Thursday, September 14, 2017

Presenting 'Oh My Creamy Gosh!'

We have just had 2 very successful nights of the inaugural CPDS Film Festival! So without further ado we can now release to you the film Room 21 have been working on all this term.

We give you... 'Oh My Creamy Gosh!'

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Water-balloon sitting?

It's not what it sounds like.

This week Room 20 and Room 21 have been learning all about how to keep ourselves safe in various situations. As part of our learning we have adopted some babies (water balloons) to look after over the weekend. Check out our family photo below and check in with us again on Monday to see who managed to keep their water balloon babies alive.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Film Posters

The big premiere is coming! September 13
Room 21 have been looking at visual language and advertising. We looked at several posters from movies that we know and noticed some common things. They all had the movie title, a photo or drawing that took up the entire background, the production company, a release date and a tagline.

Check out our posters for our movie below

Oh My Creamy Gosh!

Monday, August 21, 2017

Film Festival Teaser

We are only 3 weeks away from the premiere of "Oh My Creamy Gosh" at the CPDS Film Festival. To peak your interests check our the trailer below!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Filming Day 2

Day 2 of filming and we are 5 scenes in.
Check out the snapshots from today

Monday, August 14, 2017

Visitors from Ningbo

Today we were lucky enough to host some visitors from our sister school in Ningbo, China. While they were in room 21 we learnt all about taniwha.

We drew the taniwha and decorated them with koru patterns.

Filming is underway

Quiet on set



Room 21 are underway creating our film for this years CPDS film festival. Details of the plot are under wraps but check out some action shots from filming today...

Wednesday, August 9, 2017


Today we found a caterpillar in our class. We decided to do some research about the caterpillar to find out what type it was.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Snack Factory Proposals and Prototypes

Each company also put together proposals for logos and packaging, and planned and edited their recipes.

Presenting entries 5 and 6

Blue Beans and Cupcakes On The Way also sent in video snippets

Entry Number 3 and 4

Here we have the video entries from The Flaming Skull Boys and Peter's Pizza

Entry Number 2

Introducing the Cheesie Chew Chews 

Entry Number 1

One of the challenges in the Snack Factory was to create a short video fro the TV producers of a children's cooking show, selling your company and your product.

Here we have the entry from The Chocolate Factory

Snack Factory

Room 20 and 21 spent week 1 this term working collaboratively in the discovery centre. We had nine different companies working to create a snack in our 'Snack Factory Challenge'. Check out what we got up to in the Snack Factory Gallery

Monday, June 26, 2017


Last Friday our school celebrated Matariki with a dawn ceremony, breakfast and a whole day of Matariki activities. Room 21 buddied up with Room 3 to make poi, sing songs about Matariki and create print art.

In the afternoon the whole school gathered together for a special assembly where we shared with each other all the activities we had participated in during the day.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017


In room 21 we are lucky enough to have the amazing Wendy come to visit us 4 times a week to teach us Mandarin. We have been learning how to introduce people, to ask how people are feeling, what their zodiac animal is, and much more.

Wig Wednesday

Today is Wig Wednesday, our school have got our crazy hats, wigs and hairstyles out to raise money for the Child Cancer Foundation.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Mufti Day

Today Cornwall Park School had a mufti day to raise funds for the New Zealand Blind Foundation who raise and train guide dogs. 

We found out that guide dogs start service when they are 2 years old and retire when they are 8 years old. That means that a person who needs a guide dog will need many different guide dogs in their life. 

Our school managed to raise over $700 to donate to the NZ Blind Foundation.

Check us out below in our favourite threads!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Stem Challenge

This week the Kauri Team have been taking part in a STEM challenge. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. That means we need to use skills from all of these areas to help us solve the problem.

In room 21 we built bucket towers, have a look at our creations.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Butterfly Creek

To follow up all the learning we have done about spiders and insects, last week we went on a trip with Room 20 to Butterfly Creek.

There was a lot to see and do there and we had a fabulous time.

Paul showed us a giant weta and told us all about how it was dying out, there was only one island left in New Zealand that they lived on. But because of a breeding programme they are now living on 3 islands. Miss Williams got to hold the weta, she said its legs tickled her hands and its abdomen (tummy) was cold.

