Tuesday, 18 December 2018

End of school for 2018

It's finally the end of school for 2018. This year of school has been so fun, and, it's sad that it's over. School finished today (18/12/18), and now I have 7 weeks off school!! I will be posting allot this holiday, so you shouldn't be disappointed with the lack of content I post. Until my next post, see ya!!

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Goodbye Fans 2018

Hey guys, thank you so much for supporting me throughout the year. You guys have all helped so much through the year. This will be my last school post for the year, however, I don't know if it will be my last post for the year, as I don't know if I will be able to post in the summer holidays.

This year, there have been some super exciting things happen through the year. One exciting thing can can still remember doing is making Pokemon cards. I made three of them, and one of the things that I remember about them is that all the kids were seeing which Pokemon was the most powerful. Another highlight was the year 5 & 6 camp, and the year 6 camp. I liked the year 6 camp better because we went to another island I had never been to and did awesome activity's. There are so many other highlights that I can't write down, however, I will put links down below for some of the cool stuff I did this year. See you next year!!!

Food War Series Episode's 1-4:
Food War
Food War 2
Food War 3
Food War 4

Cave Art Animation:

Battlefront 2 Tips and Facts:
Tips and Facts

You can look at more of the cool stuff I did on my blog, bye!!!

Thursday, 6 December 2018

Extension term 4 Reflection 2018

Task Description
In this task I reflect what I have done this year for extension.

Thursday, 29 November 2018


Task Description
In this task, I do research on Jewellery. This is yet another extension task created all by me.

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Ancient Jewellery Makers

Task Description
In this activity, me, Zaeeda, and Amira learnt about ancient jewellery and jewellery tactics. This is out groups extension research for term 4, 2018. This term's topic is Te Wai Toi, which means Art time in Maori. Hope you find this interesting!

Kawau Island Wildlife

Walt: Learn about kawau Island wildlife

Task Description
In this task I write about information I found out about kawau island animals. The reason me and my class did this is on the 20th of november 2018, we went to kawau island as a year 6 trip

Cave Art Animation

Hello my name is Caleb and this is my cave art animation. 

Long ago there lived a small tribe. One day while the tribe were siting down and talking, a giant, prehistoric rhino came and attacked their village. One of the tribe members scared the rhino of, however, the rhino killed one of there tribe members. The rest of the tribe chased the rhino until they found a bush. They decided to sit at a bush to rest. However, they didn't know that the rhino was hiding in the bush, and it jumped out and killed another member of the tribe, sending his body flying in the air. 

The huge beast chased after one of the members who was running away. The others tried to save them, however, the body of the dead tribe member came down and fell on them, severely injuring them. There was only one tribe member left, and the rhino had cornered him. With one final hope, the member threw his spear, and hit the rhino in the eye just before it got him. The animal then fell down hole, never to be seen again.

The End  

Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Food War Part 4: Hope

Slowly, Airin crawled and crawled. After walking for miles and miles, he stopped at the leg of a table to rest. “Oh boy, I really hope Apolo and the others are ok” Said Airin with a yawn. “They’ve probably defeated all the Vegetables and are probably coming out here to get me. I should get some sleep and in the morning i’ll probably be back home”. Then Airin fell asleep.

“I need four strong warriors who are willing to help me to try and kill the Vegetables and Fruit, even if you might die” Said Carton. “I will” Said the big gummy bear. “And me to” Said a kit kat bar “Me to” Said a Lollipop “Count me in” Said a Chocolate donut. “Good, now let's begin our attack, Gummy Bear, protect the rest of them. Come on guy’s” Said Carton.

After travelling for hours and hours, Carton thought he found someone. “Come on guys, I think I see someone” Said Carton as he and the rest of them slowly walked towards the thing that they saw. When they got close, they saw that the creature was actually Airin. “Get him” Said Carton in a strict voice. The others then grabbed Airin and brought him back to their base.
“Cortus, please, whatever you do, don’t hurt or kill my people” Said Apolo. “Apolo, I think that's how you say it, do you think that it is ok for you to kill my people, but me not be able to kill your people. Plus, you can’t do anything because you are locked up. Anyway, back to the killing, you see this Pineapple, dead” Said Cortus as he killed the Pineapple. “You see this fruit, dead”. Cortus kept on doing that until 10 fruits were dead. “Now, if you will excuse me Apolo, I have some business to make with the Cotton Candy, half of you, come with me and the rest of you stay here and stand guard over them. Have fun Apolo”.
As Airin woke up, he saw he was in some big grassy field, with these seats on the side that the Cotton Candy were on, and, right in front of him, was Carton. “Carton, w-where am I, and, and why am I trapped in iron bars?” Said Airin. “Because you are with the fruit, and you and the rest of you, almost killed me, so, you will tell me where your people are, or you will die” Said Carton. “I’ll never tell you where my are” Said Airin in a sort of calm voice. “Fine then, you will die” Said Carton. Carton Lifted up the big axe he had in hands, raised it high in the air, and brought it down…… “Wait” Said Airin just before the axe killed him. “Wait what?” Asked Carton. “Who do you hate more, the fruits, or the vegetables?” Asked Airin. “I hate the fruits because they attacked me and tried to defend the vegetables after they killed my friend”. There was a long pause. “But I hate the vegetables more, why?” “Because you want revenge, right?” “Yeah” Said Carton. “Well, if you, me, my family, and your family join forces, we can defeat those stupid vegetables once and for all” Said Airin. There was a very long pause while Carton thought about what Airin had just said. “I will help you” Said Carton, finally. “Yes” Said Airin. “But” Said Carton. “But what”. “But I will only help you if you defeat all my most strongest people” Said Carton. After a long sigh, Airin said “I accept your challenge”. “Fine then” Said Carton. “Let the battle begin”.

