Wednesday, December 8, 2010

My 2010 Refelection

This year I have enjoying being a senior. I have enjoyed being a senior because we got the opportunity to do more things and to set a good example for the juniors. The thing that I have enjoyed learning about the most was Mighty Mariners, because we got to learn about sailors,boats,ships and pirates. I would have liked to do more of art on Little Critters because I like drawing and we hardly had time to draw. I also think I could have worked harder at doing my work and trying not to get distracted.One of my best memories from the year was camp because we did things like making damper,kayaking and also playing a game called orienteering. My goal for next year is to learn more and consecrate more on my school work.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

My Polynesians Movie

This is my movie about Polynesians. Hope you enjoy it. video

Friday, November 19, 2010

Going on a Bug Hunt

Going on a Bug Hunt
“ We are going to the trees, by the school gate to look if we can find any Little Critters(Bugs)"said Miss Squires.So we were getting ready to go and see if we could find any Little Critters.

On our way Rita found a beetle with a black but hard shinny coat. I held it for a while. It felt ticklish. Then we started to carry on looking.

Clambering over rocks we were ripping off the bark when we saw a colony of ants. We started to notice that we were destroying its habit. They all started to all scurry away with its egg sac trying to protect their baby's that were inside of the egg sac. “ Look theirs a spider as well trying to run away with the egg sac"cried out some other people from our class.

After we saw the ants we were searching for more bugs. Beside us we found logs that we were left over from when someone cut down a tree. We wanted to push it over so we got some people and with and with all our might we manged to push it over. We found a black spider with long legs in a tight hole. We also found alot of other things as well all over the place.

Now we had finished looking it was time for us to go back to class.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Scientist Classification


Scientists Classify the animal kingdom. That means that they sort out alot of animals just like Vertebrates.

Vertebrates have a back bone same with birds,reptiles,amphibian's,fish and mammals. Since we are mammals we are warm blooded.
But invertebrates don’t have a back bone. They take over 97% of the animal kingdom as they are compiled into 7 groups. Arthropods 10 of the groups have an exoskeleton and a segmented body

Saturday, October 16, 2010

My Nana's Birthday



On a normal day when we went to school. I just remembered that it was my Nana's birthday. So my brother and I said “Happy Birthday” and Manu ia Louasofanau which mean Happy Birthday in Samoan.During school I made a card for her and I was going to give it to her after school. Suddenly school was over.

When my Mum picked us up she dropped my Nana of at home. After she dropped her of she said that we are going to put on a surprise dinner for her. First we went to Pack-in save to buy some stuff for the dinner and we also got the ingredient's to make the cake as well. After that we had to cook and prepare the dinner. We had some pork,potato salad and a whole lot more to eat. We were going to have apple pie for desert and a slice of cake. So that meant that we were going to eat allot. Time was going fast. The fun bit of making dinner and desert was making the cake.


Finally it was time my mum was going to pick up my Nana. We were going to hide and when she walked in we were going to pop out of our place and say surprise and then sing Happy Birthday because the cake was already lit. After that we were going to eat dinner. After a lovely meal we had desert and then I gave Nana the card I made. I would say that the best bit about That day was seeing my Nana's smile and eating the food.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The New Topic For The Term

At the start of each term At the start of each term we have an Immersion Assembly. We have it because, it tells us what we are learning about this term, by the teachers dressing up and doing a little act on the stage or either showing a
t the start of each term At the start of each term we have an Immersion We have Immersion Assembly because, it tells us what we are learning about this term, by the teachers dressing up and doing a little act on the stage or either showing a movie. I could start to see that our topic this term was going to be about bugs but I was still puzzled about what the topic was really called.

Mr Burt who was a mosquito called out in a mosquito's voice “Give it up for Team 1” The teacher that were in team 1 were, Mrs Wild, Mrs George, Mrs Lau ,Mrs Langiupu and the teacher in room 24. They song along to some poems and danced to some songs. One of the songs they did was the Little Mrs Muffet. Mrs Wild was Little Ms Muffet and the rest of the teachers were being the spider.

