Sunday, December 30, 2012

Auckland Art Gallery

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What a great place to visit! We had a fantastic day.
Check out the Auckland Art Gallery website

Room 3 thoroughly enjoyed visiting the Art Gallery. 
The gallery's organisation and staff's wonderful manner with the children was outstanding. 
I was really impressed on how they focused on a minimal amount of artwork, discussed the artwork and really got the children to think for themselves - the children achieved such a wonderful learning experience.
The gallery offers programmes and tours to suit students of all ages.

A special thank you to Mandy Jakich 

Friday, December 28, 2012

Swimming Lessons

Click on the image to read our writing
about swimming lessons

Swimming Lessona

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Make-a-Flake (Digital Snowflakes)

This is a very cool website. 
You'll have fun creating your own snowflakes. 
Great for practicing without the mess!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

12:12:12 on 12/12/12

Today at 12 mins,12 secs after 12 o' clock on Dec 12th
the time will be 12:12:12,12/12/12 
& 12 days before Christmas.
We were outside at 12:12:12 to celebrate as today's date is 
the last repeating-number date of the century.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

The Littlest Christmas Tree

On Friday the Junior School held their final assembly for the year.
All the Junior classes participated in an item.
Room 3 buddied up with the new entrant classes Room 18 and 34 to present our play.
'The Littlest Christmas Tree'
We found the play on the DLTK website

We made a few changes to the play.
The Santa narrators were Orlando, George, Aryaan, Nicolas, Aum, Kairyn and Alvin.
Joshua filled in for Alvin as he was away sick. 
Thanks Aum for coming along to act out your part
even though you weren't feeling so well.
The other characters were the pine trees, bunnies, birds, fairies, elves, angels and family members.
We had a lot of fun practicing and learning the lines to the songs.
Sometimes it's a bit hard to hear our singing BUT we were singing!

Did you enjoy our play?
What do you think about our flash costumes?
Has your school had a Christmas assembly?

Friday, December 7, 2012

Christmas Fun - Let it Snow

Visit the website - add your address and watch what happens.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

How to vote in the Edublog Awards

Here are the steps to voting.

Click on the link above you will find the following page

Click on the arrows to locate the category.

Click on Class Blog

Click the dot at Kids with a view

Arrow further down the page and press Vote! Now you're all done.
Thank you :) from all the children in Room 3

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

2012 Edublog Award Finalist

were nominated for the 
Worldwide Edublog Awards 
Exciting - we are now 
in the 


Share with your friends and family
Last year the winner received over 300 votes
Please visit the Edublog website to vote for us
We totally appreciate your support

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Getting Excited about Christmas!

Personalize funny videos and birthday eCards at JibJab!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Omana Beach

Stories to be loaded on shortly :)

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Friday, November 23, 2012

Cross Country - Juniors

On the 9th November the Juniors held their cross country races.
All the children ran with determination to succeed.

Congratulations to the following children in Room 3
Kairyn - 1st place Year 2 Boys
Robbie - 4th place Year 2 Boys
Sienna - 3rd place Year 2 Girls
Neeve 4th place Year 2 Girls

kairyn's mum was so proud!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Telling the Time - Authentically

After learning to tell the time Room 3 noticed a large clock on the 
Junior courtyard.
"Mrs Laburn, it has no hands!"
"Well, we can fix that!"
Four children acted as the big hand and 
three children acted as the little hand.
Watch what we do as someone calls out the time.

Have you learnt how to tell the time?

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Edublog Awards 2012

Edublogs Nomination Time!

This has to be one of the greatest reflection blogs 
that I have come across.
Skillfully written and so easy to read.
Each post leaves you with something to think about.
Kimberley Rivett is a Year 3/4 teacher and leader in 21st century teaching and eLearning.
So here's my nomination for BEST TEACHER BLOG

If you would also like to nominate Kimberley's teacher blog
 'eLearning for Life'
Here's the link...
Keep an eye out for voting opportunities.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Safety & Awareness Tips for Children

Bradie's mum sent us this information on
how to protect ourselves from stranger danger.
Children, show your parents and discuss the list with them.
It is really important that we know ways to 
keep ourselves safe!

