Monday, 1 July 2019

Thank-You ANC

Last week Thursday whilst we were practising on the court with our team two lovely girls approached us and gave the coach and manager a big chocolate bar. Mrs Dwyer and I were quite surprised but they said it was a gift (koha) from Auckland Netball to all coaches and managers. After the game we decided to share the chocolate amongst our players and parents. The girls were super excited. We the children, managers, coaches and parents appreciate all that is being done on your behalf to ensure that the teams learn the skills of netball but most importantly PLAY and have FUN.

From -The Sparkles
Pt. England School.

The Beekeeper

This week we have been learning about the beekeeper and man made hives. YiYI wrote a lovely story:

I can see a beekeeper. The beekeeper made a hive for the bees. she like to make honey. By YiYi.

Friday, 28 June 2019

Fantastic reading

Levi has worked hard this term with his reading. He reads every night at home and learns his words. Thank-You Nikki for helping him at home.

I like reading. Mrs. Lal asked me to read and I did a good job. I am now reading at Level 9.
By Levi.

Keep it up, Levi

Thursday, 27 June 2019

Nadi's weekend story

Nadi likes to draw on her iPad. This is her drawing and story telling us about her weekend.
I was playing outside and then I saw a rainbow in the sky.

Tuesday, 25 June 2019


Last week the Sparkles had a tough netball game. They played well and worked hard on the court. They kept their eyes on the ball and did some good passing.
I jumped and tried to get the ball.By Imogen

I jumped and tried to get the ball.
                                           By Imogen                                                 

Reading is fun

Azahn has been working hard when reading in his group. He knows some words and enjoyed reading about Red Puppy today.

I like the girl. She is so cute. She buys Red puppy.(Dictated to the teacher -By Azahn)

Monday, 24 June 2019

I am clever

Isla has been working hard in class. She has been practising to count on from from the largest number.
I can roll the dice and count on. By Isla

Saturday, 22 June 2019

Busy Bees

The children in Rm 18 have been learning about the queen bee. This is Mia's work.

The queen bee looks after the baby.
By Mia

Friday, 31 May 2019

Sam and the waves

Imogen has been working hard to complete her reading EE projects. She enjoyed reading about Sam and the waves. Imogen goes for swimming lessons and loves making waves in the pool just like Sam.

Imogen said " I go for swimming lessons and enjoy swimming."

Monday, 27 May 2019

Kiwi sport

The children in Rm 18 have been learning lots of skills at Kiwi sport this term. They have been thinking about what they can do at gymnastics and writing about it in their books.
By Sione.

I went up the ladder.
By Harmony
  l like walking backwards on the line it was fun.
By Catherine

I went to kiwi sport.I can jump off the mat it is fun. By Maddison

Friday, 17 May 2019


Yesterday we had our first netball game for the Year One girls. They played against Sylvia park. The girls played really well and had a good game. We are so proud of all of them. Maddison got player of the day. She kept her feet glued to the ground when passing and with the help of her team mates she managed to score a goal.
Maddison was very happy.
Well done you!

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Reading is fun

Catherine really enjoyed the book "Snowy gets a wash." She worked hard to complete her iPad activity and finished her work off properly. Well done you, Catherine!
Catherine said:
"Snowy can go down the slide really fast."

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Happy Mother's Day.

The children shared some lovely stories about what they did for their mums on Mother's Day. Lots of the children made cards. Maddison gave her mum a charm bracelet and some perfume. Imogen got her mum some balloons and other children gave their mums chocolates and flowers. To all the mums out there"Wishing you a Happy Mother's Day!"

I love you mummy. (Dictated to the teacher.)

Monday, 13 May 2019

Buzz Buzz

The children in Room 18 have been learning all about bees: What they eat ,where they live and how they travel from place to place? I have been asking children to tell me what they think about "What is happening to our bees?" We hope you enjoy our movie and please leave us a comment.

Friday, 10 May 2019


Harmony has been learning to complete her reading task on her Explain Everything project. She liked reading about Little Chimp and Big Chimp. She said, "Little Chimp is naughty!"

