Sunday, December 6, 2009

Celebrating Childrens' Days


As part of our unit study on how people celebrate different events, we have learn about Tango no sekku and Hinamatsuri

Friday, November 27, 2009

What do we eat for breakfast in New Zealand?


We have made a movie to show you what we might have for breakfast in New Zealand.
I have toast with jam on top, and sometimes Weet-bix.
Weet-bix is a New Zealand cereal that we eat in the morning.
Weet-bix looks like biscuits, and I put sugar and milk on top.
I like butter on warm toast so it melts.
Logan
Tauwhare
Max
Kingston

Starford Korero

Every friday P.T England school has koreros, our principal Mr Burt comes up with an idea to keep the children safe and healthy.  He thinks of korero like where's your adult (sometimes the year six kids help him with it) I am going to show my movie about stop think and do, I hope you like it! 


Wheres your adult

Every Friday , Pt England school has a korero a korero is when our princeable Mr Burt has a talk to us about some things that will help us do not just at school but any where. Mr Burt comes up with a idea for us to us to help us to grow up and be and good person to lots people.
this movie is about kids like me when the are going somewhere they they will have to have an adult with them . that is what my movie is about.I hope you enjoy my movie.

Kingston Korero Movie

Hi my name is Kingston I am from Pt England school and I am in room 12. I am going to show you my  korero movie and it is about being a true friend.  Every Friday Russell Burt our principal talks to us and we call it a  korero.
                

Korero - talk time!

Every week on Friday our principal [Russell Burt] gives the school a new  Korero.   A  Korero helps the kids learn better things at school and helps to communicate better.  My movie is about being a true friend. Like bring them in when there feeling down.  I think Koreros are important because  it will help me with my work, help me feel better and will help my friends.

Stop Think and Do

Hi my name is Waata and my school is Point England. My movie is about our korero at school it is Stop think and do. Every week our principal[Russell burt]comes up with a new korero. This movie is about stop thinking and doing. Watch this movie and it will surely make you laugh. Incase you're wondering what a korero is. It mean's to talk.

Crusader Korero

Hi my name is Crusader and I am in Room 12 from Pt.England School.  Every week our principal (Russell Burt) gives the school something we call a Korero.  A Korero is something to help Pt.England School get better at what we are doing.  I think the Korero is important because it helps our school get better at our working and fixing up our mistake's.  My movie shows how Pt England School can be nice to each other and to Be a True Friend.  Enjoy!

Litia Stop Think and do

Lucky people

Hello My name is Brooklyn I am here to tell you about my movie, but first I might need to tell you about a korero.  A korero is when people tell you like  what you should do like be kind to other people.  Every friday we have another korero, our principal Mr Burt is the one that thinks of the korero with  help with the assembly crew. 

My movie is about wheres your adult and that one was not are principles one that was the assembly crew " bravo" is what Iled say would you? The korero is best for fire works and halloween.  Have ever had some one come up to you and say wheres your adult? This is a reminder  of what you should do - I hope you like you like it. 
   

About our Korero

 
Here at Pt england school our principal gives us koreros this means talking about and every Friday we have a assembly. Our principal gives us a korero to help us in our learning. Each year he gives us diffrent korero. Sometimes we do the same korero. Sometimes people - our year six assembly crew do plays to show us the korero. I think that koreros help us with our learning and reminds us to do the right thing.

My movie is about responsibilty.  Darius Room 12

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Everybody's Makin' It Big But Me


We had been reading lots of stories about the Big Bad Wolf. But was he really that big or bad?
He always got caught or beaten in the end. In fact we felt a bit sorry for him.
Room 12 wrote these lyrics and made this film from the wolf's point of view.
It was shown in the Manaikalani Film Festival to day.
Actors:
Wolf - Ahsin
Little Red -Shoal
Rapunzel - Makalita
Prince 1 - Kobe
Prince 2 - Starford
Woodcutter - Crusader
Jack - Gabriel
Pigs - Kingston, Dante and James
Granny - Rita
Singers - led by Rita

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Hey Andy Spandy

Can you recognise the nursery rhyme James has used to write his own new version?

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Hickory Tickory Tesk


Waata has written his own version of this nursery rhyme.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Kingston's Original Nursery Rhyme

Kingston has rewritten his own version of Humpty Dumpty.

