Thursday, June 21, 2012

Room 19's Character Descriptions (Cameo Writing)

We used an example of Roald Dahl's descriptive writing to help us identify and then use langauge features such as similes, repetition, metaphors and powerful adjectives. Check out our amazing descriptions!

He was a big dragon with big wings and a big tail.  He was as tall as a sky scraper.  He acted like a bold eagle, I used to think to myself each time I saw him; a very swift type of eagle with amazing scales and razor sharp claws; a quick and energetic and hungry dragon.
By Dixon

He was a giant man with a giant face and giant legs.  His arms were as strong as ten rhinos combined.  He was a sort of huge caveman.  I still think now he could be an evolved caveman with lots of muscles and hair and a deep voice.
By Aidan

She was a very kind girl with a kind attitude and kind bright eyes.  Her eyes were as bright as stars.  She was some sort of pixie, I used to think to myself each time I saw her; a very polite sort of pixie with frizzy blonde hair and bright blue eyes.  A quick, clever little pixie with a bright pink pair of shoes, a flashing smile and a high voice.
By Gabrielle

He was a serious fish with a serious look and a serious attitude.  He was so mean that you would think that he was a horror house.  He was some sort of catfish.  He looked like he was wearing a tuxedo.  He had no smile and a small teeny hat and a big tail.
By Shivana
She was a cheerful girl with cheerful eyes and a cheerful mouth.  Her face was as bright as the sun.  She was some sort of star.  Happy, as I used to think to myself, every time I saw her; a very enthusiastic sort of star with gleaming electric blue eyes and brown soft hair; a joyful clever smile with little legs and a quick way of walking.
By Veronica

We hope you enjoyed reading our descriptions!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Myths and Legends

Akash is the newest reporter for TV3 News!
He is reporting about the myth - St George and the Dragon.

Room 21 have been learning some new maths strategies.
Have a look and see if you can do them too!

Calais - Trebling and thirding

Mark- Multiplying using rounding

Timothy - Multiplying decimals

Room 22 may 2012

Check out Room 22's amazing stories!

We wrote stories about being called to the principal's office.

We were learning to exaggerate our feelings. What do you think of them?




Thursday, May 24, 2012


On Thursday 17 May 2012, the Year 5 and 6 netabllers headed off to Llyod Elsmore Netball Courts for a busy morning of sports.  We did extremely well.
Make a video of your own at Animoto.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Talented Musicians

At Pakuranga Heights School we are all blessed to have such a kind, talented music teacher who has taught the school about volume, tempo, rounds and instruments. This teacher is named "Mr Ramsey".

Mr Ramsey is a very good tutor and has been teaching rooms 12,15 and 16 about rounds and how to control instruments in a proper manner. In this short clip room 15 is playing "the rainforest song". This song is played using the chime bars, the matellephones, the glockenshpeales and instruments commonly known as "wood instruments". Pakuranga Heights kids are super enthusiastic about music and are very happy to have a musician like Mr Ramsey to teach our school all about music.

By Korrey L
Room 15

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Book parade

Who loves books?
We love books!

What is your favourite book character?
Can you spot our favourite book characters that we dressed up as?

We read lots of books on our own, with our friends and with other students around the school. We made reading fun by exploring books with drama, creating art work and reading around the school. Reading under the trees is lots of fun. Where do you like reading?