Thursday, 26 May 2016

Term 2 Week 4

-Abby-  -Asha-  -Mikaela-

Room 6 have entered a video competition about how attendance matters.
Entries close 4pm Monday 27 June 2016 and we hope that someone in our class will win!
The prize is an Attendance Matters Trophy, and T-shirts for the whole class.
We have been busy planning and working on our documentaries and skits. Next week we hope to start filming now that most people's ideas are finished.

Watch the Youtube video below so that you can get all the facts about how ATTENDANCE MATTERS!


On Saturday Pārāwai Silver Ferns netball team played against a really hard team named Tairua Hikuai. We lost 24 - 10. Then the Magic senior team played, they lost 39 - 3. Hopefully we will all have a win on Saturday!!!

Sunday, 8 May 2016

Term 2 Week 2

9.5.2016 - Corey Richards

Game Scores over the weekend

Soccer - Thames Thunderbolts = 4 vs Thames Tarantulas = 0
Netball - Parawai Silver Ferns = 37 vs Moanataiari - 1
Rugby - Thames (under 11s)= 16 vs Te Aroha = 23
Rugby League - Thames Warriors (under 10s) 20 vs Paeroa Tigers (under10s)10
Rugby League - Thames Warriors (under 12s) 15 vs Paeroa Tigers (under12s) 0

On Friday Room 6 made mothers’ day cards for our mums. First we chose a coloured piece of card and then we fold it in half. The colours were green, blue and pink. Next we chose cupcake cups in different sizes. The biggest size on the bottom, then the middle sized cup, and finally the smallest cup. We glued them all together and finished with a button.
Then we got a piece of green card and we cut out the stalk for the flower. Then Mrs Hodgson printed a word heart for the class which said ‘I love you mum’ and ‘You are the best’.
We cut a picture frame in the shape of a heart and put a picture of ourselves in the heart. Then we glued everything together and then we wrote 2016 at the back.

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10.5.2016 Sharna Majurey

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Today at Parawai School three Room 6 kids, Conrad, Andrew and Starlight helped Mr Poeschl and some other kids from Room 14 and 15 do some gardening while the  others played dodgeball. They had to pull out the weeds and and replace some of the bark.
Conrad said “that it was lots of fun”.
Starlight also had lots of fun, “I learnt not to pull the weeds from the top because it will break and keep growing back” she said.
Andrew also enjoyed pulling out the weeds, “I liked using the trowel the best” he said.

I think they did an excellent job with the garden as it is looking very good.  

Below is a story I wrote called - The Horrible No-Good Fishing Trip
The Horrible no-good Fishing Trip


Yesterday Pārāwai School took part in a rippa tournament held at Rhodes park in Thames. A number of schools took part in this tournament year 5-6, 7, and 7-8.
The first team we played was St Francis. We won 9 - 4. Then we played Matatoki we won 10 - 4. Just before lunch we played Te Puru we got smashed! The score was 11 - 2 to them. Next we played Te Puru again, we lost from 5 - 7. Our final game was against St Francis Yellow. We won 9 - 4, and that was our last game for the Rippa tournament. We did not qualify for the semi finals in Paeroa.

Our team (Year 5 & 6) came 3rd place over all. One of our year 7 & 8 team came 1st and the other year 7 & 8 team came 2nd.

The two finals games that we watch were awesome. The End

By Sharna, Corey and Torin ;) ;) ;) ;)  



Wednesday, 4 May 2016

TERM 2 Week 1 2016

TERM 2 Week 1

Nau mai Haere mai ki te Ruma ono!
Welcome  Back to Room 6!

This term we have a lot of fun things planned - Electives, Attendance matters video to create, Wacky Hair Day, Ripper Rugby Tournament, Matariki celebrations and much more.

This term we welcome Ella McGill to our class.

Becoming independent learners is STILL a priority in Room 6! We are learning about fractions and decimals in maths, recount writing and improving our comprehension in reading.

Happy Mother's Day to all our mummy's.

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Happy duck shooting to all those hunters out there!!! 
P.S Mrs H. loves duck breasts if you have any spare lol.

Saturday, 20 February 2016

WEEK 4 Term 1

Monday 22nd has been set aside for our Pārāwai School Swimming Sports and in school Swimming Display with Mrs Lee.

We had a wonderful time, it was very hot and very exciting!!! Can't wait for our certificates to be presented at assembly!

