Thursday, December 30, 2010

Avoia's Animation

Take a look at Avoia's animation about the Monarch Butterfly Life Cycle.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Take a look at Ane's Monarch Butterfly animation by pressing 'play'.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Jeryco's Animation

What did you think of Jeryco's Monarch Butterfly animation?
Let him know by leaving a comment.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Jayden's Animation

Let Jayden know what you thought of his Monarch Butterfly animation by leaving him a comment.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Hope's Monarch Butterfly Animation

Check out Hope's Monarch Butterfly animation.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

We Wish You A Merry Christmas!

Room 13 thought it would be fun to make a Christmas movie during the last week of school for 2010. So take a look at what we got up to - MERRY CHRISTMAS NZ!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Hayley's Monarch Butterfly Graphic

This is the graphic Hayley drew on the computer.
Did you know you can buy Swan Plants from a garden centre.
We did and we got to see the Monarch Butterfly Life Cycle in action.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Gloria's Monarch Butterfly Animation

Here is Gloria's animation. She has been learning about the life cycle of the Monarch Butterfly.
Let her know what you thought of her animation by leaving her a comment.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Doris's Caterpillar Picture

Doris has really enjoyed learning about the Monarch Butterfly Life Cycle.
Her picture shows the caterpillar that hatches out of the egg, which the female Monarch Butterfly has laid on a Swan Plant.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Donyae's Butterfly Animation

This term we have been learning about 'Little Critters' and have made an animation showing the life cycle of the Monarch Butterfly. I hope you enjoy Donyae's animation.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Carlos' Term 4 Animation

Carlos has been working hard all term to make his Monarch Butterfly animation.
Let him know what you think by leaving him a comment.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Carlos' Swimming Reflection

We now have a pool at our school and also a man called Chris has come to teach us to swim.
I enjoyed playing water polo with Chris, Ben and Matt. I think that it is so cool to have a pool at our school. I also think that I'm the best swimmer! Ha ha (Jokes) I wish I could be the best swimmer though.
Wow! With all of this swimming thing going on, we're having fun trying water polo, snorkeling, surf lifesaving and triathlon. I hope I do well at the Weetbix Triathlon.

Brodie-Jack's Monarch Butterfly Animation

Let Brodie-Jack know what you thought of his Monarch Butterfly animation by leaving him a comment.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Makalita's Reflection on 2010

This year I have really enjoyed going to camp, I especially liked skating and swimming. I would still like to learn more about volcanoes and Mighty Mariners. I think that I could have worked harder on writing and art, because sometimes it was too hard.
My favourite memory from year five was going to One Tree Hill on our team trip.
I know that I have improved in reading and maths because when I learn I like it quiet and to be by myself.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Alex's Picture

Alex has been drawing the life cycle of the Monarch Butterfly.
Here is one of his pictures.

Did you know that a Monarch Butterfly doesn't do poos!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Today is our last day of school for 2011!
We want to wish all of you a very...

& a Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


During this term Rooms 13, 14, 15 & 16 have been lucky enough to have special Baseball lessons. We had a professional player, called Cola come every week on a Thursday to show us baseball drills, skills and teach us how to play the game. Last week we were lucky enough to play against the other classes in a mini tournament - even the teacher's had to play! Here is a movie to show you what we got up to.

(Don't forget to watch right to the end of the movie, you're in for a special treat.)

Aldora's Monarch Butterfly Animation

This term we have been learning about 'Little Critters' and have animated the Life Cycle of the Monarch Butterfly. We have even been lucky enough to see the Monarch Life Cycle in action outside our classroom this term.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Moala's Monarch Butterfly Animation

Check out Moala's animation. Don't forget to leave her a comment and share your thoughts about the Monarch Butterfly life cycle.

Junior Prizegiving 2010

Prizegiving 2010 Team 3 Item from KPE TV on Vimeo.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Donyae's Swimming Thoughts

On the courts a strange thing came to our school. It was a brand new swimming pool!
I was so worried when I first got in to the pool, but it was warm and I thought I was in heaven!
I have enjoyed swimming and I learnt how to float on my back without splashing.

Michael's Swimming Reflection

I enjoyed having the pool on the netball court by rooms 14 and 13. Room 13 likes swimming on the pool on Tuesdays. We practiced lots of things like kicking. Thanks Chris for helping us swim.

