Thursday, December 15, 2016

Terrarium

Alexander made a terrarium as a Home Learning challenge. Here are the before and after shots!

Before...
 After...

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Trip to Pak n Save

What an exciting trip comparing healthy and not so healthy choices for food. We compared fat, sugars, sodium and fibre. There were a few surprises!













Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Cook Off

What can you make with some mystery ingredients and a class competition? Room 6 went in to action and using one sheet of pastry, 6 eggs, 5 rashers of bacon, salt, sugar, flour, coriander, mixed spice, one carrot, one onion, cinnamon, cheese and butter they came up carrot muffins, mini bacon and egg pies, bacon and cheese bread, cheese pie and bacon pancakes. They did an amazing job! The winner chosen by the judges were the bacon pancakes.













Friday, November 4, 2016

Food for Thought

Today Sian Bolton came in for a second session on healthy food choices. We looked at food labelling on cereal boxes. We were surprised how much sugar is in some cereals. When we compare foods we should look at the lowest energy measurement, fat less than 10 per 100g serving, less than 10g of sugar, fibre more than 5g and sodium (salt) less than 400 mg. Our winners were weetbix and rolled oats.










We also looked at sugary drinks and how many teaspoons of sugar in certain drinks!



Sports drinks are OK if you are doing at least an hour and a half of 'hard out' physical activity.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Civil Defence Day

We felt very safe today after hearing from so many organisations that have set up systems to look after us all in a Civil Defence emergency - Red Cross, Navy, Rural Fire Service, Police, Neighbourhood Support, Salvation Army, Fire Police, EQC, Radio NZ, WREMO, Wellington Free Ambulance and Upper Hutt Community Rescue. We also learnt about how to look after ourselves and others.




Friday, October 28, 2016

EPro8 Challenge

Today 12 students from Year 5 and 6 went into an Engineering Challenge called EPro8. E for engineering, Pr for problem solving and o8 for innovate. We had 3 teams of 4 who all worked really hard and ended up with sore brains. One of our teams came second out of 12 schools and can now go into the semifinals. Here is our top team in action.

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