Friday, 22 September 2017

The piano

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

T 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.
The piano
By Aliyah
I am an old man I love playing the piano .I am going to play the piano for you.I am so sad because I am remembering all the things that happened in the past.I am remembering my wife and how she died.She died when we were having our wedding.She had a heart attack 3 years ago.I remember when it was my 10th birthday I got a horse stick that you can ride on I was so excited when I got it. When I was playing the piano I remember when me and my brother was in the war we went behind a black brick wall I said don’t go out there but he did and he go shot in my arms.My last words to my brother was I will miss you so much and I love you.You have been the best  brother ever  

.His last words were I love you so much you have been the best brother ever to me.

Te ngahere

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

Thursday, 24 August 2017

100 word challenge



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… 
I woke up this morning, I was late for work so I ran out of my bed. I turn on my tv they said there was going to be a storm. So I  went in my car, I heard people calling for help. I looked back there was a  wave of mud coming down from the mountain. I hopped out of my car a girl came up to me and said
“Do you know where my mum is?” I said
“ No why?” she said “My mum is in the mud” I help her.  As the mudslide came crashing towards us...

Friday, 18 August 2017

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.

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Create your own Kayak WALT use a web based design site to create our own kayak.

Create your own Kayak

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.”
I choose this design because I didn't want all the same colors.

Step 3
Describe who would buy your design
I.e. “I believe this kayak would be liked by teachers who want to get into kayaking. The paintjob is simple, but still pretty cool looking.”
 A person that like’s pink,flowers and blue.

Step 4
Share your screenshot and your descriptions on your blog.
With a Walt a
nd Task description.

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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.
Then I decided to have a go at the Kind kingdom which is about helping sad people with feeling better.
 I was learning about cyber smart by using this game.

Screenshot of your kind kingdom

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Measuring length

We learned about measurement and how wide our hands are. I learnt that my hand is 17cm wide.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Matariki around the world

WAL about how Matariki is celebrated around the world.
Matariki is celebrated all around the world.

Friday, 5 May 2017



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

Click on the url below and watch the short clip.
Not far off the Somali coast one of the big Vestel cargo vessels is taken over by pirates! Within a split of a second the ship has a new captain, the soup is gone as well as the cargo itself. Will our Vestrons be able to strike back?

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Before you start writing think about the setting and imagine you are there.
Somali pirates take over a huge cargo freighter at sea. Things don’t look good for the crew, until the pirates start to investigate the cargo—Vestrons! Engage!

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

  • Describe the setting in detail.Think about words to describe the situation, what you see, smell, taste, hear. Try to use words that create the mood.
  • Now…..Write a first person narrative through the eyes of one of the crew or one of the robots. How you are feeling when the boat is invaded by pirates.

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

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

It was  six am in the morning. I looked out my window  and I saw some pirates that  wanted to kill us . The pirates were trying  to get on the boat. The pirates threw their anchors on the silver rail and climbed up on the boat. The pirate ran though the white doors and went down stairs to the kitchen. One of the pirates tried the soup. The soup was as yummy as cake. The pirates were trying to look for treasure but they didn’t know it was robots. The robots were as silver as a chromebook. The pirates didn't find treasure in the containers. The pirates ran into the machinery area. The machines were as big as a elephant. The machines were as loud as a train. The pirates ran to the captain’s cabin. The pirates said give me the hat and keys. The keys were as silver as shells. The other pirates tried up the captain to a post. The post was a long as a pole. The robots started coming out of their containers. One robot came out of the roof and pushed a pirates into the sea. The sea was a blue as the sky. The pirate was a smelly as a rubbish bin. The robot pushed the pirates of the boat but the 3 in the captain’s cabin. One robot went into the captain’s cabin and tapped on one pirate's shoulder. The robot said look outside. The pirate said where are the other pirates. In the sea and died. The robot took the keys and hat away from the pirate and gave it back to the captain. The captain had a hot coffee. The coffee was as hot as chilli. The captain drove everyone back home.

Basket boats

WALT: Summarising -  locate and summarise ideas 
Story Review
WALT: summarise the main ideas of a text.  

Answer all these questions

Title:basket boats

Author: jill macgregor

Summary of the story:
How do you make the boat or earth paint?
  • By cutting long of green bamboo

Facts: (Write something that you found wow and interesting).

  • If the thung chai is heavy with fishing gear

  • Sometime the fishermen cover their boats with palm fronds

Vocabulary (Choose 2 words you didn’t know, google them and write their definitions here)

  1. Palm fronds the leaves that are on the palm tree.
  2. Vietnam is a country

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Beyond the lines

 WALT write a narrative the eyes of one of the children or one of the soldiers

            Beyond the lines

One day I was going to a war with my friends we were talking about the war. We heard a bang then a big group of soldiers that wanted to kill us. So we had some guns to shoot them so we can stay  safe . We were trying how to kill the other team .Because they were trying to shoot us so we just  shoot .then I got to go to sleep I was going to sleep and then when I was asleep I heard peng peng “the guns were shooting  a mun came and woke me up and said you have to get up now because someone needs to have a turn sleeping get up now OK When I got out the war was finished my granddad`  picked  me up and took me and my little brother .We lived happily  ever after the end.

Friday, 31 March 2017

Tom true heart

                                Tom True heart 

Once I saw a little boy the boy was the size of a thumb. He was looking for his six brothers and there princess brides from an evil man the evil man lives in a haunted house. the haunted house is as scary as a monster. I called my pet bird by a whistle and my bird came and took me to my brothers and their princess brides. I saw the haunted house I said stop but the bird didn't stop . I jumped of the bird and tried to call for help to find the haunted house but then I saw smoke I followed it . It took me to the haunted house but the door was locked .I looked at the back of the house and I tried to open the door and it was open .So I went in and I saw my brothers and there princess brides and they were tied up to a pole next to a bed .I touched the bed it was as rusty as an old scooter and then I got my sword out and I said let's go back to the forest. A few moments later we got back to the forest and we made a house with big things like wood and metal and also a part of a tree we made a fire for our dinner. Tom’s magic sword made some clothes for tom’s six brothers and there princess brides . Wind came and blew their house down tom made a new house for them and a new fire to made them warn . Later that day tom’s brothers and their princess brides were cold and hungry tom’s sword was out of magic because it was to cold for his sword .Then a fairy came to make tom’s sword magic again so tom’s brothers and their princess brides . Arnt cold hungry later that day tom’s brothers and their princess brides were getting tired so they went to bed .And they slept happily ever after. The end.

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Te Roe maori 2017

Kia ora whanau  This is my  collection of whakatauki and what they mean. I hope you enjoy reading this i will be adding slides evrey week . 

Monday, 6 March 2017

Nau mai, haere mai ki tēnei taonga

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