Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Liz's Antarctic Food Chain

In Room 13 the children have been learning to create an Antarctic Food Chain using google drawing. The children have posted them to their blogs and here is one example from Elizabeth. Well done Liz!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Aaron's 4x timestables

Here is Aaron sharing what he knows about his 4x's timestables. He created this video using Educreations on an iPad. Well done Aaron!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Floating Eggs Investigation

Room 13 carried out an investigation into why things float better in salt water and sink in fresh water. Here are two short clips showing how we did this. Thanks to Sohel for filming it for us, using an iPad. If you've got some clear ideas about why this happens, please leave us a comment.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Antarctica by Ashley

Here is Ashley's writing about Antarctica. You can read and listen to it.

If you go to Antarctica you might figure some weird things but interesting facts about Antarctica, is twice as large as Australia. Antarctica is freezing cold and windy to  there is 70% freshwater there and 90% of Antarctica is covered in ice.

There is lots of wildlife like hump back whales,penguins,seals and orcas.Antarctica is the coldest,driest and windiest place on earth.
There is lots of ice bergs there so if you go there you better watch out for ice bergs.

Introducing Owen

Owen is new to Pt England. Here is some information about himself.

My name is Owen and I’m nine years old
My culture is Samoan.
My old school was Glenbrae School
My old friends were Fusi,Moses,Mata,Sam,and Frazer
The bestest movie was when I watched Ghostbusters
My favourite song is Stan Walker Take it easy
My favourite sport is Basketball player
My brother’s name’s are Fano, Pou, and Hamish
And my sister’s name are Fia, sienna, Vienna and
Cholletter. My Mum’s name is April and my Dad’s
Name is Villie Taavili
My favourite food is McDonald’s
My favourite is yellow.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Penguin Walkers

The Marmite literacy group read an article called "Penguin Walkers" (School Journal Part 2 Number 3 1987). They created a presentation afterwards. Here is Kyan's work.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Rugby League

Over the next 5 weeks, every Tuesday morning Room 13 have lessons with coaches from Auckland Rugby League. Here are a few skills that we have learned and done so far.

Our warmup: Benji Says

Passing the ball back

Two on One

Friday, May 10, 2013

A Special Visitor by Joshua

Joshua is new to Point England School. Here is his writing about a very special visitor to our school. Well done Josh!

 After morning tea the whole school went to a special assembly. And there was a special visitor coming to our school and and his name was Will.i.am. And Mr Will.i.am talked about his family and his friends and Will.i.ams big dream was helping his mum then he gave maniaiakalani a cheque with $ 100.000.00. The whole school felt so proud that Will.i.am that he gave us the cheque with $100.000.00 I felt excited that Will.i.Am came to the school.

A Special Surprise

Owen is new to our school. Here is his writing about Will.I.Am coming to Pt England. This Morning we went to assembly and a very special person came to PT England school.He got here in 25 minutes after morning tea.He came to give a special Prize to PT England school and the Manaiakalani school. Will.i.am was talking to us about his mum and his friends To have a good friend’s.He talked about his family and a wonderful dream about helping his mum and helping his family. The school felt so enthusiastic and everyone was so happy That he gave $100.000.00. The money was for to help our School with technology. I felt so enthusiastic that WII.I.AM came to Pt England School to give $100.000.00 Dollars.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Will.I.Am comes to Pt England

We're so fortunate. Today a very special visitor Will.I.Am came to our school to make a large contribution to Manaiakalani. Here are two video clips of the special event that happened today. Thank you Will.I.Am.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Term 2 Has Begun!

Welcome back to school! This term our topic is called "PSI - Pt England School Investigates". It is all science based so watch this space to see what Room 13 and the school are going to learn.