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.

Friday, 31 March 2017

Tom Trueheart

             Tom Trueheart

It wasn’t always like this until Trolls from the dark came sent from the leader of the dark, Ezmar. They destroyed our house looking for our father's sword. Taking my 6 brothers and their princess brides. I just made it out now it is time for me to stop the darkness and save my brothers. But there’s only one problem I’m the size of a thumb. But with my father’s sword of light I know that I can do it.

It’s mid Winter and I only got a bark shield and a coat made of chicken feathers. The darkness is infecting animals and plants. My sword of light can restore the good in them. But the darkness doesn’t just infect animals and plants it also can infect people like me. If that happens then the darkness will go into the sword and all is lost for the forest.

The only way to stop the darkness is if I go on to the highest mountain in the forest. But it is where Ezmar’s castle is.On the way there will infected plants, animals and tr-tr-trolls I said in fear. It is going to be quite an adventure. I had to go back to the ruins of my house.  But there looking in the bits of the house was three trolls. They had collars on that said Big, Buff and Brainless. I thought to myself wow this will be easier than I thought. I thought again can I turn things good that was first bad?

I thought of my older brother Stan he was the smart brother. “Remember Tom trolls are big and tough all you have to do is to look and be like a troll” said  Stan in my head. But how can I be a troll I look around I saw long sticks and leafs. I wonder what I could do with them. I thought of the twins Chip and Chop. Chop used sticks as stilts and pretended he was tall. Chip loved fashion he would get leafs and make coats out of them.
I got the sticks and stitched leafs on it with some string I had in my pocket. I made it stink with some mud that possums play in. I got on the sticks I remembered what Chop tort me. I walked over wobbling like jelly this was hard. I got over and said nervously “ummm Big, Buff and Brainless it’s ummm your break time I will fill in”. They look at me at me I was sweating like it was summer. Then they smelt me I could see warts all over their faces. “OK we go now” they said and their breath was horrible.  They walked away the flowers beside them died and turned into crisp.

I jumped over on the ruins of the house something was hurting my back it was the sword. It was glowing I walked around the sword shone a light under the broken part of the roof. It was a map of Ezmar’s castle the trolls must of dropped it. Under it was a telescoop I look through it and saw and infected squirrel coming.

I ran it was chasing me but then a leaf fell on my head. I fell over I turned around the squirrel was coming closer.  I got my sword out it started to glow in the squirrels eye’s. It walked back then a light from the sky pick up the squirrel. The squirrel started to spin then POP he was put back down but this time the squirrel was good. I heard a scream from Ezmar’s castle part of the forest was normal again. If I turn things good Ezmar gets weaker and weaker.

The squirrel started to talk to me.  “Your father was a friend of mine the sword can help you talk to animals I will help.” said the squirrel “OK but what’s your name”? “Sam” said the squirrel “to the tree’s” I said heroically. I could fell the snow falling on my head I licked a snowflake it was freezing. The Sam stopped I look up oh no it was acorns they were falling everywhere.  “I know why” said the Sam “The trees are infected with darkness.

The trees started to shake the Sam said “we have to get to the top”. We started to go up and up. “Ahhh is this a bad time to mention I’m afraid of heights” I said shivering. The darkness was coming the Sam jumped. “Go to my friend Barry he can dig you down to the roots of the tree” said Sam. He threw me off down a hole I looked up Sam was gone.

I ran over to a sign WARNING BARRY’S BORROW COME IN AT RISK OF YOUR LIFE!!! ): I walked closer there was a big scary shadow. I walked back slowly and out came a… cute little bunny.  “How’s there?” said the bunny “Hello my name is Tom is Barry here?” I ask  “Sam the squirrel told me that you can help”  “ what do you need help with?” said the bunny. “My 6 brothers and their princess wife have been kidnaped please help I got my father's sword.” I told him “Ok I  will help you now where do we go.” he ask “Dig down to the roots of the tree’s”. I order “hop on let’s go.” he said and we were off.

We digged down and then we made it to the roots of the tree’s. “Go Barry go right to the end and don’t stop. I will shoot the roots then the trees won’t be evil any more.” I said Barry started to run I held my sword up. But the roots started to grown they were trying to block us in. “think of what makes you happy it will make the sword more powerful.” said Barry I thought of my family my house and the forest. Then swoosh a yellow light came from the sword it blasted the tree roots. We went outside and all the trees were normal. But it wasn’t over flowers were getting infected.

They were going for me Barry and I started to run. I fell over I got back up the flower got something and through it at me. “Noooo” yelled Barry he jumped in front of me.  The dark infected his body “go to the big oak tree” said Barry. The darkness infected his whole body he wasn’t a cute bunny any more. He was a dark monster with sharp teeth and red eye’s. I heard a laugh from Ezmar’s castle she was getting stronger.

I hurried to the big oak tree there was something carved in the tree. It looked just like my sword. I placed my sword in the tree then I heard something from the top of the tree. I was a gizmo making bird sounds down came a beautiful eagle “Hi” said a deep voice “I’m Eddy”. “Hello I’m Tom can you help me safe my brothers from Ezmar. “I’m sorry but I’m looking for the man who called me here. Do you know him”. Said Eddy “yes I said because I am him” I said. “Let me see the sword” he ask “ok” I said. I held it up Eddy’s eye stared at it “hop on” I hop on Eddy’s back and we were heading for Ezmar’s castle.

We were flying I could feel the wind in my face. We land on the roof I could see my brothers and their brides. Through a window they were locked in a cage. There was a troll snoring on a chair behind them. I put down some rope and climbed down. I ran in “guy’s guy’s” I said “Tom”! They all yelled. “Don’t worry I’m here to help” I said I pick the lock with a stick.

