Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Our Butterflies

During our topic 'Little Critters', Room 8 created some beautiful collages.
We know not all of you were able to visit our class to see them so we are sharing
them here on our blog. We really enjoyed using paper in this way to make colourful patterns on our butterfly wings.


Thursday, December 23, 2010

Time to say goodbye to our little critters

Term 4 saw Room 8 learning a lot about the little critters around us. We were lucky enough to have some minibeasts living with us for a while so we could look at them up close and learn about how they live. But they cannot live with us forever and in the last week of school we set them free. Here is a short movie of when we relased a weta to return to it's home.


Sunday, December 19, 2010

Christmas is a time for thanks.

Christmas is a time to say thank you to those people who have an impact on your life. Room 8 have been very greatful to everyone who has read our blog and posted during the year. School begins again on the 7th of February, but we will be posting over the holidays.

THANK YOU to all our readers.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Christmas is coming!

There is only a few more weeks of school and that means it is getting closer to christmas! Room 8 are getting very excited and have been busy writing letters to santa. Because it is the age of technology, Room 8 have decided that we think there might be a chance that Santa reads our blog.

We have put together this movie for Santa .. just in case!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Cowan reads the little Bulldozer

Cowan has been working very hard this term on his reading.
One of his favourite things to do is to practice his reading by reading his story to imovie. He records his voice and then listens to his reading to see how he can improve.

Here is Cowan reading the story Little Bulldozer.


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

We're going on a bug hunt!

Room 8 is very excited, today is the 2010 Manaiakalani Film Festival.

Today our entry 'We're going on a bug hunt' was shown on the big screen at Sylvia Park Hoyts Cinema. How amazing!

Here is our film for you to enjoy. We had such fun making it.

We're Going on a Bug Hunt from KPE TV on Vimeo.

We love to hear from you so please leave us a comment and tell us what you think. If you were at the festival we would love to hear what you though of our film as well.

Thank you to all our supporters and the organisers of this amazing event.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Tyler is learning about Minibeasts

Tyler has recorded a recount about looking at minibeasts in class.
She has gotten up close to a snail.
Listen to her story to see what she thought and saw of her experience.


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Jordan Draws A Snail

Kevine Draws A Monarch Butterfly

Franks gets up close to a caterpillar


Wiggly Worms


Go Snail Go!


Minibeasts Around Pt England

Room 8 have been finding lots of minibeasts around our school.
Have you found some of these little critters Pt England?

Black Beatles

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Little Critters

Term 4 has begun at Pt England and with it a new topic;
Little Critters.

We are going to learn all about the minibeasts that live around us.

Here are some of the minibeasts that we can find around Pt England School.

Monday, October 4, 2010

How to Make a Paper Waka

Room 8 have had lots of fun making boats and testing them to see if they can float.

Watch our video and see if the wakas float successfully.


If you want to have a go at making one of these boats for yourself here are the instructions.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Frank Writes About Captain Cook

Frank has written a story about the mighty mariner Captain James Cook.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Waka Art Work

Room 8 have been enjoying creating lots of things during our topic
'Mighty Mariners'.

Take a look at some of the amazing artwork the children have made showing a waka on the sea.


Land Ahoy!


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Monday, September 20, 2010

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Maysun Writes About A Mighty Mariner

Maysun has shared a story that he has written about the mighty mariner Kupe.
He hopes you enjoy his story.


Talk Like A Pirate Day

Pt England and Room 8 enjoyed dressing up and doing lots of pirate activities on Friday for "Talk like a Pirate Day"
Check out some of our photos.


Thursday, September 16, 2010

Welcome Tyler

Room 8 has a new student


She has made her first movie in imovie to tell us a little about herself.


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Sailing With Captain Cook

For School TV Room 8 have made a movie about Captain Cook and
the sailors on his ship the Endeavour. We had lots of fun making
our movie and we learnt a lot about what life would have been like onboard.

We hope you enjoy it.


Sunday, September 5, 2010

12 oclock and the cannon goes BANG!


At the Maritime Museum


Room 8's Trip to the Maritime Museum

On Friday Room 8 went to the Maritime Museum to learn more about what it takes to be a successful adventurer. We had a wonderful time!



Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Brooklyn Writes About Kupe

Brooklyn has been learning about the mighty mariners and
has written a story about Kupe.

She hopes you enjoy listening to her story.


Monday, August 30, 2010

Mighty Mariners

The topic for term 3 is MIGHTY MARINERS.

Our focus is to find out what it takes to be a successful adventurer.

We are looking at mariners such as: Kupe, Abel Tasman, Captain Cook and
Peter Blake.


Please keep visiting our blog over the next few weeks to see what we are learning about these Mighty Mariners. We love reading your comments so keep them coming.

Friday, August 27, 2010

My Sister Raewen

My sister is 6 years old and her name is Raewen. Her hair is black and her eyes are chocolate brown. She has plaits.

My sister Raewen loves to play with me on the trampoline. She loves to play handstands. Then we jump on the trampoline together.

I feel happy when my sister tells me secrets. When my sister cuddles me I feel special. I feel happy when my sister lets me plays Wii games.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

My Baby Sister

My baby sister has straight, soft hair. She is tiny.
She is skinny.

