Saturday, 10 December 2016

WALT use my own words to explain a scientific concept

You have just watched a clip that explains how earthquakes happen.
In the table below, put a screenshot from the video and explain IN YOUR OWN WORDS what is happening in the picture.
The first one is done for you as an example.

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This is a globe. It is a model of what the Earth looks like. On this model, you can’t see the tectonic plates, but they are there, underneath all the land and ocean.
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This is a globe.It is our home, it is a model of the planet earth and it shows us what we see, we see oceans it shows us that the earth spins but the only thing it doesn’t show us is the inside of the earth but through science we have discovered that the earth is not hollow.

Friday, 9 December 2016

Coding 2

Today I passed course 2 and now i'm on course 3 YES!!!!!


On Coding I passed course one then I got a certificate, on course two i'm up to stage 16 flappy bird on flappy bird level seven my high score was 609 because on coding for flappy bird the instructions was different from the real instructions my old high score was 545 but now it's 609. 

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

WALT think from another persons point of view

After reading about what Rata Street School recommends to help students/people who have experienced an earthquake, what would you recommend for people in our school? Think of five things you suggest for Tamaki Primary School.

  1. Always be ready to save yourself in a earthquake
  2. To run outside the house or school run to a safe place
  3.  Hold onto it until the shaking stops
  4. Take cover under something strong, like a sturdy desk or a table
  5. Drop to the ground {Avoid Falling}

Monday, 5 December 2016

WALT find the meaning of new words and phrases

Find 5 words you found in the blogpost that were new to you. Record these, and find the meaning.
An example has been done for you.
You can add an image if you want to.
When something is very busy, lots of people are there, maybe everyone is confused.
Something is under rocks
The action of evacuating a person or a place
Invisible Enemy
They can’t see their enemy because their enemy is invisible.
Have no hope
Find a phrase that you didn’t know, or helped create a picture in your head. Find out what it means.
An example has been done for you.
You can add an image if you want to.
as if the ground had turned to liquid.
This helped me create a picture in my head of the ground turning from solid to liquid. In my head I couldn’t stand up anymore, I was falling over and all the stuff around me fell to the ground as well. Everything was moving.

WALT: find the main idea in a story

This story talks about the Earthquake that hit the South Island of New Zealand recently.
Find three key ideas in the story, then write 50 words to summarise.

Three key ideas in this story are
  • Strong 5.7 magnitude earthquake struck Christchurch on Sunday
  • The earthquake caused cliffs to collapse into the sea but no major damage to the city was reported."
  • The epicentre was 15 kms (9 miles) east of Christchurch and at a shallow depth of 15 km (9 miles), said the country’s seismological body Geonet.
Summary of the story (put it into your own words) - 50 words
Start here:A strong 5.7 magnitude earthquake struck Christchurch on Sunday.
The earthquake caused cliffs to collapse into the sea but no major damage to the city was reported.
The epicentre was 15 kms (9 miles) east of Christchurch and at a shallow depth of 15 km (9 miles), said the country’s seismological body Geonet.
Geonet said there were more than 40 aftershocks.
The quake came eight days before the anniversary of the deadly 2011 quake that caused upwards of NZ$40 billion of damage and took the lives of almost 200 people.

WALT draw a picture to describe a sound

WALT: write a poem about an earthquake

Write a poem about earthquakes.
Maybe an acrostic poem, or any other type of poem you want.

Try to use powerful words from the video, like these
  • Desperate
  • Disorganised
  • Dig frantically in hope
  • A community overwhelmed
  • A mound of rubble
  • Catastrophe

Start here: Earth rumbles, and buildings crumble with people inside, rescuers rush to save people , terror rips through people's heart, horrifying sights are all around us,quivering people clutch each other, utter destruction of historic buildings, knowing people that have no homes, earth shakes in all directions, sounds of sirens fill the air.

WALT: Use powerful words to describe a setting

WALT describe the feelings of people

Watch the clip again and carefully watch what the people are doing.
  • Why do some run away?
  • Why do some stand still?
  • When the bridge collapses, what do the people do?
  • Why do they try to get into the van?

Use these questions to help you think about the way people might have been feeling during this earthquake.
Write 30 words about how they might be feeling.

Start here:Some people run away so they could protect themselves,some people stand still because they watch their houses break down,when the bridge collapses the people run for their life,they try to get into a van because they want to drive somewhere safe.

WALT find key words

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Celebrating Me

This term we have been inquiring into 'Celebrating Me'. We have been looking at lots of different celebrations, like Guy Fawkes, Halloween, Weddings and Birthdays, White Sunday, Diwali and more. We also have looked at celebrating our own selves. This means we thought about things about ourselves that are worth celebrating... like our family, our hobbies, our learning achievements, our culture. Here is my DLO to show what I have done throughout the term.

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Maths Equivalent fractions of one whole

EOTC Recount

WALT: use time words in a recount
SC: I can highlight 5 time words I have used in my recount

Instructions: You must write a recount about what you did last week for EOTC week.
A recount is a story about something that has already happened - something in the past.
In recounts, we use words like
  • First
  • Next
  • Then
  • Afterwards
  • Before
  • Later on
  • And days of the week - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Your task is to write a recount about your week. You can add pictures if you want to.
Before posting on your blog, highlight any time words you have used. You MUST use at least 5 of these.

