Tuesday, 9 March 2021

Testing Begins

We are back to school in Level 2 and we are testing this week. This is the first time taking our tests on Chromebooks and we are so excited! Today, we took the first of four tests that we will take at the beginning and the end of the school year. 

Friday, 5 March 2021

Distance Learning 2021 v2

We are now at the end of Week 5 of Term 1, and we have completed our first full week of Distance Learning. We have had heaps of fun learning from home and we have enjoyed our daily Google Meets. Each Meet begins with a karakia (school prayer) and usually one of the teachers lead us in a fun game. Sometimes we have to run around and find things in our home, and other times we have to answer quiz questions in the chat box. It is so fun to be silly and laugh with everyone from Team 3. 

Then, another teacher shares with us our learning for that specific day from our class site. Next, we are able to share the learning that we completed from the day before. Sometimes the teachers give 'shout outs' to students that they have seen working hard from home. Lastly, we are given any updates or reminders from our teachers. Since this is the first year that the Year 4 students are using Chromebooks in class, we are hearing lots of reminders about how to care for our device while we are learning from home.

The best day was on Thursday because we had 49 people on our Google Meet!  The teachers found out afterwards that some students weren't allowed to join our Meet because we had maxed out the allocated number of people. 


Thursday, 18 February 2021

PENN: School Lunches!

 This term, the students at Pt England have been blessed to be part of the government funded school lunch program. Everyday, each student receives one of 500+ lunches delivered to our school, sorted and then brought to our classrooms on large bread trays. Students wait in anticipation before opening their lunch box to see what they will be having each day. For many students at PES, each day there is a new surprise in their lunch box.

Students in Room 21 have been learning about trying new things with a proper try. We always take 4-5 "McDonald's sized bites" before determining whether or not we like something. We also always try our main course before we enjoy our piece of fruit/veggies and yogurt/muffin.  

Check out our video below to see what lunch looks like in Room 21 and to hear some of our favourite things that we have had for the first time. 

Friday, 5 February 2021

Welcome to 2021!

Hello! Welcome to 2021! 

We are Room 21 at Pt England School in Auckland, New Zealand. We are a great group of Year 3/4 students and this is our first year using a Chromebook to do our learning. We are a Manaiakalani School, which means that we Learn, Create and Share in our classroom on a daily basis. One of the ways that we share our learning is right here on our class blog. Each student in Room 21 also has their own individual blog to showcase their learning. Feel free to leave us a comment on our class blog, or check out our individual blogs here

We'd love to hear from you!


Wednesday, 11 November 2020

Film Festival 2020

This year, the students in Room 1 decided to recreate one of their favourite parody videos from YouTube. We sure had some fun filming our movie and trying to get our singing to line up with the actual music was a bit difficult at first. We hope you enjoy our movie, "A Day in the Life."

Thanks for watching! We love hearing from our blog readers, so please leave us a comment.

Monday, 14 September 2020

Everyday Theatre Workshop

 Today, Room 1 had an amazing opportunity to hang out with "Soy Sauce" from Everyday Theatre. She walked us through a fun interactive production game. Due to the Covid restrictions, the theatre group did a marvellous job adapting their script and follow up tasks to provide a fun and informative session. The name of the production was "The Family Game Reloaded." We learnt about six different characters that surrounded the day to day life story of a family going through some hard times. We were able to help the family come up with ways to help their situation and we had a fun day as a class doing so. 

Friday, 28 August 2020

Serving Others During the Lockdown

As our country is back in level 3 lockdown, the need around our community continues to grow. I was so happy to receive a text from Antzel's mum asking for him to be excused from his Te Reo Class Google Meet earlier this week because he was out delivering food parcels. What a great thing to be doing Antzel! We are so proud of you! 


Today I helped my mum and poppy to deliver food boxes to families who are in need of food. I made sure I wore my mask, my gloves and also kept my distance. 

I feel very happy, seeing families happy when the got the food boxes, especially the children. It is a blessing to help others. Thanks to those who are involved with helping families.

By Antzel.