Thursday, 3 August 2017

R3 Mathematical Arrays

Our friends from Worser Bay Primary School shared with us some great ideas about using Mathematical arrays to help with the learning of our times tables! We loved the idea and decided to create our own versions in the classroom and outside the classroom. You can click on thier original post here.

Sunday, 30 July 2017

Edison Robot Sumo Wars

This week in class used the Edison Robot to create Robots with the class Lego to do Battle with each other. Because we used the 'Sumo' settings on the Edison Robot we were able to construct and battle the robots with half an hour of starting the task. These videos show some of the epic confrontations!

Edison Duel 1 from myles webb on Vimeo.

This is another of the videos

Edison Duel 2 from myles webb on Vimeo.

There is another video below

Edison Robot 4 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Thursday, 13 July 2017

'Sun Bear' Digital Photography

The last task of Term Two was for the students of Room Three of Auroa Primary School to take one of the class mascots and take a series of photographs around School. The twist was the students had forty minutes from start to finish to complete the task and the publishing! Thanks for your visit - we are currently on our school holiday break and will be back in the classroom in a week and half. The bear was a gift for us from a class in Siberia, Russia.

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Lake Rotokare - Mr Bloors Amazing Video

The students from Auroa Primary School (and the rest of New Zealand) are currently on a well deserved holiday break. Its the first week of the break between term two and three. Our students will be back in the classroom on Monday 24th July and we look forward to connecting with you then. This term our students had the opportunity to visit the Lake Rotokare Reserve. This is a significant conservation area in Taranaki. Mr Bloor created this amazing video of the Room 7 and Room 8 trip to this spectacular location!

Friday, 7 July 2017

R3 - Ice Skating at the Hub

On Thursday the Y5 students from Auroa Primary School had a special event - an opportunity to go Ice Skating at the Hub in Hawerea. The students were very excited at a new experience for nearly everyone in the classroom. We had an hour on the ice and loved the experience, we were also very lucky to have a special guest with us on this trip, Mr Bloor who brought with him his equipment and was able to record the experience and produce this video

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Scone making

SconeMaking from myles webb on Vimeo.

School Kit - Moostery Skype!

Today we took part in the School Kit Mystery Skype Competition - the game of Moostery! It paired our rural school in South Taranaki with a mystery city school from an urban location somewhere in New Zealand. We were defeated as our opponents, Milford Primary School were able to locate us a lot quicker than we could find them. They asked us an amazing question about State Highway One and if we were on the West Side of it! We spent the rest of the Skype Session talking about the differences between our school, they are able to walk to a local shopping centre in ten minutes and our nearest shopping centre is an hours drive away! They asked us lots of questions about farming and cows and how our life is different from them, it was an amazing experience. We shared our video from last years Lamb and Calf Day which is a huge even here each year at Auroa Primary School. Thank you Mrs Boyd and students from Milford Primary School we loved the connection and thank you #Schoolkit for setting it all up!

Thursday, 22 June 2017

McKenna's Amazing Holiday Work

On Friday my family and I went to Mt Ruapehu. It was late in the night so we went to this restaurant called steak and seafood we thought it sounded very nice so we went in. Fires were going and really good service we loved it. We got to chose a table it was circle shaped and seated four. Straight away a lovely man asked us if we would like drinks we said maybe a few more minutes. 1 hour later I was halfway through my dinner when I asked if I could take a photo of my dinner cause it looked yum it smelt yum and tasted yum. Luke and I were getting bored so we got mums phone and we played on snapchat when we were taking a selfie we asked the lady if she would want to come in and it showed on her that she had too much makeup on but it was just a theme. Then the lady brought that kind gentle man over and she asked us if we could put the theme on him and he thought it was very funny. sadly it was time to go but I hoped I would come back another day. we said goodbye as we walked out into the blustery night. I think that has been the best restaurant I have ever been to.

