frightened.  Next thing she knew the sack was being opened and she saw Mr O’Sarrle and an evil one on the floor unconscious.  
Mr O’Sarrle quickly took the gag off Racheal and she said, “Thank you now lets check the evil on and I suspect he was the one who did the crime.”
Racheal picked up the evil ones hand and sure enough his hands were covered in paint and PVA glue.  “We have our culprit.  Ring the police Mr O’Sarrle!”  Written by Nicola

Our Detective Stories

My Milly the Detective

Ring Ring! Detective Milly picked up her phone, “ Hello Detective Milly here.”
“Hi Milly, no time to talk! I need you at the Dunedin bank,” said her boss.
“Sure I’ll come as fast as lightning,” replied Milly  
“See you soon” replied her boss.
Detective Milly ran as fast as a cheater to the Dunedin City Bank.
When she got there, there was a huge mess on the grey carpet.
“Thank goodness you’re here .We had a robbery over night.” said the anxious bank manager.  “I am sure you have noticed the horrible mess.” he said with a worried look on his face.
“I will get straight to work..” said Detective Milly confidently. “Wait I am not done. We found some pale pink clothing attached to the nail over there. Look!”
Detective Milly got straight to work. She soon found a finger print on the dusty desk.  She got out her gadget and analyzed it.  It only took two minutes before She found out the fingerprint belonged to Zac her mums cousin.
Zac is not usually a criminal and she was so surprised. Out came the proud bank manager to thank her very much for all her hard work. He and his team could then tidy the bank up.
Detective Milly rang her boss and he sent the police to capture Zac.  Police pulled up at his last know address and arrested him after a short gun battle.  Once arrested and tried Zac got sent to jail for twenty years..That was the end of that crime . For now...   Written by Emma

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Our Character Descriptions

Today we drew our own scarecrow and wrote a description of if to give a reader a picture of it in their head.

My scarecrow stands tall on the stake in the middle of the pumpkin patch. He's got hay in his clothes to make his body round. He's wearing a black hoodie. He's got an old brown hat that's ruined from the rain and sun. He's got blue suit pants that have hold in the legs. His green hat sit tightly on his head. The wind hasn't blown it off. He's got bird poo on his hat because this scare crow isn't scarey! Written by Sean.

The scarecrow stared vacantly over the silent field like a statue, keeping the birds at bay. Then one of the birds swept in beside him and the wing fluttering generated wind causing the hay to flutter. Thinking that the arm was moving the bird flew away like a rocket. The scarecrow had superior bright red zigzag overalls. One of the straps was dangling like the tail of a lion. His bandana was pitch black like midnight and his hat was a startling lime green.         By Ollie

There standing in the enormous vegetable field is a big freaky scarecrow reaching out wide to warn the black pesky flapping birds. It is like he is saying to get out and not to mess with this scarecrow. His creepy face staring wildly scared all the greedy birds away. The scarecrow is as tall as an oversized giraffe. He’s reaching as wide as an eagle’s long flapping wings. His hay filled arms and legs are as skinny as a pin. His big long pants are stained with raspberry jam and his shirt is ripped and cut. His hat is weaved with old straw. He is tilting slightly to the left and the birds suddenly disappeared.          By Emma

A long time ago a scarecrow was standing frozen staring out along a small field of barley with her dark broken bits of wine bottle eyes stiffly jammed into her old potato sack head. The old black woolsack had the word POTATO printed on it in gigantic bold letters, right smack dab where the mouth would be. For when she was made nothing was put over the word potato so forever her mouth has been shut. An inch above the mouth there was a chunk of coal for a nose. And the hat was an old graduation hat from when the farmer graduated college. His top was an old very crinkled wheat sack, so crinkled you could barely read the word wheat printed on the front. Her legs out flour sacks covered in flups of four from spillages when filled with flour and the shoes were gigantic old clown shoes from a prize at a fun fair. As for the hand old wedding gloves from the farmers wedding they were pearl pink and stuffed with hay.         By Nicola

Monday, August 12, 2013

Monday, August 5, 2013

Maths Patterns

Today Adam,  James L, Mia, Quin, Tara and Emma made patterns.
 Can you see where they repeat?

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The Gruffalo with Room 4

Wow! Room 11 and Room 4 just watched an amazing film call "The Gruffalo's Child. The Gruffalo's child sound like a scary and frightening story but it's actually a very nice story about a young and imaginative Gruffalo running away from his stone home in search of the big bad mouse. Room 11 and 4 had found out that the big bad mouse is actually the shadow of a little mouse who tricked the young Gruffalo so he wouldn't be eaten. You know what a Gruffalo likes most... Mouse meat curry. Yum! Well not really y-u-m only a Gruffalo would say that! By Tara

Room 4 buddy activity

Today Room 11 went down to Room 4 to make the Gruffalo's child. Firstly we had to buddy up with our partners. Secondly we got a piece of paper that had the Gruffalo's child on in pieces. Thirdly we got crayons and coloured it in. Fourthly we cut it out very carefully. Next the class glued the arms and legs to the body. Lastly we glued fur all over the body. the reason we did this is because it's going in the library. By Ollie

Finally we got to see our buddy class again. We worked with them to create our own Gruffalo's child. Firstly my partner and I coloured our Gruffalo in brown . Secondly we glued small bits of wool on our Gruffalo. Thirdly we stuck our gruffalo together. Lastly we glued small purple bits of fabric onto our Gruffalo's back then we showed it to Miss Pelvin, our buddy rooms teacher. By Nicola

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Making 3D art Illusions

Yesterday we were making art with the idea of using strips of colour to give a 3 Dimensional effect to our heart shapes.

Making 3D Illusions on PhotoPeach

Tuesday, June 18, 2013


We have been exploring reflection in geometry.  Look at our reflections that we made.
Reflection on PhotoPeach

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The Day of the School Flood!!

