Thursday, December 20, 2012

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Goodbye from Miss Burne

Goodbye Pt England! Thank you for the good times kids, I will always remember my time with you. If you see me at Auckland Museum, make sure you stop and say hello. Thank you to all the amazing staff - you are truely inspirational people. Happy Holidays and good luck next year. Miss Burne x

Year 4's Prizegiving film

Friday, December 14, 2012

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Violet Beauragarde by Rima

Rima has written a character description of Violet Beauregarde from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Derek the Dinosuar on School TV

In Room Ten the Zebras reading group have been experimenting with stop motion animation and some toys from our toy box. They have made the following movie in imovie  and have worked with Mr J on creating their own sound effects.  It was shown on School TV today What a clever bunch of children.

Remember to leave them a comment on their blog and tell them how many hands you see. It is a trick question.  First to leave a comment with the right answer wins a prize.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Year 4's Making their OWN blogs

We have been busy in Room Ten getting our year fours ready for Netbook classes next year. Next year the year 4's will become year 5's where they use their own blog for sharing their work with the world.

Toma and Paris have already shared their post on their own blogs, check them out and leave them a comment to encourage them to post more.

More year 4 blogs to follow soon.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Pt England Beach by Omari

The following is a story that Omari wrote for his writing test.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Charlie Buket by Adam

We have been reading the story Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Adam has written a character description of Charlie to share with you.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Violet Beauregarde by Alizhay

Alizhay has recorded her first story in imovie to share on our blog. It is a character description of Violet from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Please leave her a comment.

Violet Beauregard by Amber

We have been reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory as a class. Amber has written a character description of Violet Beauregard. She hopes you enjoy it and leave her lots of comments.

Venetia Writes About The Three Little Pigs

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Alizhay's First Movie

Alizhay is new to Pt England. Welcome Alazhay!

She has made lot's of new friends and has been learning how to use the ipad to make movies.

This is the first movie she has made which shows a jumping bunny that we made as part of our inquiry topic.  Well done Alizhay, you are very clever.

Toys Alive by Elizabeth G

Elizabeth has made this animation in Hyperstudio and imovie. She has been experimenting with adding and making her own sound effects and using titles. Great job Elizabeth

Monday, November 26, 2012

Guy Fawkes By Alice

On a Monday there was a cold blue sky at night. When the star's shone bright blue my family and I lit firework's.

 Lifting up their brown hand's, my family pulled out fireworks from a box. Mum was so excited she jumped up with laughter, my sister jumped up too and danced around like a clown. The little children had sparkler's, it was fun to draw our names in the air.

The first firework was colourful, it was red, pink, green and blue, it exploded in the sky, “BOOM”! When that fireworks finished we got the second firework out,  it was could Zombie Dombie. My oldest brother held the long stick while my other brother lit the fireworks. It looked like a sparkling yellow star.

 As I  walked inside my house I heard a loud noise so I ran outside and I saw firework’s  popping out of a bottle. I screamed ‘Arggh’  because I was frightened.

My cousin’s ,Uncle’s and Auntie’s came to join the celebrations. That’s when it was extra, extra, extra, extra, extra, extra fun! My mum said in Samoan’’ok, well now that the children are here we have to give them sparkler’s’. We gave them sparkler’s than the adult’s did the big fireworks.  Soon it was all over and everyone went home. My mum said in Samoan’’ Goodbye’‘ and we went inside to sleep. As I pulled the covers up to my chin I imagined colourful, beautiful, sparking fireworks. I could not wait for next year.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Room Ten's Film Festival Movie

It is that time again...  the Manaiakalani film festival at Sylvia Park!

Room Ten set themselves a challenge this year to try new things with green screen and imovie.
A team of children have worked, problem solved on a regular basis to create the following movie. Our goal was to create an effect where a student (Suli) could be the head of a cartoon character.  Our main character finds himeself in a tricky situation, trapped in a colouring book. Our movie is not perfect, but we learnt a lot and we really enjoyed ourselves making it.

