Monday, July 20, 2015

Term 3 Inquiry: Trade and Enterprise

This term our schoo-wide inquiry is all about Trade and Enterprise.
Team One are looking at products and having a Market Day. Team Two are going to market and produce Ice Cream. Team Three are investigating jobs in today's world. Team Five are looking at different ways of being financially responsible.

Our Team are going to focus on having our own Economy with our team. The students are going to looks at ways of creating a product to market to consumers. They are going to learn about the step and processes of how it all works. Here is a short clip of what we did in Immersion Assembly.

T3 Immersion from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Talking to Bat Man

The Kiwifruits group have read an Interview by Dr Colin O'Donnell. As part of their activity the children had to write and record an interview. Here is Flynlay and Martin's interview that they have recorded using an iPad. This article was in the School Journal Level 2, April 2013. You can find our activity here in our site.

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Monday, June 29, 2015

Tavake's Game Animation

This term the children had to design and create their own game. They had to plan their backgrounds and their characters. They also had to think about the purpose of their game and what the player had to do. Here is Tavake's game. He wrote his own voice-over and didn't need much help putting this together. Well done Tavake!

Tavake Black Male from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

Basketball in Term 2

For the past 9 weeks, our maths class have been very fortunate to have two coaches: Vinnie and Shanice from Auckland Basketball, come and coach us. They have been teaching us skills: passing, catching, stop jump, dribbling the ball, guarding the ball and lots more. We got to play heaps of games like: Golden Child and 3 on 3 and so forth. We just wanted to say a huge "THANK YOU" to our coaches and to Miss Va'afusuaga for organising this for us.

Wheels Day!!

Last week on Friday 26th June, our school had Wheels Day and Wacky Hair Day. Here are some photos and footage of our children enjoying having wheels at school. Even the teachers had a go with wheels too. It was heaps of fun! All the money raised by our school is going to be donated to the schools in Dunedin that were affected by the recent floods.

Wheels Day from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

Friday, June 26, 2015

The Magic Show by KGJ

Our class are having a Talent Show today. It was optional for students. They've been practicing for the last five weeks. They came up with their own items, songs and performances and practised during lunchtimes. Here is one item from Kaharau, Germaine and Joshua.

The Magic Show KGJ from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Kosini's Pigeon Post Animation

Kosini read the article called Pigeon Post. He created this animation in two days. This was to show how people used pigeons to deliver mail a long time ago. Well done Kosini. Check out his blog here.

Kosini from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Glennes' Pigeon Post Animation

The Buzzy Bees reading group read an article called Pigeon Post by Phillipa Werry. This is an article School Journal Part 2 Number 1 2006. It was about pigeons being used a long time ago to transport messages quickly.
Glennes made an animation using hyperstudio. Well done Glennes.


Glennes pigeon from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Torty the lucky Tortoise by Room 8

Here is a presentation about Torty, the lucky tortoise. Thanks to Charles who drew this picture above.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Verbs by Alex


Here is Alex's reading activity about Verbs. He had the support of Miss Williamson. Well done Alex! You can visit his blog here


WALT: Read and find verbs

The jets and the rockets baseball. thowing.

The Jets and the Rockets. played baseball.  Zoe hit the ball. Luke threw the ball.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Synonyms by Revival

Here is Revival's presentation about synonyms. Click here to check out her blog. And leave her a comment. Well done Revival.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The Chocolate Game by Room 8

Last week our class got to play the Chocolate Game. If you don't know how to play here is a short video that explains how and what we did. No children were harmed during the filming. Check out Room 8's Literacy Class that wrote a recount about it.


R8 The Chocolate Game from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Fangapulotu and Isaac's Photo Album

The Jandals group read a story called "Grandpa's Photo Album" by Peter Friend and Alicia Ponder. The story is about grandpa and his new computer. He changed photos by adding himself to them using applications. Here is Lotu's example on her blog and Isaac's too. Can you see the differences? Lotu Isaac

Monday, May 4, 2015

Room 8 Brain Teasers

Here is our movie that we made about Brain Teasers. Watch and see if you can answer them all correctly. If you know the answer to the last question then leave us a comment on our blog.

Room 8 Brain Teasers from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Anzac Day

Today our school had a special assembly in remembrance of ANZAC Day. Lots of us have learned a bit more about why this day is special and why we need to remember this. We were very lucky to be given a field for us to gather around. We heard and hope that other schools around New Zealand held something similar too. We had a minutes silence and our prefects did a special karakia too.




Term 2 Inquiry: Tinkering, Tools and Toys



This term we are going to be focusing on Technology. Here is what our topic is called.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Point England School Picnic 2015

Every year in the first term our whole school walks down to Point England Beach. The children spend the day playing sports, making sand castles, playing on the playground, swimming and there's even a Sing-a-long. Here are some photos of our day down at the beach. Thank you Miss Williamson for the photos.

Pt England School Picnic 2015

Monday, April 6, 2015