Monday, December 19, 2011
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Monday, November 28, 2011
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Room 13 went on a trip to Cornwall Park to go to Auckland's Stardome. It was a beautiful day so we decided to climb One Tree Hill as well. The fun began when we tried to get back down again!
To recount our trip we have written 50 word stories. It was heaps harder than we thought it would be, just writing 50 words to tell a whole story was tricky.
‘What! we have to walk all the way to the top. Thirsty,tired,hot and grumpy. why did I leave my shoes at school? finally we had made it. Time for a rest . Looking out at Auckland, it seemed so small. Rolling,flipping sliding we tumbled into the crater. “Ouch!” - Isiah
Shaking, I stood up. Laughter echoed around the crater. “Be quiet”, I muttered. Running down a hill, landing on my head and doing a flip. Was that a pleasant way to spend the trip? No it wasn’t. I brushed myself off and stomped towards the tree to relax in peace. - Thea
Walking to the top of the mountain, I whispered “Am I almost there?”. So thirsty. Quickly running and feeling the wind as it blew my hair. “FREEDOM!!!”. Relaxed and calm, a cool breeze. Looking out into the clouds, the view was spectacular. Running down the hill I nearly fell over. - Gloria
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
What started as a Mockumentary, quickly turned into a crazy music video - strange unpredictable things often happen in Room 13! But we make sure to always have a good time - no matter what happens!
Levi, Rocky and Uili really made this movie with their amazing dance moves and fabulous outfit choices!
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
A group of very talented animators spent a few weeks making this animation for our film festival.
Haven't they done a great job! Cool dancing too!
To see more animations that the team have done, click on their blogs below.
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Room 13 have undertaken some research and used their imaginations to create some cool movies all about Mr Richard McCaw.
Click the pictures to take a look.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
We all loved their stories so much that we decided to have them guest post on our blog. Make sure to click on their names to see their work from room 4.
When I was gone I was sick in bed! When I got out of
bed I played with Toby.
I think the Colcannon Room 4 made would be remarkable, amazing and magnificent. It is an Irish dish of mashed potato, spring onions, chinese cabbage, salt, pepper and butter.
I was sad because I wanted to have some Colcannon…
By Noah, Room 4.
Yesterday Room 4 went to the staffroom and we created Colcannon. It was irresistible! The best bit was eating the Colcannon!
The ingredients are spring onions, chinese cabbage, potatoes, salt, pepper and butter. The equipment is a pot of boiling water, a stove, a bowl and a masher.
Colcannon is an Irish dish of mashed potato. It smells splendidly spectacular!
The Colcannon was very, very, very tasty and delicious. I loved it! I tasted the cabbage and onions blended into the mashed potato.
By Ezra, Room 4.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Within our class we found seven different ways that we spent last Friday night. We wrote about each idea in a group, illustrated it and then acted it all for the camera.
On the wall outside outside our classroom you can bring your QR reader and watch all the movies - or simply click the photo below to watch all of them!
Some creative license may have been involved!
Friday, August 26, 2011
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Monday, August 1, 2011
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Friday, July 8, 2011
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Monday, June 27, 2011
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
We have been working hard on when to use speech marks in our writing. We watched the final scene from Back to the Future 1 and described the scene, making sure to add in speech.
Friday, May 27, 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
In our classroom we are learning about the features of an effective paragraph. One of the most important features is making sure that your sentences have a variety of beginnings.
We read Toreka's story called "What an Ambush" and then highlighted all the beginnings of her sentences. We have put those beginnings into Wordle.net to give us an idea of the variety that she used.
Friday, May 6, 2011
Monday, May 2, 2011
75 straws and a roll of tape, do you think you could build a tall tower with those materials? This was our challenge for our first morning of Bigger, Better, Faster, Stronger. Our new topic is all about improving things and making them even more awesome.
We started off quite unsure of where things would head, but with communication, thought and creativity we managed to make, well, something at least.
