Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Week 1 Summer Learning Journey: Waka Ana

I think it would be fun but I just don't think I'm good enough to do this. Maybe in the future I would grow more to this sport. But for now I want to learn more about waka racing. So I know if I want to do I know what to do.

Week 1 Summer Learning Journey: Setting Sail

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Poha to Kirihou

This term we have been learning about how food preservation has changed since the early days. I have learnt how that we have damaged the environment killing sea animals when we throw our plastic in the ocean we need to work on not using plastic. We made wax wraps in class and they are better to use than plastic.

Monday, 16 October 2017

100 Word Challenge week 1 term 4

Social Experience at local park.

At Blossom Meadows a social experience was held. Davy Grey a local T.V host did a social experience. What would you do if you saw legs coming out from the pond. Would you be a person that helps, or will you walk away and say you didn’t see anything?  The first person was Nancy Baker who worked at the town bakery, she walked past and noticed something in the water. She screamed and before she could ring the police Davy and his crew stopped her. “I was so frighted it’s such a nice town what could've happened?” said Nancy.

Friday, 22 September 2017

The Piano

WALT:write a descriptive piece of writing from the old man's point of view as he recalls his memories.

The Piano

Good bye said my wife sweetly as I looked into her kind eyes. I watch her as she closes her eyes for the last time. A month past since my wife’s funeral I play her piano, everyday I play her favorite song. I remember her she was a kind hearted person. She would always help those in need. I remember the war she waited for me to come back I was never there for her. I could never help, I could never do things right and that got my best friend killed.

I play the piano more and I feel like she is right here next to me. I can see her dancing around the room as I play the piano. She sits and holds my hands I tell I miss her and that I’m alone without her. She starts playing the piano with me “I’m sorry” I say. “I was never there for you and now you're gone” I say. “It wasn’t your fault it was no one’s fault” she said. She hugs me I look at her as she slowly disappears.

I carry on playing the more I play the more I remember, the war. I fought for my country and in return my best friend Brandon got killed. I didn’t follow orders I went the other way Brandon took a shot for me. I was supposed to die not him I never forgave myself after that day.

I was about to stop playing the piano when I see my son George on his 7th birthday he always wanted a horse to ride.  I see him running around the room sadly George died with a heart disease at the age 27. He stops running then under the piano came Gabe George’s son. “It’s ok grandpa” he said “I miss dad and grandma too”.  “You were always a smart kid” I said he giggled. He started playing the piano with me and from then I would start teaching kids how to play piano. Gabe is my first student I know life will be hard without my wife and George but life moves on.        

Te Ngahere

              Wal about te ngahere, the rakau, the kararehe, the manu and the risks to the forest.

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Sierre Leone Mudslide

Week #45

World Events for your writing
I’m sure you won’t have missed the events in Barcelona, Spain this week or the devastation caused by the mudslide in Sierre Leone and the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. The prompt this week uses the emotions that the media has shown us.

Latest prompt
As I said at the top of this page, the events around the world this week:

… as it came rushing towards us we…
Sierre Leone Mudslide
“Rumble, rumble!!!” I woke up. I couldn’t sleep, my house kept shaking. I went outside to see what was shaking my house. I looked up at a tall mountain, there was a mudslide coming towards us. I tried warning people but they all said I was crazy. I ran back to the mountain with some sticks to try and block it off but it was too late. I closed my eyes as it came rushing towards me, when my best friend Selma pushed me. Selma got stuck in the mud I dived in I couldn’t find her she was gone.

Friday, 18 August 2017

100 word writing challenge #44

Seamore the Seal

I am Seamore the seal, I was swimming peacefully when these humans invaded. I had an brilliant idea, I’d hide behind a huge rock. The humans walked passed I whacked them with my tail. They fell, they all started to fall over each other. I rolled to the shore, I watched quietly as they fell. I laughed uncontrollably. They looked at me, they must have thought I was dying, they ran away. I kept laughing and went back into the ocean. I told everyone about it, we all laughed. Those humans will never come here again we all hoped.

