Friday, 31 August 2012

Tui Team Celebration Afternoon

On Friday it was the Tui Team Celebration Afternoon. Room 3 shared what they have been doing in writing and visual art this term. Alex also shared her winning speech !

For writing we have This term we have been learning about persuasive writing. First we learnt about how to write arguments and debates. Then we learned about how to write a persuasive speech with including the correct structure language to use. Finally for the last two weeks we have been learning about how to persuade through advertisements. ~Owen

For our advertisements we got into partners and brainstormed a range of products that we would like to sell. Next we selected our targeted audience and thought about the language features we needed to include in our advertisement.  ~Sophia

To be successful with creating an advertisement we had to include a slogan, a picture, an imperative (command or order), emotive language and bold bright colours and writing.~Brooke

For visual art we have been studying the work from the Swiss artist Paul Klee (clay). 
~ Faronc’e

 The first task we did was called ‘Taking a line for a walk’. We had to start somewhere on the page and begin drawing up, down looping side to side without taking the pencil off the paper. We then had to colour in each section with bold bright colours. No neighbouring section were allowed to be the same shade of colour just like Paul Klee’s artwork. ~Britney

The artwork we are doing at the moment is called ‘smashed window’. We traced one of our hands and then we put a dot somewhere on the paper. 

 We then drew lines coming out from the dot. Miss Jones put glue on each of the lines. We then had to choose either two cold colours or 2 warm colours to use for our hand. 

Again each section had to be a different colour or shade of colour. We did the same  to the background. We used colouring in pencil but they were special because when we added water they turned to paint. ~Samantha

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Speech Finals

Well done to Alexandra, Brayden and Madalyn for representing Room 3 in the Yr 3 &4 speech final that were held in Room 1 today.

Congratulation to Brayden who came Third place and Alex who came first place for the Yr 3s.

Aex presenting her speech on 'Shark Fining'.

Brayden presenting his speech on 'Why children should wear animal costumes to school'.

Madalyn Presenting her speech about 'How wild animals shouldn't live in zoos'.

Congratulations Brayden, 3rd place!

Congratulations Alex, FIRST PLACE!
Well done :)


Room 4 is busy creating advertisements for their products that they have created. Firstly they've planned  their advertisement by brainstorming a range of products. Then they had to  think about their targeted audience and the purpose for their advertisement. Thirdly they brainstormed a range of language features and designs for their product. Finally they worked in partners to create the draft copy of their advertisement which they will publish this week ready for Tui Team celebration in Week 7.

Friday, 10 August 2012


Well done Room 3 for presenting all your wonderful speeches. I was extremely impressed with the content of the persuasive speeches this year. I now have a very very hard job with choosing who will be going through to the finals, which will be taking place on Monday week 6. You have made it such a difficult decision to make because you were all so good!

Wednesday, 8 August 2012


The Tiger's reading group learned all about the Maori Celebration of Matariki that took place earlier this term. They read a range of different books explaining the different ways to celebrate Matariki and the history behind the celebration. They then made posters to present to the class about what they had learned.