Thursday, December 16, 2010

Merry Christmas

Wow! What an amazing year of learning in Aniwaniwa. I am so proud of you all and of the progress that you have made. Have a lovely Christmas and enjoy your holiday with your family. I am looking forward to hearing all about your learning from your new teacher next year. Remember to come and say hi to me. Elly :)

Merry Christmas

We had the Year 6 graduation today. How exciting to hear the children talk about their years at Russell Street School. I wonder what the children in Aniwaniwa will say when they graduate?

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Our Thoughts About Athletics

Fergus - I really liked playing in the sand when you run up and jump in it.

Katherine - I liked it when I won a race on the track.

Luke - I liked doing the races.

Aria - I liked it when I won 2 races.

Cooper - I liked the hurdles because you can jump over them.

Yassmine - I liked the running because I won 2 parts.

Jett - I liked the javelin because they go far.

Devin - I like the long jump because you get to jump far in the pit.

Matthew - I liked the one where you jumped into the pit because you could skid in the sand.

Charlotte - I liked having the running race because I put lots of effort into it.

Ayushman - I liked the high jump because I can jump so high.

Donatello - I liked the high jump because I kept jumping like a rabbit on it.

Zara - I liked having the race because me and Bridget ran too far.

Sophie - I liked doing the high jump because it was really fun.

Bridget - I really liked the hurdles because because my mum kept making me come to her.

Ashlee - I really liked shot put because when I did my first throw it hit someone. I tried it again and I got it straight and perfect.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

CO2 Cars

The seniors have been building and designing their own CO2 cars. They had their races this week. We went to have a look.

Flying Paper

What a lot of science we have been doing! This week we have been learning about aerodynamics - how that if we change the shape of a piece of paper, we can make the paper go further...

We experimented with cylinders (like a javelin), paper planes and screwed up balls...

Freyberg High School

The Year 9 Freyberg band came to perform for us on Tuesday. What instrument would you like to play when you grow up?

Discovery Time

We had some music on during discovery time. Jett and Bridget decided to do some dancing...


We have been learning about pressure. We know that if you put water and rocket fuel in a little container, bubbles start to form. When there are lots and lots of bubbles, and no more room for air, the pressure gets so big that it will pop!! Watch this...

Our Ramps

We learnt about friction when we were trying to get the balloon from Carolyn to Elly. We know that if there is less friction, things move faster. We made ramps to see how fast we could make our cars go. We tried lots of different materials.

Our Trip to see Dr Dave

We got to go to Dr Dave's hanger. Dr Dave told us all about planes and helicopters. We even got to sit inside a cockpit and pretend that we were flying!! What a cool trip.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


Yesterday, we tried to make the balloon move along the piece of wool by taping it to a straw that was on the string. When we let the balloon go, the air came out, but it didn't move! Oh no!!

Today, we tried again. We changed two was the length of the straw...we made it longer. We also changed the wool to nice slippery fishing wire. Watch what happened this time!!

Carolyn told us that it worked today because there was less friction. Just like if you fall over on slippery grass or wet concrete.

Monday, November 1, 2010

How Things Move

We are learning about how things move! Today we discovered how we could make a balloon move without touching it.

We could blow it up, tie a knot and then blow it with the air from our lungs.

OR we could blow it up and then let it go - our arms are showing what the balloon does then!!

Hmmm...what made the balloons move today? Can you explain this to your family? Could we make the balloons go over to Carolyn's desk? Why or why not?

Monday, October 25, 2010


iPod Touch

Last week, we used the iPod touches for the first time. We can use them to help us with our learning. Elly showed us how we can practise our words using the iPod touches. Here is our first go...

Our New Mural

We have been waiting for AGES to see the new mural that Carolyn has been working on with some of the big kids. It got put up on was SO exciting to see it. It looks AMAZING! We helped the big kids think of some of their we can use it to help us with our learning.


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Friday, October 15, 2010

Our Stories

This week we have been learning how to write for an audience so that other people are interested in our stories. We needed to talk about what an audience was. Aria told us that an audience is lots of people in a crowd. A crowd is also a group of people - maybe our friends in our class or people who read our blog - out Mums, Dads, brothers, sisters, grandma, grandad, nana and poppa.

To make our stories interesting, we decided that they needed to be longer (so we wrote for more than one day), have good information in them and they needed to be more exciting.

Here are our stories about the holidays and a Kidpix illustration to match.


Me and my cousins went on the train. We were with Uncle Bob. We were going to see Grandma and Poppa. He was at work. We had tea. Rachel sat with the adults. Brooke and Peyton sat at a little table. Me and Georgie sat at a high table. It was fun. We had to go back to Zara's house.


When we were at the hot pools it was warm. I went into the cold pool. It was like a freezer!


Ofa and Dad went to the aeroplane and went to Fiji.


I went in the caravan with Dad. I went to taupo. I went to taupo town and honked the trucks horn!


I had 2 games for me. One was with Scooby Doo.


I laid next to my baby. She did a big smile! My baby also pointed. I love my baby!


I went to the $2 shop. I brought a gun and another gun. Dad got me a dog mask - a greyhound from the chemist!

The wind blew me over! I fell to the ground. It hurt my hand. It was red. It was the wind! I went to the park in Palmerston North where a tree was, a big tree! I was with my mummy.


I got a lunch box. I got a Toy Story one with my sister and my nanny. I got it from the Warehouse. My sister got one too. She got it from Briscoes. It was fun.


Me and my brother made a tent. Me and Finn are going to sleep in the tent on Friday. You get a blanket and you put the blanket on the table and then you get a tent!


How are you Elly? I brought some food for you. There are two cookies and one cup of water. Do you want to come to my house? "Yes," said Elly. We might have macaroni for dinner!


I am making a present for my dad. It was fun making a present for my dad! It was a tool box. He uses it for fixing.


I went to my Mums work, Toyota. I had lunch and I ate all of it up! I got a treat. I went to my old school! I got to have face painting. I was sad because I didn't get to play very long.


Mum, mum! We are going to the beach! I saw a shark. I like the beach.


We went to Carterton for my brother's birthday. My brothers friends came too. My brothers friends did fast cartwheels. I tried to get a teddy, but I did not. I did get a lollipop!


I went to the Wellington Zoo and I saw the kiwis. I saw the giraffes! I got to feed the kiwis and the giraffes. They liked the carrots. I fed the kiwis bugs and it was cool!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Term 4, Day 1

We have started to learn about chunks in our class. Today we talked about the 'an' chunk. Here are the 'an' words that we have thought of.


I wonder if you can think of some more 'an' words with your Mum and Dad at home. If you think of some NEW 'an' words that we don't have, PLEASE leave a comment on our blog and tell us your new words. The 'an' chunk might be at the beginning, in the middle or at the end of the word.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Kiwi at Charlotte's House

"I am in my Mum and Dad's room. I went to Freya's house with Kiwi. We had chocolate and biscuits. They were chocolate chips. We played with the dolls. They had 2 prams. One was pink and the other one was red." Charlotte

Kiwi at Ferg's House

"Kiwi saw his Dad down at Lake Ferry" said Fergus

"The builders upstairs are still working on things. Kiwi and I are just sitting on the stairs."