Monday 23 November 2015


Hi Lauren,
We love that you have been reading our blog. We wanted to say that we miss you. What is your new school like? We were supposed to do athletics today but it rained.

From Room 12 

Tuesday 17 November 2015

Rainbow Fireworks

Rainbow fireworks are colourful and bright. Fireworks are on the 5th of November they sell them from the 3rd to the 5th so go ahead and grab some now so you can have fun at night time. Watch out for danger stuff and have fun with your family. Have fun on Fireworks night.

By Raiha

Guy Fawkes

Hi my name is Mele and I am 9 years old, Today i am going to talk about Guy Fawkes...

So Guy Fawkes was a man that lived in England him and 8 other people was trying to blow up a building where the king of England and some other people were about to have a meeting, here is a photo of  Guy Fawkes... Image result for Guy Fawkesand here is a quote of it...
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When Guy Fawkes was about to blow up the building a person found out and the attempt was ruined. After that the person that found out about it told the king and the king said "Go and find the person who did it and kill him" here is photo when they found Guy Fawkes....

By Mele


Hi my name is Maria and today I will be talking about my extension trip to Howick Historical Village. We had two teachers supervising us. Their names were Mrs Ellis and Mrs Rolle. Before we left we went to the staff room. But when we got to the staff room we had to leave because our taxi's were here. So then we had to walk back out of the office and walk to our taxi's. After that we were separated so Room 12 was in one taxi and Room 11 inside the other one. But we had a girl from Room 15 and her name is Daisy. While we were sitting in the bus some people were screaming and playing around while some other people were just sitting there quietly waiting. Then the driver said ''lets go''so then we put our seat belts on and then we went. So when we got there we got out of the bus and waited for 20 minutes because we were to early. After 20 minutes we met a lady called Mrs Hill and she introduced us to another lady called Mrs Hallim. She was the school teacher at Howick Historical Village. When we met Mrs Hallim we we went into the school room to learn how to write with stone on stone. Mrs Ellis and Mrs Rolle had a competition to see who can do the neatest writing and  Mrs Rolle won so poor Mrs Ellis. I had an awesome time!       

By Maria                                                                                                                        


Fireworks are cool but dangerous. They are colourful like a rainbow. Fireworks go high in the dark sky. They are loud like a shotgun. The smoke smells like burnt food. Fireworks stay in one place when it shoots, then it spreads around in the dark sky. Fireworks are fast like a tiger. Fireworks are sparkly when they are in the sky.
Some people celebrate Guy Fawkes Day because there was a man named Guy Fawkes.
There are different kinds of fireworks like... 
Roman candles
The demolition box
The big boom box
and lots of other fireworks.
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By Adrian

Monday 9 November 2015

Tyrannosaurus Rex

A tyranosaurus rex is called a t-rex. Did you know that Tyrannosaurus Rex means king?

A t-rex could hunt his prey. He ate meat. A meat eater is a carnivore. Everybody is scared of a t-rex.

Now t-rex are only in museums because they died. 

A t-rex had 2 little arms, it was big and tall and lots of sharp teeth.

It is my favourite dinosaur because it was better than the other dinosaurs.

By Raekwon 

Tuesday 3 November 2015


Pandas are very soft like a blanket. Pandas are slow like a snail, slug and turtle. They eat bamboo all day until they are tired and then they go to sleep.  When they are tired they lie down in the snow and have a good sleep. Pandas have a thick fur coat to keep them warm. They take care of their babies well. Pandas live in China in the mountains covered with bamboo forests. When other animals or pandas come close they do a big growl to make them go away. 

Pandas have sharp nails. They are black and white. They are not like other bears. Pandas are very good at hiding in the snow because they are black and white.

Some people lock pandas in cages and put a collar around their neck. They set them free so they will always know where they are. Some pandas are in the zoo. They have made movies about pandas like Kung Fu Panda. 

People are not allowed to kill pandas anymore. We like that pandas are soft and cuddly like a lions mane and that their teeth look like vampires teeth cause they are sharp and pointy. 

By Feagai and Alekisio

Sunday 13 September 2015

All about myself.

