Thursday, 11 December 2014

Christmas Wreaths

Room 5 have been working hard making these eye-catching Christmas wreaths.  They have been measuring, cutting and glueing lots of loops of paper to create them.

They have taken a long time but it's worth it because they look AMAZING!

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Moon rocks

Today Room 5 made moon rocks.  They worked in groups to measure and mix to make some moon rock dough then they moulded it into interesting shapes.  They had to think about what a rock from the moon might look like.  Here are some photos of the process and our finished rocks.

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Learning to Code

This morning, Room 5 students are learning how to code at  So far they have learned how to move an angry bird through a maze to kill the pig and now some of them are learning to create shapes using angles.  If you want to have a try at learning to code, go to, sign in with your google account and click on the courses (we are doing course 2).

Thursday, 27 November 2014


Today we have been learning about idioms. We have found out what they are and what different idioms mean. Check out our idiom illustrations and leave us some feedback in the comment section.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

How to make an area and perimeter animal

Some blog visitors have asked how they can make their own perimeter and area animals so Thomas and Shannon created this slideshow to show you how.

Friday, 21 November 2014

Photos of our Area and Perimeter Animals

Here are our finished area and perimeter animals.  Some of us were super clever and we designed animals that could stand or sit up.  Please leave us a comment, we are really proud of our work!

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Area and Perimeter Animals

In maths, we have been designing animals and working out their perimeter and area. We have designed our animals on maths paper then we are going to cut them out and try to make them stand up. You can visit our blogs to see more of our designs and what we have learned about perimeter and area. Here are a few photos showing some of our designs.  Can you work out what animal they are?

Monday, 17 November 2014

Learning about 3D shapes

In maths we have been learning about 3D shapes.  We were given a mystery net and we had to turn it into a 3D shape, work out what it was called then make a poster about it.  Here are some photos of us working collaboratively to construct our shapes and our finished posters.

Friday, 14 November 2014


In maths we have been learning about 3D shapes.  We decorated cube nets then folded and glued them to create cubes.  It was interesting to see what happened to our patterns.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Our Film Festival Movie: How to Save the World Before Breakfast

Film Festival Room 5 PBS from Ruth Thomas on Vimeo.

Our film was inspired by our Term 2 Inquiry around sustainability.  We realised that there are so many little things that we can do to help look after our planet and if everybody made just a few little changes overall it would make a BIG difference.  What changes can you make in your everyday life to help our planet?  How could you reduce the rubbish in your lunchbox?  Could you walk to school instead of someone dropping you off in a car?  Could you encourage your family to use reuseable supermarket bags instead of lots of plastic bags?  How can YOU save the world before breakfast?

Saturday, 8 November 2014

Sumdog Success for Sajiha!

This is Sajiha's blogpost about her Sumdog results in the latest competition.  She has won some very cool outfits this year.

I have come 4th in the Sumdog Competition in Auckland. Sumdog is a free learning game. The competition had started yesterday and I had to answer 1000 questions in a week. My score was 912 out of 1000. I am very proud of my score even though I had a much higher score in the last competition. In each Sumdog competition, each student that takes part in the competition gets a reward chosen from Sumdog. In this competition, each student gets free clothes for their character. I reccomend Sumdog to every student because it has helped me a lot with my maths and I'm sure it'll help you too! Here are a few clothes that I have won: 

Friday, 7 November 2014

Jasmine's diagram of Earth

Jasmine used google drawing to create this diagram of Earth as one of her inquiry activities.

 Today I had to make a diagram of earths layers. In my Google Drawing you will see the inner core, outer core, inner mantle, outer mantle and the crust where we are.

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Reading Activity - Infographic about Mercury

Sajiha, Juanita and Harry worked together to find out about the planet Mercury and create this infographic.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Space Word Cloud by Room 5

Room 5 have been learning how to use a new tool (tagul) to make word clouds. Here is a word cloud about space that we made together.

Reading Activity - infographic about The Sun

Nazella, Mishaan, Javeylor and Oh Hsen worked together to learn about the sun and create this infographic.

