** Recently, Frole Island have been host to Snail & Whale – the class mascots of Room 5 in New Zealand.**
To wrap up their time with us, we decided to Skype with some students from Room 5 so that we could find out about life in each other’s countries.
Room 5 were fantastic entertainers! They performed the “Cups” song for us and taught us how to count to 10 in Maori (although we might need refreshing – I think we’ve forgotten already!)
First, the students gave us a Maths problem as it was Maths Week in New Zealand. It was a perfect question for us as it wasn’t too easy and really got us thinking outside the box! The question was similar to this: If Sam’s cat is 3 years older than her dog and the total of the pet’s age is 14, how old is Sam’s dog?
Ebony answered correctly for us – can you figure it out?
Unfortunately, shortly after our Skype call, an Earthquake measuring up to 6.2 on the Richter Scale rocked Wellington – about an hour away from our friends in Palmerston North. The aftershocks were felt across the country but luckily everyone was safe.
Big thanks to Stephen for sending out Snail & Whale and making time to Skype with us. We hope to continue learning with you and your class.
Some students were a little disappointed that we ran out of time (technical difficulties!) to ask our questions to Room 5 so we will have to organise another Skype date soon!