Well done to our actors, Suli, Alice, Lukis and Venetia.
A great job from our animators Waimaria, Adam, Paris, Zack, Adriel, Elizabeth, Toma.
Big thanks to our clever thinkers Dartanian, Taunese, Suli who helped with the problem solving and planned the script.

We hope you enjoy it! Please leave us a comment - we love your feedback.

check out some more movies from the film festival here

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

For topic we have been learning how to make toys that move.

We have been making a toy woodpecker which oscilates, which means it moves in a steady ryhthm.

Why not try and make one for yourself. It is lots of fun.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Fireworks by Waimaria

On Monday I  asked my mum and Robbie if we could have fireworks.  Me, my Mum ,Tanisha went to the shop which had fireworks in it. My mum said we can get it if it was $25. It was and my mum said yes. Then we went home. When we  went home I asked Robbie if we can do fireworks now, but he said no.

Tanisha said "we want fireworks too". When we went to the shop Tanisha  went in the shop to see what was inside. Tansiha said "mum you have to come and see, there is fireworks there as well". She said "lets buy it" . "OK"  said my mum.

When it was night  Robbie said you can do it now ok. My mum said yes we can do it now. I was so happy. I wish we can do it again. It was so so cool. I loved Monday.

(Waimaria wrote this independently on the ipad in free time and has found this photo via

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Creating Creatures!

Hard at work making our climbing creatures

How to make the climbing creature

This movie shows you how to make a climbing creature. Maybe you could make one at home in the holidays. A climbing creature would make a great christmas present.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Making a climbing creature!

This term we are learning about and creating toys that move. Miss Szymanik our student teacher brought in a toy from her childhood which was monkey that could climb.
Guess what we loved it so much we made our own. Check out our next post to see how we made our own climbing creature.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Miss Szymanik's Toys

As an introduction to our inquiry topic ' Toy Story', our student teacher, Miss Szymanik brought in some toys from her childhood to share with the class.

We worked in groups and and discussed what they were made of, how they moved, their special features and who they were made for.

We are even going to use one of them for a special movie we are making for school TV. Keep reading our blog to see which one we used!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Alice Writes About Lovesick Barbies

Barbies Toy Story

As part of our immersion assesmbly Team Three shared Barbies toy story. Enjoy! Thanks to Ashley who filmed this on the ipad for us.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Term 3 - What's Your Toy Story

Term 3 began yesterday and what a beginning it was. The teachers put on an amazing  assembly to introduce our  topic "Toy Story". It is a technology unit and we get to make our own toy during the term!

Check out our topic wall in our class. It is going to be the most amazing term. We hope to have lots of posts about our topic so keep reading our blog and leaving us comments.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Paris Draws Miss Burne For Her Twitter Account

Paris has made this image of Miss Burne for her Twitter account.

Thanks Paris!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Friday, October 5, 2012

Making A Bubble Cone

I dipped my bubble blower into the gray bucket of slimy liquid  and raised my bubble cone  and blew as slow and soft as a turtle . The adventures children of Room ten made a cone inside the sweet smelling classroom on a beautiful sunny day. We  challenged ourselves to have fun and an exciting experience.

We watched the YouTube clip, the clip demonstrated on the projecter what to do. The magical children of Room Ten made bubble cone's and celleotaped inside the of cone. I was successful in creating and making a bubble blower. My bubble cone was shaped like a ice cream cone. I keeped on going by preservered until I got it right.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Friday, September 28, 2012

Meeting Ruben Paterson

Paris and Dartanian have made a movie about their trip into the city where they went to the opening of Ruben Paterson's new exhibition.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Magical Bubble Cone

I dipped my magical cone into the slimy liquid it looked so disgusting. The adventurous children of room ten made wonderful bubble blowers.We were having fun in the sweet smelling classroom and it was Miss Szymaniks first day.