My baby sister is in the hospital because she is sick. My
baby sister makes me happy when she smiles. I like playing
with her. When she holds my hand she loves me.

I feel happy when she smiles back to me. I feel loved when
she holds my hand. I like playing with her.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Wash Your Hands

This week Room 8 had a visit from the Health Nurse who reminded us how important it is for us to wash and dry our hands so we don't spread germs and help stop the flu. Antonia and Maysun helped to demonstrate to Room 8 how you wash and dry your hands in the right way.

Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds and dry them for 20 seconds, or use an alcohol-based hand rub.

Keep safe and healthy Pt England and all our readers of our blog!

DJ teaches the class about Garage Band

As part of our literacy cycle Room 8 children publish their written work on the class blog so that it can be read and commented on by an audience. This publishing can be done in many different ways, for example typing the story and creating a movie of the story. This week DJ has been learning how she can publish and reflect on her stories by using the programme GarageBand.

DJ has been teaching the rest of Room 8 how to use GarageBand. She has been showing them how to use it to publish their stories and also to use it to practice reading and to listen to how they sound when they read.


Listen to her great work and her reflection.


Thursday, August 19, 2010

Franks Brother Whiti


My brother Whiti has shaved hair and he is deaf, he can't hear. He has
a rats tail and his eyes are brown.

My brother talks with his hands, it is called sign language. His
favourite game is X-box and he loves to go on the internet. Sometimes
he does the dishes and sometimes he cleans the house. He goes
to Kelston School and he loves going to Dominic's house.

My brother makes me feel angry sometimes and he makes me feel
happy sometimes. He likes to eat all the food and that makes me annoyed.
Sometimes he is kind.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

My Baby Sister Madison

My baby sister Madison has a tiny rats tail and she has curly hair. She
has brown eyes like me.

My baby sister likes to laugh. She likes to get carried by mum. Madison
stays up at night and she cries. I like to play with my baby sister.

My sister Madison makes me feel happy when she talks to me. I love to cuddle
Madison, when I cuddle her she scratches me. She feels like a Teddy Bear.

My Brother Amos

My big brother Amos has dark hair and a ratstail. He has chubby
checks. He has a big smile.

Amos plays video games. He laughs at my faces. I like to play
with my brother.

My brother Amos makes me feel happy when he cuddles me. I like
him when he likes me. I love him back.

My Brother Zane

My brothers name is Zane and he is skinny. His skin is brown like
chocolate and has has brown eyes.

My brother likes to play basketball. He likes to shoot the ball
into the hoop. It is exciting.

My brother makes me feel happy when he plays 'Duck, Duck, Goose'
with me. I am proud of my brother when he comes and shows me his book.

Room 8 has another new sudent!

Welcome to Sohel!

Look after him Pt England and help him to love Pt England School.


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Welcome to Pt England Cowan

Cowan has recently joined Pt England School.
He has recorded his first movie with the help of his big brother
Amon who was visiting our class today.
Great team work boys!


Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Where The WIld Things Are

Watch our latest movie for school TV!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Shrek By Chyna

Paula Writes About Shrek



Room 8 are learning how to write character descriptions and how to write in paragraphs. For their first character description Room 8 have written about the cartoon character Shrek. We have also created pictures of Shrek in KidPix.
We hope you enjoy our work.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Kefu and Jordan Write Together

Kefu and Jordan join together to plan, write, edit and record
a story about Little Red Riding Hood.

They hope you enjoy it.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Zion and PJ Write About Justin Bieber


Justin Bieber Fever

Justin Bieber fever has hit room and and the children decided to write about the rising pop star.

The children have chosen a buddy and written their stories together. They were asked to work together and help each other with the writing, editing and recording process.

We hope you enjoy their stories and movies.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Ariana's Cold Morning


Winter is here!

If you live in New Zealand you may have noticed that the mornings are getting colder.
Winter is here!
The children of Room 8 decided to write some stories about how cold it is when they wake up in the morning.

We hope you enjoy reading them.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Brooklyn Enjoys Visiting Mt Wellington

On Thursday Team 2 went to visit Mt Wellington. Mt Wellington was enormous. We got on a bus to ride there. We had to cross the road then we had morning tea. After morning tea we went to see the crater, the crater was big. We saw volcanic rocks. We saw big rocks and small rocks. After the crater we drew what we could see. After drawing we saw Rangitoto and One Tree Hill then we had one more thing from our lunch box. Then we went back to school. When we got back to school we had lunch, then we went to play.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Toma's Crater Has Lots of Rocks

The bus arrived. When we went Mt Wellington on the bus we saw Rangitoto. When we all looked out we saw lots of volcanoes and we saw a very big crater it had lots of rocks in the crater.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Peh So's first Picture

Peh So has been working hard in class and has made his first picture using KidPix it is a self portrait.
Well done Peh So it looks great.

Shirqueras Erupting Volcano

Shirquera has shown that she understands how a volcano works
by creating this animation.


Tevita's Volcano Explodes!

Tevita has been learning about how a volcano erupts.
He has made this animation to show what happens.

Rowana's Volcano Erupts

Rowana has created this animation of a volcano erupting to
show that she understands how a volcano works.