Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas Everyone

Hey everyone.Have a great christmas and a new year.
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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Good Bye Friends

Hey friends.This is a good bye for this year in year 6.Hope you have a good year next year.Espically if you are going next year

My life with out a netbook


This year is so much cooler and better with our little device; our Netbook. Last year I used to write on scrunched up paper and no one could see my writing. But now everyone in the world can see what I am learning. It is the new way of learning!

Our netbooks are helping us to learn by our self and not relaying on our teacher too much. We also have access to a lot of things that will help us learn a whole lot more like videos, rubrics and information.

There are some problems however, that are quite annoying. One of them is the slow Internet connection. Also the drawing tool is really babyish. But I'm sure that those problems can be fixed.

It the pilot failed it would be terrible - a nightmare even! I would really miss my netbook and again we would have to go back to scrunched up paper and that would be very boring.

I feel that we are learning a lot more and it is much easier. I can hardly ima gne coming to school without my netbook.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

My Hyperstudio Animation

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This is my hyperstudio movie that I have been working on this term.Hope you enjoy it

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Athletics Day

Our Athletics day was on Wednesday.On Athletics Day we do activities like shotpot,discus,Javlin,Triple jump,Sprints,Softball throw and High jump.My favourite activity is discus.My lest favourite activity is Sprint because im not that fast.

Friday, November 25, 2011

How many words I can type per minute

Typing Test Score


This is how many words I can type in a minute.Click here to try.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Im going to Capsize

                                            Im going to capsize!!


Have you ever been sailing? I have never been sailing until now.I think that I might be all right at this activity. We had to choose if we wanted to go in doubles of by our self. My group all chose to go by our self.


Im not as good is I thought I was.When I tried going in a straight line I ended up turning.But after a while I got use to it and started to get a little bit better.I didn’t capsize which was good but my sail was like a swimming pool.

Guess what I saw when I was sailing?I saw a black little penguin swimming.I wanted to get close to it and have a good look at it but, again I ended up going the wrong way.

Monday, November 21, 2011

A Great Camp Expirance








As I put one foot into the water, it all most changed my mind about jumping off the pontoon. So I quickly dived in to get warm but it made me feel even colder .I was relived when I touched the slippery steps on the pontoon.
   
Finally I got onto the pontoon. I was much warmer now.But instead of me being cold I was now scared that I would hurt myself if I jumped off.

But when I jumped off my fear had gone away, and I wanted to jump off again and a whole lot more times. I also did a couple of bombs, which hurt my back. One of my favourite jumps that I did was when you spin around and splashed into the water.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Camp Benzon



In one more week we are going to go to Kawau Island for a camp.I can’t wait to get there.

It is called camp Benzon on Kawau Island.You can’t get there by bus you have to get there by a ferry.

On camp there are alot of intresting activties that you can do like Absailing,jumping of the walf,orentering and a whole lot of activties. Absailing is when you ride on a yaht and you ride on it.There is also a Burma trail where you hold onto a rope that goes through the forest.In the day time you have to be blindfolded but at night you don’t have to be blindfolded.

I am looking forward to making a raft because it will be a great experience and it wikll be funny.After we make the raft we will have to try it out which will be the funny part.

I think that my challange would be trying to go to sleep with my friends because we would want to talk about our day.I hope we don’t get in trouble.

I can’t wait to go to camp and start doing activties.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Going to the Zoo


"Cool the Zoo I haven't been to the zoo in a long time", when I found out that we were going to go to the zoo.The last time I went to the zoo was seven years ago.I can hardly rember anthing about the zoo.We went to the zoo because it was my cousins birthday, and she was turning 8.

I was kind of bored in the beggining because, the animals didn't really do much and there wasn't anything to see.I wished I could stay at home and watch Tv!BUt after a while I started to get intresting.Espically  all the new things they had.

We saw a man playing with the elephant and told as a but it.One of the intresting facts that I heard, was that elephant can't eat throught their trunk also, Its trunk is very soft inside even though it looks like it is strong outside.But it can still move very heavy thing with their trunk.

My favourite animal was the massive tourtise.Its was bigger then a lot of the animals in the zoo.It weighed 1 ton.I was suprised when I heard.Even thought it just lay they I was suprised how big it was.

After all I enjoyed going to the zoo and I would time to go again another time.It made my weekend a fun weekend.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Going To Camp At Willow Park

Cool I can’t wait until I go to camp, I said to my self as I was packing my bags. I remember when we had a camp at our school, but I have never been on a camp where they had activities. It was called Willow park.


