Team 3 - Term 2 2018


Twin and Opposite DayTwin and Opposite Day
On Tuesday 26 June we had an Opposite/Twin day at Northland School. So you dressed up either as a twin or triplet or went opposite e.g. wearing your clothes back to front or inside out. At 10am we had a parade to show off everyone's amazing costumes!
 

Minister of Education VisitMinister of Education Visit
On 21 June the Minister of Education Chris Hipkins came to Room 11. Sadly he didn’t visit any other classes but Room 11 was lucky enough to see him and interview him. The minister had a group of other adults with him taking photos and asking us about our journalism work. The minister walked round asking questions and then Miro and Joseph gave him a quick interview.
 

Book SwapBook Swap
Northland School is doing a book swap on Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 June. The book swap is held in the library. How the book swap works is some of the student council comes in and asks if anyone has books to swap. If people do then they give the books in and get a token. On that token there is the person's name. You are only allowed 3 books to swap maximum. Once Wednesday or Thursday comes, you can choose any books that you want, so if you brought in 3 books you can get 3 new ones!
 

James Hollings VisitJames Hollings Visit
In Team 3 we have been having journalists come in to speak about their jobs. We had James Hollings come who is a journalist. He told us about stories that happened in the 90s and about a famous New Zealand  journalist who lived in Northland Wellington! Cool right? He also told us it's good to get lots of information in a interview so you have lots of stuff to write about in your report. 


 

School PhotosSchool Photos
On Monday 18th June Northland School had school photos. The Photolife company came to take the photos of the kids and the staff. The parents / guardians of the children had the option (if they had two kids) to get a sibling photo. A sibling photo is when if you have two or more children you can have a photo of them all together. They also had class photos, and single photos.


 

MeasurementMeasurement
The students in Rm 9 are learning about measurement. We have been measuring our strides with chalk and metre rulers. After that we had to get a sheet which told us to solve problems using measurement. We have learnt about metres, centimetres and millimetres.
 

NS Cross CountryNS Cross Country
Even though the Cross Country was cancelled we had a run off. So, if you wanted to you could go to Northland Park and run your best and try and get into Western Zones. The first 6 people that got to the finish line got in and if you were 7th or 8th you would be a reserve.
 

Pizza ThursdaysPizza Thursdays
Pizza day has been at Northland School for multiple years. Pizza Thursday is every first Thursday of the month. The types of pizza you can order are ham & cheese or ham, cheese & pineapple or mushrooms, capsicum, tomatoes, pineapple & cheese, or cheese, fresh tomatoes and salsa! The pizza form has to be in by Wednesday 3pm the day before. Then the pizzas get delivered to the children at lunchtime on Thursdays.
 

Look to the Stars WebsiteLook to the Stars Website
In Team 3 we have been learning about journalism for our topic and we have been having people come in and talk about journalism. Myrlia came in to talk about her website called Look To The Stars, which is a news website that helps people be nice to each other because she realised that a lot of people around the world are not kind to each other. So she decided to make a website to help charities and people be kind to each other. Steve, her husband, helped make a website and they made the website so she could add celebrities into it so people would listen to her. Because if a man was standing on the street fundraising for a hospital you would just walk past, but if it was Ed Sheeran you would stop. Check out her website here: https://www.looktothestars.org.


 

Senior DiscoSenior Disco
We recently had the first disco of the year. This disco was themed tropical. At this disco there was a photo booth, pizza, fruit punch and more delicious treats. There was dancing and a really cool DJ. Everyone enjoyed this disco especially us!
 

The Room 9 NewspaperThe Room 9 Newspaper
In Room 9 we have been creating a newspaper. There are editors, the magazine crew and much more. The fashion people are interviewing Juliet. We started off by just looking through the newspapers to see how it is laid out. We then assigned jobs and got to work.
 

Skype with Jack TameSkype with Jack Tame
As part of our journalism topic we had a Skype with Jack Tame. He is on the Breakfast news show. He gave us tips when you are a journalist like use open questions that don’t just have a yes or no answer. Jack taught us about his job and what he has to commit to, like he has to wake up at 3:30am each day, and he can get nervous interviewing famous people. At the end people thought of questions and the teachers chose them to ask Jack Tame. 15 people got chosen. One question was, “How often do the interviewees argue or get angry because they think you are on the other side of the opinion even though you're not?” Another question was, “How do you get both sides of the opinion?” We are very grateful that Jake Tame used his time to come in and to show our gratitude Room 11 are making him cards!
 

