Wednesday, 29 April 2020


This week we have been learning about sentence structure. We had to write a sentence based on an image. Check out what our literacy class wrote about this image:

(Chance) The cage rattled as the scuba divers gazed at the ginormous shark in wonder. The creature then swam swiftly towards the metal bars, circling around the species he had never seen before.

(Kauri) The Scuba divers were eager to have a look at the beautiful shark. They were desperate to share it with the world.

(Pauline) The divers are exploring sea life in the metal cage. Many pods were found swimming in unison. Sharks surrounded the metal cage.

(Caleb) The sea roared as the shark rattled past the cage which was full with people. After seeing the beast, they all wished they were anywhere else in the world.

 (Aaliyah)The cage rattled as the lights flashed at the shark.    

( Sonnia ) The ocean thundered as the shark shook the cage.

(Laolao) The scuba divers shook in fear as the shark swam past.              

( Tsai )  The shark was swimming around the cage ready to eat the people.

Friday, 24 April 2020


This week we have been learning about the different sugar content in different food. We learnt that there is sugar in foods like cake and fizzy drink, but also in milk and fruit!

The sugar in a cake is called sucrose, the sugar in fruit is called fructose and the sugar in milk is called lactose.

Then we looked at some different types of food to see how much sugar in them. We found that there is quite a lot of sugar in lots of foods! We didn't realise how much sugar would be in juice either,
here are some labels we found.

Monday, 20 April 2020

Great Graphs!

Room 4 maths have been focussing on interpreting a range of graphs as part of our statistics unit. Check out Pisirina's work about pie charts:

Are you familiar with line graphs? Zamera's slides might help to refresh your memory!

Friday, 17 April 2020

A new planet?

Today in literacy we have been learning about the goldilocks zone. This is an area in space where planets are at the right temperature to sustain life.

Check out what Aaliyah learnt below:


Pauline pondered whether we should move to a new planet:

Moving to another planet is a big risk for us humans to take. There have been other planets that have water on it and looks promising to live on, but however, if we were to move to another planet there would be many consequences. Gliese 581g was the first earth-like planet to be found orbiting its star.

See her full argument here.

Do you think we will ever move to another planet in the goldilocks zone? Let us know in the comments.

Wednesday, 15 April 2020

Welcome to Term 2!

Today term two officially started for Pt England School. It is quite surreal to be kicking off a term from our living rooms, but we have already made a fantastic start.

We kicked off our day with a team five assembly lead by Mrs Tele'a, where we introduced our topic for the term 'We are the World'. We are going to be looking at the different spheres of the earth - the lithosphere (land), hydrosphere (water), atmosphere (air) and biosphere (living creatures).

Room 4 literacy got straight into this by reading a short text about the structure of the earth, check out what Laolao created:


We look forward to starting our new inquiry and continuing our learning online.

Thursday, 9 April 2020

Yolanda : Taha Wairua

Room four are loving the Taha Challenges! We have been trying out a range of challenges to support our health. One of these challenges was to share a poem, prayer, bible verse or inspirational quote. This challenge supports taha wairua, our spirtitual health. Check out Yolanda's response to the challenge:


Now we challenge you! Wherever you are, we would love to see you participate in the Taha Challenges.  If you do, comment below to let us know.

Tuesday, 7 April 2020

Room Fours Taha Challenges!

Over the Easter holidays we have been participating in the 'Taha Challenges'. These are a series of short challenges that help us to develop  different areas of our health - be it physical, mental, spiritual or social. Each challenge is created by a student and introduced by a short video. Check out some of the challenges we have completed!

Taha Whanau - Healthy Relationships. Laolao created this poster in honour of a family member - her Grandad.

Taha Hinengaro - Healthy Mind. Yolanda completed this challenge by thinking about the things that she is grateful for

Mrs Stone also completed three challenges:

Now we challenge you, no matter where you are in the world, we would love to see you take part in the taha challenges. Check them out here!

Thursday, 2 April 2020

Easter Learning Journey 3

For today's task we had to describe some where in New Zealand that we would like to visit. Let's find out where Yolanda picked!

I think that I might wanna go and visit Tane Mahuta because it looks like it is going to have heaps of trees. Trees are important because that it how you breath, if there are no trees then you will not be alive. I also heard that it is a place that looks just like  a forest. When you go there, it will be like you are going for a  hike.

Did you know that  it is New Zealand's forests provided Māori with rich inspiration for sayings and expressions, as well as the means of life? Tāne, the god of the forest, separated earth and sky and let light into the world. These actions became the basis for important rituals and oratory on the marae. 

Did you know what Tāne Mahuta, also called Lord of the Forest, is a giant kauri tree (Agathis australis) in the Waipoua Forest of Northland Region, New Zealand? It is named for the Māori god of forests and of birds.  Access to Tāne Mahuta could be restricted to paid tour groups only, in an effort to control kauri dieback.