Monday, 8 December 2014

Te Tuhi art gallery

On Tuesday class 2 went on a trip to theTe Tuhi art gallery in Pakuranga. When we got in the art gallery. This man name Jeremy he explained the rules to us. He also took us to this room with art. When we got at the art room. We had to get an aprons. Then we had to fine set with a paper in front of you. Then Jeremy show us tapa design from samoa, fiji and tonga. There was thing you had to draw about was home, culture, family and interests. On my piece of paper I draw my family, my favorite sport and that was rugby, and I draw the beach and I draw my culture flag. After drawing we Inked it I give it to Jeremy. Then we went back to sit down.Then we watch a little movie about culture, family and home.                                                               

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Auckland Museum

When we arrived at the Auckland Museum we settled down in the kai room. In the kai room we ate our morning tea. At school we were put into teams, I was with Jonson, Brandon, Hiwarau, Taniela, Leka, Paula and our teacher was Mrs Lagitupu.

The first thing we look at was the maori gallery. We saw harakeke and carvings. After the maori gallery we to the pacific gallery. There were traditional costumes and tapo in Tonga.  Niuean has similar things to maori.

After looking at the Auckland Museum we went outside to the domain. Once we got outside we had to take several photos. Some of the thing we took photos of were scalpchers, flowers and the waterfall.

In conclusion the Auckland Museum is home to valuable objects. It is where you learn about art and the history of our country.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Washing your hands

Washing your hands is the most important step because it takes away the bacteria that can make you sick. Because you touch things that are dirty and then you eat thing that go into your mouth. If you don't wash your hands you will get germs.

Your hands get dirty because you touch pets and go toilet. It can also get dirty by touching rubbish. Sneezing on your hands gets bacteria.

Monday, 20 October 2014

why is it important to have class and school rules?

Why is it important to have class and school rules?

If we didn't have class and school rules then kids could do whatever they like. Kids would do things like fight, steal things around them and muck around.

The school would look messy and ugly. Kids will not learn without rules. They might not respect the property. People might be a bad role model and the teachers would be disappointed.

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Immersion Assembly

Immersion assembly is when the teachers dress up and perform at assembly. Pt England School always has an immersion assembly every term.

Team 1 have been inspired by the environment so they will be visiting the river. In their item  Mr Jacobson was paining a big picture on the beach. Then Miss Moala began throwing chocolate fish to the students.                                             

Team 2 are looking at the primary colours and they will also be mixing colours. Mixing Blue and Red makes purple. Mixing yellow and red makes orange. Mixing blue and yellow makes green.

Team 3 will be learning about painting and different artists.

Team 4 will also be learning about different artists.

Team 5. At the Immersion assembly team 5 were painting pictures upside down. Then they flipped them up the right way. Then we could see that they had painted Mr Jacobson, Mrs Jarman and Mr Burt.

Friday, 19 September 2014

Cross Country

At Pt England school we did cross country. This event happens every year. It was held on Thursday last week at 1:00 PM. It started from the year 1 boys up to the year 8 girls. There were parents and family supporting their children.

As Mr Burt called us up I was shaking. During our race, I ran at a medium pace. Passing other students bit by bit. I began to slow down a bit. As I got on the reserve I began to walk. As I passed teacher I heard words of encouragement.

Beginning my second lap, I was worn out but I wasn’t going to stop. Slowly jogging I spotted some  of my friends. I tried to catch up to them but they were too fast. So I just ran by myself.

I was near the finish line so I began sprinting my hardest. I crossed the finish line and celebrated my victory. Drinking plenty of water I was exhausted. I knew I did my best and I was very proud of myself.

Friday, 29 August 2014

Children and exercise

Children should exercise every day because it is important to train to get  better at cross country. The seniors have been running every day to the Pt England reserve. Which is really important.

Children should exercise every day to stay healthy and to keep their muscles strong. Exercise is good for you to stay fit.

I think that kids should exercise every day because they get better at all kinds of sport. I know that running is a good way to exercise. I believe that  playing sports like rugby, and touch.   

Children should exercise every day because it is good for your health.

Friday, 15 August 2014

Eric Finau

This morning at assembly a man called Eric Finau came to talk our school. He even went to Pt England school. Eric Finau boxed in the 2014 commonwealth games in Glasgow. In assembly he talked about how he went to Tamaki Intermediate and Tamaki College. He said “if I can do it, you can do it.”

Friday, 1 August 2014


Walking into assembly I spotted drums on the stage. Miss M organized a little group of Cook Island men to perform on the stage, playing the drums in a pacific beat. I really enjoyed the Cook Island group because my friend’s dad was in the Cook Island group. most of all my favourite was the drums.

Friday, 25 July 2014

Commonwealth Games Facts

5 Facts that I already know about the Commonwealth Games:

Swimming, boxing, running, weight lifting, shooting are in the games
If you come first place you get a gold medal.
If you come second place you get a silver medal.
If you come third place you get a bronze  medal.
It is held in scotland.

