Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Tarte Tatins

Today, we are making French tarte tatins.

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Friday, 29 November 2013

Reading weight/mass

Walt: read mass.

To play this game, you have to read mass. This game is hard for me. It didn’t know this game at all. I went to talk to matthew about it and he got it right. I still need help on this game. I think that the teacher can make it easy for.

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Career idol


Sunday, 17 November 2013

Reading weight/mass

Walt: read mass.

To play this game, you have to read mass. This game is hard for me. It didn’t know this game at all. I went to talk to M
atthew about it and he got it right. I still need help on this game. I think that the teacher can make it easy for.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Athletics/long jump

Walt:write a narrative.

I can hear the stretchy red floor laughing at me in my mind saying “please lose please lose” while I’m concentrating. I can hear the crowd cheering for the other competitors but not me.

Running as fast as I could wasn’t good enough because as I was running, the red floor just kept on getting longer and longer. I reached to the end of the red floor and I jumped. It was only 6.22 meters away from the other end. It was good enough for me because I was hoping for a 7ish. As the days went past, I kept trying and trying. Four years later was  the Olympics.

I wanted to compete in it and show those people what I can do. I made it through the finals in shot putt and discuss but not the other obstacles. I came back to main enemy which was long jump. I saw that the red floor was  short which was fine. I ran non stop. The crowd was silent for a moment. I jumped. !!BOOM!!, the crowd goes wild. My tears falling down on my shirt.

The day went past still thinking about the time when I came second.

The theme of this story is to face your fear.        

Sunday, 10 November 2013


Walt: write a narrative.
Enjoying a walk through the park, I see a massive fire at the far end of the park. Walking to check what made the fire to start. The fire went crawling into the new buildings.

I was filled with fear when it struck the buildings. Flames were leaping everywhere.  There were bodies half burned. People  were screaming for help. It was a disaster. I was going to bail them out of the house but I didn’t have the right gear.

Hearing the siren filled everyone up with joy. They were our heroes. It was a sigh of relief. The firefighters arrived and extinguished the flames. An enormous group of paramedics came along with the fire fighters. The paramedics needed help so they told the sad crowd to give them a hand with the bodies.   

It was challenging for the fire stoppers because flames just flew everywhere. They bring the big hose to stop it from burning. It was still no match for the fire fighters. They called for more back up until it began to calm down. Fire fighters just kept coming and coming.  

They took it out. Everyone cheered for the firefighters. As they were packing their equipments, I saw a spark. I went to it and step on it. It was out.  

Langa, your work has improved.

Friday, 8 November 2013

Alvie little brown Burro

1. What time of year is it in the story?

2. What did Alvie like to do everyday?
He likes to play with the pumpkins on the front porch.

3. What happened to Alvie when he went outside to play?
The squirrels keeps on sneaking up behind him and nip at his tail.

4. What did Alvie do about it?
He asked his mum to help him

5. Have you ever been bothered by a bully?
I have been bullied before

6. If so, what should you do about it?
I would walk away

7. What did Alvie learn?

He learned that you don't have to do harmful things to protect yourself from bullies.

Wednesday, 6 November 2013


Walt:1.write a narrative
        2.use words to paint a picture
        3.use senses   

It was a beautiful night. My mum just told me that she went to the shop and bought five Bad Boys boxes for my little siblings birthday. We all got ready to celebrate fireworks day. We had to take a box of Bad Boy each outside. I had to take all the fireworks out of the boxes and put all of them in a bunch. It was in the middle of the field. I was excited.

Dad lit up the fire and ran to us. It was astonishing when it zoomed to the sky. It took about 21 minutes till the fireworks were dead. Dad had a rocket firework in one hand and in the other hand, he had two milk bottles filled with water. He laid the rocket on the grass and sparked it up. He sprinted towards us because the wire that makes the rocket to work was short.

It flew like a bird but way faster. It was like a jet plane. When it reached the sky, I heard a bang. There was something wrong. Little bits of fire weren’t suppose to fall from the sky. My mum toted us away from the burning bits. Dad was like a fireman without the firesuit. He watered them till they were soggy. There was a little bit of fire that flew down to dads shoulder. His clothes burned quickly like as if he spilled gas on himself. Mum rang the ambulance to take him to the hospital.   While mum was putting water on dad, the ambulance came and took him. Mum remembered that while dad was walking, he was shaking  of the fireworks.

