Friday, 23 June 2017

Making Kites

We have been working hard all term to make strong kites that will fly without us running. We tested all kinds of materials and decided that plastic was stronger than paper and that we needed a strong frame to hold our kites together. We also talked about how have limited instruction made kite making more challenging.

First we had to tie our plastic sticks to create a cross. 

Then we had to put string around the outside to make a solid frame. 

Some of us found this part very challenging but by working together and helping each other we created string kite frames that were ready for their plastic. 

Once our plastic was on our kites we added a tail and some string. 

Now we just need to wait for the perfect windy day to fly them. We have learnt a lot about kites this term and we look forward to sharing our reflections on how they fly.

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Rainbow Stars

Today Room 14 made rainbow stars. We made them with fairy bread and the best part was that we got to eat them. It was loads of fun and we enjoyed eating the sweet crunchy bread.

Thursday, 1 June 2017


This term we are working on creating an animation that retells a Matariki story. We have been working hard to create our images for our Animations and we wanted to share some picture of us hard at work.

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Flying Things

This term we have been learning about flying things. We have made paper kites, Paper planes and now we are beginning to explore how plastic can be used to make our kites even stronger.

We are excited to share with your our journey so far as we explore the technology of Matariki through creating kites and paper planes.

Monday, 15 May 2017

Dance a story- A visit from the NZ Dance company

We were so lucky to have the New Zealand dance company come and share their amazing talent with us. The way they used dance to tell and story was awesome. We hope they will come again!

Friday, 12 May 2017

Making Kites

This term we have a Matariki and Technology focus. As part of this focus we are testing a range of materials to make kites.

For our first task our teacher gave us some materials and we had choose and make a kite with very few instructions.

Here is Suades presentation

We had lot's of fun making these kites but found that they would not fly on their own. We had to run with them to make them fly.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Bin it movie

This term Room 14 made amazing animations about why we need to put our rubbish in the bin. This is Angelica's Movie. We love the way she has used detail in her pictures and made a thoughtful voice over to explain her thinking. Ka Pai Angelica!

Monday, 3 April 2017

Life Jacket

Last week at Swimming Room 14 got to experience using a life jacket and learn some of the important skills they might need if they were to fall out of a boat. They learnt that it is important to always wear a life jacket when you are out in deep water.

This was great fun. We are so grateful for the experience. 

Friday, 31 March 2017

The Great Maths Challenges

Last week on Friday Miss Davis challenged room 14 in work in small groups to solve a whole range of maths problems. They had talk about what they were doing to help each member of their group build their mathematical knowledge.

We had some questions about place value.

Some questions about addition.

Even some about fractions.

Room 14 had a lot of fun and have asked to have a maths challenge again this week. We can't wait to share even more maths fun with you as the year goes on.

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Jump Jam

Today Room 14 joined with the rest of team 3 in the hall more some fitness and fun. We really enjoyed Jumping and Jamming with our team 3 friends.

Below are some picture and videos of our awesome dancing. 

We hope you get to do jump jam again soon. Thank you to Mr Moran for organise this fun time!

Friday, 24 March 2017

Swimming recounts

This week we worked on writing creative recounts about our experiences at swimming. The aim was to use time connectives correctly to enhance our writing.

First we watched this video to help use remember all of the cool things we did at swimming.

Then we used wrote our awesome stories. Here are some examples. 


When  we went to hop in the G.I pools I felt very excited to swim. First we had to go under the water for 10 seconds to wet our body.Then we grabbed a board and  stood on the wall to wait for the instructions.After that the instructor said when we swim we point our feet and  we put our feet together and kick fast. And when you do the streamline you have to put your head down and if you want to have some air you lift your head up but you do not stand up you just lift you head up. After we swam by our self then we went under the lane rope and sat on the  stairs under the water then the instructor said “you have to  kick your feet fast and you have to point you feet.”  Then  the instructor was testing us then she said  when you are finished kicking your feet go under the line and stand against the wall. And wait for the instructor to tell us what we have to do”.Finally  the other class came to swim but we had 1 more minute to swim then we  hopped out of the pool and got our towels and went back to class.  got changed into our school uniform and went out to play.

Last monday room 14 were getting changed for swimming. We line up for swimming l was excited.` then we were in the shower it was cold . next we went to the pool when we got in side we were kicking the water. after we were doing crocodile hands on the swimming borid. Next we did the starfish and turning around . we put our face in the water for ten second. We went under the swimming borid . then we did  the stream line .i had fun.

