Monday, November 27, 2017

Week One: Summer Learning Journey

Image result for maui legend   
  1. I know that Maui is a Maori and Cook Island legend.
  2. My favorite story of Maui is Maui and the giant fish.
  3. I know that Maui is very sneaky and likes to explore.  

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Poha to Kirihou

This term we have been learning about how food preservation has changed since the early days.
I have learnt that it is better to use bees wax wraps instead of cling wrap and also poha is better to use as well

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Monday, October 16, 2017

Crime Scene Written by Talia Taurua

                             Crime Scene

                                      Written by  Talia Taurua
In Christchurch there has been a crime committed. We have just discovered that on September 8th  there has been an 11 year old girl her name was Karina that has just practised gymnastics that was just getting ready to pack up.Her mum  has heard her yelling she sprinted  to the girl. But it was already too late.Her hands had already touched the bottom  of the swamp and her heels were popping out. The mum says that she saw a guy in a black suit running off .She says “I can't believe that I couldn't save her”. R.I.P  Karina

WALT write a Newspaper report.

Friday, September 22, 2017

The Piano

       The Piano       
Make a copy, rename and start your writing on your copy.

Click on the url below and watch the short clip.

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Before you start writing
This video is about a man  who remembers his past and recalls his memories. Think about how he would be feeling and other memories that this might trigger.

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

Success Criteria
We need to focus on these things
  • Full stops, capital letters,
  • Paragraphs
  • We need to follow the sentence tools for our opening paragraphs.
Once this is completed you can publish it on your personal blog.

This evening I was playing the piano and I was memorizing what has happened through the years my wife,the war and also my childhood.

I am going to begin off with my lovely caring wife and all the memories we had together.I remember the time when we went on our honeymoon we went to rarotonga  we went scuba diving  and also  I Iiked the luxury massages, and went swimming .Those time were the funnest times .But sadly she passed away of a heart attack last year. That was a terrifying thing to see and to hear from the hospital.But I need to move on with my life even though I am going to pass away soon.Luckily I know that she is always going to be apart of my life.

Now I am thinking of when I was in the war with my little brother and we wore dark green pants with a dark green top with a first aid cross.But my brother tragically ran in front of a loaded gun and got shot I held his dead body in my arms as I hear him say to me
“Thank you so much and thank you for helping me in my life” I said
“Don't die now there is so much more to do in you life”.
But it was to late he died in my heartbroken arms.But I will always remember the wonderful times we had together when we were young kids.They were fun times we went to the the park and even went to the dairy together I remember the lollies there were only 5 cents.

The only thing I liked that I memorized was when I  was only little. For my birthday I got a ride on horse with a wheel at the back it was cool.I picked it up with pride and I started to ride it. I galloped everywhere and I even rid it under the furniture  . Every morning I was so excited to go on it because that was the only fun toy I had.Days past quickly when I was little so I only got to go on my toy for only a little bit every day.I traveled everywhere with my toy wherever we went I would take my ride on horse.My parents could tell that I really liked it.But it was time to let it go I give it to someone younger than me that actually needed it.

Te Ngahere

Wal are learning about Te ngahere,the rakau, the kararehe,the manu and the risks to the forest.

Thursday, August 24, 2017



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 mud slide 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…

My day is a disgrace, my life will be over.  I hear that there is a crazy, insane man driving around. I think to myself is he a wild animal? He is killing people, I am as scared as if I was getting kidnapped. He looks petrifying, I can't stand looking at him. His car skids on black oil. I’m panicking, my heart is pounding 100 mile per hour.

As his white colourless van bolted towards us we slammed our bodies against the orange brick wall.I hope he is sorry for doing this,I despise him.I fell downcast.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Pangarau Fractions

100 word challenge #44

Week 4:

This is the new 100 word challenge #44

Just what is the story behind this character’s laughter?