Thursday CRICKET - we were able to have a cricket session with Sonny, Chris and Clarissa from Waikato Cricket. We played Snowball Tag - One person has a tennis ball and they have to run around tagging people. Then the students who have been tagged get a tennis ball to tag with. The last person to be tagged is the winner. We then had a game of non-stop cricket which most of the class are already familiar with. It was fast and very exciting!!! The game ended in a tie, thank goodness :-)

Sunday, 14 February 2016

Term 1 2016 WEEK 3

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This week we continue with our new routines and expectations. It can be difficult getting used to new ways of doing things, however with perseverance we will be old hands in no time :-)

Room 6 students are enjoying using their own devices as well as a few class chromebooks. The ease of writing is helping those who shy away from writing, and on the flip side, those students who like writing are equally enjoying the freedom writing on a chromebook gives them. So thank you to the parents for allowing your children to have these expensive items at school. We are looking after them!

The students will be thinking about their goals for learning in reading, writing and maths over the next couple of weeks. What they think they need to improve on and then working collaboratively with me to plan for how they can achieve this. Hence, Dr. Suess's quote above. 

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Friday is our Pārāwai School Swimming Sports, and for those who enter, this will be held at the Centennial Pool from 9am until finished (usually around lunchtime). There will be a parent/teacher race, so if you are keen give your name to Maree Jamieson (Rm 10).

On the same day there will also be a swimming display for students not attending Pārāwai swimming sports run by Eleanor Lee (Rm15) at our school pool during the morning (time to be decided).

In case of bad weather we have Monday 22nd of Feb as our save day.

See you there!!! Have a great weekend :-) 

TERM 1 2016 Week 1 & 2

Room 6 Year 5 & 6 2016
Nau mai Haere mai ki Ruma Ono

KA MAU TE WEHI! Awesome Room 6!

A great start to our school year with some awesome news!!!

Last year Room's 6 & 15 entered a competition to design a new NED (Never give up, Encourage others, Do your best!) button.

This was a very exciting project and last years Room 6 class really got into it, coming up with some innovative and exciting designs.

Over the Christmas holiday period I received an email from the USA letting me know that one of our students was a finalist in the Design a NED Button competition from over 3000 students, world wide. WOW, very exciting!!!

CONGRATULATIONS Christopher Hewlett
This week has been about getting to know each other and setting up our class environment. 

Reading is fun and very comfortable. In Room 6 we can choose where we want to read or work on our writing, depending on what is most comfortable for us! 


We have begun to a new class programme for Literacy called Daily 5

My goal is to introduce classroom routines and structures in a way that removes all of the guesswork from the children and allows them to concentrate fully on learning. In reading and writing, the classroom structure I will be using is called “Daily Five”.

The Daily Five is a literacy structure that teaches independence and gives children the skills needed to create a lifetime love of reading and writing. It consists of five tasks that are introduced individually. When introduced to each task, the children discuss what it looks like, sounds like, and feels like to engage in the task independently. Then, the children work on building their stamina until they are successful at being independent while doing that task.

The five tasks include:
1. Read to self
2. Read to someone
3. Listen to reading
4. Work on writing
5. Word work

When all five tasks have been introduced and the children are fully engaged in reading and writing activities, I am able to work with small groups and confer with children one on one.

This structure is effective, the results are amazing, and the children really look forward to Daily Five time. Ask your child about Daily Five and see what he/she has to say. I anticipate your child will tell you about the class stamina, how we are working towards independence, and maybe you will even hear about some of the fantastic things your child has written, read, or listened to during our structured reading time.

This Thursday 11th February we have our mix and mingle picnic and meet the teacher evening. Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances I will not be available for our meet the teacher meeting. I have however, sent our class newsletter and information about our class programme and timetables home today. Please click on the links below to view.

Term 1 Class Newsletter

You are still most welcome to come along to our 'bring a picnic dinner' starting at 5pm to mix and mingle with other parents.

Please feel free to call in anytime for a quick chat or if you need to discuss anything with me we can organise a time that suits. 

I do apologise for any inconvenience that this may have caused.

We are still learning about blog's, especially me! So together we will be sharing our work and the happenings of Room 6 with you on a weekly basis. We are working towards the students taking responsibility for uploading our class blog week by week. So watch this space!!!