Welcome to Room 6 2017

Welcome to Room 6 2017
Our first day of the school year!

Friday, March 24, 2017


Antarctica coming to Auckland

March 24, 2017
Antarctica is coming to Auckland!
Over the weekend the walls of the Auckland museum in the Domain will turn into icebergs.
Visual artist Joseph Michael’s work ‘Antarctica – While You Were Sleeping’ will premiere on Friday and will be repeated the next two nights.
The 360-degree projection on to the museum walls will be accompanied by composer Rhian Sheehan’s score, which includes the crack, creak and groan of icebergs calving off.
The show will run on a 45-minute loop from 8:30pm until 11pm.
Michael led a team of eight film-makers and photographers on a trip to Antarctica to gather photos and audio of icebergs.

1. Who is the main person or group of people in this news article?

2. What was the key event from the news article?

3. Where did this event take place?

4. When did this event take place?




Friday, March 17, 2017

current events week 7

Kaka population increases
March 8, 2017
South Island kākā have made an extraordinary comeback in a Fiordland forest following a pest eradication project.
In the mid 2000s the kākā population in Waitutu Forest was being ravaged by stoats and possums. Population surveys showed that males outnumbered females by an average of six to one.
However, a population sample taken in December last year shows a turn-around in the parrot’s fortunes with female kākā rebounding and young birds on the rise again.
Pest control in the Fiordland National Park, has included localised trapping and poisoning for stoats and possums. Planes have also applied 1080 over up to 30,000 hectares when pest numbers have been high due to forest seeding.
Annual bird counts at over 700 points in the forest also show an increase in other forest birds such as robin and kākāriki.
The pest control programme was supported by the Waitutu SILNA and the Nature Heritage Fund, which contributed $1.7 million for pest control.

1. Who is the main person or group of people in this news article?

South Island kaka and the DOC workers (pest control people)
2. What was the key event from the news article?

The pest control is working and the number of kaka are increasing. 1080 poison has killed the possums and stoats and rats.

3. Where did this event take place?

Fiordland National Park Waitutu Forest
4. When did this event take place?

In December they took a population sample to check how many birds there were.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Collaborative writing - found poems

We had fun today creating our own Found Poems.  We used a page out of the story The Worlds Worst Children - Grubby Gertrude.   It was very funny and our poems sounded great with the interesting words we chose.  Lots of fun learning without even realising it!
Watch this space.... We will have the finished work for you to view and enjoy!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Metaphor Poems - check out our fun poems we have created!

Alexia is a shiny speedy red swift, zooming around the playground.

Alexia is a gleaming rainbow coloured T’shirt.

Alexia is a sky scraper standing high up in the sky.

Alexia is a library with children playing computer games and having fun together.

Alexia is a sweet apply on a stick with a cherry on the top.

Kamryn is a truffle with golden syrup on top.

Kamryn is a dunga golden car good for going
 camping in the mountain in.

Kamryn is a golden spotted T’shirt with  black outlines.

Kamryn is a two storied green and white house.

Kamryn is a water wheel full of water.

Emerson is a green piece of broccoli boiled in a pot.

Emerson is a red tomato sizzling in the pot.

Emerson is a red T’shirt, black shorts and sporty shoes.

Emerson is a sky scraper on a lean that is ready to fall.

Emerson is the rugby grounds with people running for the Wanderers Rugby Club.

Cooper is a shiny chicken leg roasting in the oven.

Cooper is an earth digger that drills in the ground for days.

Cooper is an underground bunker made out of titanium to protect people from Zombies.

Cooper is the dam we go swimming in, the deep and clean dam.

Cooper is wearing camo gear shoes that grip on to mountains and trees.

Lucas is chopped up nuts with chocolate icing on top of a chocolate cake.

Lucas is a bright shining street stock racing around a bike track.

Lucas is wearing a top with motor bikes shining on the front.

Lucas is a bright shining pyramid that glows in the sun.

Lucas is Brightwater Fish and Chip shop frying chips in the pan.

Stevie is an apple cake with apple crumbs on the top with whipped cream.

Stevie is a chervrolet old fashioned red truck with flames on it.

Stevie is a golden love-heart on a black shiny dress.

Stevie is a chocolate factory made of sparkly chocolate that melts in the rain.

Stevie is Headquarters, ready for people to meet up and to play.

Ben is a mountain sized fudge cake with chocolate sprinkles all over and vanilla icing on top.

Ben is a destroyed off roader zooming up mountains and hills.