The Magician

The Magician

I open my eyes and think, who did this to me? why am I here? did I do something wrong? I look up slowly at this huge building I had a feeling that I was here once before. I have a flashback to my childhood this was the orphanage that I grew up in. I remembered more the only reason I went in the orphanage was because my family home burnt down. It only burnt down because of me! My mother told me not to use the oven. I escape I but I never saw my little sister or mother again. I put my head in my hands, a single tear came from my eye. I get up and sadly walked and open the dark oak door and saw, a picture of me as a kid. I turned around “Slam” the door loudly shut, I run up to it I pull and pull but the door was locked. I look at the stairs, with a thought, who locked me in here? I need to get out. I cautiously went up the stairs. I see my childhood self running down the stairs, I watch him, he went through some boxes. I remember there was a back door to the yard. I quickly went down the stairs, and I moved the boxes. In the boxes I saw rusty old trophies, dusty art and board games I liked chest the best. I liked learning new strategies to win the game. I finally moved all the boxes and found the back door. I open the door, with a fancy golden knob, and carefully crept out the garden.  There was a rusty fence, with a little brown gate, I walk towards it. There was a creepy voice calls me back to the building. I have a feeling like there more in the orphanage, that meant to be me, but why? I kept going up the stairs then I saw my little old bed. On my bed there was a little teddy bear with a nametag that said Mr J. Stuffington. I loved he as a kid he was my favorite toy. I was heading to go up more when a gust of wind came out of nowhere. I look out through the window there was a tornado of wind it was huge. I could was it it couldn’t be… my mother and sister? I run down the stairs to the back door. I got to the front of the orphanage but I  kept getting pushed back the winds was very strong. I kept running and running towards it but the wind pushed me back into a puddle. My clothes were soaked I looked up the tornado of wind kept getting bigger and bigger. I saw books and leaves everywhere on the ground I noticed an umbrella I had an ideal. I grabbed the umbrella and climb up the ladder beside the orphanage then I made it to the top of the orphanage. I jumped the wind blew into the inside of my umbrella pushing me up. I was up above the tornado I didn’t notice it before but there was a person at bottom of the tornado. In the stranger's hand I saw a stick it looked like the stranger was controlling the tornado. I was above my mother and sister but I didn’t think about how to get them down. I let go of the umbrella I fell right through I was right beside the stranger and tackled him. The tornado stopped everything fell including my mother and sister. I grabbed his stick and pointed it at my mother and sister they gracefully glided down, they looked as light as a feather. I looked at the stranger as he got he looked like me? He spoke
“I am no stranger I am the magician or what you call me your conscience”. Really I thought
“I will bring you back to your world” he said.
“I have one question why did you bring me here” I said.
“I brought you here so that you know that it wasn’t your fault that your house burn down, nothing was your fault and that you should have no regret. I said
“When you go back you will not remember this every happened and you mother and sister will be with you” he said

He grabbed his stick and started floated he zapped us and we were back. Now I can live a happy life with my family once again and will not have any regret.

Friday, 11 August 2017

Whale Fantasia

Whale Fantasia

I loved exploring I could never keep still. I am now swimming in the Pacific Ocean I felt like a fish. With my two friends Erin and Mandy we explore the unknown. We went in and out of caves swimming past schools of fish. We gracefully glide through the water under all the waves. They looked like white clouds getting pushed by the wind. I twist and turn as the sun shone brightly through the water. I felt as if I was in a dream. I swim above coral and sand I felt like I was flying. I touched some sea weed it was as slimy as a slug.

As we ventured deeper and deeper into the unknown, the light of the sun is becoming dim. Their was outstanding fish in all different colours. I guess they can see just fine in the dark parts of the ocean. We all swam up to see the light of day when we all saw something big swim past. We all started swimming to it. We were right behind it when all of a sudden it stopped. We all swam in front of it and then out of nowhere two other whales came.

They were a family it was an amazing site. The whales looked so majestic we touched their skin it felt as hard as concrete. One of the whales did a twirl with it’s stomach up. We could see all the barnacles stuck to it, they looked dull and bumpy. The barnacles looked like sand with rocks in it.

All of us twist and twirled as the whales made boisterous noises. They swam down deeper into the ocean they got smaller as they swam away . Now I can tell the tale about how I swam with whale. There was still lots and lots of ocean to explore. But we all guessed that our adventure was over. We swam to the surface it was late afternoon. We told everyone about our adventure and I will always remember the time I swam with whales.            

