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Working with Shapes

Today Room 6 and Mrs. Grant learned how to make a new shape and a person and we used the shift key too. And I even made a person which I coloured in and made him talk.                                                                                                                                                                                 

Kia ora! My name is Roland

Kia ora! My name is Roland, I go to Saint Patrick’s School. I am in Year 5 and my teacher is Mrs Agnew. My favourite subject is Reading, Writing and Singing and I enjoy learning about A cute panda.  I am good at Drawing, Homework, and Reading.  My goal for this year is To be the best drawer. In my spare time I like to Homework and Read-books.

Preparing for Athletics Day

After morning tea my classmates and I had a session with Coach Bart on the field. He was here to help us with our athletics skills to prepare us for the Athletics Day on 18 November.

First he explained to us how to run properly.  When we are running we have to look in front of us and not look back. And the next one is we have to run on our toes, heels, high, and low around the grass. It was so much fun!

Then we played a game called Sheepdog. There were two dogs with monkey noodles and the rest were sheep. The two dogs had to round us up then tag us. We ran around inside the cones and when we got tagged, we went outside the cones.  I got tagged right away.

Later we practiced the running race.  In my team were Annamaria, Zenalia, Kamela and me. I was the second person to run the race. I ran as fast as I could to reach the canopy wall then I rejoined my team by the hedge. I waited for the rest of my team to do their race.

For the last activity, we had to lie on the ground and put a foam pig above our heads. Then we had  jump over it. Coach Bart showed us how to jump high and far. I couldn’t seem to do it. I only managed to jump close to where the foam pig originally was.

Finally, it was time to go back to class. I took my jumper off because I felt so hot, thirsty and exhausted. But I’m thankful that I got to learn some skills to prepare myself for the Athletics Day. I can’t wait!

Making our Class movie

At the beginning of the term, I got a potato from Mrs Agnew’s cupboard to make into a potato person.

I used black strings for the hair, cotton wool for the outfit, marshmallows for the arms, googly eyes,  toothpicks, and I had so much fun making my potato man.

We started to think about the story for our class movie and we came up with ‘The Stolen Princess.” Then we made backgrounds and I was in the group that made the rocket ship. After that we took lots of photos and  recorded our voices so the potatoes look like they are talking. I can’t wait to see our movie next term.



Playing basketball

On Monday me and my classmates are learning basketball skills. It was my first day back at school and I was excited to hear we were doing basketball. After morning tea we went down to the bottom court and I met coach Tray. We did lots of dribbling with the ball and different passes. I liked it when we had to try and get the ball into the hoop. I am looking forward to learning more next week.