Monday, December 7, 2009

Captial E ONTV and Te Papa visit

Well what a glorious day! Long may it last!

Room 9 had an awesome day. First we went to ONTV at Capital where they made a new show. The show was filmed live and the kids did absolutley AMAZINGLY! Everybody had a job and they all took their jobs seriously and were very mature about them.

Here is the end result...

In the afternoon we went to Te Papa to learn more about Maori Customs and Protocol.

The children had the opportunity to go inside a wharenui and learn from some EXPERTS!

What an amazing day!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


EOTC week is nearly here. It all started with the National Children's theatre company production that yr 5/6 children saw today! Muritai was a test audience for a play called "End Game".

Some lucky few had the opportunity to give feedback to the director about the play, saying what they liked about it and changes that could be made before it goes on tour in June/July 2010!

Room 9 is going to Te Papa and Capital E next Monday. On Tuesday 8th December we have the bike ride to Pencarrow Lighthouse. On Wednesday it is the fun day in school and Thursday is the day at Days Bay.

Room 9 are very much looking forward to next week and we will update you with our adventures!

Many thanks for reading Room 9's blog!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Monday, November 9, 2009

Modes of communication

For Inquiry this term Room 9 are learning about how we keep connected with people throughout the world using different modes of communication.
This week we brainstormed all of the different types of communication we knew and then ranked them in order from what we thought was the oldest to the newest.

We want to find out if we are right so we have developed some questions that we think will help us confirm our answers.

We would really like as many people to answer these questions as possible. Please leave a comment with your answers along with your name and your age (if you don't mind!)

Can you please make your responses really specific so it helps us with our inquiry.

1) How old were you when you sent your first letter?

2) When was the first time you emailed?

3) What was your favourite way of communicating when you were 10 years old?

4) How did you normally communicate from the ages of 16-18?

5) How old were you when the cell phone was invented in 19?? ?

6) What was your first type of communication other than face to face?

7) Did you use a spring back telephone?

8) Were messages in bottles “in fashion” when you younger?

9) Have you ever used or known someone to use pigeon to send a message?

10) Did you ever have a penpal?

Friday, November 6, 2009


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Text in Contemporary ARt

Colin McCahon
Colin McCahon
Rosalie Gascoigne
Rosalie Gascoigne - Metropolis (1999)

In Art we are looking at Text in Contemporary art. We have been looking at Rosalie Gascoigne's work and Colin McCahon two New Zealand artists who have used text in their art.

We are now creating our own art inspired by Rosalie Gascoigne's Metropolis..........coming soon!