Monday, 14 December 2015

Word web - Exercise

This is my word web I made with Oh Hsen. Our word was exercise. I learnt that words like inactivity and sleep are antonyms for exercise.

My story

This is my story I published on

The wind was howling on a cold winter night. A man walked on the deck of his ship, The Unknown. He looked at the rough waters. The man’s name was Captain Unknown. Captain Unknown was called Unknown because no one has ever seen his face and lived. Another man joined him at the front of the ship. The second man’s name was First Mate Nick Lang. Together without saying a word they both walked into the Captain’s cabin.

“Are you sure about this?” Nick said.

“Yes, I am absolutely sure” replied Captain Unknown.

So all night and all through the next day they wrote on a piece of paper. It was their plan to take over the world. They had to make sure their plan is perfect. When they finished Nick went off to sleep but the Captain secretly wrote a few words on the plan that Nick didn’t know about. The next day Nick woke up. He sat up on his hammock. He didn’t want to do the plan because a lot of people might get hurt . Nick thought about what he was going to do. But Nick was to scared of Captain Unknown and he didn’t want to get kicked off the ship so he didn’t say anything.

It was one month after Captain Unknown and Nick had made the plan. Over that time Nick finally had enough courage to tell the he didn’t want to help the Captain.

“I refuse to kill or hurt innocent people” Nick said back.

Captain Unknown was so angry he punched Nick on the stomach. Nick felt anger building up in him until he got so angry he punched the Captain on the jaw as hard as he could. Plonk. The Captain fell onto the floor, unconscious. Nick was horrified, because he knocked out his boss.

Chapter Two

Two hours later when the Captain woke up, Nick was summoned to the Captain’s cabin. Captain Unknown was inside sitting on five comfortable cushions.

“I will forgive you, but next time you will have to control you anger” the Captain said.

Nick felt relieved as soon as the Captain said those words, but the Captain had a bit some to say,

“Also you have to do exactly as I say or I will kill you”.

Nick then realized that he could no longer disobey Captain Unknown. He could not do what he wanted because the Captain was known to be a ruthless and merciless ruler.

Two days later, the pirates land in the Caribbean. They went ashore pretending to be normal sailors. All of the pirates went to the local tavern as soon as their feet touched the warm, yellow sand. They had plenty of gold from the ships and they had looted over the past month. The only person that didn’t go to the tavern though, was Captain Unknown. He went to a small hut at the back of the town they were in. He got out his blunderbuss and cutlass and opened the door slowly. Inside there were two people, a man and a woman. They looked up as Captain Unknown came in.

“Who are you?” the man asked.

“You don’t need to know that” the Captain replied.

He grabbed both of them roughly and tied them up. Then he quickly took them to his ship and chucked them in the bottom of the ship, near all of the food and supplies. The man and woman’s last name was Lang.

Chapter Three

Back in the tavern Nick was drinking his second tankard of beer. He saw the Captain come in quickly and he sat down on a table in the corner. Nick didn’t trust Captain Unknown and Nick knew that the Captain didn’t trust him. Once they got back on board the ship the Captain went to the front of the ship with him spyglass. He looked for some ships to attack and loot. When the Captain went to the front of the ship though, Nick went all the way to the back of the ship. The next day when Nick woke up he remembered that he had a dream about his parents. Then Nick suddenly realized that his parents lived in the Caribbean. He immediately got up and went out on the deck (He didn’t need to get changed because he slept with his clothes on instead of Pajamas). He jumped down from the ship onto the sand and ran to the place where he thought his parents lived. Nick found a hut and went inside. Inside there were normal things you would expect in a house - Clothes, table, chairs and more. Nick also found some photographs of his parents and him. They weren’t there so Nick returned to the ship, disappointed and confused. He had so many questions. Where are his parents? Why did they leave their house? Why didn’t they tell him they left? Nick decided to go back to sleep and to think about what to do the next day.

A fortnight later they decided to sail to places in the world like New Zealand, England and America to capture the important people there like the Prime Minister’s, Royal Family and President’s. Once they got every really important person on Earth the pirates threatened to kill them if the citizens and people didn’t announce Captain Unknown as King of the world. Very quickly each country agreed to name Captain Unknown as King of the world. Captain Unknown was really happy. For the first month of being King of the world, he was busy ordering people to make something like a massive statue of him that was as big as the Statue of liberty. Soon every big city or small village had a statue of Captain Unknown holding up a massive cutlass instead of a torch.

