Sunday, June 11, 2017


Some wonderful memoirs written this year - The first two are Andrews. He has a wonderful knowledge of words and loves nothing more than to use them in descriptive writing. The class now know who the Cimmerians were and what 'gelid' and 'boreal'  mean:

Friday, June 9, 2017


We are lucky enough at Tokoroa Intermediate to have a Mandarin teacher  - Aimee (Juyiran), and  several Room 10's attend her weekly lessons. Over the past two weeks they have learnt how to make dumplings and have taken part in a tea ceremony. Jordyn created a video today to show what's been going on:

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Anzac Biscuits

As part of our study on Anzacs and Gallipoli, and to follow on from their Anzac soldier's lunch, Room 10 spent the afternoon in the Cooking Room making Anzac Biscuits. They used two recipes- an original from WW1 and a more modern version:

Both groups agreed the taste was the same - the more modern version just looked better! 

Made with Padlet

Anzac Soldiers Lunch

This week the class had the annual Room 10 Gallipoli Soldiers lunch, bully beef, army biscuits, jam and cheese.

These extracts from Gallipoli soldiers writing show what they thought of their rations, the biscuits in particular.

 “For supper we had nothing more than those tough square biscuits given to us as rations – they were so hard a man could break his teeth on them."

Made with Padlet

Monday, May 29, 2017

Classic Narratives

The class have been reading Classic narratives, and learning about narrative features and using reading strategies to better understand what they read, they've learnt new vocabulary and have created kahoots to check each other's comprehension of the main ideas in one of the texts read. 
After reading The Birds, Treasure Island and Huckleberry Finn a poster was created using Canva:

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Reflecting on our visit to the Museum

Made with Padlet

Tanks, Uniforms, and the AC Baths

World War 1 army uniforms were a little different to today's modern ones:

Othr highlights of our trip were playing on the military vehicles outside the museum and the swim at the AC Baths on the way home.