Friday, 4 August 2017

The Ridge

The Ridge
As I rowed my canoe across the ocean look at the sea lions swimming I look at the ridge. I arrived at land I took a big gulp because today I am going to ride up the ridge. I got my mountain bike and I was off I was shaking, because there was a chance that I would come back down. There was rocks and tight turns but that was OK because I love the challenge. I kept riding until I got to a stream so I jump it and risk getting hurt or go around the long way. I took a big risk but I made I could see other little streams I knew I could do them as well. As I road up the mountain it kept getting steamer and steamer.   Till the point go that I couldn’t ride my bike anymore so I started to run. I was hard with the weight of my bike but I kept going. I made it to a flat part of the mountain I was feeling peckish. So I grabbed some food and water from my bag and then I went up more. I made to the top and looked down I was above all the cloud. I took a big gulp and went down. It was bumpy but fun it was hard to keep my balance. I arrived but to the beach but there was a fence in my way. If I can ride up that mountain I can get over this fence. I pressed my front wheel to the fence I did a front flip. I layed down on the beach I watched the sun go down. Now I can tell people about my amazing adventure.

This is writing from last week it was about a man named Danny Macaskill riding up the isle of skye.

Kayak Jingles

Kayak JinglesImage result for studio microphone

A jingle is a catchy phrase or slogan, often set to a fun tune, that is often used to advertise a certain product or service. You can hear jingles on TV or radio commercials. Jingles are usually short and very memorable. - St Pierre’s Sushi

Writing your own Jingle

You are going to write a jingle advertising Kayak Lessons for kids in Tamaki. You will need to use all the information you learned from the readings about kayaking, and about kids learning to kayak.

STEP #1: Write down all the words you can think of that relate to kayaking, and might be used in your jingle.
Words that describe kayaking
Fun, sporty, cool, exciting,awesome amazing,

STEP #2: Look at your word list and determine which words rhyme.
Rhyming words 1
Rhyming words 2
Rhyming words 3
Rhyming words 4
Fun, sun

STEP #3: Begin writing short sentences. Be sure to include words from your list in step #2 and use the Rhyming words from Step #3.

Line 1
Kayaking kayaking it's so fun kayaking kayaking under the sun .
Line 2
Kayaking kayaking is a fun sport  kayaking kayaking you can do all sorts.
Line 3
Kayaking kayaking you can bring your family, Kayaking kayaking they all be happy.

Step #4 Record using and share your jingle using Online voice recorder
  • Share it on your blog with a paragraph about what you are advertising
  • Save the recording to your chromebook
  • Upload the recording from your ‘.files’ to your Drive
  • Change the sharing settings of the recording from your drive to “Anyone with the link”
  • Open the recording in a new window
  • Select “Copy embed code”

Step #5 Share on your blog

  • Paste the embedded code into the HTML section of your blog.
  • Share your post with a task description and a walt.

Thursday, 3 August 2017

But Then The Flash Made Me…

But Then The Flash Made Me…

I’ve been working on this invention for weeks and I’ve cracked it. I Barry Oaklyn has almost made a connection with aliens. With my machine the Best Alien Locater Device or B.A.L.D for short. I can connect with aliens I turned it on. I looked in the night sky the aliens were coming but they were coming in too fast. They crashed I looked around in the shuttle.  There was a flash of light I walked closer to it. But then the flash made me one of them!
“Ahhhh”! I woke up it was all a dream.

This week for writing we did the 100 word challenge and in our piece of writing we had to only 100 word
no more no less. Hope you like my story and if I made any mistakes please comment and I could do better
in my other story's.

Monday, 31 July 2017

Creating your own kayak

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WALT: make connection with what we already know with what we read

I have chosen Black Slalom C1 kayak with a black base and a white outline. I have chosen to place 4 white stars at the front  and three white stars at the back.
I think my kayak would be brought by a parent wanting to get their kid in kayaking. It’s simple but I think that the people would like the stars.

Friday, 28 July 2017



I have learnt the names of fractions and what they look like. It took me a while to find shapes that the fractions be even on.

Flow Diagram Life Jackets

For reading I have been learning about life jackets and sailing here is a diagram of how much life jackets have change over the years. It was really fun to learn about life jacket I can't believe how much they have changed.