Friday, April 15, 2011
Monday, April 11, 2011
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
Today we decided to experiment with I Can Animate and show off a really cool subtraction strategy called Equal Addition. Making movies like this one helps us think a bit more about each strategy and when we might use it. Stay tuned for more just like it.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Levi came up with the idea of making a movie to show our support for Christchurch after the earthquake. We wanted to show our love and support as well as hopefully inject a wee bit of humour.
This is for you Christchurch
Thursday, February 24, 2011
I hope you are all right and I offer you my support and love and my heart. I hope you find all the people who are missing. I feel so sorry for what you are going through I hope you can carry on with your families. I am very sorry that your loved ones have died in this horrible event.
Dear Christchurch, I hope you are all right and I know that you can find your loved ones. Don’t worry because a lot of people from around the world are going to help all of you.
All our love, Uili
Dear Christchurch, we are sorry that you have lost your hope and your family. We are all feeling so sad that your houses are all broken down. Carry on, don’t give up you can do it. We are worried about your family too. Keep it up Christchurch. Keep your heart warm and safe. Be safe and be happy that some one will come and save your heart. Don’t cry we are here with you.
I am sorry about the earthquake that hit your city and damaged all of your lovely buildings. I wish I could be there to help find the people or look after people who need a friend.
Carry on and don't lose hope in what you know. Try to feel happy about every move you make, don’t feel too down, feel happy.
We love you, from Lesieli
Friday, February 11, 2011
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Monday, February 7, 2011
Saturday, January 8, 2011
This year we have a cool time and sometime we have to go to play game and my favourite sports is rugby and I have enjoyed going out playing game and my favourite thing about year 5 being cool and bad. When I first came to Pt England school I didn't know how to write much on 28 of July and now I can write some stories on my own now.
Thursday, January 6, 2011
What i have enjoyed this year was going on trip to one tree hill because we got to touch lava rock’s from the volcanoes. This year what I enjoyed learning the most was camp because we got to paddle in the canoe at the Pt England reserve. I would of liked to do more of sport’s and writing, maths, reading and fun games outside. I have liked learning how to get better at writing because i use to suck at writing. What I want to work harder at is maths because I forget my time tables.
My best memories from this year are athletics day and capture the flag because they remind me of the time we played midnight. My goal’s for next year are to go up more levels on my writing and maths. The way like working is by talking in a group to get good ideas. The thing that improved on is reading because i moved up a couple of levels.
Monday, January 3, 2011
Sunday, January 2, 2011
What have I enjoyed doing is playing games I played Touch my friends.What have I enjoyed learning the most is maths and reading . Which things would I have liked to have done more of reading and learning. What have I liked learning it is maths and reading.The end
Saturday, January 1, 2011
Being a year 5 and learning as a year 5 is fun and has made me learn much more about some of the subjects. We have been on lots of trips and adventures but most of all, we have been having our own google apps with our own user name and password . That is my favourite part of all!
While having our own google apps we have been learning about our topic which is little critters. I love learning about little critters because critters are easy to explain for me. The only critter that I have learned more about is Honey bees. I have bees, write about bees, read about bees and sang a song about bees.
I could have worked harder at doing maths work sheets because maths is my hardest subject except for time tables, pluses and subtractions. My only goal is to pass university and become a doctor. Next year I want to be the number one at maths.
Its amazing being an year 5 because Miss King is an cool and brainy teacher she makes us laugh and she is super kind because she takes us out and play some of he made up games also we have been on lots of trips and adventures but most of we a getting our own netbooks also if you pay it you get to keep it.That is cool aye!
I have enjoyed this year is sports, the thing I have enjoyed the most is art and camp.I mostly walk around with my friends when it was camp, that was the thing I liked and done more of.I liked learning this year is reading and maths,I think i could work harder at writing. My best memories this year is is going to One Tree Hill.My goals next year is going to more trips. Before next year I want to get my rubrick mark higher,the thinng I have improved my maths and sort or reading