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Kia Ora and Welcome to Room 11. 

My name is Mrs. Jaleesa Hemi and I am new to Pokeno School this year. Check in to this page regularly to see what we've been learning. 

Continue scrolling down for all Level 3 LOCKDOWN Home Learning Information and student's work. Don't forget to email me pictures and updates of all the fun things you are doing in your home learning bubbles!


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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!

Week 6 - Term 4

After more than 3 months at home, many of us returned to school this week. Out of our bubbles and into our classrooms.

What did we do in week 6?

Being back at school after such a long break was very exciting, but also a little scary. In class we talked about all the different emotions we were each feeling and learnt that sometimes we can be feeling a whole mix of emotions at the same time. We made these awesome 'Emoji Agamographs' to show different sides to our emotions. 

If you missed out in class then click on this link to watcha video of how to make your own at home!

We learnt about 3D nets and explored many different ways to make a cube. 

Check them out!

We also learnt about when a substance can be both a 'solid' and a 'liquid', and we had lots of fun experimenting with this.

Renee shared with us her 'final frontier' project that she worked on during home learning. She did such a fantastic job that she received this special award from Miss Lee!

Well done Renee!

Rose has been planning her DREAM HOLIDAY to the Maldives. She has also been making the most of this early summer weather by swimming with her siblings in the pool. Lucky you Rose.

Emma  has read so many books during lockdown. 

Wow, that is an impressive home library Emma!

She has also done a fabulous job with her 'Paper Tile' task from last week.

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.

Week 5 - Term 4

Well done to all those who have been on one of our online platforms this week. 

You guys are awesome!

What did we do in week 5?

Renee has written her letter to Santa this week!

Less than 5 more weeks until Christmas - how exciting!

Emma has shared lots of writing that she has done as part of her home learning. 

This is just a small snippet of some of her work. Thanks for sharing Emma.


Keeping up with her piano practice while face to face lessons are still on hold.

Oasis is working his way through our home learning hard pack in order to limit his screen time.

Oasis has also written his own version of The Frog Prince (Not Frog Prince)

Creative thinking Oasis, well done!

Hotel or Camping?

By Lina

Week 5 E-Letter

Malo e lelei Room 11, 

 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! 

Week 3 - Term 4

What did we do in week 4?

Koby is completing one of the 'Ruru Whaanau' tasks in his school bubble this week. 

I think he found that creating a tower out of spaghetti and playdough was a lot harder than he thought.

Check out the challenge video here and see if you can give it a go!

Escada has had a busy week climbing up Mt. William and creating lots of different 2D and 3D shapes

Another fabulous piece of writing

By Lina

Week 4 E-Letter

Welcome to Week 4 Room 11

 This week 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 - j.hemi@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 co-hosting and can’t wait to meet with you. If you haven’t joined a session yet, join this week!

Week 3 - Term 4

What did we do in week 3?

Look at all the home learning tasks Alexis has been juggling this term...

                Lot's of amazing writing

                   By Lina

Oasis has decided to have a break from the computer screen for now, but he is still doing a whole lot of learning at home.                     

Christmas is here!

By Oasis

Eva and Lina also wanted to share with us their Halloween activities from last week. Not even a lockdown was going to stop our tamariki from celebrating this year.

Check out Eva's Persuasive writing, isn't she amazing!

Lina went all out with decorating her house.

Week 3 E-Letter

Kia ora Room 11

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!

Week 2 - Term 4

What did we do in week 2?

Renee has been making square bubbles! Her first attempt didn't quite go as planned, however Renee did not give up there. As you can see she has persisted, and after some modifications to her cube she was able to finally create the square bubble.

Well done Renee. You have demonstrated the use of 'Ako' by being an active learner and taking this task to a whole new level.

Faith has been applying her creative talents to increasing the "Spoonville" population. Did you know that there are tiny spoon communities popping up all over the world? 

              Who else has visited a Spoonville? 

Don't forget to share your photos with Mrs. Hemi so that she can      share them with the class!

Toilet Tube Characters

By Escada

Escada has been busy finishing off her 'New Zealand Research Project' from last week. 

Escada has visited all regions except for the 'West Coast' in the South Island, Otago and Stuart Island.

She was really surprise at just how big Canterbury is. 

Can you count how many regions you have visited?

Week 2 E-Letter

Kia ora Room 11,

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.

Week 1 - Term 4

What did we get up to in week 1?

Well done to all those who logged on to our online platforms this week!

 If you need help getting started with any of these, please feel free to email me.

Renee, it is only day one and already we can see that you have been busy. Check out these amazing tangram puzzles. Can you see what image she has created?

Renee has also started growing her own kumara plant using the eyes of an existing kumara. Fantastic! We cannot wait to see it sprout!

Oasis has been working hard researching and writing about turtles. These are some very interesting facts Oasis.  Did anyone else know that a turtles shell connects directly to their backbone?

Lina has done an amazing job with her research project this week. I can see that she chose to find facts about:


which has the longest place name in New Zealand.

Week 1 E-Letter

Kia ora Whaanau,  

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.


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