Saturday, December 24, 2016

2016 Highlights

During the last few weeks of Term 4, R5 took some time to reflect on 2016. We realised what a great year we have all had and we all felt a little bit sad that our time together was coming to an end. As a class we created a presentation of our 2016 highlights.
Thank you to everybody who has visited our blog! Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! See ya next year.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Genius Hour Presentations #2

Aniva is really interested in the basket baller Michael Jordan. Check out what she found out during genius hour.

Lenaya was very keen to find out where books came from. She presented her information so well. She even wore a moustache to look like Johann Gutenberg.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

End of Year Picnic

Yesterday our outdoors picnic was cancelled due to the unpredictable Auckland weather. Luckily we were able to meet in the quad, share some food and play some games. 

Monday, December 19, 2016

R5's Mannequin Challenge Attempt

"Please can we do the mannequin challenge before the end of the year?" Room 5 pleaded on Friday. So here it is. R5's attempt at the mannequin challenge. I say attempt because they didn't quite achieve success but they had a lot of fun trying. There was far too much giggling but it was Friday afternoon! Check it out! 

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Christmas Cooking

Looking for an easy recipe to make for Christmas? Last week we made chocolate and apricot truffles. Check out the video for the recipes.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Genius Hour

We have been learning so much during Genius Hour and have chosen a huge range of topics to learn about. Here are some of our presentations:

Taufeeq's research about exercise:

Amatan's research about computers:

Samson's Hulk research:

Friday, December 9, 2016

Term 4 Whole School Assembly

Today we had the final whole school assembly for 2016.

Y4 Talent Quest 2016

On Tuesday the Y4 Syndicate had their talent quest finals. Here are the highlights put together by Amatan, Siddhu and Salah. Congratulations to Seam and Bileeana who came first equal!

Y4 Talent Quest from Savelina Lepou on Vimeo.

Monday, December 5, 2016

On Saturday the MRPS Ukulele Group performed at Vector Arena. It was a fantastic day and the group performed like professionals. A huge THANK YOU to Mrs Dawson for all of your hard work and dedication. What an awesome ukulele teacher you are! 

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

OMG Tech Rangers!

A group of Year 4 learners attended the @OMGTechRangers event on Saturday the 26th of November. They had an amazing day learning about the possibilities of science and technology. Check out what they got up to:

Music with Mrs Dawson

We are so lucky to have a specialist music teacher at MRPS named Mrs Dawson. She takes us for music lessons a couple of times a year. She has taught us so much about reading music. Check out what we did with her today!

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Electrical Safety

Room 5 have created some resources to teach a Year 1-3 student about electrical safety.

Bileeana's Prezi

Snedhal, Eugenia and Kelly's iMovie

Taufeeq and Saulala's Poster

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Chocolate Crackles #2

Here are some more recipes outlining how to make chocolate crackles. 

Vaka and Siddhu's Google Presentation:

Josiah and Samson's iMovie:

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Chocolate Crackle

On Tuesday we made chocolate crackles as part of our learning about procedural writing.

Maka has used Prezi to share his recipe.

Dev and Samuel used the recipe mixed with images they took on Tuesday to share their recipe:

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Procedures Using Screencastify

We have been writing procedures outlining how to complete a chosen task on a chromebook. We used screencastify to record our procedures. 

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Tuakana Kapahaka Assembly

On Friday the Tuakana Kapahaka Group entertained us with an assembly item all about Ranginui and Papatuanuku. Check out the highlights.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

3D Printing

The Y4 Makerspace Group have been working extremely hard to get the 3D printers up and running for people to use.

Siddhu, Amatan and Salah couldn't wait to get started. They created a minion using Tinkercad and today they printed it!

The Y4 Uke Group Won K Factor 2016!

They did it! The MRPS Y4 Ukulele Group won Kmart's K Factor competition.

Here is a youtube version of their winning performance.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Paper Sculptures

Room 5 had an awesome day with Mrs Bateman creating paper sculptures! 

Friday, November 4, 2016

Y3/4 Athletics Day

On Wednesday R5 competed in the Y3/4 Athletics Day. They did really well. Here is a video with a few highlights.