Our Blog

We are a year 5/6 (9-10 year olds) class from Bairds Mainfreight Primary School in Auckland, NZ.

You can see some of our learning that took place in Room 12 in 2010 and 2011.

NB: I have moved to a new school now so this blog is no longer active. You are still welcome to comment and look at the great fun we had over the past two years.

Thank you for all the lovely comments :)
Tara T-J
Contact : (@taratj on Twitter)

Monday, September 26, 2011


This week we are all practicing very hard for our cultural performances that will be performed at our school's 50th Jubilee this Saturday. While we wait for our practices we are writing making and will soon start filming our animations. We have I Can Animate on one computer and we will also be trying to use the cameras and imovie apps on the ipad.

We tried out planning on page 34 or the Making Clamation in the Classroom e-book that we downloaded for free.

Our stories are ranging from renactments of the three little pigs, the opening ceremony, and even a horror story about a dark shadow!

Playdoughmation day 1 on PhotoPeach

Thursday, September 15, 2011

RWC Perspectives

This week we have been discussing how different people see the same things differently.

We are exploring this in the context of the Rugby World Cup opening ceremony. Some of us were at Eden Park, some were in town, some didn't watch it at all and some were at home watching it on TV. We are writing stories and making movies illustrating our different experiences. We are also busily making an Eden park display with QR Codes. We will post pictures soon. In the meantime check out our imovies and puppetpals interpretations of this historic event.




BMPS NEWS Term 3 week 7!

Thanks to Vae-Rose for her stunning art and the inspiration.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Something Zesty to start the week

Do you remember this guy?

Check this out!

Mrs T-J

Questions from room 12...

Do you think that any of these tricks looked easy?

Do you know the name for when a cyclist rides up a wall?

How long do you think it took for him to learn these tricks?

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

more RWC ads

We're feeling very proud of these - we can now all edit on our own. Mrs T-J can put her feet up and drink coffee - she's happy about that!