Monday, 31 March 2014

Hansel and Gretel's Journey Map 2

This is the path of where Hansel and  Gretel went to and how they got back home where there Dad lived.

Friday, 28 March 2014

Hansel and Gretel's Journey Map 1

This is the directions of how hansel and gretel's house to the wicked witch's house.

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Why should we learn how to swim

Why should you learn to swim?
sinkorswim 1*
WALT: Understand the structure of an explanation.
Topic: Why you should learn to swim
Audience: PES, whanau, worldwide blog audience
Purpose: To inform (tell) our readers why you should learn to swim.
Text type: Explanation
Key Vocabulary:
safety, survive, 25 meters, 25 percent,  leisure (own time), fun,  fitness, exercise, competitions, social skills,  beach, river, lake, ocean, swimming pool,
Helpful Links: Brainstorm
Paragraph 1: Introduction - 1. Start with a question 2.Tell your audience WHAT you are going to write about. 3. List the main reasons 4. Say why you are telling them this information.

Paragraph 2: Choose one reason why we should learn to swim (survival, leisure (fun), exercise, competitions).
- Say what the reason is: WHAT
- Then the next 2-3  sentences should say WHY - give plenty of examples

Paragraph 3: Choose one reason why we should learn to swim (survival, leisure (fun), exercise, competitions).
- Say what the reason is: WHAT
- Then the next 2-3  sentences should say WHY - give plenty of examples

**If you can write more explanations/reasons, add more paragraphs**

Paragraph 4: Conclusion - Wrap up what you just talked about. Say your main points again and give a few examples. Leave the reader with something to think about or leave them a question at the end.
Once you have finished make sure to mark with a buddy or yourself using our PARAGRAPH RUBRIC. Draw an image that represents your writing in sumo or ABC paint.

Why should we learn how to swim?
Why is it important for you to learn how to swim well you ask me?If you learn how to swim you could survival in the water, Save someone else's life. And you could also get fit and healthy and it is a good exercise.

The reason why you need to learn how to swim I will be telling you 3 good reason’s why you need to learn how to swim.

1:So then when you are inside a boat and you're out to sea you could trip over the boat and drown because you don’t know how to swim at all.

2:When your whole family goes to the beach and you don’t know how to swim then you won’t survive in the water by yourself at all.


1:The reason why we need to learn how to swim because it is a good exercise and it is for our own safety. For example if someone went to far what will you do. You always need to save someone else's life and then bring them back on shore.

2:Swimming is a very important thing to do that’s why some people around New Zealand teaches other kids how to swim so then they could grow up and they might want to be a professional to challenge other kids around the world.

If your friend turned 10 and she invited all of her friends and including you to. If she said that she was going to the Gi pools and you don’t know how to swim then you will be inside the shallow water in the shadow by yourself when all of the other kids play fun kids inside the deep water because they know how to swim.

When I grow up I really want to be a great swimmer just like other people that know’s how to swim. And I always need to push myself up to be the best swimmer in the world. And I just want to compete against other people in the world that is going to challenge other people in the whole world. And I really want to be the world’s championship to win gold,bronze and silver. For example what if I had to challenge the most best swimmer in the world then would I go and not challenge them or go and try my best to get gold medal.

Life-long skill

No matter what age you are, you could still swim because their will be adult’s teaching you how to swim because it is just not for adult’s to learn how to swim .**

*Everyone need's to learn how to swim.

Monday, 24 March 2014


A pohutukawa is a tree but some people says that a pohutukawa is a Christmas tree. It sometimes bloom in december so it is very cool. Isn't that amazing to hear sometimes other people calls the pohutukawa as the christmas tree.

Friday, 21 March 2014

Would the Author Agree OR Disagree?

Would the Author Agree OR Disagree?

WALT: Thinking about whether or not the author would agree or disagree.      
Would the Author:
Agree (yes) OR Disagree (no)?
Page Number and Evidence - proof from the text
Mary had a blue lamb, its fleece was blue as a blueberry.

Page 1
Mary had a little lamb, its fleece was white as snow
Siobhan was nervous about camp.


Siobhan’s dad bought fish and chips.


Dad was watching Siobhan do fivesies on the monkey bars.  

The kids have to be careful that they don’t melt the marshmallows.

Siobhan's dad played Baa baa black sheep on the guitar.

As soon as the girls got into their tents, they fell asleep.

*This is a picture of my learning that I did in reading time. This is all about Ngamanawa it is a plant that can prevent the waves from coming on land. When you throw a little seed inside the water it starts to grow bigger and bigger. The plant likes to live at north Island because they really do like salt water it is their favorite water in the world. Sometimes they like to live inside salt water. Do you really want to know why they like the salt water in the north Island because it is nice and warm they do not  like to live in the NZ water because it is cold inside the water.

Year 5 and 6 Camp 2014

(Do you really want to know about what we did at camp?)

Last week the year 5 and 6 went to camping for three whole days. My camp group’s name was manaaki. We had to camp at school.  Some of the other year five and six camp people didn’t come to camp.  Everyone was very excited for the year 5 and 6 campers. Was It cool for you at camp.All of the year 5 and six had to sleep with our friends or with other kids.

Our first activity on Wednesday was Get lost it was a fun game to play.Mr Jacobsen was holding a trupit. First we had to get into four groups after that we had to name any name for our group,Next Mr Jacobsen told one person from each group had to grab one ipad each,because we were the manaaki team and the other team was Carerings,It was a tough game between each other Manaaki and Carerings.

First we had to go to our clue and we were singing strive to succeed,we were next to the boys we could hear their voices and we could hear our voices on the Ipad.The get lost game was very hard and it was very confusing for some of us. Alot of us was lost and we could not find each other that’s why they call the game get lost because you lose each other where ever you and your group will be going. Everyone was speeding to come back in the right time. We had to do team work with each other and never give up. We saw other people wearing outrageous costumes some other boys was wearing a tutu and a crown on top of their heads it was funny,After that we had to go to our next clue it told us that we had to go inside the hall I think and paint our faces but the other person  had to go and paint the other person’s face with the brush.

My second favourite camp game was top town. We had to grab a big wood and try cross the screaming eels so then we had to cramped each other onto one wood so then we do not need to lose a point for our team manaaki. We were changeling the other team after that we had to go and grab a basket and  there was water balloons inside,next (Mr Jacobson said to both teams when I say go you will have to try and fill up the balloons as high as you can!) After that Mr Jacobson said go so then we went and we ran as fast as we can. After that the Manaaki went to fill up our water balloon so then we can get a lot of water balloon to throw to the other group. After that Mr Jacobson blue his chrumpet and then we had to run back where we met with Mr Jacobson, After that we had to go and sit down with our group. Mr Jacobson said fire that was the signal to go and throw the water balloon at each. I got hit by one and I was kind of wet.

Last week I found myself inside the tent with a buddy. Me and my buddy suliet was cramped inside one tent.I could not breathed because I was with my buddy and both of us was squeezed. I couldn't even move a single bit,I was surrounded  by sleeping bags,so then I had to move my sleeping bag away from my buddys sleeping bag because her sleeping bag was so big after that my bags was underneath my sleeping bag.I was so cramped because suites sleeping bag was so big so that’s why I moved away from my buddy so then I can get more room for me.So then I was laugh because one person in the other tent farted and me and my buddy was laughing and giggling we could not stop laughing.

It was freezing in the middle of the night and the crickets was singing us a song. It was making me sleepy so then I fell asleep. It was nearly morning until Miss Garden used the hooter to wake all of us up. After that we had to go inside the hall with our group and do fitness it was so tiring for all of us so then we were dancing to gangnam style it was so fun we started to wake up and have fun. Before we had to do fitness I was so tired I could not get up. It was freezing everyone was so tired so sleepy so then I woke up my buddy and I saw my friend Heather she was so sleepy and her hair was very messy she was covering herself with a jacket. I could not get my jacket because I was shivering with my arms my nose and ears was cold I felt like I was going to get stick because it was very cold.

When we were eating breakfast all of us had to go and grab our plate and spoon and our cup or mug.After that some of the teachers was calling some of the group name to go and take their plate up for breakfast after that we were all watching the sunrise it was so cool some of us could not believe our eyes because it was so beautiful I was looking at the sunrise and some of the teachers told us do not look at the sun because it make you blind but I never listen I still looked at it because it was so beautiful right inside my eyes.It was so cool.

I can not wait until next year for camp, but my favorite camp game was get lost, top town, sleeping inside the tent.This is really on top of my list after that we had to go and pack up our stuff that was inside the tent and we had to go and clean the tent to make sure we could use the same old tent next year. I had fun!

This is the Year 5 and 6. This is me and my buddy sleeping inside our tent at night time.

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

School Camp Fun 1.1.04

This is a slide show of school camp fun. This will tell you everything about what happens in camp and what you bring or what you need to bring to camp when you are a year 5 or a year 6.

Monday, 17 March 2014

School Camp Fun 1.1.04 - Part 1

School Camp Fun 1.1.04 - Part 1
Pages 2-4
WALT: - Understand the story as it is read. - Use the text to search for answers.

1. What are some of the things Siobhan needs to take?Sleeping bag,warm clothes,toothbrush,Mug or cup,togs towel,plate and spoon.

2. Why do you think that plenty of Mums and Dads need to help?So then they can help other kids set up their tent or look after them.

3.  Where do you think they have their camp?They have their camp at school because some of their parents pay for their camp.So then they can have fun.

4. What do you think ‘foursies’ means?Like she is showing her Dad that she can jump on the fourth monkey bar.

5. Why does Siobhan's Dad get changed after the swim?So then he can help the other parents to tell some of the kids to get out and get changed or some of the other kids to stay inside the pool and swim around.


This is a picture of the parents putting up the tents for the other kids so then they can sleep inside their tent with other people or with their friends.

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Vocabulary - Nga manawa 1.5.03

This is my reading about what does nga manawa means.I hope you enjoy what I wrote about what does nga manawa means to me or to you.

Identifying Fractions

We are learning our maths about smallest to biggest.This is all about 1/3,1/2,34.We will have to figure out by our self.Think before you write think hard and you can know this by your self inside your head.

Camp Coming

Would you want to sleep at Pt England School? Well guess what? I am going to tell you what does it feels like at camp.Well you came to the right place.

On Wednesday,Thursday,Friday we have camp.We signed up because it is all about having fun at school!We are camping because we need to know each other.Camp is like when you feel like you're at home but you are not at home.

I am so excited about playing with all of the equipment inside the hall that is what I am so excited of doing at school.But the thing that I kind of don’t like doing at camp is being away from you family and your food that you want to eat at home.But I just need to be strong and i just need to be brave away from my family.I hope that I will be happy at school when I am away from my beautiful home.

And my other favourtie thing is to eat burgers and other food that we will be eat.It is because it has some good letters inside of it.And my other favourite thing is kayaking because I never been kayaking in my whole life I hope it is fun! Mr Burt will be showing the year five and six how to kayaking. We will be kayaking across the blue clear sea.

Keep checking back for more Year five and six camp. I hope you know everything about what it is. Make sure keep on checking out for more information about our camp.

This is the Year 5 and 6 camp last year.