Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
In term 3 our topic was called The Art in Storytelling. As part of narrative writing Andee rewrote the story of Jack and the Beanstalk in his own words. Listens as he shares with you his writing.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
We have finally finished the school year, here at Pt England School. All the children and staff are now on holiday. BUT that doesn't mean our blog is. We realise that some schools around the world are still working hard. So, over the next coming weeks until February 2nd 2010 (first day of term) children's work will still be shared and posted on our blog. We thank you all for visiting us and posting us postivie comments over the year.
Miss Lavakula and Room 10@Pt England School
Thursday, December 10, 2009
As part of learning our team (Room 9, Room 11, Room 12 and Room 13) all went to MOTAT to learn about Christmas. Here are some photos of our time there. Despite the rain, we still had a lot of fun. From playing in the Challenge Zone and doing the Christmas Trail to the Mirror Maze, decorating a Christmas Tree and Making Chocolate. Thank you Antoaneta and team for looking after us.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Part of this term for writing we have been working on writing our own Limerick Poems. It's a lot harder than you think. Listen as Asena has worked hard. If you're not sure what a limerick poem is click here for an explanation.
Limerick Poems have 5 lines and are meant to be silly/ funny
The first, second and fifth line rhyme and they have 8-9 syllables
The third and fourth line rhyme and they have 5-6 syllables
Give it a go and leave us a comment.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
A few weeks ago it was Halloween and it's celebrated particularly in America. However, here in New Zealand not all children go "trick or treating". Listen as Jouan shares her writing about what she did during this weekend instead.
Saturday, November 28, 2009
This is Gloria's recount of what happened in our Blindfold Race. Listen as she explains how much fun it was.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
This is Anamei's writing for the blindfold game. Listen as she explains what she found really funny.
Monday, November 23, 2009
This is Levi's reount writing for our class blindfold race. Listen carefully as he has tried really hard to include interesting words.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Ever tried to race while blindfolded? As part of a writing experience and motivation. Room 10 went outside and divided themselves into four groups. Then, each person had to have a partner. One person was blindfolded and the other person acted as the guide again and had to instruct their buddy where to go. Stay tuned for children's writing of this fun-filled game.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
This is Hayley's recount writing for our Silly Sandwich Game in class. Listen as she worked really hard to write this amazing story.
Monday, November 16, 2009
This term as part of a writing motivation we made Silly Sandwiches in partners. One was blindfolded their arms were making the sandwich and the person sitting down on the chair and wasn't blindfolded acted as the guide and gave their buddy directions and instructions on what to do. Below are some photos of this experience. As you can see it was a lot of fun and laughs. Stay tuned for stories that the children have written.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
This morning our whole school walked down to Tamaki College to watch lots of amazing films made by our school and schools in our cluster. It's a great time to celebrate and see all the wonderful and amazing things we have done this year. This was our movie that we made for this Manaiakalani Film Festival. Click here to see all the movies that are being shown today.
Monday, November 9, 2009
Last week we were very fortunate to Skype with our friends in America. For a majority of the class, it was their first time (including the teacher). The children were all very excited to speak live with Dr John Strange and some of his students. Below is what we recorded but if you click here and then another link on that post, you will see what Dr John Strange recorded. It was lots of fun. Thanks again to our friends in America. We hope to Skype again with them, our friends around the country and the world soon.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Following on from our celebration of White Sunday, the children wrote recounts of what happened. Here is Othaniel's version.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
This term our topic is Food Glorious Food. We will be learning about different celebrations and the foods that are eaten on these special occasions. Our first celebration was White Sunday. This a movie of how and what we did to celebrate this event in our classroom.
Monday, October 26, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
We have been very fortunate to have friends in America that leave us lots of comments. We even have been sent a movie for us. Click here to see it. Thank you to Dr Strange and his lovely grandaughter.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
As promised here is a story of our Immersion Assembly that happened on Monday 12th October here at Pt England School. Listen as Anamei describes what she saw and what she enjoyed most.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Term 4 has begun and our topic is "Food Glorious Food". At the beginning of every term we have a special assembly to get everyone interested in the topic. Here are some pictures that the children have drawn using kidpix. Leave us a comment and share with us who or what you think they are dressed up as or doing. Stay posted for stories from the children as well.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Last term our topic was The Art in Storytelling. Our e-Learning task was to draw and animate a nursery rhyme or fairytale. This is Evan's animation for Incey Wincey Spider.