Hi my name is Tayge and I am 8 years old. My favourite dinner is Wendys and KFC. I enjoy school a lot. I have 2 sisters and one brother. My favourite sport is netball. Last year I was in Room 9 and I enjoyed it. When I grow up I want to be an artist.

By Tayge.

Room 12s trip to the Auckland Zoo

On Monday the 24th of August we went to the Auckland Zoo. The animals that I liked the best were the kiwis and the eels. The kiwis were playing around and running around it was like they were playing tag and you can't catch me. The eels were freaky but they were still cool as well.  Next time I go to the Auckland Zoo I will see all of the animals next time because we didn't get to see them all. We saw the two elephants walking, their names are Anjalee and Burma. It was there birthday and we said happy birthday to both of them. They were very big.   
By Raiha

Our Visitor

Today Room 12 and Room 11 met this police lady in our school kitchen. She was telling us about finger prints and showed us how we could lift them off of cups and windows. 

The police lady told our teachers to find a  
volunteer to come up so she can show us the finger print that the volunteer has placed on the cup.

Everyone has different fingerprints. Did you know that when a baby is growing in it's mum's belly it gets fingerprints at 3 months?

By Akanesi

Thursday 3 September 2015

The Creative Art

In Room 12 we are drawing an incredible pattern with a sun and a huge nice bird it will be amazing when everyone is finished. We are still woking on it. A few of the Room 12 children are on their creative birds, some are even people are on their background. I am still  colouring in my pattern.

Check back to see what it looks like when it is all finished!


Leeches are creepy blood suckers they suck blood from animals and people. It has two suckers, there is one behind and one in the front. So if it is stuck on someone or some animal it can suck your blood. A leech can even drink blood bigger than its body.

By Seluvaia

Friday 28 August 2015

Oil and Water

Oil spills into the water and when oil hits water animals under the sea are in danger. Oil can be caused by a tanker full of oil smashing into a ship. 

The oil can kill seals by poisoning their food. Oil can kill dolphins by blocking their blow holes, this makes it hard for the dolphins to get air above the water so they can breathe under water. Oil can kill birds too, if oil hits the birds feathers the bird will fall and be freezing cold on the floor.
By Seluvaia

Year 4's Zoo Trip

The Zoo
Year 4 went to the Auckland Zoo.
We got split into groups.
We got to see...
the elephants
spider monkey

tasmanian devil


Hi my name is Elizabeth and I would like to talk about Halloween in America.

The different thing about America and New Zealand is that America is bigger than New Zealand. When you are celebrating Halloween here in New Zealand you do not get as much candy as in America. In America you carve your own pumpkins and they have very big, humongous pumpkins. When you are in New Zealand you never get big, humongous pumpkins like America.

When America is celebrating Halloween they also have big parties with family or with work. 
When you are in New Zealand we don't have that many parties for Halloween. Sometimes if you have parties some people do not turn up or they would be sick and that is what makes the parties boring.

By Elizabeth.

Vampire Bats

Vampire bats are one of the grossest animals in the world, they are just like vampires. They can suck peoples blood and other animals. It comes out at night but it sleeps in the day. At night is when they land next to a sleeping animal then they bite it  then they suck there blood like in the picture. Gross!!! 

A Vampire Bat looks sort of like a pig with large fangs and pointy ears. A Vampire Bat is about 3 inches long and has a wingspan of about 8 inches. Its fur is a dark-grey brown. It has two sharp pointy teeth and walks using its strong back legs. A Vampire Bat likes tropical places.

By Tristan

How to make a normal aeroplane with A4 paper

How to make a normal aero plane with A4 paper.
This will how you how to make a normal aeroplane with
A4 paper.
To make this you will need...
- pencil
- A4paper
- rubber

1. firstly, get a pencil, paper and a rubber.

2. next, fold your paper in half so it is facing upwards.

3.then, open it up and make sure it is straight.

4. secondly, get one of the corners and then fold it until it touches
the line. Do it again to the other corner.

5. then, fold the corners again so it looks like a jet with no wings.

