My Cathedral for Christchurch – Minecraft Edition

In Room 9/10, we have been focusing on making a Cathedral for Christchurch, but in Minecraft. Basically, we looked at the old Cathedral and took inspiration from it. We also learned all about the different rooms and certain parts we needed to add into it.

I really enjoyed doing this because I got to express my creativity and go to try something new. I have never done this before, so I found it quite interesting. I named my church after Saint Joseph, who is the Patron Saint of churches. I kept a colour scheme in different rooms, and tried to keep everything simple.


What colour scheme would you use? What would you put?

Escape Mt Vesuvius – In the eyes of a Pompeii Citizen

WALT: Write an imaginative recount.

In Room 9/10, we have been focusing on 2 things for reading. Some groups have been learning about King Tutankhamen and others have been learning about the Mt Vesuvius eruption. I was learning about King Tutankhamen, but when it came to writing we could pick which one we wanted to write about. I wanted to learn something new,  so I picked Mt Vesuvius.

I put it in perspective of a girl called Amelia, who had a journal. She journalled the days following up to the eruption, and her experience when Mt Vesuvius erupted.

Here is my story:

What do you think? What would you pick if you had the option between the 2?

Emperor Nero DLO

In Room 9/10, we have been learning a whole bunch about Ancient Rome and its rulers. Most of the rulers we are looking at are Christian, but we have also been taking a close look at Emperor Nero. Nero was a ruler a long time ago (54 – 68 A.D) and is very well known, ut for a bad reason.

See, Nero had a really big ego, and always thought about himself. An example of this is the big Roman Fire in 64 A.D, and he watched his own town burn while he was on top of a mountain.

Here is the DLO I made.


What do you think about Emperor Nero and his life? Why do you think he was so cruel? What is something new you learned reading the DLO?

Claude Monet – Water Lillies Recreation

In Room 9/10, we have been looking at Claude Monet and his art, but we have been focusing more on a more famous piece ‘Water Lillies and the Japanese Bridge’. This was an awesome piece of art to look at, and it was really interesting.

For this art piece, we used oil pastels to add colour, and we used tissues to blend. Some of us used our fingers, but most of us used tissues. We also used a white pastel to soften colours and details.

This is what it looks like, what do you think?

Winter Journey Activity

In room 9/10, we have started the Winter journey. It is a lot like the Summer Learning Journey, but it has 20 activities and you just have to pick one. I really enjoyed this and I picked activity 18.

For activity 18, we had to make a winter poem. Here it is!

What do you think of it? Why do you think that? What would you put in your one?

Raymond Bishop DLO

Today at our school we had Raymond Bishop come pay a visit for us for Duffy.

He talked about how he was very inspired by music when he was little. He told us that he wrote his first song when he was 5! Talking about songs, we got told by him that he has written many songs, but my personal favourite would be ‘Nothing is impossible” which was written for Jonah Lomu.

I was very inspired by him and how he loved reading. My favourite part of his visit would be when he sang for us. It was so beautiful and his notes were crystal clear.

This is a DLO I made about him:

What is your favourite song by him and why?

Name Drawing

In Room 9/10, we have been doing Cybersmart. For cybersmart, we decided to make our names on Google drawings. I really enjoyed this activity because I really liked experimenting with all the colours. I think that the polyline tool was really cool to work with.


Here are some tips with the polyline tool:

  1. Experiment with different types of lines – such as angles, straight, wavy lines and see what one suits the goal you are trying to acheive the best!
  2. Try to keep a steady hand, and don’t let go or you will finish the line
  3. You can also use the ‘Curve’ tool to make the lines softer. It works the same way, just smoother ends.

Here is the name art I created!

What colours would you have used? Why would you use those colours?

Clues In Images

WALT: Learning about smart online images

For Cybersmart today, we have been learning about smart images online. I loved doing this activity, and it really made me think about how much a little editing could help you in the long run. I think this was a good activity for my class so we could learn about the importance.

Would you enjoy doing this activity? Why would you enjoy it?

Art Inquiry – Vincent Van Gogh

WALT: Learn about artists.

In Room 9/10 we have been doing Art. We had to buddy up and pick an artist. We have 4 options. Vincent Van Gogh, Banksy, Monet and Leonardo Da Vinci. My buddy (Quinn) and I chose Vincent Van Gogh.

We had an assortment of questions we had to answer. I enjoyed this because we got to learn things I never knew! If I did it again, I think I would pick Leonardo Da Vinci because I love his paintings, and I would love to find out more about how he made them and why.

This is my google slide that I made.

Who would you pick, and why would you pick them? What inspired you to pick them?

Holy Monday – Thinking hats

WALT: Understand holy week

In Room 9, we have been learning about holy week. On Thursday, we will be reenacting the stations of the cross. As we are rehearsing, we are also doing our R.E work. For R.E, we are writing about the days and using the thinking hats. I am doing Holy Monday with Izzy!

I really enjoyed this because I was able to learn more about holy week. If you want to understand it better, read these bible verses.

  • Matthew 21:12 – 22
  • Mark 11:20 – 25
  • Matthew 21:7

Here is my slide: