Pokeno School



We are a Year 6/7 class with enthusiastic learners ready for any challenge. Mrs K (Kanon) is our teacher and her goal this year is to help us become independent life-long learners.

Kitchen Science

This term we have been writing procedural and explanatory texts. Kitchen Science has been a great way to complete these by recording our experiments and explaining why they happen.

Unicorn Noodles and Milk magic were our first experiments. We made purple noodles with red cabbage and then used an acid(lemons) and a alkaline( baking soda) to change their colour.

With magic milk we found out that milk is made of fat and protein which are bound together. When Dish washing liquid is added it splits the 2 molecules apart and they run away from the dish washing liquid. 

Volunteering in our community.

What an amazing group of students we have. This Thursday 25th July we arrived at The Old Pokeno Tennis Courts to help revitalise them. Teams painted the fences and buildings, cleaned leaves and dug drains and painted a mural and wall games. They all worked so hard and the area looks amazing. 


This is our different takes on this Whakatauki. Making it relevant to us.

Geometry - Creating a dice

In Maths we have been learning about 2D and 3D shapes. We have created some shapes from nets but decided to try and rule up our own net for a dice.

We had to be accurate with our measurements and make sure we had right angles for the intersection of our lines.

After much rubbing out and checking of our lines we began to construct them.

We chose to write different languages for our numbers on the dice to make them a little different.

We did it!!!


Graffiti Me

We have taken photos of ourselves and then used an app to Graffiti them. They will be part of our Pepeha creation.

Multiple Intelligences

We are learning about how we learn best. We discussed all the 8 different intelligence's, completed a survey and discovered our preferred learning style. Some of us had more than 1 strength so we recorded all of them. It will be interesting this year completing work using our different strengths.

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