First we watched a clip on YouTube on the big projecter then we followed the instructions. We created a fantastic bubble blower cone.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Monday, September 17, 2012

Bubble Cones

Today in Room Ten there was Bubble Magic! Watch our movie to see what happened. We will be writing our stories this week and will post them for you to listen and read soon. Until then perhaps you would like to try and make a bubble cone.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Night Sends a Message to His Friends At Pt England

Night will be reading our blog while he is at camp, so leave him a message and tell him what you have been doing while he has been away. He enjoys reading your messages.

Dartanian and Paris Meet Ruben Paterson

On Tuesday the 4th of September Dartanian and Paris attended the opening of Ruben Paterson. Dartanian has written abou the night. A movie will be posted soon that both Paris and Dartanian have made about their exciting night.

Miss Burne drove us in a maroon car to the city. Paris and I played a game with Miss Burne as we had to spot the sky tower. Each time we found the sky tower we scored one hundred points. We parked the car and Paris and I walked around the city and took photos of the sky tower.

As we walk into the Gow Langsford Gallery, Paris and I spotted Rueben Paterson.Rueben Paterson was in his  black  tuxedo and a black vest, he looked important. He was surrounded by people talking to him and looking at his amazing artwork.  David the bear was carved in polystyrene, he was huge and when we felt small like mice. There was a painting  of road kill , it was a deer and on its leg there was a Get well balloon. I think Rueben uses the balloon because it was a dead deer. On another wall we saw an art work which was black,white, red  and coved in glitter. Guess what  Paris and I saw this art work on google before we went to the exhibition . My favourite art work was the glittery black puma. We were exited to see Ruben Patterson . When we meet him he was kind to us because he took a photo with me and Paris.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Omari Experiments With Skitch On the ipad

Today Omari read "Skateboard Park". In this book it explained the parts of a skateboard and the different safety gear that a skater needed to wear. Omari created this image on the ipad in Skitch to show that he now understands the what the word deck means in relation to a skateboard.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Heather goes to church

Heather has written this story independently on the ipad about her weekend.
On Sunday my family and I went to church and we were learning all about Jesus and God. Then I saw someone that I see at school all the time! It was Lukis. I was talking to him when everybody was singing the song,I was sneaky.When the song had finished it was time to do the prayer. We closed our eye's and talked to God. When it was finished we all had to go up to the front of the church and we all were singing a church song. It was so much fun singing the song.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Toma Writes About Fear Factor Room Ten

Toma has written a paragraph describing the bravery of Room Tens Fear Factor contestants.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Waimaria Runs!

Fear Factor Room Ten

Recently Room Ten held their own fear factor to inspire us for writing. Some very brave contestants closed their eyes and took a risk into the unknown and eating the unknown. Sometimes it was delicious, sometimes it was disgusting!
Watch and see.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Paris animates the 100mtr sprint

Paris and Liz Write together

I sunk into the deep muddy mud it was like quick sand pulling me down. My shoe got lost in the mud so I had to look for it. It was the Pt England School cross country at the Pt England Reserve.

We gathered together outside Mr Barks room. Then we met Mr Burt and we walked on the track. Mr Burt told the girls to line up. The nine year olds had to run through the bush walk. I fell down and neally fell in the creek and I was crying but a teacher helped me up.When I fell down I was running so fast I run like a cheetar.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Cross Country By Tamara

I waited with anticipation for the cross country to start. Finally it was my turn. I got muddy feet and I sunk into the deep, dark mud. The mud ate my feet. I was out of breath and I had to catch my breath.I sped up when I saw the finish line. My heart was beating so fast I had to have a drink. I was puffed.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Friday, August 31, 2012

Lukis Writes About Cross Country

Daffodil Day

Today is Daffodil Day in New Zealand which is a day that helps to raise funds for fighting cancer.
Room Ten have made this movie to help promote today and to remember those who we have lost.