On Monday room 14 started swimming I felt a little bit nervous  First the swimming coach did the roll and we could only say yes if we were swimming. Then we put our towels on the chairs and then we got in a line then we walked to the showers so we can get all the stuff off and we walked in them four at a time then when it finished we had to get out. Next we walked back to the pool then we got in it then we started our first lesson.After That we learnt how to get and we had to do it nicely for our first lesson we got our diving boards and we learnt something with it. Lastly we got out of the pool and we got our towels and lined up then we walked back to class then when we got back to class we went to get change then when we got outside we only had half of lunch time.Finally when the bell rang we went back to class.At the end I walked back home and had a shower then I started playing on the the tv until 9o cloack.

on Monday my class went to the gi pools. Then I went to get changed. After we walked to the
Pools  we put our towels on the chairs  and we went for a shower. We came and listen to Kat say the roll. Next we climbed in the pool. We went swimming to the island then swimming back to the wall.   After that we did streamline we kicked our feet after we went back to school.

Duffy award

This weeks Duffy award went to Keyana. She did amazingly on her reading test and has joined in with a positive attitude to her new reading group.

Well Done Keyana! Room 14 and Miss Davis are very proud of you!

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Reading Buddy

Last week Israel took on a very important job. He is now working with some of the year 1 children to help them develop their reading skills. It is wonderful to have Israel helping these beautiful children learn. He is a wonderful reader and it is great for our young Pt Englanders to have such a great role model.

Keep up the Amazing work Israel. 

Friday, 17 March 2017

Our Dragons

This week we wrote a description of the Smallest Dragon. The children all came up with great descriptions and thought carefully about the name they would give the dragon and what they would do with it. 

The world’s smallest dragon is an amazing creature, it is so tiny that it sit on only two fingers of a human hand. cute even it has see through wings it has two ams and it has 6 finger all together but it only has 3 finger Topic:Caring for the Dragon Caring for this creature is a challenging task and should not be taken on without serious thought. If that was my dragon i will care for it and look after it and give it some food and let it play around . if it fly around my house will let it do it that. Topic: Playing with the Dragon AJ Dragons are playful creature and they love to play games with children. If everyone was not home will take the dragon to my school so i can play with it so i can not be lonely i will play fun games like play on the park and make it fly then we can have a break like eating some food from in my bag. 

The world’s smallest dragon gets its name because it is tame and small. It has wing a tail. It also has spikes on his head. When it breathes it breathes smoke out his nose. If I had one I would call it mike because it has spikes. It would live in a little dragon bed. We would play tag.

The world’s smallest dragon gets it's name because it is small.  
It has a hairy tail.  It also has two wings. When it breaths fire comes out of the mouth. If I had one I would call it Hendrix because that my name. It would live in my bedroom.We would play tag. 

The dragon is so cute I wish that was my baby pet I would call it lightning bolt. It has a hairy tail and it blows out fire. Its Wings are very soft and his 

Claws are very tiny.First I would build my dragon a little house to live in and I will put little dragon food in the house. but if bolt does not want to sleep in his bed I will put him in my bed.Next I will play a game called hide and seek with lightning bolt.I will be the seeker and lightning bolt will be the hider and there is no way I can find bolt because he is so tiny but it would be cool if I can fly.

Thursday, 16 March 2017

PENN Movie

This is our PENN movie for term 1. In this movie we share just some of the exciting stuff room 14 have been up to this term and you get to see all our beautiful faces.

Thank you for watching please leave us a comment.

Sunday, 5 March 2017


Today was our first day of swimming. Everyone was excited all day long. After arriving at the pools the 24 children from our class with their togs got ready to swim. The wonderful instructors put the children into three groups. During the lesson each group learnt new skills and began to gain confidence in the water. 

It was fantastic to see so many people from our class swimming. On Wednesday we are aiming to have the whole class in the pool. 

We had an amazing time at our first swimming lesson and can't wait for Wednesday!! 

Our Class site

This is a short video explaining how class site. It was created by three wonderful learner in Room 14, Angelica, Suade and Kiarah.

We want to make sure that all our visits know the purpose of our site and who we use it.

Thank you for watching our video and we hope you enjoy exploring our class site as much as we do. 

The School Picnic

On Friday we had a school picnic. It was a wonderful experience the whole of Pt England school went to the beach. The children had fun exploring, building, creating and swimming with their friends.

