Sunday, December 4, 2011


Today 'Pack Da Bus' came to get all the food, toys and presents that we had collected. We are donating these things to people in Nelson that don't have enough money to buy some nice things.
It is important because it would be sad for people to miss out on Christmas. Charlotte
We care about other people. Lola
This is a time for familes and friends to get together. Grace
It is nice to get surprised. Kayla
We want people to be happy. Payton
It is good to be kind to people. Arvin
It is good to help people who have moved here from other places because of floods and earthquakes. Fin

Monday, November 28, 2011


We have been looking at the differences between mammals. How are different mammals alike and different?

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011


What is an insect?

An insect has six legs. It has three body parts: a head; thorax and abdomen. An insect has eyes.
Some insects have simples eyes, antennae, tongue and wings.

By Grace

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


Aidan brought in his tadpoles and eggsfor Room 14 to look at. We are learning about classifying living things - a frog is AN AMPHIBIAN

Did you know...
* Frogs use their back legs for hopping and their webbed feet for swimming
* Amphibians live on land and water
* Tadpoles breath through gills
* Frogs and tadpoles swim
* Amphibians lay eggs
* Frog eggs look like eyes
* Frog skin is smooth and slimy
* Frogs can live up to 12 years

Monday, October 3, 2011


We are learning to write a descriptive spring couplet:

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Sunday, September 25, 2011


Captain Jack

Once upon a time a captain sailed across the water. His name was Jack. He had a boat. Jack liked to fish.

One day Jack sailed in the water and he saw a giant shark. It was coming over to the boat. The shark ate half the boat! Jack cried but another boat came. It was a saving boat. The boat saved Jack. Then Jack went back home and he lived happily ever after.

By Elliot

Tuesday, August 30, 2011


We are learning to write a NARRATIVE.
Our narrative will have:
* Orientation
* Problem
* Events
* Resolution
* Ending

The Cute Puppy.
Once upon a time there was a cute puppy. She was lonely. So she thought to find a friend. A little girl lived in the forest and the dog was close. The girl looked out of her window. She saw a dog running super fast. The dog was so fast that she ran into her room. The dog was so cute that she kissed it. “Thank you!” You said “Thank you.” “Yes, I did!” The girl hid. The dog sniffed but it didn’t find the dog. The girl laughed. The dog ran around. Then the dog said “I don’t have an owner.” “Oh that’s sad!” “Do you want me to be your owner?” “Yes please.” “Okay, if you want.” Then they went for a walk. But a dragon came and fire breathed on the bridge. It fell in the water. They went away. A boat was in the water and they went ashore and lived happily ever after.
By Kayla.

The Incredible Hulk and the Boomer Masher.
The Boomer Masher smashed the Incredible Hulk. Then the Incredible Hulk grabbed the Boomer Masher by the leg and smashed him into a building. Then the Incredible Hulk smashed the Boomer Masher into three buildings. Next the Boomer Masher said “Okay, I give up!” The Incredible Hulk went to a wrestling contest and he won and he won the gold medal.
By Willem.

Mum please can I go to Candy Land?
Once upon a time there was a little girl called Rosetta, who lived in a little house with her mother and father but they were mean. One day her mother and father were so, so mean that Rosetta felt like running away. She didn’t because her mum did not let her. Rosetta’s mum and dad didn’t even notice they had a daughter. They were so busy thinking about themselves. What Rosetta really wanted was to see Candy Land. Her mum always said no Rosetta no. Rosetta was very scared but the dragon was nice. The nice dragon said “Rosetta.” Rosetta had never seen a dragon that was nice before and she was very scared. The dragon said “Don’t be afraid, I’m nice.” The dragon asked Rosetta what she wanted. Rosetta said “I really want to go to Candy Land!” So the dragon took her. A bat swooped down and grabbed Rosetta. “Aaaaa” she said. The bat took Rosetta to his cave. It was nothing but a small door. “What’s in there?” said Rosetta. “It’s a secret” he said. “Oh, please?” “Okay” the bat said. So she went in. “Wow!” she was amazed. It was Candy Land. “Yaa, yaa!” she said. Rosetta ate too much candy and turned into Candy Girl and the dragon killed her mother and father. Candy Girl lived happily ever after.
By Paige.

