Thursday, 10 December 2015


Understanding: Write a summary of the main events from the story.

Chatham Island is so small on the map, it’s very tricky to find. It is known for its strong winds and its many storms. The weather can be so wild, sailor call this part of the pasific; roaring forties.

Because of the strong wind, the people had to design a boat that would have a place to store their fish that they catch. The boat also had to be super super super super super super super super super super super super super super super super super super super super strong because of the wild wind.

What made the waka so special was their clever yet simple design. Each waka had a rectangular shape and a steeply rising bow. Two parallel runners on the bottom of the hull formed the backbone of the waka and helped to support the framing work. The floor and sides were made of reeds. Some waka had a base of inflated kelp.

Applying: Make a comic strip about the story

Creating: Create a board game or digital game about the story.


Description: This is a digital game that I made on Minecraft. I call this game rehi waka; boat race.
There is 6 sections that have obstacales. The first person who gets to the end wins. Rules: 2 people only, can only race in the boat.

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Reading ( One City, Two Earth quakes )

Evaluating: Act out the most dramatic part of the story.


There's an Earthquake by Harrison and Sam. (Published Version)

Applying: Construct a simple model from the story.
Real Version:

Creating: Create an invention for the story to do a specific task.
Real Version:

Analysing: Make an advertisement promoting a product from the story.

Earth Glue ad.

Understanding: Retell the story in your own words.

One city two earth quakes. 

In Christchurch at 4:35am, on the fourth of September 2010, there was an earthquake. The magnitude was 7.1. Five months later, on the 22nd of February 2011 at 12:51pm an aftershock hit the city. It had a magnitude of 6.3. The February earthquake was way more serious because a hundred and eighty two people lost their lives.

People thought that about 22 people were buried under the rubble of the Christchurch Cathedral. Fortunately, it was later found that no one had been killed or injured in the church.

The second earthquake was so much worse because in the first earthquake only a few people got injured and no deaths were directly caused. This was because it happened in the early morning and most of the people were still in bed. Many buildings were suffered more damaged in February because they were all ready weakened by the first quake. Retolled by Harrison

Remembering: illustrate the main idea of the story.

Blooms Assessment:

Limebrick Poem

W.A.L.T: make a limebrick poem

Success Criteria:
It's a nonsense poem - it still needs to make sense - but it can be silly (Luke)
Your meant to rhyme with it and it's silly - Jamie
It's like a funny poem - Phoenix
The rhyming words need to be real words - Logan
That it is a non - realistic poem - Arisha
The rhyming has to be in a pattern - 2 lines rhyme then the next 2 have to rhyme and the last one Rhymes with the first 2 - Qwade
Aabba - Milania
There are five sentences - Quentin

Tuesday, 17 November 2015


Capacity is how much an object can hold.  I thought that the blue bowl would hold more than the bottle but I was wrong.

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Te Reo Maori Homework ( Build


Thursday, 17 September 2015


W.A.L.T: Write a mystery.

Secret Salsa By Harrison

I think this is gonna be a good day said Bryan, Same, said Tania. Bryan and Tania own a Burrito shop in Mexico City. Their burritos are so good, the salsa that they use, they put it in a safe.. (A bit OTT). They cheerfully put their aprons on and get prepared to make some Burritos. They walk into the kitchen and get all the ingredients that they need. They get the wraps and pile the salads and the meats on them. The only thing that they need to do now is put the salsa on and wrap them up. Tania unlocks the code to the safe and opens it. Ahhhhhhhh! The salsa is missing. Oh no, Tania cries. What will we do, I know what we can do, says Bryan. The other day a man called Sam gave me something called a burrito eye. Its a shape of a Burrito and you put it over one of your eyes. When we scan it in front of the safe handle, it will show where the person lives. Bryan scans it and the address a peers on the Burrito Eye: USA, LA, 21 Reagan st. Yeah! We’re going to the U-S-A, sings Tania. It looks like we need to pack our bags, says Bryan. They pack their bags and hop in the Burrito van, they drive up to the airport and park the van. While their waiting for their flight, they open up some plastic bags and pull out some burritos and eat them. Mmmm, these are good, said Bryan. Oh look, I flight is about to leave. Bryan and Tania sprint to the plan and just manage to get in. That was close. Look, said Tania, we’re here. As soon as the plane lands, they run out of the plane, run through the airport and order a taxi. The taxi arrives and they hop in, 21 Reagan street please. Sure, says the taxi driver. Um, can, you, go, a, little, bit, FASTER! Sure, as soon as there arrive at 21 Reagan street, they sprint out of the taxi and up the drive way. Ding, dong. Somebody opens the door. WHAT’S YOUR NAME? Justin Bieber. PUT YOUR HANDS IN THE AIR WHERE WE CAN SEE THEM. Why, because you stole our salsa that we put in our Burritos. It wasn’t me, it was my brother. Whats his name? Cooper Bieber. Where is he? You like to ask a lot of questions don’t you, ANSWER ME!! He took a flight to Mexico City, but his flight leaves in half an hour. Okay, Bryan and Tania hop back into the taxi, airport please. Sure Could you please go as fast as you can, we need to catch a flight that leaves in 25 minutes. Vrrrrrrrm! Blah! I feel car sick. When they are there, they sprint into the airport and in to the plane. Whew, that was close. Bryan look’s up and down to try and find Cooper Beaber. When the flight lands, they hop off the plane, Bryan starts asking random people this question: Whats your name? The 14th person that they asked had black hair, was 150 something cm tall, has normal ears, has freckles over his whole body, has an outstanding nose and he has a top that say’s: Captain Awesome. Whats your name, Captain Awesome, seriously, Cooper Bieber. Aha! So you stole the Salsa. Ahhhhhh, 21 hours later, ahhhhh, yes.


Monday, 14 September 2015

Wearable Art

My theme is Greek Mythology, My character is Zeus and for my wearable art I made Lightning armour, a shield and a lightning bolt.

The Story Of Darcy

Task: Write your own myth or legend.

Did you know that there is a coal black and petrifying house in New Zealand. It is so petrifying that no one in the world has ever dared entered it. One dark and drizzly night, an unknown man in a black hoodie walks up the drive way of the scary house. Everybody watches him as he approaches the front door. The man doesn’t know what surprise he’s about to be given. Ding dong. Unexpectedly, someone grabs him by the neck and drags him in to the house. He looks up and he can see a Llama with a basketball head. The Llama say’s, hello Darcy, hello. Arrrrrrrrrh! It’s a talking Llama. Shhhhhhhhh! What is your favorite sport? Ummmm, Basketball, he replies. Well I am going to give you supercalifragilisticexpialidocious powers so you can be the best in the world at basketball. Your kidding me, no. It won’t hurt but it will take a while. Soon after when he got his powers, he looked in the mirror, Ahhhhhhhh, I’ve got a basketball on my head but I can still see. How? Well… the basketball is your head. The Llama puts his ear muffs on, Ahhhhhhhhhhh. Well, at least I’m the beast in the world at basketball now. Darcy Has won many champion ships, and he is in a team called Knight ballers.

Reading ( Invention Burrito Eye)

W.A.L.T: Create an invention to help us solve the case.

The burrito eye scans finger prints and tells you where the culprit lives.

Maths ( Adding Decimals)