My favourite team out of all the teams were team 4 because of Mr Barks, who was pretending to be a queen bee. The funny bit about Mr Barks was that he pulled out some toy babies to show what the Queens do, because the Queens lay all of the eggs. The rest of the teachers (Mrs Squires, Mrs Garden, Mrs King and Miss she was hot and also dancing to keep her entertained. Mr Squires was feeding Mr Barks, the bee honey, Jelly. Every time he was going to pull a baby he said “Wait for it” then he pulled out the baby. He pulled out 4 babies.

This term I think is going to be an interesting learning topic about little Critters. I hope that the other people enjoy the term at our school.

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

2 paragraphs about BlackBeard

BlackBeard was a notorious pirate who terrorised the Caribbean seas on his boat the Queen Anne’s Revenge. Some people think that he was born in 1680 and that his real name is Edward Teach. His pirating career began in 1716 when he started to strike terror in the hearts of the Americas colonies by staling drugs,sugar and gold.

He had shaggy black hair and had a crazy appearance. He called himself a ruthless person. He was strapped with knifes and pistols . As he was a pirate he liked to wear scruffy cloths.

Canterbury Earthquake

Canterbury Earthquake 
On Saturday morning at 4am there was a earthquake that happened in Christchurch. People say that the measurement of the earthquake was 7.1 on the Richer Scale. The earthquake was 10km below the ground. The people in Christchurch were shocked that an earthquake had hit them.

The earthquake caused lots of damage. It destroyed 100 000  houses, so that meant that there was no power because the power cables were broken down from all of the destruction. There was also no clean water to drink. From all of the house that collapsed the place was littered with bricks and rubble.There were massive cracks in the ground.

The earthquake caused many dangers for the people of Canterbury. Some people came to put the power back on but  the power went of again. The sewage pipes were broken as well so people had to boil their water before they drank it all around the place.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Making Chocolate Chip Cookies


In the weekend on Saturday night we made chocolate chip cookies. My brother and I were going to do most of the work. First we got all of the ingredients and the things we needed to put the ingredients in. My brother was excited about making the cookies but I was excited about eating them after we made them.
First we got the the mix and put it in with 1/2 a cup of water and then put in 1/4 of oil. My brother and I were mixing and we wondered why it wasn’t sticky. It wasn’t sticky because we forgot to put in the egg. We were laughing. So we put in the egg and it went normal how it was supposed to be.
After we mixed it we were now going to put some of the mixture on a spoon and make it into a ball and then we could put it into a baking tray. Finally we were ready to put our cookies in the oven. So my Mum preheated the oven and put them in.
In about 15 minutes our chocolate chip cookies were ready. We all got to have two each to eat. I like making cookies but the BEST bit was eating them.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Cross Country Day Is Finally Here

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The whole school went to the court waiting for Cross Country. My legs were shaking starting to make me cold and my fingers were starting to get a bit numb. We were in our house colours. The house colours are TAKITIMU(yellow),TE ARAWA, (Red)TANUI (Blue) and MATATUA (green). My house colour was TAKITIMU (yellow)!!!

“10 year old come up onto the start line ready for your race” announced Mr Burt. Some of us were nervous. The clappers went bang and we went. We were all clumped together as some people were sprinting fast to get ahead of the bunch. When we were starting to spread out we left a couple people behind.
During the run I was trying not to stop like how champions never give up. It was really muddy, so muddy that I almost got stuck in it. It was squishing through my toes. As I went past Mrs Squires she was taking videos of people. I was hoping that she wouldn’t take a video of me.

Before I knew it I was getting closer to the finish line. With a burst of speed I was starting to sprint a little bit faster. As I was close to the finish line I could hear lots of people clapping and cheering for me. I was happy that my run was over. I had to quickly go and wash my feet and watch the other people run. I had fun doing that run. I tried my hardest so I was happy with my self.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Our Groups Movie

For a week or 2 our class has been working on a movie. The movie was about our mariner that we were learning about. We had to get into groups of three. My groups mariner was Zheng He(Cheng Ho). Here is my groups movie I hope you enjoy watching it.Thanks for watching


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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Our Trip To The Maritime Museum























Have you ever been to the Maritime Museum?Well I have been there.Our whole class went to there with room 14 and 18. We went to the Maritime Museum because our topic that we were learning about this term is about ships and Mariners. We got to the museum by bus.

