Friday, December 4, 2015

Champion Christmas roadshow

Today we were at the hall watching the famous Champion Christmas roadshow play!!!!!!!

Friday, November 27, 2015

The Big bubble picture

For two weeks our class have been making bubble pictures with Mrs CJ. First up we watched bubbles in slow motion on the tv. Then Mrs CJ made some bubbles of her own and we looked at the colours and light. Next we got a black piece of paper and traced around circular objects with white pastel. After that we put colours on the bubbles and white for a line of light. Then we paired with a buddy and put our two pictures together, then did the same with another pair of two. Finally we put everyone's pictures together and put a massive one on the wall.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The Gruffalo

In Term 4 our class have been reading the Gruffalo, a readers theatre play. Mr J printed out scripts for it and we made amazing masks to go with our character. Four people were one character and the different parts were the mouse, fox, owl, snake, narrator and of course, the Gruffalo. First we preformed our show to the Rata children and the next week we preformed it to the people in Rimu. Here are some pictures of our performance to Rimu.

By James. ;)


Monday, September 21, 2015

Book character day

On Monday 21st of September we had book character day. Here are our awesome costumes.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Parumoana swimming sports

On Thursday the 10th of September the parumoana swimming sports was held at cannons creek pool. 6 schools competed including Papakowhai, Plimmerton, St Theresa's, Adventure, Discovery and pauatahanui. Papakowhai won. When we got back to school Mr Smith brought the trophy to the rest of our classroom so they could see our brilliant prize. The races were freestyle, backstroke, breath stroke and butterfly. There was also a relay that everyone took part in. The years that were there were year 5's and 6's. I hope we win again next year! 

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Painting/picture poems

A sunny day on the beach. 
I decided to go out. 
The trees sway as a cold wind sweeps down the road. 
I walk across,ready to spring away from a car. 
The sand is soft under-foot with shells poking out. 
Seaweed washed up on the beach. 
Crabs scuttling across the sand  
Sea air hits me in the face,the sweet smell clogging up my nose. 
I walk away at the end of the day,leaving footprints in the sand. 
Off I go,on my way home. 
Goodbye,goodbye soft sand on the beach,the wind,the air and the fish in the sea. 
By Hannah.  :)        

Monday, August 31, 2015

Mask mayhem

For a few weeks our class have been making some pretty cool masks. First Mr J cut out corners from boxes in the shape of a triangle, then he cut up the rest of the boxes for us to make noses, eyebrows, ears and horns. Next we taped them on with masking tape and got small ripped up peices of news paper to stick on our masks with papier mâché paste. Once we had papier mâchéd our whole mask we got some acrylic paint and painted our masks with cutural designs. Last of all we varnished them and stuck feathers, buttons and bent paper clips (for hangers) on. Here are our finished masks. They really do look great, don't they?

By James V and Grace W.

         By André.
       By Michelle.
        By Kayla.
         By James.
      By Grace W.
         By Ava J.
       By Hannah.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Our joke wall

In our class we have decided to clear a space on our wall and put a load of jokes on it. E.G why couldn't the pirate play cards? Because he was sitting on the deck. (By James) knock knock who's there? Doctor. Doctor who?  Guess you've seen the movies then. (By Hannah) here is a picture of our joke wall. I hope you like it.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Information reports

In our class we have been doing information reports about culture. Here is my report about Japan.


                                      Today in my report I will cover 5 things about Japan.
                                       Food, pets, money, Japanese words and art.

The Japanese people eat lots of different things, of course there's sushi, also fish, vegetables, rice and noodles. Chicken and pork are cooked in stews, cut into strips and deep fried or stir fried with vegetables. 

You can have various types of pets in Japan including cats, dogs, birds, fish, hamsters, ferrets, fox's, chipmunks and raccoons. Beetles are also sold in most pet shops.

In Japan money is called 'yens.' Their paper notes are ¥1000, ¥2000, ¥5000 and ¥10,000. They probably have ¥5, ¥10, ¥20, ¥50 and ¥100 too. Their coins are ¥1, ¥5, ¥10, ¥50, ¥100 and ¥500. The '¥' sign means 'yen.'