The theme is to never shake the fireworks when it didn’t light up.

Friday, 1 November 2013


We're having a Halloween party at school
I'm dressed up like a vampire. Man, I look cool!
I put on some makeup to paint my face white
like creatures that only come out in the night

My mum drops me off and I run into school

and suddenly feel like the world's biggest fool.

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

The beach

On the 2nd of march 2011, James and I decided to go to the beach. James and I setted up the mat. We had lunch. After that James went for a swim. James went past the flag. We had a game which was to go the farest.

I felt that I was in danger. I imagined that I was going to drown then I went back to shore. James was struggling. He didn’t had enough strength to go further because he didn’t digest his stomach. James was drinking salt water as he was swimming. The lifeguard saw james drowning, he was shouting for medic. The lifeguard took a boat to rescue James. I felt fearful when james was drowning. I thought that he won’t survive but luckily the boat saw he they pulled him out in the water. James was drenched in water.

I was filled with surprised when the lifeguard came with james back to shore. James scurried to the lifeguard and thanked him for rescuing him. The lifeguard said “that’s what I do”. We packed our stuffed and shoved it in the car then drove away.

The theme of the story is to never past the flag.

Monday, 23 September 2013



As the sun was rising up, Drake and Josh were getting ready to go on a camping trip with the school. Drake packed his bag while Josh was putting his shoes on. Josh forgot to pack his bag, instead he just went to school. They arrived at school. Drake and Josh were in the same class. Since the whole school went in the bus, Drake and Josh sat together. They talked and talked till they reached  the campsite. The sky was pitch black so everyone had to go sleep.

Everyone woke up. They had to dress themselves in their running gear because they were going on a bush walk. They started to walk up the the hill and through the tunnel. Drake could smell fear from the tunnel so he just went around it. drake got lost so he went back to where he came from. Two days went past and Drake was freezing like ice. As the sun rised Drake had nothing to eat for three days. Josh went out to find Drake. Drake and Josh were lost in the middle of the mountain. They saw a helicopter. They screamed loud but the helicopter didn’t hear them.

Drake and Josh found their way to the campsite. They were so excited to see their friends and their friends were so happy to see them to. As they went back to school, they had a celebration.

The theme of the story is to face your fears.

Saturday, 21 September 2013

Ancient Egypt


Walt: write a well sequence story set in Ancient Egypt.

A famous scribe who couldn’t think of a story.

Late in the afternoon there was a famous scribe who couldn’t think of a story to write about. He went out of the temple and went to stalk at the slaves working how to build up the pyramid. He saw a slave slaking of, then he saw a scary guard. A guard shrieked at the slave to get a move on.

The scribe waked all the way to the Nile River. The scribe saw 8 robbers walking across the river to steal the Egyptians gold. One of the tower watchers alerted the the guards that there were some robbers coming. One guard threw their spears at them. The pointy bit of the spear went straight through one of the robbers shoulder. All the robbers surrendered. After that on the next day, they became slaves. Guards treated them like animals.

The scribe got caught from the tower watcher. One of the tower watcher told one of the guards that there was a stalker. The guard was running a fast as a cheetah. The scribe got away from the guard. He scribe was lost. He had an idea. He said in his mind that the sun always rises in the east. He saw the Nile River close by. He followed the stream all the way to where the Egyptians lived.

The scribe went back to the temple and he wrote a fascinating story about what he did in two days.

The theme of the story is to always think of a story before you write something.   

I'm spinning

To play this game, you have to flick the little peg then it will spin. If it stops on the red or green side then the red or green side will win. It is a fair wagame because you don’t know where it will land.
Everyone except Kelvin and I didn’t get a 50 50 chance. On our first go and second go,  Kelvin and I 13 out of 20 greens and 7 out of 20 reds. Our third go was a 50 50 chance. But our last go,
Mrs Ramkolowon told us to spin 30 times. Green
had 10 out of 30 and red had 20 out of 30. We can write 1/2 by doing decimals,percentages and fractions.


Thursday, 19 September 2013


rain rain I can’t stop the rain
and then everyone starts to complain
the rain pours on my head
and I can feel the rhythm of it
the rain comes in bucket loads
and there are floods on the roads
the rain keeps on falling on my head
the rain drums on the roofs
but the roof is like waterproof

Should soft drugs be decriminalised?