As soon as we got to there we were going to have a tour with Salty Sam. He was going to give us a guided tour around the Museum . While he was taking us around I saw lots of miniature ships that were in glass cages and I could also saw some ships that people used to sail on. There were also ships that people just made and put in the museum Lots of the ship were stitched together. One part of the tour was when we went in the immigrant ship cabin. Their there were bunks and things that they used for there food and water. While we were on the ship we were gently rolling.

After we went in he ships cabin we went to another ship Salty Sam told us steer the wheel but he kept on saying “No that's Wrong”. we were all puzzled and confessed because we didn’t know what we did wrong. We failed abysmally because we were looking the wrong way. We
were looking backwoods.

After we went on the tour with Salty Sam we were going to watch a movie. As soon as we got into to the room it was pitch dark like a movie theatre. We sat on wooden seats Ms Squires was out side trying to close the doors but the doors were automatic. Luckily Ms Squries snuck in at the nick of time. It was pitch black when the doors closed. It had a circular room that had three massive screens. I was ready to watch the movie. Finally the movie started.

On the first bit of the movie they said good bye to there family because they were going to sail away to another land. They knew where they were going because the stars,whales and the sun was showing them the right directions to go.
My favorite bit of the trip was when we went on the Ferry to Davenport and back. We were all outside on the deck clinging to the rails, with the wind in our faces. We were watching the water with all of the bubbles in it. We went speeding over a few bumps. As soon as we had finished our ride on the Ferry we were getting ready to go home on the bus.

Monday, July 26, 2010

My 10th Birthday

"Happy birthday to you happy birthday to you" said my brother while I was snuggled in my blankets. I started to open my eyes when I said cheerfully "Yes it's my birthday today," as I was yawning. I threw back my covers and ran down to where the sitting room was. I was watching TV with my brother until I heard the phone ring. I said hello and then someone sang back to me, it sounded like my Nana. She was singing "happy birthday to you happy birthday to you"
I was right it was my Nana. We talked for a little while and then I had to hang up because I had to get ready to go out because my dad was taking me shopping. My dad dropped by and picked up me and my brothers for my birthday outing.
We were going to the movies to watch Karate Kid. We were waiting in line until we saw that The Karate Kid was sold out. I had been really looking forward to watching the movie but I had fun looking around shops and I was lucky enough to get a game for my Nintendo. I gave my dad a big to thank him for the presents and the awesome birthday he gave me!

New Topic For the Term






As soon as we got into the Hall I saw that all of the teachers were dressed up for this term’s new topic. Most of the teachers were dressed up as pirates.
Before the teachers did any items Mr Burt showed us a little movie to give us a clue about our topic this term. We found out it is called Mighty Mariners.
Suddenly It was time for Team 1’s Item. They had made a movie with an animation. The animation was about the 7 waka’s coming to New Zealand. My favourite team was Team 5 because Miss Tito was funny when she pretended to be Jessica Watson. She was a person who sailed around the world by herself. The Assembly made me want to learn more about Jessica and what types of sails and boats mariners used. It was great finding out about different sailors that had travelled to places they had never been before. Chengho is one of our mighty marinas we are learning about. He had 62 big boats that he used for holding water, gardens and horses. This meant that they could go on longer journeys to explore the world. Did you know that he also had 238 smaller boats to carry 27,880 people with. I enjoyed the Immersion Assembly.I can’t wait to learn about Mighty Mariners. I’d love to hear about other people’s favourite Marinas.
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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Who Am I ?



