Tuesday, December 12, 2017

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Wow! What an incredible week we have had already- from our celebration assembly to making our own snow and decorating Christmas cookies!

A huge congratulations to all of the Learning Leopards for their commitment to learning this year.

Check out the video:

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Christmas Dance Preparation

We have been designing our class dance for our celebration assembly in week 9. 

A huge thank you to: 
Melody, Paige and Jordin who created dance 1
Dylan B, Ragninui and Nicholas who created dance 2
Lily and Frida for creating the final dance in our item.

Here is just a sample of the amazing item on our first day of practice.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Celebration Dance & Middle School Assembly

On Friday we had our Middle School Assembly. The Learning Leopards had prepared a special dance item (created by our very own Araminta and Lily). We also designed our own t-shirts to celebrate our learning so far this year.

We hope you enjoy the performance in the video below:

In the background of the dance was another special video highlighting exciting parts of our learning over the 2nd half of this year.

Thank you to all the families who came to support us during the assembly. 

We will add more detail to our assembly shirts and wear them again for our final assembly in week 9.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Assembly Dance Preparation

This week we are performing a celebration dance item for middle school assembly on Friday.

Here is the first part of our dance, if you would like to practise at home:

The rest of the dance will be uploaded later today.

A huge thank you to Araminta and Lily for creating the dance. 

here is part 2:

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Preparing for Family Fun Day


Wow! We have been super creative this week in the Learning Leopards by designing items to sell at the Family Fun Day this Saturday the 11th of November. You can purchase our items from the middle school stall. 

As a class we designed some Christmas ornaments, some jewelry and some cards. It was lots of fun designing and making different items.

You can preview some of the items for sale below:

We are super excited to see you at the Family Fun Day.
Please remember to bring in your baked goods to school tomorrow. 

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Cooking in the Classroom: YUMMY!

On Tuesday the 24th of October, the Learning Leopards did some cooking in class. 

We made some Chipattis to celebrate Diwali

We had to use our measurement and reading skills to follow the recipe. 
(Adapting it to suit how many children are in our class)

We had to use an electric frying pan to cook our Chapattis. 
First, we had to mix the ingredients to make the dough. 

Next, we had to roll our Chapattis into circles and flatten them out. Then we added them into the frying pan to cook. We had to be careful to turn them over once they started to bubble and go golden brown.

Lastly, we got to enjoy eating our creations. YUMMY!

Maybe we could show you how to make Chapattis at home for your family too.

Friday, October 20, 2017


WOW! We are off to such an exciting start to the term in the Learning Leopards.

We were learning all about Diwali this week. We discussed what Diwali is and how it is celebrated. On Friday we had a school celebration and a few of our class member were part of a special dance. 

Check out the video below:

Weren't they amazing?

Also, this week we continued our Ancient Civilisations Inquiry unit. We completed some writing about the Colosseum.

   The Colosseum
In the center of the city of Rome in Italy there is a building called the Colosseum which is an amphitheater {or open-air arena}. It is 620 feet long , 512 feet wide and 158 feet tall {which is 6 acres big}. It had 80 entrances and the capacity to hold 50,000 people . Originally a statue called the colossus Nero stood outside the Colosseum . The emperor Vespasian built the Colosseum for his successor Titus . The Colosseum was built out of: stone , concrete and bricks . 500,000 gladiators died in the Colosseum but luckily in 435 CE the Colosseum closed for gladiator battles; later the west wall was destroyed in an earthquake .

By Ranginui

The Colosseum
The Colosseum is an auditorium located in Rome,Italy. This magnificent piece  of art was built by Emperor Vespasian for Titus!  There was also this giant statue that was called  the colossal of Nero. How cool would that be if you could see that statue!?

People from long ago that were gladiators fought each other! If you were a gladiator what weapon would you use and how long do you think you would survive? I would probably use a sword with a very sharp blade. I would also use a shield and Armour but I think I would lose very early!

The Colosseum is shaped like an egg,you can see that if you fly above it. It was also made from concrete, stone and bricks. That would of taken a very long time but not longer than building a big PYRAMID! It probably took 2 years or more to build.

The Colosseum was used for gladiator fights, if a gladiator dies or is about to die, someone would come and carry them out of the arena. Eventually the gladiator fights ended. Still it would be sad for for people who died. R.I.P  :(   
This place is 158 ft tall, 512 ft long and 620 ft long. That is BIG!!!

There were about 50,000 spectators at the Colosseum and about 1 million animals died in there. How sad. If you want to visit go to Rome, Italy. There are 80 entrances for you to enter. Sometimes some famous singers come and perform there, so I encourage you to go and visit the Colosseum.

By Reuan

Next week on Wednesday we will have our school athletics for the senior and middle school. 
Remember to wear shoes you can run in and your house colours.