Sunday, November 8, 2015

World Cup Fever

 Congratulations to our mighty All Blacks!
It was so exciting watching the 
All Blacks win the World Cup 2015!

Imagine if you were there,
You might get to meet your favourite All Black...
I jumped over the fence and ran! Faster than the speed of light. I trip over on the cold grass.  There they were, the All Blacks.  Sonny Bill picked me up. "What were you thinking?" he said as he took me back to my dad.  Sonny Bill gave me his medal.
by Ben

Bam! I fell to the ground. Incoming! Wham! Someone came out and tackled me.  Ouch! I look up to the foggy sky and there standing before me is Sonny Bill Williams.  He helps me up and gives me his medal.  He walks me back to the crowd.  I'm finally back with my family. I am amazed, and I am still shivering because it was Sonny Bill's medal.
by Detroit

In my seat listening to all the shouting, cheering and whistling from the fans. My heart is beating really fast, then...
I leap over the fence as the All Blacks come by, I get tackled by a security guard. But I didn't cry, Sonny Bill helps me up. My heart is still beating really fast. My mouth didn't know what to say because I was so excited that I couldn't even walk properly.  Sonny Bill brought me back to my seat. But as we are nearly there he did something very nice, he gave me his world cup medal! I nearly fainted but inside of me I said "How nice of him."  
He said to me, "You really should have just stayed in your seat, have a nice night."
Now that time I really did faint. I was really happy.
by Zaria

Whoosh! I jump over the fence like a fantastic eagle.  Then, flying out of no where, a security guard comes chasing after me. He is one inch away from me, bang! He tackles me down to the ground. First my shoulder hits the ground like an earthquake. Sonny Bill picks me up and takes me to my parents. Liam Messam gives me his beanie and Sonny Bill gives me his medal. He says to me, "You are a really good kid, have a good day." 
"What a good day," I say to myself. I went home and thought to myself again, what a very fantastic, amazing, marvellous day!
by Devon

I run on the open field. I shiver and shake. Bang! I fall to the hard ground. But suddenly...
Something grips my hand, it is Sonny Bill Williams. He wraps a medal around me and takes me safely to my nice family. I can feel the sweat when he pulls me up.
by Micah

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Cricket Skills

Sport Waikato and Hamilton Cricket visited HES and helped us with our cricket skills.
We enjoyed learning and playing a game against Room 15.

National Shakeout Day

At 9.15 am on Thursday Morning we participated in our National Earthquake drill.
We practised what to do if there was a real earthquake.

Totara Team Activities Week

For the last week of term, Totara Team was divided into four groups 
and each afternoon we went to a different activity and classroom. 
 We experimented and experienced
Creating Tessellation Patterns, Sport and Symmetry Art,
Master Chef Junior and Paper Crafts.

In Room 16 we completed our Plastic investigations by creating 
Plastic Bottle Face Masks,
which we made with paper-mache, 
then painted and decorated with plastic.

We had our two of our fantastic dad's help us make
Plastic bangles
and our bottle top mosaic mural for our sandpit.

What a creative week!

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Spring at HES

We explored our school and looked carefully
at all the changes we could see. 
We noticed all the changes Spring brings.
We listened to Spring poems and wrote our own.
We used photos and Comic Life to publish our poems.

Spring one Spring two Spring three Spring four

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Making Marshmallow Balls

Thank you to Schoolkit and New World 'Little Kitchen' for giving us ingredients to experiment with.  We had a great time making and EATING!

Making Marshmallow from Ham East on Vimeo.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Stu Duval visit

Stu Duval came to visit Hamilton East School.  
He told stories and shared his cartooning skills with us.  
We clapped, laughed and cheered all through the two days he worked with us. We were very lucky.
Check out our cartoon drawings!
Cartoons with Stu Duval on PhotoPeach

Melting Plastic

Riley's dad works in a plastic factory. 
He brought some plastic pellets for us to experiment with.  
We mixed coloured pellets into the clear pellets.
We heated them and watched for changes in the pellets.
 The oven started to smoke a lot!
We saw the plastic start to soften and melt 
BUT we didn't get it hot enough to mix the coloured pellets together.
As soon as we took it out of the oven
the plastic cooled down quickly 
AND got hard again.
 See a bottle being made on the website Making a plastic bottle

Saturday, August 1, 2015

We Can Make It

We have been classifying, creating and making with materials this term.
Making and Creating on PhotoPeach Making Butter and Buns on PhotoPeach Vegetable Soup on PhotoPeach

Explanation Writing - How we get a Frost