Sunday, June 11, 2017


Some wonderful memoirs written this year - The first two are Andrews. He has a wonderful knowledge of words and loves nothing more than to use them in descriptive writing. The class now know who the Cimmerians were and what 'gelid' and 'boreal'  mean:

Friday, June 9, 2017


We are lucky enough at Tokoroa Intermediate to have a Mandarin teacher  - Aimee (Juyiran), and  several Room 10's attend her weekly lessons. Over the past two weeks they have learnt how to make dumplings and have taken part in a tea ceremony. Jordyn created a video today to show what's been going on:

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Anzac Biscuits

As part of our study on Anzacs and Gallipoli, and to follow on from their Anzac soldier's lunch, Room 10 spent the afternoon in the Cooking Room making Anzac Biscuits. They used two recipes- an original from WW1 and a more modern version:

Both groups agreed the taste was the same - the more modern version just looked better! 

Made with Padlet

Anzac Soldiers Lunch

This week the class had the annual Room 10 Gallipoli Soldiers lunch, bully beef, army biscuits, jam and cheese.

These extracts from Gallipoli soldiers writing show what they thought of their rations, the biscuits in particular.

 “For supper we had nothing more than those tough square biscuits given to us as rations – they were so hard a man could break his teeth on them."

Made with Padlet