If you wish to donate you can do so via the cancer society website

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Amber Writes About Cross Country

Amber writes on the ipad about the school cross country

It was a beautiful sunny day for the cross country race, I looked down at my feet they were covered in mud like cowpat. It felt really sqeashy. It dripped down my legs it felt tickley.

We gathered on the black hard court and waited for the race to begin. I felt excited because I was goning to go as fast as a Lamborghini. When the race began, Mr Jacobsen
Said ''Go" to the 5yr old girls and boys.I saw them run as fast as a Lamborghini.

When I was running I fell over but I got up and started running again to get to the finish line first. I had lots of fun playing in the mud when I was doing cross country. I saw the mud at the finish line I was about to fall over.

When I got to the finish line I saw people watching who comes first.When I got the finish line they were cheering for me and I was so proud they were shouting ''GO YOU CAN DO IT".I was smiling because of them cheering at me.The finish had two cones and a line with mud at the end the mud really looked like cow poo ''EWWW". As I saw the finish line in sight I sped up and the crowd cheered for joy as I dropped down I exhaustion. I fell and caught my breath while I was on the ground. As I cached my breath I saw my Mum at waiting and she said ''Well Done". I came 4th place. I was so exhausted that my Mum gave me a drink.

Tamara's Olympic Animation

 This is Tamara's first year learning Hyperstudio and she has worked very hard to complete her animation in Hyperstudio and make her movie in imovie.

Well done Tamara!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Today in Room Ten

This is kalesha she came to our classroom  to watch us.We showed her how  to Use the camer on the I pad.

Posted by Waimaria and Amber

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Friday, August 24, 2012

Paris and Liz work together!

I sunk into the deep muddy mud it was like quick sand pulling me down. My shoe got lost in the mud so I had to look for it. It was Pt England School cross country day, it was at the Pt England Reserve for the nine year olds. We were running out of breath.

We gathered together outside Mr Barks room. Then we met Mr Burt and we walked to the track.Then Mr Burt told the girls to line up, I felt nervous it was like butterflies were in my tummy.

Nine year olds had to run through the bush walk. I fell down and neally fell in the creek and I was crying, but a teacher helped me up. When I fell down I was running so fast I run like a cheetar. As I came to the finish line I heard Mr J speaking on the microphone, he was encouraging us to keep on running.I was so glad I made it.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

I looked down at my muddy feet it was covered in mud it looked like cowpat. It felt really squishy. It dripped down my legs it felt tickley. When I was running I fell over but I got up and started running to get to the finish line first.I had lots of fun. Running in cross crountry. I saw the mud at the finish line I was about to fall over again.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Monday, August 20, 2012

Amber and Toma write about Valarie Adams

Valarie Adams won a silver medal in shot put and came second place because she stepped out of the circle but Nadzeya Ostapchuk did'nt step out of the circle.

Valarie Adams is 27 years old world champion in the London olympic 3 Times. She had three no throws, but had powerfull throws because of her strong arms, they were always over 20meters.Valarie adams was so sad because she is no longer the world champion in the hole world she was no longer the best.In the next olympic she is going to come first.

We feel sorry for Valarie Adams.

It was Day ten of the olympics and it was announced that Opstachuck had been taking drugs to make her stronger. Nadzeya opstachuck was discalfid. Then Valarie Adams had won a gold medal in shot put.

Elizabeth's Olympic Animation

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Friday, August 10, 2012

Our First Gold Medal by PJ

PJ has been learning how to write and send his work via the IPad. His has worked on this paragraph independently. Wonderful typing PJ!

Joseph Sullivan and Nathan Cohen were in the mens rowing, they won a gold medal. It was the 2012 London Olympic games. The deadly doouble we're at Downey Lake. .Their Powerful arms paddle their boat through the water it was a dream race.

Chyrus Write His Story For Homework

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Another Bronze for New Zealand

Mark Todd's fifth olympic medal.