My Core is made out of nickle and iron. How hot is it ? Well it so hot that it is 5000 degrees 'C. I also have a second layer called the Mantle. It is like a sea full of hot molten magma. If you didn't know I also another bit called the crust witch is the outer most layer on top of a layer of hot molten magma. On the Crust there are plates. Plates are like a jigsaw puzzle floating on top of the Mantle. Did you know that some plates are not connected ? Did you also know that the plates can move the same speed of your finger nail moving. Interestingly some plates are still drifting apart.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Our Trip to Feeding The Ducks On A Calm Sunday



"Mummy when are we going to feed the ducks" my brother said. While we were just getting ready to go and feed the ducks. While we were on our way I was playing my Nintendo. Finlay we arrived. We all got out of the car and was ready to feed the ducks. When I went to feed some of the duck they were all looking at me suspiciously. As soon as we finished feeding some of those ducks we all moved on to another place we there we walked around we could see lots of different types of birds. It was interesting to see all of the different colours that they had. After we feed some ducks it was time we were going to go home.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Our cool Trip To One Tree Hill


I just remembered that today we were going to go to one tree hill.We went to one tree hill because long ago one tree hill was a volcano. Luckily it wasn't raining because we would have been soaking wet.Suddenly we all went on the bus ready to go to one tree hill. Then we arrived. We were all going to go to three types of place at different times.
One place was the learning centre the two other places were when we played a game and when we climbed up the mountain. First my group went to the leaning centre to learn more about how volcanoes are formed and lot more information.One of the things that I learnt was that one tree hill has been around for about 400 to 500 million years. As soon as I heard that I said "wow that is a long time". Right after that we got to see a movie that showed us what one tree hill looked like when it erupted. Then we Finished our lesson and it was time that we were going to climb the mountain.

It was a hard time while trying to get up but I managed to do it.Before I knew it I was on the top of the mountain. I was proud of myself because I have this far. So we all had a little rest a. Now we were all ready to go down. As soon as we got to the bottom we we ate our lunch and we all played a game called capture the flag while waiting for the bus to come.The bus came and we were ready to go back to school.

I had fun going to one tree hill.I hope when you go there you will have fun.
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Friday, May 28, 2010

My Questions

I am asking questions about our new topic for this term.So that I can get more information about what we are learning about.

My questions for this term are...
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Friday, May 21, 2010


"Cool" I said to my self because today we were having a person come to our school to teach us about bike safety. The people who were teaching us about bike safety were Tony and Adrian. They came from a place called big Foot Adventures.


While Tony told us about safety precautions we all were listening attentively to get more information about the correct safety equipment. The safety equipment includes a safety helmet,bright visible cloths to wear and good footwear(shoes) to wear. Then we carefully adjusted our helmets so that it was tight and snug.



I carefully manoeuvred over the ramps and cones in the obstacle course.I kept on thinking that I would fall but I just kept on saying to myself "I will be OK". While wobbling and wiggling I was tiring to balance precariously. Then I finally made it and i was really happy.


Before long it was time that we had to swap and learn about a different type of strategy. The different type of strategy we were going to learn was for when we were on the road. If we needed to turn we learnt how we could use our indicator(hand signals). As Tony demonstrated how to do the indicator it looked so easy. He told us we had to count in our head ,while we were doing our hand signal we had to count for three seconds. we all said 1 banana 2 banana 3 banana before we turned.soon it was my turn. I did what I was told to do and I made it,maneuvering carefully while focusing on trying not to wobble and fall.



it was cool doing the Big foot Adventer. I hope that we can do it again
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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Mr Bark's Cool Experiment

I wonder what we we are going to see down at the reserve with Mr Barks? I knew it was going to be about our topic this term but I wasn't quite sure what it was going to be about.

As soon as Mr Barks told us a little bit about what he was doing it all made sense. First he told us a little bit about the dried ice that he was using for the experiment to show the power of pressure. Did you know that dried ice is so cold that it would burn you because it is -75 degrees C? For Mr Barks to get that type of stuff he had to sign a lot of forms to say, that he wouldn't do anything silly with it.

He also brought some safety goggles to get the dried ice out of container) and an oven mitt and Tongs as safety precaution's. Suddenly. it was time he did the experiment. So we all waited with excitement ready to see what was going to happen.

