Friday, 29 August 2014


We looked at the book Zoom by Istvan Banyai.  It is a book with no words were each picture 'ZOOM's' out from the one before.  We then had a go at making our own Zoom books, check out Noah's below.  The are on display in the corridor outside of our classroom, come in and take a look.

Cross Country Fun Run

We had a great afternoon running at our School Cross-Country Fun Run.  Next our fast runners are off to the inter school cross country to represent Opunake Primary School.

Friday, 22 August 2014

Curtis our Marvellous Caretaker!!

For writing this term we have been working towards writing Narratives (fiction stories).  To lead up to this we have been learning to write character descriptions.  We have been learning to not only describe what a character looks like but give detail about their sayings, actions and where they can be found. One of the descriptions we wrote was about our great friend Curtis, our school caretaker.  The photos show the process we have gone through to not only write our wonderful descriptions but also how we presenting them on a 'Shelf Diorama.'  Add a comment, let us know what you think of our descriptions!

"Where can you found Curtis on a summer day? On his lawnmower, mowing the field for a rugby game."
- Charlie

"When I walk by Curtis he always and I mean always greets me with a “Hey Daragh, how are you doing?” and I always say “I’m good, yourself?” Then he smiles at me, that brightens up my day.
- Daragh

"Curtis is as tall as when I get a shoulder ride on my brothers shoulders.  Those old brown work boots of his scurry around wherever they can while those wrinkly stained hands carry something heavy and dirty."
- Dinah

"Curtis is our caretaker at our school.  His hands are so wrinkly, it’s like he's been in the swimming pool for hours!  His eyes are like big brown puppy dog eyes, that shine in the sunlight."
- Jonah

"Curtis has a hairy face and wrinkly hands. His hands are dirty from working hard 
around the school. He wears gum boots. We can here his lawnmower; chop, chop, 
chop, chop! The grass flies out of the chopper, he has his ear muffs on his head 
and has a big smile on his face."

- Kaiden

Monday, 11 August 2014


Today we explored plays from school journals.  After choosing a play that we like we set about creating story boards, maybe these will turn into a movie that we will enter into the MOA Awards.