Monday, 8 July 2019

We have completed our novel: HATCHET, by Gary Paulsen. We all thoroughly enjoyed the book as well as the activities that we were involved in during the last week. 
One activity was to get into groups and list items that we thought Brian would find in the survival kit. How many of these items were in the one he retrieved from the plane?

first aid
sleeping bag
flare gun
foil blanket
bug spray
walkie talkie
fresh water
survival book
life jacket


Room 4 chose small groups to work on their shelters of Bows and Arrows, only using things found within our school grounds. Even though we didn't have a hatchet to use like Brian did, we were allowed to have our wood cut by Mrs Ewen. 


 Learning from Dean how to tie sticks together

Monday, 1 July 2019


What a fantastic start we have had for the last week of term. 
This morning we worked on a team activity called paper holding. We gave it a go but Mrs Ewen is going to give us another try on Wednesday.



We also learnt about the different persuasive techniques required when writing persuasive pieces of writing such as speeches. 

Week 9

Another busy week in Room 4. This week we worked on our animal reports. We now have a clear file full of reports about a range of animals. Check out some of them below. 

Leather Back Sea Turtles, by Avesta

Arctic Wolf  by Daniel

Red Fox by Ivy

Mantis By Raeann

Sloths by Savannah

Matariki was also happening: These photos are of our art celebrating Matariki. Congratulations to Lily and Samarth for their fantastic presentations at the Matariki evening. 


We also got to listen to an author reading her book on Matariki.  

Lily And Samarth

CONGRATULATIONS to the following students who received player of the day awards over the last two weeks. 

Monday, 24 June 2019


WOW: What an awesome display of high energy on Saturday at the Aurora Centre for the Strictly Jump Jam performances. We are so proud of the students from Ilam who were involved. They worked extremely hard to learn their routine in such a short time. Congratulations to all of you. 

Thursday, 20 June 2019

Perspective Art

WOW we are so impressed with the way our perspective art turned out. Well done to all of Room 4 for their patience and perseverance.

Wednesday, 19 June 2019


Congratulations to our 3 runners in the Canterbury Cross Country today. 
Michael 34/113
 Daniel 56/113
Erica 14/120
Great results from all of these runners. Even though the day started off cold the sun came out for perfect running conditions. 

Congratulations to Raeann who won the Poster competition. Here is a photo of the winning poster. Well done to Lily who was second. Check out their hair styles:)

Last week our Year 6 students had the wonderful opportunity to go to see what is was like learning at Kirkwood. Check out some of the photos below.

COBHAM: This week while the Year 6 students were visiting Cobham, the Year 5 students from Room 1 joined with the Room 4 students. We had fun doing some Geometry Art and also completing a basketball Tower challenge. Great team work was involved, being able to communicate effectively with each other. 

 ART: During the last two weeks we have been working on Perspective Art: We have started with sketching plans in our books, then we moved onto the real art work. Miss Berkley has been taken us through the process. We are all learning a lot. FInished masterpieces will be on show next week.