Mateo's Swimming Reflection

The best thing ever in our pool was swimming and diving. The pool is right next to rooms 12, 13 and 14, so when we get changed we can go there straight away.
Chris taught us swimming every Tuesday. We learnt so much about swimming, but I wish I could learn some more.
The pool was cold the first time, but we got in anyway and swam around, it eventually warmed up.

Swimming Lessons by Moala

In the swimming pool I enjoyed swimming with my class. I liked it when Chris showed us how to swim. I learnt a lot.
I really wanted to go snorkelling, but I was too late to sign up.
Thank you Chris so much.

Saturday, November 13, 2010


This week on Wednesday we had athletics. It was a bright sunny day. We had been training for this day. My favourite event of the day was shot put. Even though I didn't get it 1st place I still got 2nd place.
By Jayden

(Photo: Serena doing high jump)

This week on Wednesday we had athletics. The sun was shining brightly. We have been training for this day to come. My favourite event of the day was the high jump. When it came to my turn I jumped as high as I could and I made it over. I liked athletics because it was fun.
By Grace

This week on Wednesday we had athletics. The sun was shining brightly while we were doing the events. We've been training for this day to come and now it is done.
My favourite event of the day was the softball throw. I tried really hard to be 2nd. I was so amazed to hear I had come 2nd.
By Gloria

Friday, November 12, 2010


Yesterday Pt England had there school athletics. The sun was shining brightly in our faces so we had to wear our school hats. We have been training for this the last couple of weeks. My favourite event of the day was the sprints because I came 3rd, 4th and 5th.
By Shayne

(Photo: 9 year old girls getting ready to race in the 75m and 100m sprints)

This week on Wednesday we had a sports day. My favourite event was the sprints because I came 4th. I was very nervous when we lined up at the start line.
By Donyae

The sun was shining brightly. I had been training for athletics to come. It is cool fun. My favourite event was the shot put.
By Logan

This week on Wedenesday we had athletics. The sun was shining brightly. We have been training really, really hard for athletics. My favourite event of the day was the sprints because I cam 1st for the 75m and the 100m race.
By Serena

Athletics 2010 Paragraphs

Yesterday on Wednesday we did athletics. We did lots of sports. It was really hot. My favourite event was the high jump because I cam fourth.
By Paris

(Photo: Grace doing Javelin)

This week on Wednesday we had athletics. It was a sunny day. We had been training hard for athletics. My favourite event of the day was the sprints. I ran so fast that I could not stop, which is why I came 1st.
By Hayley

During this week on Wednesday we had our school athletics. I was so hot because the sun was shining. We have been training hard for this day. My favourite event was the javelin because I've never done it before.
By Howard

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Athletics 2010 Photo Album

Stay tuned for our paragraphs about athletics.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Our PENN Movie

Below is the movie we played on our Pt England News Network.
We hope you enjoy it!
We are happy to announce that one off our eggs has hatched into a monarch caterpillar, so stay tuned for an update.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Little Critters

This term our integrated topic is called Little Critters. We will be looking at lots of different insects. This week we learnt about the life cycle of a butterfly, Miss Walters even brought our class some swan plants. Today we were lucky enough to see a Monarch Butterfly lay some eggs, we were all very excited to see this happen.
Can you spot any of the tiny white eggs?

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Logan's Holiday

What did you think of my recount? Have you ever been to the hot pools?
My favourite part was the water slide.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

2 days till our Fia Fia Night

We have been doing an animation about a Justin Beiber song called Never Say Never. Quziyah and Hayley filmed Mr Burt saying "Here we go! Guess who." Doris and Taeshell drew Justin Beiber. Quziyah and Taeshell drew a background for Robert to do his work on the computer. It's 2 days until our Fiafia night and we're all excited.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010


Congratulations to all of you who completed our school cross country!
A special mention to Serena & Mateo who have made into the zone cross country team from Room 13. Have a great day tomorrow and remember 'champions never give up!'

