Sunday, November 23, 2008

Simile Poems

Here is another simile poem from another Kingston. Why not listen and find out what kingston's like.


Friday, November 21, 2008

Squidgy, Sticky, Squelchy Gloop

The Tigers reading group made gloop!

To make gloop you will need the following ingredients
2 cups of PVA glue
1/2 cup of cold water
Food colouring
2 tablespoons of soap flakes

1 cup of boiling water

Step 1 Mix the cold water with the glue and food colouring in a bowl.

Step 2 Melt soap flakes in boiling water

Step 3 Mixed the soapy mixture into the glue mixture and mix until the gloop is thick To make our gloop we got into groups of two.

We had a great time, here are some of our thoughts on our gloop.

Kingston L and Ashleigh decided to make green here are some of there thoughts on gloop... We made gloop! The gloop looked like goody, goody gumdrop ice cream. Our gloop was so soft it felt like fur. It looked like bubblegum but it smelt disgusting like wasabi. The fork we used to mix it was about to break while we mixed. It took ages to harden up. It started to plop off the mixing fork. We like making gloop.

Gabriel and Makayla decided they should make purple gloop and this is how they felt about it...
Our gloop liked grape ice-cream or maybe wildberry yogurt. It smelt like soap. It felt smidgey and squishy. As it got harder we thought our fork would snap. We can't wait until we can play with our gloop. I want to make a plane (Gribriel) and I want to make a teddy bear out of it (Makayla).

Brooke and Darius decided to make red gloop. This is what they thought of their gloop...
It looked like strawberry ice-cream or a smoothie or yogurt. It smelt disgusting like a broken air freshener. It looked slimey like a snail. It looked like pinked creamed rice. When you touch it, it feels sticky and sluggy and soft at the same time. We like gloop!

Pt England Athletics

We had Athletics this term and Room 11 did great! We had so many champions.

1st in 8 year old girls soft ball throw

1st in 8 year old girls shot put

2nd in 8 year old girls discus

1st in 8 year old girls discus
2nd in 8 year old girls shot put


3rd in 8 year old girls discus


2nd in 7 year old girls 50m sprints

2nd in 7 year old girls 75m sprints


2nd in 7 year old girls javelin


3rd in 7 year old girls sprints

1st in 7 year old girls javelin


2nd in 8 year old boys high jump

3rd in 8 year old boys
75m 8 year old boys sprints

Looking Back...

What was your highlight of the year? Well for Ray it was going to MOTAT.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Kingstons Super Simile Poem

Listen to Kingston's super simile poem and find out what Kingston compares himself to. A simile is where you liken something to something else using the words as... or like a...

Can you match these similes up? Kingston can!

As warm as... honey

As quiet as... grass

As green as... a mouse

As busy as... toast

As sweet as... a rocket

As fast as... a bee

Monday, November 3, 2008

Rubbish Hunters

We are Going for Green and keeping our Pt England beautiful. We thought our school was clean but were we in for a surprise! Why not read a rubbish hunt recount from Mary and find out what she saw when she took a closer look.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Truffula Trees

Room 11 are learning about writing reports. Reports provide information by stating facts and describing a topic.

We learnt that reports have a set format.

That means they have:
  • A title that explains about the topic
  • A general statement explaining if it is a living or non-living thing
  • A description explaining what it looked like, where they are found and how they behave.
  • An evaluation about how you feel about the topic

We also learnt that we must state facts and not our own feelings unless you are writing the evaluation.

So this week we read The Lorax by Dr Suess with Miss Bycroft and then wrote down all the facts we could find about Truffula trees in a brainstorm. If you're wondering what a Truffula tree is here are some facts we took from the book.
  • Truffula trees have long skinny trunks
  • Truffula have tufts softer than silk
  • Truffula trees come in many bright colours
  • Truffula trees grow Truffula fruit
  • Truffula tree smell like fresh butterfly milk
  • Truffula tree fruit is eaten by Bar-ba-loots
  • Truffula tree's give shade to the Bar-ba-loots
  • Truffula tree tufts make tufts for Thneeds
After we found our facts we wrote a short report together.

Truffula Trees
Truffula Tree lived a long time ago. Truffula Tree came in many bright colours. Their trunks are long and thin. They had silky tufts that smell like butterfly milk. They once grew at the far end of town.

We wish there were still Truffula trees, because they looked beautiful.

Here is a illustration of a Truffula tree
by Makayla.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Hunting for Rubbish

We're learning to Go for Green this term so we went on a rubbish hunt to see what we could find around our school. We were surprised at the amount of rubbish we found! Here is a recount from Waata explainng what happened.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


Osana loves noodles! What's your favourite food? Here is one of Osana's favourite pieces of writing from this year.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Bananas, Bananas, Bananas! Has Brooke Gone Bananas?

Here is a short but silly story from Brooke. How many times can a girl say bananas? Well listen to this story and find out.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Survivor Egg Challenge

Room 11 had an eggscellent egg challenge. They had to create an egg holder out of reusable materials and then drop their egg from a height of 1 metre. Read Darius's recount and find out if his egg protector saved the day or did he leave with egg on his face? One thing's for sure we all had a cracking good time.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Do you like Cookies? Brooklyn does!