Reading Activity - infographic about Jupiter

Gozan, Mya and Jessie-Lee worked together to find out about the planet Jupiter and create this infographic.

Space Vocabulary

As part of starting our solar system inquiry, each student in Room 5 had a word related to space to find out about. They had to find out what the word means and write a definition that kids can understand. Do you know anymore interesting words related to space and the solar system? Remember to tell us what the word means so we can increase our vocabulary knowledge.


Monday, 20 October 2014

Maths - Problem Solving

This week we have been working on solving word problems in maths.  First, we worked in our thinking group to solve some problems.  Then, we chose a problem and created a google drawing showing how we solved it step by step.  Here are some examples of our learning.

by Harry

by Jasmine

by Inotia

New topic - our expanding solar system

This term we are learning about the solar system.  To get started, each student in Room 5 answered some questions about space to find out what we already knew or thought about space.  Next, we worked in groups to summarise all the answers to one of the questions.  Then we found out what experts think the answer to that question is and summarised those ideas on another slide.  Check out our slideshow to find out our pre-views about space.  What do you know about space?

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Food Alphabet by Sajiha and Zeba

This Food Alphabet was created by Zeba and Sajiha. They have chosen an interesting food for each letter of the Alphabet (they even found an interesting food that starts with the letter x) and included a fact about each food.  You can visit their individual blogs to see more of their work.  Zeba's blog ( and Sajiha's blog (  Remember to leave them a comment with some feedback.

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

How to write a paragraph by Room 5

Room 5 have been working to improve their paragraph writing skills.  This is a presentation we created together to explain how to write a paragraph.  Visit our individual blogs to see more of our presentations about how to write a good paragraph.

Friday, 19 September 2014

Animal Kingdom by Sajiha

Sajiha has had lots of creative fun on her Animal Kingdom maths activity.  She had to find 5 images of animals that are taller than her and 5 images of animals that are shorter than her. She labelled each animal with how tall it is.  Visit her blog to see more of her amazing work (  Remember to leave her a comment!

The awesomeness of google presentation

Today we watched this amazing google presentation slideshow that was created using only the tools available in google slides.

We all thought it was awesome and lots of us have been playing around in google presentation working out how they created some of the slide sequences.  Jasmine went home from school and started working on her own "Most Awesome 450 slides".  Check it out (it is a work in progress) and leave her some feedback.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Measurement investigations

For the last two weeks of school, Room 5 students are completing a measurement tic tac toe challenge.  There are 9 activities to choose from and students have to complete 3 activities in a straight line from the grid of activities.  One activity is called How Long is my Foot?  Students have to choose 3 different measurement units, estimate how long their foot will be using each unit of measurement then measure and record their results.  These photos show some Room 5 students measuring their feet in different ways.  Check out our individual blogs to see our results.

Kahawai reading activity by Zeba

This is one of the reading activities Zeba chose to complete. She read a story called Kahawai. It was about a girl and her grandma in Auckland and it was set in the future.  In the story it is horrible - Auckland is polluted and the message is that if you don't care about the Earth now, in the future the Earth is going to be polluted. So start planting trees and pick up your rubbish. The activity was to write down all the things that they thought might be in the polluted water in the future and add some pictures.  Visit Zeba's blog ( to check out more of her digital learning creations.  Please leave her a comment with some feedback.

Animal Kingdom by Jasmine

This week, Room 5 have been working on fun measurement tic tac toe activities.  There are 9 activities to choose from and students were allowed to choose 3 activities in a straight line to complete.  This is one of the activities Jasmine chose.  Visit her blog ( to see more of her digital learning creations.  Please leave her a comment with some feedback.

Managing Self by Thomas

In Room 5, we have been talking about the key competency of Managing Self. We have been thinking about what it means to manage yourself and how we can manage ourselves effectively in the classroom and in the playground. This presentation is by Thomas. You can visit his blog ( to check out more of his digital learning creations. Please leave him a comment with some feedback.