Friday, October 9, 2009
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
This is Gloria's writing for the Tale of the Ugly Duckling. She has worked hard in term 3 and was able to write the beginning of the story. Listen and you'd might like to leave her a comment about what happens next
Once upon a time there lived a mother she laid 7 eggs. She said "come out now, I will count to 3 and then you come out 1,2,3". And out came 6 eggs but the mother duck saw one she told the duckling "come out", the duckling said "I'm trying, I'm trying" the egg hatched and out came one ugly duckling. The mother duck was curious, why was the duckling different? But she just remained silent. They went to the pond to learn how to swim. They ugly duckling was the only one that could swim. They went to meet their mother's friends. Some of the friends were teasing the ugly duckling and the mother said "stop it, it is just his colour". She was so unhappy with them. So they went back home. One of the ducklings were playing a game, the ugly duckling asked them "can I play with you?". The ducklings said "No, you are too ugly to play with us, go away.
Sunday, October 4, 2009
This is Jouan's animation using kidpix for the Nursery Rhyme Incey Wincey Spider. It's also called Itsy Bitsy Spider.
Friday, October 2, 2009
This is Levi's animation of Humpty Dumpty. He has worked very hard in term 3 to make sure his drawings were realistic and detailed. Well done Levi!
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
This is Anamei's writing of the Aesop Fable, The Lion and the Mouse. Listen carefully as she reads with lots of expression.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
This is Antonio's amazing animation of the nursery rhyme Hey Diddle Diddle. He has tried very hard to make his drawings realistic. Can you see what Antonio has animated using kidpix?
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
This is Lukis retelling the story of the Lion and the Mouse. He wrote this during a couple of writing lessons. Listens as uses lots of interesting words.
Monday, September 21, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
This is Asena's short summary of Snow White. Have you heard the story before? Listen as she summarises it very carefully.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
This term we have been learning about Fairy Tales and Nursery Rhymes. As part of the year, each class has to make a movie to share with the school on our daily PENN (pronounced PNN) School News. Below is our second movie for the term. See if you can follow it and find out which characters belong in which story. We got our script from FreeDrama.com Many thanks to them for allowing us to use it.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
As a class and school we have been very fortunate to have lots of visitors from across the nation and worldwide that leave us comments. We have a made a movie for Dr Strange and his students in America, to say thank you and we also have questions for them.
This is Anamei's writing for Jack and the Beanstalk. Can you hear which sentences are her gems? (a sentence that she has used very interesting words)
Saturday, September 5, 2009
This is Saadiya's writing for the beginning of Jack and the Beanstalk. Do you know what happens next?
Thursday, September 3, 2009
We've been writing lots about fairytales. So far, we covered Little Red Riding Hood, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Pied Piper, The Gingerbread Man and Jack and the Beanstalk.
This is Jouan's part she has written for Jack and the Beanstalk.
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
This is Gloria's introduction that she has written for Jack and the Beanstalk. If you read her writing below you will see she has added a question, a statement and speech marks. Can you find them? If you have a really good idea of what should come next in the story please leave her a comment.
Once upon a time there lived a boy called Jack, he lived with his mother. One day his mother said "Jack, go and sell the cow it will cost 5 pennies". Jack was supposed to sell it in the market but he didn't. Who did Jack give the cow to? by Gloria
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Our School Cross Country was held on Thursday 20th August, 2009. It was a fun day for our school and lots of parents came to watch. Here are some photos that we would like to share with you.
For writing we have been learning to use interesting words to write more simple and complex sentences. Listen as Jeryco reads what he has written for these pictures above.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
This term the Rainbows have been learning to use interesting words to write simple and complex sentences. Can you listen and hear what interesting words they have used? You might like to leave them a simple or complex sentence using these incomplete phrases. You might even like to share with them what they mean.
gazing thoughtfully, peaceful sleep, deep slumber, curious glare, looked on inquisitively
gazing thoughtfully, peaceful sleep, deep slumber, curious glare, looked on inquisitively
Friday, August 14, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
Gloria wrote a recount about the acting that went on at our assembly. We've been learning to use different vocab to make our writing more detailed. Listen and see if you can hear what she uses and says to make her writing even better.
To see the movie of what she's talking about click here. It's on one our other school blogs.
Friday, August 7, 2009
This is Andee's first post. He has written a recount about what he did in the holidays. You might like to leave him a comment and tell him what you did in your holidays.
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Monday, August 3, 2009
This is Jouan's recount writing about our Immersion Assembly here at Point England School. Listen and find out which teacher dressed up as Little Red Riding Hood and the Evil Queen from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
For writing the Rainbows group have been learning to write sentences with more detail to phrases and word groups for this picture of the Gingerbread Man. They were given phrases and word groups like: ran with haste, in hot pursuit and towards freedom. The children then came up and wrote their sentences in their books. This is what they came up with.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
This term our topic is called "The Art in Storytelling". We are going to be learning about different Fairy Tales and Nursery Rhymes. Some of us will be making an item of clothing that tells one of these stories. It's going to be lots of fun. Watch this space for photos and children's writing of our Immersion Assembly. Here are some pictures that the children have drawn using kidpix. Can you tell what stories they are from?