Sunday, November 30, 2008

Swimming at Point England School

Dante wrote a recount about what we do when we go swimming. Every year all the classes at Point England school do swimming lessons at the Glen Inne YMCA pools. What do you learn for swimming?

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Our thanks to the Kiwis

We quickly jotted down our ideas about what to say to the New Zealand Rugby Leauge Kiwi's team that won the world cup. We summed it up and came up with "Proud to be a Kiwi". Well done to both teams. It was a great game to watch. We are hoping we will be able to see the trophy in the next few weeks before it goes on a nationwide tour.

Friday, November 28, 2008

The Wall-E Movie

On Wednesday the 12th of November Point England School (yes the whole school except year 6 who were away at camp) got to go to the movies as part of our topic to watch Wall-E. Have you seen Wall-E? Well, we won't spoil it for you but listen to what Onosai thought was the funniest part of the movie for him.

Friday, November 21, 2008

The final Disco for 2008

At Point England School we usually have a disco every term. This term our disco was held at our school hall on Thursday 20th November. We were fundraising money for our Champions celebration day that's going to be held at Swimarama on Saturday 13th December. It cost everyone $2 to get in and there were snacks and refreshments on sale as well. The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves and had heaps of fun. There were even games. Year 1 and 2 children played musical statues. Year 3 and 4 did the Limbo and Year 5 and 6 had a dance off. There were prizes as well for best dressed in our theme of Go for Green, best dancer, best Michael Jackson dancer and winners from each game.
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Nova dresses for the occasion

Nova chose something out of a catalogue that she really liked and wrote down why she picked it. Comment her and tell her what you thought of what she chose.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

A great Summer cooking tool

Logan wrote why he would buy his product. Listen and see if you can come up with any other ideas of why else Logan should buy what he chose.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Would you want to buy it?

Jasmine wrote why she picked her product and gave great reasons why she chose it. Would you want to buy it?

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Phontayne's Advertisement

Would you want to buy it? Why? This term apart from recounts we are learning about persuasive writing. We looked at magazines and catalogues and found something we thought we would be and had to write why. Comment Phontayne of what you think about the product he picked.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

What did you think of the Film Fest?

Our children got to go to Tamaki College for the Manaiakalani Film Festival. We've had a busy week and so as soon as we got back the children filmed their thoughts on what they liked best about it. All the films were fantastic. You can view them all on

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Film Festival 2008: PES Room 10 Goes for Green

This term we have been very fortunate to be apart of the Manaiakalani Cluster EHSAS Project. It's all about improving literacy at our school using ICT. It was a big day today for all of us who took part in sharing our films with the rest of the community. Our children are so proud of their work. You can view all other films on

Phontayne's away from school!

Do you ever wonder what some children get up to while they're away from school? Phontayne has written a recount about why he was away. Listen and find out if that has ever happened to you.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Team 2 practises for the big Athletics Event

This is Vivienne's recount about our team 2 athletic practise. Does your class practise before the big event? Find out what we tried out and how some of the children in our class went.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Cross Country at Pt England

Listen to Nova's recount writing about our cross country that took place last term. Can you find out what place she came?

Monday, November 10, 2008

Icky gooey mud

Have you played in mud? Listen to Logan's recount of what it was like playing in the mud especially in winter time. This was written during the previous term.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

We need more recycling bins!

As part of our topic we have written letters to the Auckland City Council asking for more recycling bins for our school. Listen to Hueloata's letter and see if why we need more bins is right.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Room 10's athletic practise

Today is our school athletics. We have to practise for it because some of us are now 8 years old and we'll be doing senior field events like discus and shot put. Listen to Te Rina's recount about how Team 2's practise went and you might like to give her some tips of what she can do to do well next time.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Vivienne's Long Weekend Experience

What do you do during your weekends? Do some of your family members go away sometimes? Listen to Vivienne's recount of what she did. Please share with her what experiences you have in the weekend.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Te Rina goes away for Labour Day weekend

During the long weekend of Labour Day in New Zealand most people take the chance to go away and see family in other parts of the country. Listen to Te Rina's recount of what she did and share with her something you like to do during long weekends.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

As part of our topic our class looked at compost using apple cores. Listen and find out what we did. You can share with Logan something you know or have done with compost.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Jesiah's Long Weekend

Monday 27th October, 2008 was New Zealands Labour Day. Listen to find out what Jesiah got up to. If you're from NZ share with him what you did or if you're from overseas, what you do for your Labour Day.