Friday, 13 April 2018

Fiafia 2018

Despite the challenge of cold and somewhat wet weather for all the performers and the audience, we enjoyed a wonderful evening of singing and dancing at Fiafia 2018 last night.  After practising throughout Term 1, all of our tamariki were finally able to share their amazing talent with whānau and friends.  Teingoa was the only Fijian warrior from Room 11 and he did a marvellous job of showcasing traditional Fijian meke on the big stage in front of such a large crowd.  Bula!

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Fiafia ... it's finally here!

We have been practising for our Fiafia items with our different groups this term and today is the day that we finally get to perform on the stage.  We have been making cards to thank our coaches for the time and effort they have put into making our dances look amazing.

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Learning through Lego

Brendon and Lee created a rocket ship for their heroes so that they can get away from the bad guys who are chasing after them.  They enjoyed making things with the Lego after they had finished their work.

Saturday, 31 March 2018

Robot Rampage - by Leah

Every weekend there was one job Hemi hated doing: mowing the lawns, He’d much rather be building his latest robot invention in the shed. That was it! What if Hemi could build a robot to mow the lawns? Hemi dad told hemi that the lawns had to be mowed this weekend and his big sister told him to do it but he said no. So Hemi had stayed up all night looking for some tools to make a robot so that hemi doesn't need to mow the lawns. Once Hemi had finished the robot he took the robot out of the shed and made it work and the robot had started to work and then it had mowed the lawn and hemi fell asleep and while the robot was finished mowing the lawn hemi woke up and the robot was gone.    

Hemi was so scared that the robot might of going somewhere far away from the house so hemi was so furious so hemi had done the biggest scream so his sister came out of the house and “said why did you scream” and he said nothing so he was so quiet so is dad came out with a suitcase with something inside. So Hemi asked his dad what is inside the suitcase but the dad had annoyed hemi. So the sister was laughing at Hemi then Hemi started crying and he told the sister that he didn’t like it. So he told the mum so hemi told the mum if she had seen a robot and the mum said yes and it just went past. So Hemi was following the track where the robot was going so he found it and the lawns was still not finished because he had forgotten the backyard so hemi was angry and so when it got to saturday Hemi dad ask if he had finish mowing the lawns. So hemi was trying not to lie but he said yes so hemi dad went to the backyard and when hemi dad was so angry because hemi dad needed the lawns to be short because hemi dad family is going to have a party. So Hemi was angry that he didn’t find the robot but when he got in his mum and dad room the robot was on the bed sitting down. So hemi was so so so proud that he had found the robot and then hemi took it outside and pressed the button so that it can mow the lawns and once it was finished the backyard the dad came out of the house to see if the backyard lawn was mowed. Next hemi dad paid him 200 dollars because hemi really wanted to get a playstation but it cost 200 dollars so hemi had gone to buy it…..


Thursday, 29 March 2018

French cricket

We had fun learning how to play French cricket with our Maths groups yesterday afternoon.  As well as learning a new game, we were learning to work together when we were fielding to try to get the batsman out!

Saturday, 24 March 2018

A musical afternoon

Three musicians from the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra brought their instruments and enthusiasm for music to Team 4 yesterday afternoon to play a selection of music from around the world.  The trio played Irish and gypsy dance music as well as some classical music from Germany.  Greg sang, played the guitar and the flute while Paul played the cello. Yulia, who comes from Russia originally, played the violin.  Some of the music was so relaxing that it made us feel sleepy while the energy of the dance music made us want us to tap and clap along.

Many thanks to the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra and their sponsors for arranging this fantastic visit.

Friday, 23 March 2018

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Kī o Rahi

It was finally time to play the full game of Kī o Rahi yesterday after learning and practising different parts of the game with our Kiwisport coaches, Alan and Puti, throughout the term.  It was so much fun putting all the elements together as we worked together in our teams. We all had a chance to be both taniwha and kīoma.  What an amazing opportunity!

Sunday, 18 March 2018

Shading shapes

We are learning how to use pencil to create form through shading. We started by sketching a circle and added shading so that it transformed into a three-dimensional sphere. We added a cast shadow.

Makea sketched three shapes, using the pencil to show darker and lighter shades.

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Planning my camp writing - by Brendon

At camp we went to the hall and ride scooters and play basketball it was so fun we went to killer zone it was fun  we had a boot to  and we had to throw the boot into the black mat did we run to our flag and  put it up and we won then we went to the beach for kayaking  l went to the green point it was so cool.

Monday, 12 March 2018

Year 5&6 Camp 2018

Last week it was time for Point England School's 28th Annual Year 5&6 camp. The event really can  be called a camp as our accommodation was a tent city on the school field!  During the day we took part in all sorts of amazing activities, experiencing new things and making new friends.   Such fun!

Monday, 5 March 2018

He waka eke noa

We are so proud to be aboard our class waka as we are embarking on our learning journey together this year.  We are all in the same boat, learning to work together and paddle in the same direction to achieve our goals.  He waka eke noa!

Monday, 26 February 2018

Sharing Mathiness

Last Monday during PENN we watched an old movie about the young people of PES spreading happiness. Today we shared our PENN movie for Term 1 about sharing "mathiness".  Room 11 is really excited about learning lots of new things this year and everyone loves Maths. Here's why!

Monday, 19 February 2018

KaitĪakitanga i nga wā kātoa

KaitĪakitanga i nga wā kātoa means guardians of everything around us. As guardians of our environment, we strolled over to Omaru Creek today to explore the birds, plant life and check on the condition of the water.  It was wonderful to see  ducks, pūkeko and dotterel in the clear water and around the reserve.  It reminded us of how this time last year the stream was severely polluted and needed a lot of cleaning and care to return it to a healthy environment.

Thursday, 15 February 2018

All About Me - by Precious

My name is Precious and I am 9 years old and I live in Glen Innes in
Auckland. I live with my mum my dad and my 5 siblings.

My favourite food in the world will be pizza and noodles. My favourite t.v show that I usually watch will be Narnia because I like the part the lion comes out to see them and even Santa to give them a good and nice cool supersize. And my favourite sport is netball and tag cause i get to hang out with my god brother. And last is my favourite colour will be blue.

I enjoy learning maths because i love maths because it is my favourite subject in the world and i am also very good at it. I am going to try and get better at my reading a little bit because i not that good at reading so that is all i need to work on this year.

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Let the games begin!

We were so excited to attend to our first Kiwisport session for 2018 today. Coach Mark is going to teach us how to play Ki-o-Rahi. He explained how the legend of Rahitutakahina (Rahi) inspired the game which Māori warriors played to keep fit and ready for battle!  We ran, chased and dodged each other playing Taniwha and Kīoma so he could check out our skills.

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Welcome to Room 11 2018!

It's 2018! An amazing group of enthusiastic learners are beginning a new year in a new classroom.What a wonderful first day back at school today! During the term we will be learning about being guardians of our environment, Kaitīakitanga i nga wā kātoa.