Each week, the year 7 and 8 students at Pt England School head over to Tamaki College for their technology courses. The students rotate through four different courses over the year and they love learning something new from the high school teachers.
This week, John was in Robotics working to code his robot to do a series of actions. John persevered and was so excited to make it happen! He did such an amazing job that he was recognised by Mr Dunn and awarded Coder of the Week!
This term, the students of Team 5 have been exploring different countries around the world as we learnt about the locations of the seven continents. We also spent time learning how to code using Scratch. We took this information and our own Hyperstudio drawings to create our own scratch animations. Here is the movie we showed on PENN this term to showcase some of our work.
This is our theme for Samoan Language Week 2019. In Team 5 we've enjoyed learning words and phrases we can use everyday like saying "tulou". Always excuse yourself if your movements are going to obstruct the view of others.
During the last week of Term 1, we had quite a surprise during lunch one day! We had a lovely lady come in from the community to help Pt England student volunteers pour new soil into our garden and plant some lovely vegetables. Hopefully, later this year we will be able to have a yummy meal made with the vegetables from our class garden.
This morning, the students of Team 5 had an opportunity to show off their Geometry skills by taking a pre-test. This test will be used by the teachers to help with planning for upcoming Geometry lessons and to help show the students exactly what they have learnt over the time we study Geometry this term.
Today, we had the amazing actor's from Duffy Theatre come to Pt. England School. It was such a treat to see Duffy again and to end our day with laughter and a reminder about what reading good book can do for our lives and our imagination.
Today was the beginning of Term 2 here at Pt England School. We started the day with a school assembly where we learnt what our school wide topic focus is for the term, which is "I Like Your Latitude" and our focus question is "Where in the longitude and latitude is that?".
We are very excited to travel the world as Year 7/8 students while learning about the 7 continents. We are also exploring how to locate places around the word using longitude and latitude and around our own community using a GPS.
Later this term, we will be coding our very own choose your adventure stories and participating in PES Greatest Race.