He put in the dried ice and water into a bottle and made sure it was tight and secure. After a 20 second delay we all heard a massive boom. Mr Barks told use that the dried ice turned from solid to vapour but we couldn't see it. He also told us that the water speed it up. Soon he did one more. But this time he put the oven mitt he was using on top of the bottle.

The same as last time we all counted to 28 and then it all went "Bang!". The power split the stitching and ripped it all apart into two. It resembled a volcano eruption.

Our Exciting Immersion Assembly

My eyes lit up when I got in the hall because I could see all of the teachers dressed up all in costumes.I said to my self, "I wonder what our topic is going to be about this term?" Soon we all got settled into our places and then our principal Mr Burt came in and told us a little bit about what our topic was going to be this term.


After one term 3 and there item had finished it was time for my team(team 4) to do there item.First Maggie Magma,the host,announced the who were in the item. The peoples names were Miss cinders,Miss Lohar and Miss Bionic Tectonic Electronic Supersonic.The show was called "Are You Smarter Then A Ten Year Old".My favorite bit of the show was when Miss King ( one of the people in the show) kept on getting the wrong answers and saying silly answers. My other favourite part of the Immersion Assembly was team 5 because one of the teacher called Miss Tito was being funny by saying that one of the other teachers from our school was her friend her name was Miss Lavakula .She also said that her name was Miss Cooler Lava.


I can't to learn because it seems like it will be an interesting topic to learn about.

Monday, May 3, 2010

KPE Episode 254: Fish Tale

Shoal and Ashleigh
"Fish Tale" by Lorraine Orman is a VERY popular book at Pt England School.


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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Life Of A Bowling Pin

"I don't want to get hit by a bowling ball" I said to myself while seeing a person getting ready to bowl in our lane.I wanted to tell them to bowl on the next lane but I couldn't because I was a pin, and pins can't talk. Like an army I just had to stand there with the other pins. Suddenly I saw a bowling ball accelerating towards me I said to my self "Why did I ever want to be a pin." Nervously I was wanting to hold on to the other pins. A big bowling ball smashed into us. Most of us crashed to the ground but a few of us were still standing tall.I saw a machine picking up some of us to another place and then another thing came down and swooped the rest of us down to a dark place. As soon as that person finshed bowling we all came up and somebody else was getting ready to bowl.

Monday, April 26, 2010

My First Netball Game Playing for LORENS




"Yes I said to myself I am going to play my first netball game for my club. My Club is called the LORENS! I was so excited but nervous at the same time. I couldn't wait to play but the only thing I didn't want to do was wake up early in the morning because our first game was at 8:25am. So my mum's friend dropped me off because her daughter played in the same team as me. As soon as I got to the court my coach saw me and gave me my uniform. I went into the toilet and put on my uniform and went back to where my coach was and we waited for everyone else to arrive. So me and the people who where at the courts got a ball and did some drills.Then the other people arrived. As soon as they got changed we all got ready to get our stuff ready but there was one person missing so we all waited aFinally it was time for us to go to the court we were playing at so we had to get our bibs on and we all had to rush over there. Luckily we had enough people to play. Then we finally got there and the people in the other team were waiting while we got sorted in our places.The coach in the other team was looking like she could tell that we were going to lose because we were unorganised but as soon as we started to get the ball there eyes lit up and they really started to get into the game. Then we got a goal "Yeah" we all said. Then it was back to the game but this time the other team got a point. At the end of the game the score ended up being 2.1 so we lost this game but we had one more game to play so we were still happy.

Then we all found a place on the grass to put up the tent we had.It was a long wait but our couch brought a game called Bop it so we all toke turn and it kept us occupied.Then it was time for next game and this time we were organised and the score ended up being 11.0 so we won and we all celebrated on the side line.

