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. :)