Gold Decimal Problems 2

Walt: use add/sub strategies to solve tricky problems

Task Description
In this task, I do exactly what I do in the other gold task

Monday, 29 October 2018

Silver Decimal Problems 2

Walt: use add/sub strategies to solve tricky problems

Task Description
In this activity I answer the same questions as the other silver one, except a few of the answers are different. This is easier than the other silver one, but out of all of them (Bronze, Silver, Gold), this has got to be the hardest.

Bronze Decimal Place Value 2

Walt: use add/sub strategies to solve tricky problems

Task Description
This task is pretty much the same as the last Bronze Place Value except a few of the questions are different. I found it really easy!

Wednesday, 24 October 2018


Walt: use correct sentences to help structure our writing

Have you ever been blindfolded and had to be navigated around by someone, not knowing where you are? Room 7 went out and had the time of their lives. Read on to learn about the adventure that we went on.

We started off by getting our shoes on and lining up outside. After about three minutes, our teacher (Mr Goodwin) came and we headed off to our school playground. After we got there, Mr Goodwin told us that we were going to be blindfolded, and then told us to get into a buddy and then sit down. My buddy was Loseti. After that, Mr Goodwin told us the instructions. The instructions were that one of us had to be blindfolded, and the other person had to guide them around the playground, but you couldn’t make them walk into things. After that, we were ready. I was really nervous.

Me and Loseti both decided that I should be blindfolded first, so when Mr Goodwin said go, I put the blindfold and headed towards the park, being navigated by Loseti. At first, I didn’t trust Loseti, but then I remembered Mr Goodwin's instructions, and so I trusted him. At first, I didn’t know where I was going, but after feeling some of the objects, and thinking of the park, I was able to sort of figure out some of the places I went to. At first it felt like he was just running around and around the park, but then he made me climb something, which made me know that I was on one of the climbing obstacles. After going round the park, climbing up and down some obstacles a bit more, it was time to swap over.
After Loseti got the blindfold on, I made him run around the park, just like I thought he did to me. That took about one minute of our time. Next, I made him climb one of the climbing obstacles, and he almost fell down. I then made him climb up and down the other climbing obstacle. I made him climb across the monkey bars, walk around a bit, and then Mr Goodwin told us it was time up.
When Mr Goodwin first told us that we were playing with blindfolds, I became more nervous than when I climbed up the sky tower. But, after actually doing the experience, I wasn’t scared anymore. I think that this was a really fun experience and definitely recommend it too others.
Task Description
Yesterday, me and my class did an exciting activity. We went to the park and did a fun game, and then came back and had to do a recount on it. Read the story to learn more.

Friday, 19 October 2018

Pioneer Photographs

Walt: look for information in the text

Agree / Disagree
Agree/ Disagree
Explanation and Evidence
Alfred Burton is a famous photographer from New Zealand.
“Alfred Burton came to New Zealand from England.”
Alfred likened his photography skills to that of a Hunter.
“Burt thought of himself as a hunter, going into wild places.”
Alfred used to keep the film in his back pocket while taking photos.
“Photographs were not taken on small roles of film, but on big sheets of glass, called “Plates”.”
In some areas Alfred needed to ride a horse, or even carry his equipment on his back.
“Sometimes he travelled with a dark van, specially built for him by a coach builder in dunedin. Sometimes he rode a horse, with his equipment loaded on a packhorse. When the tracks were not good enough for horses, he had to carry everything on his back, in a special pack.”
Alfred would usually go away on expeditions taking about 3 months.
“On a expedition lasting three weeks, and allowing only twenty photographs a day, the photographer would need to carry 420 sheets of glass.”
Crossing rivers was a tricky thing for Alfred to do with all his equipment.
“On one of his earliest trips, he was crossing a river, with a packhorse carrying his photographs and equipment. The horse stumbled in the swirling water, and when alfred got to the other side, he found that all his processed photographs were wet.”

Answer here. Use evidence from the text.
Explain why you think Alfred wanted to take photos of New Zealand scenery.
“He soon became excited by the beauty of New Zealand’s mountains and lakes and bush and rivers. He wanted to take photographs of them for everyone to see.”
Do you think this would have been a frustrating job?
“It was very hard for a photographer to travel around with his camera in those days.”

