Wednesday, 25 July 2018
We have been looking at different ancient civilisations to see how they lived in the past. Our task was to create a bowl with a theme from Ancient Egypt or Ancient Greek. Today our whole class were using paper mache to cover our bowls. Next, we will paint a base colour for our bowls and then paint different symbols and hieroglyphic designs. The base colours will be brown, silver, gold and some other dark colours. We have used different types and sizes of bowls that we brought from home or borrowed. I can’t wait to see what they look like when they are finished!
Thursday, 5 July 2018
Today we are going to be coached by a Westlake Boys basketball teacher. I hope it's going to be really fun. I think it is going to be cool being coached by a Westlake boys basketball teacher and I might see that teacher in the future. Loads of my friends are doing it.
Wednesday, 4 July 2018
Today the Year 6 Netball girls were given a spectacular opportunity to take place in a netball tournament with other schools from around the North Shore. It was held at the AMI Netball Centre so we walked because we were the closest school to the Netball Centre. There were two year 6 teams from Sunnybrae and my team lost a few games but we still had a lot of fun. The other team from Sunnybrae had a really fun time too. We were all so exhausted after our first game because the team we versed were so good and they were on fire but we still worked together to have an awesome day.
Tuesday, 26 June 2018
Today we got to pick our drive time projects! Drive time is when we get to make or do something we are passionate about with someone or just by ourselves. We work on our projects every Friday and once everyone is finished, we have to present it to the class. We are the only class at Sunnybrae that does Drive time. We have made machines, a wooden guitar, birdhouses, wooden toys, instruments, room decor and a lot of other arts and crafts. We love doing drive time projects as they are completely ‘driven’ by us, with the teacher or ‘expert’ helpers guiding us with our ideas.
Wednesday, 20 June 2018
Today was WIG WEDNESDAY which basically means that we got to wear any wig, hat or cool hair. It was so great to get to see a whole bunch of people getting together to raise money for child cancer. Together as a school, we all raised a lot of money. Wig wednesday is such a fun day because not only is it for a good cause, but you get to have a lot of fun . So it's a win win for everyone. But my favourite wig had to be Miss Batemans blue curly wig.
Tuesday, 19 June 2018
The Year six festival choir and ukulele group performed at Westlake Boys High School for the Community of Learning (CoL) performance. 9 schools in the Pupuke Kāhui ako community all decided to join up for a big concert with a performance group from each school showing us what they had practised and rehearsed forever. The Sunnybrae group sang ‘the fight song’ by Rachel Platten. After all of the schools performed, we all sang a mass version of Pokarekareana. It was amazing 9 schools all singing together with multiple instruments playing at once. The show ended at 8:30pm (well it was supposed t0 - it ended a bit late but that was ok). The song at the end was beautiful and I think everyone in the audience enjoyed the show. If I could do it again, I would.
Monday, 18 June 2018
Wow we got to open our letters from our buddies in Gordonton today. It was great learning lots more information about each of our buddies such as about their families, their hobbies, their favourite subjects at school and lots more. Everyone was so excited to get their letters and so was I. I can't wait to write back to my buddy and tell him all about me!
We have been looking at different ancient civilisations to see how they lived in the past. Our task was to create a bowl with a theme from A...
We each had to write down 5 facts about ourselves, scrunch them up and put them inside a balloon. We then blew the balloons up and threw th...
Some of our class reading groups have been reading a text about making kūmara chips. This is related to our overall inquiry topic about diff...
We had three students from Massey University come into our classroom to teach some mini-lessons to us. We solved some maths problem-solving ...