Ben is a pair of Adidas shorts ready to win the cross country.

Ben s the huge Eiffel tower full of hundreds and thousands of muscles keeping him awake.

Zoe is a piece of carrot cake with lemon icing.

Zoe is a brand new shiny campervan that travels from here to there and everywhere!

Zoe is a black comfy tight leotard with sparkly shorts.

Zoe is a bach with little space but really snuggly.

Zoe is a library with 100 books for people to read.

Libby is a rich chocolate cake covered in gleaming vanilla icing.

I am a four seater swift glimmering in the reflecting red hot sun at the beach.

Libby is a shimmering T’shirt lying in the red lava sun.

Libby is a pointed castle made of gummy bears with a red flag on the top, sitting on grass surrounded by a moat.

Libby is a memorial where some kids play around all day long.

Brooke is a hot and spicy chicken kebab sizzling on the bbq.

Brooke is a flashy bmx that shines in the sun when the sun hits it.

Brooke is a fluffy snuggly jacket with fur on the top.

Brooke is a police station full with policemen in the police station ready to help.

Brooke is the library full of books that kids enjoy reading.

Brooke is the library desk in the hot, hot sun.

Andrei is a piece of fudge covered with m and m’s and icing which` is very tasty.

Andrei is a dirty old valiant with dirty red seats.

Andrei is a fluffy jacket with golden spots.

Andrei is a dirty motorbike shop with cool motorbikes.

Andrei is a bike track with people skidding on it.

Monique is a moist banana cupcake splurted in golden syrup and rainbow sprinkles on top.

Monique is a bright colourful scooter with red striped handles and brakes.

Monique is a leather top with sparkly polka dots.

Monique is a comfy two-story café with lots of food to eat.

Monique is fresh salty, hot fish and chips, wrapped in brown paper.

Ella is a vanilla gluten-free cake with butter cream icing.

Ella is a racing hot rod with golden wheels.

Ella is a swimming suit with sparkly white sequins on it.

Ella is a private sky tower with lots of trees to climb.

Ella is a café – HQ full of amazing secrets that no one knows.

Aurora is a rainbow glow in the dark jumper, serving the ball to the other team.

Aurora is a crunchy oily piece of KFC chicken, sizzling on a golden plate, smothered in bbq sauce.

Aurora is a private jet, zooming over a never seen befoe island, disappearing in the sunset.

Aurora is a four story disco ballroom full of party food and excited people having a good time.

Aurora is the water wheel, spinning around and around on the metal bar, watching the happy people.

Max is pork ribs sizzling on the barbecue, with spicy barbecue sauce melting onto the barbecue, making the flames bigger and bigger.

Max is a bright orange hot wheels mustang, lying in the sun, hot and boiling, zooming across the road, back and forward waking everyone up.

Max is a flaming hot pair of rugby boots, getting ready for the game, going to smoke the other team.

Max is a pyramid with a pointy top, sharper than a knife.

Max is a fish and chip shop, fill of hungry people waiting for their food.

Oliver is a moist chocolate cake with vanilla icing and sprinkles on top.

Oliver is a hot wheels car that changes colour from blue to red.

Oliver is a silky green soccer shirt that is shining on the field.

Oliver is a  beautiful, colourful Eiffel tower that reaches up to the sky.

Oliver is the cycle track with lots of people zooming and racing around.

Harrison is a sizzling hot pot of golden fries with ketchup on the side.

Harrison is a bright green and loud Kawasaki with colourful and cool stickers on the strong frame.

Harrison is a woollen jacket with a shiny zip.

Harrison is a shiny diamond dirt bike with strong beams to hold him up.

Harrison is the school cycle track, with the bike shed and people zooming on their bikes.
Ruby is salmon flavoured sushi, dipped in sweet soy sauce.

Ruby is an off roader, with rough wheels and shiny colours.

Ruby is a glimmering pair of sporty shoes.

Ruby is a two storied motel with apple trees below her.

Ruby is Headquarters Café with lots of scones to eat.

Tom is screaming war jeep, jumping over the rocks on the field.

Tom is an orange sparkly shiny and scorching hot Lamborghini.

Tom is an orange ice suit with stalactites attached on my outfit with electrical super power punching gloves.

Tom is a temple under ground made of pillows and on the surface there is a big sculpture of shiny blue motorbike.

Tom is HQ where people have time with friends.

Lydia is a sweet slice of lemon cake with nice rich chocolate on top.

