Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Term 3 PENN movie

The students in Ako 3 have been moving their bodies this term in Kiwi Sport while learning to play Squash. They have also been enjoying dancing and sharing some of their best dance moves! One of our new favourite songs to dance to is the Ghostbusters theme song! What is your favourite song to dance to?


Music: Club by Andrew Huang (Youtube audio library)

Monday, 23 July 2018

Term 3 Inquiry: Move ya' body!

Welcome back! We are all set to begin another exciting term. This term, we will be asking ourselves what the ultimate goal of movement is. This will be covered through our term inquiry, Move ya body!


We will begin this term by looking at Te whare tapa wha, which is held up by four pillars. These pillars are taha wairua (spiritual well-being), taha whanau (social well-being), taha hinengaro (mental and emotional well-being) and taha tinana (physical well-being). From here, we will look at the difference between competitve vs cooperative actvities. To finish off, we will be creating our own competitive or cooperative activities to play in teams. 

We will share our learning with you here throughout the term!

Thursday, 28 June 2018

Matariki Celebration!

We had a school Matariki celebration! All of the classes were split up around the school and we had a day of tuakana teina, where the seniors and juniors all worked together! In Ako 3, the students did digital artwork with Miss West and Whaea Kelly. Each senior student paired up with a junior student and made a digital piece of artwork which expressed their thoughts about Matariki, the Māori New Year. After they had done that, Miss West took a photo of the pair. They then had to edit the photo to remove all of the background colour. Once this was done, the photo was inserted into the digital artwork to make these amazing creations! Well done to the awesome children who spent the day in Ako 3!

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!