The form will close on 19th August at 23.45 BST   

The sea is a swirly storm. My laughter is unexpectedly contagious. My heart is thunder. The moss is like gold.The seal's nose is brown bark ,the pieces of seaweed are carrots. My whiskers are wire, my teeth are rocks. My nails are sharp knifes, my feet are 1 meter rulers. My stomach is an elephant, my fingers are sausages.The rocks are grey tiles, the leaves are carvings. The rocks are a crunchy bar my tongue is a red skin. The spots on my face are strawberries, the seaweed is a snail.My mouth is moving “Chop, chop, chop”.

Monday, August 14, 2017

The Magician TT

Week 3 extension activity: The Magician
WALT: To include relative clauses in my writing.
Key task:
Write 5 (or more) sentences containing a “relative clause”?
E.g. The magician, who had incredible powers, strode confidently across the marble floor.
  1. It splits the main clause.
  2. The clause begins with ‘who’, ‘which’ or ‘with’.
  3. It must supply an extra bit of information to the sentence.
  4. Commas should surround the clause.

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Think about these questions:
  • What mood do you think the magician is in?
  • Do you think he is a good or evil character?
  • If you could have magical powers, what would you choose to be able to do?
  • What do the words at the top of the picture say?
  • Who lives inside the house?

Success criteria:
I will know I am successful when I have:
  • Included a relative clause in my writing
  • Used who, which or with in my writing
  • Used commas to separate my clause

I am a magician, who had incredible powers, strode confidently across the marble floor.I am feeling like I am indestructible i’m feeling proud as proud as I can be.I think I am magnificent I am as nice as anyone can imagination.I wish I was transparent or camouflage but I dream to be as light as a feather.A boof of smoke came up and it spelt a word Minimint.I wonder why it said that doggy.Well were are my brother and sister they yell out to me
“Scotty come inside now mum wants you?” I said

“I'm coming now” It is time for dinner so I have to stop tell my story or it go on forever and ever so “BYE”

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Whale Fantasia/Wiki 3

          Week 3   Whale Fantasia
This afternoon I am going to jump off a boat to go swimming with the humpback whales.I am as excited as if I was going to disneyland for a holiday.I put on my gear and jump “wow”.The water is as clear as glass and the sun is as bright as a flame.I go deeper and deeper down  into the water, it gets blacker and blacker and  it is as black as diesel.I see some very tiny fish they are as tiny as a kernel. Suddenly I pop up into a cave “WOW” It is as sparkly as a sapphire it stuns my eyes.This is paradise.Now we are getting up to the enormouse large humpback whales. Their barnacles on the soft fleshy back are as rough as concrete.Their tails are as extremely big they are as big as a building.Their tummies are as wrinkly as a old grandpas skin.Their mouths are enormously My legs are sore  like I have just ran a 90 mile  marathon. Suddenly it was time to pop up.Nooo I said in my head I want to stay with the gigantic whales.But my dive tank was going to run out so had to come up.2 minutes later……………. I came up.I had so much fun swimming with the whales today.I hope I can do this again again.  

Friday, August 4, 2017

Fractions Waiporoporo

The Ridge

      The Ridge       
Make a copy, rename and start your writing on your copy.

Click on the url below and watch the short clip.

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Before you start writing
Think about how you would describe the setting both on the water and once Danny is on the ridge.

How are you going to create atmosphere in your writing?

What sort of language are you going to use to create tension and suspense.

WALT write a descriptive piece of writing through the eyes of Danny.

Success Criteria
We need to focus on these things
  • Full stops, capital letters,
  • Paragraphs
  • We need to follow the sentence tools for our opening paragraphs.
To start with you will write a description of the first scene, now move to when Danny lands on the edge of the lake and then move onto the ridge. Use the show not tell technique to create thoughtful writing. You are writing through the eyes of Danny. Create suspense and tension as he rides the ridge.                              

Go to this padlet The Ridge and start writing your ideas, words feelings adjectives similies and metaphors.

Once this is completed you can publish it on your personal blog.

My name is the world's best mountain biker well actually my name is Danny Mackail I am from Scotland.I am alone like a loner on a canoe with my bright purple bike on the light shiney blue as the sky water.I finally got the the Isle of Skye I look to see what my challenge.Then I take my bike and start to bike up the rocky mountain.Now I am and going to start my challenge.