6. next, fold it in half again.

7. then, fold it again but the opposite way and then make your

8. then, you can

get your pencil and draw any decorations on

Earth Day

Earth Day is held on the 22nd of April. It marks a anniversary for when people do events to help the environment get better. The creator who came up with the idea of Earth Day was Gaylord Nelson. The first Earth Day was in 1970. The Earth Day flag was created by John McConnell.

Moving Through The Air

Hi my name is Maria and today I will be talking about moving through the air. Many different types of birds fly. Birds can fly by using the muscles in there wings. 

Some other animals also move through the air like bats and the sugar glider. The way bats fly with their wings that are made out of thick skin. The other animal I wanted to talk about is the sugar glider. The only thing birds and the sugar glider don't have in common is that the sugar glider does not fly.

By Maria


Wednesday 26 August 2015


Hi my name is Suzy Tuigamala. I am 8 years old . I like every kind of sport. The colour of my eyes are brown. I go to Dawson Primary in Otara. I am in Year 4.

Wednesday 12 August 2015

How is electricity made?

Electricity is for powering our homes around the world. We use electricity power stations so that we have enough power for our homes. Electricity is from fossil fuels and nuclear power stations. You can also get it from wind, water, oil and the sun. 

Tristan's Wordle

Wordle is a website that lets you make a list of words into pictures. I wrote words about myself.


Wordle is a website where you can create a list of words about anything. I did one about me!

My Favourite Things Lathaneal

This is me...

My Favourite Things...

We used a website called Wordle to describe ourselves and the things that are most important to us!

This is Me - Adrian

These are a few of my favourite things...

Tuesday 4 August 2015


In room 12 we have groups for reading. The Giraffe group read  a book called Awumpalema. In the story there was a magic tree that when you say its name food will drop down from the tree. The animals needed to say the magic trees name but they kept on forgetting it. 

The tortoise went and asked the mountain spirit to say the magic word one more time. 
The tortoise kept on saying the magic word when all of a sudden the tree let all the food down and water came out for the animals to drink. They lived happily ever after.

If I had a magic food tree I would want it to drop...
Raiha -  cake and strawberries with chocolate but not peanut butter and marmite
Suzy - Fresh fruit but not jam
Alekisio - snickers bars but not cake or pumpkin

Thanks-Giving Day

Canada's first thanksgiving was in 1617 and carried on for centuries. The United States first Thanksgiving was in 1619 and is still on today. First the families pray to God or Jesus for a few seconds or they talk about all that they are thankful for in their lives. Then they eat turkey and spend time together. The United States Thanksgiving is on the fourth of  November  and Canada is on the second of October.

By Seluvaia

How do honey bees collect and make honey?

Honey bees fly out of the hive and find flowers all around the grass. Honey bees collect nectar  they suck it and carry it back of their legs and this is called pollen sacks. Honey bees use water,enzymes and nectar to make honey. 
By Tayge 

Descriptive Writing Practise

We were practising how to describe something. What do you think of the story we made up about kiwis?

The NZ Kiwi

Kiwis have dark brown fur. 
They have two little beady black eyes. 
The kiwi has a long pointy beak like Pinocchio. 
Its small furry wings sit right beneath their necks. 
They have little wings like little baby chickens.
No matter how hard they flap their wings they can't fly!

By Lauren, Seluvaia, Elizabeth, Adrian, Tristan and Maureen

Thursday 25 June 2015

What are herds of animals?

Hi our names are Tempest and Feagai. We are 8 years old. We are talking  about  herds of animals.  A herd is a group of animals. 

Sometimes lions chase after them. Sometimes the little  ones  can  not  keep up. 

Animals stay in a herd so they can keep safe and they look for food together.

By Feagai and Tempest

Vulcan the dog

2 weeks ago 3 policemen came to talk about a police dog named Vulcan. They talked about what Vulcan can do. They said how they can bite criminals sleeves. Also.............when they are trying to catch robbers they have to throw vulcan over a fence because he cant jump that high.Vulcan has 1 trainer named............Dan. Dan worked hard to trainVulcan. 
By Kalaye