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Room 11

Welcome to Room 11    2022
We can all come back to school now and learn with each other.
If you are unwell and have to stay at home
you can scroll down to find one of the activities to do.
I will add some more activities here
but you can also check out the Home Learning Page.
You can contact me by email  
text me or call on 021 834 677
If you would like to have a go at writing at home. Watch this little you tube clip.
I used to have my own Youtube channel but I can’t find it now. Perhaps you can
Search for Jenny Angell teacher
This a cute little story to watch and listen to called Peep and the straw
I wonder how many ways you can think of to use a straw.
We all love Pete the Cat Stories.
Watch this you tube clip two or three times so you can join in with the story.
Draw you wearing some cool shoes and write
“I love my white shoes”
Join in with the Dance Freeze Song
Eric Carle is a famous  author. He has written books such as
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Polar Bear
Foolish Tortoise
Listen to these fabulous stories.
Can you write a story that starts
I am…
Here is a video of a Hamster maze.
Could you design a maze for a hamster of a mouse or a guinea pig?
You could draw it, make it, photograph it.
Think what your special creature would like.
Have fun with it
Have a go with Squiglet.
She is a fun bear animal that teaches us how to draw.
Do you like doing science experiments?
Watch this video. 
There are some cool experiments for you and your family to try.
Are you in any of our photos from 2021? Scroll down to have a look.
Term 4 Week 3 2021
I hope you had a lovely weekend doing Halloween things.
You couldn’t do trick or treating but you could still dress up and have fun.
Did you take any photos?
Send them through to me and I will put them at the bottom of the page.
At the end of this week on Friday the 5th of November we will be celebrating Guy Fawkes.
Do you know what this is all about?
Listen to the Guy Fawkes  story.
So, Guy Fawkes tried to blow up government buildings in England.
He wanted to kill the king.
It seems a strange thing that we celebrate a person trying to kill the king. What we are actually celebrating is the fact that Guy Fawkes got caught.
 In the olden days people would send messages from one village to another by sending a messenger on horse back. When the message arrived they lit a bonfire to show they had got it.
Here is another story about Bonfires and fireworks today.
Here are some questions to talk about.
You may write the answers if you like.
You may need to listen to the story more than once in order to answer the questions. Look carefully at the words.
1. What is a “Bonfire Night?”
2. Why did the family put on woolly hats and coats?
3. What did Bo want to eat when she arrived at the Bonfire Night?
4. Look for these words “delicious, smoky scent of barbeque in the air”  What do these words make you think of?
5. What did Bo do to make her sparklers look beautiful?
6. Have you ever used sparklers? What did you do?
7. Where did Bo put her finished sparkler? Why?
8. Find the words in the story that say what the fire did to the wood.
9. Why did the people stand behind the fence?
10.Find the words that described how the fireworks exploded.
Here is a poem about Guy Fawkes.
Remember, Remember the 5th of Novemeber.
There are lots of fun art activities you can do around fireworks
Have a look at some ideas from Activity Village
Everyone needs to stay safe around fireworks.
This week we are looking at one more and one less.
Here are some worksheets. If you can’t print them pick out some numbers. Which number comes before and which number comes after?
one more, one after
Term 4 Week 2
We are coming into summer.
You might have seen more creatures in your garden.
This lovely story by Eric Carle mentions many little insects.
Can you remember wht they all are.
Listen and watch “The very quiet cricket”
List all the creatures that the cricket met.
Draw them.
Why do you think the cricket chirped when he met the other cricket?
Here is a little video with some amazing facts about Crickets.
Choose 3 of the interesting facts and write them down. Draw pictures too.
You can take a photo and send it to me  via email or text.
Reading:- Here is a website where you can find books to read

Go to free resources to be able to read these books.

Start at the Pre k level. If that is too easy move onto the Kindergarten level.



At the end of this week it wil be Halloween. 31st October

Unfortunately this year you won’t be able to go to your friends houses for trick or treat.

You can still dress up at home and have some fun.

Enjoy this Halloween story. I think you will find it funny.


Here are some fun halloween  activities for you to do. 

If you are unable to print them then ask mum or dad  to write out the equations for you.



Here is a peek at their pumpkin patches. =)



Click on the picture below to grab your pumpkin patch label. 
Isn’t that font the cutest??!!!???
On Monday, we will have a delivery…BAT BONES. Shhhhh, they are really pretzel sticks I dipped in white chocolate!
We will use the bat bones to practice using tally marks. Here is a picture from last year. The kiddos LOVED this…and they of course believed they were REAL bat bones!!! =)
Sorry for the bad iphone picture. =(
We also learned this Bat Bones poem.
Click here to grab your copy.
Click here to get your bone tally activities.