One of my favourite activity that we played was called Get Your Own Back. It was where you could throw different type of things that were inside the container. Their were things like porridge from breakfast, mixed with grass and water yuck. Their was a lot of other things as well.


On the game Get Your Own Back I didn’t really get anyone. I was mostly running away from the people that were trying to get me. That revolting food wasn't going to get on me! But after a while some people got me.



After the game we were all wet and had food on us. So we all had a shower and got ready for chapel time, and after chapel time we were going to perform the item, that we were practicing and have a disco. It was fun.

I wish I could go to camp again. It was fun and it was a great experience.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

RWC Poster

This is my Rugby World cup poster that I did.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Rugby World Cup Country

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This is my rugby world cup movie.

Monday, October 3, 2011

My Groups Haka

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This is my groups haka.It shows how the Ka Mate haka was invented.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Polar Bear


The Polar Bear is the largest bear in the world. Polar Bears live on the ice, Arctic ocean and the North Pole.

The polar bear has a thick coat of hair to keep it warm.They walk on their strong legs. It has sharp teeth and sharp claws, on their paws. On their paws they have little bumps on their to give them grip on the ice.

Normally polar bears live by them self.But the cub lives with is mother for two and a half years.The mother polar bear protects it and teacher it how to hunt for food, so that when the cub grows up it will know how to hunt for food.

The polar bear hunts seals as its main food.When the seals come up to breath air, the polar bear uses it paws and its sharp claws to flip the seal over onto the surface of the ice.

A polar bear in the wild can live for about twenty years.But one polar bear in zoo had lived up to forty one years.

Monday, September 12, 2011

My Prediton about the game New Zealand vrs Japan


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NEW ZEALAND FLAG
Did you hear that there is a game. It is New Zealand vs Japan.They are playing in Hamilton on the 16th of September at 8:00.My predication is that New Zealand will win and that the score will be around 37-23.GO THE ALL BLACKS!!!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

The Rugby World Cup Launches tomorrow!!!!!

Did you know that the 9th of September is the day that the Rugby World Cup starts, and guess what? It is tomorrow.It is the war of the Rugby World Cup.  The game that starts off the Rugby World Cup is Tonga vs the All Black.The cool thing about that is that the All Blacks will be doing their haka and the Tongan team will be doing a chant. My prediction is that the All Blacks will win and that the score will be round about 37-12 to the All Blacks.It is in Auckland at Eden Park.GO THE ALL BLACKS!!!!!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

When I grow Up


Our task for reading was to drawn a picutre to one of these words.The words are from one of the stories in the school journal
running for my .life
legs turned to jelly
prise my fingers off”

I chose to words prise my fingers of.The sentence is He had to prise my fingers off one by one before he could lift me into the cage and give the signal to the crane operator to winch us down

How the haka was invented


videoDo you know who made up the Ka Mate haka. We know who made it up and it wasn't the All Blacks it was a man called Te Raupihara.We had to chose a part that we wanted to animate and then we will put the animation toghter to show the story of how the haka got invented.Here is my animation.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Badminton


Our class went into the hall to have a lesson on playing with a lady called Donna that plays badminton.Badminton is just like tennis but instead of hitting a tennis ball you hit a shuttle.

There are different tenancies that you can use like the forehand the back hand and the overhand.You also have to have quick body movement and a careful aim.It felt a bit awkward hitting the shuttle.

One of the activities that we did was get a partner and practice the way we hit the shuttle.We also had to count how many times we could rally the ball to our each other.

At the end of the lesson we had a little game where you had to try hit the ball, but if you missed the shuttle, the next person in the line takes you place.We played in doubles.If you hit the shuttle right in the middle of your racket you can hear a pinging noise.

It was cool playing Badminton.I wish we could play it everyday.

Topic Sentences

New Zealand is a beautiful country and a must do for any travel holiday.In our country we have alot of idyllic islands,with lush rain forest that you can visit.Our country also has alot of thrilling activities, that you can do all over the place.

New Zealand has a spectacular and diverse landscape,and a temperate climate.In our country we have alot of steaming volcanoes and stunning mountain chains.We also have many native spices protected in conservation land.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Irish Rugby Team

Keep your eye on the ball



I believe that the rugby world cup will be help benefit New Zealand economically and socially. The good things about hosting the rugby world cup in New Zealand is that it will get us more money to help people that need it. It will also attract tourists. The bad things about hosting the rugby world cup here is that there will be a lot of littering and also a lot of crashes from people drinking and driving.But I still think that we should host the rugby world cup in New Zealand.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

On the Trail

For reading today we read a story called On the trail.It was about a boy that rides a motor bike and one day participated in a race where they had to ride around other places. We also had to make up a track with at lest 5 obstacles.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Amazing Stickers


This is the story web about the story that my group read.It is called Amazing Stickers.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

How to Do Compensation

We have been learning about this strategy in Maths.This is a poster showing you how to use this strategy.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Partly Cloudy Movie Review


The tittle of the movie review that we were watching was called Partly Cloudy.The characters in the story are Storks and also Mr cloudy.