Chapter Four

But not long (about a month after the Captain took over the world) Captain Unknown became bored. Being a King of the world was boring. He did nothing all day apart from telling people to do something. The people of the world (he called them subjects) often got his orders wrong as well. Once, his subjects forgot to put his head on a statue and everyone laughed. He was so embarrassed. It was on TV and the front page of every newspaper in the world. At least there was something good the Captain thought one day. Nick and the Captain are best mates again. They barely disagree anymore apart from one thing: Nick still wanted to be a ordinary pirate because he missed all of the fun he had when he fought for his life as he and the other pirates raided a ship. One day Nick was called to the throne room.

“What should I do Nick?” the Captain asked.

“What do you mean?” Nick replied.

“I don’t want to rule the world” said Captain Unknown.

“Let’s just go back to our ship and become pirates again” Nick suggested.

“Ok” the Captain agreed. So they left the country they were in. It was called something like Old Zealand the Captain thought. So they had a mostly happy life as pirates because some pirates were caught and hanged. At least the pirates all became rich thanks to some former rich people.


Gears Chart

This is our chart that we made today for our inquiry. We did this so we could know more about gears. My favorite part was when we used the gears.  

Thursday, 10 December 2015

Word Web - Personal

This is my word web. My word was personal. I learnt that words like usual and known are antonyms for personal.

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Word Web - Adventure

This is my word web on adventure. I worked with Oh Hsen. We learnt some synonyms for adventure like journey and trip.

Monday, 7 December 2015

9 timetables

This is my 9 timetables work. I worked with AJ. We had to write out the numbers and words of the 9 timetables. 

Factors and Multiples

This is my factors and multiples work. I worked with Ofa and AJ. I learnt what a factor is, and what a multiple is.

Friday, 4 December 2015

Wedge Poster

This is my wedge poster. I made it with Sylis and Fraidoon. We had to include: the pieces of information - what the trade of is, what the machine is used for and how to make work easier. 

Monday, 30 November 2015

7 timetables DLO

This is my 7 timetables DLO. I worked with Ofa and Oh Hsen. We did this to remember our 7 timetables so we know it immediately. 

Word Web

This is my word web I did with Oh Hsen and Fraidoon. Our word was Authority. We did this to help our vocabulary. 

Friday, 27 November 2015

10 timetables

Today for maths room 9 did the 10 and 11 timetables. This is the 10 timetables I did with Cyrus. I learnt to say my 10 timetables really fast and I memorized them.

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Word Web

This I my word web I did with Oh Hsen. We had to do two syllable rhyming words.  

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Word Web

This is my rhyming word web that I made with Oh Hsen.

Pulley Poster

This is my pulley poster. We had to add what the simple machine was used for, how to make work easier and what the trade off is. 

Plot Planning

This is my plot planning for my narrative. My idea was What if pirates took over the world?

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

The Most Exciting Part Of Athletics Day

On Monday the 18th the whole school had athletics day. The most exciting thing was the sprints. I was really nervous about the race because I wasn't good at running short distances. I liked to run races that are really long like cross country. Down at the sprint track we watched the juniors. After the juniors it was the seniors turn to race. I was in the first race. I was racing some other boys like Oh Hsen and Eric. When the race started I ran like a Springbok but I still came second. Oh Hsen came first. Then I had to race in the finals. I thought I didn't have a chance of winning because my classmates (Shannon, AJ and Oh Hsen) who are also in the finals are good at running short distances. I ran as fast as I could but I can fourth. I was disappointed because I didn't come 1st, 2nd or 3rd but I still had lots of fun.   

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Athletics Day Recount

On Tuesday the 17th the school had a Athletics day. The  activities were: Shotput, Hokey, Skipping, Shooting a basketball in the hoop and much more. Since there were 12 activities the school were split into 12 groups. I was in group 9. My favorite activity was playing hokey inside the hall. My second favorite activity was the hurdles. I enjoyed running and jumping over the hurdles. Then we had the sprints. I came second in my first race so I got into the finals, but I came fourth. Even though I lost in the finals for sprints I was really happy.  

