Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Cave Art Animations

Check out these animations created by some of the children in Ako 3 this term! Kahurangi created an amusing and creative animation. Austin's animation included amazing detail and thought into the movement of the characters.

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Film Festival Movie 2018: Life @ School

Have you heard of David Attenborough? He explores creatures in their natural habitats.

Kahurangi recently decided to try out what it would be like to be David Attenborough. He explored the creatures found around Pt England!

In this movie, Room 10 will reveal the extraordinary creatures and unusual behaviours that bring school to life! The unexpected...the unimaginable...from Rooms 9 & 10 productions comes...

Music (Youtube creator studio - audio library - Free Music):
Retreat by Jason Farnham
Thunderstorm by Hanu Dixit
If I had a chicken by Kevin MacLeod

Monday, 5 November 2018

Te Wā Toi

We have been working on our final pieces of aboriginal artwork. After researching some aboriginal stories, we came up with our own stories which we wanted to tell through art. We used dye to create our backgrounds. We are now starting to add the aboriginal symbols onto our backgrounds to tell our various stories!

Here are some photos of us creating our backgrounds. Check in soon to find out how we created our aboriginal symbols and to see our final works of art!

Thursday, 1 November 2018

Wet the teacher!

Today in Team 4, the teachers put themselves on the line, dressed in an array of swimming accessories and prepared to get hit by a number of wet sponges. Little did the teachers know that they would also have the buckets of cold water tipped over them! This was all much to the amusement of the team 4 children!

Stay tuned for some of our awesome writing. In the meantime, see what we got up to in the photos below!

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!

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!