Friday, 31 August 2012

Animations





Look how clever my dad is. He drew me as "PJ Girl" See more of his animations and art on
http://www.flipandroll.com/


By Nea

10 X 10 X 10

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Bullying

Bullying is a word that means threatening, hurting feelings, texting and sometimes violence. Bullying is when someone targets a person and is mean to them for a long time or over and over again. 



We did some drama about bullying in the playground. Some people were being bullied, some were bullies and some were bystanders (people who are watching but not doing anything). There is also a teacher and people who are sticking up for the bullied person.

By Billy

Is this Art?


We have been making sculptures in Matariki and Mahutonga. I am using jelly in my sculpture called candy land. Is this art? By Rebecca


Please leave your comments!

Thursday, 30 August 2012

Learn more about fractions...

Click on the link below to learn more about fractions...

http://www.taw.org.uk/lic/itp/itps/fractions_1_1.swf

Swimming Eastern Zones

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Friday, 24 August 2012

Debate



In Mahutonga and Matariki we have been learning to write a debate. We read articles in the newspaper and the internet such as "Cats are killers" and wrote about a subject we were concerned about. Afterwards we learnt how to make visual language such as posters, advertisements, and how to argue a debate with other people. We had to come up with strong statements that are hard to argue about. We got into groups and discussed ideas to convince the other groups.

¨ Here are some things  we have been debating about in class:
¨ The New Zealand flag and if we should change it or not.
¨ Fracking: it should be banned
¨ Cats are killers and we should exterminate/not exterminate them.
¨ NZ native birds, animals and the pests in New Zealand,
¨ Whaling,
¨ Trees should not be wasted for paper and cut down,
¨  Water should not be wasted. 

Come into our classrooms and see our reports!!! 

 By Alexandra and MIllie.

Homework- Week 7



Homework

CHOOSE a period from Art History that you are interested in.

Please research your chosen period.

You will need this information to create a poster (in class) about the period to go on our timeline.

Use these question stems to help with your research

WHO...
WHAT...
WHEN...
HOW...

Think about what was going on in the world that influenced this art movement.

PLEASE BRING YOUR INFORMATION INTO CLASS THIS FRIDAY (31st August)

Go Kirstie!


Kirstie is travelling to Paekakariki for the Nationals Cross Country on the 27th of September. She will be competing against around 65 people out of the whole of New Zealand. It is at QE2 park so if you want to support her on this race it would be awesome if you could.
GO KIRSTIE!!!!!!!!!

Kirstie, how do you feel when your in a race?

I don't really think about anything apart from where to go. At the start I'm really nervous.

How do you feel after a race?

Thirsty, puffed, tired, hungry and happy.

Are you excited about going to nationals?

Yeah, I'm excited and also nervous.  

Good luck Kirstie!!!

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Martha's Short Story




When are you travelling to Auckland?
I am travelling to Auckland on the 23rd of august  for the puffin short story competition.
how many people are finalists?
Five people including me.
How did you feel when you found out that your story was in the top five of new Zealand?
Excited!




Martha wrote a story about saving a worm, it was very funny! The story had to be 500 words or under. If she wins the competition Martha  will get an iPad and 50 puffin books for the school library. Martha is in the junior category from years 4-6. OH YEAH, GO MARTHA!!! By Kirstie




I saved a worm
I saved a worm today. I am known to the worm community as ‘She Who saved The Worm’ I think.
It was one of those days when it rains and you where your gumboots, while the clouds open and close like jaws. I splashed in the puddles with my friends Kirstie and Lulu on the way home from school. “Oh my, is that a worm I see?” shrieked Lulu. She hates worms. There it was on the ground,  pink and writhing, delicate stripes lining its slimy body. Kirstie ran for her life to the top of the hill. Lulu stomped after her. “Come on!” They yelled from the top of the hill.                 “Don’t you dare try and save that ugly beast!” I heard in the distance.
But I was in the gutter, boldly letting the water run over my gumboots. Watching, not caring for anything - but the worm.
The clouds parted and an elegant streak of sunlight fell on a dark figure in the distance.             He had big tramping boots on and he was walking up slowly, clumping doggedly along the footpath.  Then it started raining. Cold hard drops that fell stonily onto the footpath.
I watched the worm transfixed, it was wriggling, helpless. Hopeless.                                                                                                                                        Sometimes I wish worms could talk, so they could let me know their feelings.                                                   
I grabbed a stick from the over-flowing gutter.
I could hear the crunching of stomping feet coming nearer and nearer….
The worm. Wriggling helplessly.
I could see the boots in my peripheral vision, and as he came nearer I glimpsed his face, pale with black dripping hair and dark rings under his eyes, wearing a bright green T-shirt saying in red capitals: I’M WITH STUPID
The worm, desperate.
Wow! I can’t believe I’m doing this, I feel like a hero!
The boots hovered centre, metres above the worm…..
Maybe it was thinking:
Oh no! Its coming down, a black rubber sole above me…size 10 made in china… from imported and local ingredients…
Oh yeah, I forgot worms are blind, It couldn’t see any boot coming down to squash it, it didn’t know it was about to die.
I lunged forwards. NOOOOO! I flick the worm away.
It’s saved!!!!
I think.