The Trojan Horse

Do you know the story of the Trojan Horse?
Silas, Samuela and Turuhira have been learning to use some clever vocab as they retold it for us.


Long long ago there was a huge war, against the Greeks and the Trojans.
The Greeks couldn’t get in the city wall, until Odysseus came up with a cunning plan.
He ordered some talented, hard working artists, to construct a huge wooden horse, and leave it there as a present for the Trojans.
Then they pretended to all sail away.
Silas

It was a trick.
Odysseus and some of his men were hiding inside.
When they saw the massive horse, the Trojans dragged inside the city walls.
They were so happy that the war had ended, that they had a huge celebration party
Samuela

When the Trojans had all fallen asleep, Odysseus came out of the horse.
He was inside the city.
That is how the Greeks killed the Trojans, and won the war.
Turuhira

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The Lion and the Mouse 2

Studamyer, Logan and Ahsin have retold parts ot this traditional story and put it together in an animation. They were trying to use some of the clever vocab we had talked about when we read the story.


The lion had a big shaggy neck, large jaws, and was king of the jungle.
The minute mouse had sharp teeth and he was so little.
The mouse was searching for food
The Lion woke up and grabbed the mouse.
The mouse said" Sorry I wont do it again".
The lion felt sorry for the mouse
The lion put the mouse on his paws so the mouse could grab the food.
Little mouse said to the lion "One day I can help you"
The big lion laughed "Ha ha ha"at the little mouse.
The mouse heard the lion roaring.
He ran to him and saw the lion was trapped in a net.
“I can help you” he said.
The mouse gnawed through the ropes.
“Thank you for getting me free, I have learnt that it can be good to be small” said the lion.

How the Birds got their Colours

Have you ever wondered why some birds are brightly coloured and some are just plain?


A long time ago all the birds were black. There were big ones, medium ones, and small ones. But they were all the same dull colours.
Sam the dove was looking for food. He saw a big fat worm and he was swooping down to get it.
But the worm escaped and Sam stood on a sharp stick. It was very painful.
All Sam’s friends came to see if they could help. All except crow who was a selfish bird. He stayed away.
Then parrot went up and burst Sam’s foot with his sharp beak. All the blood burst out on the birds making them colourful.
All except crow, he stayed black....

Elizabeth, Kingston and Julia have retold this story about how the birds came to be all different colours, all that is, except the crow!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Darius' Own Original Nursery Rhyme

All his fans have been waiting and now it is here to share....

Darius has written his own nursery rhyme using the same rhyme scheme and line syllables as the traditional rhyme.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Crusader's New Ending

We have been learning about the structure of narrative stories and
this is Crusader's own ending to Little Red Riding Hood.
If you need a reminder or the story orientation and complication click on this link to see the trailer to our resolution writing.

Chante's New Ending

We have been learning about the structure of narrative stories and
this is Chante's own ending to Little Red Riding Hood.
If you need a reminder or the story orientation and complication click on this link to see the trailer to our resolution writing.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Ahsin's New Ending

We have been learning about the structure of narrative stories and
this is Ahsin's own ending to Little Red Riding Hood.
If you need a reminder or the story orientation and complication click on this link to see the trailer to our resolution writing.

Darius' New Ending

We have been learning about the structure of narrative stories and
this is Darius' own ending to Little Red Riding Hood.
If you need a reminder or the story orientation and complication click on this link to see the trailer to our resolution writing.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Rita's New Ending

We have been learning about the structure of narrative stories and
this is Rita's own ending to Little Red Riding Hood.
If you need a reminder or the story orientation and complication click on this link to see the trailer to our resolution writing.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Litia's Baa Baa Black Sheep

I thought it was funny that the sheep talks in
this Nursery Rhyme.
Litia

Friday, August 28, 2009

The Lion and the Mouse

Dante, Kobe and Max were each given part of this fable to retell. Dante wrote the orientation, Kobe the complication, and Max the resolution.


They had to use speech marks to show when characters were speaking, and use a variety of simple and complex sentences to retell their part of the story. Then they animated, and recorded it to share with you in an imovie

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Hosannah's new ending


We have been learning about the structure of narrative stories and
this is Hosannah's own ending to Little Red Riding Hood.
If you need a reminder or the story orientation and complication click on this link to see the trailer to our resolution writing.

