Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Christmas Cheer!

We have had an incredible year in Room 6 this year! We have challenged ourselves, enjoyed ourselves and above all, we have had so much fun learning throughout the year! On Tuesday, each child was greeted with a christmas present and here is a photo of us all. A very Merry Christmas to you all, we look forward to seeing what exciting things 2016 brings!

Saturday, 12 December 2015

Punctuation Projects

This year in Room 6, we have been very lucky to have had Mrs Chittenden (Paula) in our classroom one day every week. For the past term, the children have been working on their own punctuation projects on Explain Everything about different kinds of punctuation. The children have done an incredible job on these projects, here is an example of one. This one was made by Caridy.

Saturday, 5 December 2015

Jayda's Success

Jayda has had an awesome season of Calf and Lamb shows this year! Here is a video of what she has accomplished, alongside her calf Maggie. We are all very proud Jayda!

Saturday, 21 November 2015

Music Recital

A few weekends ago, Ivanah Ericsson and Caridy Chittenden performed in the Christmas Music Recital in the Auroa school hall. Here is one of Ivanah's performances. Incredible effort by both girls! Well-done Caridy and Ivanah!

Jayda's Success!

Here in Room 6, Jayda Sharp has competing in a range of Calf and Lamb day shows across the Taranaki region, along with her brother Ashton and Auroa school students. She has had amazing success over the past two weekends! We are all so proud of your achievements Jayda! 

Waverley A & P show: First trophy, go Jayda!

Hawera A & P show: 5th in Junior Leading, 3rd in Rearing Junior Heavy Breed, 3rd in Dairy Type Junior Heavy Breed.

Ashton, Jayda and Aroha also got 4th in the school 3 calf team leading event.

(special thank-you to Maree Sturgeon for all of the exciting news and details!)

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Zayden's 1st place award!

Today at Auroa school, we had a 'SUMO BOT' competition. This was one of the options in our junior steam programme last term, and today there was a competition held for it. A massive congratulations to Zayden in our class who took out 1st place. We are all very proud of you!

Thursday, 29 October 2015

All Blacks for the win!

An All Blacks black-out today at Auroa School in support of the team for this Sunday's final! We had an awesome day sharing our costumes and talking about how the All Blacks will win! Here we are at Twickenham Stadium!

iPad Safety Rap

For the MOA awards, three girls in our classroom decided to do an iPad safety rap. Sadly, these girls did not make the finalists for this category. However, they all did an outstanding job and here is the video we can now present to you! (A special thank-you to Samara Caldwell who decided on the rap idea!)

Friday, 16 October 2015

Calf and Lamb day results

So many successful children in Room 6 were awarded with prizes for Calf and Lamb day on Thursday. Well-done to Ivanah Ericsson who was awarded Reserve Supreme Champion for her and her lamb Cuddles! A big congratulations everyone! 

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Calf and Lamb Day 2015

Here in Room 6, we have been very busy completing 5 art projects all ready for Calf and Lamb day today! The children had to create a sand-saucer, barn-shed, Rugby World Cup t-shirt, observational drawing and submit a photo. The children did an amazing job! A special thank you to all the parents that came in and helped us over the past few days, we couldn't have done it without your help! Here are a few photos from each of the categories. Good-luck to everyone who is competing in Calf and Lamb day today!

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Science Fair 2015

Yesterday, Auroa School had our own Science Fair! Over the past two terms, each classroom has been working exceptionally hard on producing a range of projects that are based around our, 'AKO inquiry cycle'. It was a brilliant success with the hall looking amazing! Well-done everyone!


Last Friday we had the whole-school cross-country. A big congratulations to Ivanah who came first in her age-group. A brilliant day had by all with everyone giving 110%!

Junior Steam Engineering

With one more week until the end of term, everybody is working hard to get their projects completed! Mia, Isabella and Ivanah have been in 3D printing this term and last week the girls received their final product, a glow-in-the-dark  bookmark! Fantastic work girls!

Sunday, 6 September 2015

Learning how to play golf!

Room 6 had a great afternoon last Monday with learning how to play golf. They learnt how to hit it soft, hard, long and short. A great range of skills for the children to learn! We even have a few golf pro's within our classroom with Jayda and Jayden being active members of the Manaia Golf Club. We had an awesome time learning this sport!

More sport success!

Here in Room 6, we have had many more children with a range of sport successes! Here is a group of children in our class with a range of certificates and medals. A very big congratulations from our classroom to these students, we are very proud of you all!

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Junior Engineering

Our junior school are well into the Junior Steam programme and all buzzing about the amazing projects they are working on! Caridy and Caitlin brought back their robot from their project that they are working. We can't wait to see the final product girls!