I am going around tight curves and steep edges.For once I think I am taking a risk.I am taking a jump to a jump and  then I take more risks.I hop onto a big boulder very I nearly fell into the water.Very carefully I balance on a very thin but heavy branch.I see this beautiful running waterfall as I bike passed.By a really green moose patch with lots of rough boulders

Now I start to bike on a patch of really sloppy mud.I try to work my way up the rocky mountain.Wow now I am on a huge rock shaped as a dinosaurs head by a extremely large swamp.I do some  mega tricks.So now I am carrying my bike up to the edge of the very ginormous hill.My feet are stomping on the rocks crunch,crunch,crunch the rock break crack,crack,crack,.I am finally at the top of the edge of the hill that was a big effort.I stand there with pride the wind blows on my face as I stand there I can smell seawater.

Suddenly I make my way down the rocky mountain.I do twists and turns flips and do some tricks.I make my way and I am at the a big patch of very green fresh grass it smells so refreshing.Wait I am going to do a trick on this rusty fence look.I suddenly flip and land it wow.I get to the this soft thin sand as yellow as sun.I have a lie down and rest for a bit and it is so restful.I wait about 5 minutes and then I be on my way home.   

....But then the flash made me

    ....But then the flash made me

I am in a forest on trip but I am so lonely. Well finally for once in my life I haven't heard so much silence.Well since I am alone in my caravan  let's do something productive  or find something.I am on my way to find things well interesting things obviously to take home.I was on my journey to find  objects.Then I find out that there is going to be a GIGANTIC storm soon. So I  try to run back but I don't make it. But then there was a  flash “BOOM”.


Step 1
Create your design
*Screenshot the finished image
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Step 2
Describe your design
I.e. “I have chosen a blue Slalom K1 kayak with a blue base and a red outline. I have chosen to place 5 yellow stars at the front of my kayak and a large triangle at the back.”

My kayak is Slalom C1 with a blue base and a red triangle I have 4 red and white stars at the back of my kayak

Kayaking Jingle

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
Kayaking ,colorful,shiny shimmery water

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

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 on the  water kayaking kayaking is a fun sport.
Line 2
Kayaking kayaking all together.
Line 3

Ohohohohoh kayaking go and get your kayak now

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.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Monday, July 3, 2017


WALT be cybersmart using a game called Interland. In this game there are 4 different cyber worlds each focusing on a different part of cyber smart. The red mountain which is the one we started with is about being organised and remember to sign out of a computer . I got to the top of this mountain and scored 150 see my screenshot below.
Then I decided to have a go at the Mindful Mountain which is about Sharing and Caring

I had heaps of fun learning learning about cyber smart by using this game.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017


WALT estimate and measure to the nearest centimeter
We had to do a slideshow I learnt that my foot was bigger than people in my class. I learnt that my hand was smaller then some of my friends.

Friday, June 16, 2017


WAL about the harvesting of paua
We gathered information and put it on this thinglink

Wednesday, June 14, 2017


WAL about the heart
I gathered information about the heart and put it on this slideshow

The Digestive System

WAL about the digestive system
I gathered information about the digestive system and put it on a slide

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Thursday, June 1, 2017


  WALT about mokihi and how they are made

Mokihi we we onto a matariki thing link and watched a video on mokihi. Next we got a choice on creating a thing link or a google slideshow to share our learning.My favorite fact was The pockets in the Mokihi are in the mokihi so the mokihi can float.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

This week my number is......

WALT solve multiplication problems.
We have to pick a number and we have to do all these activity to make this number. 123

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Titanium slow writing

WALT use a techique ot carefully craft our writing
If I had hidden under the table, if I had stayed at home, if I was cooler then I wouldn't have these controlling powers. Scared,  bullied, terrified, I was a depressed loner without a friend. I am crouched down in a damaged corridor with papers flying around me . Anxiously walking down the hall wondering what was going to happen,  I nervously looked at the terrified teacher in the damaged classroom. I am a mess. Chomping on my dirty nails;  heart  pounding 100miles per hour; I crunch my fists angrily. I am so alone…...