We all went exploring around and saw lots of amazing creatures, there was a farm where we could pat the animals.

A dinosaur kingdom where the dinosaurs moved,

There was an aquarium, we managed to find Nemo, Marlin and Dory in there. There was a butterfly room full of all sorts of tropical butterflies. Because the butterflies are from tropical places it was very hot in the butterfly room.

We met Paul and another keeper in the butterfly room and they told us all about blue tongued lizards and tarantulas. Zoe asked Paul if tarantulas are mean because sometimes they bite humans. He told us that no animals are really mean, the only reason they hurt other living things is because they feel threatened or because they need to eat.

Most of us agreed that the butterfly room was our favourite. If you stood still long enough then the butterflies would come and land on you.

Just before we left we got to see the crocodile show. Paul and another keeper were feeding scar, an Australian Salt Water Crocodile. Check out the videos below of Scar jumping for his food.

You can see all of the photos from the trip in our Butterfly Creek album.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Big Aroha

Last Term our school put together a music video for the band The Slacks, who performed at our school fair. Check out the video below

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Spider Week: Interesting Videos

We have found out some really interesting things while watching some videos this week. We thought we would share them with you so you can learn more about spiders too.

Spider Week: Making Connections

There has been a lot going on in Room 21 this week with all our learning about spiders. We have been reading about spiders, observing spiders, drawing spiders, watching videos about spiders, making presentations about spiders, and writing stories as if we were a spider.

Mrs Wood even sent us a toy spider and asked us to find out what was wrong with it.

We managed to find not only 3, but 9 things that were wrong.
1. It is yellow, spiders aren't yellow.
2. It only has 2 eyes, spiders normally have 8 eyes.
3. It has 3 body parts, spiders only have 2 parts, the cephalothorax and the abdomen
4. It does not have spinnerets (the part that makes the web)
5. It has no hairs, spiders have small hairs on them.
6.It has no palps. Did you know you can tell if a spider is a boy by looking at the palps. If they are big, like boxing gloves, it means that the spider is a boy.
7. Its legs are stuck together, webbed.
8. The spider is smiling.
9. It is made of plastic.

Thanks for the challenge Mrs Wood!

Spider Week: What do spiders eat?

Spider week is going great. We have had 3 more spiders join our class, we had to start thinking about what to feed them. We looked up what spiders eat. We now know that they are carnivores and they eat insects and other spiders. On Wednesday morning we went bug hunting to find them some food and we managed to catch this cicada.

We realised it was a lot bigger than our spiders though, so after observing it for the morning we released it outside. We did manage to catch a few moths for our spiders to eat.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Spider Week

After finding a spider outside our classroom last week, we had lots of questions about spiders. 

Introducing SPIDER WEEK!

This week in room 21 everything we are doing is related to spiders!

Today Miss Williams found a spider in the staff room. She managed to catch it in a bug container. We looked at it closely and did observational drawings of the spider. We then wrote about the spider. Check out some of our work below.

Cacti and Reading

Last week during reading we have been working on our school dispositions. The tasks we have been doing have required us to be self-managing, curious, flexible, connected, reflective and creative.

The Ravenclaw group were reading an article all about cacti and succulents. They showed their creativity by creating this origami cactus garden

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Can you identify this spider?

Today after morning tea, we found a spider on the wall outside our classroom.

We put on our scientist hats to try and figure out what type of spider it might be.

We think it could be wolf spider because the wolf spider has long legs and so does ours.

Wolf Spider

It could also be a grey house spider because there is an untidy web on the light outside our class, just like the grey house's web. It also has brown dots on its back and it looks the same colour.

Grey house spider

The web under the light

Can you help us identify it?

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Chinese New Year

On Friday February 10th Cornwall Park School celebrated Chinese New Year. There were lots of activities happening throughout the day. In Room 21 we made paper lanterns and cherry blossom art. We also learnt how to write happy new year in Chinese calligraphy. Have a look at the photos to see what we got up to.

In the afternoon we were lucky enough to see a performance from a dragon and drums group. We got to see the lion dancing and being playful. He even stood on 2 feet to reach a hanging lettuce. After lunch some of the classes shared some performances. One of the grandmas did a tai chi dance with a sword.

We wish you a happy year of the rooster from everyone in Room 21