Tally Dem Bones.pdf

Here is a cute crocrodile story    


  1. What did the little crocodle like to do?  

   2. What did the little crocodile buy with his tooth fairy money?   

  3. The crocodile was really a _______________. Which parts of the story told you that ? Look at the pictures too.

   4. What could the dragon do that the crocodiles couldn’t?

   5. Write and draw what you are good at doing.       


Listen to the story  “Scribble Stones”

1. How many stones were in the pile?

2. Can you think of the different jobs stones could do in our house and in the environment?   List these.

3. Imagine you were a painted stone. Draw what you would look like! Where are you? Are you inside or outside? What is your job?  Write about it.


If you like lego I have a lego challenge for you. You don’t have to do it all but have a go at some of the


Maths:-  Have a look at playground Maths.

There are lots of games to play. I’m sure you will find something you like.





This is the last week of school.
Did anybody try cooking over the week? Send me a photo via email.
I will put it on the bottom of our page.
Something you might like to do is Hula hoopin’.
Watch and listen to this lovely story about Hula hoops read by Oprah Winfrey.
It is set in New York, America so you will need to listen to the how the people speak.
Have you heard anyone talk like this?
“The Hula-hoopin’ Queen”
This page has some hulahoop drawings on it. Can you do any of these?5453204848_cb2b668aec_b.jpg
Here are 5 maths worksheets.
One for each day.
If you can’t print them write out the equations on paper
and use your fingers or counters to find the answers.
What will you be doing in the holidays?
Hopefully we will be in Lockdown level 2.
This means we will be able to go places.
For writing:-
Over the next week and holidays write about what you have done whether you go somewhere
or if you stay at home.
Write the day and the date.
Draw a picture and write a story.
If you can write a different story 4 times over the holidays.
If you run out of things to do this week scroll down.
I’m sure you will find something you haven’t tried.
Give it a go!!
I hope you found this website page useful.
Please send me any pictures, stories  or worksheets via email.
You can always bring your wonderful work to school when we go back.
Have a lovely holiday.
Hopefully we will be back at school after the holidays.
Here are the activities for last week.
 We are talking about sharing. Now that you have been stuck at home for 5 weeks you may  be finding it more difficult  to share. When you are tired it can be quite challenging to be kind. Listen to this lovely story. “Too many Carrots” by Katy Hudson
There will be questions  and activities to do at the end.
Who was kind in the story?
Who offered a home to the rabbit?
Why didn’t any of the homes work for the rabbit?
 Where  do you think the rabbit got all those carrots?  (Use your imagination)
Write about a time when you have been kind to someone or when someone has been kind to you.
Draw hearts for your neighbours.
Put them in their letterboxes when you go for your walk.
Draw hearts on the footpath with chalk.
You could make a heart trail on your footpath and down your drivefor other people in your family to follow.
What kindness things can you do for others.
Have a look at this cool activity. Other members of your family might like to join in.
Take a photo and email it to me.
A fun activity would be to make a bobble head bunny.
Send me a photo
I found a website which might be useful. 
This is a cute little Maths Activity.
I hope it works
You might be able to go on other pages on the website.
Let me know how you go!
You could make these kindness cookies for your family.
You could also wrap them up and put them in your neighbours letterboxes.


  • 250 g (1 cup) butter
  • 250 g (1 cup) caster sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 400 g (2 1/2 cups) plain / all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 250 g (1 1/2 cups) icing / confectioners sugar

For decoration

  • pink/red food colouring
  • sprinkles



  • Preheat your oven to 190C / 170C Fan / 375F and line 2 baking trays with baking or parchment paper.


  • Measure out the sugar and butter. Chop the butter into small pieces and then put them in a large mixing bowl or free-standing mixer.
  • Beat the butter and sugar together with the k paddle of your free-standing mixer, a hand held mixer or wooden spoons. Keep going for a few minutes until the mixture is light and fluffy.


  • Measure the flour then add it to your mixing bowl. Measure out the baking powder. Make sure to level the top of the teaspoon with your finger.
  • Mix it all in. It’ll make quite a dry, crumbly mixture at this point.