Tuesday, 16 September 2014

The Ninth Dragon by Sajiha

Sajiha has been reading a novel called The Ninth Dragon. One of her activities was to make a google presentation about the nine dragons that were mentioned in the story. She had to find out what each dragon represented. You can find more activities she has completed about this novel on her blog (  Please leave her a comment with some feedback.


Friday, 12 September 2014

Kiribati and Tonga by Inotia

This prezi was created by Inotia. It is about her cultural heritage (where her family members are from). You can visit her blog ( to see more of her amazing digital learning creations.  Please leave a comment with some feedback.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Paragraphs - topic sentences and supporting sentences

We have been learning about paragraphs to help us improve our paragraph writing skills.  Today we worked with a buddy to complete a special challenge.  We were given some sheets of paper with sentences on them.  First we had to cut the sentences apart and find pairs of sentences that belonged together (were about the same topic).  Then we had to work out which sentence was the topic sentence (the big idea that the paragraph was going to be about) and which sentence was a supporting sentence (a detail or an example or some more evidence about the big idea).  Here are some photos of us working with our buddies.  We will be making some presentations about how to write a paragraph so check our individual blogs soon!

Monday, 8 September 2014

Recount with a Twist

For the last few weeks in writing, we have been working on writing a recount (something true that happened) with a twist (something imaginative). Here are some excellent examples of stories that Room 5 students wrote.

One day I was reading a story about BlackBeard, a famous pirate when suddenly the floor heaved beneath my feet. When it finally stopped moving I felt dizzy and sick. I felt like I was seasick. The floor lurched to the side and I fell over. It felt like the decking of a ship. A ship? I stared at the book in horror. Suddenly, I had appeared on Queen Annie's revenge, Blackbeard's ship. I looked around when a massive wall of salty water poured over the side and hit me full force in the face! I stumbled and nearly fell over the side, trying to get an octopus off my face when it squirted ink at me! I grabbed it and threw it off the side of the ship. Then a tentacle wrapped around my leg and threw me off the ship. It was the Kraken! I was about to become seafood. I prayed to every greek god I knew that I would survive this. I even offered my dads cooking! (It is disgusting so I did not want it in the first place) I hoped they liked it. Then as I was near the mouth, I felt a sword tip spear my shirt and hold me in place. It was BlackBeard! I turned around and then wished I hadn’t. His beard was black and worse it was full of bugs! YUCK! Did he even shave? Then a whirlpool picked me up and I teleported forward in time. I checked the year and it was 9999. Oh No! I went too far! Suddenly a tornado ripped through the city towards me. I got sucked into it. “Not again!” I yelled.

by Thomas

“Yipee daily blogging time!” Every day I would do a daily blog about a music video on Youtube. Today I was creating my very own music!

I was so jubilant that the video had gone viral! Every minute that passed, my video would get one billion hits. 3 minutes had passed and the computer started getting surrounded by smoke. I was worried. What was going to happen?….

“KABOOM!!!” The computer blew up. I tried to make the fire disappear before anyone would see but it was too much of a fire. I was going to be in a LOT of trouble when Mum and Dad found out about this horrific mess.

by Zeba

One day on Roblox, I was playing Build to Survive the Zombies. There was a minecraft set which was my favourite. I built my house out of diamond ore then I placed glowstone in certain places that would light up the area. Each time I won a wave I got some points. That way I could buy items that would help me a lot. I usually survive most of the disasters. But one time a disaster was a nyan zombie, they have the least health. When I turned around in first-person-mode, I saw it in front of me and it killed me. What a fright!

All of a sudden a black hole appeared where I spawned and it sucked me into my game. I could control everything! But I needed to get out before I became zombie food. A bright idea came into my head. I found out since I was in Roblox I could sprint as fast as I wanted without running out of breath like Usain Bolt and use my items infinite times. I went to the options menu and changed the current game that I was in to my favourite game which is Survive the 97 disasters. I was a bit lucky since I bought a fusion coil for 350 roblox tickets. A fusion coil is awesome since it combines the power of speed and non-gravity. I was having a bit too much fun and when the disaster black hole came I got sucked into it and died. Weirdly I didn’t feel a thing. I then returned back to my normal world. I was disappointed that I could not do things I had done as a Robloxian now but I was happy to be back. I looked into the mirror to see if I was still a robloxian but luckily enough I looked normal. Then my face glitched…..

by Harry

Visit our individual blogs to read more of our stories. Please leave us some feedback in the comment section. What have we done well? What do we need to work on to improve our writing?

