Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Now thats thinking!

This term as a school we are going to be exploring and learning about technology and how it has changed over time. Mr Burt started us off for the term by showing us how technology has changed over time at Pt England School. We got to see the first lot of technology that was used at our school and then what we have now it was pretty amazing how far we have come! Team 4 and Room 8 will be learning about what kinds of technology that Maori had before Pakeha arrived in New Zealand. That is our big question that we will be focusing on and there will be many exciting topics that we will cover. This week our writing task was to think about what our topic could look like this term. Please read our blogs and leave us some comments.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Year 5 & 6 Camp 2017


Last week our year 5 and 6 students had our 27th annual camp at Pt England School. It was so much fun we got to camp in tents at school and do all sorts of amazing activities! The weather was a bit windy so it made sleeping in the tents a little bit more exciting and noisey than normal. We had six different camp groups with each group having two year 6 students as their leaders.




We got to go kayaking, complete problem solving challenges with Mr J and Youthtown, go bike riding and prepare for the camp concert. We did these things and so many other great activities. On the last day we got to go to the swimming pools for the day and it was so much fun.


Room 8 and team four would like to say a massive thank-you to all of the teachers, parents and helpers that made camp possible for us! We had the most amazing time and we were so lucky that we had so many people helping us! Here are some photos of our camp as well as some of our recount writing we did this week. Hope you like our work please leave us a comment!







   



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Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Marshmallow Challenge

We are currently learning about recount writing and for our experience we had a marshmallow challenge. Our teacher gave us 25 pieces of spaghetti, 91 cm of masking tape and one marshmallow. We had only 20 minutes to create the biggest freestanding tower that we could. Some of our towers worked and some of them didn't but we had so much FUN creating them. This experience gave us heaps of ideas to use in our recount writing.  Here are some of the pictures of us creating our towers:


We were in groups of three or four and had to try and work as a team to figure out what would be the best way to create our marshmallow tower. 



There was lots and lots of concentration going on as the race was on to see who could make the tallest marshmallow tower. 


Everyone in Room 8 literacy worked extremely hard to make sure that they had something build before the timer ran out!


This group of girls were our winners with their tower reaching a height of 43cm! We all tried our hardest and had so much fun in the process. 



Now thats thinking!

This term as a school we are going to be exploring and learning about technology and how it has changed over time. Mr Burt started us off fo...