Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Friday, 21 March 2014

Week 7 Assembly

We were blessed with a beautiful, inspiring performance by the Tamaki College Samoan group in our school assembly this morning. Here is a brief look at what we got to see!!!

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Goldilocks. The Introduction

One morning in the woods Goldilocks was picking beautiful pink flowers. She was concentrating on picking just the right flowers that before she knew it she had wondered in to the deep, dark forest. In the distance she spotted a friendly little cottage, she gently tapped on the front door.

By Bethan

Friday, 14 March 2014


In class 14 we have been learning about friendship. We know that friends are treasures, a part of Tiaki Taonga. We created  this  chain of people to write down what makes good friend.  

By Leone

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

The Lorax. The conclusion.

From that one trufulla tree seed that Ted planted in the middle of town, an enormous forest full of trees like candy floss covered all  the  hills in Thneeville once again. The Lorax, guardian of the forest was delighted. He lived happily ever after. 

By Taran

Creative Conclusions

Today in class 14 we were learning about writing a creative conclusion in our story. A conclusion is what you write to finish a story. We wrote about the Lorax.

By Kelly

Thursday, 6 March 2014

The Plot - The Lorax

The Once-lers were chopping down all of the trufulla trees! The Lorax, who was guardian of the forest felt furious and broken hearted. Everything was destroyed! The old Once-ler was sad about what he had done and gave Ted the very last trufulla tree seed. He told him to plant it in the middle of town, to make people care about trees again. The people started to sing "let it grow." The felt ecstatic! 

By One

Writing The Perfect Plot

Today in class 14 for writing we began writing the plot in our stories. A plot always needs a problem (when something goes wrong) and then it needs a solution (when the problem is fixed.) We are writing about the Lorax.

By Charlese

Wednesday, 5 March 2014


Colourful trees, like fluffy candy floss cover the hills. The grass is green, fresh and soft. Candy floss trees have trunks like straws. Welcome to Thneedville.

By Christina

Writing About A Setting

To write a fabulous beginning you need to describe the setting. The setting is where the story is  happening. Today we wrote about Thneedville in the Lorax.

By Kurtas

Class 14's Term 1 PENN movie

A video about 'The Pt England Way' and what we have been learning about so far this term! 

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

The Colour Waiata in Te Reo Today

Class 14 Students With Their Lorax Art






Lucy with her Lorax art

William with his Lorax art

How To Write A Fabulous Beginning

In class 14, for writing we are learning  how to write fabulous beginnings. Today we learned about introducing a character. We wrote about the Lorax.

By Tatiyana

The Lorax

This is the Lorax. He gets grumpy when the humans chop down the trees. He is light orange with a bushy, yellow moustache. He is soft, cuddly and small. He is passionate and he speaks for the trees.

By William