Welcome to Room 4

Welcome to Room 4. This year Room 4 is a senior class made up of 20 wonderful Year 4 children taught by Miss Kylee McCambridge and Ms Sharon Quinn. Miss McCambridge will be teaching Monday to Wednesday and Ms Quinn will be teaching Wednesday to Friday. We have a wonderful year planned with lots of interesting and challenging activities.

Our school focus is in The Arts and Citizenship which means we will be looking at ourselves as citizens of Aotearoa - New Zealand and our connections in the world. We will be using Visual Arts, Dance, Drama and Music to learn about the many cultures within New Zealand, the Commonwealth and across the world.

Please visit our page often as Miss McCambridge and Ms Quinn share links to all our wonderful work and also please visit the classroom where our work will also be on display.

How a child can make your day!

I arrived at school today to be greeted with a beautifully written letter which I just have to share with you all. It is working with children, being appreciated by them and the lovely things they say about us as teachers that really does make teaching a very rewarding career.



Narrative links to Book Creator

Narratives

Room 4 were very busy writing narratives in Term 2. In Term 3 we began using an app called Book Creator to publish our stories online. Click on the photos in the doc to access the book, then click on the speaker to listen to the author read their story to you. As our books are finished they will be added to the doc.

Please enjoy our writing, the children have worked very hard as authors, illustrators and narrators.

App smashing for Matariki

In Term 2 we began app smashing to retell our Matariki legend the Seven Star Fishes. The art work was produced using ArtRage, the movement on the screen of all the characters was done using Explain Everything and then we imported it all into iMovie for the narration and sound effects to complete the story. The children have worked really hard on their project and it has taken one and a half terms to complete. Click ont he link below to enjoy their movies.

Matariki movies

Drama

The children in Room 4 did drama with Mrs Robinson last week. They acted out the story of 'The Fish of Maui' in groups of 3.

Here are the clips. We hope you enjoy.

The Fish of Maui

Jabberwocky - by Lewis carroll

For those parents who missed our performance on Thursday for Grandparent's Day I have attached our dress rehearsal performance for your pleasure. I am so impressed and proud of the children with their enthusiasm and dedication in learning the very difficult and nonsensical words in the poem. I think you will agree they have done an awesome job.

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Autumn poems

All the children wrote a fantastic poem about Autumn. They used their senses to describe what autumn is like to them. We hope you enjoy.

Autumn Poems

Mood writing and art

We were learning to write about our feelings using similes and then we created a colourful piece of art to go with our feelings. These are displayed on the wall in the classroom.

Writing

Art

2018 Self-Portraits and Descriptive Writing

Room 4 have been working hard on drawing and painting themselves. From a photo showing movement they had to sketch themselves then they painted their self-portrait. They had to mix colours and think about which colours would make their self-portrait stand out against the back ground. We think they look amazing, I am sure you will think the same. All the children have also written a description about themselves. I hope you enjoy reading them.

Self Portraits

All about Me

Holiday Writing

We started the year with Ms Quinn setting the challenge to complete our first piece of writing straight onto the chromebooks using Google docs. We planned our writing as a personal recount and then used google docs where we learned how to make capital letters, speech marks, paragraphs, how to rightclick to correct our spelling and also to insert a photo of the place we had spent our holiday. Ms Quinn thinks we did a great job.

Please follow this link to read their beautiful writing: Holiday Writing

Statistics - Graphing

To start the new year Room 4 have been gathering information about our holidays to learn how to make graphs (charts) using Google sheeets. We have learned how to setup a spreadsheet and then to insert a variety of appropriate graphs to suit the information. By using all the chart options we learned which ones showed our information in a useful way and those which were of no use at this time.

By reading the graphs we were able to answer questions and make statements.

Take a look at our graphs on this link : Gathering Information

Life Cycles

We started looking at Life Cycles of a variety of animals as we knew the Water Cycle and the life cycle of the Monarch Butterfly but Ms Quinn challenged us to find out about the life cycle of an animal that we did not know anything about. We used reference books to find out the basic information and then we added detail by researching on the internet. We used Google Drawings to format the life cycle and to insert an image behind. One the 'paper based' information was completed and we understood the life cycle we used Puppet-edu App on the iPads to use images and our understanding to make a video of the Life Cycle.

Take a look at our Google Drawings here

Life Cycle videos