  • Crack the egg into a small bowl, then add it to your large mixing bowl. Mix it together until it comes together into a nice biscuit dough. If it’s easier, tip out your mixture and use your hands to bring it together.


  • Divide your mixture into two to make it easier to roll out.
  • Sprinkle a little flour down on your work surface and roll out the dough until it is about 5mm thick. Rotate it 90 degrees every few rolls so it doesn’t stick.
  • Using heart shaped cutters cut out the heart cookies and then put them on your prepared baking trays. We found using a small palette knife made lifting the cookies off the worktop a bit easier. Leave a little room between each cookie for them to spread slightly in the oven.
  • When you can’t cut out any more bring the scraps back together, re-roll it and cut out some more. Repeat that until you’ve used all the dough.
  • Chill the cookies in the fridge for 15 minutes or so to stop them spreading too much in the oven.


  • Bake the cookies in the oven for 8-10 minutes. Keep an eye on them – they’re ready when they’ve started to turn a nice golden brown colour at the edges.
  • Remove them from the oven and leave them to cool on the baking trays for a few minutes before removing them from the trays and putting them on a wire rack to cool completely.


  • Measure the icing sugar out, then add a table spoon or two of hot water. Mix it together – if you need to add a little more water you can, just enough to make it runny enough to spread but not so runny that it will run off the edges of the cookies. If you find you’ve added too much water, simply add a little more icing sugar.
  • If you’re planning to make more than one colour of icing, divide what you’ve made into different bowls. Add a drop or two red or pink food colouring and mix it well.
  • Either add the icing to a small piping bag or small freezer bags then cut a small hole in the corner. If you don’t have piping bags or freezer bags or if you just find it easier, you can spread the icing on with the back of a tea spoon.
  • Pipe the icing in to each cookie and add some sprinkles before the icing sets. We found it worked best when we piped around the edges of the cookie then added more icing into the middle.
  • Leave the cookies to set on a wire rack.


If your butter is too hard ( we always forget to take it out of the fridge in time), pop it in the microwave for a few seconds before you add it (do it for long enough to soften but no so long that it starts to melt).


If you find your dough sticking too much, you can roll it out with a sheet of baking paper underneath it and/or between it and the rolling pin.

Be kind.
Help others.
Here is lovely kindness poem.
Read it with your family.
Talk about the meaning of it.
Check out the music page on the school website.
It is cool bananas!!!
Sport Waitakere have sent us weekly sports activities.
Check this out!!
It loooks like we are going to be in lockdown 4 for another week.
Here are some activities to keep you going.
Don’t forget you need to text, or email me every school day.
This is a ministry of education requirement.
If you do not contact me I have to mark you absent.
This week is maori language week.
Check out this website
If you can, watch the video ‘We’re going on a bear hunt”
Draw  a picture of a school bag.
Inside it draw and labDel the things you might need to take on abear hunt.
Draw a map showing the path they took on the bear hunt.
Now get your family to help you act out the Bear Hunt usuing the map to help you.Bear Hunt Story Map.pdf
Write a story about the story or about you going on a bear hunt.
I went on a Bear Hunt.
I wasn’t scared.
OH oh, sand pit.
squidgy, squadgy
squidgy, squadgy.
By Mrs Angell
Here is our Cosmic Yoga Lady doing “We’re going on a bear hunt”
Get your family to do this with you. It is a lot of fun.
 Fun games to play
Hide The Bear:
You can also play another game to practice over, under, through. Take a small teddy bear and added some jingle bells to his neck. The students should close their eyes and you would hide the bear. Using a  chair draped with a blanket, put the bear under or over the seat. The students will have to listen carefully and guess where he is hiding. Lots of fun!
Using the same bear, you can play another listening game if you have more children to play with. Sit in a circle and choose one person to be the bear in the middle. The children in the circle say “Go to sleep Bear. Don’t peek Bear”. The person in the middle closes his/her eyes while the other kids hide the bear with the jingle bells behind someone’s back. (Everyone else can place their hands behind their backs too so as not to give it away.) Once hidden, the kids say “Wake Up Bear!” and the person in the middle has to guess, based on listening for the jingle bells, who is hiding the bear! The one hiding the bear then takes a turn in the middle! This is tons of fun too!
Perhaps the favourite activity of all was the gummy bear graphing. Make a graph and then place the gummy bears in the correct spot on the color axis (the Y axis, if I remember my high school match correctly). The X axis was labeled with numbers. After they put the bears in the correct spots, they colored the graph in and were allowed to eat the gummy bears!
If you can’t use gummy bears you could use smarties or skittles.
Wow I have found the greatest activity of all.