Thursday, 9 May 2019


Jordyn has been putting lots of effort into her writing. She knows some words and is starting to write some sounds in unknown words.
I am so proud of you, Jordyn.
Well done, you!

Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Duffy Theatre

We were very lucky to have the Duffy Theatre come and perform for us at our school. The show was awesome with a lovely story, good actors and lovely costumes.

Duffy's sister Susan, played games all the time and did not like reading.

Duffy got swallowed into the game and turned into bricks.

Duffy was in the game and had to go through all the levels so
he could get out and go back home..

The dismantler always broke down his bricks and
Duffy had to start all over again.

Susan had to read a book to help Duffy get out.

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The children helped Duffy with the bricks.
Each brick had a letter on it and it was a clue to help Duffy.
Susan got swallowed into the game too
and she was chose to be a pirate.

Together they tried to find clues in the book to help them.

The clues were in the book and this helped  Duffy and Susan
find their way out of the game.

Tuesday, 7 May 2019

Learning to blog

On Friday, Mrs. Carruther's came to our classroom to teach some children how to post on their individual blogs. The children worked really hard and did a good job. They

posted on their blogs and were really excited.
Thank-you. Mrs. Carruther's. 

Thursday, 2 May 2019

What's for lunch?

Levi  loves eating tomatoes. He brings to school all the time. Not many children like tomatoes but Levi likes sucking out the juice first and then eats the rest of his tomatoe.

Happy Birthday, Mia

Yesterday we celebrated Mia's 6th Birthday. Her mum brought a cake for the class. Mia was really excited and so were we. Mia's sisters  joined in on the celebrations. Thank-you to Mia's mum and family for letting us be part of this very special day. Best wishes Mia and we hope you bring love and laughter wherever you go. Happy Birthday, sweetheart. With lots of love-From Mrs Lal and the children from Room 18.
What a lovely cake, Mia!

We sang for Mia and then she blew all the candles out.
It was a bit tricky, but she kept blowing until they were out.

Mia was ver excited and couldn't wait to eat her cake.


I like your latitude

This term the children in Team One are learning all about bees. In the movie below the teachers need the children's help to save the bees. We will be looking at safe ways for the bees to find pollen and then take back to the hive. This will involve lots of directions(left, right, forward, backward, up down, behind above, and so on). We will be creating our own maps and others will be following our instructions/directions using the map to help take the bee to where they need to go.It is going to be a very exciting term.Lots of learning, creating and sharing.

Friday, 12 April 2019

Happy Holidays

This week all the children in Room 18 were really excited because it was the last week of school. we had been doing lots of easter crafts. We made easter baskets so that the Easter bunny could come and give us some easter eggs.
We made Easter hats to take home for the holidays.

When we got to school on Friday morning there were 
two chocolate eggs in everyone's basket.

Azhan can't wait to eat some chocolate eggs.

Nadi said " I will take it home and show it to my mum."

 Maddison and Salesi.

Winter and Nadi

YiYi, Imogen and Levi.

Sione, Isla and Harmony.

Jordyn and Catherine 
Mia and Azahn

Friday, 22 March 2019

Is it kind?

Levi got a Duffy certificate in assembly today for being kind and caring towards his classmates and for showing respect towards others. He got a Duffy book and a mini board game as a reward. Well done you, Levi!
Levi said his mum is going read him the story before he goes to bed.

Levi can't wait play with his mini board game.

Lucky us!

On Friday during assembly lots of children in our class won the lunch box prize. We were so excited because this is the first time so many of us won something at one go. We have been learning about eating healthy so that we can have a healthy body and a healthy brain. Eating healthy helps us learn better as well.
Feeling lucky. 

Thursday, 21 March 2019

Well done me!

Harmony and Catherine got certificates at team assembly today.

Harmony has been working hard at forming her letters correctly
writing neatly. Well done you, Harmony.

Catherine goes home and practises her writing.
She copies sentences from her reader and sometimes writes her own sentences.
Thank-you family, for helping Catherine with her learning.