Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Using Scratch to create a Ping Pong Game

This post is written by Jessica, who worked with Aliyha today.

 Today we have been making games on Scratch. We had to learn to use scripts to program the game.  The aim of the game is to make sure you dont let the ball hit the blue and you have to hit the ball with the paddle.

Using Scratch to animate

Yesterday some members of Room 1 and 2 worked on creating animations using Scratch.  This is a post by Trevor.

Today we joined Scratch. We had to make an animation.  This is what I created with Travis.

Thursday, 22 May 2014

kidsedchatnz - Tweeting this week

Every week Room 2 participates in kidsedchatnz.  This is a twitter community that chats every Thursday from 2-3pm.  Each week there is a new topic with questions that we need to discuss and and answer.  We individually answer questions to express our own thoughts and opinions.

This week the topic was 'A Letter to my Grandchildren'.  The letter and questions can be viewed at the kidsedchatnz blog.

Some of our class wrote 'tweets of the week'.  Watch the slideshow below to see the amazing comments.

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Te Reo with Mr Tai

Today is a pretty quiet day in Room 2 as our Year 7s are at technology in Opunake and some of our Year 6s are in Rahotu playing netball or rugby.  In fact, we only have 6 boys left in class!  Today for Te Reo, Room 3 joined us to build up the numbers.  Here is a short video of the beautiful singing that was happening today.

Saturday, 17 May 2014


On Friday the whole school participated in Electives.  There is a huge range of exciting activities that our students got to choose from including Kiddi-carts, cooking, cupcake decorating, dance, ukelele, Mad Science and so much more.  Here is a slideshow, put together by Room 1, showing soem of the many highlights.

Electives 16/5/2014 on PhotoPeach

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Te Reo

Today, while our Year 7s were at Technology in Opunake, the Year 6s had a Te Reo lesson with Mr Tai.  We were learning to ask and answer one another about how we are feeling.  We used the question 'Kei te pehea koe?' and replied with 'Kei te ___________au'.