Western Zone HockeyWestern Zone Hockey
On Tuesday 22 May it was WZ hockey. We got on a bus and went to the Wellington hockey stadium. Northland School had 3 teams, one called the Big Sticks, one called the Small Sticks and a team for Team 4. Each team played at least 8 games. There were 8 pitches so every team had a pitch to play on each time.
 

Cent MathsCent Maths
We did cent maths in Room 11. We got the idea from the book "Because of Mr Terupt". How it worked was we had to find a word that was worth 100 cents. A would be 1 cent, B would be 2 cents, C would be 3 cents and so on. No-one in our class has found 100 cents YET! But the characters in the book found some like Wednesday and buttheads. This is a VERY fun maths project and we highly recommend Because of Mr Terupt!
 

Team 3 SwimmingTeam 3 Swimming
In Team 3 we have been doing school swimming on Monday, Wednesday & Friday. We got put into three groups: one is swimming quarter lengths, one 3 quarters and the third group is swimming full lengths. We have been learning about survival. We have got in life jackets and learnt ways to be safe in the ocean, like doing a huddle, then you would be seen more easily from a helicopter, or to travel you get in a line, hold on to the person's life jacket in front of you, and do survival backstroke. We are all very thankful to Karori Pool for letting us have our lessons there!
 

Cross Country TrainingCross Country Training
On 29 May is the school cross country. Team 3 is doing practices every so often. Maybe some kids will really want to go to Western Zones and they will practise running at home too. Normally if a student wants to go to Western Zones they will have to come between 1st and 6th, if you come 7th or 8th then you might be a reserve.
 

Room 9 at Capital ERoom 9 at Capital E
On Thursday 17 May Room 9 went to Capital E to make a short broadcasting news show called Once Upon A Crime. There were camera operators and a director, and a few important people had communication headsets. We came back at 12:30 in time for lunch.  This is a link to our video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsC_1mj4as4.

 

Crayon WritingCrayon Writing
In Room 10 we have been doing crayon writing. We read the book The Day The Crayons Quit and everyone chose a crayon they thought most related to them. For example, if you were very tidy you could do pink crayon because pink crayon is very neat. Next we decided to write a letter to the crayon we thought most related to us. We thought of an address to send our letter to which was 22 Crayon Box Lane, Drawtown, Crayon City, Pencillvania. Quite a few people did green crayon because he is  always happy and he likes to help others, like everyone else in Team 3, or even the whole entire school!
 

Room 11 at Capital ERoom 11 at Capital E
Team 3 are working on media/news for their topic. In doing so the team went on trips to Capital E. Room 11 went on Wednesday 9 May. We did Tonight Line.  We all had a job that we had been assigned to. Some of the onstage jobs were: presenters, weather reporters, interviewees interviewers/reporters. We made up our interviews. Some of the offstage jobs were: director, vision mixer, graphic artist, floor manager, sound designer and quite a few more. At Capital E there were three rooms: the first room was were all the interviews happened and the graphic artist chose the background they wanted. The second room was where the presenters and weather reporters stayed and you may be wondering how did the interviews know when to start? Well we had a TV so we could see them but couldn’t hear them. We had people with headsets like the floor manager and they could hear the director say cue now and they had their arm up and they would drop it down and the interviewers would start! Here is a link to the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lwy7hxa9mKA
 

Birthday PoemBirthday Poem
Vicky had her birthday in the holidays and when we had Jane as our teacher we wrote her a special birthday poem. This poem was a recipe poem for a tremendously talented teacher. First we brainstormed all the cooking verbs like drizzle, separate, whip, pour, blend & layer. We got into groups and chose the stanza we wanted to have. The first stanza was Vicky’s appearance, second was one of Vicky’s hobbies technology, third was another hobby singing, fourth was the last hobby fitness, fifth and sixth were both things we enjoy doing with our AMAZING teacher Vicky, and seventh was the concluding stanza. Jane told Vicky we needed her so she didn’t know what was happening and each group read their stanza with actions/dance moves and at the end we sang Vicky a happy birthday song! We hope Vicky enjoyed this poem.
 
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