It was the 2012 Olympics games and there were five equestrian horse riders.The five horse riders were show jumping. Mark Todd is 56 year old. His horse name is Campino. Mark Todd is competeing in the New Zealand team. In the past Mark Todd won two gold medals and two bronze. As Mark Todd looked up at score board. He had to bet the time of 83 seconds.He had to do double jumps and triple jumps.He shakes his head in disappointment.It was Mark Todds fith olympic medal. Mark Todd found out he came third place.

(written colaboratively on the ipad)

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Our First Medal!

Toma writes about our first medal at the London Olympics 2012.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Taunese writes about our Olympic Assembly

This is Taunese's first story that she has written and shared via our ipad.

Early Monday morning Pt England students went to the chilly school hall. It was immersion assembly and the topic for Term Three was the Olympics.

Team three was my favorite because when Lights  out Lavakula did her powerful punch to Boogaloo Barks and he fell on the stage, he stumbled to his feet and ran away with fear. Did you know,that this year women are allowed to box in the Olympics and that it is held in London?

Thursday, July 19, 2012

One Foggy Morning : Colaborative Writing by Liz and Elizabeth

Liz and Elizabeth have worked together on our IPad to write about the weather this morning.

 The glittery sun was breaking through the fog while the shivering seagulls were looking for some food on the icy green grass. I looked out the window and I saw the trees invisible like a ghost it was wet and damp and I saw dark shadows all around me. When I saw walking I breath in and out I saw smoke cameing out of my mouth. If I looked at the sun my eyes was squint it was hard to see the invisible trees in the fog, but at ten oclock the sun came out and finally the fog went away.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Suli Shares Via Our Ipad About His Holiday

On Tuesday my Mum took me to the movies at Sylvia Park to watch Snow White and the Huntsman.When the lights went out I was excited, it was really dark.When the movie came on I asked my Mum for some money so I can buy an ice cream.When I came back I forgot where I was sitting so I had to look for my Mum.When I found her I had to use my manners to get through the people and back to my seat.When I got back to my seat I said "Finally"!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Collaborative Writing On Our Ipad

This  artwork  is made by Room Twenty and it was inspired by  Fatu Feu'u.Room 20 has added a lot  of detail in this lovely artwork. Room 20 copied this artwork for the Point England art exabition.Room 20 has been doing this artwork for along time because it is so pretty and beautiful.

This artwork is the best artwork I've seen in the exhibition. The artwork has lot's of feather's and colour, has pretty hearts on it and it has a waka on it.We took this photo because it had a lot of gourgous colours and detail,it made me want to take this wonderful photo . We should sell this lovely artwork for $20 because it is so beautiful.

This artwork is the best artwork I've ever seen in my life I think Room 20 has been working for a really longtime .I think that Room 20 was having a great time making this artwork and they have worked very hard on this lovely beautiful artwork.

Writing Via Our Ipad About Shawn's Artwork

Room Ten have been using our ipads to write. We have been writing using the app Evernote. First we take a picture to inspire us, then we colaborate to write our story, after that we record our story it to hear how it sounds and help us edit. Then we email it to our Teacher to post on our blog. The following description is by Adriel and Omari.
Shawn likes to go around with his dad in his truck. He made this artwork for the school art exhibition.Omari and I thinks that Shawn's art work is fantastic.
The dark colors make me sad like a raining day.The truck looks stormy and dark.The truck looks cool with flames on its trailer. The wheels look like their going to pop from the heat of the red flames.
When I look at the truck it looks like its on fire at the back.The truck of the tree looks like it is on fire. The road looks like stones filled up with cheese.
Omari and I think it is the best in the school art exhibition.We thought this artwork is going in a famous New Zealand art gallery.I was inspired by Shawns truck that he drew.I think that he will be a good artist some day just like Mondrian.I am a big fan of Shawn's work, his art makes me smile all the time I see his work on the wall in the art exhibition.I hope when he grows up he becomes an artist.I hope he has a huge studio to make heaps of art.
Adriel, Shawn and Omari

Monday, July 16, 2012

Term 3 Begins

Term 3 has began with an amazing Assembly by our talented teachers. Well done Pt England.
Our Inquiry this term will be the 2012 Olympic games. We will be supporting New Zealand 'Going for gold' and learning all about the Olympic games. As always we look forward to sharing our work with all our readers.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Monday, July 9, 2012

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Planning Our Artwork For The School Art Exhibition

This time lapse movie shows our planning process for the final display of our artwork for the school art exhibition.