Sunday, 30 August 2015

Daffodil Day

Last Friday at Auroa School, we remembered those special ones on Daffodil day. The children were able to purchase a range of items at our school daffodil stall. Our classroom was decorated in beautiful yellow daffodils! Here is a few photos of some of the children in Room 6 with their items.

Friday, 28 August 2015

Science week!

Room 6 have had some very busy, and creative, afternoons this week! With the science fair coming up in two weeks, the children of Room 6 have been busy conducting their own experiment around a, 'wondering', that they wanted to explore. We can't wait to show you all our finished products. In the meantime, here is a video of Ellaura talking about her experiment to the class. Great work Ellaura!

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Our AKO unit 'Absorption'

This term, Room 6 are exploring the concept of 'Change', through, 'Absorption'. Last week, the children were engaged in four different rotational activities that all were to do with absorption. There was tinfoil, paper towels, sugar cubes and sponges. The children loved exploring this concept through different products. Here is are a video of the children sharing their learning!

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Sport success!

This morning, Kade came into the classroom grinning from ear-to-ear! Kade definitely deserved to be, he received a medal and certificate for being the, 'The keenest player in the team'. Big congratulations to Kade! Room 6 are very proud of you!

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Celebrating Maori Language week

Room 6, along with the other classes of Auroa School, have enjoyed learning a range of phrases and Maori Waiata's to celebrate Maori Language week. Here is Room 6's performance of Korero Parirau; a traditional Maori waiata. We hope you enjoy it!

Sunday, 5 July 2015


A fantastic day was spent at Auroa School on Friday. To celebrate Matariki, the tradition of the Maori New Year, our four whanau's spent the day doing a range of different activities that reflected the cultural customs and traditions of Matariki. Our whanau, Auroa, made Te Rakau sticks, learnt a waiata, and we also planted some root vegetables. At the beginning of the Maori New Year, new vegetables are harvested and ready for feasting. Here are a few photos of what Auroa did and a video and link from McKenna and Lexi.

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Bubble Writing

Last week, Room 6 had a lot of fun experimenting with bubbles! We then wrote stories about our learning experience. Here is a selection of stories from some of the children. Fantastic creative pieces of published writing!

Friday, 19 June 2015

Frosty Mornings!

This week, we have had a few very chilly mornings! One morning, we all arrived at school with frozen hail pieces outside our classroom door and around the school. A couple of the boys in Room 6 decided to go for an ice hunt and came back in with their ice trophies!


To show our learning about Science, we have been designing Pic-Collages. Here is Ivanah's and Caridy's creative pieces! Caridy created one about how we put cream into a jar and shook it until it turned into butter. Ivanah created one about our egg and vinegar experiment. We put an egg into a jar of vinegar and left it for a few days. Then the egg shell dissolved and we had a rubbery egg! 

Fantastic work girls! 

Science Experiments

Over the past few weeks, Room 6 have been involved in a range of Science experiments that are all based around our unit of AKO unit of 'Change'. We have learnt how to form an hypothesis and method. This week we also dissolved Epsom Salts to create art paintings. When the paintings dried, we could see the crystals! Here is a snapshot of some of the different projects we have been working on!

Saturday, 30 May 2015


Over the past week, we have been learning our basic fractions. To help us with recognising our 1/2, 1/4, 1/5, 1/3 and 1/10, we have been singing this song to support us in remembering them. We love singing this song!

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Learning our body parts in Maori

We have been learning our body parts in Te Reo over the past few weeks. Here is Caitlin's Pic-Collage of the labelled body parts in Maori. Fantastic work Caitlin!

Saturday, 9 May 2015

Mother's Day in Room 6

Whilst Miss Schreiber was away on Friday, Ms Bunker (Room 2) completed a Mother's Day project with our class. We hope everyone is enjoying their Mother's Day! Here is a small snapshot of some of the completed projects. Don't they look fantastic!

Thursday, 23 April 2015


In Room 6 this week, we have been involved in a range of activities to learn about ANZAC day and what this means to us. We have read stories, designed our own 'Poppy Field', began creating a 'ANZAC Puppet Pals' video and finally, we all wrote a piece of writing about a hero in our life. To display this work, we tea-bagged it to make it look antique. We think they look amazing!

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Bike Safety Awareness Week

We were very lucky to have Jono (who is part of the New Zealand Police) come into our school yesterday and talk to us about how to use our bike safely. We learnt about the correct signals to use when biking on the roads, as well as the different parts of a bike. At the end, we enjoyed some time zooming around the courts to show off what we had learnt!

Bike Safety Awareness on PhotoPeach

Monday, 20 April 2015


What a great start to Term 2! Today we had Jack, from the Taranaki Rugby Union, come into our school with the ITM Cup that Taranaki won last year! Here is a fantastic photo with everyone in our school, let's hope Taranaki can win it again this year!