A favourite activity for sensory and messy play was setting up a sequence of events from the story and acting them out, first using the doll house family and then fingers and hands.

Then finally out in the garden. Check out the picture.

When you go on your walk have a look for some spring flowers.
Daffodils are a lovely yellow.   Count the daffodils.
Listen to this lovely story.
Ask yourself- How are we the same and how are we different?
Is it ok to be different? How are you different from others?
Talk to your family. Let’s celebrate our differences.
Write about your differences.
Here is an example:-    Mrs Angell is different from other teachers because she is very short.
                                        She doesn’t let this stop her from being the best she can be.
                                        She can’t always reach for things up high but she can ask people for help.
                                         Mrs Angell may be little but she  can make herself heard.
Draw a spring picture
Here is a video on how to draw a  very special daffodil.
When we do Maths at school we often have problems. I will put 3 maths problems here about spring. See if you can make up 2 more.
1.Aliyah picked 12 daffodils . She gave 7 daffodils to her mother. How many did she have left?
2. In the morning I saw 4 daffodils in my garden. When I looked later 5 more had peeked out from the ground. How many were there all together?
3.In Spring we have changable weather. Last week it rained for 2 days, then it was cloudy for 2 days, then it was sunny for 3 days. How could we show this as a picture, a maths story(that means using numbers) and a graph (like our birthday graph)
Make up some of your own.
You might need to get someone in your family to write them down for you, so you can work out how to do it.  
A good way to start the day is with Yoga.
Cosmic yoga is a website which has lots of different yoga stories.
They are lots of fun.
Here is one for you to try.        
I know you like funny stories. Try this one. It si called “Poo in the Zoo”
Don’t forget to look at the reading website

Go to free resources to be able to read these books.

Scroll right down to see photos of you

I hope you are staying well and safe.

Please email or text me each day so I can mark the class roll.


If you would like some extra maths to do we have found this cool website which is free while we are in lockdown. Make the most of it as it may not be available after lockdown.

Here are a couple of other Maths websites you might like.>games>math



Today is the 3rd of September. We are now in Spring. What changes have you noticed when you have been outside? It is a beautiful day so make some time to go for a walk to look for Spring things.

Draw and write about the things you can see.

Make a list of spring words. You can use these to help you write.

Here is a lovely story about the beginning of Spring. I love the music that goes along with it

September is also Bee Month Have you seen any bees flying around? What are they looking for?Try to observe bees working on a flower. What are they doing? What are they looking for? You could make a map of your garden and plot where the bees go. That sounds like a fun activity.

Draw a bee in your garden.  Does your bee have 3 parts to its body, 6 legs, 2 antenae or feelers and 4 wings? Remember a bee is an insect. Have you seen the tongue or probiscus of a bee?               

Here are a couple more activites you can download from the internet.

BAM 21 Schools resources final.pdf


Toilet Rolls are a good thing to use to make a bee. Here is a selection of things to make a bee.


Here is a lovely little bee story. It will help you to understand what bees do. Can you think of why we use the saying “as busy as a bee”

Hi Everyone,

Today is my Birthday (2nd September)

If you would like to make me a card that would be really cool.

Take a photo of it and send it to me.



Guess what?

I have been applying for a grant (money)to update our sandpit. It would mean changing the grassed area outside Room 9 and 11 to a large sandpit. If you would like to have a say in what goes in the sandpit area start thinking and drawing and designing The sandpit would be 6.5metres wide and 10 metres long.

If you draw a rectangle 6.5cm wide and 10cm long, put all your ideas inside. Consider things like a boat, water, rocks, riverstones, seated areas, mud kitchen, tyres, rope, roadways and other things you might like. 

Let your imagination go crazy.   Bring your designs to school on our return and we will see what we may be able to include. 

Here are a couple of pictures to get you thinking.

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Have you tried out this website yet?

These books are set out at levels similar to the ones at school.

Tuatara Group (emergent)(pink)  Level A

Butterflies (emergent) (pink)   Level A

Pukeko  (Red)      Level A,B,C

Dolphins (Yellow)  Level A,B,C,D,E,F

Tui (Blue)  Level D,E,F,G,H

Go to free resources to be able to read these books.


Do you like doing science things in the kitchen?

Watch this video to see what you can do with baking soda and vinegar.

