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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Art in a Box

Lopdell House came to school with Art in a Box

Check us out being artists!

Art in a Box Part 1 on PhotoPeach

Art in a Box part 2 on PhotoPeach

Art in a Box part 3 on PhotoPeach

Friday, July 27, 2012

The Olympic Mascots

Toby went to England for a holiday and bought back an Olympic mascot - he is called Wenlock - we discovered some information about the mascots and how they were designed.
Click here to see the movies that Wenlock and Mandeville star in
Click here to see and play the Olympic games with the mascots

Wenlock is an Olympic games cyclops mascot. He can shoot rainbows out of his hands and he can run on a rainbow wherever he goes. He wears the Olympic rings as friendship bracelets. His eye has a built in camera also a light on his forward head like the black London taxi lights. His head reminds about the three medals.

Olympic dress-ups.....

We had a fancy dress day at school to celebrate the opening of the London Olympics 2012

Some of us dressed up as the Olympic rings

the Olympic rings!

Manaia bought in a coin from the 1972 Munich Olympics

Prezley made an amazing Olympic torch out of an umbrella!

A home learning challenge - MAKE Olympic Cookies!

Ryans cookies - the Olympic rings

Ryan with his cookies

Paige with her Olympic iced biscuits

Lewis with his Olympic coloured cookies
Our home learning challenges - making Olympic cookies......we loved tasting them too!

Wonderopolis - Do cats and birds get along???


We watched a Wonderopolis video wondering about Do cats and dogs get along? Our teacher found this video to wonder if cats and birds get along.....

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Jet boats.

Have you ever been on a jet boat?...On Friday the 13th my family and I went on a jet boat in Rotorua. The drivers name was Crash,not really, it was his nick name and it was Crash because he crashes most things.On the jet boat, Crash told us about the island in the middle of the lake and how deep the water was around it.Hundreds of years ago there were 3 thousand people that lived on the island,then the Maori war came and killed half the islands population the rest had escaped. After that they replanted the island and cleared all the pests and now it is a bird sanctuary.It is home to many native birds of New Zealand.The island is looked after by DOC. DOC means dept of conservaition.Some parts of the lake are natural springs and you can't find the bottom. And some parts are only up to your knee and it could be in the middle of the lake.On the ride when we were going to spin,Crash would put his hand up and wave it round and round.we were meant to hold on but I put my hands up and I would be sliding around but still it was fun.So if you go to Rotorua ask your parents if your family can go on the jet boats it is great fun trust me!!

Olympics Game

Try out these three Olympic games

Thursday, July 5, 2012


Lights, camera, action.......

So what movies have you seen over the holidays?
What did you think of it?
What was your favourite bit and why?
What movie would YOU love to star in if you could and why?