Friday, 22 August 2014

Shared writing by Room 5

Room 5 have been learning about using Show not Tell techniques to make their writing more interesting. Here is a piece of writing that we wrote together based on an image of a tree.

Crouching beside the rough tree trunk, I shivered as the witch called my name. I couldn't believe she had discovered my hideout again. Peeking through the leaves, I could see her in the distance. Long crooked nose, old wrinkly skin, twisted orange nails, pointy yellow teeth and crazy curly hair. I turned as I heard a sharp cracking noise behind me. A tiny hand beckoned me into the trunk of the tree. I crept in cautiously...

Visit our blogs to read our stories based on an interesting image of a tree.

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Kiwi Can - Week 3 - Honesty and Integrity

This term we have a new addition to our learning.  Each week, Kiwi Can teachers come to work with us to help us learn about important values.  We have been learning about honesty and integrity.  Honesty means telling the truth and Integrity means doing the right thing all the time, even when no one is looking.  Here are some photos showing what we got up to at Kiwi Can in Week 3.  The saying we are learning at the moment is, "Kiwi Can says, I am honest, I am true, I tell the truth, how about you?"

Monday, 4 August 2014

Duffy Theatre

Today Duffy Theatre came to visit Panmure Bridge School. The performed a very funny story about Duffy and his friend Rosie. Duffy's uncle, who was a rugby league player, came to visit. Uncle Dingo didn't like reading so Duffy and Rosie tried to encourage him to read. Duffy was reading a book called The King of Colours and he had a special coat to wear that was covered in books. When Uncle Dingo left, Rosie gave him a present. It was a ballet book! When he started reading the book on the plane, he discovered that he really liked reading and he also discovered that ballet could help him to be a better rugby league player.

 These are the messages that we got from the Duffy Theatre performance:
1. Reading grows your brain and your imagination.
2. Keep practising reading and don't give up.
3. Even if you are busy, read a little bit every day.
4. Reading helps you learn new skills and new words.


Friday, 1 August 2014

Taniwha vocabulary poster by Troy

We have been learning about effective layout and use of colour when we are creating google drawings and presentations.  Check out Troy's taniwha vocabulary poster that he made using a google drawing.  It looks amazing!  You can see more of Troy's creations on his blog (  Remember to leave him a comment with some feedback.

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Rhythm Interactive Show

Today the Rhythm Interactive Show came to Panmure Bridge School.  Johnny and Lucy entertained us with their amazing drum rhythms and we also got to play our own drums.  It was amazing and we all had lots of fun listening and drumming.

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Football Week 7

Today we had lots of fun learning to control the ball with our feet, stop the ball with different parts of our body and juggle the ball with our feet.  Then we had a quick team competition.  We have had a great time during our sessions with Ben this term and Miss T has seen a huge improvement in our football skills.


Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Auckland Botanical Gardens Trip

Today we went to the Auckland Botanical Gardens as part of our inquiry learning about sustainability.  We spent some time with Suzie learning about forest ecosystems.  Then we explored the vegetable and herb gardens and spent some time in the Potter Garden for kids.  We learned lots, including some interesting new words to add to our vocabulary!

