Pokeno School

Term 2, 2018 Highlights

Term 2 has been a busy busy term for Room 7.  We have packed a lot of learning into our 10 weeks.  Here are some of our highlights:


We all got to choose an activity that we wanted to do.  We had lots of choice e.g. dancing, art, Kapa Haka, textiles, card making and crafts.  We all learnt lots of new skills and look forward to doing Electives again.

Sign Language with Harley!

Harley has been teaching Room 7 Sign Language.  We've loved learning this language and teaching our families.  We look forward to more lessons with Harley next term.

Year 3/4 Soccer Tournament

The year 3 and 4 Soccer Tournament in Pukekohe was a fantastic day where all students, no matter what their experience or skill level had a chance to have a go.  They played fair and were excellent sports people.  Our Mixed D team came in 3rd Overall.  An awesome result for kids who have had very little experience in playing Soccer.


We had a visit from Starlab.  We learnt lots of cool things about space and our solar system.  We also got to hold real meteorites. 

Junior School Poetry Recital

We all learnt a poem and recited it to our class.  These boys performed their poem in front of the Junior School and our parents.  They did an awesome job speaking in front of an audience and did Room 7 very proud.


We were lucky enough to get some gymnastics lessons from Franklin Gym Sports.  We learnt how to use the bars, the beam, jumping safely onto mats and over boxes.  

We have a Dr Seuss theme in our room this year, and we just love his inspiring quotes.

Two of our favourites:


Term one, 2018

We have had a fantastic start to 2018.  It has been a busy term, Setting up Learning to Learn.  

We have:

  • Set goals

  • Classroom Treaty

  • What learning looks, sounds and feels like to us

  • Learning about ourselves and each other

  • How we like to learn and how we best learn

  • Pepeha

  • Setting ourselves up for success for the year

  • Self portraits

Portraits inspired by Romero Britto

Term 1 highlights

  • Learning about the amazing artist Romero Britto

  • Doing fast words on Friday has improved our vocabulary

  • Assembly - getting certificates for awesome learning

  • Dr Seuss reading challenge had has all reading in a bath with no water

  • Listening to a Class reporter each day

  • Statistics was a part of our maths program which we enjoyed learning lots about each other and our families

  • Making lots of new friends

  • Getting Duffy books was very exciting

  • Birthday cakes

  • We loved creating found poems

  • Gymnastics

  • Whole school sport

  • Kapa Haka

  • Having Mrs Meacheam in our class, teaching us lots of interesting things

  • Whanau Evening

  • Dr Seuss week - crazy hair day, crazy hat day, moustache day, green eggs and ham day, mismatched socks day

  • Being able to swim in our school pool everyday

  • Completing the Writing Kit which involved writing metaphors about ourselves and sharing information about our community with a school in Christchurch

School Writing Kit

We finally finished


We look part in the School Writing Kit  this term.  We wrote metaphors about ourselves and wrote postcards.

Hurunui College

We swapped our Metaphors and poster with Hurunui College.  They sent us an awesome poster about their school and community.

We’re all different and we all fit together perfectly

Mismatched Sock Day

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