Julia's new ending


We have been learning about the structure of narrative stories and
this is Julia's own ending to Little Red Riding Hood.
If you need a reminder or the story orientation and complication click on this link to see the trailer to our resolution writing.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Elizabeth's new ending


We have been learning about the structure of narrative stories and
this is Elizabeth's own ending to Little Red Riding Hood.
If you need a reminder or the story orientation and complication click on this link to see the trailer to our resolution writing.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Kobe's new ending

We have been learning about the structure of narrative stories and
this is Kobe's own ending to Little Red Riding Hood.
If you need a reminder or the story orientation and complication click on this link to see the trailer to our resolution writing.

Shoal's new ending


We have been learning about the structure of narrative stories and
this is Shoal's's own ending to Little Red Riding Hood.
If you need a reminder or the story orientation and complication click on this link to see the trailer to our resolution writing.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Litia's new ending


We have been learning about the structure of narrative stories and
this is Litia's own ending to Little Red Riding Hood.
If you need a reminder or the story orientation and complication click on this link to see the trailer to our resolution writing.

Brooklyn's new ending


We have been learning about the structure of narrative stories and
this is Brooklyn's own ending to Little Red Riding Hood.
If you need a reminder or the story orientation and complication click on this link to see the trailer to our resolution writing.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Ashleigh's new ending


We have been learning about the structure of narrative stories and
this is Ashleigh's own ending to Little Red Riding Hood.
If you need a reminder or the story orientation and complication click on this link to see the trailer to our resolution writing.

Friday, August 21, 2009

James' new ending


We have been learning about the structure of narrative stories and
this is James' own ending to Little Red Riding Hood.
If you need a reminder or the story orientation and complication click on this link to see the trailer to our resolution writing.

Turuhira's new ending


We have been learning about the structure of narrative stories and
this is Turuhira's own ending to Little Red Riding Hood.
If you need a reminder or the story orientation and complication click on this link to see the trailer to our resolution writing.

Little Red Riding Hood - Starford's new ending


Starford has rewritten the ending (resolution) to this traditional fairy tale.
Click on the image to read it more clearly, but be warned... it is a gruesome ending.
If you want to see the beginning of this story look at the top of the sidebar for our trailer.

Little Red Riding Hood


We have been looking at the different parts of narrative stories.
This time we have rewritten our own resolutions (endings) to this traditional fairy tale.
This is the ending Starford wrote.
Keep looking at the top of the side bar for new posts with our endings.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Humpty Dumpty by Julia

Julia has been learning to record her own audio and edit it in her movies independently.
Her nursery rhyme shows Humpty really cracking up!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Hickory Dickory Dock

Kingston has been working hard to add detail to his graphics.
Check out his Hickory Dickory Dock animation.

Kingston's Hickory Dickory Dock

This is a movie about a rat that ran up a clock , I don't get why it runs down when it is 1 o'clock.
Kingston

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Mele's favourite nursery rhyme is Twinkle Twinkle Little Star too.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Hey Diddle Diddle

James is very proud of his animation. There were a lot of characters to animate in this nursery rhyme.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Humpty Dumpty

This is Dante's first blog posting. He was able to create jpegs, and record his audio on his own for this animated movie.
Hasn't he done a great job!

Twinkle Twinkle

Turuhira has made an animation of one or her favourite nursery rhymes.
Do you know this one?

Humpty Dumpty

Humpty Dumpty had a very bad accident. What a shame the King's men couldn't put the scrambled egg back together again.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Jasmine's Baa Baa Black Sheep

I have made this animation as part of our topic study this term.  I liked recording my voiceover.  I made a few mistakes but got it right at the end.  Hope you enjoy listening to and watching my animation.
Jasmine Room 13

Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary

Rita has made a really detailed animation of her favourite nursery rhyme.

Waata's Hickory Dickory Dock

Waata likes this nursery rhyme too.
 Do you notice the hands on the clock rotating?

Hickory Dickory Dock

Starford has made an animation of one of his favourite nursery rhymes.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Dino Mix

The Pukekos group have been learning about prefixes, and how they are used in dinosaur names to describe them.