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Our School Cross Country Photos

As promised here are our school cross country photos.
Keep a look out for our recounts of this experience.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Cross Country Update

We have been training hard for our school cross country. It is happening this Wednesday! Of course we will have photos to share with you, so watch this space.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Captain Cook

We have been learning a lot about Captain Cook, here is a little movie showing you what we have learnt so far.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Maritime Museum

Today Room 13 went to the Maritime Museum along with Rooms 9 and 10.
We had an awesome day checking out the museum and taking the ferry over to Devonport, where we ate our lunch. We hope you like the photos we took - keep a look out for our recounts of this experience.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Carlos talks about Christopher Columbus

Carlos has been learning about Christopher Columbus, watch his movie to see what he found out.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Term 3 is Here!

It's term 3 and we got straight into our new topic with immersion assembly.
Our integrated topic this term is called 'Mighty Mariners' so stay tuned
for some exciting new work from us!

Logan's Active Earth Animation

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Michael Reads!

Michael from Room 13 read a story to Room 2.
Watch this movie to see what story it was!

Even more Sentences from our Trip to Maungakiekie

On Wednesday this week Team 3 went to One Tree Hill and it was cool.
By Paris
It was loads of fun!
By Logan
Have you ever climbed a volcano? Well Team 3 did that this week on Wednesday. We travelled by bus to Maungakiekie.
By Gloria

Grace's Active Earth Animation

Monday, June 28, 2010

MORE Sentences from our Trip to Maungakiekie

Then we started to hike up to the top of Maungakiekie (One Tree Hill). When Team 3 got there they were reall tired and sweaty.
By Hope

We all climbed up to the top of the volcano and then we got to slide down the crater. I tried to make something with the rocks.
By Hayley

Then we down the crater, I was scared.
By Avoia

Finally today we're going on our trip this week. First when we got to Cornwall Park we got to play around. I was playing on he big field and we were running around.
By Jayden

Avoia's Active Earth Animation

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Sentences from our Trip to Maungakiekie

We watched two animations about what to do when a volcano erupts.
By Jeryco

Mrs Jarman asked us to go to the education classroom were we watched movies about volcanoes. Some were scary.
By Ane
First we travelled by bus. When we were on the bus we were singing. Then we were there!
By Texas

When we got there we got to play around. Kids were rolling, all I did was run around.
By Mateo

We started to walk up the hill, it was a long walk!
By Vanessa

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Ane's Active Earth Animation

Our Trip to Maungakiekie

Even more sentence extracts from our writing samples about One Tree Hill.

Once we got to there we could see other volcanoes and it was like we could see the whole of Auckland. I tried to see my house and so were my friends.
By Quziyah

I felt so tired that i laid under a tree. When we went to go back to school some people were sleeping on the bus like me.
By Brodie-Jack

Next we started to hike up the mountain, my legs got sore but I made it to the top of One Tree Hill.
By Serena

Do you know what we did? Let me tell you, team 3 went to Maungakiekie to learn about volcanoes.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Disaster Day at Pt England School

Click here to find out about our 'Disaster Day' yesterday. We are currently working on our recounts to tell you about this experience from our point of view.

An information report about Maungakiekie

General Statement
Maungakiekie is the maori name for One Tree Hill. One Tree Hill is the largest volcano in the Auckland field. This Mountain is a porminent landmark which means it is important to New Zealanders.


Maungakiekie was formed about 40, 000 to 50, 000 years ago. One Tree Hill has beautiful grassy slopes and gardens. This Mountain had a pine tree at the top near the tower but it got chopped down about ten years ago. When your on the top of One Tree Hill you get a 360-degree view of Auckland city.

One Tree Hill is situated with in Cornwall Park. The surrounding suburbs are Onehunga, Greenlane and Epsom. To get to the top of the summit you can walk, run, bike or drive up.


Maungakiekie is such a large volcano that it has 3 craters. It is unlikely to erupt again instead an eruption will take place in another location.

By Serena
For writing we have been learning to write information reports. This has worked in well with our Active Earth topic. All our information reports have been about volcanoes in the Auckland Volcanic Field.

Mount Wellington

General Statement
Mount Wellington is our local mountain. This means that it is the closest mountain to us. We have a dormant volcano that won't erupt anytime soon.

Mount Wellington is the youngest volcano onshore. This volcano was formed by an eruption about 9000 years ago. The mountain is 135 metres high and you can get up to the top by walking.

