Tuesday, 29 November 2016


This year we have done lots of art. My favourite piece of art is this cartoon drawing of Spongebob because I love Spongebob - my mum does too.

Art makes me feel awesome because I love Spongebob.

Monday, 28 November 2016

Chapter Chat Review

This year we have read four books with Chapter Chat. My favourite book was the person controller. I liked it because you could control a person with a controller.

If I had the person controller I would control my brother!

On Fridays when we were on Twitter, Tracey helped me to write quality tweets.

Monday, 14 November 2016

Marvellous Market Day

On Friday we had our market day. It was fun selling our Christmas products. I was selling the candy canes. Then I swapped with Libby and I was selling the popsicle Christmas trees. The candy canes were more popular.

I bought four candy canes. I ate three and gave one to Billy. Billy made his really sharp by sucking on it. Mine was too sharp but it got too thin so it broke.

Our class raised $144.10! I think we should spend our profits on buying new plants for our gardens.

The best thing about market day was that Josh was kind. He gave me $4!

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

WALT Be Creative

This term we have learnt about photograph and photo essays.

We have learnt about the rule of thirds - which is a grid, angle, line and colour.

Sport Start

For Sport Start we are learning some gymnastics moves. The most challenging move is the pike because it stretches your legs.

My favourite is the Battement where you kick your legs up high.

Lukas Grows Down

We made this movie after reading the book called Otto Grows Down.

I played Lukas as a 1year old.

My favourite part was when the class goes down the slide. The video goes backwards so it looks like we are flying up the slide.


During Seed2Table we learnt about the parts of plants.

  1. Roots
  2. Stems
  3. Leaves
  4. Flowers
  5. Fruit
  6. Seeds

We have made lots of yummy food. My favourite food was Spanakopita Pie. I ate 5 slices!

I have also planted a potato to see how many we can grow by Christmas.

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Eat Right, Be Bright

Today we went to watch a magic show called "Eat Right & Be Bright". Vas Kovalski was the Magician.

He taught us about the importance of eating healthy. Everyday we need to eat:

  • Fruit 
  • Vegetables
  • Grains
  • Protein
  • Dairy
If we eat well we will get all of the vitamins and minerals we need to be strong and healthy.

My favourite parts were the rabbit & pigeon tricks.

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Russell Street School Buddy Olympics Day

Today was Olympics Buddy Day.  We spread out into two groups with our little buddies too.  Each group was a country.  Our country was the Netherlands and the rest of our class was Spain.  Lots of people dressed in their countries colours but we didn't today.  We were feeling excited.

First we had an opening ceremony where all the countries came together to go off to their first activity before rotating around to the other activities.  The activities we participated in were high jump, hockey, boat racing (Rowing), rhythmic dancing (ribbons), egg and spoon racing, hurdles, shot put, archery, horse riding, fencing,  soccer, ultimate paper, scissors, rock, hand ball and rugby.

Our first activity was the rowing.  We had to blow the boat to the other end of the water tray with a straw.  This was tricky but highly enjoyable.  We were proud of ourselves for giving it a try.

Our favourite activity was the horse riding.  It was sad when Cullen fell over and my buddy face planted because they got hurt.   They did think it was funny though. We really liked the races and it was a lot of fun.

We feel happy because it was a long great day and the activities were well planned.

Monday, 15 August 2016

Maths Day

Today for maths we did lots of activities comparing volume and mass.

My favourite activity was the tinfoil boats.  We had to make a boat out of one sheet of tin foil. I had a turn and then I helped Riley. His boat could hold up to 650g!

Blake's boat could hold 950g! The boats with a large flat surface could hold more than boats with a smaller surface area.

Maths - Volume

We have been learning to compare volumes of containers. We can do this by pouring rice from one container to the next. If rice is left over then we know that container is bigger than the one we are pouring into.

Sunday, 14 August 2016

Week 4 Panekiretanga

Week 4

black hat making paper planes and helping Henry at the end

Red hat my feelings were great

Green hat nothing

Yellow hat i enjoyed macking paper planes

Sunday, 7 August 2016

Week3 panekiretanga

This week we were focusing on having positive thoughts. Our thoughts become our words. Our words become our actions.

Today I showed Panekiretanga when I helped Blake & Cole. I don't normally play with Joe but today I did when I played in the tents with him.

Something that went wrong today was other people broke the block towers people hat made.

At lunchtime I will show excellence by playing with kids I don't usually play with.

I feel happy because playing with other people made me feel good.

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

My Holidays

In the holidays I went to see the BFG. After I went to see Finding Dory and Hunt for the Wilder People. Mum and I got in to the Freyberg Pool for free because my uncle works at there.We went home and had tea and it was 1 in the morning and I went to bed and I played my xbox 1 and played You Tube.

Monday, 27 June 2016


We have been learning perimeter & area. This is a poster at I made. 

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

World Of Maths

Yesterday the world of maths roadshow came to school. we did lots of fun activities. The hardest activity was called drive along. The easy one was called doors. It was really fun.

Cross Country

Before Cross Country

Before cross country I was feeling wearied. I thought I was going to be 2nd. When Josh was around I felt OK. Me & Josh are best friends. Josh I think Josh was 5th in Cross Country.  

Cross Country

When David beeped the horn I was coming 1st. I was as fast as a rocket shooting through the sky. someone people bet me so I came 6th in Cross Country. It's really fun. You should try it out if you are in RSS also if you are a kid.