Monday, 16 November 2015

2 and 5 timetables

This is my maths work. We had to make a DLO on 2 and 5 timetables.

Friday, 13 November 2015

Friday, 6 November 2015

Language Timetables

Today for maths Ofa, Eric and I made a Language timetable presentation. I did the English timetables, Ofa did the Tongan timetables and Eric and I did the Samoan timetables.

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Word Web - Suspicious

This is my word web on the word suspicious. I got ten antonyms for suspicious.

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Library Skills

Research Tag

Choose a country and write a question about it.  For example what foods do they eat in Romania?

Topic: China

Big idea: What food do they eat in China?

Now go and find a book that you think could answer the question and fill out this information.

Book title: Travel through China

Author/s: Lynn Huggins-Cooper

Publisher: QED Publishing

Date of publication: 2007

Keywords found: Food, Chopsticks

Page #’s: 14-15, 28, 29, 30,

Key pictures found: Family eating, food, Chef cooking, Woman making tea,

Page #’s: 14 and 15

This is my library skills work. Ofa and I worked on it. Our book is about China.

Word Web Desperate

This is my word web about the word desperate.

Line Shoot

Today for maths I played this game called line shoot. I got 100%. If you want to play it here is the link:

Friday, 23 October 2015

Word Web Alter

This is my word web. My word is alter. The other words around alter are words that mean the same.

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Library Skills

Matching Parts of a Book

L.I. Know the different parts of non-fiction books

Each part of a book has a special name which you need to be a familiar with.
1. For each description below find the matching term in the box.
2. Write in the correct term in the space provided.

Index = Alphabetical list of all the topics in a book with the page number where the information can be found.

End papers = The first and last pages of a book.

Illustrator = The person who prepared or drew the pictures.

Introduction = Information about the book found at the beginning of a book.

Dedication= Words about a special person found at the front of a book.

Author = The person who wrote the book.

Glossary =  List of special words used in the book with their correct meanings.

Spine = The flat narrow outside strip of the book.

Publisher = The company who made the book.

Cover = The outside of the book.

Spine label = The label which identifies the book on the shelf.

Bibliography = A list of more books on the same subject.

Contents = A list of the titles of the chapters.

Story Starters

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The engineer had three big eyes. He had dark green skin and six arms. His teeth were sharp like a saber-tooth tiger. His ears had slimy black ear wax and his nose had blue snot coming out. He had three tentacles for legs and two for arms. His hair was half pink and half yellow.

Venn Diagram

This is my Venn Diagram comparing graphic text and normal text. I used lucid chart to make this. I worked with Sylis. I hope you learnt something about graphic and normal texts. 

Triangle Shoot

Today for maths I played a game called triangle shoot. It was really fun. I had to identify three different types of triangles. They were the: Scalene triangle, Equilateral triangle and the Isosceles triangle.    

Friday, 16 October 2015

Simple Machines

This is my 2nd poster about simple machines these six things are six simple machines. 


On Thursday for maths I did some compass work. I learnt that there are lots of points on a compass - North, South, East, West, North East, North West, South East and South West.

Simple Machines

This is my work on simple machines. Each simple machines has its own way of helping someone. The inclined plane helps people in wheelchairs, the screw holds things together, and the lever can lift heavy items. There are also three more simple machines.  

Simple Machines

This is my topic work. Our topic this term is simple machines. There are six simple machines - Pulley, Screw, Wheel and Axle, Inclined plane, Lever and Wedge.   

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Library Skills

Choosing the Right Book

L.I. Matching questions to book titles
Looking for keywords in a question

Here is a list of some books you might find in the non-fiction section of a library:

Which of the books would you use to find out:

1. How many people live in NZ?
Yearbook of Population

2. Which special stamps were issued in New Zealand in 1992?
Stanley Gibbons Stamp Catalogue

3. How to look after a puppy?
Caring for pets

4. Where the custom of Easter Eggs came from?
Dictionary of Customs and Fables

5. The date of the Wahine disaster?
Everyman’s Dictionary of Dates

6. Which records were broken at the last Olympic Games?
Guinness Book of Records

7. The size of Noah’s Ark?
The Bible

8. The speed of the first aircraft to fly under power?
A History of Flight

9. The story of how the first under four-minute mile was run?
Encyclopedia of Athletics

10.  How the Greeks used a wooden horse to enter the city of Troy?

Myths and Legends

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Number Stones

Today for maths I played number stones with Harlem, Joshua and Ofa. When Harlem and I versed I won and when Joshua and Ofa versed Joshua won. It was very fun and I enjoyed it.