This is an acronym to help us remember why forests are so important:
Enjoyment - people like walking, tramping, cycling, riding their bikes
Shady habitats - for birds, plants, animals, invertebrates (insects)
Things to use - medicines, wood
Stop soil erosion

  • Forests are important because the trees make oxygen for us to breathe and they take in carbon dioxide. 
  • Water cycle - water evaporates to clouds, turns into rain, rain goes into soil and streams to give plants and trees water. 
  • Dead leaves fall onto forest floor and break down (fungi and bacteria and invertebrates FBI) and make food for the trees. 
  • Endangered trees and plants, there’s not many left, some can be used to make medicine. 
  • Ecosystem - community working/existing together, dependent on each other - animals, plants, trees, birds, insects, water etc. 
  • Trees drop the leaves that they don’t need, turns from green to yellow to brown to skeletons to soil (food for the forest). 
  • Canopy is the top of the trees, ground is called the forest floor. 
  • People cut down too many trees. 
  • New Zealand used to be almost completely covered in native forest. 
  • Trees cut down to make room for building and farms and also to get wood. 
  • Photosynthesis - plants using sunlight and water to make their own food. 
  • Bush was shady, dark, not much sunlight gets through the canopy, wet, lots of trees and plants and vines and tree roots and leaves, quite messy on the ground, stones and rocks, cool temperature, stream running through. 
  • Bees - if there were no bees, there would be no food. 
  • Meadow - lots of flowers to attract bees, bright and colourful. 
  • Birds we saw - tui, fantail (piwakawaka) and a keruru. 
  • Lots of cycles - things in a cycle depend on each other. 
  • We need to plant more native plants and trees. 
  • Tree roots absorb the soil and help hold the soil together. Stops erosion. 
Here are some photos from our trip. We walked a long way and we were all very tired at the end of the day!


Friday, 13 June 2014

Visual Art - landscape paintings inspired by Ton Schulten

This term, we are working on some landscape artworks based on artworks by Ton Schulten.  These are our before photos showing the first layer of our paintings.  They will look very different by the time we have finished!

 This is an example of Ton Schulten's art. Check back soon to see our finished artworks!

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Maths - dice games

Today we had no internet at school after the storm which made our digital learning a bit tricky!  We couldn't use our devices so, for maths, Miss T copied some dice games for us to play.  Some games were about basic facts, some were about place value and some were about adding or subtracting to make a target number.  We had lots of fun playing different games and now we are working on designing our own dice games.

Friday, 6 June 2014

Film Festival Ideas

Today a group of students worked with Miss Paton to gather some ideas for the film festival coming up in Term 3. They looked at a variety of films from past film festivals and thought about what they liked and what entertained them. These are the things that they noticed. Now we are ready to start planning our film festival video!

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Football - Have a go day!

Today Ben brought some cards with different activities and games to explore to improve our football skills. Each card had a different New Zealand player and a different activity. Room 5 worked in small groups to explore some of the activities and games. Check out these action shots taken by our photographer Thomas.


Friday, 30 May 2014

Animal Alphabet

Room 5 have been working on their presentation skills. They made an animal alphabet presentation using some of the skills they learned, such as matching colours to photos, using shapes for text boxes and using different clear fonts. They also discovered some interesting animals along the way! by Mya and Inotia by Shannon and Harlem by Jorja by DJae and Harry

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Writing Information Reports

 Today we worked in groups to analyse a selection of information reports. We looked for things that were the same in all the reports, things that were different, what kind of words/vocabulary were used and how the information reports were structured. We noticed lots of special features. Check back soon to read our information reports. We have got some excellent success criteria to help keep us focused as we write.

Monday, 19 May 2014

Art - Paint Blending

In art, we have been learning some paint skills, focusing on blending paint from dark to light to create different colours. This slideshow is our finished work. Some Room 5 students have done an amazing job of blending paint so the colour only changes a little bit each time. Now we can use our newly learned skills to paint some landscapes!

Friday, 16 May 2014

Unusual Animals

Room 5 worked together to make this slideshow about unusual animals. Each student had a different animal to create a slide about. We were learning how to use the research tool in google presentation to find information and photos, how to create an effective layout and how to use colour effectively. Do you know the name of any more unusual animals we could find out about? If you do, please leave us a comment!

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Kiwisport - football

Today Room 5 had their first session of football skills with Ben from Kiwisport.  Unfortunately it had been raining a lot so we had to work in the hall.  We had lots of fun playing games and learning some basic skills, then we played some quick football games.  Hopefully the weather will be sunnier next week so we can play football outside!