Monday, 3 July 2017


WALT be cybersmart using a game called Interland. In this game there are 4 different cyber worlds each focussing on a different part of cyber smart. The green mountain which is the one we started with is about being kind and caring. I got to the top of this mountain and scored 235 see my screenshot below.
Then I decided to have a go at the Mindful Mountain which is about who you share your personal information with.

I enjoyed learning about cyber smart by using this game.


Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Measuring length

WALT estimate and measure to the nearest centimetre
In this slide I learnt how to measure things differently by that I mean I measured it without a ruler.

Friday, 16 June 2017



WALT  about the harvesting of paua.

first we had to watch a video about paua then we had to make a choice between doing a thinglink or google slide.
Hope you like my thinklink I worked hard on it
hope you enjoy.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

The Skeletal System

WAL about the skeletal system
I had to get information about the skeletal system
I also watched lots of videos to get more information about the skeletal system


WAL about Rongoa 
I had to get information about Rongoa
I watched a video on a thinglink to get this information

Tuesday, 13 June 2017



WAL about the heart
I had to get information about the heart
I also watch videos about the heart to get more information.

The Respiratory System


WAL about the respiratory system
I had to get information about the respiratory system 
I had to also watch videos to get more information for this slide show.

The Digestive System

WAL about the digestive system.
In this slide show I had to get information about the digestive system.
I also watched videos about the digestive system to get more information for this slide.

The Nervous system

WAL: about the nervous system.
In this slide show we had to get information about the nervous system.
I also watched some videos to get more information for this slide show.

Thursday, 8 June 2017



WAL: about how to gather and prepare tuna.
WAL: about the impact of water quality on the habitat of the tuna.
this slide show is about tuna and their habitat it also talks about the polluted water that the tuna is living in.

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Matariki design

WALT: use information to create a new invention.

Matariki around the world.

WAL: about how Matariki is celebrated around the world.

I learnt the different how other people celebrate Matariki around the world. I like the different names that other cultures call Matariki.

Thursday, 1 June 2017



WAL about pōhā and how to make them.


WAL about mokihi and how they are made.
We went onto a matariki thinglink and watched a video on mokihi.
Next we got a choice on creating a thinglink or a google slide show to share out learning my favourite fact was where you can find roupo.

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

The Answer is...


WALT:solve multiplication problems.
This slide is about working out the answers to the question.
The slide I like the most is slide 5 because I like doing Sudoku. 

This week my number is? week 5


WALT:solve multiplication problems.
This slide is about making up a number in the hundreds then doing different questions with that number.
The slide I like the most is slide 5 because of the numbers more and less.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Titanium slow writing

WALT:use a technique to carefully craft our writing.


If wasn’t so gullible, if I was normal, if I had never walked down the corridor then things would've gone right. I’m scared, worried, terrified I was a fool to think this time would be different. A piece of a wall slowly crumbled as a tower of tables collapsed. I looked at the walls as I walked down the broken school I notice a door quickly shut. I carefully walked out the door  passing a police car I jump on a bike. I hurry down the street. I nervously sweat, as I scrunch my face putting it in my hands. I arrived  home but then…  

This story will be continued...


   WALT: Refresh our memories with a website called Thinglink.

Greece ancient civilization

WALT: Refresh our memories with a website called Thinglink.

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Kidney Dissection

WALT Examine a real organ from a mammal.
this week in class we are learning about the kidney so in class we got lamb.


  WAL about the kidneys
In class we are learning about the human body and the subject this week is the kidney.

Friday, 5 May 2017


WALT write a narrative through the eyes of one of the crew, or robots.


It was a cold winter's morning not far off the coast of Somalia. I was in my container waiting to get to the loading dock when I heard a “bang”. I could hear heavy boots hitting the vessel there was screaming. I heard laughing and whimpering “Oh no a pirate ate my soup my beautiful soup!’ yelled a chef, I fell over. The vessel turned around we were going the wrong way. I knew something wasn’t right pirates must have taken over the vessel. “Click click” I  could hear someone trying to unlock my shiny white container  it opened.  I went up through the roof hole in the container “Where’s all the stuff?” yelled a confused pirate.