Basic Facts Karuta

Today Shannon, AJ and I played basic facts karuta up to 100. It was a tie between Shannon and AJ. They both worked really hard and really wanted to win.

Subtraction Triangle

Today I did subtraction triangle. I managed to do it in 34 seconds. I got everything right. I enjoyed subtracting numbers because I usually added them.


Today for maths I did some studyladder. One of the tasks that I did was compare and order fractions. I got only one wrong. I think I could do better and get ten right.

Addition Triangle

This is my addition triangle. I did it in 38 seconds. I think it was a bit easy so next time I will do numbers from 30 - 39 instead of numbers from 20 - 29.


Today I played XtraMath. I am proud of myself because I got everything right. I hope I can finish division soon.

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Word Web King

On Monday room 9 read for 15 minutes. Then we choose a word from our book and used the thesaurus to find out words that mean the same. 

Monday, 12 October 2015

Holiday Recount

The best movie
In the holidays I went and watched a movie called Pan. I went to a place called Cinema 3 in Pukekohe with my brothers and Grandmother.

The movie was super loud and the advertisements were so long.  Suddenly the movie started. On minute I was sitting on a chair eating a apple and the next a flash of bright light. I was so scared my apple ended up on the floor. Pan was about a little boy called Peter. He lived in a orphanage. The people that looked after the orphans were mean to Peter and the other kids. Peter and the other kids then get kidnapped by pirates! The pirates kidnap lots of children and force all of them to mine for fairy dust. Peter also learns that he can fly because he is the son of a human woman and a fairy prince. He saves the fairies from the evil pirates. I thought Pan was a good movie and it got five stars out of five.The movie was almost two hours long. I think it should be a four and a half stars because I don’t really like fantasy books or movies.

After, when the movie finished we bought a cake each and went to the park. The park was really fun. There is a massive red slide. The slide is fun because you go down really fast. The flying fox was cool too. I went down the hill fast and my hat fell of my head. My brother and also went on one of the footpaths and played handball.

After about 1 hour playing on the park we decided to go back to my Grandmother’s house. By the time we got back it was lunch time so we had chicken and vegetable soup. It was delicious. I felt tired but happy too.

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Holiday Reading Challenge: Food Glorious Food

Title - Horrible Histories The Stormin' Normans
Author - Terry Deary
Type of book - Non-Fiction and History
Recipe - You need:
Meat, Eggs, Cheese, Pastry

To make:
Boil the meat in a pan of water till it is cooked.
Make pastry and roll it out.
Chop up the meat, beat the eggs and grate the cheese then stir them together.
Make the mixture into balls about the size of apples.
Wrap ball in pastry.
Bake in a hot oven till the pastry is golden brown.

To serve:
Place on a wooded plate and eat with a knife and fingers.  

Holiday Reading Challenge: Sidekick

Did the main character need a sidekick? Yes the main character should need a sidekick to help them.  

What would you have done if you were this person in the story? I would have helped as many people as I could 

Write a paragraph where you as the sidekick, help out the main character:

One cold stormy night a evil villain called Shocker used his new Quaker (A machine that makes earthquakes) on Major city. Everywhere in the city the roads suddenly got massive cracks on them. Several houses collapsed. It was chaos. Meanwhile Super Diaper Baby and I (Captain Super Baby) were flying around struggling to hold up houses while civilians scrambled to safety. I told Super Diaper Baby to go and find who was making this earthquake while I tried to save as many people as I could. Finally the earthquake stopped. The houses stopped falling over and it was very quiet. Later I found out that Super Diaper Baby had found Shocker and stopped his evil machine. The police took his to prison. Many weeks later Major city was as good as new, in fact it was even better! With new buildings and impressive views it quickly became the most popular city in the world.

Title - Super Diaper Baby    
Author - Dav Pilkey
Type of book - Fiction and Action
How you as the sidekick helped out the main character - I helped the main character by helping the civilians while he went to get the bad guy