Maori

Matahi: Ko wai to whaea? (who is your mother?) 

Georgia: Ko Kath toku whaea. (Kath is my mother) 

Matahi: Ko wai to matua? (Who is your father?) 

Georgia: Ko Ty toku matua (Ty is my father) 

Matahi: Koe wai koe? (Who are you?) 

Georgia: Ko Georgia au. (I am Georgia)

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Remember, homework is due on Friday...

Something to help with fractions...

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Maths

Fractions of Quantities

We have been learning about fractions.  Here are some things for you to try out and practise at home...

Problem Solving

1.       In an orchard 1/5 of the trees need pruning.  There are 65 trees, how many need pruning?

2.       1/3 of people surveyed voted ‘yes’ in the referendum.  If 42 people were surveyed how many voted yes?

3.       I have eaten 1/7 of the cakes in the box, if were 21 chocolates:
a) How many have I eaten?
b) How many are left?

4.       4/5 of the tickets for a Katy Perry concert have been sold.  If there are 2000 tickets how many have been sold?

5.       In a room 2/3 of the people are male.  If there are 60 people in the room how many:
a) men
b) women are there?

6.       A shop sold 2/3 of all their newspapers one morning.  The rest they returned.
If they had 360 papers.
a) How many did they sell?
b) How many did they return?

7.       In a car park 4/7 of the cars are silver.  There are 700 cars in the car park.
How many are NOT silver?

8.       If 9/10 of cats prefer Felix of the 500 surveyed how many do NOT prefer Felix?

Now for a really tricky one!

9.       1/3 of the people in a room are under 20.  If there are 15 under 20s how many over 20s are there?

10.   4/5 of Dek computers are faulty.  If the company has to repair 8000 one year how many did they sell?

Monday, 20 August 2012

Homework- Week 6




Homework

You have been given a period from Art History.

Please research your chosen period.

You will need this information to create a poster (in class) about the period to go on our timeline.

Use these question stems to help with your research

WHO...
WHAT...
WHEN...
HOW...

Think about what was going on in the world that influenced this art movement.

PLEASE BRING YOUR INFORMATION INTO CLASS THIS FRIDAY (24th August 2012)




For a summary of Art History click on the link below:

Art History

Friday, 17 August 2012

Art Celebration

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Art Celebration!

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Flippa Ball

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Monday, 6 August 2012

Lyrics for "Celebrate the World"


CELEBRATE THE WORLD

Celebrate the world
celebrate the world

Celebrate the world
A new music connection
Come on now, celebrate the world
For a new love direction

Celebrate the world
A new music connection

Now if you feel it in your soul and you wanna let it go
Stand up and let us know (Oooh!)
It ain't nothing but a serenade to the world
Songs of love, reaching boys and girls

It ain't nothing but a celebration with the band
Connecting peace between a woman and man

So join
Join hands up
To a new love direction

So join
Join hands up
To a new love connection

Celebrate the world
A new music connection
Come on now, celebrate the world
For a new love direction

Now if you feel it in your soul and you wanna let it go
Stand up and let us know (Oooh!)
It ain't nothing but a serenade to the world
Songs of love, reaching boys and girls

It ain't nothing but a celebration with the band
Connecting peace between a woman and man

So join
Join hands up
To a new love direction

So join
Join hands up
To a new love connection

Celebrate the world
A new music connection
Come on now, celebrate the world
For a new love direction


Art


By Aidan


 By Ian

In Matariki and Mahutonga we have been sketching as part of our inquiry. We have been looking closely at things and have sketched what we see. Can you guess who we have drawn? By Ian

Art Celebration




Our art celebration is a mix of different drama dances to make a performance.

Our art celebration is coming up soon and we have put a lot of effort into it and it would great if you could come.

On Monday the 30th of July we had a whole school practice and we were showing each class our dances.

The art celebration is on the 16th and 17th of August. Everyone is excited about the performance and we can’t wait to see you there!

By Tiana, Helen and Katie

Maths/ Fractions of Number

In maths we have been finding fractions of numbers. 


Have a go at this:



Thursday, 2 August 2012

Telling the Time



Matariki are learning more about telling the time. This is a great interactive website that will help. 

http://www.teachingtime.co.uk/clock/clockres.html

Eastern Zones Hockey

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Wednesday, 1 August 2012

sadies poem- skipping

Skipping

Plap plap plap feet slap

Slapping on the ground

The skipping rope whipping

Whipping through

Slowly getting faster getting super scared

Plap plap plap plap plap plap

Can't take it any more!

 Can't stop to much fun

Rope spinning like a spiral

I'm so freaked out

Can't stop!!

Have to go on

SO HAPPY

I'm jumping up and down up and down

The world is like a blurring ball

Kids nodding

My hair slapping me across the face

Everybody feeling crazy! CRAZY
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Everbody feeling dizzy! DIZZY

By Sadie


Tessellations


Mahutonga has been making tessellations in maths. Tessellations are a series of shapes that fit together with out overlapping leaving no gaps. M.C Escher developed tessellations in 1922. In the maths groups we have made tessellation shapes.

By Greta and Anthony