Pokeno School

Term 3, 2022

Our teacher is Mrs Kim Callis.  If parents want to contact her, the easiest way to do this is via email - k.callis@pokeno.school.nz



Writing, Week 3, Term 3, 2022

In week 3, we wrote about our FAVOURITE place.  We used our senses to try and help us describe it.

Here is some of the AMAZING writing we did!!


The City - by Liam

Towering skyscapers rose high above my head.  I saw cars rumbling past on the road.  The smell of delicious food trailed out from nearby restaurants.  As I sat on a metal bench, I felt the cold armrests on my hands.  The chatter of people rose and fell, like the siren of a police car.


Whanau Time - by Asher

On Saturday, I had roast chicken for dinner.  I could taste hot, cooked chicken in my mouth, it was warm and hot going down.  When I touched the fork, I could feel the cold vibe touch my fingers.  I could smell the roasty cooked chicken flowing up my nostrils.  I could hear the whistle from the rugby game and I could hear the people cheering, on the TV.


School - by Aleksander

I can see pencils working, almost like they're soldiers fighting at war.  I can hear the noise of people working.  I can feel the hard seat on my bottom.  As I spin my pencil, I can feel the hard hexagonal shape on my fingers.  I can smell the soft, gentle sharpening of the pencil.  I can taste the beautiful soft food in my lunchbox.


Mt Ruapehu - by Yuvaan

As I stand on top of the majestic mountain, I see the white, glittering snow.  I taste the snow flake on my tongue, it is cold and icy like an ice-block.  I hear the wind whistling, like an angry bird.  I smell the food in the cafe and it is so good.  I can touch the soft, icy snow.  The snow was freezing in between my fingernails.  I felt excited


Grandma's House - by Hargun

As I sit on my Grandma's comfy, squishy bed, I felt her warm, soft arms hugging me.  I hear a sizzling noise so I tiptoe down the bumpy stairs.  I see my beautiful Grandma cooking me some delicious Maggi noodles.  The smell is so good and so strong.  It tasted like I could eat it in one bite.  I love my Grandma because she is the sweetest and does everything for me.


The Beach - by Andrew

As I walked on the soft sand, it felt soft between my toes.  I could see three seagulls pecking at someone's food.  I could hear the waves crashing on the yellow, soft sand.  I can taste the salt on my tongue and I can smell salty air.




Term 1 - Week 7

Today Room 16 worked together to improve our reading. In buddies we shared what we were reading, practised reading aloud and helped our buddy if they were stuck.

Term 1, Week 2-3 Basketball

Over the last 2 weeks Tui Whanau have had Franklin Basketball come into school to take our classes for some Basketball sessions. Room 16 had a blast!

Term 1, Week 1- Collaboration

This week we painted individual pieces of a puzzle to create a class Te whare tapa wha. We used our problem solving and communication to work out where the pieces went and what to do when we got it wrong.


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