In the beging of the story Mr Cloudy was trying to make things like the other clouds but he couldn't. He made wild things.They made thing like babies,Cats and also Dogs.

The storks job was to dilever them around the villiage.The stork that was working for went away to another cloud and Mr Cloudy thought that he was leaving he but he wasn't was just geting armor so that he could face anthing he gives him.

I would rate it 10 out of 10 because it was intresting and it make me want to see more.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Extreme makeover Courtyard Edition


In our group we have been looking at some of the things to redesign our courtyard.
In my group we decided to put in a basketball hop.We are putting in a basketball hoop so that more people will play in our courtyard.Instead of getting a blackboard with the basketball hoop on it we could just paint a blackboard on the wall and,get a hop that is really strong and it will not break.

We also wanted to add about 3-4 picnic tables to sit on and eat our lunch on and also because some times when we sit on the deck it has prickles.

We also thought of having sun shades as a shady area.We wanted sun shades because it will look good and when it is hot it will keep us nice and cool.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Oktopodi Part 2

We were told to write a second bit about the movie in our own wayusing our imagtion.


Then she slingshots on to the bird. Squritng out black ink to make the bird blind.

But suddenly the bird drops the male octopus on to the road and got hit by a car.The female octopus jumps down to check if the male octopus is alive but he isn’t he is dead.So the she walks away from him with him with a broken heart and dives into the sea.

Extreme Makover Courtyard Edition


Our task is to make our courtyard a better place where more people will play because at the moment it isn't that good.So one of our teacher Mr J has a budget of money to pay for the things that we need to make it better.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Movie Review


The name of the movie we were watching was called Oktopodi which,was set in a Greek village. The main characters in the movie were two male and female octopus and a chief. It is about a female octopus, that got taken by a chief to be,cut up and eaten in a restaurant.So the male octopus was trying to get the female octopus back. Most of the time the chief was trying to catch both of them.I think that the main message is to never give up an to help the people you love.

Here is the link to the movie on you http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=badHUNl2HXU

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Swimming


I smiled to myself when Miss Garden said that we were going to go swimming during lunchtime.I felt cheerful because we were going to start swimming again but,I also felt a little bit nervous.Probably because I haven’t been swimming in a while.

I slipped into the pool trying not to put my head into the water because,it felt like someone put ice in the water.I wonder if the other pool was nice and warm?But after a while the coldness didn’t bother me anymore


Straight arms,legs straight kicking with ankles,head down how am I so post to remember how to do all those things.I mean The only thing was that it was so confusing.

Why do we have to get out of the pool now.I love swimming,even thought I think I'm not good at it but I still don’t want to get out now.
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Technogoly Challange Part 2



Plan
First Rita and Shoal will roll up 3 pieces of paper to make 3 tubes,which will make 2 right turns.We will also make 1 stand to hold it up.The stand will have on long rolled paper and 2 or four little rolled papers on the side to roll it up.

Making
Technology Challenge 2
Our group wasn't that successful,properly because we didn't stick that the plan that we drew.In our plan we mostly rolled up the pieces of paper and,just stuck them toghter with tape.We didn't finish in time.

Technogoly Challange Part 1


“Cool were going to do a technology challenge”I said to my friend

Miss Ouano told us to construct something that would take a marble from the desk to the ground but it had to have one turn or bend in 10 minutes. But we were limited to only 1 meter of cello tape and 6 pieces of news paper.

Our group quickly discussed about what stragtie we were going use to make our tower. We had though of different type of good strategies but we couldn't chose with was the best idea. So we deiced to go with all our idea and but them toghter.We rolled up papers stuck them toghter and even scrunched up papers to.At sometimes we were arguing about what to do but we did it any way.

I feel that we did a good job and that we all tried our best.It was standing and the marble did go through.Other groups could’t make it stand so I am happy that ours was standing.Even thought our was simple I was still fun to do.

If we had a chance to do it again I would at lest do something that would make it different and give it a good structure.Also we would work toghter more because that's why we had a couple of arguments.Also that we would think of things that will help the tower and different ideas from other groups.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Easter Holiday


We had to write two paragahs.On the frist paragaph we had to go stright into the highlight and on the second paragraph we had to think about our personal thoughts


“Yeah” cheered everyone,as the bride maids were walking down the ile.Following them was the my auntie(Pepe) and my uncle (Faa).Although they were not married just yet.They were just about to get married.


