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Sunday, December 11, 2011


Just for fun we made some animations using objects around the room. More to follow... BTW I think my orca looks great at the end!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Beautiful song

This song is from a school called Russel Street. I wanted to share it with you. I hope we can learn it together. This is the translation:

Good bye
(You're) going to
schools (aaahhhh)

We will be lonely
(but) friends
be strong
be confident, be brave, have prestige.


Don't worry
what have you learnt?
to dance
to laugh
to strive for excellence.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Kelly Tarltons visit

Kauri 3 visited Kelly Tarltons as part of our topic this term about Antarctica. We had a fantastic day and this movie shows just some of the learning we did while we were there.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Stage 7 multiplication strategies

The Octagon group are currently working within Stage 7. The Numeracy project requires students to use a variety of strategies when tackling addition/subtraction/multiplication and division problems. This video is their demonstration of multiplying two numbers together. The strategies used are using distributive properties (using standard place value/ using tidy numbers) and proportional adjustment (doubling and halving). Have a look and decide which strategy you would choose.

Stage 6 subtraction strategies

The Hexagon group are currently working within Stage 6. The Numeracy project requires students to use a variety of strategies when tackling addition/subtraction/multiplication and division problems. This video is their demonstration of subtracting using 3 digit numbers. The problems are solved using place value knowledge/place value partitioning/compensating with a tidy number and by reversing (adding instead of subtracting). Have a look and decide which strategy you would use.

Stage 5 addition strategies

The Pentagon group are currently working within Stage 5. The Numeracy project requires students to use a variety of strategies when tackling addition and subtraction problems. This video is their demonstration of adding two numbers by either working from doubles or by going up through tens. Have a look and decide which strategy you would choose.

Monday, October 24, 2011


This term Kauri 3 are learning about Antarctica and Ecology. We started today by looking at ice and icebergs. What we knew and what we found out. Watch our ideas and please leave a comment.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Rugby World Cup

20 of our pupils were lucky enough to go to the England/Scotland game at Eden park. This is them before the match.

Intermediate School visit

Our year 6 pupils were invited to attend a morning at Weymouth Intermediate. This is what they got up to.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Finn McCool

A traditional tale from Northern Ireland. This is our version of the legend of the giant Finn McCool.

Soda Bread

We made soda bread as part of our topic on Ireland this term. We have adopted Ireland as our World cup Rugby team!
Try it out.

As part of our comparative studies of New Zealand and Ireland, we looked at traditional irish dancing. With the help of YouTube we learnt some simple irish dance moves. Take a look at our greenscreen fun!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Poetry Work

Kauri 3 wrote poems in response to poetry written by a very young NZ poet- Laura Ranger (she has an anthology of her poetry written at ages 6-9). We wrote using the same structure as her poem "The Sea" Have a look and a listen to our versions. Leave us some comments please.

Music lesson

We worked with Miss Christensen and in a short time were able to identify notes and read music, play the notes on tuned instruments and perform short pieces in a group. Thank you Miss Christensen. Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Ripa Rugby

Kauri 3 had a fantastic Ripa Rugby training session with Kalvin. Take a look at what we learned.

Friday, September 2, 2011


Kauri 3 had a day of Science with Mrs. Faaofa-Olderhaver. Take a look at how they got on learning about Chemical reactions.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Music Lesson

Kauri 3 have been learning how to read music then use glockenspiels and xylophones to play a simple tune. Check it out. More next week.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Kauri 3 learned a Sasa with our Laidlaw students. We had a great day learning about Samoa. Thank you Mr. Butler and Mr. Frost.

Maths Competition Entry

This week was Maths week. As part of it we made a movie to enter the school competition. Fingers crossed Kauri 3.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Friday, August 12, 2011

Te Rakau

We learnt Te Rakau following Te Reo lessons with Mrs. Gan. What do you think?

Friday, August 5, 2011

Green Screen Fun!

Following our class item we learned how to use the Green Screen using a still image and adding a sound. Each pair found an image to perform infront of and had fun filming. We were guided through the process of using imovie to make a fun green screen scene.

Rugby World Cup Quiz

Kauri 3 made a film for our class TV item. We shared it with the school now we would like to share it with our viewers. See if you can guess the country before the answer appears.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Maths Challenge Stage 5

Please leave a comment if you have enjoyed our work and learned a new strategy. Which was your favourite?

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Ezra's New Zealand Houses project.

Kauri 3 were given the opportunity to look at housing around the world and were given an open ended task to present information to the class using a chosen format. Ezra decided to look at houses here in New Zealand. He worked on the task at home with support from his family. Ezra went the extra mile to complete the task using a power point presentation for his audience. Ka Pai Ezra. Take a look he earned maximum points!
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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Vocabulary Quiz

Welcome Kauri3,
Hope you're having a fantastic holiday. Here is a quiz to test your knowledge of the the vocabulary we have learnt last term. Good Luck.


Listen carefully to the word and select from the list on the right hand side. Choose the best fit answer.

Remember: Leave a comment with your name and score in the box below.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Bio Poems Kauri 3

We were set the task of creating poems about ourselves. We worked with a published poem and adapted it to reflect our personalities. We wrote them, then published them using Comic life. Our teacher got to know a great deal about us! Take a look...Kids bios

Friday, March 4, 2011

Goal setting

This year Kauri 3 we started the year by thinking about personal and academic goals. We discussed them, wrote them and have made them into a film which was shown on WOW TV. We thought you might like to see what we produced.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Kauri 3 Weymouth Primary School

This year we are a class of 26 year 6 pupils. We plan to blog about some of our achievements and keep our parents up to date!