They have mixed some of their favourite dinosaur together to invent new one.
Which one do you like best?

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

The 'ate/ait' Word Family

The Penguins Literacy group have learnt about another word family.
These words can be spelt differently.

Can you think of any other words that rhyme with these 'ate' words?

Monday, June 29, 2009

Peacocks

The Moas literacy group have been reading about a family that have peacocks as pets.
They have made a quiz about what they have learnt.

How many of these questions could you answer?

Friday, June 19, 2009

Dinosaur Mix

Rita has been learning about different types of dinosaurs and has mixed them all up to create her own invented dinosaur. She has described each dinosaur to tell us about what is special about them.

In her writing Rita has been thinking carefully about the words in sentences to make them clearer for the audience. Can you hear which ones have 1 clause, and which sentences have 2?

Friday, June 12, 2009

We know all about the 'ound' word family. Knowing this sound helps us to spell other words in the word family.
We also learnt some new words - did you know a 'hound' was another name for a dog?

Friday, May 29, 2009

Carnivorous Dinosaurs

The Moas group have been reading about the scariest dinosaurs .... the carnivors!

Where have all the dinosaurs gone?

The Hawks literacy group have been reading about prehistoric mammals.
They were very different to the dinosaurs.
We think we know why the mammals are still around and all the dinosaurs have gone.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Giant Dinosaurs

The Penguins literacy group have been reading about the biggest dinosaurs.
Here are some of the things we've learnt.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Life Sized Dinosaur

How big is a real dinosaur?
Room 12 wanted to find out what a 20 metre long Apatosaurus looked like, so we drew it to scale on the court. Take a look at how we did it.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

I Know A Lot About Cats

Ahsin has been learning about cats and knows lots of new words.


The big hairs on the cat's face are whiskers.
It's claws are nails.
The paws are feet.
A coat is the cat's hair
Ahsin

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Kiwis

Our Literacy group has been finding information from the text and writing our own reports.


Kiwis are very special to New Zealand because it is our native bird. The kiwi is on lots of things in New Zealand like coins.
The kiwi cannot fly because their feathers are stiff like dog hair. Its wings are about the size of our pinky. Kiwis dig with their beaks. Because they have got nostrils at the end of their beaks, they can smell when their beaks. They can dig in the ground which makes it easier for them to find food.
Kiwis live in burrows under the ground. They stay in their burrows during the day.
The kiwi is nocturnal that means that kiwis sleep during the day and come out at night. Kiwi eggs are huge. They are about the size of six hen eggs. That is a big egg. When the mother kiwi is close to having her baby her stomach will start sagging.
Kiwis eat berries,insects , huhu grubs and earth worms. They are so good at hearing that they can hear the worms in the soil .It probably finds food very fast if it can do that.
Dogs are very bad to kiwis. Because a dog a could easily kill a kiwi by picking it up. In 1981 a wild german shepard killed around 500 kiwis. That is a lot of kiwis killed.

By Litia

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Why The Crocodile Has No Tongue

Have you ever wondered why crocodiles have no tongue?


Turuhira has made a movie showing you the beginning, middle and end of this legend.

Why The Crocodile Has No Tongue

Kingston's Group has been looking at the plot in Legends and Folk Tales.
In his movie he had to show the beginning, middle and end of this story.


Do you think crocodiles and foxes are still friendly today?

Friday, March 13, 2009

My name is Thomas and I am 7.
I am learning to write in sentences.
I wrote about my weekend, and made my first movie.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

The Spider Who Wanted Spots

The Hawks Literacy group read a story about a spider who wanted spots so he could look beautiful like the ladybird.
He learnt that he should be grateful for what he already has.




What things are you grateful for?

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Should animals be kept in zoos?

The Seagulls Literacy group have been learning about zoos and zoo animals. They have found different opinions about zoos.


What do you think?

Monday, February 23, 2009

Pukeko


The Pukeko Literacy group have been reading to find out about the native New Zealand bird that their group is named after. They have made their first animations of the year to illustrate what pukekos look like and the habitat they like to live in.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Summer Holidays

What did you do over the summer holidays?
The Hawks Literacy group have made a movie to show you their summer highlights.