Tuesday, 21 June 2016


In week 4 our class ran the assembly with our buddy class. i did not have a speking part because i was to shiy.

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Moon Legend

Long long ago there was no moon. A spaceman went to space with no helmet on his head so his head exploded off and became the moon his mum and dad started to cry the tears became the stars.

dance nz made

Here is another video of us dancing.

Dance nz made

At Dance NZ Made Dean came to our school to teach us a dance. We could decide if we wanted to enter the dance competition. At first I wanted to. I went to just one lunch time practice. I found it too hard so I decided to pull out.

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Spots Start

This term our class has been using Sports Start. We are getting better at these skills:
  • running
  • catching
  • passing
  • throwing
  • jumping
  • fast reactions
  • batting
Our class has been playing Diamond Ball which is like Baseball/Softball.
I have improved with my running.
I really enjoyed everything.
I need to keep working on batting.

Planet Facts

In our class we've been learning about all the planets. We made a short slideshow. Hope you like it

Monday, 6 June 2016

Cross Contry

It is cross country I am filing very good. my goal is to give it a try.

Saturday, 21 May 2016

Term 2

This term the value we are focusing on is Responsibility(Kawenga). I will take responsibility for my learning and deliberately enter the 'learning pit'.
The Learning Pit from Kenilworth Learning on Vimeo.
I will use my initiative, as well as, take responsibility for myself and my belongings. I don't want to get 'stuck on the escalator'!  

    Max's Spider Cake

    we have be reading charlotte's web max brought in this cake for room 6.

    Wednesday, 18 May 2016

    The Legend of the Moon

    Once upon a time, long, long ago there was no moon. The spaceman went to space with no helmet on and his head exploded off and became the moon. Mum and dad started to cry and the tears became the stars.

    By Cruze

    Monday, 16 May 2016

    Planet Earth & Beyond

    This term we are studying ‘Planet Earth and Beyond’. Part of this Inquiry includes looking at how we get shadows, as well as day and night. Over the term we will be doing different investigations to better our understanding. Below is a sample of my current thinking.

    I like learning about shadows. It has been nice spending time outside looking at our shadows.

    Tuesday, 5 April 2016

    My Learning Goals

    Today we looked through our reports from last year. We identified a next step (goal) for reading, writing and maths. Here are my goals:

    Maths: Cruze's next step is to use 'tidy tys' when adding and subtracting e.g. 185 + 8 as 185 + 5 = 190 + 3.
    To achieve this goal I will: master my number bonds to 10. There are links on our class blog to practise this.

    Reading: His next step will continue to be using these strategies such as rereading, and to show persistence as texts get more difficult.
    To achieve this goal I will: Read everyday at home and at school.

    Writing: My next goal is to spell all high frequency Words correctly in his writing.
    To achieve this goal I will: Learn my spelling words.

    my next step is to  spell all high frequency words. My next goal is to spell all high frequency Words correctly in his writing.
    We also looked at our STAR results.
    • Word recognition I got 7 out of 10.
    • Sentence comprehension I got 2 out of 10.
    • Paragraph comprehension I got 1 out of 15.
    • Vocabulary I got 1 out of 10.

    I am going to focus on: Sentence & paragraph comprehension & vocabulary.

    To improve in this area I will: Use the links on our blog.

    Tuesday, 29 March 2016

    Education Outside the Classroom

    While the Year 5 & 6 students were at camp we had our own camp week.

    On Monday we went to a boshworck and cidsripablic.

    On Tuesday we had a cinstash day.

    On Wednesday art day all day.

    On Thursday  we did a worter day all day.

    On Friday we did a  camp on the field.

    The purpose of the week was to get better at working as a team.

    My day was Friday because we got to make smores and pizzas! We all worked together to make the pizzas.

    Saturday, 26 March 2016


    In music with Jenny we are learning to play in a band. We are all learning different instruments and we are working on our rhythm. Check out our videos:

    My Reflection:
    In music we've done a poem its called hailstones.  we used instruments. I found it pretty good because it was fun.

    Active Listening

    We are learning about different types of listening. There are 3 main types of listening that we learnt about. Busy Listening - When the person listening is busy doing something. They are too busy to concentrate on what is being said. Me Too Listening - When the person listening has a story that they feel is more important than the person talking so they interrupt and share their story instead of listening. Active Listening - When the person listening looks at the person talking, concentrates, gives non-verbal feedback (e.g. nodding) and asks questions about the story. To learn about the different types of listening, we watched this video:


     As a class we created our own video to help us understand the different types.
    After practising each type of listening, we realised…

    • Busy listening makes us feel like you’re not listening to us. We found it really hard to keep talking. 
    • Me too listening makes us feel frustrated and sad that you think your story is more important. 
    • Active listening makes us feel valued. We know you are listening because you are looking, nodding, asking questions. 

     As a class we are all trying to get better at being active listeners.

    Wednesday, 23 March 2016

    My maths learning

    I feel great doing this maths because the animal strips make it easy to work out the answer!


    We have been learning about our family tree. I am working on speaking in Te Reo.

    Tuesday, 22 March 2016

    Swimming goal

    My Reflection: I need to keep my legs straight.

    I used a flutter board to help me with my kicking.

    Thursday, 25 February 2016

    Van Gogh Styled art

    Our paintings needs to have

    • short brush strokes
    • bright colours
    • positive & negative images (Main object with a complementing background)\
    i  liked  panting because it was fun.

    I am proud… of my art because
    The most challenging part was…drawing
    If I were to do it again I would...concentrate on blue pant