Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Emotion Poems

In He Punga Kawenga we have been learning about emotions as part of our inquiry. When Mrs Bennett was teaching us she got us to pick an emotion and describe it in a poem. Here are some of our poems.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Ruruku Slideshow

We have been learning about what the ruruku means. Here are some of our slideshows we created to show what we learnt.

Sunday, March 31, 2019

The Looker-on

In He Puna Kawenga we have been learning to write descriptions.  To write descriptions you have to be good at noticing ,observing and wondering. We went  around the school doing this then wrote  poems inspired by Frank Kendon's the Looker-on. Here are some of our poems.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Hair one minute, gone the next

Today Maddison had her hair shaved off in front of the class. She decided to do it to raise money for Shave for a Cure as her Gran died of terminal cancer in 2016. So far she has raised $1090.

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Active Learning

In week 6 we started our active learning sessions. There are four activities and we will do a different one each week. This week there was baking with Mrs Pedley, creating an igloo for our guard penguins in class, creating a sled for our little penguins and snowflake symmetry. We had lots of fun and were very creative, imaginative and innovative.

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Six Word Memoirs

He Puna Kawenga created 6 word memoirs.

We had to carefully choose 6 words to innovate a phrase about something we like or something that is important to us.

Here are some of our memoirs.

Sunday, February 24, 2019


We have really been enjoying our swimming sessions in the pool. We have been practicing floating, gliding, sculling as well as freestyle and backstroke. Hopefully all our hard work will pay off when it comes time for swimming sports!

Monday, August 20, 2018


Is part of our inquiry we have been looking at the history of art. At the moment we are up to Roman art and have been busy creating our own mosaics.

Monday, July 23, 2018

Using Voice Thread

We are learning to use voice thread to record our thinking around what growth mindset is. The question we had to answer was what does it mean to have a growth mindset?

Wednesday, June 13, 2018


In He Puna Tārei we have been writing about fear. We could choose to either describe fear or write about a time we experienced fear. Here is some of our writing.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

He Puna Tārei Art Gallery Trip - Beyond the Frame

He Puna Tārei Art Gallery Trip - Beyond the Frame

He Puna Tārei enjoyed a visit to the art gallery where we
explored the idea of thinking ‘outside of the square. We had
to create our own painting inspired by the artworks in the exhibition
Out of the Frame.  Our artwork had to have: a primary colour, a colour
we made ourselves, texture (smooth and bumpy) and one colour blending
into another colour. We had lots of fun and used the Habit of Mind -
imaging, creating and innovating when making our piece of art.  Next we
have to figure out how to display them in the class!

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Romero Britto Self Portraits

He Puna Tārei imagined, created and innovated self portraits based on the artworks of Romero Britto. We followed the tutorial video step by step to draw our portrait. For our backgrounds we created patterns using things we like.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Wolf Descriptions

We have been learning to write descriptions. We listened to the sound of wolves howling and looked at images. Then we had to describe what the wolf looked like and how it might act. We published our descriptions on Book Creator - click on the link below to go to book creator to read it.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Class Logo Poll

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Sunday, November 12, 2017

A moment in time - The Tank

After our trip to the Waiouru Army Museum we wrote about a moment in time. We had to write down what we heard, saw, felt and wondered. Here are some of our stories.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Six Sentence Stories

We had to create a story using only six sentences. We then used google drawing and google slides to turn it into a book. We hope you enjoy.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Tapa Cloth

We looked at Samoan Tapa patterns and we practices drawing them. Then we created our own on brown paper and coloured it with black sharpie. Miss Nation and Ricky cello-taped all the art to make a huge tapa quilt. 
By William