Then it was time for us to go home.I had a great day.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

My fun Easter friday

On a Friday we were Luckily enough to have a day of school.Why?Because it was Easter Friday(also known as good Friday).We had a Easter hunt around our house.We were going to go to the park and have our hunt.But then we thought that somebody might steel our eggs.Even if we went to a park were nobody was there someone could have easily came to play and saw eggs a taken them and eat them.That wouldn't be fair.So that's why we Had it our house.It would have been just as fun like having at the park. Now it was time we had our Easter hunt.So my brother I ran up stairs to our room.i was so excited I just wanted to get the Easter eggs and eat them all instead of having a Easter hunt but I did want to have a hunt.Then It was time that we got to find some of the Easter eggs.All of the Easter eggs were outside at the back of our house and around different places in our house.

Then we dashed everywhere just to find some Easter eggs i was so excited I accidentally fell over in my backyard.Then I got up and started to look around the place to find some Easter eggs.while I was searching for eggs I found out that My little brother was cheating with my Nana inside because she was showing my baby brother were most of the Easter eggs were inside while we were looking for Easter eggs outside.I said "hey that's not fair ".
by the time our mum said to came into the siting room to count how many Easter eggs we had I ended up having 3 Easter eggs but I was sure I had more ester eggs but they must have fallen out of my bag.
After that we got a big Easter egg and went to the park.It was a fun Easter Friday
I hope you enjoyed you Easter Friday because I did.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

A Weekend Outing

Have you ever been to Wakawhi beach?Well I have and so as my Aunties and cousins have.I went with them in the Weekends.There was a park there as well as a beach.While I was playing on the park I saw on really long slide.It looked like a cool slide to go on.I went down on the slide.While sliding down I felt like I was a snake slithering down because it was a slippery slide.Then I wanted another go so I had to climb all the way up to the top.
Beside The other side of the slide I saw my brother who had found a flying fox.So I ran all the way it to where he was and I stopped just to catch my breath.While waiting for my brother I shouted "Hurry Up"Because he was taking a long time to come back with the flying fox.He Finlay gave me the flying fox when he gave it to me he said "I am going to play touch with Dad and our Aunties.So I had the flying fox all to my self.While he was running to Dad I got on the flying fox.I pushed My self from the pole that was there and then I was zooming past things it felt like I was flying with all the wind going pass my face.Then I wanted to play touch with them so I left the Flying fox there and went to play But by the time I wanted to play we were going to go to Wakawhi beach that was just down the road where we were.My Dad drove us there then we saw that the tide was out but all of the sand looked like mud because it was soaking wet not damp but soaking.Then we just stay there for a little while and looked at how the wave were flowing in and out well my Aunties wen't really looking at the waves the were talking but I was looking at the waves.
Then it was time to go back home and have a shower have dinner and go to sleep ready for tomorrow.

Monday, February 15, 2010

On Friday we all lined up to go to room 15 to play a game called Capture the Flag.We were playing with room 14. First Miss King precisely explained the rules while we were listening attentively. As soon as Miss King divided us into teams we got straight into playing the game.Then we lined up and went on to the grass to play our game.The aim of the game is to get the flag to your territory. Capture the flag was a tactical game to play because it was a good strategy game to play.
On our first try we all ran all over the place trying to get the flag to our territory. Each time a team got a point we started all over again. People were cautiously guarding the safe side where we had to get the flag. Every time I got tagged I got gratefully rescued by somebody. As soon as Miss King said go we all charged like in a real war just to get the flag. The first point we got was from Starford.We all started cheering.Then we started all over again to see who will get the flag now. It was a really fun game to play. I was starting to get exhausted and sweaty while running back and forth all the time.
Then Oshania got a point for us.
Capture the flag is a tactical game which is also fun to play.I heard lots of people screaming.I tried to get into the safe spot were the flag was and luckily I got in and got the flag but when I tried to run out with the flag they tagged me so I had to put the flag back to where it belonged and go back to where I got tagged and wait for somebody to get me and take me back to our territory again.
It was exciting game for us to play because we had never played that game before.
Soon though it was almost time to eat our lunch so we had to stop our game.The score ended up being 5.1 so we won.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Welcome to Room 15 Ashleigh. For everyone reading Ashleigh's blog here is a link that takes you to the posts she wrote for her class's blog in Room 12 last year. Click Here