Thursday, 10 December 2015

Arcade Five #2

Arcade Five was a great success. Our games featured simple machines such as inclined planes, wheels and axles, levers and pulleys. 

We also raised over $175 for Tamari, our school’s World Vision sponsor child who lives in Rwanda.

Our thanks too to Caine from Caine's Arcade who inspired us.

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Edublog Awards


We have been named an Edublog Award finalist in the category of Best Class Blog. If you would like to support us with a vote click here Locate under drop down menu for "Best Class Blog". Then scroll to the bottom and press vote. 

Arcade Five #1

The games are made and we are almost ready to share our work. Join us tomorrow for Arcade Five

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Friday, 4 December 2015

Podcast #18

Garden Takeover #3

We were very lucky to have Chantelle's mum come in and teach us how to make spring onion pancakes using our home grown onions. Chantelle has kindly shared the recipe too.


1. a bunch of spring onions
2. 1 tablespoon of oil ( with some spare oil for later )
3. 2 cups of plain flour ( sifted )
4. 1 cup warm water
5. 2 grinds of salt


  1. Add your plain flour and 1 cup of water together followed by 1 tablespoon of oil and 2 grinds of salt to a bowl
2. Mix together till hard to mix and dough looking
3. Sprinkle flour onto where you are going to knead and start kneading. When smooth put in a bowl to rest
4. While you wait for the dough to rest start cutting up your spring onions into small circle shapes
5. Pull off a piece about the size of a golf ball roll into a ball and squash
6. Roll till nearly as thin as paper
7. Spread a little bit of oil evenly onto your rolled out pancake dough then add your spring onions
8. Now to add your layers to the pancakes there are two ways to do this one way is the roll and squish. The second way is the roll and snail. To do the roll and squish you have to take one end in your palm and slowly start squishing it together then push the two ends into the now squished pancake. For the roll and snail you squish the ends and create a snail or a spiral then squish down.
9. Leave to rest for about 10 minutes
10. Next roll out till it looks like a pancake      
11. then cook with oil till crispy brown  

Serving idea
Cut into wedges serve with dipping sauce

Maori Myths

In Room 5 we have been reading and learning about Maori myths such as Tane and the Stars and Kahu and the Taniwha. We then created our own myths influenced by Maori culture and language.

The Fight by Sherlyn 

How the Volcanoes and Mountains came to be by Sativa

How Rugby was created by Eli

How the Moa became extinct by Torres

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Hedgehogs in your garden

The X-Men used the information in "Hedgehogs in your garden' by Victoria Purdie to create their own acrostic poems.

Caine's Arcade

We just love Caine's Arcade in Room 5. So much so we are creating our very own cardboard arcade.
In the meantime the Justice League created these designs for Caine if he wants an upgrade on his current shirt.

Tuesday, 1 December 2015


We were very lucky to have some Lynfield college students come visit us to teach some year 4 and 5 students about robotics. They brought laptops and NXT robots and introduced us to programming. Members of the world champion VEX Robotics team also came and demonstrated their robots. Thanks again to the awesome students from Lynfield College we had a great time.