Thursday, 31 August 2017

Our ballet trip

A few lucky learners in Rooms 9 and 10 were part of a group of PES students who attended the school matinee performance of Romeo and Juliet by the Royal New Zealand Ballet at the Aotea Centre in the city this afternoon.  As well as the trip into town on the very plush bus, everyone was blown away by the magic of the set, dancing, costumes and music.

Friday, 25 August 2017

Solar eclipse - by Deelani

What is a solar eclipse?

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A solar eclipse happened in America this week. It turned dark in the middle of the day.

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What i know about the sun and the moon is that the moon was in front of the sun .  So the  moon stopped the light coming to earth.  Then the sun came back out.and it was daylight again.

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This happens because the earth orbits the sun and the moon orbits the earth..


The next total eclipse in new zealand will be on 22nd july 2028.

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Blasting off at Maker Space

George and Izaiah have been busy making a rocket at Maker Space.  After a lot of effort pumping to increase the air pressure, they were able to launch it into space on the basketball court. They looked pretty impressed by how far they were able to make it travel.  Fabulous job!

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Thursday, 17 August 2017

I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride my bike

We had so much fun practising our cycling skills with Rochelle Young from Avanti yesterday. We showed how we could cycle in a straight line through the cones and stop using our brakes instead of our toes! It was trickier as the cones were moved closer and closer together. The most challenging activity was trying to keep straight as we cycled along a length of an old flattened firehose.

We're so looking forward to cycling on the bike track again once it has dried out after all the rain.

Friday, 11 August 2017

Rallying ahead

We are learning to play tennis with Kiwisport this term. Now that we're able to smash those forehands around the hall, we're learning how to hit a backhand. We're hoping that the weather is kind so that we can practise our skills outside on the courts next week.

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Life Education

Lynn and Harold have been visiting Pt England School over the last three weeks and it was our turn to hang out in the Life Education caravan for a second time this afternoon. Lynn asked us to think about the kind of decisions we have to make and how other people may feel based on what we say and do.  She showed us some cool videos to help us think about making appropriate choices and decisions as we go through Years 5 and 6.

Friday, 4 August 2017

Writing sentences - by Sonnia

Here is Sonnia's presentation which shares what she has learnt about writing sentences of different lengths.