Useful links:

New facts that I found out about the Commonwealth Games: (include a link to the site where you found your information. Your information needs to be in your own words)

The first Commonwealth Games took place in Hamilton, Canada in 1930.
There were no Games in 1942 and 1946 due to World War II.
Australia, Canada, England, New Zealand, Scotland and Wales have attended every Games.
There are 71   nations in the world that compete in different country .
valerie adams held the new zealand flag in the opening ceremony.
there are 71 countries that’s is competing  in the 11 different kind of sports.
usain bolt is a man who is the fastest man on earth  

Friday, 4 July 2014

Sound Movie

This is my sound movie


We have been learning really cool skills at AFL.This happens every week on wednesday. AFL is a really cool spot. Tim, our AFL teacher has been teaching us these skills. I like AFL because I think kicking the ball is fun.
What we learn:
The skills we learnt in AFL is handball, punt kick, passing and catching. To do the hand ball you need to hold the ball flat on your left hand and  with you right  hand, hit the x on the ball.


I have been really enjoying these lessons, but sadly because term 2 is over, AFL is over. I’m looking forward to the spots we will be doing next term.

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Zion Echolocation

What is Echolocation?
Echolocation is when animals use sound to find their food. First they make a sound. Next the sound rebounds off their prey and back to them. This skill is unique.

Who is Ben Underwood?
Ben Underwood was a kid who learnt echolocation. He makes a clicking sound with his mouth. It rebounds off the object and the sound comes back. He was blind but he could  play basketball, ride his bike and skate.

What animals use Echolocation?
The animals that use Echolocation are whales, dolphins and bats. Dolphins and whales use Echolocation because it is really dark under water. Bats use it because it is dark at night and when they come out they need to find their food.

Monday, 16 June 2014


Add caption
Jordan is my friend. He has 3 brothers and 3 sisters. His brothers names are matthew, Christian and Jordan. His sister are Lina, Kacy and Vivienne. His favorite movie edge of tomorrow and his favorite subject is math. His favorite food butter chicken. His favorite singer is John Legend. His favorite colour green and he likes walking to the beach

Wednesday, 4 June 2014


 For  those who want to play touch. They have to need a coach and a rugby ball. Then you need two set of teams. Now you can play the games. Then you choose   

what team to kick. Once they catch the rugby ball you have to start running and when you get touch you have to tap the ball and pass it to your team mate. Then you need to do the same thing until it is 5th and fine.

Once they score a try. They would get points for their team. Then the other team would have to kick the ball.

Reading Task

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

How to play rugby league.

How to play rugby league.

For those who want to play league. First you need a ball and 2 teams. Then you need to get a coach. Then you get ready to start to play. After that when it is halftime in 40 mins. Then  they have a bracke. When they  finish there bracke. Then they go back out and play. Then they one of the teams have to kick the ball. After that they have to play until the game is finished.

Explanation of Homemade Instrument

 Explanation of Homemade Instrument

Task: Create instructions on how you will make your instrument including the materials needed, step by step instructions on what to do, and explanation as to how the sound is made.

This doc is a really rough outline for setting out your writing. You should use images and even video where appropriate.

My Instrument: My Instrument that I am making is drum.

Materials Needed: We need
  • sticks
  • buckets

Instructions for Homemade Instrument:
  1. Get a bucket and flip it over.
  2. Make sure the open hole is facing down.
  3. Then start hitting it with sticks.
  4. You can now start creating beats.

Explanation of how sound is created:
I’m going to explain how a drum make sound. It is very easy to make.

Main reason:
Drum make sound because as you hit it, it vibrates and creates noise.

Second reason:
If you do not hit it, it does not vibrate which means it doesn’t make a sound

Third reason:
The reason you should make a drum because it is easy to play and make.

Conclusion: That how drum make sound.

Monday, 26 May 2014

Science Roadshow

Last Friday class 2 and class 5 went to tamaki college  to  go to the science roadshow. When we got tamaki college then we line up waiting for someone to take us inside. Then a man came out and his name was sean and he was like 6 foot tall. Then he take us inside and we sat on the chris. Then she picked 3 volunteers and there names were Anthony, Iisa , and Emmy.

Then Iisa was the first one to go up and he put on a dress up as a caveman and he had to pick the right tray of food. After that he had to pick the right photo to get water. After that it was Emmy and she had to blow through a tube and when she blow it change color. Then it was anthony turn, the lady had  to use size me to see how tal he would be tall when he grows up.

Friday, 23 May 2014

How does a musical instrument create sound?

1. Intro:
I am writing about how a guitar  instrument create sound.

2. Part of a guitar: A guitar is a instrument that has strings, notes, tone
and a sound hole and tuning keys.

3. How is sound created from a guitar? When you strum a guitar the sound goes into the hole and it bounces of the wood and come out of  hole and come out louder.

