Monday, 30 June 2014

Sir Peter Blake

W.A.L.T: Write for Self
Sir Peter Blake was a captain for yachting for the Amercia and New Zealand World Cup. Unfortantly he was sailing and got killed by pirates. Sir Peter Blake used to wear red and white socks when he was doing the yachting competitions. He used to wear them all the time. Sir Peter James Blake, was a New Zealand yachtsman who won the 1989–90 Whitbread Round the World Race.

  • What do I want to be: I would like to become a Famous High-Jumper In The Omlypics!
  • How might I do it: I will keep Following my dream and try and find out a way to do it. By keep practicing. I need a coach and be practicing like 6 hours a day. To get really good at it.
I think your dreams are really passionate. I bet you would be a famous high jumper. If being in the Olympics is your dream you have to practise hard. Also watch the people in the Olympics do high jumps again and again.
Aye :-p

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Grasshopper Tennis Sample

WALT: improve our small ball skills like catching, throwing, and hitting.
Description: We have been participating in a tennis programme with Big John (John Salisbury) from Tennis Manawatu. He has taught us some tennis skills that help with controlling and hitting the ball

Task: complete the rubric with targets to show your reflection. Make a comment to the questions below?     

Buddy Comment: Well done Grace! You are doing really well at grasshopper tennis you just need to work on you 'Cut the cheese'!  


  1. What are you most proud of and why? I am proud that I can balance the tennis ball on the racquet while moving it.
  1. What challenged you the most and Why? The thing that I was challenged by was cut the cheese because it is harder to use the slimmer side of the racquet.

  2. Next time, what is a goal you can work towards? To work on cutting the cheese so I can get really good at tennis.

Monday, 23 June 2014

Angry Poster

For our writers note book we had to make a page that showed what boiled our blood when ever we saw it our heard it or did it. Here is my poster about what makes me angry all the time.

Tuesday, 17 June 2014


We had ten spelling words these are my sentences for my spelling words. We had to make them juicy and cool to read.

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Showing Integrity

W.A.L.T: Show Integrity

Task: make a panoramic photo showing integrity

How I Show Integrity: I showed integrity by getting on with my writing without being told to.

How I Have Not Been Showing Integrity: Sometimes I just walk past some pencils when I could have just picked them up and then I would have been showing Integrity.

Why? To showcase our understanding of this terms value of Integrity. We will share this during our Student Led Conference.
When? Week 7
Who? The World

Description: Integrity means something you are doing when know one is looking and know one has told you to do something like put your day book away. What we are showing here is that Zac and Ross are dropping pencils and Aye is putting them away.

Reflection: I think me Ross, Aye and I did really well on our panoramic I still think we could work on what we are doing.

Feed back/Feed forward:

I think we did a great job making that awesome panorama. I don't know if the panorama will make aliens understand what integrity is. I think we still did an amazing job though.

Thursday, 12 June 2014

4 Pics One Word

I have made a 4 pics one word. See if you can guess what the word is.

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

The White Horse

                               The White Horse  

I slide my cold feet out of my bed. I begin to yawn as I walk down the hall. My black short hair shimmers in sun as I walk over to the barn to feed my new white horse. I was ready to start my journey to the middle of the earth.I then rush into my bedroom and started to pack. Just then the phone rang and I rushed to the pantry. I grabbed some food then closed my bag and put it on my back. I was ready to go. “Gallop,” I say to my horse and hear my words echo in the distance.             
    I was riding for a little longer when I found a hole. Looking down it I find myself nose to nose with a gnome. Then there was a clatter and out came of these little holes were 100s of gnomes. I told them that I was trying to find the middle of the earth then there in my ears I could hear them laughing at me, thinking I would never get to the middle of the earth. They gave me advice and pulled out a giant shell they said that if you throw this over the back of your shoulder it will help you. So I said" I'll be on my way then by, thanks. “But remember some day the shell will die.” A lady gnome said to me I jumped onto my horse and trotted away into the far a way land.
One day later I woke up to the sound of a low snuffle and a droplet of water hit my nose I thought it was raining but no, I looked up to see a lonely fairy I suddenly stopped and stared never seen a real life fairy it was the most amazing thing to see I jumped up and asked the fairy what was wrong she said" A witch has put a spell on me I have no magic nor can I fly." I said I have a shell that will give you good luck throw this over your shoulder and you will become yourself again. "Thank you." said the fairy as I walked away as she fluttered off with her pure white sparkling wings.