Artwork Inspired By Rueben Paterson

At our visit to the Auckland Art Gallery Room Ten were inspired by the work of Rueben Paterson. We loved his glittered artwork "Whakapapa, get down on your knees" and wanted to make our own version.
In our artwork we have each contributed 8 squares which we liked or felt represented ourselves. We have joined these pieces together with our classmates make to the large work which represents our class, Room Ten.
Watch the time lapse video that follows in our next post to see how we joined all our pieces together to make a giant artwork for our Art Exhibition.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Friday, June 22, 2012

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Auckland Art Gallery

The Year 3's from Team Three have had the amazing opportunity to visit the Auckland Art Gallery. We have been inspired by the work of Reuben Paterson whose work we saw on our visit. Make sure you come to our art exhibition in week 10 to see our artwork.

Year 3's Trip to the Auckland Art Gallery from Team 3 PES on Vimeo.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Mondrian Cake!

Today was Miss Burnes birthday and we had a party, played lots of games and Miss Burne brought along a Mondrian cake which looked like his artwork 'Composition in red, blue and yellow'.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Taunese's Art Gallery

Taunese has completed her animation about some famous artworks.
What an amazing job she has done!

Taunese's Art Gallery from Team 3 PES on Vimeo.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Amber Becomes The Mona Lisa

Amber shares the introduction from her story about how she became the Mona Lisa through the magic of technology.

I am the Mona Lisa from Team 3 PES on Vimeo.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Its Magic!

Today was our turn for School TV and with some help from our new ipad we created this magical movie. Enjoy.

Art Alive from Team 3 PES on Vimeo.

Remember to leave us a comment and tell us who you recognise.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Art Alive

This terms topic is ART ALIVE.

At the start of the term our teachers wowed us by dressing up as artists and telling us about art in our immersion assembly.

Room Ten has been very busy this term learning about different artists and creating masterpieces in class. At the end of this term we will be having an art exhibition at our school to share our work with our families and friends as well. But we won't forget about all of our readers of our blog, we will post some examples soon

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Friday, May 11, 2012

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Rima Can Speak Well

Monday, May 7, 2012

Friday, May 4, 2012

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Ezra All About Me

Ezra shares his Term 1 Animation

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Chyrus Speaks

PJ Tells Us About His Family

Monday, April 30, 2012

Nights Term 1 Animation

All About Me by Liz

Liz has made this animation to tell the world about herself.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

New Zealand Sign Language Week

This week is NZ Sign Language Week so lets get signing Pt England!

Room Ten has a challenge for you, we have made this movie of us signing the New Zealand National Athem. It will be played in assembly on Friday and we would love it if you would join in and sign along. Our signing is not perfect so you can also check out the official  video on you tube to make sure you get it right.

But here is our version:

Paris's Term 1 Animation

Paris tells us about herself in Hyperstudio and Imovie.

Alice Tells Us About Herself

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Paris Mihi

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Monday, April 2, 2012

Last Day Of Swimming

Today was the last day of swimming.  Room Ten would like to thank all the instructors that we have had over the last few weeks for helping us gain skills and confidence in the water.

Thank you to Night who interviewed the children and shot the footage for us.

Where does Dartanian's Name Come From?

Roimata's Speech

Waimaria Shares

Let's Learn About Liz

Elizabeth Knows Her Speech Off By Heart!