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Fractions posters - comparing fractions to half

Room 5 have been learning about comparing and ordering fractions.  Today, they worked with a buddy to make a poster about less than half, more than half and equal to half.  Each group was given a page of fractions to sort (some groups had pictorial representations of fractions and some groups had numerical fractions).  Then they had to present their findings.  Check out the slideshow to see photos of Room 5 working collaboratively with their buddies and their finished posters.

Habitat definition

Today Room 5 used a google drawing to present their definition of a word related to our inquiry learning.  We have been learning about using colour and layout effectively and learning to use some new tools, like word art and the cropping tool.  This is the definition of the word habitat that we worked on together.  Visit our individual blogs to check out more of our definitions.

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

What is a bird?

What is a reptile?

What is a fish?

What is a mammal?

Art - blending

Room 5 have been learning some paint skills that will help them with their art this term.  They have been learning to use a paintbrush correctly, apply paint thickly, work from dark to light and blend different colours.  Their task was to use 2 colours of paint and gradually paint from one colour to another.  This slideshow has photos of some of Room 5 in action blending and painting.  Check back soon to see photos of our finished paint blending.

What is an amphibian?

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Fractions posters

This week Room 5 have been using some of their fractions knowledge to make pizza fraction posters.  They had to cut their pizza into equal pieces, add some toppings and work out what fractions their pizza showed.  These photos show some of our pizza masterchefs finished work!

Friday, 11 April 2014

Rippa Rugby games Week 10

This week, the Year 5 and 6 students who have been learning to play Rippa Rugby after school headed over to Marist Rugby Club to play a few games against other local schools. They had lots of fun trying out their newly learned skills. Thanks to our photographer on the spot, Dontalion for taking these great photos.

Transformation artworks

We have been learning about transformation in maths (translation, rotation and reflection). We have created artworks to show our learning. We had to choose an image and show rotation, translation and reflection. We drew each image as a tile using pastels. Check out our amazing artworks!


Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Auckland Museum GEMs

Today Room 5 walked to the Panmure Library for a session with some GEMs (Guest Educator Maori) from the Auckland Museum. It was awesome! We learned to use a rakau or a patu and we told a story about the creation of Mount Wellington. Then we made a clay imprint of a matau (fish hook). Visit our student blogs to read about our experiences.


Friday, 4 April 2014

Place Value Posters

This week, one of our maths tasks was to make a poster with a buddy.  We had to make a poster about the place value of a 4 digit number.  We could show the number using place value blocks, write it in expanded form or word form and unpack the number of ones, tens and hundreds in our number.  We had lots of fun designing and creating our posters and we had lots of good discussion about our number with our buddy.  Check out these photos to see us working and our final products!

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Dance with Mrs Eeles

Today in dance Room 5 had lots of fun learning about and creating air pathways and floor pathways.  Our dance moves were inspired by kowhaiwhai patterns.  Some of our movements were non-locomotor and some were locomotor.  Check out these photos of us in action!

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Colour poems

This week we have been writing poems inspired by colours and our senses.  We tried to use rich descriptive language to paint pictures in the mind of our reader.  Have a read and leave us a comment!

Baseball Week 8

Room 5's baseball skills have been improving during our weekly sessions with Nick and Ricky.  Today we played a proper game and a few students got to try out pitching as well!

Research Skills - skimming and scanning

In reading, we are learning how to research. This week we have learned the difference between facts and opinions, how to write open ended questions and how to skim and scan for keywords. Miss T photocopied some information about lions from a non-fiction book and we had to skim and scan with our buddy and highlight the key words. Key words help to keep us focused on finding information to answer our questions. Next week, we will be answering our questions and presenting our information. Stop by our blogs next week for an update!

Monday, 24 March 2014

Jaffas - Place Value

The Jaffas maths group have been learning about place value of 3 digit numbers.  Today they had to make a 3 digit number using place value blocks, write the numeral and show it in expanded form.

