Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Forces and Flight

Team 4 have been learning all about forces and flight. They have been learning about forces that contribute to something moving. The students of Room 10 were set a challenge to create a short movie to share what they have learned so far this term. Here is a collection of a few of the movies:

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Team 4 goes swimming!


Today team 4 started swimming! We had a great first lesson showing the swimming instructors what we can do and we did an amazing job supported our friends! We will have 10 swimming lessons over 3 weeks.

Monday, 30 April 2018

Term 2: I like to move it!

Kia ora and welcome back to our blog! This term, our inquiry is...

G.Jacobson (2018)

This inquiry is going to focus on movement, forces, and flight. We will be scientists this term, asking questions and experimenting to find answers to our questions.

The term started off with our Immersion Assembly. In this assembly, each team presented an item to announce their take on the inquiry for the term.  Read our blogs later this week to find out what happened at the assembly!

Monday, 12 March 2018

Year 5 and 6 Camp 2018

Last week we had our annual Year 5 and 6 camp where we camped in tents on the school field. It was a great three days of camping, kayaking, swimming, competing, and working in teams! For many of the year 5s, it was a new experience sleeping in tents and being away from whānau for two nights.

We are all very thankful to our amazing parents and Pt England School whānau who took the time to help out in many ways - pitching tents, cooking, security, a trip to the Māngere pools, trips to the Glen Innes pools and many more 'behind-the-scenes' jobs which happened while we were busy with our camp activities.

Check out our blogs later on this week to see our writing about our experiences at camp!

Mr Burt briefs the 'Pollution Police' before getting into the kayaks.

The amazing Year 8 prefects helped out with teaching the Year 5s and 6s how to kayak.

Mel and Arthur enjoying the slip 'n slide. Photo taken moments before Mr Somerville was chased around the field with the hose!

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Kaitiakitanga i ngā wā katoa - Respecting our Environment

We have begun this year thinking about how we can be Kaitiaki (Guardians) of our environment by showing respect and keeping our environment clean! As a school, we have begun a rotation where each day, a different team is responsible for ensuring the school is tidy and clean. We have noticed such a difference! There is so much less rubbish and we are able to enjoy and be proud of our beautiful school!

Here are some photos of us being Kaitiaki of our environment! 


Monday, 11 December 2017

Musical madness - Creating our own music on garageband

This term, we have been thinking about how we can create a story with music. We have read a range of texts and then created music using garageband to tell the story. From here, we learnt about looping on garageband. We thought about how the idea of creating music on garageband could be compared to a 'One man band'.

Here are a couple of our garageband creations:

AJ:


Pisirina:


Zaeeda:



Toby:




Monday, 4 December 2017

Term 4 PENN movie: Musical Madness

Last week Levonah, Zaeeda, Pisirina, and Toby created a movie about music. The music was made on garageband by Zaeeda, and the backdrop was drawn by Toby on hyperstudio. They had many challenges along the way which they solved as a team. Let’s see what they came up with!