Zack Can Speak With Expression

Toma Tells The World About Himself

Presentation Week For Room 10

This week we have been sharing with the class a little about ourselves. After writing our speeches we were asked to present it to the class in a clear and confident manner.

PJ was the videographer and has captured our speeches on film.  Ezra was his props assistant, holding the cue cards for those who needed some extra help.

Our speeches will follow over the next few days. Enjoy!

Friday, March 30, 2012

Mr O'Connor's Last Day

Today was Mr O'Connor's last day in Room Ten.
We have been so lucky to have him with us for the last four weeks as our student teacher.
WE WILL MISS YOU! Good luck with your studies, you are going to be a wonderful teacher.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

A Comment to Stavely At Methven Primary

Dear Stavely,

I enjoyed reading your poem because it had lots of clever sentences and I learnt that Tenzing and Edmund Hillary went all the way to the summit of Mt Everest. My Favourite part was when it said the queen has given Sir Ed a medal. I didn’t know you could get a medal for climbing a mountain. Thank you for sharing your work.

Rima, Roimata, Ezra and Omari

A Collaborative Comment To Our Buddy Class

To our buddy class at Methven Primary School,

We enjoyed your poem because it had lots of detail and we learnt things we did not know before. We didn’t know that Sir Ed climbed the snowy mountains. Our favourite part was when you described the horribly, dangerous mountain.

Keep up the great work
Room Ten at Pt England School

How to be Cyber Smart and Leave A Positive Comment

As part of our Cyber Smart programme Room Ten have been working on writing an effective comment to people, one that we would be proud of,  that is respectful and positive.

Lately we have been reading the blog posts from our Buddy Class in the South Island,  a year 2 and 3 class at Methven Primary .

They have been sharing their amazing poems and artwork .                    
We had to used our " How to comment on a blog" card which guides us and helps us write a quality comment and therefore help us leave a positive footprint online.
Some examples of our comments will be posted soon.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Human Knot by Omari

Omari has written the following story about taking part in a cooperation game, "The Human Knot".
He shares it with you via imovie.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Ezra and Baseball

Ezra writes about his experience learning to play baseball.

Monday, March 19, 2012

The Human Knot

Room Ten have been working on respecting one another and have been learning how to cooperate. Today we created a Human Knot and needed to work with one another to untangle ourselves.

Once again Rima is responsible for the images and footage, great work Rima with your broken arm!
Watch our movie to see how we got on. Our stories will follow later in the week.

Thanks to Mr O'Connor our student teacher for putting this activity together for us.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Night Likes Baseball

Night shares his story about baseball.

Adriel Makes A MarshMallow Tower

Adriel shares her recount about the cooperation activity, 'Making a Marshmallow Tower'.

Phaezon Plays Baseball

Phaezon shares his story about learning how to play baseball.

A Story About Baseball

Waimaria, enjoyed learning how to play baseball and has written a story to share her experience.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Respect - Our School TV Film

Today our movie about RESPECT was shown on school TV. The photos are by Paris and Ashley and videographers were Lukis, Phaezon and Night.

We hope you enjoy it!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Adam Makes A Marshmallow Tower

Room Ten have been working together and learning to cooperate. Last week they were asked to work as a team and build the tallest tower they could out of Marshmallows and spaghetti.
Adam has written an introduction paragraph about this.

Adam made this film in imovie with Elizabeth.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Collaborative Writing

Our inquiry this term is The Pt England Way and our value is respect. Room Ten have been taking part in lots of activites which require them to work together well and respect each others ideas and the way each other work. One of these activities was Collaborative Writing where the children needed to work as a team to write a story. They have shared one of the stories below.

A Tiger Shark is hunting for food they can smell your blood from a distance. The Tiger Shark meets a fish and it eat's the fish quickly. As the fish went down the sharks throat it was began to punch the shark . The fish punches the shark so hard that it made a gigantic hole and the fish swam away.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Elizabeths Writes About The Weather

Elizabeth has written a story about Auckland weather

Monday, March 5, 2012

Marshmallow Towers

Room Ten have been learning to work respectfully as a team.

