Monday, 5 December 2016

Stop Motion Animations

Task: Create an animation which illustrates one of our school values.

Each team will pull one mystery object out of a bag.  You must use this in your animation!  Each team will also randomly choose a setting.

  • make a plan - create a basic storyboard
  • have a small amount of characters - 3-4 is ideal.
  • do not move the camera!
  • think about your background - create a simple setting
  • find a space that is well lit
  • make it fun!
Here are a couple of animations to get you thinking.

Friday, 25 November 2016

Room 19 Mannequin Challenge

This morning we had a go at the mannequin challenge.  Thank you to Mr Petrie for filming us!

We would like to put out a challenge to the rest of the school to do one better than ours!

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Soundscapes with Matt Sephton

We have had Anna's brother, Matt, here for the last two days working with all of the Year 7/8s on some sound and music projects.  Matt is a sound engineer, dj, music producer. is his website.

Project one was recording us singing the school waiata.  Matt worked with a group of 5 children to create some sounds which were then turned into music.  This project is ongoing and hopefully soon we will have a great finished product!

Project two was to create a soundscape which goes along with a visual image.  Please go to our Year 7/8 blog to listen to the ones that are finished.

The Cracking of the Glacier by Luke, Tairi, Ryan

Friday, 18 November 2016

Friday Writing Fun

Your challenge this morning is to write a serious guide to a ridiculous subject.

Your guide could be Facts About, a Guide To, a How To, or a list of types (e.g. What ... is that?)

You are the expert!  Tell us everything we need to know about the subject and illustrate it.

We are taking inspiration from Andy Griffiths for this challenge.  Remember to inject personality, fun, and ridiculousness as much as you can.

Here are some examples from Andy's books:


Thursday, 20 October 2016

Maths: Red Group

Have a look at these fractions:

1/20, 51/100, 10/9, 13/12, 2/40, 99/100, 103/100

With a talking buddy, sort them into three groups:

those close to 0 
close to 1/2 
close to 1

Explain why you have put them into the groups that you have.

Next look at these fractions:

1/10, 5/6, 5/9, 4/9, 17/20, 13/20, 2/20, 9/20, 1/5

Again, order them into three groups:

those close to 0 
close to 1/2 

close to 1

Discuss why they are in these groups.

Where would these fractions go?

1/4 and 6/8

Follow up task: 
Online activity from IXL