After my friend and I finished our lunch, we started playing until a gnormous dark, black cloud came. It started to rain and there was loud, terrifying thunder and lightning.
It was striking the school. Everyone ran inside. The water was going under the doors and through the roof. Suddenly the power died. Then “BANG” the heating went off. I looked up at the ceiling. A drop of water fell right on my forehead. I looked down on the carpet. It was all soggy so I ran outside and all I could see was black!!! I ran as fast as I could to the principals office. Mr Newton said “I’ll ring your parents, It’s unsafe to stay at school”. Oh No - there’s no signal. We had to go up on the balcony and get the signal back. The parents could see the storm from their houses so they rushed to school. When they eventually got there I felt saved! When I got home I had a cup of tea and sat next to a warm fire.
Well – that was a great adventurous day for me at school.

By Adam

The day of the School Flood

All of St Clair School had just finished their delicious lunches. The children were all playing, some on the bars, some playing rugby and also soccer. Then suddenly the clouds went black. It started to pour. We had to go inside. When we got inside the water was coming under the doors and leaking through the roof. Suddenly “Ping” the lights went off. There was no power, no electricity, no heating, nothing. Mr Newton had to call our parents. Our parents had to come to pick us up. Even my house was leaking in the hallway and my bedroom and mums room. My cat was petrified!! I called my grandparents and my aunty. They were so worried so my grandmother came and picked us up and she said to pack clothes. Once we got to grandma’s and had hot chocolate in front of the fire, I started to tell my grandmother about my petrifying day at school. Eventually my grandfather came home so I also told him.

By Toriann

The Day of the School Flood.

We all ran outside to play on the bars after eating our delicious lunches. Suddenly the dark, black clouds started gathering. “Oh No Look it’s raining. Let’s go inside” So we went inside. We were playing dominoes, then I noticed the school grounds were starting to flood. Water was leaking through the doors and coming in through the roof. “Lets tell a teacher” I said. The teacher said “ I’ll go tell Mr Newton”. Mr Newton said “I’ll ring your mums and dads so you can go home”. He rang our mums and dads and told them the school has to close because there has been a flood and the electricity has been cut off. “Why do we have to go home” I asked. “I want to stay. Look everyone there’s lightning!! It looks like it will crack the ground” We knew it was unsafe for us to stay at school. Finally the parents arrived. What a terrifying day I’d had! When I got home I had a hot chocolate in front of the fire and told my mum and dad what a scary day it had been!!

By Tesha

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Wet lunchtime activity

Gears, gears gears with Orlando and Ollie from elizabeth faithful on Vimeo.

Our Art Displayed

Yesterday the children of Room 11 visited the art gallery to create artworks with John. We are very excited that three of our paintings have been posted onto the website. Click onto the photo below and look at Toriann's, Sean's and Stefan's work.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Golf Lessons at School

This morning as part of P.E. our class had fun golf lessons. All the children were put into pairs to practise skills at three stations. There were different types of clubs for each activity. At the first station we had to hit the ball towards a target with the number one on it. It seemed very easy but in fact was extremely difficult. The second activity we had to lob the ball up with the club so it landed on the centre of the circle. I only managed to get it to happen once. It felt great. At the last station it was a puting type one where you had to roll the ball along the ground to the target. I hope we can do it again. Ollie

Golf on PhotoPeach

Mia's Mihi

Mia Mihi

Reubens Mihi

Reuben Mihi

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Cake Competition at the school fair.

Some amazing delicious cakes arrived for the children's cake competition. One of the class favourites was the cupcake caterpillar. Which one is yours? We were disappointed that the gladwrap makes some of cakes difficult to see.

Competition for the best decorated cake. on PhotoPeach

Childrens competitions at the School Fair

Check through the crazy vegetable entries and see which one you think should win.
Crazy Vegetable Fair Competition on PhotoPeach

Monday, March 25, 2013

Creating our own digital mihis.

A mihi is how you introduce yourself and your whanau formally in Maori. We are learning to do this and have created a digital mihi. Below is an example for the class to learn how to write their own.

Digital Mihi

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Swimming Lessons

Swimming Lessons for Room 11 on PhotoPeach


Every Monday Room 11 and room 10 get to go on a bus to Moana Pool to learn how to swim. Some people have to go to the learners’ pool because they’re not very confident at swimming. Room 11 get to go first in the wave pool and room 10 get to have a lesson first. Some of my friends don’t like swimming but I say swimming is awesome. by Orlando

How we created our Picaso Art Works

Picasso art

On Thursday the 15 of March we made some art based on Picasso. We did a face with half of the face looking to the front and half with a view from the side. We used some black paper, some pastles and some back dye. First we split the page in thirds and drew a face with each eye looking in the opposite direction. Then we coloured half of the face in cold colours and the other half in warm colours. It took quite a long time but finally we were finished. It looked awesome I was very proud of my art. By Emma

Monday, March 18, 2013

Practising the short u sound

Click onto the truck photo to work with short u.

In the style of Picaso

In room 11 we have been studying how Picasco painted two faces one in profile and the other facing straight ahead. 

Look at our artwork!

Picasco Face Art on PhotoPeach

Monday, March 11, 2013

Play some short 'e' games

Click on the photo and go to the games to reinforce the short 'e' sound in words.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Short o sounds

Click  on the photo to play some learning activities and hear the sound that short o makes.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Spelling City

Take a look at your list words and complete some activities of your choice.  Click onto your group name.



Sunday, February 17, 2013

Reading about Squids

To follow up our reading of the book  'Super Squid' by Jill Eggleton travel to Te Papa and see our own super squid found in New Zealand waters.  Click onto the photo link above.