Pokeno School

Welcome to Term 4!

It has certainly been a different holiday break! I hope you have all relaxed and enjoyed your time off.

I am missing you all and hoping to see you soon. Until then, I'm looking forward to seeing more great Online Learning from you all!

Remember to fill my emails with work and any photos of what you are doing!

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Look after yourselves,

Miss Day


Let's Explore

Welcome Back to Online Learning

Our Online Learning Platforms

Click on the images to take you straight to the web pages.

This term we are focusing on Geometry and Number. 

Please log in and prioritise completing your assigned tasks.

Then, reward yourself with some Live Mathletics! Maybe you will be able to compete with other learners from our school!

Each week you are assigned two Comprehension and Spelling Lessons. 

You will be assigned a Library Chapter Book every two weeks. This gives you more time to read it.

I look forward to seeing students logging in and completing these tasks.

I have assigned you four books to inspire your online reading!

Every book read contributes to growing our Readerpillar. Let's get reading!

Class Code: mvw7703

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Extra Learning Opportunities

Google Drive Daily Tasks

In Room 13, we have been trialing the use of Online Daily Tasks for students who have been consistently completing the Weekly E-Letter Tasks and requesting extra learning opportunities.

 These tasks are designed to be completed using a device to access Google Slides and the internet. Students log in each day to make their own copy of the task and complete the daily activity to their highest standards.

The small group of students have done a fantastic job of learning how to use Google Drive for their learning. It can be tricky while they are learning. I have created some ‘How To’ slides but initially parent guidance and support is required.

If you would like your child to participate in these extra Daily Tasks, please email me k.day@pokeno.school.nz

Term 4, Week 8 E-Letter

Meri Kirihimete Whanau and Welcome to Week 8, 

 Here is the final E-Letter (Week 8 of Term 4) for the year. We often talk about learning being a journey.  Well, what a journey this term’s learning has been!  As a team, we do hope that you have found the learning activities to be beneficial and enjoyable.  We have had a lot of fun putting them together.   This week we have again got our “must do” and our “optional” activities in our E-Letter.  Would be great to see some more of our Pokeno Learners getting themselves onto the Mathletics leaderboard for New Zealand or the world!  Remember with the optional activities you can choose to do some or all of these activities.   

If you are not returning to school please contact the office to organise a time to collect your stationery, art and class photos. These have already been bagged up for you and are ready for you to collect when you organise a time. 

 Have a well deserved holiday break and we will see you in 2022.

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.

Term 4, Week 5 E-Letter

Malo e lelei Room 13, 
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! 

Term 4, Week 4 E-Letter

Welcome to Week 4, Room 13 

This week (Week 4 E-Letter) 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 - k.day@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!

Term 4, Week 3 E-Letter

Hello Room 13,

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!

Term 4, Week 2 E-Letter

Kia ora Room 13,

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.

Term 4, Week 1 E-Letter

Kia ora 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.

Sharing Learning!

Room 13 have made a fantastic start to the term. I have been excited to hear from learners and their Whaanau this week.

Work sent in is getting shared a bit differently this term. There are 2 topic organised links in the webpage side bar. I have added links below as well.

Want to see your work uploaded? Email it to k.day@pokeno.school.nz

Learning From Home Gallery (T4)

Images sent in of learning and fun things our Whaanau are doing while we are not at school.

Writing Wall

(T4 Home Learning)

Check in here to see and read the awesome pieces of writing created by Room 13 learners during Term 4 Home Learning.

Inquiry Wall

Have a look at our Inquiry Wall to see research projects completed by Room 13 Learners.

Recognition Wall

This wall is a place to celebrate the outstanding learning in Term 4!

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