Wednesday, 3 March 2021

Experimenting with Makey Makey at Bubble School - March 2021

On Saturday night, we were told we were going into our fourth Covid-19 lockdown for the Auckland region. With this, came our fourth time at bubble school! We are getting very good at this now! 

Today, the year 4-6 children in Bubble School pulled out the Makey Makey kits and had some great fun experimenting! We learned that rubber sport sports are not good conductors and that the metal paint cans hidden behind the whiteboard are!

Check out our movie:

Wednesday, 17 February 2021

Creative challenge from home #2

Welcome to day 2 of the Creative Challenge from home!

Here are some of the awesome blog posts I received yesterday. Please leave them a quality blog comment!

Here is today's NEW challenge...

Challenge: Sing us a Song! or Perform a Poem!

Create your own song to explain what it is like to be stuck at home in lockdown.

1. Write some lyrics (the words you will be singing).
2. Come up with a tune (the music you will sing the words to).
3. Record yourself singing your song and post it on your blog.


Create your own poem to explain what it is like to be stuck at home in lockdown. Record yourself performing your poem and post it on your blog.


Remember to share it with Miss West so she can put it on PENN and give you your points for today.


Have fun!!!!

Tuesday, 16 February 2021

Creative Challenge from home #1

 Kia ora Pt Englanders! 

We are back at home but that doesn't mean being creative has to stop! We are going to have a creative challenge!!

There are 2 challenges for today...

Challenge 1: PENN

Create a short video clip of some learning you have been doing at home over the last couple of days and post it on your blog along with a description. Send Miss West an email at to tell you have done this and for it to appear on the school news, PENN!

Challenge 2: Photo time!

We have started doing photography in creative space this term. Take a photo of a taonga/treasure and share it on your blog along with a description as to why it is a taonga AND why it is a great photo.

You can do this either through the camera on your chromebook or on another device you might have at home (with whānau/ parental permission). Make sure your whānau are happy with you sharing this item on your public blog. Send Miss West an email to let her know you have completed this challenge!

Try to be as creative as possible when taking the photo while remembering the kawa of care and how you treat your device!!

Wednesday, 16 December 2020

Art Alive: 2020

This term, team 4 looked at art from the different Pacific Islands. We created 5 panels in the unique design of Māori, Niuean, Samoan, Tongan and Cook Islands Art. Before we created the panels, we had to learn all about the different designs and art through reading, watching videos and completing activities. We then used this new knowledge to create our panels. 

Wednesday, 11 November 2020

Film Festival Movie 2020: A Whole New World

This year, Rooms 9 and 10 joined forces to create a music video of the well known song from Aladdin, A Whole New World. You may notice a few subtle differences in the lyrics, too!

Singer: Sione
Actors and Actresses: Students from Rooms 9 and 10


Wednesday, 19 August 2020

Learning all about Canada

While we have ended up back learning from home, Team 4 have been learning all about Canada! This is part of our school-wide inquiry: A world of difference.

Today, the children of Team 4 were asked to design a new logo and jersey for an ice hockey competition in Canada. Here are some of the amazing designs from children in room 10:



Friday, 14 August 2020

Brazil - Festival Poster

While we have been learning from home, children in Team 4 have been learning all about Brazil as part of our school-wide inquiry:

Today, the children were tasked to design a poster for a festival in Brazil. We had learned about food, landmarks, geography, sport and lots more throughout the week so making the poster allowed the children to combine this learning to create colourful posters. Here are some of the posters which were designed: