Thursday, 26 November 2015

Hypothermia Reading Activite

WALT make inferences
Here is my word map about hypothermia.

Animals Should Not Be Kept In Zoos.

WALT make a claim that is supported by details, reasons and explanations. 

I strongly believe animals should not be kept in zoos.
Animals live a happier life in the wild and they need big environments.
We do not have any rights to breed and capture other animals even if they are endangered. Animals are a living thing just like us, we don't need them kept in separate places away from their family. Animals should be kept in the wild so they have more space to exercise. Animals are very unhappy if they are stuck all day inside their cages at the zoo.

Animals don't need to be feed by the zookeepers. They need to hunt themselves. Babies need to learn to find food and role model to their kids when they grow up. Animals can feed themselves, like we do. Food is very important for them.
We need to make sure they have the right food.

Why do zookeepers keep animals in cages? Animals should be free into the wild where they belong in their NATURAL habitat. I BELIEVE animals should live with their families out of the zoo. I STRONGLY recommend zookeepers should return animals back in the wild.
Like I said, animals live a happier life in their habitat.

We don't need to see animals entertain, they could do just as many tricks in the wild. If we want real entertainment, visit the sanctuary. A true sanctuary does not buy, sell or breed animals. Instead they take in unwanted, exotic pets or injured animals that can no longer survive in the wild. There are lots of places to see animals. For example, birds, we see them all the time, like, in our backyards. Moving on.

Animals don't like to be in public but some pets do. They like to be in their own space where they have privacy. Some animals get very nervous around you, some show off. But people still need to respect their privacy and not threaten them.

Overall animals should not be kept in zoos for the reasons I have stated above, they need to stay where they are in their natural habitat. I need animals to live a happy life.

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Orana Park Visit

WALT describe the structures of different communities.
I learnt at Orana Park that giraffes have blue tongues for sun protection.
Giraffes are tall so they can reach the branches in the trees.They also live in groups called herds.
Giraffes have thick tongues for eating thorny branches.

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Te Reo Phrases

WALT ask what sport this is and respond appropriately.

He are two phrases I have learnt in Te Reo:
1. He aha tenei hakinakina?
Meaning: What sport is that?
2. He_______(sport) tera.
Meaning: It is. For example: He_hauhoe_tera.

John's Best Friend

WALT write a narrative based on an image 

John's Best Friend

One late and dark night,1955 on Planet Bounce,John woke up and got dressed into his clean lab coat.He simply slipped into his dark brown trousers,while planning to create a big robot.John had no friends so this would be perfect for him.Slowly, he went into his dark dusty basement getting ready to start building.

John could hear the wind twirling around swiftly.He then opened the old and cranky door,got his materials and sorted them out."Where are my tools?"
John wondered."They're not anywhere."
John was sure he had left it in his basement,which he calls HIS LAB.So he went back up to his room to check,then to the kitchen,kitchen to the living room,then finally to the tool room.

Once John had found his TOOLS, he rushed back down to his dusty old basement or should I say HIS LAB to start building."Now where are the light switches?"John asked himself.
Sadly,there were NO switches for the lights.So to solve that problem john used his NEWEST INVENTION! Well Actually,it wasn't his newest invention,it was just a nice lamp bought from the shops.

Finally John had finished building.
"John presents,Mr Vines!"He shouted.
Perfect.He whispered in his head.

John thought,since Mr Vines is his new best friend, it would be great to hang out with him and spend some time with each other.Soon, John left his basement,happily walking to the beautiful Botanic
gardens. Beautiful gold dandelions like shining suns
dotted beside the path,skipping joyfully together, enjoying the daylight, they had a lovely time.
At the end Mr Vines and John ate dinner at the Delighted Dining Restaurant.They were both happy and we're true best friends. 

Friday, 16 October 2015

Term 4 Goals

My maths goal for term 4 is to convert percentages or decimals to fractions, on 
Stage 7.
My reading goal is to make inferences.
My writing goal is to use interesting and detailed ideas in our writing. ( ideas )

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Term 3 Highlights

I have enjoyed term 3 so much.
What I have liked the most was technology.
I have learnt to make many creations. My favourite
was the Kite Lift because we got to choose our groups
and what activite we want to do.
I worked with Alex to make our kite.
This is what the project looks like:

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Chinese Cinderella

WALT indentify the themes in a novel.
WAL about the authors purpose for writing.

Adeline wrote this story to express her feelings.
Adeline's family considered her to be bad luck
because her mum died giving birth to her.
Adeline lived in a house with her aunt, grandmother,
father,big sister and 3 other brothers.
The most interesting part that I've enjoyed is when
Adeline got her very own little chick. She named
it Precious Little Treasure, but her friends told her
she should call it PLT for short.

 I would like to know why her mum died giving birth to her.

How Are Rainbows Formed?

            How  Are  Rainbows  Formed?

   Rainbows happen when sunlight and rain combine 
                      in a very specific way.

The beams of sunlight separate into the colours we see
    in the rainbow as they enter a raindrop. Sunlight is
actually made up of different colours that we don't usually 
    see. When a beam of sunlight comes down to earth,
 the light is white. But if the light beam happens to hit the
   raindrops on the way down at a certain angle, the 
different colours that make up a beam, separate so we can                 
         see them.

As you look into the sky, wavelengths of light associated 
   with a specific colour arrive at your eye. When you look
up to the sky you will also see ROYGBIV known as red,
    orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. A rainbow 
        has seven colours because water droplets in the 
     atmosphere break sunlight into seven colours.
    You can see a rainbow when the sun is located right      
           behind you.

Weather Questions

WALT write Te Reo phrases about weather.
We had to record the answers to these questions.

Monday, 7 September 2015

Why are tornadoes so strong

                   WHY ARE TORNADOES SO STRONG?

Tornadoes are violent, funnel-like storms of strong winds that usually form during thunderstorms.They present danger to anyone nearby.

       As you can see tornadoes are one of the most dangerous
    weather phenomena on earth.Weak tornadic winds can break
branches and shifted roof tiles.The stronger tornadoes can also
   demolish anything in their path including houses,people cars,
   trees,animals and even entire communities.tornadoes are also
 called a twister or a cyclone.Occasionally, tornadoes do other strange things like lifting a 386 ton railway train of its tracks and                
    dropping it from 5 metres.

Tornadoes begin to form in a thunder cloud.Then they stretch down to
   the ground,swirling up dust.From up above the tornadoes
 swish down fast then starts swirling up.Tornadoes are so dangerous
   because they produce winds that are strong and can blow people
  over.Many people can lose their lives if they get hit from a
 tornado.There is nothing we can do to stop them.The only thing
    we could do is to hide in a safe place until the storm passes.
     One powerful thunderstorm can create many tornadoes

Friday, 21 August 2015

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Rata And The Totara Tree

WALT recount an event from another persons point of view.
What we did was we had to watch a video about Rata And The Totara Tree then
we had to write recount of what we just saw, in our own words.

Rata And The Totara Tree

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Design process

WALT use Bigger, Add and replace to improve our designs.
Need: All weather bike,full protection from sun and rain.

Thursday, 30 July 2015

What might the missing numbers be?

WALT solve number problems
I knew 2500 plus 2500 equals 5000 because I know that 25 plus 25 equals 50
So I would use the same skill for 2500 plus 2500 equals 5000
Another way you could do it is 2000 plus 3000 or 3500 plus1500 equals the same thing.

Friday, 24 July 2015

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Family of facts

WALT memorize the family of facts.
We had to chose from the 6,7's and 8's times tables and do them in family of facts.

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Buoyancy and gravity

WALT identify and explain where forces happen at our school.
The bean is floating in the water because the water pushes it up against gravity
GRAVITY:Gravity is pulling the dice towards the centre of earth.


