Room 19 has been talking about the special day last week when we went to Pt England beach to see the Mālama Honua wakas. Some of our learners used Kid Pix to create a drawing of the waka in the estuary.
Today is Room 19's first time on PENN (Pt England News!) We are all very excited to see our movie after we did the filming last week. We hope you enjoy seeing what we have been learning in Room 19 since we started school this term.
We are really excited in Room 19 as we received two Duffy books to take home today. We are learning to read and can't wait to be able to read these books on our own! Here is some of Room 19 with the books they took home today!
This morning Room 19 enjoyed seeing Mālama Honua at Point England beach. We had buddies from Year 7/8 to walk with us down to the beach. We assembled with the rest of Pt England School on the bank.
While we were waiting for the official welcome to start we could see one of the wakas. We really enjoyed going onto the beach to see the crew. Later in the day they visited our classroom and we wer able to ask them some questions we had about the wakas.
Room 19 had a great session today with Mr Barks at MakerSpace. As we continue to work on our houses, today the focus was on the roof. We learnt about making patterns and what makes a pattern and we practiced with sticks making a pattern. It was great to see our learners working together to make these patterns.
Once we'd created our patterns, it was time to construct our roof. Some of us found this quite sticky as we used glue to stick it to our house.
We all really enjoyed today's session and our houses are looking great. Mr Barks decided that Aye Myat and Hannah were his star builders today. This is their finished roof.
Today was our second session of Get, Set, Go with Andy. We were learning about catching a ball. Andy had different size balls for us to practice with and showed us how to have our hands when we catch a ball. Room 19 and Room 16 really enjoyed the alien game at the beginning of the session and balancing bean bags on parts of our body as we moved around.
Room 19 enjoyed a great maths lesson on Friday with the iPads. Even our very new learners were able to participate fully with iPad Bingo to help us learn our numbers. Its great to see the engagement from everyone and how quickly learners are now able to identify numbers.
Room 19 had our Maker Space session with Mr Barks on Wednesday this week. They had a really enjoyable session and were keen to talk about it when we got back to class. Check out some of these photos of what they were doing.
Today was an exciting day in Room 19 as we welcomed Aye Myat, Donya and Hannah to Room 19. We started the day by having a look around our school, including a visit to the Year 5/6 Camp on our fields. They were lucky enough to join us at our last swimming session and all really enjoyed their first day at Pt England School. They are looking forward to getting their own book bags at assembly tomorrow morning.
Once again we joined Room 16 and our wonderful coach Shannon for our last session of KiwiSport golf. We enjoyed using the club and practising our golf shots before exploring using a ball with streamers attached to help us with our catching.
We've all really enjoyed golf and will remember these important points when we play mini golf with our whanau: