Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Food Chains

Marvellous Matilda's you have read today about seals and food chains. I would like to you look at this website and then draw your own food chain including seals.

Food chains

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

NZ Currency

This website tells the story about our currency. Take some time to explore the site and see if you can identify the features of our money. What are the things that all notes and coins need?

Brighter Money

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Speech Topics

We have speeches this term and it's time for you to begin and think about what you would like to write and present a speech about.

Here are some possible speech topics you could choose from or you could think of your own. Remember that your speech needs to be persuasive. 

Possible Speech Topics:

Teachers should wear a uniform
Uniforms are better
We should bring our pets to school
Summer, Summer, Summer, Summer
We should learn how to make cupcakes as well as maths.
Good manners are important
Children should bring their own devices to school
Classes should have a class pet
Making stuff should be part of the school day
Children should chose their own classes
Coming to school in a jet pack would be better than cars
Drones are useful
Kids should be able to play Minecraft at school
Dogs are the best pets
Chocolate is the best food ever
Roald Dahl is the greatest writer ever
Kids should be in-charge
Soccer is the best sport
Every home should have a worm farm
New Zealand is the best country to live in
Spiderman is the best superhero
Life would be better without the internet
Being invisible would be the best superpower
Maths in the best subject
We should be able to sleep at school
Halsey Drive should have a tuck shop

Our playground should be bigger
Sharks would make the best pet

Here are some examples of speeches:

2017 Speech Finals


You have a new Maths website to check out.
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1. Go to
 2. Enter your username and password then click Login

Parents you can create a free account to view their child's math progress:

1. Go to
2. Enter your account details to create an account
3. Add your child with their username and password

Thursday, 28 June 2018

Hip hop

This term for KiwiSport we have been doing Hip hop. For our last session we had to create our own dance with a group. Here are our cool dances.

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Coke and Mentos Experiment

This week we did the long awaited Coke and Mentos experiment. We used both Classic Coke and Coke Zero. Compare the results for yourself and then read the science behind the experiment.
The thing that makes soda drinks bubbly is the carbon dioxide, the thing that makes soda drinks bubbly is the carbon dioxide that is pumped in when they bottle the drink at the factory. It doesn't get released from the liquid until you pour it into a glass and drink it, some also gets released when you open the lid (more if you shake it up beforehand). This means that there is a whole lot of carbon dioxide gas just waiting to escape the liquid in the form of bubbles.
Dropping something into the Diet Coke speeds up this process by both breaking the surface tension of the liquid and also allowing bubbles to form on the surface area of the Mentos. Mentos are covered in tiny dimples (a bit like a golf ball), which dramatically increases the surface area and allows a huge amount of bubbles to form.