Friday, November 16, 2012

iCAN Count Money New Zealand - iPad app

This is a great game to play (we call them learning activities) 
to consolidate using money and yay it's a New Zealand game!
Only NZ$1.29

Thursday, November 15, 2012

How to make a Green Screen

How to Green Screen by Nicolas

Step 1.     First you need to find a background and 
put it in keynote.
Step 2.     You get in your position and get a picture or you and 
put it where you want. 
You should be in front of the green sheet.
Step 3.     Then put your photo on keynote and click on Alpha and it will cut the green color out. 
If you make a mistake you can 
press command z and it will undo it.
Step 4.     Put the photo of you on the background.
 If you are behind the background photo 
use arrange to bring it to the front.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Playing Road Patrols - Road Safety

Aryaan and George are playing road patrols. 
They are teaching Maia, Kevin, Gina and Alvin 
how to cross the road safely.
Can you see how they look both ways for traffic 
before they put the signs out?
And check again before they let the children cross the road.
Maia, Kevin, Gina and Alvin don't run across the road they walk.
Notice how they don't talk to the patrols. 
They don't want to distract them from checking the road for traffic.
Great job Aryaan and George - you are excellent patrols!

Keeping Safe
Road safety is a thing that you should learn if you want to keep safe and have a healthy life. Here are the things that you should do if you want to keep safe  and have a healthy life. Never talk to strangers  because they might be dangerous. You should not play on the road because you might get run over by a car. Watch out for sneaky drive ways. If there is a pedestrian crossing around use it because it's safer to use. Wear a helmet when you ride your  bike, scooter, or skate board so you don't crack your head open if you fall on the concrete. You should always go to the park with an adult because you might get stolen by a stranger.  BY ASHIRA  
Keeping Safe
Road Safety helps you. These are some of the things you need to do.
1.  Never run on the road because when you are dead you are dead.
2. Never talk to strangers because they can hurt you.
3. Watch out for sneaky driveways because a car could be backing out of their driveway.
4. If there is a pedestrian crossing close cross there because otherwise you could get hit by a car.
5. Wear a helmet when you're riding a bike because if you fall off you can get brain damage.
6. Play in your backyard because it is safer.
7. When you go to the park you need a parent to supervise you because somebody could take you.
8. Don't worry about a ball that goes on the road. Don't run on the road to get it.
Those are some things how to keep safe.
By Sienna

Friday, November 9, 2012

Free Morgan the Orca

On the 1st of November our whole school dressed in black and white to support
the campaign for the release of Morgan the orca.
You can keep up to date with this campaign by clicking 
on the photo of Morgan below. 
Miss Norton a teacher at our school and Ingrid Visser 
scientist, researcher and founder of the Orca Research Trust are great friends
who are passionate about orca. 

This is a photo of the Junior school - what great supporters!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

I love my Grandparents because....

Our Annual Grandparents Day 
On Friday the 2nd of November Point View School had our very own annual Grandparents Day and in the morning, we skyped Robbie’s Grandparents and we skyped them from New Zealand all the way to Scotland. It takes 24 hours to get there! Robbie went to Room 4 and got his sister Jade and then his mum came and got some questions to ask their Grandparents. One of the questions were – What was your school like? So we got an answer and we moved on and we had morning tea and after that our Grandparents came and we had morning tea with our Grandparents and I went with Joshua he had two Grannys and two Poppas. Next Josh and I showed them around and we talked about what their school was like when they were at school. They brought some photos and then one Granny was saying she had hair like mine and then her teacher smacked her on the head and it was bleeding! Next we did a Jump Jam exercise for them and we did Folk dancing and the Grandparents joined in! After that we did some math games and Anya, Tiffanny, Zana, Alex and me did a fraction pizza game and I won! Next we played a different game. You play it like you have some cards and there is a sum and a question and you have to tell what you think the answer is and put it in and look at the answer. Then we had lunch and we had delicious lunch. After lunch we had a Grandparents day assembly.
By Gina

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Firework Safety - 5 November

Enjoy your Fireworks but parents 
please take note of the advice from
the New Zealand Fire Service

Fireworks websites for kids

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Coming to you soon! Dick Whittington

Coming soon to a blog near you!
Are you excited? 
Finally, here's the trailer for our play Dick Whittington. 
The full play version will be posted shortly. 

Two of our reading groups - the Pirate Flags and Pirate Treasures practised and practised 
 learning their lines and perfecting their actions 
ready to present their wonderful play.

Do you know the story of Dick Whittington?

This version of Dick Whittington was 
retold by Annette Smith and Illustrated by Elise Fowler

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Halloween Cupcake - Yummy!