Monday, August 22, 2011


Today my class went to the Suter Art gallery. At the Suter Art gallery we looked at lots of pictures. We did some art as well. We drew shapes and lines on a piece of paper. We cut out the shape of a cloud and stuck it on our drawings. Then we had to draw a picture of something real we had seen at the Suter Art Gallery. I wish we could go there again.
By Ben

Today Room 14 went to the Suter Art Gallery. Our group thought the spotty picture was the best. We had to draw our own picture. A girl made lamps and the name of it was ‘The Land of the Long White Cloud’, the same name as New Zealand. We had pastels to draw patterns and then we used coloured paper. We had to chose cards and people had different cards. The best part was art.
By Kayla

Today the class went to the Suter Art Gallery. When we got there we put cards under art stuff. We put down cards that said ‘Yuck!’, ‘Ha ha’, ‘The one you would like in your house’, ‘The that you think would be worth the most money’ and ‘The one that you think would win in an art competition’. We did sketching of shapes, lines, patterns, light and dark.
By Matthew

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori

This week is Maori language week and Room 14 have been thinking about why it is important to learn Te Reo Maori. Here are some of our ideas.

Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori is important because:
* We can learn more Maori words and we can learn more about Maori culture. Jordan
* We are the only country that speaks Maori and it is an official NZ language. Nathanael
* If people don’t speak Maori the language might die. Charlotte
* We can learn Te Reo Maori and talk to people in Te Reo Maori. Paige
* It is fun to learn new words. Willem
* It is an official language of New Zealand. Matthew
* It is cool. The words are really good. Asher
* We need to know how to speak the language. Ben
* It is good for New Zealand because no other countries speak Te Reo Maori. Aidan
* I can learn Maori words so I can talk in Maori. Hunter
* We get to learn Maori words and we get to speak about the legends. Te Reo Maori is important because we can see the All Blacks do the Haka. Grace
* We get to learn Maori words. Kyah
* If we didn’t know Te Reo Maori the language might not exist. Buster
* It would be sad if the language died. Fin
* We want to learn Maori. Helen likes Te Reo Maori. The Haka is good at the rugby. Kayla
* It is good that we learn Maori language and do Maori art. Payton
* Then you can talk to other people in Te Reo Maori. Elliot

What do you think?

Tuesday, July 5, 2011


We are learning to use descriptive language in our writing:

Winter feels like a warm jacket on me tightly.
Winter looks like a girl ice skating on cold ice.
Winter sounds like hot fires crackling in the fireplace.
Winter smells like a hot pie cooking in the oven.
Winter tastes like a little piece of ginger biscuit on a cold day.
By Grace

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Monday, June 27, 2011


Room 14 have entered a competition to show why our school is cool. We have made movies that show why we think Nelson Central School is the coolest!
Working in groups we drew storyboards to get our ideas down. Then we took photos and did voice recordings. We worked with Helen and Tania to make a movie, put in transitions and credits.

You can find all of the movies at this site, check them out and leave a comment!


Thursday, June 9, 2011


With all of the rain we have been having the river is huge, swollen and raging. Room 14 have written some poems about the raging river.

We are learning to use language features in our writing: Alliteration; Similes; Onomatopoeia, Adjectives

Tumbling, dirty river. Rolling river flushing into the windy sea. Crashing into the big, bumpy, mad rocks. Pushing into the sea, bashing into the banks. The cranky river is terrifying.
By Willem

The dark, deep, cold river is splashing
with big deep waves. Drowning the
big flax in the river.
By Payton

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Wednesday, June 1, 2011


Wacky Hat Day

Hats, hats , hats. Fascinating, fabulous, funny. Hats here, hats there, hats everywhere! Some are red, some are blue, some are colourful too. Outstanding hats roam the area. Some are tall, some are small, some are medium. Shiny, sparkly, fluffy. Beautiful and awesome. I like hats!