Walt: write and opinion.

I think drugs need to be decriminalised because it’s not good for the young siblings because they learn from their older brothers or sisters. It should be illegal because when you grow up you will be just like your friends that is why you need to choose the right friends. What I know about drugs it that it can make you go high and makes the brain work differently in a bad sense. Drugs is not good for you because it can give you lung cancer.        

Toffee apple advertisement

Probably a favourite

Walt: to figure out the puzzles.

To play this game you have to remember where you have clicked the wrong match. It was a little bit difficult for me because I am not good at remembering things. I got better and better at this game. I think the teacher can do some challenging works.     

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Tony( Baloney) Williams

Walt: report on Tony Williams.

Tony Williams is an author in New Zealand that wrote books for little kids and adults. He is a comedian, poet, director and a filmmaker. Tony williams was a journalist to become an author. He has published 37 books. He is also an entertaining educator and speaker. Tony’s first published book was “Fizz the wildest boy in the universe” ( in 1996). He has visited about 500 schools in New Zealand. Mr Tony is an eager man that would like to visit many more schools and show students how to do the English Haka.   

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Mr Paton

Dear Mr Paton

Mr Paton, thank you for all your help around the school grounds. I hope you have a safe holiday with your family in Russel. If you're coming back, you will see the school looking like it has just been built I hope. When you come back everyone will jump on you like  you’re a pop star.

Thank you Mr Paton

Yours sincerely

Saturday, 14 September 2013

information report


Walt: write an information report.

The Nile river

The Nile River was good to use in wars. Because when The outsiders try to steal the Egyptians gold, the only way for the robbers to steal their gold is walk across the Nile River. Once if the robbers make it halfway across the Egyptians make their move to kill them. Now the robbers won’t harm the Egyptians.

The written word

The name (hieroglyphics) in Greek means sacred carving. When the ancient Greeks arrived in Egypt, they saw hieroglyphics on tombs and temple walls. Hieroglyphics were symbols in everyday life. Hieroglyphics were also good to calculate mathematical problems.


Scribes are also known as writers. The scribes main tool is called a kolomas. A kolomas was made by a six inch (fifteen-centimeter) reed. It’s ends were chewed by scribes to make it like a brush like tip, It was similar to drawing or painting. The scribes colour ink was only red or black.      


First the brain was removed but not the heart. After the brain was drained they salted the body. Cloth was stuffed in the body to keep in shape. Next they oiled the body and wrap it up with lots of bandages. It helps  

Friday, 13 September 2013

Mum Stepped.......

Walt: use better words.

Mum stepped in the principal's office. The principal Mum everything about Tommy’s behaviour. Mum was disappointed in Tommy’s behaviour then she punished him for a month.

As they drove back home, Mum was still arguing about Tommy. Mum yelped at Tommy to never be naughty again at school. Tommy afraid of his Mum. Mum was as angry as a big bull. Tommy imagine the looks of Mum’s face if she was a bull with the mist coming out of her enormous nose.

James was all grown up. In college, he got straight A’s in every subject. But the only thing was that he was irresponsible with all his things. There were two great thing about Tommy And James. First James was the enthusiastic and smart. Second Tommy is the naughty and annoying.

As Tommy’s punishment was over he began to be kind and not talking back to Mum. James was getting the hang of it by trying to be responsible for the first time.      


Thursday, 12 September 2013


Matariki - Maori New Year

Walt: explain the Maori contributions to time.

Matariki is a time for remembering the dead and celebrating a new life. All around the north of New Zealand, people are celebrating Matariki. At the beginning of June, the seven bright stars rise in the eastern sky. A few weeks later, the new moon will appear in the north.

Matariki is the maori name for the cluster of stars. It rises just once a year in the late May or early June. Matariki means the “eyes of God” or “little eyes”. According to myth, when Ranginui, the sky father and Papatuanuku, the earth mother got separated by their children, the God of winds became so angry that he tore out his eyes and threw them into the heavens.

Traditional custom
People gathered during Matariki to survive the winter months, to remember the past and plan a New Year. Traditions and teachings were passed from generation to the next. Matariki was a time to prepare the land of spring to plant vegetables. The sharing of kai was very important and showed respect to the visitors.


