Pokeno School

WELCome to room 5

STEM Challenge


Today's STEM Challenge was to experiment and design a catapult that creates the longest distance and highest flight.

We did really well!



We are learning to sort, compare and classify 2D and 3D objects such as triangle, square, oblong, circle, oval, pentagon, hexagon, diamond, box, cylinder, and spheres.  We are also learning to describe shape attributes in our own language.  Today for maths we used the art works of Paul Klee as inspiration for our geometry pictures.  

The art is based on the book The Cat and the Bird by Geraldine Elschner and Peggy Nille.

Library Day!


We got to go to the library this afternoon.  Well,  okay the giant shipping container outside our classroom!  We had a fabulous time reading in the sunshine with our friends.




This week we have been learning to develop uniformity of letter size and shape for the letter 'Tt'.  We began our week with a complicated colouring page that had lots of things starting with the letter 't'.  How many can you find?  Click on the link to see more of the fabulous colouring in efforts from Room 5.



Today for maths we took inspiration from several cubist artists then participate in a variety of art based activities to develop their knowledge of 2-dimensional shapes.   Room 5 were encouraged to use their own language to describe their works and the shapes they have used.

Today we were learning to: 

  • Name 2-dimensional shapes: triangle, square, oblong (non-square rectangle), circle, oval, pentagon, hexagon and diamond.
  • Describe shape attributes in their own language.

Seth made a person using circles, triangles and rectangles.

Caelan made a robot using a circle, rectangles and triangles.

Chanel made a robot using circles, triangles and rectangles.

Alex made a robot using circles, rectangles, squares and triangles.

Gracen made a motorbike using triangles, rectangles and  circles.

Tommi made the Incredible Hulk using rectangles, triangles and squares.

First Day Back!


We jumped right on in to learning about being able to inference when we are reading.  

The girls challenging each other to join blends and chunks together to make words.

Intense looking faces concentrating on their Reading Eggs.

Some great reading of new library books.

Wow!  That is one great BIG book there boys.

So great when kids read to each other.

That is some next level concentrating there girls.  Wow!

Room 5- Blast oFF and Reach for the stars!!

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Kia Ora, I am Miss Fraundorfer or as the children call me - Miss F! I am excited to get to know the children and Whanau's of Room 5, 2019! We use the theme - Blast Off and Reach for the Stars! to base our learning to learn on. 

Hi, I am Charlie Bob!

I love to work along side the astronauts of Room 5, and help them reach their Stars (Goals). Every Friday Miss F chooses the Star of the Week and I get to go home with them for the weekend. We go on adventures together and then the super star gets to share about our adventures on the following Monday! 

Here I am pictured showing Manakitanga on the mat with my class mates.

Term 1, 2019 - ROOM 5

Term 1 Summer = SWIMMING!!

During weeks 1-5 we get to jump in the school pool to cool off and learn swimming and water skills! Here we are playing with the noodles and pulling silly faces!

Cheering on our team- during class fitness

Paper, Scissors, rock.....

Home work sharing

Here is Steven sharing his homework project to Room 5. We do a letter research project every fortnight. This was the letter B, and Steven was sharing what he learnt about the Black Rhino.

Noah Floating

Part of swimming and water skills is building confidence in the water. This is very important for children in order to become successful swimmers. Here is Noah floating/ relaxing during our free time swim.

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