Thursday, 8 November 2012

Cultural Day!!!

Cultural Day at Pinehill School was AMAZING!  

We started they day wearing our cultural costumes...
Then two parents came in and read some stories from different cultures.

Muhans mum read "The Lotus Lantern"

Ruths mum read South African Nursery Rhymes.

Then is was time for the parade and shared lunch...

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Knowing Me Knowing You

Our Topic this term is Knowing Me Knowing You.  
What does the word 'Culture' mean to you?

What is Culture? on PhotoPeach

Friday, 28 September 2012

Well Done Room 11...

Custom Glitter Text

A Postcard from Mitchell...

Mitchell went on a trip to the mountain.  He sent us a postcard.

Young Hercules - Pinehill Production

We are sharing our thoughts and feelings about going to see the Pinehill School Production 

listen to ‘Sammy’ on Audioboo

Thursday, 27 September 2012

ESOL Birds

Today we made some birds with Mrs Howard.


This term in music we have made musical instruments out of old containers, gladwrap rolls and bottles.  First we put rice or macaroni pasta inside the container.  Then we put paper mache on the outside of containers and painted it when they were dry.  Here is a little video of us playing along to a song using our instruments.

Music from Pinehill11 on Vimeo.

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Some more Apps...

Below are a couple more Apps that we use all the time in our classroom...

The Fotobabble iPhone App is the most fun you can have with your photos and voice on your iPhone. Create Talking Photos of events and moments in real-time and share them with friends immediately.

ShowMe allows you to record voice-over whiteboard tutorials and share them online. It’s a radically intuitive app that anyone will find extremely easy to use, regardless of age or background.

Keep an eye on our Blog for more App sharing :-)

More Healthy Food Acrostic Poems

WALT: Create a pattern

Lollies for Aroha

Magic Dominos

Here is Simons next Magic Domino

Monday, 17 September 2012

Andy Wright - Story Teller

What a fantastic way to start our week at Pinehill.  Andy Wright came and shared 3 fabulous stories with us all.  Below is a short clip of one of the stories.

Storyteller from Pinehill11 on Vimeo.

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Retell Sharing


Today we made a Wordle for a brainstorm about our Year 2 Trip to the Millenneum.

Have a go at making one yourself and add it to your WIKI!!

Wednesday, 5 September 2012


Tomorrow is our Year 2 trip day to the Millennium. Here are a few things to remember... 

 - Wear mufti clothes to school - Sports shoes(sneakers), T.Shirt, Jumper and shorts or leggings. 
- Bring your morning tea and lunch and your drink bottle 
- Bring your named togs and towel in a named plastic bag. (Put this inside your school bag) 
- Each child will take their school bag with them on the trip.

Monday, 3 September 2012

Some of our Apps

I have had some parents asking me what Apps we have been using in the classroom.  I thought that I could list Apps here on our blog as a reference point.  So lets start with... 

Literacy Apps

We use this MeeGenius App everyday as part of our Daily 5 Reading programme.  The children can pick a story and listen to it while reading along or choose to read it themselves.  You can get a few books Free or pay to get extra books. 
Sock Puppets lets you create your own lip-synched videos. Add Puppets, props, scenery, and backgrounds and start creating. Hit the record button and the puppets automatically lip-synch to your voice.
Word Bingo is a great for spelling and sight word practice.

Lights, Camera, Play! Toontastic is a Creative Learning tool that empowers kids to draw, animate, and share their own cartoons through imaginative play. Have a go, make up a story with your child.

Keep an eye on the blog and I will share some more Apps soon...

Thursday, 30 August 2012

Super Proud

Room 11 were busy today in ICT sharing their wikis with each other. Before I knew it I was amazed to see that  suddenly I had experts in the class sharing there knowledge with others. Fantastic and So Proud!!

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Cross Country Race Day

Congratulations to all the children in Room 11.  You ALL gave 100% effort to the cross country race this week.  Well done to MH 1st year 2 boys.  SH 2nd year 2 girls and BP 3rd year 2 girls.  You are all Pinehill Superstars.

Cross Country on PhotoPeach

Year 2 Speech Finals

Congratulations to KH, MH and MC for getting through to our Year 2 speech finals.  You all did a fantastic job.  Well done to KH for winning 2nd place.

Friday, 10 August 2012

Sharing our Speeches with Fotobabble

We have been very busy working on our speeches. First we had to choose a topic then do a brainstorm. After that we wrote an opening, a middle part and the ending. We have shared our speeches on Fotobabble.    


In Room 11 this week we have been working on multiplication we have shared some of our learning on Showme...

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Daily 5

We have been learning about the Daily 5 programme...Here are some photos of us doing Read to Someone... Daily5 Read To Someone on PhotoPeach

Cross Country Training

We have been training hard for the Cross Country, but because of all the rain we have to run around the school....

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

The Year 2 children have been working very hard this term to prepare for today.  What a fantastic show, well done to everyone.  
You are Pinehill Super Stars!

Monday, 18 June 2012

We have been learning some editing skills with
Mrs Mulder.

Sunday, 10 June 2012


In groups we connected the straws to make some structures.  Look what we made...

Leaf Rubbings

As part of our Art this term, we have been looking at Autumn leaves.  We went outside and sketched some trees that were losing leaves.  Then we collected some leaves and took them inside and did some Leaf Rubbings.

Friday, 8 June 2012

The Little Baby Bears....

Today we tried on the costumes for the baby bears... Don't they look cute :-)

All about money...

We have been learning about money and we are sharing our learning on the Show Me App....

Monday, 21 May 2012


Congratulations ....we are so proud of you!
1st Place for Under 6 Ballet

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Learning About Shapes

Wet Day Lunch

SG Shares his Fairytale Recount

Learning About Shapes

Learning About Shapes

SL shares his Fairytale Retell

CB shares his Fairytale Retell

RN shares his Fairytale Retell

KH shares her Fairytale Retell

Saturday, 12 May 2012

We have been learning to write Fairytale retells...can you hear any AWESOME ADJECTIVES???

These short videos were all filmed by students in Room 11 using a Flip Mino camera.

Thursday, 10 May 2012

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In Room 11 we have been busy making puppet shows of our favourite fairytales.  Below are our first videos.  We are giving each other 'Good' feedback and 'Next Time' feedback then we will have another go at filming as see what happens.