My Holiday from myles webb on Vimeo.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Lake Rotokare Reserve - Report by Hayley

The Overgrown Jungle

The trees were hanging over the track and they were softly tapping on my head as I scooted past. Hiding the sunlight away from the soft brown earth. It was like a overgrown jungle with only one way out .  A saddleback was in the tree, singing a sweet tune to me.

On the track there were rat traps and mice traps. Zoe's Mum set off one of the traps, she poked the lever with a stick - Bang! It made me jump! Bang! Then we moved on to the end and took in the beautiful lake views.

There was not a single ray of sunshine peeking through the leaves . “Yuck mud, oh no it's on my shoes”I said with dismay. The mud was like chocolate pudding. Slush, slush sounds came from the mud as people passed through, covering everyone's gumboots and shoes. A little bit of Lake Rotokare are for everyone to take home. I enjoyed learning about our native plants and animals ,learning about our world and how to care for it .We don't have a lot of native animals in the world, so we have to look after and treasure the ones we do have . By Hayley

You can find out more about Lake Rotokare Reserve by visiting their official website.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Edison Robot Challenge

Edison Robot Block Challenge from myles webb on Vimeo.

Our Edison Robot Challenge was to create a way to carry as many plastic blocks as possible two metres. No blocks could fall off and the students only had straws and masking tape to create a way to carry as many blocks as possible. Our winners Tyrese, Luke-Noah and Harry managed to get their Edison Robot to carry an incredible 133 blocks!

Edison Robot - Challenge

Edison Robot Challenge on PhotoPeach

Edison Robot Challenge

I'm sitting here with straws and tape beside my group. We are beginning to build our
double trailer for our trusty robot  we were given. The first part was tough without
covering the sensor so that we could drive straight and stay safe. We thought we
were going to lose the race. Suddenly luck came we came 3rd with 30 blocks. We were all happy and had a lot of fun.

On the 13th of June we started a bot competition but we didn’t get to finish so it carried on the the next day. On Wednesday the first thing we did was the bot challenge. In my group was Caitlin and Sarah. The challenge was who could carry the most blocks.and our group came second with 80 blocks. Your whole creation had to cross the line. and the line was two meter. Some people got out because one of their blocks fell off or they did not make it over the line.

We started a robot Competition on the 14th of June 2017. We had to make a robot out of straws and masking tape. We had to make something attached to the robot to hold the blocks. We had to be in teams of three. Sarah, Zoe and I were a team. We made a trailer. The robot had to go two meters. Every robot that crossed the line had a chance of winning. You could restart it 3 times but no more than 3. Every robot that crossed the line you had to count how much of blocks they could carry across the finish line. The one that crossed the finish line with the most blocks won. If even one of you blocks fell off you would be eliminated.

Friday, 9 June 2017

R3 Answering Questions for Catriona in Scotland

This week we had contact wtih Catriona who is a student who is from Edinburgh, Scotland.  She was studying climate in New Zealand and sent us a video asking us some amazing questions about the climate and weather here in New Zealand. We listened to her questions, thought about them, and what we knew about Scotland, and we produced this videos to answer her questions:

Zoe, Caitlyn, Sarah and Hayley answer Catriona's Questions from Myles Webb on Vimeo.

Catriona's Question was about our Winter - in New Zealand Winter is about the same as the Summer in Scotland. We looked at the differences between the two and compared the temperature! It was Winter we the Girls made this short video, and it was Summer in Scotland but we saw the temperatures was nearly the same!

Nadith, Ryan and Maree answers Catriona's Questions from Myles Webb on Vimeo.

Catriona wanted to know about the rainfall - was it greater in Taranaki in Winter or Summer? Was there one month of the year that had more rainfall than others! This question was answered by Nadith and Ryan, with assistance from Maree who choose to answer the question in the Auroa Primary School Library!

1080p copy from Myles Webb on Vimeo.

Will New Zealand and our farming be affected by global warming? The answer is yes according to Ellazae, Georgia, Harriet and Kassie.