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.

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.