Friday, 29 March 2019

Turtles vs Tortoises

During reading time today in Pūkeko 16, one group read a book all about turtles and tortoises. Before reading we thought about what we thought the differences between them were.

We thought:

Turtles - laid eggs, lived at the beach, had a shell
Tortoises - laid eggs, lived in rocks at the river, had a shell

After we read we learnt they were very different. Here is a short video about some of those differences:

This is a tortoise - they have a higher shell. They have stumpy legs and they live on land.

Turtles vs Tortoises video

This is a turtle - they have flat shells, live in the water and have flippers to help swim in the water.

Wednesday, 27 March 2019

How do pūkeko communicate?

We made a mask and used drama to investigate this question in Pūkeko 15 during our inquiry rotation.

Dice games

Dice are a fantastic way of recognising patterns and add numbers. Today we played Bingo, by the end of maths we were champions at recognising patterns to 6.

Monday, 25 March 2019


We had so much fun making goop! We had plenty to write about afterwards!

The goop was disgusting. It felt hard but when I squeezed it, the goop gets all runny and it runs all down your fingers.

The goop was slimy. It also looked like a volcano! When you squeeze it its very runny and when it dries it feels weird.

On Wednesday we made gooey goopy slime. It was amazing.

Friday, 22 March 2019

Friday Singing

We love singing in Pukeko and it is always a lot of fun with Miss Emeleus. It was a bit tricky today but we listened carefully and we did really well!

Friday Buddy Time

Having time with our buddies is always a lot of fun. 

School Coin Trail

We are one - it was great that everyone brought coins to contribute to helping others in our community today xx

Singing Friday

Singing got complicated today....we had two circles, each going a separate way AND we had to sing!!!

Thursday, 21 March 2019

Pūkeko Assembly Friday 22 March

Pūkeko 18 will be hosting assembly this Friday the Pūkeko 17/18 space. Feel free to come along and join our learning celebration.

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Coin Trail

We will be having a coin trail this Friday. The proceeds will go to our wider Muslim Community as one way to show our support and aroha.


Tuesday, 19 March 2019

All About Me Talks

                                      All About Me Bags in Pūkeko 16

What a wonderful time we have had listening to children share special things about themselves. It is very interesting to discover new and exciting things about classmates.  Thanks to parents for all their support with this too. Have a look at who has shared so far below: 

Monday, 18 March 2019

Friday, 15 March 2019

Wet days...

Sadly we couldn't go swimming today but we chilled out with some Yoga instead.

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

A Beautiful Day for Maths

It was such an amazing day we decided to make the most of it, We had to work as a team to order the numbers 0-20.