How much easier is for photographers nowadays and why?
Please explain what you mean.
The reason it is easier nowadays is because all you have to do is get out your camera, click a button, and you have a picture. Back then you had to get your camera, put a hole lot of stuff on the camera, then have to carry the pictures around without them getting wet.

Task Description
In this task I answer questions to the story Pioneer Photographs.

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

2018 Term 4 about this term

Walt: use correct sentences to help structure our writing

The holidays have ended, and term 4 has begun. This terms topic is called Te wa toi, and that means doing art, crafting, and other stuff like that. Read on to learn what’s on this term, my goals, and more.

This term is really exciting because there are plenty of things on this term. I love doing lots, especially since some of the activity are athletics. Some of the things that are on this term that i’m excited for include The Manaiakalani Film Festival, Athletics day, and Prize Giving, and those aren’t even half the things we’re doing.

There are two goals that I really want to achieve this term. One of those goals is to be presenter for either my extension film festival movie, or my class film festival movie. My other goal is to be a leader at Year 6 camp.

This term I am hoping to learn about different ways to draw pictures and color things in. I also want to learn how to sketch. Another thing I want to learn about how to draw japanese art. I also want to learn about what life was like 200 or more years ago. The thing I want to learn most about is famous artists and know why they are so famous. The other thing I want to learn is to learn about pacific artifacts and items.

I am super excited for this term. There is a lot on this term including The Manaiakalani film festival and Prize giving, I have two goals that I am sure might happen, and I want to learn about how to do Japanese art. Overall I am really excited to blog post about all the things that we will be doing this term.

Task Description
In this task I write about what is on this term, my goals, and more.

Monday, 15 October 2018

Gold Decimal Problems

Walt: use add/sub strategies to solve tricky decimal problems

Task Description
In this activity I solve the gold question this week. It wasn't tricky and I think the silver was harder because we had to insert a photo from your book.

Silver Decimal Problems

Walt: use add/sub strategies to solve tricky decimal problems

Task Description
In this activity I answer questions to do with Decimals. This was pretty easy but the gold will be even harder.

Bronze Decimal Place Value

Walt: use add/sub strategies to solve tricky decimal problems

Task Description
In this task I answer questions using knowledge I already have about Decimals. We put the numbers on the right hand corner on the math's table in the middle.

Monday, 24 September 2018

Words Per minute Data

Walt: analyse data and display data using a graph

Task Description
Today room 7 did a survey to see how many words all the students could write in 1 minute. After 1 minute was up, we looked at all the scores the kids got and sorted them out in this chart that is above this writing. The way we sorted out the number of words people wrote was our teacher Mr Goodwin asked us all how many words we wrote then created a chart so we could sort it out. After we all had the same answer, we created this chart above and changed the names and color. The amount of words I wrote were 27.

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Qwanel the Zebra

Walt: write using humour

Qwanel was a Zebra who wanted to be a famous rugby player. He was only 2 years old (Which in human years was about 5 years old), but he never wanted to do anything more than to play rugby. He played for the ARC (Animal Rugby Club).
In his first year of rugby he scored 0 tries, did 0 rips, and whenever he got the ball, he would either go sideways or backwards, and, because this was his first year, his coach didn’t care to much. In his second year of rugby, he also scored 0 tries, got 0 rips, and whenever he got the ball, he would either run sideways, backwards, or would throw the ball at his teammates really hard so they would fall over and cry. The next year, he played his first year of tackle, so, since his coach didn’t want him to fail again, his coach called Daniel Carter so he could help Qwanel, and, to her surprise, Daniel Carter actually said yes.
The next day, Qwanel went with his parents to meet Daniel Carter, though Qwanel just thought that he needed extra practice. When he meet Daniel Carter, his jaws dropped, he peed his pants, and then jumped up and about excitedly. After he finally calmed down, Daniel Carter said “lets start training”.

For the next 5 weeks, Qwanel learnt how to tackle, how to get tries, how to pass, and so much more. On his next game, Daniel Carter came to watch. On that game, Qwanel got 2 tries, 8 tackles, and passed the ball to his teammates a few times. Qwanel then got player of the day.
The next game, a very very big kid was playing against Qwanel and his team. About halfway through the game, the big kid got the ball and decided he could run through Qwanels team and get a try, so, he ran through everyone in Qwanels team, apart from Qwanel. Qwanel stood back waiting for the guy and got ready to tackle the guy. The came in, getting ready to bump of Qwanel, but Qwanel tackled him instead. The match was cancelled because the big kid and the rest of Qwanels team were upset and were crying. That day, Qwanel learnt not only how to be good at rugby, but also how to be brave.

Task Description
In this task my teacher Mr Goodwin told me and my class to create a funny short story. If you want to read it then just go to the top of this post and read down.