Watch to the end of the video when something funny happens.

Sometimes when we are stuck  inside we find it difficult to be kind.

Enjoy this story and think about how you can be kind.

You can do lots of things to show kindness. You might like to try one of these:-

1. Write a chalk message on the concrete path outside your house. As other families  walk by they will read your happy message and smile.

2. Make a sign to hang inyour window or on your letterbox like “Have a great day” or “keep calm and walk”

3.Be a job/chore fairy. Show kindness by secretly doing a siblings job.

4. Make a poster thanking people for helping you or for being kind to you.

5. Draw a happy picture and put it in someones letter box on your walk.

Here are some arty ideas to show and think about kindness

Here is a funny storyabout using too much glue.

I don’t suggest you try this at home.



Here are some new activities and stories for you.

This is the story “The Colour Monster. It is a lovely story about mixed feelings and how we can manage our emotions. It is OK  to be sad or angry but we all need to learn how to deal with difficult times.

When we get back to school we will do some work around “The Colour Monster”  I will share my colour monster with you and show you a game to play.

Think about times when you have been sad, happy, angry and calm. Draw some jars like in the book and put things inside that represents  your feelings.



Have a look at this cool video about staying safe

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Here are some more ideas to do with the colour monster.

Have fun


img-0048_orig.jpg             Angry Colour Monster.


Some of you have been up to all sorts of things. Here are some photos.

20210924_113146.jpg     Aidan, hard at work

0.jpg   Lovely writing Jolina

20210920_111437.jpg  Aidan, hard at work!

Aliyah, Lovely work     IMG_8426.jpg

Raiden, I like the effort you are making with your worksheets   


Jolina,   Excellent writing. You are right Bees are very important.    IMG_1212.jpg

Raiden, Thanks for the card            IMG_0617.jpg

Filipe, Excellent work. IMG_20210831_090628.jpg

You are making some really cool stuff with Dad, Aidan   20210825_090736.jpg

Thank you for the birthday card Ariella     20210903_105759.jpg


Lovely pictures Jolina       IMG_4064.jpg

Antony        0.jpg                0-1.jpg    

Aaron and his family have been making cookies to give to the neighbours.



Jolina has been writing and drawing.           

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Raiden has been painting rocks to hide in the park for others to find.

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Aaron has been working hard

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This is the email I sent out the other day.



The very best advice I can give you is:- Try not to stress about your child’s education. Everyone is in the same situation. There are lots of things you can do at home. One thing you do have is … time. 

Here are a few suggestions for the rest of this week. If we continue in lock down the teachers will sort something else out.


Go for a walk. Be a detective and notice things around you. What can you see? What can you hear?  What has changed since the last time you walked down this street. Are there any signs of Spring yet?  Collect some things on the way. Take photos. Look for snails that are hibernating. How do you know they are hibernating?


When you get home you could make a map of your street.

 Glue the things you collected onto the map where you found them. You could add to this each day.

Write about your walk with help from a bigger person.

Read the story you have written.


Play our robot game of Following directions. Remember to use the words left and right. forward and backwards. Count your steps.


Read and share lots of lovely books. If you run short of stories go to You tube. It is important that the children listen to stories  being read to them, rather than TV type programmes.

The research evidence suggests  that children watching TV programmes or programmes where you don’t interact are not memorable for children.


Most importantly                  HAVE FUN        

Thinking of you

Jenny Angell


Here are some more ideas using the internet.

Try these:-

Listening and Sharing stories

You don’t have to sign up.

A collection of great stories read by famous people.

Keep pausing the story to engage with your child by asking questions and having discussions.

    Lovely books for listening to and sharing with your family.


Math ideas>games>math



Guided Reading

These books are set out at levels similar to the ones at school.

Tuatara Group (emergent)(pink)  Level A

Butterflies (emergent) (pink)   Level A

Pukeko  (Red)      Level A,B,C

Dolphins (Yellow)  Level A,B,C,D,E,F

Tui (Blue)  Level D,E,F,G,H

Go to free resources to be able to read these books.



Room 11 children love “Pete the Cat” Stories.

There a so many of them on youtube.

Here is one of our Favourites

“Pete the Cat and his four groovy buttons”


They are lots of fun. Enjoy them and perhaps you might like to do one or more  of these activities.


Here are some “Pete the cat” maths Activities.

Pick out something you might like to do.


If you make something, take a photo and share it with me.

 I will put it on our classroom page.