4. How to play a guitar: When you strum the guitar the strings vibrate.

5. Conclusion: I learn about guitar. I learn how to hold the guitar and how it vibrate and makes sound.

Friday, 16 May 2014

Funnel ears science experiment

Science experiment:

Question: What will happen to the sound if I change the shape of a piece of paper? (e.g. from a flat shape to a funnel shape)

Links to research about Sound:

Hypothesis: (What do you think will happen?) e.g. I think that….

Materials needed:

Experiment (procedure):

e.g. Step 1 - First hold a flat piece of paper against your ear. Block your other ear with your hand. Get your partner to speak to you. What is the sound like? Can you hear clearly?

Step 2 - Next, roll the piece of paper into a funnel shape. Put the funnel against your ear. Face the funnel towards your partner and listen to them speak. What does it sound like? Can you hear clearly?

Step 3 - Next, face the funnel to the side while your partner speaks to you. Does it make a difference to the sound that you can hear?

Step 4 - Put some cotton balls or tissue paper into the funnel to block one end. Does it make a difference to the sound you hear?

Step 5 - Next, roll the piece of paper up and l

Data (What happened?)

flat piece of paper
It sounded the same.
funnel facing to the front
It sounded a bit louder
funnel facing to the side
It sounded softer
cotton ball or tissue  blocking the narrow end of the funnel
It sounded softer than the one before
rolled up piece of paper (facing to the front)
It was louder and clearer
rolled up piece of paper (facing to the side)
It was not that clear.


When I used a flat piece of paper it sounded the same. When I used the funnel facing to the front it sounded a bit louder. When I used funnel facing to the side it sounded softer. When I used cotton ball or tissue  blocking the narrow end of the funnel It sounded softer than the one before. When I rolled up piece of paper (facing to the front) it was louder and clearer. When I rolled up piece of paper (facing to the side)It was not that clear.


l learned that when I use a funnel facing to the front it helps me to hear better. When it is facing to the side I can’t hear as well as before.

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Hearing-Related Words

1.  music. I like listening to music on the radio.

2.  kind. People speak kindly to other people.

3. laughing. I was laughing at school.

4. Taking. I heard people talking with their friend.

5. Kid. When I walk outside I see kids playing together and talking.

6. whizzing. Cars were whizzing past my house.

7.hammer.The builders used the hammer to hammer the nails in.

8. clinking. I hear some money clinking in my pocket.

Monday, 14 April 2014

Term 1 Reflecion

Term 1 Reflection 2014

My highlights this term would have to be creating movie with my friends. This is because I enjoyed acting and seeing the movie get finished.
I have made improvements in Maths.

I know this because I always do good in my maths. I also always get my work finished on time.

I still need to work hard to improve my Reading and writing.

I know this because I need to read all the time. I need to improve my reading level. I need to try hard in writing.

I am most proud of my efforts to create my Empathy movie.

My 3 main goals for Term 2 will be:
1.  work hard on my animations
2. Improve my reading

3. Improve my writing

Friday, 11 April 2014

Fia Fia

Last Night at 6:00pm we had to go to our changing room to get ready for our performance. I wore lavalava, a sisi and black face paint. Then  we went down the corridor door and out the library.

When we went outside, we saw a lot of people. The performance I liked the most was the Cook Island drums. The thing I did not enjoy was that we had to sit on the ground for a long time.

When we were almost about to perform I felt kind of nervous. In our performance we did a haka and the girls dance. When it was happening it Screenshot from 2014-04-11 10:05:21.png

Monday, 7 April 2014

Creepy story

Paragraph 1: Once upon a time there was a creepy scary boy who lived in a haunted house. He died in his own house and he is the spirit who keeps his house safe. Who ever walked past his house they must die.

When this man walked across his house he came so quick and dragged him in the house, the man was  yelling as loud as he could, HELP,HELP.
But Know one would hear him. All the man could  see was a boy who was a ghost his house was a mental hospital.

The boy had something in him and he thought it was the devil. In 1988 when he was a normal kid he went to the park to play and suddenly he saw something.

It quickly went in him and he started to feel like he was going to faint so he ran home and told his family that something was wrong but the didn't believe him.

So the next day early in the morning he killed his family. and when theses mentalist people came to check him and take him to mental hospital.

Finally when they got there he was checked by an expert he was and exorcism man who checks if the devil is in him and he was.

the boy was scared.

Monday, 31 March 2014

Movie in the park

On Friday at Pt England reserve we got to watch a movie and it was called ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2’. When we were watching the movie we were eating chocolate during the movie. It started at 8:30 pm.

I was watching the with Jordan, peh so and Jonson. It was a little bit cool and funny. When the movie was finish I went back home with my brother.