Monday, May 22, 2017

Big Book activity

Today we read a big book called

It was a really fun text to read with lots of onomatopoeia.
There was a family that wanted to go to the beach but 4 things went wrong with their car.
First the tyre blew up. Fortunately they had packed a beach ball which replaced the tyre! How did they stick it to the car? Chocolate marshmallow fudge delight of course!
Second the floor of the car fell out! Luckily they had packed a surfboard that took its place stuck onto the car by... Chocolate marshmallow fudge delight! Next the petrol tank fell off which thankfully the thermos of a very special Fizz helped fix, held onto the car with... Chocolate marshmallow fudge delight and lastly the whole engine fell off. The baby had brought a boat which when stuck in place with the Chocolate marshmallow fudge delight helped them finally get to the beach!

Can you see the car's improvements on these diagrams?

And then we designed our very own recipes for the extremely versatile...
Chocolate marshmallow fudge delight! 
Some of us did it together and some on our own!
(AND some had SECRET ingredients!)

We were so impressed with the details included in the directions of how to make the recipe as well as all the ingredients! You have learned lots from all the cooking experiences this term! Look out all the local chefs!!!

   We think we might have to try these recipes out and see just how yummy and sticky they are.

Thank you LC14 for letting us use your awesome big book. 

Friday, May 19, 2017

Chocolate Cake

Both of this weeks chocolate cakes turned out beautiful.  It must be Mrs Lunn's amazing recipe.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Peace Draw

Congratulations to Anoushka and Taika for winning a pizza in the first Riverdale Peace Draw.  Let's hope we have more winners from PIako Rua during the term.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Lemon Toast

What do you think would happen if you squeezed lemon juice on bread and put it in the toaster?  Check this out.


The Royal Dinner - Big Book

Mrs Ruawai read us The Royal Dinner.  We got to pick a character from the book and create a character story.  Take a look at some of our work.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Hokey Pokey

Mrs Kenyon helped us make hokey pokey today.  The first batch was a burnt disaster which made our entire class smell BUT the second batch was perfect.  Yummy!   video



The show was amazing because Ronald McDonald was so funny. He told us about safety because he wants us to stay safe.
By Ben Baur

Ronald McDonald was really funny and he talked about safety but then he lost his sock at the school but he didn't know where. So he looked everywhere but then he finally found out it was across the road but how will he get across the road? We had to look and listen before he walked.
By Mikaela Te Huna

One day Ronald McDonald was walking on the path with his sock. It is getting windy, I should go home. So he walked home but then his sock got blown away. "Oh no! My sock got blown away." We helped him find it.
By Anushka Gautam

Ronald McDonald is funny. I liked his show because he is funny. What do you like about his show?
By Samantha Bunyan.

"Woof! Woof!' said Issy. Ronald McDonald said "Quiet! I need to focus. I am nearly going to be in front of a whole school and teachers too. So don't bark a bit!"
"They are here" said Ronald McDonald. "Take your places everyone!"
Soon everyone was seated. The show started.
By Georgia Sargent.

Ronald McDonald went to school to find his red and white striped sock but he couldn't cross the road because it was too busy. "What should I do?" said Ronald McDonald. "I might have to look for cars and traffic."
By Caitlin Stretch

The show was amusing. We had Ronald McDonald was there to tell us about road safety. It was so funny. It made me laugh so much. Hahahaha. Come home with me please!
By Riley Schou

Ronald McDonald did a fantastic show for us. He was very funny. We laughed at his sock on his back and when he pretended his sock was alive, he was frightened.
By Keira

Ronald McDonald Visits Riverdale School

Today Ronald McDonald came to school with my dad, sister, mum and baby brother Ethan.  It was so much fun and he had a safety story.  Guess what? He shook his bottom at us. By Charlotte P

Today Ronald McDonald came to school.  He bought a red bag with him and his some funny things. By Joshua

Today Ronald McDonald came to school.  He started to pull a STOP sign out of his pocket.  It got bigger and bigger until it was the size of a normal sign.  By Petra

Ronald McDonald came to school.  We had fun!  We learnt all about being safe.  He was funny. By Connor Brodie

We learnt to stop, look and listen before we cross the road. By Bentley


Cheese Toasted Sandwich Procedure

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If you need to know how to make a cheese toasted sandwich follow the procedure that Emma B and Emily wrote.  They did a great job!

  1. Wash your hands.
  2. Get 2 pieces of bread.
  3. Get the butter out of the fridge.
  4. Get the cheese out of the fridge.
  5. Close the fridge door.
  6. Get some bread.
  7. Put the bread on the plate.
  8. Butter the bread and cut up the cheese.
  9. Put the cheese on the bread.
  10. Put the sandwich in the sandwich machine.
  11. Turn the machine on and wait for the light to turn green.
  12. When it turns green take the cheese sandwich out.
  13. Eat it!


Ronald McDonald came to school today to read us a story all about him losing his red and white stripy sock.

He was hilarious!

We are going to write stories about him today.

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Ronald McDonald

Ronald McDonald was singing a silly song.  It went like this:  Click, goes your seat-belt, click, click, click.  Everyone laughed lots.

By Ryla

Ronald McDonald

I like Ronald McDonald because he makes frozen cokes and burgers too.  Ronald McDonald taught us about road rules and stop signs.  I learnt that when there is a stop sign we stop and we listen to make sure it's safe to cross.

By Charlotte-Rose

Ronald McDonald

The Ronald McDonald was being silly.  He shook his butt.  He was silly.  He lost his sock in the wind then he went to school to find it.

By Jesse

Ronald McDonald

Ronald McDonald showed a book and he shook his butt.  Everybody laughed at Ronald McDonald.

By Zahra

Sunday, May 14, 2017


Some of us made pikelets!  
Yum - thanks Mrs Ruawai. 

Jayden and Tasman weighed Lambchop on the scales...

Conner and Jesse used the weighing machine to measure how heavy a maraca was.

Saturday, May 13, 2017


On Friday Piako Rua hosted School Assembly.  We were really nervous but the teachers said we did a great job.  Thank you so much to all our families for coming to watch us.  We are so lucky to have your support.

Love from Piako Rua

Assembly - By Devon

Assembly was starting.  Yay, yay!  I like Assembly.
"Kids... we are going now kids." said the teacher.  
We are walking in to the hall.


Thursday, May 11, 2017


Some of us got to make lolly log with Mrs Kenyon today.  We had to crush biscuits, measure butter and do lots of stirring.  It was yummy......




Today Mika shared his exciting news... his Dad graduated this week.  
Mika was feeling very proud of his Dad when he told the class all about it.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017


Some of the kids have been learning about greater than and less than.  

This is our favourite song...

Today we played a game called Number Gators.