Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Bears reading

By Goldie Alexander.

WALT: Summarise using bullet points.
chapter 1 -Bumps in the night
-A mysterious bump above Ritchie's room,blisters in the ceiling.Bump vanishes.
-Mum suggests it could be weightlifters upstairs.
-Dad has moved out to a boarding house,then to a job in darwin.
-Mum and Ritchie are unhappy.
- Mum works late shifts as a  nurse,Ritchie gets left alone.

By Ethan and Dannielle

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Room 13's Bollywood Dancers

Room 13 at Athletics Day

Some photos of Room 13 competing during Reremoana's Athletics day at Massey Park.

Emily lining up for the Long Jump while Chloe, Riley and Emma watch.

Chloe in full flight.

Chloe slinging her discus.

Isabella placed second in the 8 year old girls for Shotput.

Danie was surprised to take out second place in Long Jump for the 9 year old boys.

Monday, 3 November 2014

We Are the World Production @ Clayton Park School

Our school production takes place this Wednesday night at 7.00 pm.  Please begin arriving at Clayton Park School from 6.00pm, and arrive no later than 6.30pm.  It would be a good idea to bring something to keep you occupied during the performance (books, drawing, quiet games), as there will be long wait times backstage.

*Girls: if possible, please come with some eye make-up applied (eye liner and eye shadow) and come with a lipstick in a bag with your name on it.  One of our parents, Michelle Hassall, has kindly offered to apply the lipstick prior to the performance.  The make up is entirely optional for families, but would be appreciated to enhance the overall look of the performance.

**Costumes: please arrive at Clayton Park School dressed in full costume.  I have sent costumes home with students in named plastic bags on Monday afternoon.  Some students may choose to wear a plain black or white t-shirt or singlet underneath their costume.  Girls may wear tights or leggings under their costumes, boys may wear plain coloured shorts.

***Dinner: please ensure you've had something to eat before arriving at Clayton Park School at 6.00 pm.  You may choose to bring some extra snacks and a drink to keep you going as well.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014


Some video from our special P.E. lessons in Taekwon-do.  Taekwon-do is a Korean martial art that means 'the art of hand and foot fighting'.

We all know that the skills we're learning in Taekwon-do are only to be practised during our lessons.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Room 13's Term 4 Cultural Performance

Room 13's Cultural Performance will be 'A Bollywood Film Set'.  We will welcome the audience and the travelling family to Mumbai, India, on the set of a Bollywood Film.   A director and his camera crew are getting ready to film the big dance scene.

A Youtube video of the dance we are going to recreate is below.  Please watch the video at home and practise the moves so we can quickly make this a great performance for our families to watch.

Some other videos with Bollywood routines are below.  We could use these for ideas to create our own routine.

Monday, 11 August 2014

Being Respectful at Reremoana School

Room 13 put our brains together to make a list of what Being Respectful looks like throughout the day at school.  This is what we came up with:

Being Respectful Towards Teachers
  • Follow the teacher’s instructions
  • Treat relievers how you’d treat your normal teacher
  • Listen to the teacher
  • Speak politely to teachers

Being Respectful in the Classroom
  • Clean up after yourself
  • Respect other people’s belongings
  • Walk around the room
  • Leave toys at home
  • Be careful with classroom materials
  • Look after your own stationery
  • Use the furniture properly

Being Respectful Towards Classmates
  • Speak politely to each other
  • Include others in your play
  • Treat your classmates the way you want to be treated
  • Help classmates when they are confused
  • Say only nice things about each other
  • Keep your hands to yourselves
  • If you have nothing nice to say, don’t say anything at all

Being Respectful with Equipment
  • Put things back where they belong
  • We do not throw classroom equipment around
  • Sharing is caring
  • Use equipment how it is meant to be used

Being Respectful in the Playground
  • Keep your hands to yourself
  • Include others in your games
  • Look after others if they get hurt
  • Speak politely to each other
  • Let others have a turn (sharing is caring)

Being Respectful towards our Friends
  • Include your friends in your games
  • Keep your hands to yourself
  • Speak calmly to your friends, there is no need to yell
  • Look after your friends
  • Encourage your friends

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Acting Safely at our School

We've been learning about Acting Safely in different parts of our school.  We planned some short dramas to show what it looks like when we are Acting Safely, and when we are Not Acting Safely, around the school.

Tuesday, 17 June 2014


Some photos from our Soccer Skills lessons...


Mr Linto


Go Danie

Go Edison

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Riley's letter to Miss Harland

Dear Miss Harland

I think the Y4's should be able to go on the Y5 Gurkha.

Firstly because the year 4's really want to go on and what if they are playing with a year 5? Then they won't be able to play with them on the year 5 Gurkha, and then they will be lonely.