I jumped behind him and when he turned around he ran away in fear.  All the other robots emerged from their containers and ran after the pirates. I was going right up to the top. I saw the other robots pushing the greasy haired pirates. Robot 626 pushed  a smelly pirate overboard into the freezing water, robot 626 laughed and laughed. I toss 626 a floaty ring to throw at the pirate. At least he got a bath said 626. I continued going up I looked down at the vessel and saw the pirates bowing to the robots.

I got up to the captain's room the real captain and the crew were tied up. There was 3 tuna smelling pirates in the captain’s room. I pulled the first pirate and through him against the white metal wall. I grabbed the second pirate and through on the first pirate. Then I slowly creeped up to the pirates captain and taped on his shoulder. He looked at me with a nervous face he had sweat dripping down from his head. I pointed outside when the pirate saw his crew all down on their knees he was shocked. All the robots were cheering.

I headbutted the pirate and he collapsed I freed the captain and his crew. Then we got all the pirate and tied them up. I gave the captain’s things back too and a  steaming cup of coffee. He smiled gladly and all the robots went back into the shiny containers. “What you saw today stays on this boat” said the captain with a serious voice.


In class we are learning about the body and we all had to make a person and label some of the body parts in maori.


About an Inventor

             WALT: gather information and put it in our own words.  

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

The Roro

                                                       WAL: about how a brain works.
       In class we are learning about the brain here are some interesting facts about the brain.

Thursday, 13 April 2017

My Shirt Machine Invention

WALT use animation to help us design a machine.
We were asked to design a shirt machine and a shirt using the ideas from the animation. The shirt machine was created using a collection of different items from all over the place. We had to label where the parts came from on our machine.


Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Beyond The Lines.

 WALT: write a narrative through the eyes of one of the children or one of the soldiers.


I was in the PA2 vessel it like the size two elephants. The beds were damp and there were cobwebs  everywhere. I was alone on a cold bed preparing for the battle. We were making a plan to save our land we gathered outside. I was the chief we made a huddle to keep ourselves warm. We started to give pep talks to ourselves. Saying why we are here and what we were fighting for we were all scared. We arrived at the turkey battle field the ramp went down.

We ran down I heard the boots sloshing in the mud. I was frightened of what would happen to my friends and to myself. I rushed to get cover I saw my friends getting shot others slipping on the mud getting stuck in the   barbed wire killing themself. There was bloody water on the ground bombs falling from the sky. I took cover I could hear gunshots.  I saw my friend David lying on the  sand with a gunshot wound in his leg he pointed behind me. I turned around and then…  boom a bomb fell
right beside me knocking me onto the sand. Everything went silent I felt broken I blacked out.

“Wow” said Timmy my grandson “scary” said Coby my younger grandson holding onto me. “Please don’t go back there” said Timmy “yeah grandpa that sounds scary.” said Coby “don’t worry the war is over and we won.”I said the both of them squeezing me tight. “Those are letters that I sent to grandma when I was in the army, I wanted her to know that I was OK” I told them.

Monday, 3 April 2017

Mystery Word Quiz Survivor

WALT:Identify the author's purpose show understanding of a characters' feelings and point of view understand new vocab by getting a sense of what the page is about.

Text Detective Survivor.

WALT: inference, retell & summarise.

TEXT: Survivor, by Robin Nathan

  1. Who’s view is the story written from?
    • The cockroach
  2. Write one sentence here as evidence for your answer.
    • I knew it was going to be a bad day  when the lady took one look at me and screamed, So I’m a cockroach.
  3. Write three feelings this cockroach has.
    • Fear
    • Happy
    • Surprised
  4. What does it mean to have “friends in high places?”
    • Friends that live up high
  5. How fast can a cockroach run?
    • 300 kilometers per hour.
  6. What does the cockroach think about the world?
    • Cockroach thinks of the world as a big and beautiful place.
  7. What does the cockroach think about humans?
  8. Why does the cockroach say, “Never let the sun go down on an argument. Sort it out so you can start the next day afresh?”
    • Never end the day fighting make up and you can started new.
  9. Why do you think the lady searched on the computer about cockroaches?
    • I think she searched up cockroaches to see if they would harm her.
  10. Has the author convinced you that cockroaches are good? Why or why not?
    • No the author did not convince me. Because the boo said they can have about forty kids, and that they can run 300 kilometers per hour. I do not want cockroaches running all over me.