Tuesday, 10 September 2013


Walt: use tiles to cover the lounge floor.

We were using tiles to cover our imaginary lounge floor. Our tiles were rectangular tiles. We did it because we were learning about area. Our tiles couldn’t fit so we had no choice. We had to cover the outsides of our imaginary lounge floor. Some of us used different tiles to cover our surfaces like colourful tiles to cover the bathroom floor. What I had noticed about the others was that they had some colourful tiles. Everyone in the orange group done good because there's were amazing and beautiful.  

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Cross Country

As we warm up to get ready to run
I just kept watching the sun
Mr Hendricks told the classes from 1-12 to go
I was always 8th to last because I was too slow

As I jog through the creek
My legs went weak
I was zig zagging past the others
As I saw their mothers

Huffing and puffing
starting to sweat
Dripping as fast as a jet

I am nearly there
O.M.G this is a nightmare
I see the finish line
I went past then Mr H said “fine”

Friday, 6 September 2013


Walt: Explore probability experimentally and by listing outcomes.

Blue =26             
Yellow =12
Red = 21

Without looking in the bag, each person pulled out 3 cubes. The colours were red, yellow and blue. The colour blue came out 26 times. The Red colour of cubes came out 21 times. Last but not least, the yellow cubes came out 12 times.


Friday, 30 August 2013

The Vile Machine

To play this game, you have to know what to do. I didn’t know how to play this game because I got mixed up. I asked Matthew for help. Matthew knew the pattern because if there are two drinks that are the same and the others are different, that means it equal. It was extremely challenging because I got all of the answers incorrect. I think that the teacher can make it even more difficult then I will try and figure it out.

Poster: Washing Hands

Please wash your hands

Keep germs away

Friday, 23 August 2013

Inspirational Person Sir Edmund Hillary

Walt: use our research to write an essay on an inspirational person.

In secondary school, Hillary became more interested in mountaineering. He has conquered  Mount Everest, that is why his face is on the five dollar note. I chose Edmund Hillary as my inspirational person because when I’m  grown up I will climb One Tree Hill. Edmund Hillary had a lot of perseverance. It took about seven days to climb to the top of Mount Everest. Sir Edmund first climbed Mt Ollivier.  

During World War 2, Edmund applied to join the Royal New Zealand air force. Edmund Hillary is the most honest man in the universe. Edmund Hillary is a modest. Hillary will encourage me to climb One Tree Hill. Hillary accepted a huge challenge by climbing Mt Everest.

Edmund was married to Louise Mary Rose. They had three kids. Their names were Peter,Sarah and Belinda. Louise and Belinda were killed in a plane crash near the Kathmandu airport before they were going to take off.

Streets and schools were named after Edmund Hillary around New Zealand. Their names were Hillary collage in Otara, Edmund Hillary Primary School in Papakura.

A 2.3-metre bronze statue of Sir Edmund was outside the Hermitage hotel at Mount Cook Village, New Zealand, in 2003. In 1945, he was sent to Fiji and the Solomon Islands where he was badly burnt in a boat inciden.

Hillary was my inspirational person because I wanted to be famous at art instead of being a mountaineer.   

Sir Edmund Hillary in 2006.

Converting fractions into decimals

Walt: convert the fractions into decimals.

To play this game, you have to know how to convert a fraction to a decimal. It wasn’t easy for me because I didn’t learn how to convert the fraction with 4 digits. I knew  how to convert fractions with a denominator of 10 or 100. I remembered that I just needed to write 787 because there is no numbers on the denominator except the number 1. I think that the teacher can make it more difficult by putting more digits on top.   

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Identifying fractions

Walt: find fractions of a shape.

To play this game you have to find a fraction of a set. It wasn’t challenging for me because you just have to find 3/4. 3/4 for an example means that if you draw a circle, then you draw it into 4 pieces, you have to shade in three pieces then you’ll have one more piece left.     

Saturday, 17 August 2013

Ordering decimals

To play this game, I have to pop the balloon from smallest to biggest. I’ve got some answers wrong because I wasn’t focusing. I keep on getting mixed up by popping the decimals from small to big. What I need to learn next is to revisit problems involving fractions, decimals and percentages.