I also think we should make another court, because when we want to play on the court, we can't!!!! Because the big kids are playing games on the court and they're using the whole court.

Thank you Miss Harland for reading my letter 

From Riley.

Thursday, 29 May 2014

Field of Dreams Swimming

This term, our class has been doing swimming lessons on Thursdays. Here are some photos of our swimming we've done so far.

In this lesson, we were learning about how we could safely help someone who was drowning in a pool.  Our instructor explained that it's a bad idea to jump in ourselves to try to save them, because we'll probably end up drowning too!  The best way is to give the drowning person something that will float and then pull them out of the water with it.

Using a noodle to pull a drowning swimmer from a pull.

Throwing flutter boards to the drowning swimmers.  A few of us need to work on our aim!

!!!!!!!!BIKE DAY!!!!!!!!!!

Here are some photos from Tui Team's Bike and Scooter day last week.  Come take a look at the awesome Road Safety Posters on our window that we made as part of Road Safety Week too.

Go, go, go!

Taking a pit stop. 

Smiley Riley

Speeder  X


Jordan and Ethan

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Bring your bikes and scooters this Friday for Brake Road Safety Week!

Maths games in Room13

Today we are going to tell you what maths games we play in class.

Now we are going to show some pictures of the maths games.

Matching numbers 

One of the computer games

Shake and Think Hard 


That is all of the maths games we play in class.
Have a good weekend from Emily and Jordan and the rest of the class.

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Student leaders in Room 13

Hi we are the first blog monitors of 2014.    
By Emily and Jordan.

This is what we did today.  The first thing we did today was pick a student leader for our class.  A number of people put their name in a box and Mr Blake picked half the class to do a speech to Mr Blake and the class picked one year 4 and one year 5.  The year 4 student leader is Riley Wood.  The year 5 student leader is Dannielle.

All of Year 4 students who wanted to be a student leader.

Riley giving a speech to the class.

Richard persuading the class to pick him.

These are our new Student Leaders.  Dannielle is our Year 5 leader and Riley is our Year 4 Leader.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Reremoana's Superheroes for Cure Kids

A heroic fundraising by the super students of our school. A total of $519.20 was raised for Cure Kids.

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Fitness on the Gurkha Trail

Every week we use the Gurkha Trail during fitness time to develop our upper body strength, balance, and coordination.

Sunday, 9 March 2014

WALT: practice and perform School Journal Plays

The Dolphins reading group performing a School Journal Play they have organised and rehearsed themselves.  Journal Plays are an independent reading activity in our Reading Tumble.

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Who Am I?

I am in year 4.
My sister is starting school in June.
I am turning 9 in July.
I am a girl.
My best friend went to Sancta Maria school.
I have brown eyes.
Who Am I?

Guess Who?

I am in year 4.
I like to play rugby.
I play for Ardmore Rugby Club.
I have one sister.
I am a boy.

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Who Is This?

I am a girl.
My birthday is in May.
I have black hair.
I am 9 years old.
I like to play rugby.
My dad is Samoan.
Who Is This?

Can You Guess?

I have gold-ish and brown-ish hair.
I am 8 years old.
I am in year 4.
I am a girl.
I like swimming.
My dad is a diver.
Can You Guess?

Who Is This?

I am a boy.
I am year 5.
I have 1 brother and 1 sister.
I love to play with my brother.
My first name starts with C.
Who Is This?

Who Am I?

I am a girl.
I am 9.
I love to play with my niece.
I like going to the beach at Hahei.
I have blonde hair.
Who Am I?

Can You Guess Who I Am?

I am nearly 8 years old.
I am a girl.
I in year four.
My birthday is in March.
My hair is orange.
Can You Guess Who I Am?

Monday, 10 February 2014

Week 2 Home Fun

Unfortunately printer trouble has prevented Mr Blake from having this week's Home Fun ready on time.  Hopefully the problem will be fixed quickly and I will have the Home Fun ready to go home by Wednesday - watch this space.

School Journals will still be going home today for reading.

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Kia Ora and welcome back for 2014,

My name is David Blake and I am your child’s teacher this year.  A little about me: my interests include health and fitness, media / journalism and my wife and I have recently adopted a Blue Heeler puppy called Diesel.

I want to extend an invitation to all families to pop in to say hi, before or after school, especially during the first couple of weeks of the year.  It’s important to discuss any questions you may have and it’s helpful for me to to know the students and to maintain open communication with families right from the start.  If I haven’t met you by the end of week 3, I’ll make some phone calls to introduce myself.

I’m looking forward to an exciting and productive year of learning.

David Blake