Friday, December 3, 2010

Welcome to Matiu !

We have a new student in Room 6 and his name is Matiu.
Welcome to Room 6, Matiu!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Louis cabin boy story.

Louis really immersed himself in the life of the cabin boy and he wrote so much he thought it would be a good idea to be able to read it when he is older. So we have decided to type it in instead. Have a read and see what you think. Then leave Louis a comment.
Excellent work Louis. Ms Glaze

On a cold August morning in England in 1768 I walked with my mum to the dockside to wait for the Endeavour. I felt very anxious because I am only 12 years old and I have never been on a ship before. I also felt very sad because I was going to leave my mother behind for 18 months. When I was on the dockside I saw a huge wooden ship in front of me called the Endeavour.

On the Endeavour I saw sails as tall as the sky up like a blind. I heard chickens squawking loudly. Then I heard Captain James Cook yelling commands to the crew. I saw 94 people on the ship and Captain James Cook was holding the steering wheel. The milking goats were fighting with their long horns.

When I first got on the deck Captain Cook told me to put my uniform on. I hurriedly put on my white blouse and blue baggy breeches on and then I was ready to work on the Endeavour. I scrubbed the dustiest and dirtiest deck in the whole of England! I had fun excercising with the guns. When my clothes got ripped I had to mend them myself.

Last night when the waves were rolling I felt so seasick that I threw up in the bucket.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Ronn's cabin boy story.

You can almost believe that Ronn was accompanying James Cook on the Endeavour. He has used lots of descriptive language. See if you can guess the word groups he has used, and what each paragraph was about. Well done Ronn! You didn't give up, even when it got really tricky.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Ava's cabin boy story

Listen to Ava's story. You could almost believe that she is the cabin boy on the Endeavour with Captains James Cook because she speaks so fluently and expressively. Well done Ava.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Harlems Cabin Boy story.

Harlem has been learning how to write paragraphs. See if you can spot how many paragraphs he has written. He is pretending he is the cabin boy on the Endeavour with Captain James Cook.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Sateki talks about Kupes journey

Sateki has been learning all about Kupe. Sateki was very proud of these 3 paragraphs. So much so, he slowed down so we could all hear him clearly. Well done Sateki I know you find this tricky.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Khaia's Kupe story

This is Khaia's first attempt to do the her recording completely independently. She tells an amazing story about how she was guided to New Zealand.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Room 6 goals for Term 4

Room 6 were very excited when they listened to their goals for Term 3 and discovered that they had achieved most of them. :) They have now set themselves new goals for Term 4. Have a listen and if you know the children maybe you could help them along the way to achieve their goals.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Dartanian James Cook Story

Dartanian is pretending he is the cabin boy on James Cook boat the Endeavour. Well done Dartanian, I can almost imagine being there. :)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Stevensons Kupe story

Stevenson has been learning all about Kupe and his long journey across the Pacific Ocean to New Zealand.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Taimana's voyage

Taimana tells you how he feels on his long voyage from the Islands to New Zealand on a waka a long time ago.

Collins voyage

Collin is new to Pt England School and this is his first post. He has really thought about how it would feel to be on a voyage from the Islands a long time ago. He has even tried to make his voice sound mysterious. Well done Collin.

Jordans voyage

We have been learning how people travelled from the Islands a long time ago. In this piece of writing Jordan has tried to imagine how it would feel on the voyage.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Louis story about Kupe's journey

Louis retells the story of Kupe and his voyage to Aotearoa. He has used really descriptive language and his voice is really clear.

Mighty Mariners movie

We have been learning all about how the mighty warrior Kupe journeyed from Hawaiiki and was the first person to call it Aoeotearoa 'The land of the long white cloud' as that was what he saw on his arrival. They also learned all about how other islanders have voyaged here and with what. They have done a fantastic job of their drawings, animations and writing. Well done Room 6 keep up the good work. video

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Isaacs pirate

Isaac really enjoyed writing about his pirate. Take a listen and find out why. Well done Isaac,

Michaels weekend

Michael wanted to record this so his mum and dad and his family, where ever they might, be can hear his accomplishments! Well done Michael.

Marilyn's pirate

Marilyn has done a great job of changing her characters appearance she has also changed his personality then written a new paragraph about where he went. Well done Marilyn. Keep up the great work. video

Michael's Pirate

Michael has written a really interesting paragraph about his happy pirates description. Then written a paragraph about where he went. Well done Michael.

Sateki's pirate

Sateki has done a really creative job of turning his bad pirate into a good pirate. See if you can see his pirate in your head using his words. His goal was to slow down while he was recording. Something he finds very difficult to do. He has achieved it in this recording. Well done Sateki.

Dartanians good pirate

Dartanian has written a really interesting description of a good pirate. This is his first recording on his own. Well done Dartanian.