Lydia is a big black shiny Toyota with rough wheels to go really fast on the old cool black road.

Lydia is a skinny skirt with black stripes on top.

Lydia’s a big castle with big bright red roses decorated on it.

Lydia is a big library with quiet people reading cheerfully.

Alex is a race-car being revved ready to zoom across stones that they flick up.

Alex is a pair of red and black red bands great for muddy places .

Alex is a gummy bear factory with people who want to nibble.

Alex is a rugby field with players of the day scoring tries and doing great tackles.

Alex is a yummy rainbow cake with M and Ms on top of chocolate icing.

Harmony is a roast pork with apple on the side.

Harmony is a bmx bike going up ramps at the skate park.

Harmony is a Headquarters fill of yummy food.

Harmony is a scary pair of p.js ready to go to bed.

Troy is piece of rainbow cake covered with caramel icing and red, green and blue M and Ms.

Troy is a shiny blue Lamborghini spy car with sparkly fire flames on the sides.

Troy is a far far away hotel with people meeting their families together.

Troy is a Weetbix Tryathalon T’shirt ready to go fast.

Weetbix Tryathalon

So many of the children in Room 6 took part in the Weetbix Tryathalon on Sunday.  It was pouring with rain so they had to postpone the beginning by an hour.  There were 1740 children who took part and that is pretty amazing!  We had over 50 children just from Brightwater School.  Some children from our class did it as a team and some did the whole thing.  It was a swim in the sea, a bike around a track and a run to the finish.  We were so proud of the fact that we did it!  Lots of our class are keen to do it again next year!

Check out the photos!

Thursday, March 09, 2017

Current events Week 6

Who:   School Chidren

Where:  in mountains in Sichuan China

Why:   They need to get to school

Young children are climbing an 800m cliff on vines to get to school.  A steel ladder has been made to replace the vines.

My opinion:

I think it would be very wet and hard to hold the vines because it rains a lot in the mountains. - Aurora

I think they should wear a harness.  - Alex

I would want to be home schooled so I didn't have to climb the vines. Monique

It would be very slippery up there. - Brooke

I feel scared for them because it would be very scary climbing up the very steep cliff. - Lydia

It would still be very slippery on the steel ladder when it was wet. - Alex

What would happen if the vines broke and all the children were on it? - Ben

What would be at the bottom?  Would they did if they fell on rocks or water at the bottom?  Could they survive?

Do they have helmets for the kids?  What safety gear do they have?  - Ben and Alex

How many children are on the vines at a time?  It could be wobbly!  - Troy

Check out this school run!

November 4, 2016
Life is about to get a bit easier for the students who have what might be the world’s most terrifying walk to school.
Children that live in the mountains of China’s Sichuan province face an 800m cliff climb to get to school each day. Until recently they have had to use vines to pull themselves up the cliff.
Students as young as six need to use this track to get to the only school in the region.
Thankfully for the children life’s about to get a bit easier. A new steel ladder has been built which will replace the vines.
The village of Atule’er has built the ladder, which consists of 1500 steel pipes.
Local authorities paid 1 million yuan (NZ$207,000) for the new ladder’s construction.
It will have handrails and a more stable structure.

Friday, March 03, 2017

middle syndicate tryathalon photos and check out the amazing writing by our star writers this week!

We had such a fantastic day today completing our tryathalon.  We have been training for three weeks and many of us are competing in the Weetbix Tryathalon next week.  We swam in our school pool and either scootered or biked around our bike track.  We finished with the run before we had a free swim in the pool.  We had a beautiful sunny day and did so well!

Enjoy our photos!

It was a beautiful hot summers day and we were getting ready for the Middle Syndicate Tryathalon with our bikes, togs and shoes.

We sprinted to Room 5 and got changed then ran really fast outside and into the pool.  Some people did a combination of graceful dolphin dives and some people did over arm and running in the pool.  we jumped out of the pool and ran to transition and put our helmet and shoes on and carefully walked our bikes out to the track.

We had to go slow down the  hill so we didn't crash into the trees.  When we got to the end, we had to watch out for runners.  

Then we went back to transition, took off our helmets and ran out to the track again and this time we ran around the track two times.

Then we took off our shoes and ran into the pool for a free swim and a quick play.  Then we frantically jumped out of the pool and got changed back into our clothes and lined up.  We got a certificate.  I felt relieved that it was over and excited that I am doing the real Weetbix Tryathalon.

By Aurora Flemming