Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Term 1, Week 8

Let's Paint!

This week we practised our painting skills by painting our book boxes in bright colours. When we started at Stanley Ave we were given a book box that is ours to keep. As we have moved through the junior school  they have started to become a bit old and worn because we use them every day. Now that we are the big Year 2 and 3 kids of the junior school, our book boxes definitely need a revamp!

There was lots of learning involved in painting our book boxes. For example we learnt how to put lots of paint on our brushes and paint in strokes that go in the same direction. Some of us decided that we shouldn't paint the underside of the boxes because that will make it tricky (and sticky) to put anywhere to dry. We also discovered that in order to make our book box colour stand out and to cover all the old brown, we needed at least two coats of paint, which we did across two days. 

We had lots of fun getting our hands dirty in the paint!

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Term 1, Week 7

Rippa Rugby

Today we were lucky enough to be coached in Rippa Rugby. We learnt that is is important to hold the ball with two hands so we do not drop it and to always keep our head up when running to look where we are going.
Take a look at us in action!

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Term 1, Week 6


Over the past couple of weeks, Room 8 have been working very hard to create a collaborative piece of artwork. We had to work together as a team to create our masterpiece. We worked in pairs to create the waka paddles and then all created our own koru and kowhaiwhai patterns to show our individuality and decorate our waka. We are all special and unique and we think our colourful waka represents this. It is now on display in the school office foyer, so if you haven't already - go check it out!

Room 8 would like to say a huge thank you to Kathy who helped us put our waka together! We really appreciate your help, Kathy!

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Term 1, Week 3

Tuakana Teina
Today we joined forces with the Room 3 seniors to get to know them and play some games for Tuakana Teina. 
Tuakana Teina is all about getting the older students of the school working and interacting with the younger students. Room 8 had a blast getting to know Room 3 and playing the very cool game 'amoeba' with them! 
Check out our photos!

In Maths we are developing our Number Knowledge. Today we worked in groups to think of all the ways we could make the number 10. We used different objects such as popsicle sticks, tens frames and dice to make the number 10. We then recorded our thinking on posters to display in our class. 

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Term 1, Week 2

Welcome to Room 8!

Wow! It is so exciting to be back in Room 8 at Stanley Avenue School! Our class this year is fantastic and I look forward to working with each student on their learning journey.

Last week, we settled back into routine and school life, after a long holiday break. We learnt more about each other and welcomed two new students to Stanley Ave. We also combined with Room 11 to meet each other and participate in team building activities. Room 8 and 11 will be working closely with each other throughout the year. 

Check out some of our team building photos!

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Term 4, Week 10

Merry Christmas!

Room 8 would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas! We hope you all have a fantastic holiday break, have some fun, enjoy family time, get some rest and most importantly stay safe. We have had a wonderful year together!

Thank you Room 8 for being such superstars this year! I am so incredibly proud of all of your hard work and the progress you have made this year - you are all outstanding!
From Miss Smith
Term 4, Week 10


Congratulations to our three end of year award recipients Greer, Emere and Reeve! These three students have been Striving to Succeed all year and have displayed fantastic focus, dedication and determination towards all learning areas. These students also respond positively to feedback and feedforward so that they can make progress in their learning. 

I am so proud of these Stanley Avenue Learners and of all of my hardworking, kind, caring and focused Room 8 students - you have all been outstanding this year!