Team 3 - Term 1 2018

In Room 9 we've been using Prodigy to help us learn maths. Prodigy is a maths game that is a bit like Studyladder but much much better. Basically what you do is you create a wizard avatar and then you go around exploring town, battling creatures and other animals. Each time you send an attack you have to answer a maths problem to actually send the attack.

Girls Futsal TournamentGirls Futsal Tournament
On Friday girls from Year 3 to 8 went to the All Girls Futsal Tournament at the ASB sports centre. Each team played at least 7 games. There were 3 teams from each 2 years. There was a signup sheet on the sports notice in term 4 last year and it was up at the very start of this year. The bus ride on the way there was full of excited chatter. Each team played a different schools team of the same age group, but sometimes we played our own school. Each team had a parent or grandparent with their team. Each game was about 8 minutes long and the break between games was 2 minutes long. At lunch at the tournament we saw some young adults play futsal. It was Wellington against Canterbury. Some players signed peoples bags and some paper for them. The tournament lasted all day. It was really fun. Each team got a photo of their team taken. Playing the actual futsal games was so much fun we all wished we could be on all the time. It was sad to go. What an awesome and tiring day!

Road PatrolRoad Patrol
Eighteen kids from Team 3 are now doing road patrol when the Year 7 and 8s can’t. They had a training session with constable Aaron Dann. He explained about the dangers and showed them a video. Then they had a practice; sad for them it was a pouring day and they got soaked. Just in case you don’t know what road patrol is, it is the people who are in the bright orange jackets down by the road at the end and start of school. They hold the flags so that the cars see the children and stop. And they also do the barrier arms to make sure kids can cross the road safely.

"Remember When" Poems
In Room 10 we have been writing "Remember when..." poems about our summer. We had to use descriptive language and try our best because it was our first piece of writing of the year. Each sentence had to begin with remember when or do you remember and finish with a question mark. Some people shared their poem at 3 News, a team meeting we have on Friday. We included senses and pictures in the poem as well. The pictures and writing were done on paper. We did a draft copy, showed it to Juliet, did a good copy and then illustrated it. We didn’t just have to do one scene, we could do lots, but we could still do just one for our whole poem if we wanted to. Before we started we saw an example and did some brainstorming in our writing book. We weren't allowed to use words like happy, sad, cold and hot for the words, they had to be descriptive so if you were reading the poem it would feel like you were in the poem.


This week the whole school has been doing PAT tests - maths on Monday, listening on Wednesday and reading on Thursday. The PATs are about seeing what stage we're up to in our work and so our teachers know where we’re at.

Collage ArtCollage Art
In Room 9 we have been doing collage art. We started off by printing out a picture of ourselves and traced it onto a piece of transparency paper. The next step was to rip up a few magazine pages into assorted colour groups matching the colours of our hair, eyes…


Figure Me OutFigure Me Out
Room 11 has been doing some maths. We create a poster with facts with about ourselves. We added facts like our name and age etc. Then we wrote some maths equations to get to the actual answer on the question. You have to come up with 10 questions and you put a photo and your name in the middle.


School PicnicSchool Picnic
Last Friday the whole of Northland School went on a picnic in Otari-Wilton bush. We did a half an hours walk down to the picnic and back. All of us had to wear a sunhat, and sunscreen was recommended. At the picnic there was a sausage sizzle. Also there was a stream we played in and some of us saw an eel, Some people even put their head under. The stream was freezing. We were at the picnic for about three to four hours. We were allowed to explore the stream a bit but not too far. Some people just brought a book to read. The bottom of the stream was very rocky it, made some people's feet sore. There was a bridge that we were allowed to cross and go under. Some people found a tree that was hollow which was a bit like a cave and a branch that you could swing on. It got very hot on the walk back to school. Loads of us had fun and can’t wait till next year's school picnic.


"A Little About Us"
Room 11 has been doing a piece of writing on the chromebooks. We have our own slide to work on and tell the class what we're like. First you would put in your name in along with your hobbies and interests. Then once you have done the writing you can beautify your slide.

I Can't Imagine Life Without...I Can't Imagine Life Without...
In Room 9 we’ve been doing some writing called "I can’t imagine life without…". In this writing we got given a sheet that looks kind of like a brainstorm but you have sections.  In each section we wrote something that we couldn't imagine life without. Some of them were like sports, family, friends, food, pets, technology and lots more...

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