Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Botanical Gardens Term 4

Militina, "I like seeing the eels"
Reality, "I liked seeing the roses they smelt like conditioner"
Willie, "The botanical gardens is where you learn about different plants"

Monday, 17 October 2016

Room 6 Poem Finalists 

Sensory Poem 

"I see my mum's chocolate cake"
"it had 3 layers and looks so yummy"
'the icing feels so soft like pillows"
'it smells like spring flowers"
"it tastes like a birthday party in my mouth"
'do you want some?"

By Alamoni
Year 4

Friday, 16 September 2016

Whanaungatanga and Frienship

Thank you Tamaki Primary for showing 'whanaugatanga' and hosting Ruapotaka Primary while our school was getting cleaned.  We were well looked after and supported. "Whakawhetai ki a koutou nui atu - thank you very much!"

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Zoo Trip Term 3 

Room 6 had a fun-filled day at the zoo.
Thank You 'The Warehouse' for sponsoring the trip.  

Thursday, 4 August 2016

No Uniform Please!
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I am against having a uniform because we have to wear it every day and it gets stinky.  If we wear mufti we can wear whatever we want.  We can wear hoodies and jackets and I could wear my rugby jersey.  Your uniform might get damaged or lost and it will get small too fast.  I don’t like the uniform because it’s ugly. I disagree about wearing the school uniform because it takes too much washing. In conclusion I think we should wear mufti because we can choose to wear whatever we want.

Published by Nowar

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Sustained Silent Drawing 

"I like how we get to draw different types of things" said Leasharnea
"I like how we get to learn to shade" said Shaniqua
"I like the peacefulness" said Nowar

Friday, 29 July 2016

Road Safety 

Thank you Ronald Mcdonald for coming into Ruapotaka 
to teach us about road safety and wearing a seat belt.

Remember to make it Click!

Principals Award

We should have a dog

We should have a dog or a cat as a pet because they can be your friend, play games and look after you.

A dog can be your friend because when you are alone they can lick you to make you happy.  I love dogs.  

You can play games like fetch, chasing, or hide and go seek.  Just make sure they don't cheat.  Dogs are good.  

Dogs can look after you by baby siting you and checking on you if you're in trouble.  

A fact about police dogs is that they can smell better than humans.  Dogs are really clever.

Kate.  Room 6 

  "Well done Kate for receiving a principals awards for your persuasive writing."

Wednesday, 27 July 2016


Congratulations to Alamoni for coming 3rd in his age category for this years speech competition.  Alamoni's speech was about boxing.  He showed excellent use of boxing gestures and displayed confidence while speaking.  Well done!!!

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Snag Golf Term 2 

  Musika said, "I learnt how to swing a golf club."  

Madisyn said, " I learnt how to hit high."  

Kotipi said, " I learnt how to aim."

Frank said, "Chippers can be used to chip over things."  


Friday, 1 July 2016

Science Experiment 

Method:  Hold a spoon up to see your reflection.

Prediction:  I predict I will see my reflection:

Results:  On the outside of my spoon (convex) I saw my reflection.  In the inside of the spoon (concave) I saw my reflection but upside down. 

By Agueer

Monday, 27 June 2016

Samoan Singing 

This week we have been doing Samoan singing.  We did it with Mrs Fulu.  
My favourite song we did was Sevi Mi because we get to dance and move around.  
Samoan singing is fun because we learn a different language.

By Limiteti Year 4

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Oral Language

 Madisyn sharing about her wonderful whanau during ‘show and tell’.

It is important for our students to talk and share their thoughts clearly.  In room 6 we do ‘show and tell’ where students get a chance to talk about a special item they have brought from home.  Not only does this encourage talk but it can also teach them confidence.  In addition every morning Room 6 has oral language whereby they to talk to each other and share their ideas and experiences.
I encourage parents to actively communicate with their children keeping in mind we want to improve their oral language skills.  We can promote talk around the dinner table and during social outings such as shopping.  As a rule of thumb family members should ask open ended questions followed by actively listening.  Something as simple as encouraging talk can improve our children’s learning.Example of open-ended questions begin with the following words: why, how, what, describe..., or what do you think about...

Friday, 3 June 2016

Buddy Reading 

Room 6 has been paired up with Room 1 for buddy reading.   Here we see Lea and Dayton being tuakana (older students)  towards I’ola  their teina (younger student) who is reading superbly.

Friday, 27 May 2016

My Yucky Burger Recipe

1. Two burnt buns.
2. One snot patty.
3. Old tomatoes.
4. Stinky cheese.
5. Mouldy lettuce.
6. Butter with cat snot on it
7. Dog onion with hair in it.
8. Snot sauce.

Cooking Instructions  
First I get my burnt buns and make sure it is really burnt.  Then I get one snot patty and put it in the burnt buns. Next I get my old tomatoes that has been outside the fridge for 2 weeks.  I get my stinky cheese that is smelly and also the mouldy lettuce and place it in. Then I get my butter with cat snot on it and I spread it on my burnt buns.  Finally, I get dog onion with hair in it and I get my snot source and spread it.  Now I can eat my yucky burger and I will make sure I eat and talk with my mouth wide open.


Saturday, 16 April 2016

ANZAC Acrostic Writing

New Zealand is allies with Australia.
England is allies with New Zealand.
We helped Australia and England in the war.

Zac has to be 18 so he can join the army.
England is an island next to France.
ANZAC stands for Australian New Zealand Army Corps.
Land is where they hide or fight.
ANZAC day is when we remember people who died in war.
New Zealand joined the war in 1914.
Don’t forget the soldiers.

By Frank
Room 6
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Monday, 11 April 2016

Personal Hygiene: Washing your hands

1. Wet your hands.
2. Apply soap.
3. Lather and scrub for 20 seconds.
4. Scrub between your fingers and clean under your nails.
5. Rinse hands.
6. Dry your hands.

By Kate Year 4

Carrot Descriptive Writing

Carrots are vegetables.  They are healthy for kids.  We 
can eat carrots cooked or raw.

Carrots are orange, skinny and triangular. It feels hard and smooth to touch. Carrots do not smell like other fruit and vegetables.  However if  they have been freshly picked they might smell like the earth.  Carrots taste sweet and can be eaten cooked or raw.

In conclusion,  carrots are cheap and easy to eat.  They can be packed as part of our school lunches.

Year 4

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Swimming is very important because you might drown.  At my school we learn how to swim at the back of our school.

I learnt how to float on my back.  You have to put your arms out like a star fish and slowly bend down on your back.  Next you just push your tummy up and you will float.  I am good at doing arm strokes with a kicking board.  I am not good at back strokes.

In conclusion, schools should have a pool so their students learn how to swim.

By Kotipi
Year 4 

Thursday, 10 March 2016


Welcome to Room 6 2016 blog page.  This year we have a dynamic and diverse classroom filled with an exceptional group of energetic learners.  It has been an exciting start with swimming well under way and term 1 student testing complete.  Saint Kentigern College students have also begun their weekly visits to our school.  So far they have keenly shared their experiences by positively engaging with all our students.  Finally, to all parents and bloggers everywhere we welcome your positive input, so come along with us as we journey into the 2016 school year.