Thursday 26 February 2015

What makes tornadoes start?

I wonder...
what makes tornadoes start?
For a tornado to start warm air and cold air mix together which makes a funnel.
The funnel comes down from a thundercloud.
It spins so fast that it can suck up things from the ground  Tornadoes are very dangerous and can do a lot of damage to peoples houses. They can also do a lot of damage to the land and to the animals.
Tornadoes can appear from any direction. Most move southwest, to northeast, or west to east.

A tornado can rip a house into shreds.
When a tornado is coming people are in danger!!! People panic when they hear or know that a Tornado is coming.

People who live where there are tornadoes have ways to keep safe.
During a storm, people can listen to weather reports to see if tornadoes have been seen by other people.

Some scientists study tornadoes. They try find out when they are going to happen. They look for big thunderclouds that could become a tornado. The scientists can warn people if a tornado is coming.

The Tornadoes will often stop in about two or three hours. For a tornado to stop the worm air and cold air separate and the thundercloud will disappear in a few minutes.


Tuesday 24 February 2015


Hi my name is Tempest,
I have two dogs. I live with  my aunty and uncle. I have two brothers and four sisters. My favourite food is chocolate, my favourite movie is Grease and my favourite sports are basketball and soccer. What I like doing at home is playing rugby. What I like doing with my family is going to the beach.

By Tempest


Monday 23 February 2015

How school was 100 hundred years ago

100 years ago would make it 1915. They taught  subjects like maths, and reading/writing, pretty much what we do now, only less. The tables were wooden and they sat on wooden benches. There were no whiteboards and no chalkboards used. 

The room had no air conditioning and maybe 2 windows that opened. There were no movies, no VCR, no DVDs, no computers, no phones and their playground equipment was a swing made of rope and a tyre. 

High school was just starting so  they had school buses. The classrooms look a lot different from our class rooms now. 

By Mele


What do Egyptians eat?

Sometimes Egyptians eat fava bean dip, kanafa, pita bread, eggs wheat and nuts. For lunch they have tuna, okra, cabbage, pigeon and figs. The Egyptians always eat baklava, basbouse, kushari, rabbit and lamb.  

Everyday Egyptians eat baba ganoush and white cheese. There national dish is chik peas. 

Egyptians are so fascinating to learn about.

By Maria


Hi my name is Tiare. I am 8 years old. I love to spending my time with my friends and family. My favourite colour is pink. I like to play with my puppies.

All About Us

Hi  our names are Phoenyx and Kalaye.

We're interested in science, writing, maths and art.
Our favourite food is KFC.

When we grow up we want to be scientists that can teach little kids about physics,chemistry and biology (like Mr Pattison).

We are going to be in a science fair to blow peoples mind. (KABOOM!)

We are best best best friends.

Our families are unique. We love our families and our other friends are cool too.

By Kalaye & Phoenyx


My name is Lauren Han I am 8 years old I go to Dawson Primary.

My favourite thing to do is to play with my guinea pig and rabbits. They are all very cute and friendly. They are kind too. I really like them thats what made me want to be a Vet. 

I am Chinese and I like to learn about the legend of the zodiac race.

By Lauren


My name is Tristan and I am 8 years old.

I go to Dawson school.
I have one brother and one sister.
I live with my mum,dad,sister and brother.
I like playing netball, basketball and soccer.
Me and my family do fun games on a Sunday.
When I grow up I want to be a teacher.

By Tristan.

All About Myself

Hi, my name is Tayge. 

I am in Room 12. I am 8 years old I have two sisters and one brother. My brother goes to this school, he is in Room 2 and my sisters names are Kyani and Braydena. My favourite sport is touch. Last year I was in Room 9. I like Wendys. When I am older I want be a doctor. I like school. 

By Tayge.

I Wonder What Happend To The Animals During The War?

Animals do not remember memories but the people who love there pets do. Those who were ordinary people usually kept there pets for company. 

Pets were in a lot of accidents during the war. The people who saved the pets took them to animal welfare charities. Some animals were lost and ended up as strays. Some animals went to people for company and safety. 