“Congratulations” I said as they were walking down the ile.I felt happy to see that I was going to have another uncle part of the family.I felt excited about the rest of the wedding.So now they were going to start a new life together.
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Friday, April 15, 2011

What I felt like This Term


I would have to say that term one for me was OK.At the beginning of the term I felt happy to start school and after a while I started to get use to doing things.At the middle of the term we had a camp.That was fun.Sleeping in a tent and a whole lot of things.I got nominated for the best kayaker.After we did camp we were starting to get into to doing jobs for school and helping other people.At the end of the term it got easier each time I did an activity.My goal for next term is to build more confidence.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Friday, April 8, 2011

My Pt England Flag


This is my beautiful Pt England Flag,that I have sketched.I have chosen to do the word HOPE because it helps you to believe that you can do anything you wantand it also helps you when are in tough situations.

I have chosen the colour Red and Black,because it is our school colour.I have also chosen the colour blue because it is my favourite colour and it is a relaxing colour.

The picture that I have drawn in the circle in our school Logo.It is also on our school uniform.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

FleaBus


We Read A Story Called"Letters To Flea Bus"

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Why Do Babies Need More Sleep Then Grown Ups?




Babies require more sleep then adults
.The smaller the baby,more sleep they need.

All babies do,is really sleep and eat.Babies grow quickly when they sleep.Young children grow to but,not as fast.Even though children don’t grow as fast they still need more sleep then adults.

Grown up need sleep to rest their body's.Every time they sleep cells in their body that are worn are being replaced.As long as they have enough sleep they will have enough energy to work the next day.

The bodies for grown up mainly need food for energy.But babies and children need food, to help make their bones and muscle's strong.It also gives chides energy because they start,running and playing around the age of 2 years and up.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

My Mihi in Moari


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Heiroglyphics





The word Hieroglyphics is a hard word to say,but it is even harder to spell.The word are made up with 2 Greek words meaning sacred carving.They usually show pictures of trees,animals or a weapon that represent words syllables and sounds.


The name of the marks was mostly found in temples and palaces in Egypt.All the building that were built thousands of years ago,still stand tall today.


In 1799 a Hieroglyphics stone called the Rosetta stone was discovered.They used it to find out how to work out sounds.It was a decree carved by the priest to remember the crowning of a King and copied it underneth. It had 3 types of translations so they could easily find out the secret launage and read more.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Spartans


The Spartans lived in a town in the Ancient Greece.They were well known because of their honesty,courage and,their loving freedom.



Boys at the age 7 were taken away from their parents,because they were going to be trained for war.They left their hair to go long but when they grew up they ended up being policemen and soldiers.

The Spartans fought all the time,for them self or for the other city that would pay them.The field and city’s were done by some men and women that got captured by people called Helots.

Women in Sparta were very tough. As they liked to fest and celebrate when their son have died, in a brave and courage's way.But when their son came home and they have been defeated in their battle they ended up killing them.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Year 5 and 6 School Camp

Yes the time finally arrived. It’s camp week! I was packed and ready waiting for us to start our activities.

The first place we went to was Swimarama.As we entered the pools I was excited because,we could go on the hydro-slide when it was our turn on and we could also have a swim.I got to go on the hydro slide I was excited but I had goose bumps.We all waited patiently in a line.Like the water going down the water slide I went really fast slipping and sliding with the water splashing into my face.

Now we got to see our tents.We saw all the tents.It was a little tent city.We started to move our bags and squeeze them into our temporary camp homes.But the wall's of my temporary house seemed to be flimsy.I wasn't quite sure if I wanted to sleep in the tent because when it rained I properly would get wet.


I was am a little tired but I was ready for the day.We had 3 activities that we were going to do.The activities were Kayaking,Cooking and Orienteering.

My favorite activate was Kayaking.It was fun except a little hard paddling it.Their were 2 types of Kayaks one was a single and the other was a double so two people can go on at the same time. At first I went in a single.I found it quite easy.But when I went in a double it was kind of difficult.I fell over once though.

One of my other favorite activate was Orienteering.I was a cool experience with using the Compass.Although I found out that you had to do it accurately and don’t rush at doing it.The aim of the game was that we had to us the compass and we turn it to what it tell us to turn it on and once it showed us where to go we and to follow it.


I felt a bit tired after doing Kayaking and Orienting properly because,I didn’t have a really good sleep.But we did have one more actives on our agenda.The actives was cooking with Miss Flavel and Miss Mitchel.

