New year, new class!

2017 has begun.

There’s a new class in Room 20…mostly a new class…but  ‘We are the Champions’ continues.

Here we’ll share our thoughts, ideas, explorations, opinions and news.

And, by the end of this year, we’ll be the champions …… of this blog! 

We’ll make mistakes, no doubt a few,

We’ll have our share of things to improve,

But we’ll come through!

We are the champions, my friends

Your comments will keep us posting ’til the end

We are the champions

We are the champions

No time for losers

‘Cause we are the champions of our blog!

American Indian model village


Many different tribes of indigenous North American Indians lived in different style homes, with different lifestyles, depending on what materials were around that they could use. These are some of them.



Tribe: Pueblos

The Pueblos lived in multi –storey houses made of clay and straw baked into hard bricks. They lived in Arizona and New Mexico in the desert and on cliffs.

They were farmers and grew corn, beans, sunflower seeds and squash.


By Mitchell



scanThe Plains Indians used every single part of the buffalo.

Tribe: Sioux

The Sioux lived on the plains in tepees made of buffalo skin and wooden poles. They could move from place to place while they were hunting buffalo and take their homes with them. Often the people drew stories about what they had done on the outside of their tepee. I have made up a story to go on my tepee and a song to go with it.


by Courtney




The northeast woodland tribes of Native Americans build the wigwam and take shelter in it.

It is a good design and the bark is mended to keep out the rain. Up to four people can live in the wigwam.

Life in the wigwam was warm and dry.

by Angus



img_11141Tribe: Iroquois

The Indians who lived in the northwest woodlands were the Iroquois, Mohawk, Onondaga, Oneida, Cayuga and Seneca tribes. They lived in longhouses made from logs, sticks and young trees, covered with bark. Each longhouse could be home for many families. They had cooking fires inside their homes and the smoke went out through holes in the roof.

By Aaron






The world at our finger tips


It’s been a challenge to work on this jigsaw because the pieces of the puzzle don’t link in with each other like normal puzzle pieces because many of the pieces are the shape of a country. But we’re getting there and learning about the world as we go.

Thanks to everyone who helped, we got there in the end! Minus 4 missing pieces. Aaron, especially, made a really steady effort towards the end wrestling with the blue pieces of ocean and sea once all the land was in place.




A place I’d like to be

When things are hard, you’re starting to feel worried, sad or even angry, STOP and imagine you’re in a place you’d like to be. Just think about being in that place for a short time, thinking about what you see, hear, smell and feel, and it will help you to feel calmer.

Here are some places that Room 20 students and some new, next year Room 20 students would like to be.

Where would you like to be?


Bush tukka

It’s done! Just in time for Mr A coming back to school from his trip, we’ve raked the last piles of mulch on our Bush Tucker garden, AND finished our research into how some of the different plants were used by traditional Aboriginal people.




A challenge

How many times can you fold a piece of paper in half?

We were surprised that when you fold different sizes of paper in half, you get almost the same number of folds before you can’t fold it any more. We used A4 paper, newspaper magazine, a piece of newspaper, and a 640 x 510mm paper in our trial.



Advice for students coming into Yr7

Starting High School is a new chapter in our lives.  It can be scary and exciting!  New friends, new subjects and new routines are all part of the change.  Here are some tips for new students starting Year 7:

  1. Be brave!
  2. Show respect.
  3. Be friendly to all.
  4. Be excited about learning!
  5. Be a good and active listener.
  6. Be organised.
  7. Smell nice for others!


Class advice