Here is a video of our experience.

Thank you so much to all the people who came to help. This event would not have been possible without you.

Friday, 24 February 2017

Duffy Award

Congratulation to Suade who received the Duffy Award for Room 14 this week. He is always amazing and a shining example of how to be in the right place, at the right time with the right attitude. He has also helped others in our class to do the same. Well Done Suade Miss Davis and Room 14 are proud of you!!

Crazy Bubble Fun

This week on Tuesday Room 14 went outside with Miss Teleso to blow bubbles. They had loads of fun and then created a recount about their experience.

 Here are a few of their stories. 


Last Tuesday when Mrs Teleso came to Room 14 she did the roll first.Then the whole class got to do there mihi at the same time. Next Mrs Teleso called our group lines to go and line up outside by the gray pole and we went. Next we went over to the shade and the funky trees with amazing branches. Then we were running around for a little bit when we got under the shade. Next Mrs Teleso told us to stand in our group lines  under the shade then mrs Teleso gave us the bubble wand and I got to go first. In the orange group we had to spread out in our around in the shade Miss Teleso told us not to go out in the sun because we might go far out in the sun.  Miss Teleso called us back the we went back to class.I loved blowing bubbles with my friends in room fourteen.

On Tuesday all of room 14 went outside to blow bubbles under a the trees. First we was lining up for bubbles. Then we blew bubbles. It was fun.

My class went out to blow bubbles in the morning under the shade.First we lined up. Then miss gave as the bubbles. After that we blow the bubbles. Then my bubble was small.and it was shaped as a circle. then in the bubble was different rainbow colours then we lined up and went to class. then we went back inside and i felt happy.

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Our New Cycle Track

Today was the grand opening of our school cycle track. The whole school went down to the bottom field for the opening. We had some amazing guest, wonderful people from variety, local council and other organisations who had help to build the track for us and provide the bikes.   Room 14 was very excited to see the first riders go on the track.

We can't wait for our turn to have a turn riding on the track. 

Monday, 20 February 2017

Working together

Last Thursday was a very wet a rainy day at Pt England School. We were stuck inside all day. After lunch Miss Davis was so impressed with the way were were working together at lunchtime to build with lego, create a marble run, play games and create picture that we continued to do this into the afternoon.

After we had taken down our creations we talked about the way we were using our key competencies when we constructed things together. We realised that we learnt a lot from this time and that as a class we can work really well together when we talk nicely and let everyone be part of what we are doing.

We hope you enjoy the pictures of our creation. 

Friday, 17 February 2017

Amazing Angelica's Duffy Award!

Well done Angelica for receiving the Room 14 Duffy award for this week. You have Shown Miss Davis and Room 14 are so proud of the way you have worked hard to complete your work to a high standard and share it on your Blog. 

If you would like to have a look at Angelica's wonderful work please check out her blog Here

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Writing about Robots and Friendship

Last week Room 14 retold the story of 'Jack'. First we watch a video that showed Jacks adventure trying to find a friend in a junk yard. The movie is below if you would like to watch it too.

Then Room 14 told the story in their own words thinking carefully about how Jack felt and the order of event that lead him to his new friend.

Room 14 worked on their story over a number of days and respond to feedback by adding detail and editing their work. Once they felt there writing was ready to share they created a picture of Pixlr to accompany their writing.

Here are three of their wonderful stories. Please remember you can click the link to view their blog and leave them a comment.

Jack was sitn on the dump sad and he was looking for a friend but he could  not find a frend well he jasd staying there. He had a smile on his face on the plug and the tape on the robot face and he was sitn with the robot.

Once upon a time in the land of the junk there lived a little robot named Jack. He was alone with no friend  to play with he was a little sad lonely  robot.Then Jack had a great idea to make a fake friend to play with.Jack was so happy then he got sad because it did nothing. Jack had to do lots of staff for his new fake friend.Jack didint  like him so Jack went blue as the sky.Jack was angry.

Then Jack saw a plug and put his hand in it the when Jack put his hand in he got hurt and fired  by the plug and then sudley  a friend girl robot showed up in front of Jack the they plug their arm’s together.

Once upon a time there lived a lonely robot named Jack he was walking in a junk yard.He was searching for a friend.Then he created a new friend and he put a smile as black tape then he felt sad because the smile almost came of then he walked again then he found another helpful friend.jack and the girl matched.

Thank you for reading your writing we look forward to sharing more creative writing as the year continues.