Pokeno School

Let's Explore

Term 4, Week 7 E-Letter

Welcome to Week 7!

 It was so good to see so many of our class back last week.  With this being our second week of being back at school part time our learning will continue to be based on the learning activities in our e-letter.  So, if you are still learning from home you aren’t missing out but we are missing you.  Thank you again for the support with the activities in the e-letters.  We, as teachers, have been really excited to see the continued interest in the activities.   

 Here is our E-Letter for this week (Week 7 of Term 4). This week the ‘optional’ activities provide opportunities to make a Christmas Caravan and decorate it, complete some geometric art, grow some rock candy and create a nature collage. You also could go on a Safari walk and play some card games with your family.  Remember you can choose to do some or all of these activities.  Don’t forget you can go back to previous e-letters and complete tasks. There are some great activities to work on.   

 Please keep sharing photos with me so I can add your learning to the page.  Have a fun week!

Term 4, Week 6 E-Letter

This week, 22-26 November, will be an exciting week for some of you as you come back to school for 3 days. Others will continue learning from home. For all learners at school or at home we will continue to focus our attention on the e-letter and tasks from there.  We will still expect the “Must Do’s” of Mathletics, Reading Eggspress and Writing to continue.  

Please if you are at home send us some writing so we can put it on our webpages. This week the ‘optional’ activities provide opportunities to make some gloop, create secret messages and go on an imaginary holiday. We also encourage you to listen to some music while drawing and create some 3D boxes to decorate. There are lots of fun activities to keep your mind and body busy here. Remember you can choose to do some or all of these activities.  Also, if you missed out on an activity from a previous week it is ok to go back and do that one too. We are keen for you to explore and look at activities that interest you. 

Don't forget to share photos and work with your teacher.


Here are some examples of R10 student's work this week: 

Friday 26 November

Leilani has made some gloop from her own recipe, looks fun to play with!

Hayden has sent in a range of learning from this week: mindfulness drawing to music, science spy message, dice story writing and some really neat geometry shapes!

Akirti has planned her dream holiday, to Las Vegas with her family!

Wednesday 24 November

Leilani has completed the science secret message experiment, and also written a spy story!

Term 4, Week 5 E-Letter

Malo e lelei Room 10, 

 This week, Week 5 starting Monday 15, we have more fun activities to go along with your online platforms, Mathletics and Reading Eggspress. Have some fun making the squishy circuit play dough and thinking about conductivity, learn about animal homes and/or create your own paper tiles.  

 Don’t forget, if you missed out on an activity from a previous week it is ok to go back and do that one too. This week is the second week of the 2 week project - Building Blocks of Geometry - this week it is time to create your own building. I can’t wait to see these shared with me as well as any of the work you have done. Please email me so I can comment on your achievements. 

 If you’re able to make it, I would love to see you at our scheduled Google Meet. Please see the E-Letter that was sent on Monday for the link. Just click and join! Have a good week! 


Here are some examples of R10 student's work this week: 

Friday 19 November

Hayden has completed the Building blocks of Geometry slides, great work Hayden!

Wednesday 17 November

Leilani has done some more writing and animal facts!

Hayden has done some great writing and a neat paper tile! He has also done some beautiful colouring.

Tuesday 16 November

Hayden has done some great mindfulness colouring!

Iz has been getting busy at bubble class, making origami and dressing up!

Monday 15 November

Leilani has been busy doing some writing tasks and researching animal facts, Cheetah information this time!

Term 4, Week 4 E-Letter

Welcome to Week 4 Room 10 

This week (Week 4) we have a variety of fun activities to go with your online platform work (Mathletics and Reading Eggspress).  While I’m not able to read with you, I am following closely the amount of time and activities that you are involving yourself with on Reading Eggspress and Mathletics.  Remember to check out some of the books in the Reading Eggs library too! 

 This week, the Optional Activities provide opportunities: to cook with the sun, learn about whitebait and create your own 3D pencil. Remember you can choose to do some or all of these activities.  Also, if you missed out on an activity from a previous week it is okay to go back and do that one too. This week there is a 2 week project as it is a lot of learning - Building Blocks of Geometry - take your time, do a little everyday, and use your imagination to explore the buildings around the world. 

 Please continue to share photos with me, so I can add your learning stories and examples of work to this page. My challenge for you is to try and make it a goal this week to send at least 1 photo to me - t.wisnewski@pokeno.school.nz. Help make our class Webpage look amazing! 

 I hope you enjoyed your Google Meet sessions so far and have had a chance to explore the areas that Ms Watson shared with you.  This week I will be hosting and can’t wait to meet with you. If you haven’t joined a session yet, join this week!


Here are some examples of R10 student's work this week: 

Sunday 14 November

Over the weekend Leilani has done some writing, and some research about Elephants. Great work Leilani!

Friday 12 November

Amber has completed the solar technologies cloze sheet, some tricky words in there! Well done Amber!

Wednesday 10 November

Leilani has done a piece of writing about a very realistic covid problem!