You can see Mount Wellington in the Auckland volcanic field. There are lots of suburb surrounding Mount Wellington like Panmure and Glen Innes. Mount Wellington is 10 kilometres southeast from Auckland City.

Maungarei is moari for Mount Wellington and translated as the watchful mountain. Moari used this area as a village so if their enemy is coming they can get ready to fight. Mount Wellington is unlikely to erupt again.

By Othaniel

The Big Foot Adventures

On Thursday the 13th of May the year 5's from room 13 and 16 went to ride on the bikes from Big Foot Adventures.

Tony said "we are going to have a slow race". When the race started I said to myself "Am I going to win or not?"

When Tony said "go" but all of the people from my team went to fast, they were supposed to go slow! After the slow race Tony said "Carlos is the winner" and I was happy.
By carlos

Moala's Active Earth Animation

Vanessa's Active Earth Animation

More sentence extracts from our writing sample about our trip to Maungakiekie.

We started to hike up the mountain. I got a whiff of sheep manure on the way! Finally we got to the top of One Tree Hill, our mission was completed.
Sentences by Grace
We went down the crater to write with the rocks.
Sentence by Alex

We had to be strong to spell words with the big rocks.
By Carlos

I liked learning new information about One Tree Hill. I felt really tired after a long walk.
By Makalita

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Our Trip to Maungakiekie

Below are some sentence extracts from our writing sample. We wrote about our trip to Maungakiekie.

When I woke up, the sun was beaming out of the sky and through my window. I said to myself "we finally get to go on our trip to Maungakiekie (One Tree Hill).
Sentence by Howard

This week on Wednesday we travelled to Maungakiekie on a bus.
Sentence by Aldora

First we had loads of fun. We were rolling and sliding down, but I kept hitting my head on other people's mouths.
Sentence by Othaniel

Then we went into the education classroom, there was a teacher called Nadia. She showed us three rocks from volcanoes and one was from One Tree Hill. It was massive and it looked a little rusty.
Sentence by Shayne

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Our trip to Maungakiekie

Here are some photos of our trip to Maungakiekie (One Tree Hill).
The sun was shining and we had a wonderful time.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Rugby Skills

We were lucky enough to be taught some rugby skills last Friday.
Check out our rugby photo album to see what we got up to!

Monday, May 31, 2010

Iron Brion

The Kikorangi reading group wrote and
recorded their sentences about the
Iron Brion show.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Our Bike Safety Lesson with Big Foot Adventures

The Year 5 children from Room 13 were treated to a fun afternoon in the sun.
They learnt all about bike safety - check out there photos to see what they did!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


We have been learning about different volcanoes around Auckland. Our first report was about Rangitoto, so watch our movie to see if you have learnt any new information!

Have you been to Rangitoto before? We would love to hear what it is like to walk all the way up to the top.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Quziyah's Story

Did you enjoy listening to Quziyah's story?

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Mateo's Story

Mateo shares his story about immersion assembly.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Othaniel's Story

Listen to Othaniel's story about Miss King.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Gloria's Story

Listen to Gloria talking about her favorite teacher from Immersion assembly.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Active Earth

Here are some photos from immersion assembly, we are learning all about volcanoes and earthquakes. See if you can guess what the teachers' are dressed up as.

Term 2 is here!

Wow, the holidays go by so fast! It's Monday and we are all back to school. As usual we start with immersion assembly. It is always fun and amusing as the teacher's dress up and entertain us. So stay tuned for photos.

Monday, April 12, 2010


In Room 13 we try and do fitness most
mornings for 10 minutes. Here is a list of
some of the activities we do for fitness:
  • Chase the tail (see the video)
  • Playground relay
  • Relays
  • Run
  • Circuit activities
  • Tag
  • Stuck in the mud
  • Statues

What do you like to do to keep fit?

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Swimming Group 3

Our group was allowed to practise diving if we had
a good lesson with Miss Walters. We found out that
diving isn't as easy as it looks but it is fun. Check out our video!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Swimming Group 2

When we went swimming we were learning to kick
without the kick boards on our front and back.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Swimming Group 1

During term 1 we went swimming.
Our group has been learning how to be confident in
the water. We play games like ring-a-ring-a-rosy and
practise floating and kicking.