              Japanese words
Here are some Japanese words. Su-mi-ma-sen (excuse me) hai (yes) ie (no)  sa-yo-na-ra (goodbye) a-ri-ga-to (thank you) 

Origami was originated in Japan and some pieces have Japanese designs on them. Most Japanese can make amazing things with paper.

I hope you learnt a lot Japan's culture from my report.

      By James.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Our last session of gymnastics

On Monday 29th of June Mr J's class had there last session of gymnastics. Before we did the different stages we played a game with a parachute, everyone stood in a circle and held the parachute on the outside while our coach, Andrew numbered us from 1-12. Whenever Andrew called out a number the two people who had that number ran under the parachute while everyone else shook it. Next we played a game where everyone had to roll a ball around the outside of the parachute clockwise as many times as they could. At the end of the session our other coach Ben, and Andrew held a long skipping rope and made us get into buddies and run under it without getting hit. Then Andrew gave us a news letter and let us 

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Good times in the library

Can you find the following books in this picture. 📚

- 3 Roald Dahl books
- 2 upside down books
- how many people are reading their book?
- Can you find the following titles? The Indian in the Cupboard, Hatchet, Call of the Wild, Fancy Nancy, 
   Project Huia, Loamhedge.
- Name the three Terry Practchett books.
- Name four picture books.
- Which two are reference books?
-How many Paul Jennings books are there?
- What is on the cover of The Small Blacks Annual?
- How many books are there in this photo?

When you are done check with a friend to compare your answers😉

                                              📕.  📗.  📘.  📙


On the 24th of June Mr J's class made small cartoon characters with paper. To make the characters you need a piece of black paper, white paper, and two pieces of coloured card. You use one of the coloured pieces of card and the other colours for the character. You could also do families of them. Art work by Isable Cam, Ava Jones and Mr J 
Written by Ava Jones 

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Our class robot-critters

On Friday 19th of June our class did some art. We were asked to draw our own robots using some of the ideas on the board. On Monday we copied some of the examples on the board and then chose either the one we had just drawn or the one we drew on Friday. The day after that we coloured the one we had chosen and got pieces of coloured card for cutting up. We then used the card to cut out shapes that we needed for our picture, and we glued them on to a background colour.

Here are some photos of our awesome work.

These are some of the robots Grace W copied from the board and coloured in.

This is Isabel's finished work in coloured paper.


On Tuesday's and Fridays Totora 2 have been going to Life Education. We've been
Learning about food, nutrients and body parts. The new body parts I've learnt about are bile, oesophagus, gall bladder and liver. We also got a book to work in and it's got things like word search, a picture of a liver, secret codes and a body sort.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015


In Mr J's class we have been learning about fractions. I enjoy working with fractions because it's not to easy or to hard. Every day before we start maths we do a small test with fractions. I have learnt that in fractions the top number of the fraction is called the numerator and the bottom one is the denominator. I've also learnt that the bigger the denominator gets the smaller the pieces gets.

                       By Ava Jones

Physical education😅

Physical education contains games like tapawi, 1,2,3,4,5,6, dodgeball, K.O and netball. It can sometimes be very physical and competitive, other times it is just gentle and fun. 

Friday, May 1, 2015

Mr J Reading the class story

Swimming Sports

We had a great morning at the swimming sports. Thank you to the parents that helped with deciding on place winners.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

We have been studying ANZAC Day this week in preparation for Saturday 25th April.
Mrs CJ came in to take us on Tuesday and talked about her trip to ANZAC Cove when she was young. She even had photo's. We then made poppies.

Mr J got some photos he found on the net and we put our poppies around them making a nice display.

Monday, April 20, 2015

So here we are the first day in term two and Mr J has us training for the school cross country.
Will the fun never end???

This is our syndicate doing warmups on the court.

Or are they trying to push the pole over?
 This is the business end of the day, running.
We were allowed to go home after this.

 It's that time alright. More of the same tomorrow, and the next day, and the next day...