For your blog:
Labels - tps, year4, writing
Title: WALT use time words in a recount

Start writing here:On Monday some kids went to bowling and lazer strike but I didn’t go because I didn’t pay to go the people that stayed was Hope.T,Nita,Paterita,Jason and some other kids, Miss Ashley stayed at school with us we helped her make a birthday card for Mrs Sharma because it was her birthday after morning tea all the kids that stayed played basketball with Mr.M and with Miss Latoia.Some of us went to class to watch movies, then we went upstairs because the people that went EOTC were almost back, later on we all sang happy birthday to Mrs Sharma then everyone who made Mrs Sharma a birthday card went to her and gave her a hug then gave her the card they made for her.Then it was lunch time, we went and played afterwards we learnt some new art,last  we cleaned the classroom then we went home.

Friday, 25 November 2016

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

How to make a dumper truck

How to make a dumper truck

You will need:
  • 1 large cereal box
  • 2 small cereal boxes
  • Shoe box lid
  • Thin strip of blue paper
  • 4 bottle tops
  • Red and yellow paint to decorate
  • 4 round lids
  • Scrunched up newspaper
  • Grey paint
  • Black paint
  • Sticky tape


  • Cut the small cereal box in half length ways.
  • Stick it on top of the larger cereal box using sticky tape on one side only.
  • Cut the second small cereal box in half widthways and stick this on the other end of the large cereal box standing upright.
  • Stick a shoebox lid on the highest part of the truck to make a roof.
  • Stick a strip of blue paper just underneath the roof to make a window.
  • Stick two bottle tops onto the lower front of the truck to make the headlights.
  • Paint the truck red and yellow.
  • Paint four round lids black when they are dry stick them around the bottom of your truck to make the wheels.
  • Scrunch up pieces of old newspaper and paint them grey to make some boulders for your truck to carry.

How to blow the biggest best bubble gum

How to blow the biggest best bubble gum
  • Bubble Gum

  • Buy sugar free bubble gum because they are stretchy.
  • For perfect large bubbles, practice indoors.

  • Use several pieces of bubble gum till the flavour is gone.
  • Stick your tongue into the gum to make a hole and then blow into the hole and make a pouch this is the start of your bubble.
  • Blow into the bubble with slow even breath keep a firm of gentle walk of the part still in your mouth.
  • Practise your new skill with families and friends to see who can blow the biggest best bubble ever.

  • The biggest bubblegum bubble measured 23” in diameter .

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Celebrating Me

This doc is about celebrating me

WALT:Make a symmetry into a shape

Today in room 6 we were doing maths we were learning about symmetry and our teacher gave our whole class a net with tabs to make it into a shape, we cut it out then we coloured it then we glued it and I made a cube.Here is my cube.

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

My Opinion

My Opinions About Roller Coasters

After reading the articles that told about the incidents that have hae][ned at theme parks, I would never ride on a roller coaster because I do not want to die or get injured seriously. When you are injured seriously you could still die. But sometimes I could change my mind if they have a sign that says it has been checked recently and regularly. I have to make sure that it is safe for me and other families to go on. I also feel sad about the people who died at Dreamworld and the 92,000 children who have been injured in the past 20 years. It is important to read lots about theme parks to get correct information. I think it is safe to go on slower rides but can be very dangerous to go on roller coasters.


Friday, 28 October 2016

Theme Park DreamWorld Australia Gold Coast

Today room 6 were reading about the four people who died at the gold coast in Australia at dream world                                                    and how the two kids escaped.

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Friday, 14 October 2016

My Celebration Birthday

Today room 6 was making presentations about the celebrations we do and facts about it

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Patterns in Nature

The Time Machine

A Little Boy

There was a lovely rich family that lived in a beautiful house.

One night a wave of some nasty terrible horrible criminals broke into there  house the terrible horrible criminals had guns in there hands.“Everybody get down here right now”Shouted the criminals.The mother peeked to see who it was and she saw the criminals so she went to tell her son to climb out the window.

He ran  as fast as a cheetah could to get some help ran to his neighbours but no one was there he called some of his family members but they wouldn’t answer the phone he ran back home but no one was home all their money was stolen so he ran away crying, he got tired so he just slept in front of a building.

In the morning he was starving but the only thing he had was a phone but it was low battery, then a man came to him“Hey little boy where are your parents”The man said.“They were kidnapped by criminals”The little boy said.“What's your name”Said the man.“John Martin”He said.“I’m your mother’s brother that means I’m your uncle”His uncle said happily.“Can I come to your home with You Please”John said.“Of Course you can come on”His uncle said.

Thursday, 22 September 2016

The High Ropes in The Treetops

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“I’m so excited to try the high ropes”Said Jack.Jack,John and Jackson went to do high ropes in the treetops, “Ooh Ooh I want to go first”Said John.John put on his harness for his safety,Jack was still climbing up the vertical ladder while John was on the high rope.“Hey John can I come on now”Asked Jackson.Jackson went on with John.

The rungs started to wobble, one rung broke then all of the rungs started to brake too,The metal cable dropped,John and Jackson swung side to side they couldn’t find their way back because they were in the middle.

Luckily Jack got a bouncy castle so they could drop on the bouncy castle,“Drop down” Shouted Jack.When they dropped they felt that the bouncy castle was as bouncy as an bouncy light ball.