They all hugged me “Let’s get out of here.” I said but my rope was gone. We turned around and there was a dark shadow in front of us. It was Ezmar “Hello you just got here why leave now” she said with a grin. She saw something in my bag. “What’s this” she grabbed the sword. Left the room laughing the troll asleep woke up. “Do I put them in the dungeon?” ask the troll. “No we will put them in the cage of doom!” said Ezmar.

I were in the middle of the castle Ezmar was in her thorn. The sword was
right beside us I slid through the cage. I grabbed my sword “Ezmar” I yelled. She turned around and shot something dark at me. I held the sword up I blocked it. I thought of my family a light lifted me up and through the door came lots of animal. I went down and blasted Ezmar she vanished the forest was good again.

My brothers and their wives came up to me. They said that I Tom Trueheart was now the King of the forest of light. All the animals surrounded gave me a crown they screamed.  “Yay Tom the king of the forest of light” I smile.

Mice For Sale

WALT: Find proof in the text.

Friday, 24 March 2017

Maths DLO


This week I learnt about using a number line and compensation to solve equations.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Arctic Circle

WALT :create an internal monologue for the main character.

“Screch screch”! I welled this tree for years. Day after day and all I get is one little apple. “Screch screch” aahh an apple crunch crunch! Delicious can’t believe all day for one crunchy apple. That was hard work I wish I could get more apples.Well back to work hhmm… what is that in the snow. I walk closer and closer it’s a box. Could this be a box of food I have been asking for. I touched it “Ouch”! It shocked me I touch it again zzzzzzzzzzz.

Aaaahhhh my hands and arms are orange and sparking I leaning back on the tree. Then big red apples grew on the tree I picked one CRUNCH !!
Yummy thank you box it try to go to Tim’s house. What I never said you could leave come back here. Stop come back with me why wastes your magic with Tim come and grow my apple tree.

The box rolled away come back if you're not coming back i’m going to take you back. Got you I jumped on the box now give me all the power.  POP hmmm the box is gone any way time to give all the food I want.

Aaahhhh my foot is a box got to get home quick. AAAHHHHH my other foot it’s a box Poof the lower part of body is a box. Tim Tim help I will make your tree grow big red apples please help. Nooooooo POP I was now a box, but I could still see. Tim walked out he looked around then he walked to his tree and was trying to grow apples.  

Dragon Fruit

WALT find specific evidence in the text.

Thursday, 16 March 2017

The Ruin

The Ruin

It was a peaceful day in Narnian city. I was looking for answers, why did Haven Nanotech make me?  Why was the city was like this? Who made the city like this? I was on the 87th floor of Haven Nanotech and I saw a metal crate marked Facility B, that must have some answers, so I pushed it out of the window. I ran down and kicked it open and in there  was information about me. What’s that I heard a sound I heard it again something was watching me. I ran fast in fear of what they would do to me.

I slid down a wall and hopped on my motorbike. Work, work I was saying in my head and then I was off. I could hear the crinkling sound of the dry grass in my wheels. I heard beeping then the machine shot out little machines then they started to shoot things at me. At the side of my motorbike I grabbed a stick bomb and threw it at the side of a car. It went off but it didn’t break them I was in shame.

I had to lose them so I drove into a tunnel but they had lights. Then I saw something AAAHHH! I just dodged a car, there were lots of them. The little machines where doing something then they scanned the tunnel. After one of their circle bottons went purple. Then zap a purple laser came at me. Again zap the other one did the same thing. But then I saw a light and I had a plan. So at the end of the tunnel I put the last of my bombs on the ceiling it felt exciting. Then it went off, the thrill of it made me just feel safe. But it wasn’t over yet.

As the gyrocopter came back to get me. I took a big risk and it felt great. I stabbed the machine it was challenging I felt scared but I think I did it. I blacked out not knowing if it was killed. After I felt amazing and worried if they might try to get me again. I walked away feeling like a champion.      

Something Fishy

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WALT: Use correct punctuation
Something Fishy

I was in the laundromat reading my novel about  fish. As I flipped the page a blue glowing light shone in my eyes. There I saw a sock swimming like a fish. I looked around no one was there I walked up to the washing machine. I pulled it and it opened I put my hand in it. It felt wet, I felt it again it was water it stayed in its form. I wanted to see more so I took a big breath and jumped in.

The inside looked like the ocean there was a sock fish, shirt jellyfish and beany turtles. The water was a bit soapy but don’t think it bothered them. I swam to the coin coral there were schools of fish swimming gracefully.The fish are all different colours red, orange, pink, green but I like the blue best. Then I saw the fish that lead me in here I followed it. I caught it but it got away I didn’t see it coming out of the shadows it was a Jean Shark!!!!

I froze in fear the shark's teeth were as sharp as knifes. I swam away afraid of the creature. I quickly went into the coin coral. It was coming in fast I hid behind a coral. I saw a hole of light it must be the way out, I swam. The shark was behind me then… PLOP! I was back in the laundromat I turned around the big shark was now normal jeans, or was it I was about to touch it. When a deep voice say “I think those are mine” I looked at him, it was a shark with a shirt on I gasped.

The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch

This week we have been reading The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch.Hope you enjoy the information.

Pangarau DLO


This is my DLO about learning 10 ones make 1 ten and 10 tens make 1 hundred can help us solve problems.
Hope you enjoy please tell things I did wrong and things I did right I would like to know for my future post.

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Te Reo Maori 2017

Kia ora whanau
This is my collection of whakatauki and what they mean.
I hope you enjoy reading I will be adding a new slide every week.
I like the messages in the slide in Maori and English.
If you want to know more please comment.

Monday, 6 March 2017

Nau mai, haere mai ki tēnei taonga

Welcome to your very own blog for learning. We look forward to seeing you share your learning with your teachers, your school, your family and friends anywhere.