Monday, 1 April 2019

Watch out construction in process!

For one of our STEM projects we are busy trying to make a geo dome using newspaper and tape. Some groups have added to their challenge by not using scissors or making it to a certain size.

We will add to our blog as they grow but this is where we are at now.


Friday, 15 March 2019

Snippets about Yr 6 Camp, Yr 5 Outdoor Adventure, Yr 4 Awesome week.

Here are a snippets of our writing for our recounts about our awesome week where the Year 6's went to camp, Year 5's had Outdoor Adventure Week and Year 4's an awesome week. See if you can guess what activity they may have been writing about.

We are busy publishing onto our kidblog if you want to see the full recounts.
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Yr 4 Awesome Week

It was Monday and we had a whole fantastic week of Mrs Rodriguez. 

We used bright colours to paint a picture. It's very easy and more obvious than you think.

 So what we had to do was use random objects and create a bridge to span a distance of 30cm that will support 8 toy cars. 

Some of the eggs had yolk coming and oozing out the sides. 

My mouth drizzled when my mum told me that we could eat all the icing. 

I loved hammering because I am very good at it.

Yr 5 Outdoor Adventure Week

                     On the first day you cannot believe what we got to do!

As soon as I finished bouldering my eye caught the humongous wall that loomed like a big mighty rage over me. 

My paddle splashed into the water as I dashed to grab it before someone else crashed into it. 

Furiously I spat the water out the snorkel and I accidentally hit someone with the water. 

I started to splash around trying to get air, the waves lashing the sides of the pool then realising I wasn't doing it properly.

I felt like I was up in space! It was a huge experience for me.

Yr 6 Camp 

This is the first time in my life that I left my mother to go to a very far away place for three days. 

I was first. It was fun and scary but I managed to get across.

I was panicking, my heart rate floated up a thousand times. 

I started to get very frustrated. My face turned pink. Suddenly Mr Mulholland clapped his hands. Relief filled my body. 

Suddenly a spotlight zoomed over me. Shocked I slithered across the grass behind some trees. Restless, I ran over the tree roots, rolly pollyed under a beam of light and ran to safety just as the teacher blew the whistle to declare the end of the game. 

I started to sprint and sprint and sprint and then before I knew it I was already there before everyone else.

Friday, 15 February 2019

The ziggleyboop is at it again.

While M2A have been swimming strange things have been happening with their shoes. First they simply just disappeared - where did they go? After a bit of hunting children found they had been moved to the back of the pool shed.

The next few days more strange things were happening to their shoes while they were swimming.

We wonder if its the elusive ziggleyboop that we were trying to find last year.

Wednesday, 6 February 2019

Fishes in the sea.

M2A have been like the fish in the sea
                zapping up and down the pool
                     splashing with their feet and hands
                         as they swim faster and better than before.

Tuesday, 29 January 2019


Welcome to 2019 school year.  We have started off with getting to know each other by asking questions using a question matrix to help us come up with some interesting questions (with interesting answers).  We are looking forward to keeping you up to date with what is going on in M2A this year.

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Creation club

Tuesday afternoon became a construction club. Why? Because construction is about meeting a challenge, thinking creatively, trialling ideas and problem solving. It is STEM in action.

Creation challenges were set by children, some of which involved making the tallest lego tower possible, trying to make rubic cube inspired puzzles out of blocks, and making 3D shapes out of 2D shapes.

To let you in on a secret some of us were also working on finishing up their stop motion video for one of our assembly items.

This was a happy afternoon where the creation imagination got to fly.

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Patterns (and sneaking in some algebra)

Today we had a go at making a pattern that was cumulative (kept growing). We started the pattern and then invited people in to have a go at continuing the pattern. They also had to identify what the rule was.