By Kayla (Rm 14) and  Saffron  (Rm 3)

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


Room 14 had a sad farewell to James last week. He is moving out of Nelson and we will all miss him heaps. We know James will be looking at our blog so keep in touch and leave us a comment James - we miss you already!

Monday, May 16, 2011



We are learning to use language features in our writing: AUTUMN SIMILES

Autumn leaves are like a blazing sun falling from the sky.
Autumn leaves are red like fire.
The leaves are as brown as a freckle.
When you step on the leaves they are as crunchy as glass.
I like leaves.
By Hunter

Autumn leaves blow in the wind like a ballet dancer.
The leaves are yellow and red and brown like a tree trunk.
Trees are bare like a naked man.
Leaves fall down as quick as an ant.
Autumn leaves crackle like a branch cracking.
By Matthew

The leaves twirl in the wind like tornadoes.
Autumn leaves are colourful like a rainbow.
The leaves are orange like a crackling fire.
The leaves crackle like chips.
When autumn leaves fall from the trees they float onto the ground like a feather.
By Buster


Wednesday, April 13, 2011


We were very lucky to be able to see a sneak preview of the Peter Pan musical. Some of the Nelson Youth Theatre Company came to Nelson Central School to perform some of the show for us. It was fantastic!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Room 14 were very lucky to learn Rugby League skills with Awesome Andrew and Super Sam. Thanks guys, it was awesome!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Our new garden

Pohutukawa Syndicate and Te Pouahi have got a new garden. Peter helped some children from our classes plant some different plants into the ground. We have swan plants so we get more butterflies by our classrooms.

 Ben, James and Charlotte watering the plants.

Thursday, March 17, 2011


Room 14 were very lucky to be invited to the Nelson Museum. Imogen taught us all about fossils. We got to hold, sort, learn about and even MAKE fossils.
A big thanks to Imogen and all of the adults that came along and helped out.

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Monday, March 14, 2011


We are learning about the different layers of the earth. We created diagrams on the computers showing and labelling the different layers.
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Sunday, March 6, 2011




Yesterday it was Purple Cake Day. All of Central School took part. We were raising money because too many earthquakes are coming.

Kath Bee sang a song called Purple Cake Day. I had a cupcake with a blue butterfly on it. Paige B had the same cupcake.

I loved the choir because I was in it.

By Jordan



Yesterday it was Purple Cake Day. It was at Nelson Central School. We did it so we could raise money for the people in the earthquakes.

My mum and I decorated cupcakes. I got dressed in a purple dress. Kayla wore shorts and a long sleeved top. The choir did beautiful singing indeed.

Purple cake day was amazing.

By Paige S

Sunday, February 20, 2011


On Tuesday Room 14 found dinosaur footprints. Rooms 14 and 15 found them. I got scared. We found them in the bushes at Nelson Central School.

First we watched a movie. The movie was about Helen talking about the dinosaur footprints in the bushes. The movie was called ‘Earth Watch’.

Then we ran to the path beside the bushes. First it was Room 15’s turn then ours. It was amazing indeed.

I do not think the footprints were real. It was cool.

By Paige

On Tuesday Room 14 and Room 15 found dinosaur footprints. We found them at Nelson Central School. We found them in the bush. I was excited.

First we watched a movie about dinosaur footprints. The movie was called ‘Earth Watch’. It was Helen and Rachel reporting news about Tyrannosaurus Rex footprints. I thought the Tyrannosaurus Rex was awesome.

After the movie we looked for the dinosaur footprints in the garden. We found the footprints in the bushes. The footprints were cool.

I don’t think the footprints were real. I had fun.

By Matthew