Yum for cooking we were going to make afghans.We followed the recipe though.It was fun mixing all of the ingredients toghter. Just like other biscuits we put them in the oven and waited, for them to cook.It took about 15-20 minutes.

Camp was a cool experience.Being able to sleep in tents,kayaking,Swimerama,Cooking and playing a game called Squash.I had a lot of fun.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The Sad Japan Earthquake


http://tvnz.co.nz/world-news/japan-quake-another-chernobyl-unlikely-4061904
An extreme force of nature,hit the coast of Japan over the weekend.The people in Japan were all in terror.With no warning an Earthquake and a tsunami had hit them.It was a magnite 8.9 quake,a double disaster from the Earthquake in Christchurch.


It was a terrifying sight for everyone in the area of the Earthquake.They have been through alot of Earthquakes so some of the building's were made,for them to still stay standing during the Earthquakes.It was just of the coast of Japan not to close to Tokyo.The Earthquake caused thousands of people to evacuate from the place.


The tsunami was another force of nature.It was about 30 feet tall and about 10 meters.It was as tall as a wall of water.Sweeping everything in its way out to sea.Everything got scatted like toys.All most the whole coast of Japan was engulfed by water.

A lot of people in Tokyo deiced to depart to another place,because what had occurred to the people off the coast of Japan.some of the people in Tokyo were terrorized.

The Sad Japan Earthquake

An extreme force of nature,hit the coast of Japan over the weekend.The people in Japan were all in terror.With no warning an Earthquake and a tsunami had hit them.It was a magnite 8.9 quake,a double disaster from the Earthquake in Christchurch.

It was a terrifying sight for everyone in the area of the Earthquake.They have been through alot of Earthquakes so some of the building's were made,for them to still stay standing during the Earthquakes.It was just of the coast of Japan not to close to Tokyo.The Earthquake caused thousands of people to evacuate from the place.


The tsunami was another force of nature.It was about 30 feet tall and about 10 meters.It was as tall as a wall of water.Sweeping everything in its way out to sea.Everything got scatted like toys.All most the whole coast of Japan was engulfed by water.

A lot of people in Tokyo deiced to depart to another place,because what had occurred to the people off the coast of Japan.some of the people in Tokyo were terrorized.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Playing Cricket

Yes I always wanted to learn how to play cricket with a pro cricket player. The people we will be training with are Hammit,Robert and Chris from the Auckland Cricket team.The one thing I wondered though was if I would be good at it.

We were all siting down listening attentively to Hammit as he was telling us how to do the front foot shot. The first instruction was that we had to get into groups of four, and go to the where the wickets.After we did that we had to hit the tennis ball in the middle of the 2 cones. I manged to hit the ball a little a meter a away from where I hit it,but I didn’t manage to hit it between the cones.

After we learn the front foot drive we manged to play a little game of cricket when you had to hit the ball and touch as much wickets as you can.As we got on the last player of the team it started to become a close score but they just passed out score. It a fun game.The score was very close.I had a lot of fun.

Friday, March 4, 2011

My Dad's Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD!!! I said to him.” Thank you” he replied.It was an ordinary day because I still had to go to school,but I knew we were going to have a surprise for him after school.One out anyway he could relax.

After school we ended up having a special dinner. After a little while we were ready to have desert.For desert we were lucky because we got to have some chocolate mud cake.

The dinner was nice but I think one of the best thing was seeing my Dads smile.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Christchurch Earthquake



http://www.3news.co.nz/Home/tabid/1125/articleID/199311/Default.aspx#41


The 22nd of February was a devastating day,for the people in Christchurch.As an earthquake had struck once again destroying everything in it’s path.It was was one of New Zealand’s Darkest Day’s.



As it was a devastating sight for almost every one, as building’s collapsed with people trapped under falling rubble and derbies.It was a sense of devastation and chaos.Some building’s collapsed right to the ground and some got destroyed in places.


People were traumatic,frighted and also worried about people in there family's if they were still alive.Some people that got rescued were badly injured. It was heart breaking to see all of the people badly injured.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Seed


We read a story called the Seed.It was about 2 cockroach groups called the Chafes and the scarabs.One day a seed dropped right in the middle of there territory. They both tried pulling it to there side at the same time but none of them manged to pull it over there side. So the captions of each team dicied to have a war just of the seed. It took years just to get ready making armor and prepping our weapons.But as they got in there places for battle they found out that they seed wasn't a seed any more it is now a tree growing plums.The branches were going on each sides so they could share the plums.
The End