Friday, August 6, 2010

In Term 3 Room 6 are learning all about mighty mariners. They are learning why people moved, how they moved and what qualities make an adventurer. They will be learning all about Kupe, Abel Tasman, James Cook and Peter Blake. We will also be visiting the Maritime Museum. In writing we have been looking at characters and their personalities, and learning how to write paragraphs.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Room 6 goals for Term 3

Room 6 have been working really hard in Term 3 and have been learning heaps! Listen to them sharing what their goals are for Term 3.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Sarai's ash story

Sarai has been learning all about what happens after a volcano erupts. She describes the ash she sees. Well done Sarai

Dartanian's animated volcano

Dartanian shows what he has learned about volcanoes with his animation. He tells you with a very clear voice. Well done Dartanian.

Harlem's animated volcano

Harlem has been learning about volcanoes. He show what he has learned in an animation of a volcano erupting. Keep listening until the end though! Well done Harlem

Friday, June 25, 2010

Sateki's animated volcano

Sateki tells you what he has learned about volcano's. He has even animated his own picture. Well done Sateki.

Enyahlee's flowers.

Enyahlee was asked to write about her favourite thing. She has written a really descriptive story about why she likes flowers.

Suli's animated volcano

Suli loves to draw detailed pictures. He has drawn a really detailed picture about a volcano and even animated it. If you listen carefully he even describes what is happening. Well done Suli

Louis' favourite thing.

Louis has written about dinosaurs which are his favourite, most interesting topic. He reads with a clear voice and has used some really interesting words to capture your imagination. Well done Luois

Ashley's weekend

Ashley shares what she loves to do at the weekend with her family.

Sarai's Volcano

Sarai has been learning about volcanoes. She has also been learning how to draw a detailed picture and animate it. She has even told you how a volcano erupts. Well done Sarai.

Lucy's volcano

Lucy has been learning how to animate her pictures and has drawn a detailed volcano. She has also talked about what is happening with a really clear voice over. Well done Lucy


Jordans volcano animation

Jordan shares how a volcano erupts with his animation. Well done Jordan.

Zane at Mt Wellington

Zane shares with you his experience of visiting Mt Wellington on a school trip.

Michael's weekend

Michael shares with you why he likes to play rugby at the weekend. Michael I really like how you tell us exactly what you do to be a 'winner' at rugby. Well done.

Taimana at Mt Wellington

Taimana shares what he did when we went on a school trip to Mt Wellington to see an extinct volcano.

Marilyn at Mt Wellington

Marilyn shares her experience about going to Mt Wellington. Marlyn I really like how you to told us how you felt. Well done.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Room 6 Volcano movies.

As you know Room 6 have been learning all about volcanoes. For this movie the children had to remember what caused a volcano to erupt and how it erupted. This is the first time the children have animated their work and they have done a really good job. Well done Room 6.
From Ms Glaze

Monday, May 17, 2010

Zane tells about volcanoes

Zane tells how the lava comes out of the volcano.

Marilyn tells about volcanoes

Marilyn has been learning all about what causes a volcano. She says it with a very clear voice. Well done Marilyn

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Khaia's tells all about volcanoes.

This is Khaia's first attempt at making her own recording on her own. She tells all about what happens when a volcano erupts. She uses some really descriptive language. Well done Khaia.

Lucy tells about volcanoes

This is Lucy's first attempt at recording her own work and I think she has done a really good job. She tells you all about what happens when a volcano explodes.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Enyahlees volcano story

This is Enyahlee's first attempt to make her own recording. She tells you all about how a volcano is formed.

Active Earth

In Term 2 we have been learning all about our active earth. The children have been looking on u tube to see volcanoes erupting, and learning how they are formed. We have also made toffee and honeycombe, painted volcanoes, sang about volcanoes in Maori, shown how they were formed in drama groups and painted them. And of course we have written lots about them. The children have also learned how to make their own recordings for the class blog. And its only week 5. Listen to what the children have learned already.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Who am I? - Part 3

See if you can guess before the end. This time you have to listen really carefully.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Who am I? - Part 2

The children are describing a different animal this time. See if you can guess before you see the picture at the end!

Who am I?

In Term 1 we have been learning to describe farm animals using 'clever' words. Have a listen and see if you can guess what animal the children are describing before you see the picture at the end.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Ambury Farm

In Term 1 we are learning to be successful by using the 'Pt England Way'. The children were given the chance to show what they had learned by going on a school trip to Ambury Farm. They had to show they can use their manners, speak politely, put their hands up, have a healthy lunch. . . Have a look and see what else they learned.


Ronn at Ambury Farm

This is Ronns' first imovie this year. He shares with you what he found exciting about Ambury Farm. Well done Ronn you spoke loudly and clearly. video

Zane at Ambury Farm

This is Zanes first imovie this year. He shares with you what he really enjoyed about Ambury Farm.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Harlem at Ambury Farm

This is Harlems' first imovie this year. He shares with you what he really liked about Ambury Farm.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Jordan at the beach

Jordan has been learning how to use the tools on the computer and link it to his writing about the beach. Well done Jordan.