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Rippa Rugby game

Some of our Year 5 and 6 students have been learning to play Rippa Rugby after school on Wednesday.  Yesterday they had a game against St. Patricks.  They had lots of fun trying out their new rugby skills.  Here are some photos taken by Gozan, our photographer on the sidelines.

Rubbish at PBS

Rubbish at PBS from Ruth Thomas on Vimeo.

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Buddy Writing

Today we worked with our writing buddy to write an explanation about why people wear shoes. First we planned our explanation as a class then we used the plan to help us write our explanation with our buddy. We enjoyed working with a buddy because we found it easier to think of lots of good ideas to write about and we were able to do lots more writing than we could get done writing on our own.

Monday, 17 March 2014

How do scissors work?

Today a group of writers worked with Miss Thomas to write an explanation about how scissors work. They remembered that an explanation needs to have an introduction (beginning), some ideas in order and a conclusion (ending). Have a read of their amazing explanation! 

How do scissors work?
Scissors are a tool that we use for cutting. We can cut paper, material, fingernails, cardboard and hair.   Scissors have handles and two blades.

To hold scissors, you put your thumb in the top hole of the handle and your next two fingers in the bottom hole of the handle. Then you open the blades by moving your thumb and fingers away from each other. Next, put the paper in between the blades and push the handles together. Move the paper around as you cut it. You need to keep opening and closing the blades.

Scissors are a very useful tool.

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Name totem artworks

Check out our amazing artwork! We learned about reflection (we had to reflect the letters in our name to create the body of our artwork) and hot and cold colours. These artworks look so cool decorating the wall of our classroom and we are really proud of how they turned out. If you are passing our classroom, please pop in and have a look!

Friday, 7 March 2014

Rubbish in our school

One of our ideas to solve the rubbish problem around our school is making posters to encourage people to put their rubbish in the bin.  These students have made posters in comiclife using photos they took.

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

What's the problem?

Today we went for a walk around our playground and field area and we noticed a problem.

There is rubbish everywhere! Our challenge is to think of a way we can help stop this problem. Do you have any ideas?

Monday, 3 March 2014

Peacemakers and Peacebreakers

Today we shared ideas about how to be a Peacemaker in the classroom and ways we might be Peacebreakers. We are going to try really hard to be peacemakers and help each other to learn. Visit our individual student blogs to read how each of us is going to be a peacemaker. Do you have any ideas to add to our brainstorm?

Friday, 28 February 2014

Class dojo - Week 4

Oh dear, there were a few students letting the Room 5 team down this week.  Let's work towards a better result in week 5 with lots more respectful behaviour and on task learning.

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Parts of a....

This week we have been reviewing some of our ideas about being Room 5 Learning Heroes, Panmure Bridge School students and good friends.  Check out some of these amazing posters some of the Room 5 students made to share their ideas.

The Parts of a Friend by Zeba The Parts of a Learning Hero by Inotia The Parts of a PBS student by Harry

Visit our individual blogs to see more of our ideas.

Friday, 21 February 2014

Class dojo - Week 3

Look at all the Learning Hero points this week - AMAZING!  Let's aim to have more homework points and above 95% next week Room 5.

Thursday, 20 February 2014

School Picnic at Eastern Beach

Today Panmure Bridge School headed to Eastern Beach for a whole school picnic.  Even though the weather wasn't very nice, we had lots of fun hunting for beach treasures, swimming, climbing trees and playing games.  Check out our photos to see what we got up to.

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Keeping Clever - Basic Facts

This week in maths we have been setting ourselves up for success by reflecting on our basic facts learning.  Some of us are working on fast recall of addition and subtraction basic facts (without using our fingers to count!) and some learning heroes are focusing on multiplication and division basic facts.  Today Miss Thomas shared some of her fun basic facts games with us.  We had to read the instructions and work out how to play each game so we will be able to use them independently when they are in our maths group Keeping Clever boxes.  We had lots of fun!

Friday, 14 February 2014

Class dojo - Week 2

Great to see lots of on task work habits and students displaying good learning hero qualities.  Keep working hard in Week 3!