Today in class the children of Room Ten were challenged to built a Marshmallow Tower as a team. They needed to remember to listen respectfully to the ideas of others, share equipment and include each other in the task to make the tallest tower possible that would stand without help.
Watch the movie below to see how they got on. Stories about this experience will be posted soon ... watch this space!

Walking in the Rain by Roimata

Roimata has recorded her first story in imovie with the help of her friends. She has created her background picture in Hyperstudio

Friday, March 2, 2012

Where is Methven Primary?

Today the children of Room Ten had an exciting time in class.
Due to the wonderful world of skype we got to talk to a class from Methven Primary School in the South Island.

Check out their Class Blog and add it to your favourites to follow what these children get up to in 2012.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Thursday, February 23, 2012

PJ And The Catterpillar Race

Room Ten have been working on writing an effective introduction. PJ has written a wonderful introduction which begins with a hook and includes who, what, where, why and how.

Watch he movie to hear him read his introduction.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Adriel Joins Room Ten

Hello my names is Adriel. My Favourite place is school because I keep on learning. I think that I am good at singing and my favourite song is by Bruno Mars. I really enjoy learning Topic at school. My goal this year is that I want to get better at finishing my homework. A new friend I have made this year is Ashley.

Dartanian Returns to Room Ten

Hi my name is Dartanian and my favourite place is Subway. I think I am good at writing and I really enjoy reading at school. My goal this year is to get better at maths. A new friend I have made is

Friday, February 17, 2012

Waimaria Sets Her Goal

Hi my name is Waimaria. My favourite food is pizza and I think I am good girl at Pt England School. I really enjoy learning maths at school. My goal this year is that I want to get better at writing. A new friend I have made at school is Rima.

Night Sets Goals For 2012

Hi my name is Night. My favourite food is Burger King and I think I am good at Rugby League and I really enjoy Rugby at school. My goal this year is that I want to get better at maths. A new friend I have made at school is PJ.

Hello my name is Chyrus. My favourite colour is blue. I think that I am good at maths and I really enjoy learning how to read at school. My goal this year is I want to get better at couning from one hundred. A new friend I have made at school is Phaezon.

Suli's Goals For 2012

Hello my name is Suli. My favourite game is Mortal Kombat. I think that I am good at maths and I really enjoy learning about maths at school too. My goal this year is to get better at writing. A new friend that I have made at school is Omari.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Hello my name is Adriel. My Favourite place is school because I Keep on learning

Welcome Heather

Hello my names is Heather. My Favourite movie is ' We brought a Zoo'. I think that I am good at maths and I enjoy learning writing at school. My goal this year is to get better at topic. A new friend that I have made at school is Chris.

Room Ten Makes A Class Treaty

Room Ten has been spending some time over the last week deciding and agreeing some rules to help us have a happy learning environment.
Alice tells us more...

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Alice Is In Room Ten

Kiora my name is Alice. My favourite movie is the muppets and I think that I am good at swimming. I really enjoy learning to spell at school. My goal this year is to get better at maths and writing. A new friend I have made at school is Cameo.

Rima is in Room Ten

Hi my name is Rima and my favourite food is a plum. I think that I am really good at reading and I really enjoy math at school. My goal this year is to get better at painting. A new friend I have made this year is Amber.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Welcome Omari

Hello my name is Omari and my favourite game is Mortal Combat. I think that I am good at maths and I really enjoy learning how to write. My goal this year is to get better at math. A new friend that I have made this year is Dartanian.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Elizabeths Goal for 2012

Kia ora my name is Liz and my favourite place is the Cook Islands. I think that I am good at reading and I really enjoy writing at school. My goal this year is to get better at Maths. A new friend that I have made at school is Venetia.