Unexpected a flick of lightning struck and I hid in side a burrow snuggling up warm to hear voices. As I peaked through a hole I saw 20 mice gathered around a table with a feast. The mice saw me then they vanished I was amazed I wonder if I can try to make my self vanish I said what they said" Oco Oco Do." and to my amazement I vanished to where I was heading to the land of dragons.

There was the sight to see fire volcanos and lava this could not be happening I roped up my horse and pulled out my gleaming sword with an Emerald Stripe down the handle. I started to run with my sword with excitement my horse came after me as I ran I thought it would be fun so I took him with me. We got to the exit about to disappear, when I saw a big muscly dragon I hoped he would not eat me up.   
So I bowed. Once he went to get his wife his guards strapped me up on my horse it was very unfortunate. Once I had cut the rope with my sword we were off and just then I heard a voice in my head Grrrrrrrrr! I suspected it to be the king of dragons as I carried on I got kicked off my horse when he had stepped in a puddle.


We came closer to rock and hard fiery ground that sparked at us with fierceness in side them. I thought in my head we are definitely coming closer to the middle of the earth because now we started to see a glow from the cracks in the earth by now it was getting cold so I snuck a jersey on and found a cave I decided I would stay there for the night so I did then I felt myself move there right in front of me was a crack in the ground then there were lots of cracks and as I felt a whirl wind come across me as I landed in the middle of the earth I started to take pictures and birds came all colours of the rainbow and made an awesome rainbow 15 colours all the same and all in the right order I was amazed I had an awesome trip and there where I was standing I said”Oco Oco Do.” And was back home 

                                     The End

                                     By Grace.S

Monday, 9 June 2014

50 Posts

I have reached 50 posts half of 100 nearlt there.

Writing Sample

  • use a range of verbs (evaporate, melt, etc.)
  • use a variety of specific vocabulary (matter, solid, liquid, gas)
  • add significant detail to describe each part (examples, diagram, giff)
  • vary sentence starters
  • organise my ideas into at least 5 paragraphs

    W.A.L.T: Inform



    I think I did well I met up to the standered because I did all the things that I had to do like put a image my draft and my published piece.
Feedback: I think you did a great job because you met up to the standered.Well Done! Comment by Rosalind

Feed forward: I think you need to work on nothing. Comment by Rosalind.S

Science Sample

WALT: show our understanding of how energy works.
DESCRIPTION: We have been learning about energy. To share our learning, we have made a video to explain how energy works.

Feedback: I think you did a great job because you told us all the things in the success criteria that we had to put on our blog.Rosalind.S

Feed forward: I do not think you should work on anything.Rosalind.S

Evaluation on how well I think I did: I think that I met up to the standerd and did everything
perfectly.  I did my description my WALT and my image.

 Here is the video to me and Sophie's Science video about potential and kinetic energy.

Thursday, 5 June 2014

My Poem

Here is a poem that I wrote with the photo that Nic took.


The sunlight reflects and the icicles glow the trees wave to and fro
As the frost clings to my window
my face starts to go as cold as snow.

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Writers Notebook

W.A.L.T: Draw a picture in our writers notebooks of you doing something bad or someone else.

Feedback:I think you did a really great drawing. I think that you took your time to do your picture by the way it looks.

Feed Forward: I think you could maybe explain what is in the picture and put a bit more detail into the drawing. Rosalind :)

Monday, 2 June 2014


                               W.A.L.T: Rote learn
  What I learnt: I learnt that mnemonics can be fun as well as challenging they can really                                                                            help you with your learing the way I made the letters bold.

I think I did really well and met to the standerd.

Feed Back:
I think you did a great job and you did a great mnemonic. It is good that you actually made the mnemonic make sense and that you had great detail in your visual picture. Rosalind :) 
Feed Foward:
I think you need to work on making it a bigger word so that it can be more challenging for you. Rosalind :)

Evauluation: I think that I have made my mnemonics make sense and they help me with my learning.
I think I have done very well and have completed it.