We are learning about forces like gravity and magnetism

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Tuesday, 16 June 2015


I did handwriting on SDL self directed learning 

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Reading Key Word Hunt

WALT use important information to show understanding

Friday, 29 May 2015

Tuesday, 26 May 2015


                     HOW DO AEROPLANES FLY?


Aeroplanes are huge machines that can fly.

There can be lots of types of aeroplanes.


The wings are most important of the aeroplane.Thats the key to making

something fly.Without wings the aeroplane wouldn't be able to fly or balance.

The wings have a curved upper surface and flatter lower surface,

making a cross sectional shape called an airfoil.


How do pilots know where they are flying?Well they look for

geographical features such as landmarks,mountains,and rivers.Or

they can use VOR,DME,LORAN or GPS.As the plane is flying these stations

will stay in the same place allowing the pilots to fly towards them,away from

them or around them.Pilots say that flying isn't that hard.It's just like your

Riding a bike.


What happens when the wind changes directions?

Pilots know how to fly in strong winds.They are trained to fly in these

conditions.Pilots are capable of flying in this kind of weather.

All though is can very dangerous in strong crosswinds.


Aeroplanes are a big part of flight.Without them we wouldn't be able

to travel across the world.As you can see aeroplanes are very clever.


Monday, 25 May 2015


WALT to use important information to show understanding.
My plan for how birds fly I movie

Monday, 18 May 2015

Friday, 15 May 2015

Information Report About Hero

WALT to write an information report about our hero.



Sir Edmund Hillary is a famous mountain climber that never gives up.


He was born in July 20th 1919.He is a New Zealander that climbed the highest mountain in the world.Mt Everest.What makes him special is that it took a lot of days to get there but he keep on going and never gave up.


He died because of natural causes heart attack.At the age of 88.He had been unwell for some time and died in hospital 9am on Friday.


He is special to me because he went went and explored North and South Pole.He served in the royal New Zealand Air Force as a navigator during World War II.He is my hero because he impressed me with his skills and he was unique different and very kindhearted.Sir Edmund Hillary showed resilience and to never give up.


Sir Edmund Hillary is a great and special guy that would risk his life.Sad that he had died.

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Reading (underground soldiers)

WALT to use important information to show understanding.

My Maths Work

WALT to use place value blocks to model the number and then break into hundreds.

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

The Life Of A Bantam

The life of a bantam started hard.The other bantams teased her because she was small.Then a soldier called Arthur came and picked her up.After a while Arthur fed her some leftover food from the war.Arthur decided to name the bantam Bertha.Bertha was kind,brave,cheerful and supportive.Arthur also called her a lucky mascot.Bertha gave him courage and lovely laid eggs.Bertha grew stronger as she grew bigger.Arthur named her Bertha because it will remind him about his niece Bertha.At the end Arthur left her beside a hedge by the poppies and said his last good bye.

Monday, 4 May 2015

My ANZAC poem

After a great big war the soldiers finally got to rest.

New Zealand soldiers try their best.

Zooming and chasing at each other.

Anzac cookies celebrate world war.

Come on New Zealand we can win!

Dead soldiers get buried under ground.

A one minute of silent remembering.

Yummy and delicious Anzac biscuits were made.

Friday, 27 March 2015

WALT to draw a portrait

Run bike run

On Friday I had an amazing experience of run bike run.It was very very exhausting.When the race has started I ran as fast as i could.At the start I was 3rd but then I got cut.It was really fun and tireing at the same time.

Friday, 20 March 2015

Sir Edmund Hillary

WALT to write an information report about our hero.
First we had to do a hamburger plan and we had to research about our hero.My hero is Sir Edmund 
Hillary.We had to edit it and check it through with a dictionary. My next step with this writing would be
To research more about my hero.

WALT to conduct a statistical investigation

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Alliteration Writing

WALT use alliteration to write about our culture

A marvelous mind blowing giant mountain high up in the magnificent magenta sky melting away during the magical sunset.The beautiful mysterious sunrise with melody moments in the mornings,with Mount Cook.Fabulous height standing tall and strong over the white fluffy clouds.