Sunday, 11 October 2015

                Trip to Auckland Zoo


Piwakawaka 1 classes all went to Auckland Zoo by bus as part of our inquiry topic on how animals cooperate and compete.

We were shown around by the zookeepers and saw lots of interesting animals.

The giraffes had a baby that was friends with the zebras. We  also got to see monkeys, hippos, seals, a tiger, a cheetah and orang-utans. The crocodile was having an eye-bath.




Magical Musical Memories

Magical Musical Memories




Well it's-a one for the money...

We had a great time at the Hillpark School production, dressing up as Elvis, Elvis fans and rock'n'roll dancers!
We danced to 'Blue Suede Shoes'. It was all over in a few minutes but took hours of practice!

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Piwakawaka Poetry Recitation Finals


Everyone in Room 1 learnt a poem or nursery rhyme to present to the class. We judged each other on:
- speaking clearly and loudly, with expression
- use of gesture
- knowing the poem
- looking at the audience.

We chose 2 people to represent us in the finals. Jaydon and Sean said their poems in front of all of Piwakawaka and many parents. We were very proud of them.

It was very hard to choose our finalists because there were so many great recitals to choose from. Everyone did really well.





Friday, 3 July 2015

Nursery Rhyme Puppet Plays

Nursery Rhymes

We made puppet plays of well-known nursery rhymes. First we chose our favourite nursery rhymes and made storyboards of the stories they tell. 

Then in groups we made stick puppets and background pictures, then made videos of our puppet plays.


Humpty Dumpty

David, Justin, Ezekiel, Joshua




This Old Man

Taylor, Sean, Anastacia, Jaydon





Zach, Alec, Nick, Conor


1,2 Buckle My Shoe

Hayven, Sukhnandan, Tayla, Zoe




Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

Rose, Anwen, Aria, Amelia, Rhea











Monday, 22 June 2015

Room 1 Assembly

Room 1's Assembly Video

In Term 1 we made a video for assembly about groups that we belong to, and the jobs and responsibilities we have in each.

Produced by: Room 1
Written by: Room 1
Starring: Room 1
Filmed by: Room 1
Props and illustrations by: Room 1
Smiles by: Room 1

Here it is, at long last, for your viewing pleasure!!




Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Police Writing

Yesterday I saw the police car.  Constable Glennis came to Room 1.

By Nick

Zoe's Writing!

We saw a police officer today and we did some talking.  We like talking Constable Glennis came to see us.

By Zoe