One story talks about a dog who got saved by a person who loved his pet when during the war the building that the dog was in got bombed. 

By Lauren

Tuesday 17 February 2015

all about me

Hi my name is Mum.
I have 4 brothers and 6 sisters. I am 8 years old and my best friend is MJ.I was born New Zealand. I have a dog called Jess, she loves to eat she is the best dog ever. I love school it is the best. My favourite sport is rugby and my favourite colour is red.


All About Me - Maria

My name is Maria and I am seven years old. I love spending time with all my friends and family. My favourite thing to do at home is play rugby with my cousins. My favourite song is Lighthouse by GRL. I have two dogs named Jucie and Coco and they are both pittbulls. My most favourite thing to do is help other people. 

All About Me

Hi my name is Raiha,
I am 8 years old. I have a dog and a cat. My favourite sport is netball. I was born in 2006. My favourite colours are red and blue. I have 1 brother, 2 sisters and 2 parents. I love spending time with my friends, class and family. I have a koro that takes  care of us all the time. We go to his house. My birthday is on December the 18th. I love playing with my mums dog. My favourite movie is Malificent. 

By Raiha

All About Me

Hi my name is Jessica Ropati. 
I'm 8 years old and I'm turning 9 this year. My favourite sports are soccer and basketball. I love the colours are black and red. I was born in Brisbane. I have 3 brothers and 5 sisters. I have 10 people in my family. 

I have 1 dog and 1 guinea pig. I have 4 parents. I have 8 grandparents. I love playing the drums. I love going to the pools. My birthday is on June 26th. My favouite subject is Maths.

All About Me

I want to be a pilot on Air New Zealand like my uncle and travel the world, live in dubai and eat different food. 

By Crenshaw

Wednesday 11 February 2015

All about Me

My name is Maureen, 
I am 8 years old and I go to Dawson school. I have 2 sisters and 2 brothers. My favourite sport is netball. My parents names are Male and Aso. 

My favourite colour is red. I love writing.  My favourite thing to do is learn each day and to get better and better. I was born in New Zealand. 

The colour of my eyes is dark brown. My favourite game to play is cat and mouse. My birthday is on August 24th.

By Maureen

Miss Zeier

Hi, my name is Miss Zeier. 
I am the teacher for Room 12. 
I grew up in a small town named Opotiki. I have been teaching at Dawson for four and a half years.

I have one older brother named Damian. In my spare time I love spending time with my friends and family. I love when I get to see my Godson, his name is Harley and he is nearly 5 years old. My favourite sport is Rugby. I love baby tigers and I wish I had a labrador puppy

Are there any questions you would like to ask me? 
Miss Zeier


Hi my name Is Adrian. I was born In New Zealand. The colour of my eyes are light brown. I have black hair. The colour of my skin is brown. My favourite sports are touch and rugby. I have one sister and 3 brothers. I go to Dawson School. Me and my friends go to school everyday to learn. My favourite colours are black and yellow. My favourite shark is a megalodon shark and a tiger shark. I love reading and maths. I am 8 years old. My birthday is September the 16th.
By Adrian

Monday 9 February 2015

All about me

I want to be... a scientist when I'm older so I can  be in a science fair. I love science because when I'm older I get to explode everyones smart brain. I can be an expert of physics, chemistry, biology and astronomy. I want to make different kinds of potions like..... speed potions, strength potions and smartness potions.

By Kalaye

Sunday 8 February 2015


In the weekends me and my family went for a bike ride. It was a long way up the  hill. I felt the wind when I went fast down the hill. 
By Adrian

Tuesday 3 February 2015


I want to be a police officer so I can arrest bad people. Police officers drive police cars. Police cars chase others on the motorway. People who get arrested  go to jail. 


I want to be a Teacher to help children learn every day.

I would like to teach year 3, 4 and year 5.


Room 12 - 2015

Look at our new class for 2015! 
We look forward to sharing our learning with you this year

Monday 2 February 2015

Welcome Back to School

Welcome back to school for 2015. We are excited to share with you all things we are learning at Dawson School.