Thursday, November 13, 2008

Don't Cha

We think fruit is a cool snack.

The extension group rewrote words to a song for us to sing, and made this music video to show you what we think about fruit.
We showed our movie at our EHSAS Cluster's Manaiakalani Film Festival today along with other schools in our community.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Recycling Rubbish

The Seagulls group have been looking at what different sorts of rubbish we can recycle.

We have been reading about which rubbish can be remade into something else and have drawn some animations to share our learning with you.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Treasure Island Instructions

1. Land your ship at the west ocean and get a rope.
2. Pick up an axe from the ground and kill the dreadful villagers.

3. Walk to the haunted mountains. Remember you have a rope. Use it to climb the mountain

4. You found a bucket now go round the deathly,hallowed cave quickly and if you don’t they will kill you.

5. Fill your bucket with clean water and have a bath.

6. Sneak around the jungle and find the ape and kill him with your axe.

7.Go to the burning volcano where the treasure is burried but the lava monster will burrie you alive.

8.Defeat the lava monster with your bucket.

9.You found the treasure there is a portal that will lead you back to your ship.


Friday, October 10, 2008


The Penguins Literacy group have been reading all about worms. They have written a quiz for you so you can test what you know.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The Olympics is about countries from all over the world that participate in different kinds of sports.

When the Evers-Swindell twins were having their final rowing match I got all excited. The Evers-Swindell twins have a special boat called a 2 sculled boat. Wee the Evers-Swindell twins were nearly at the finish and they had a photo finish with Germany.

When running was on I watched Nick willis get a bronze medal for running 1500 meters. Then I watched the mens 1000 meters. A Jamaican man called Usain Bolt broke a record. His record was 19.58 seconds.

Just last week I watched the shot put final for the women. Valerie Vili represented New Zealand for the women’s shot put. When she threw the shot put she got 22.10 metres and won gold.

Hayden Roulston is a cyclist. He used a special bike called a super bike. After his cycling match he got a silver medal in the velodrome.

I think new Zealand should be proud of their gold, silver and bronze medals.


Friday, September 26, 2008


The Hawks have been reading and writing about snails. Did you know that our native New Zealand snail is a carnivore and does't eat plants?
We have found out a lot about the snail's habitat, diet and enemies.

What else do you know about snails?

Missing by A. A Milne

The Pukekos Literacy group liked this poem because it was about a mouse, and we have some pet mice in our classroom. Our teacher doesn't want our mice to escape and go missing though!

Can you spot the little change we made to A. A Milne's poem to make it relevant to Glen Innes?

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Precious Paua

Have you ever compared paua to a Pounamu necklace or rosy cheeks?

The Moreporks group have been thinking about what images come to mind when they read a poem. They have drawn and animated the images that came to mind when they read the poem 'Paua' for the first time.

The Ancient Olympics

The Pukekos Literacy group has been looking at how the Olympics first began.

Could you answer their quiz questions at the end?

The Olympics

We loved wathcing the 2008 Olympics.
The Seagulls group have made a movie to share some of their favourite events and heroes.

What did you enjoy most about the Olympics?

Saturday, August 9, 2008

The Pines

Around our school there is a big line of pine trees. We hope they don't get cut down like the ones in this poem.

We did like all the sounds and images Margaret Mahy uses in her poem though. Hainite, Joe and Stevie have tried to recreate the pictures they had in their minds in this movie.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Dinner Play

Are you allowed to play with your dinner?

The Seagulls Literacy group has been looking at imagery in poetry. Mele has illustrated this poem by Jane Buxton about what your dinner can look like if you use your imagination.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008


Toreka and Matthew have looked at this poem by John Malone which compares seagulls to diners in a restaurant waiting for their food.

Monday, June 23, 2008


Mele, Lepa and Mubasshira have been thinking about the picture this poem creates in their minds. They have drawn and animated a movie to go with Phillipa Werry's poem Fireworks.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Up Up and Away

As part of our school topic Up Up And Away, the Penguins group have been finding out about passenger planes.

Have you ever been on a plane?

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

What do you do with your family?

The Penguins group have been reading about what people do in their families.
The have created this movie about some of the special things they do.
What do you like to do with your Mum, your Dad, your brothers and sisters, or your grandparents?
Click here to visit more of our work on our class website.

Friday, May 9, 2008

The Giant's Breakfast

The Bellbirds literacy group have been looking at beginning letter sounds.
We have practised our reading making this movie to share with you.
Click here to see this on our website.