Thursday, 11 December 2014

PENN Stars!

This term, we decided to do student interviews for our PENN movie.  We had so much fun making our movie, and doing our drawings on KidPix.  We hope you enjoy it!
Class 24-Q&A Session from Team 1 PES on Vimeo.

Monday, 1 December 2014

What does the River really look like?

This term, as part of our Art Attack Inquiry, Team 1 students have been exploring the question, "What does the River really look like?" We trekked down the street to the Pt. England Beach, and had an amazing day in the sun.  Students spent time playing in the sand, and collecting seashells and other random objects from the water front.  We then had a picnic lunch under the big tree on the Reserve before having some fun time with our friends playing at the playground.

River Trip 2014 from Team 1 PES on Vimeo.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Writing: Keyana's Wacky Hair Day

Today in Class 24, we drew pictures and wrote stories about our upcoming "Wacky Hair Day' on Friday.  Keyana did a wonderful job with her story, and we decided that it should be published!  She also created a KidPix picture to match the drawing she did before writing.

Excellent Job Keyana!

We are having wacky hair day on Friday.  I am going to be silly.  My hair is going to be colourful.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Art Attack: Painting Pasta

This term, our school is having an Art Attack!  We are learning all kinds of ways to express our creative side using different forms of art.  Team 1 is also learning to answer the question: What does the River really look like?  We have been working on our contributions for our team art project, and we had so much fun painting the pasta for our cool tree that we will make later this week.

Painting pasta sure does leave it's mark on your hands!

We also had some fun visitors from Class 21!  They came to visit and we were all able to paint together!

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Manaiakalani Film Festival 2014

This year, we have been learning what it means to be a Pt. Englander.  This means that we need to have pride and confidence in everything we say and do, especially how we treat others.  We know that it is important to treat others the right way, and not be mean.  We hope you enjoy Class 24's submission to the 2014 Manaiakalani Film Festival!

Friday, 7 November 2014

Group Drawing Projects

Today, we had the opportunity to work in a small group to design, draw, and colour a scenic picture of our choice.  First, we had to sit with our group and decide together what our picture would be.  Then, we worked together, using pencils and stencils, to draw our amazing scenes.  When we were finished drawing, we had another team decision to make.

   We had to decide what we were going to use to colour our pictures with. We could choice either "skinny" crayons, "fat" crayons, or oil pastels.  Of course, we ALL picked oil pastels!  We had so much fun working in our groups, and we even learnt that we could use a tissue to blend the oil pastels together!

Kharizma, Persia and Leah showing off their beautiful zoo!

Kauri and Teingoa show off the amazing garden they created with Sauma and Cherish!

Victoria and Jemma worked hard with Keyana to create this amazing garden and sky picture!

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Thank you Class 21!

This afternoon started out just like any other in Class 24.   We were all sitting comfortably around the room reading our chosen books when all of the sudden there was a knock on our door! Class 21 came to visit us!  Ms. Wild's Class come down to invite us to play a game of soccer with them!  We had so much fun spending our afternoon block out in the sun with Class 21 and we played with mixed teams so we were able to make new friends too!  Thanks for picking us to play with Class 21!  You're the best!
Just enjoying our reading time...

Leah, Cherish and Keyana are great at the Pt. England Way!
Check out how they are sharing their pillow!
Ms Wild led both classes out to a special field that had just been mowed just for us!
(Well, kind of...)
We were told the rules and split onto two teams.

Really!  We are playing soccer not rugby!

Check out this opening kick!

Teingoa is ready to play!
We ran and ran...

until we needed a break!  

Then, we played "Duck, Duck, Goose!"

Our BIG hand for our teachers!

Before we went back inside, we showed our teachers the love with a big high 5!

Thursday, 30 October 2014

The Colour Wheel

Today, after we finished our writing tests, Mrs. Moala brought out the paints that we had mixed together last week, and we were able to paint our very own colour wheels!  It was so much fun, and we were so well behaved!  Surprisingly, almost all of the paint ended up on the paper!

We put each paint colour on a plastic plate to share.

Teingoa, Sauma, Persia and Kharizma and doing a fabulous job!

Exodus T is showing off his final project and Kauri is still working hard!
Some of the finished projects drying on another table.

Kharizma, Persia and Keyana worked hard to create this beautiful painting together!

Class Visitors

This week, we have been so lucky to have amazing visitors in our class!  On Tuesday, we had two fabulous Year 8 ladies spend the day with us! We had so much fun spending the day with Jazelle and Javana!
Jemma, Peni, Tipi, and Bryston were working very hard to learn their reading words.

Jazelle and Javana participated in our Soccer lesson, too! 
On Wednesday, we had some special friends from Class 20 come and colour with us after lunch.  We all read our books together before we went home!

Friday, 24 October 2014

Art Attack: Mixing Colours

During our writing on Thursday, we took some time to explore with paint colours.  Mrs. Moala put two colours of paint into a plastic bag, and we were able to take turns "mushing" the paint around the bag.  We were so surprised to see what happened!

Here is what the bags looked like before we started to mush them up.

Keyana and Alexus watching Kharizma make green using blue and yellow paint.

Persia mixed yellow and red to make a beautiful orange.

Teingoa shows off his bag before he begins mushing.
 Bryston is so excited to see what the blue and red in Teingoa's bag will make!

Next week, we will be using the paint colours we created to paint our very own Colour Wheels!

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Football (aka Soccer)

Last week, we were so excited to begin our Football training with our new coach Ben!  However, there was some confusion about which sport we were going to be playing.  Some of the boys thought for sure that we were learning a game like rugby that is called football, but they were soon surprised to learn that Soccer is also called Football.

We loved being able to learn with Class 20 and to make new friends while we learnt from Coach Ben!  We also had a great time learning how to control the soccer ball with our feet using small kicks, and how to stop the ball many different ways.  Coach Ben taught us a fun "traffic" game that he used to help us practice our skills.

This week, we joined Class 20 again to learn amazing soccer skills from Coach Ben!  He taught us to control our balls, and we were even allowed to kick it into a net!  We had so much fun playing a game swimming around the Hall and landing on islands!

Listening to Coach Ben give instructions.

Look how well we put our shoes against the wall without being asked!

What animal do you think we are being?

Check out our amazing skills!

Teingoa is concentrating so hard!

Monday, 13 October 2014

Art Attack! Day 1

This term the students at Pt. England are working under the theme "Art Attack" and Class 24 (Team 1) is going to be exploring the question, "What does the river really look like?"

To kick start our very own Art Attack Class 24 spent some time today thinking about the Pt. England Reserve and the river that runs alongside our community.  Students made mental pictures before sharing what they remembered with the class.  They were then asked to do a pencil drawing of the river.

Bryston and Leah were sharing their work with each other while Teingoa remained focused on his drawing.

Kharizma and Keyana were working hard on their drawings!

Cherish put forth excellent effort in her beach drawing. 
Kauri and Israel were trying their best to recreate the river in their drawings.