Matariki 2015

Room 14 explored different ways to celebrate the Maori New Year, Matariki.

We read The Seven Sisters by Melanie Drewery and The Star fishes in School Journal Pt 1 No. 3 1992.

We made paper lanterns, kites and sang waiata. Room 13 also taught our class how to use the rakau sticks.



Our first ESOL blog!

Hello from our ESOL classroom!  

Last week we noticed that the weather was changing; the colourful leaves were falling from the trees and it was suddenly feeling cooler in the mornings...  Summer had packed its bags and Autumn was definitely here!

Room 12 - Term 2 2015

Welcome to Room 12's first blog!  

Our concept for this term is 'Creativity' and we talked today in class about what we think it means. Some children shared that they think you need to use your imagination to be creative and we also talked about the difference between creating and being creative.  We had some thoughtful discussions today about all this....and there will definitely be some more to come so watch this space!! 

Briar's Rugby Poem

Room 8 have been reading a poem called "Waves". I created a poem called Rugby based on the Waves poem. The rugby team in the picture is the Samoan rugby team. I hope you enjoy my poem =)


by Briar Jensen



fun, cheering

Room 8 goes swimming!

Room 8 have been travelling by bus to the Glenfield Pools to learn how to be safe in the water. So far we have attended 3 sessions and have already learnt so much! Here are some pictures from our time at the pools.

Room 10 e-learning class..

Kia ora, Hello, 

We are room 10, the new e-learning class. So far this term we have been learning how to use our devices to help enhance our learning. We use a number of websites to improve our reading, writing and maths as well as finding information about topics and concepts we are looking at. Here is a video of us in action.....

to view our video(s) click here

Data Detectives

Room 8 has been gathering data to learn more about the people in our class. As it is the beginning of the year many of us are unfamiliar with one another.

Room 13 Teaches Golden Child

Room 13 made a video to teach other people how to play golden child. Here is the link to the video 


Note -  this video is unlisted so you will need the link to find it =)

Awesome Bayview Magic Year 5 Netball Team!

At their prizegiving on Saturday 20th September, Bayview Magic were awarded their trophy for third place in the A Grade competition. They were also awarded the Maureen Mulcahy Cup for their attitude, sportsmanship and fair play during the season. This is an amazing award as they were nominated throughout the season by other teams, coaches, umpires and mentors! Well done girls and your coach Kate Hadfield. You have made everyone very proud! An awesome effort.

Fantastic Homelink

Room 5 were learning about how the letter 'y' at the end of words sometimes makes an 'e' sound. Noah Smith went home and came up with a list of words for homelink that make the 'e' sound. He used different colours for the different letters that makes this sound (y, e and ee).

Room 5 thought that this type of homelink was a model example of connecting learning between school and home.

Great work Noah!


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