Room 11 wrote about cookies and what they looked like, tasted like and smelt like. Here is a piece of delicious writing by Brooklyn. It's just as good as eating cookies. Well I think think so. :)

Friday, September 26, 2008

Camp at Pt England School

The year six children at Pt England School are going to camp in Term Four. I wonder what that will be like? I hope they have fun. Here is a recount from Ashleigh of the year five and year six camp from the beginning of the year.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Team 3 Spelling Olympics

Team Three had their Spelling Olympics on Tuesday the 16th of September. In case you're wondering what a Spelling Olympics is, it's a spelling competition.

This term we are doing spelling as our homework. We had to compete against children who were on the using the same spelling book. The books ranged in order of difficulty from 1 up to 6.
Room 11 children competed in the competitions for books 1, 2, 3 and 4.

The competition worked by assigning three words from each book. We had to spell each of these correctly and then quickly race to a judge.

Those people who spelt their words correctly and were in the top two or three in their group proceeded to a final to see who were the best spellers at their level.

We all had a great time and some children in our class won gold and silver medals in the fierce competition. Here are our victors.

Litia: Gold medal in Book 4

Brooklyn: Gold medal in Book 3

Kingston P: Gold medal in Book 1

Ahsin: Silver medal in Book 1

Friday, September 19, 2008

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Have you ever heard of a little girl called Goldilocks? She was always getting into other peoples business! She was just so nosy and naughty! Listen to Chante's very funny retelling of Goldilocks and The Three Bears. It will make you laugh out loud! :)

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Gabriel's Warriors verus the Roosters

What do you do in the weekend? Maybe you go shopping, play outside, have take aways, have visitors over or stay up late. Listen and find out what Gabriel does.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Interzone Cross Country Champions

Potaua and Litia are interzone cross country champions!

Interzone cross country is where the schools from our area come together and compete to see who are the best cross country runners.

This year Potaua came 1st in the 8 year old boys and Litia came 2nd in the 7 year old girls . Well done Potaua and Litia all your hard work and training certainly paid off.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Happy Father's Day :)

Happy Father's Day! The first Sunday of September is Father's Day in New Zealand. So for Father's Day Room 11 wrote letters to their dads or another special parent to say thank-you for all they do for us.

Here is one Rita wrote to her super dad.

Maybe you could write a letter to say thank-you to your delightful dad, magnificient mum, awesome aunty, understanding uncle, nice nana or great grandad.

Here are few things Room 11 kids thanked their parents for:
  • Caring for us when we're sick
  • Cheering for a us on the sports field
  • Driving us to school
  • Playing with us
  • Paying the bills
  • Cooking us yummy food
  • Buying us treats
  • Helping us do our homework

Friday, September 12, 2008

Rock Climbing Holidays

Have you ever been rock climbing? Litia has, listen to her recount of her rock climbing experience.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

How does anger make you feel?

Well, here's a poem about anger written by Crusader. This is what anger reminds him of...

If you want to write your own sense poem just follow this format.

What colour is your emotion?
__________is __________like___________
What does it sound like?

It sounds like___________________

What does it taste like?

It tastes like_____________________

What does it smell like?

It smells like_____________________

What does it look like?

It looks_________________________

What does it feel like?
It feels like______________________
What does it remind you of?

It reminds of____________________

If you're really creative you could change the format or add more to it.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Room 11 Cross Country Champions

When I was running I got puffed out. I felt proud of myself because I came second in the 8 year old boys and made it into the interzone. Starford

When I was running I was puffing. At first I was coming third but the people in front of me got very tired because they were sprinting at the start. At the end of the race I was very proud because I came first in the 7 year old girls. Litia

I was running down past the Pt England Reserve. I was getting puffed out. I came third in the 7 year old boys. When I was coming to the finish line I felt excited. Gabriel

I came third in the 8 year old boys. It took hard work. I ran in the mud and I got really dirty feet. Potaua

Makayla's Silly Cerihew Poems

Have a listen to two of Makayla's silly cerihew poems. We hope you'll have a good laugh! :)

Cerihews have just a few simple rules:

1. They are four lines long.

2. The first and second lines rhyme with each other, and the third and fourth lines rhyme with each other.

3. The first line names a person, and the second line ends with something that rhymes with the name of the person.

4. A cerihew should be funny.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

How to Be A Champion Pt England Style

This term Room 11 are learning about the Olympics and how they can be champions Pt England style. Here is an iMovie showing Room 11 kids being champions in the classroom. If you're from Pt England can you see the Pt England Koreros in our iMovie. Start counting. :)

Friday, August 29, 2008

A Graphic Introduction to Room 11 Kererus

Meet the Scribes

The Kererus are a writing group in Room 11. A kereru is also beautiful native New Zealand bird.

The Kereru group are David, Osana, Oshania, Ray, Starford and Unaloto.