Room 2

2019









Welcome to Room 2

Welcome to Room 2. We are a group of energetic and dynamic Year 4 & 5 students and our teacher is Mrs Julie Reeve. This year we will be having many amazing learning opportunities and fun along the way! Please visit our page regularly to see what we have been up to!

Science - Term 3

How high can it go? Rocket Experiments/ Popcorn explosions/ lava lamps. Great opportunity to practice our collaboration skills while learning about chemical reactions and creating an iMovie of our learning. Inspiring students self directed experiments for our Science Roadshow in Week 8.

Rocket Posters and iMovie

Science Fair Photos and Projects

Short Story - Term 3

Term 3 was spent focusing on planning, punctuation and recrafting. Students were to create a short story of their own choice and inspiration. During the term students watched short Pixar videos and viewed interesting images to practise and hone their writing skills.

Short Story Writing


Pepeha -Art/ Handwriting/ Recording - Term 3

Students spent time recording their Pepeha's, developing artwork to represent their maunga, awa and whanau, writing in cursive to show what they have been practising this year.

Pepeha Recordings, Pepeha Art .


Oral Language - Term 3

Room 2 have been developing their Oral Language with our Word of the Week competition, Lego challenge and tongue twisters.

Lego Challenge. A quick brainstorm to describe all the words we could use to explain the lego shape we created. Now back to back, students had to describe their creation to a partner, the partner listened to follow instructions to recreate the original. Lots of skills needed, listening, interpreting and clarifying instructions. Photos.

Wasjig - The challenge was accepted - Term 3

We all spent time before school, morning tea and lunch times talking around the jigsaw. Lots of fun seeing how quickly we could complete the puzzle once we put our minds to it.


ANZAC Poem and Art - Term 2


Many students spent time researching the role their whanau had in either WW1 or WW2 and shared this with the class. Each student wrote a remembrance poppy to put on our class wreath, they also created a poem to include with their artwork. We were also lucky to have Marc Dresser bring his Sunbeam motorbike from WW1 down to school to share its history with the students, definitely a highlight.

ANZAC Poems and Art

Writing - Narratives - Term 2

Term 2 was spent focusing on improving punctuation, and language features. Every student had goals to achieve over the term. Students were given the freedom to develop a narrative and published a book each.

Students Work

Pink Shirt Day - Term 2


Room 2 students had the opportunity to share their knowledge of Pink shirt Day. Students researched and prepared a presentation which they shared at the school assembly. Each group was responsible for informing other classes about Pink Shirt day, taking photos, collecting koha, delivering promotional material and organising the school Pink Shirt Photo.

Video of Presentation at School Assembly

Raglan Rocky Shore - Term 1


What a great day we had exploring the Rocky Shore at Whale Bay in February. Room 2 spent time investigating Rocky Shore creatures, writing and recording a report on their chosen creature and creating beautiful artwork.

Rocky Shore Reports

Treaty of Waitangi - Term 1

We celebrated the Waitangi Day at the beginning of the Term. In class we spent time learning about why, who and where the Treaty was signed. Our first major piece of writing was a Historical Fictional recount of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi. Our focus was on the correct use of punctuation, using our imagination combined with facts learned during Social Studies time.

Historical Fiction relating to Treaty of Waitangi