Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Chemical Reactions - Making Sherbet!

Today in Writing Interchange we got to make sherbet! We learnt that when you mix an acid with a base it creates a chemical reaction.  In the sherbet we made, the citric acid reacted to the baking soda to create fizzing bubbles of carbon dioxide when we put it on our wet tongues. It was both fun and delicious. Afterwards, we described our experience using interesting adjectives and similes. Here is some of our writing...

"As I sat at my green desk, there was joy in the beautiful sherbet. The flavour was strawberry. As I pinched some, it started to make its way back down into the ribbon design cup like we're at the fair.  As I took a big sniff...Arrr! It went up my nose! I guess I will sniff a little softer..." - Lyric

"I sat excitedly at a desk. A cup of something sat in front of me. It looked like pink sand. When I picked up the cup it crinkled I was scared it was going to spill. I smelled it. Some went whooshing up my nose!  It hurt.  I tasted it.  It tasted sour and sweet and yum."  - Sharn

"A tiny mountain of greatness and goodness sat on my desk. It was cotton candy coloured because it had pink raspberry jelly crystals in it. It was like tiny rocks in a mini cupcake..."  - Savannah P

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

YouthTown Touch Skills

Today we put all the passing and catching skills we have learnt this term into action. I wonder who will win?

Friday, 23 June 2017

Looking after our laptops and iPads

This week, Room 16 has been learning about how to look after our ICT equipment. We brainstormed all the things we need to do and then worked in buddies to create posters to put around the room. They have really helped us to remember what we should be doing. 

Here are some of them...

Thursday, 8 June 2017


Today we enjoyed a special lesson from the Christchurch City Library. They came to tell us the story of Matariki (the Maori New Year). It was a very interesting play and made us laugh. Afterwards we got to make stars using string.  They were challenging to make but turned out great - don't you think?!

Thursday, 11 May 2017


Liquids, Solids and Gases

Here is a short video clip explaining some of the things we have been learning about so far for our science topic this term.  Enjoy!

Autumn Changes

Here are some of our pastel crayon autumn leaf pictures we did showing seasonal changes. We were learning to blend colours together to give an autumn effect.

Saturday, 29 April 2017

Welcome back to Term 2

Hi everyone!

I hope you have enjoyed spending time with your children over the school holidays and they are refreshed and ready to jump into a new term!

We have got an exciting term ahead with our new chemistry unit called "Ch-Ch-Changes". We are going to be learning how mixing, dissolving and melting can create changes in materials.  Please be sure to return the food and allergy awareness form so I have up-to-date records so I know what materials will need to be avoided.

Keep your eyes posted for our weekly blogs!

Kind Regards,

Kristine Telea