Look what Sienna's mum made for Mrs Laburn.
Mmm, so yummy! Thank you Dasha.
Happy Halloween 

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Road Safety

We are learning about Road Safety.
Click on the image to reinforce your learning playing 
these games on our class wiki.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Anna's Amazing Learners

Congratulations to our Quadblogging buddies and Mrs Laburn's friend Anna from Hamilton East School. 
They are finalists in the Interface Magazine Best Class Blog Awards.
Check out the finalists blogs and vote for your favourite - 
naturally ours is Anna's Amazing Learners.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Researching London Landmarks

After the Olympics we decided to learn a more about London.
Here we are looking at images of famous landmarks in London.
We had to work together to find the information on google and then 
match the name of the landmark to the image.

Have you been to London? 
Tell us about the famous landmarks that you saw there.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Westpac Rescue Helicopter

The Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter was back at school on 
Friday 28th September.
Room 3 was like a real media team.
Look at us recording all the action.

Are you curious to find out why the helicopter landed at our school?
Ask us!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Point View School - Classroom walk through

On Thursday the 27th September the whole school went on a walk through of each others classrooms.
It was very organised but we only had half an hour to get through all the odd numbered classrooms.
All the odd classroom numbers visited odd classroom numbers and 
all the even numbered classroom numbers visited the even classroom numbers.
We are Room 3 so we headed off the next odd number - Room 5 then 7 etc.
We have 34 classrooms at our school.

We had so much fun seeing what all the other classes are learning about and 
looking at their classroom environments.
Next term seeing we will be going on another classroom walk through
expect this time we will be visiting all the even numbers.

Does your school hold a classroom walk through?

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Pukekawa Calf Club Day

Pukekawa School held their Calf Club Day on
Friday 21st September 2012.
 Room 3 - Kids with a view were so lucky to be invited to go along and join in their fun day!
Each year rural schools around New Zealand hold events that encourage children to take an active interest in the welfare and presentation of an animal of their choice. Originally the day was known as Calf Club Day even though children exhibited handcrafts, artwork and animals like lambs, goats and chickens.
Look at what you need to do to take a calf to calf day.


When it was 5:00, I sprang out of my bed and remembered it was Friday. Room 3 was going on a trip to Pukekawa school and it was a calf day! We went on Friday and we went by car and I was in Sienna’s car. A calf day is when children bring animals and tie them to their car. We patted a goat, lamb, chicken and a big black thing I don’t remember what it was called I think it was a calf. The children had to call their lamb to them but one just jumped over the fence! I saw a lamb eating grass and a child leading her lamb around a course. It felt really soft and clean to touch the animals. We went to visit a class room and they had flowers in unordinary pots and had soap carving and paper mache. My faourite was a bunny made of paper mache because it had real food and water. I felt really soft when I patted the animals.
By Gina

When it was Friday and I sprang out of my bed and went in the bathroom and quickly brushed my teeth and went and had my breakfast. When I left home with my mum we went to school and parked and waited at the steps. Then it was time to go to Pukekawa School and Aryaan came in my car and we got there by a car and it was a 1 hour drive. When we got there we had to wait until everybody got here. When everybody got there we went and looked and the lambs and a lamb was sniffing my hand. A calf day is when everybody brings their animals over and do a course and they try really hard to train them and they try to win a ribbon. We looked at the father’s cake competition and there were so many cakes and we took some photos. There was a competition and the lambs were going to have a course first they do a zigzag around the sticks and go over the bridge and open the chain and then come back. I saw lambs, goats and chickens. I felt funny when I was touching the lambs because they sniff my hand. We visited 4 Classrooms, the first one had animals made out of stuff and the second was a small library and the third was pots made out of animals and it had flowers in the fourth room was vedgtables and animals. My favourite items were the animals. I felt amazing after all that I would want to go again someday. By Aum 

Thursday, October 4, 2012

DROP, COVER, HOLD NZ ShakeOut Earthquake Drill

Kids with a view practicing how to DROP, COVER, HOLD.

On Thursday the 26th September at 9.26 Point View School participated in the nationwide
ShakeOut Earthquake drill.
It is really important that we all know what to do if an earthquake strikes as New Zealand
lies on the boundary of the Pacific and Australian tectonic plates. An earthquake could happen at any time so we must know what to do so that we don't panic and 
so that we can protect ourselves from danger.
As Joshua explains to us on 
we must
Click on the link to hear what Point View School pupils from our buddy class Room 25 and Joshua from Kids with a view have to say.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Monday, September 10, 2012


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