Yasmin has done a range of learning today, spelling, reading, maths, and symmetry colouring! 

Chelsie has been reading a lot, and has taught herself to do a flip and land it on the trampoline! Awesome!

Hayden has done some neat tessellation art, and also made the pencil box. Well done on your creativity Hayden!

Tuesday 9 November

Yasmin has completed some crosswords and worked on the Being Kind to Yourself activity. 

Monday 8 November

Amber has done some research on Guy Fawkes day, well done Amber!

Term 4, Week 3 E-Letter

Kia ora Room 10,

Welcome to Week 3 of Term 4. It’s a busy time of year as we get closer to the end of the year. This week it’s Guy Fawkes on November 5th but it’s unlikely they’ll be much of a celebration with fireworks this year. If you’re unsure why New Zealand has such a celebration, check out this weeks activity in the E-Letter for Week 3, 1 November. 

 There is also a fun activity if you’re an animal lover. If you don’t have a printer, you might know how to write on a PDF, or you can just write separately on a piece of paper. 

 Don’t forget to do the core curriculum subjects: Maths, Reading and Writing by using the online platforms, including the wonderful interactive Virtual Writing lounge which has 5 prompts to get you started on a task and a tonne of resources to help you! 

Please share your work and adventures with your teacher so they can share them with your class. 

 Have fun with all the activities and keep looking after yourselves!

Mathletics Leaderboard:

Well done to Room 10's top 10 on Mathletics points for the last couple of weeks!

Congratulations YASMIN for being number 1!


Here are some examples of R10 student's work this week:

Wednesday 3 November

Yasmin has made a paper chain for the Whanau challenge today! She has measured it at 20.1cm... Well done Yasmin!

Leilani has done some great writing, showing her understanding of paragraphs and including some great vocab!

Gurmann has completed the zoo keeper task, and also made a paper chain, measuring in at 1.1m!

Yasmin has also completed the zoo keeper activity, presenting her findings very clearly!

Tuesday 2 November

Today Hayden also made a paper chain for the Whanau challenge! He made 3 different ones, with different sized loops and lengths. Well done Hayden!

Janelle has been playing teacher, by helping Keenan with his learning and also marking his work! 

Yasmin has been thinking creatively and completed a neat spring poem!

Monday 1 November

Today Aylah made a paper chain for the Whanau challenge! Great work Aylah. Don't forget to measure them if you make one, there might just be a prize for the longest!

Term 4, Week 2 E-Letter

Hello Room 10 Whanau,

We’re going to have a little fun this week and have added some Halloween themed activities. We know not everyone celebrates but we all have imaginations and we need to escape this Lockdown reality just a little. This week is a short week, but we still have the same amount of activities. Keep up with your routines you have set up for weekdays to do your school work and don’t forget to share your learning - the process and the end product to your teacher, so they can see all the hard work and fun you’ve been having. Click here for the E-Letter for Week 2, Tuesday 26 October - Friday 29 October.


Here are some examples of R10 student's work this week:

Friday 29 October

Cara has been very productive, making tube characters, maths, geometric art, writing a spooky acrostic poem and researching Labour Day! Great work Cara!

Thursday 28 October

Amber has made a neat little Halloween character from a toilet roll tube!

Leilani has done some writing and crafts, using Minions as her motivation for ideas! I think the Minion Celebration Day is awesome!

Yasmin has made some cool Halloween characters with her brother, and she has also written an awesome Halloween story!

Gurmann has completed a few different activities this week. he has researched Labour Day, made a bookmark and a Halloween Spider, and used the idea spinner to write a story. Well done Gurmann!

Hayden has made some neat Halloween tube art!

A Jack o lantern and a ghost!

Term 4, Week 1 E-Letter

Kia ora R10 Whanau, 

We hope you're ready to get back into learning after your two week break. There are some fun, hands-on activities to keep you busy offline to mix it up with the online platform tasks too. Here is the E-Letter for the week starting Monday 18th October.  

 We can't wait to see some photos of you creating, problem solving, writing, thinking and giving things a go, so don't forget to share your home learning with your teacher.

Week 1 Term 4 Student's Learning

Here are some examples of R10 student's work this week:

Friday 22 October

Hayden has done a really neat piece of geometric art! Great use of shape and colour! Can you see all the utensils?

Thursday 21 October 

 Yasmin has used the tangram shapes to make her spring animal

Leilani has done some neat geometric shape art:

Wednesday 20 October

Leilani has been working on a range of activities over the break, and this week she has also planted some Borage seeds. Great time of year for some gardening!

Hayden is back into the science activities, making a stress ball and decorating it:

Olivia has been working through tasks in her own work book, as well as being busy training her pigs! She can get her pig to sit! 

Yasmin has completed her map of New Zealand activity, with some great information about some NZ places!

Gurmann has made a great start to T4 home learning, with some cooking, tangrams, mapping and geometric art. Well done Gurmann!

Please Support Our Sponsors:

Perseverance brings success - Ma te pãuaua, ka whai hua