Thursday, 5 March 2020

Goat Island Trip

On Monday room 8 was lucky enough to attend a trip to Goat Island. One of our students Julianna created a video about our experience and what we learnt on our trip. Please check out the video below.

Room 8 would like to say a huge thank-you to Frazer and the Auckland Zoo team for organising this with our school, Sophie from EMR who taught us how to snorkel and Nerissa from the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board who helped with the funding to make this possible. We had the best experience and have learnt so much from this and we cannot wait to continue this journey later on in the term.

Friday, 21 February 2020

Room 8 Daily News

This week we have been looking at current events and reporting on them in our own newspapers. We decided to look at the NRL nines that happened over the weekend. First we researched one of our favourite matches from the weekend. We then took that information and created our own newspaper article. 

Below is Finau's version of the news. She reported on the Dragons and Cowboys finals match. She included some great information as well as giving the article a catchy title. Please click on Finau's name to access her blog and leave a positive comment. 

Here are some of our classes news articles. Please check them out and read them. We would love to hear your feedback so please leave us positive comments on our blogs. 

KiarahAdrianaJordanZariaJulianna and Suade have shared some amazing articles on their blogs so please check these out.  

Friday, 14 February 2020

Caving Narrative

This week we have created some great pieces of narrative writing. We had to pretend that we were caver in the picture and were descending into the cave to explore the beauty beneath. We had to think about our senses so that we could make our writing more interesting and exciting to people reading them. 

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First we watched a video of what happens when you go caving so that we could get a sense of what we would be experiencing. We then brainstormed some ideas of what we could be doing in the cave. We had to work on keeping one idea per paragraph. We are also learning to show the reader what is going on through descriptive language rather than just telling them. Please check out some of our stories that we have written and share on our blogs this week: AngelicaAye MyatKiarahTyson and Jordan

Monday, 3 February 2020

Room 8 Class of 2020

Welcome to room 8 the class of 2020! We are a bunch of year 5 and 6 students at Pt England school who are very excited to get back into learning and to share what we learn with you. Our focus for the year is Kia mau tonu te tūmanako, Never lose Hope. 

This week we have been writing down our hopes and goals for the year which we will be placing on one of our classroom walls. The reason that we are doing this is so that we can strive to achieve these goals and never lose hope on what we are wanting to achieve. We invite you to share our journey this year. Please check out what we are learning and leave us a positive comment on our blog.

Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Dancing with the Stars

Room 8 presents

This year room 8 have created their film festival movie around the hit tv show Dancing with the Stars. Each of the contestants will be dancing for their chosen charity. We decided that the charities would be the values that we think are important at school. These values are respect, striving to succeed and kindness. We are down to our final 3 contestants who will be battling it out on the dance floor to see who the overall winner is. 

After watching our movie please leave us a comment and share who your favourite contestant was and let us know why. This way we will then be able to figure out who the overall winner of Dancing with the Stars room 8 2019 was.Who do you think will win?

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Welcome to term 4

We can't believe that term 4 has begun! This term our topic is for Life's a Stage. Team 4 is going to be looking at plays and how we can use drama elements to add value into our plays and performances with others. We look forward to sharing all of our learning with you this term.

Monday, 22 July 2019

Welcome to Term 3

Kia Ora and welcome to term 3. We are very excited to share our learning with you. This term our topic is call something in the water and team 4 are going to be learning about the rocky shore and all of the creatures that we will find there. We are going to be looking at who eats who in the food web so that we have a better understanding of what goes on at Pt England beach and the rocky shores around Auckland and New Zealand.

We are currently working on researching about some of the creatures that we might find in the rocky shore and will post these as soon as we have finished them so watch this space!