Friday, 31 March 2017

Animation voice over

Once long ago there was a strong maori man his name was Maui he had accomplished many things. Did you know Maui slowed down the sun and made our days longer. Anyways Maui decided to go fishing so he could feed his whanau so Maui grabbed his hook and push his way out to blue moana.

Maui rowed his waka way past his village, river and his muanga he rowed and rowed and rowed until finally he was in the middle of the deep blue moana. He looked around until Maui was sure that it was the perfect fishing spot then he grabbed his rope and took a big wave and through his hook as far as he could into the sea.

Then he waited and waited and waited he waited all day and all night until suddenly there was something on his hook. Maui tried to look down into the sea and look at what was on his hook but he couldn’t. So Maui started to pull the rope made of flax, Maui pulled and pulled and pulled he probably thought he was pulling a Giant.  

Maui pulled and pulled and then after a lot of pulling he found that the fish he caught was a megalithic fish it was enormous. When the fish came to the surface of the moana it closed it’s eyes and perished away and floated on the surface of the moana and to this day that fish was none as the north Island of Aotearoa.

This historical story symbolises our environment that gives us many  things like plants and food from the sea it also give us millions of homes land shelter and other wonderful things.

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Maui And The Enormous Fish

This term we have been learning about the Environment 
and we made an animation that was a Maori myth that linked to the environment. This story is about how the north island was made.  

Zaeeda. Maui and the big fish from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

Year 5/6 Camp Writing

WOW!!!  That was such a cool camp. Team four is so lucky to do camp every year. Last week team 4 had their 27th annual  year 5 and 6 Camp. We camped out on the field. there was a big tent  put  up called the marquee. That's where all the teams met. Our mission was spend 3 whole days together excepted for me I had to go home at 3 o'clock I was a day time camper  which meant I go home at the school home time.

There were a whole lot of games that we could play throughout the 3 days. One of the activity’s were called the  killer zone, were two teams had to complete challenges. There was an activity where there was two teams split into teams of six that had challenges all over the school.  The activity had  face painting involved. A special activity was run by the most important person in the whole school Mr Burt. He ran the kayaking activity and he had a few parent helpers.

My favourite camp highlight was the camp concert because my group the presidents  won.  It was so COOL watching my friends dance on stage. My second favourite camp highlight was going to the mangere pools because of the fun water park kind of part. There was  a you can sit under and you won’t get wet and when the waters not coming it looks like an ordinary pole. My third highlight was dancing on stage at lunchtime because they played some of my favourite songs.

The thing I learned was that l have to get better at kayaking and that never kayak by a strong current on a really windy day. The funneist thing I learned was that sometimes losing isn’t that bad it’s actually good somtimes. I think that students of all ages go camping because it’s really preparing for the other night trips you’d ever go on.  

I’d love to thank Mr Burt and Mr Jacobson for taking out there time for two whole days because we know that you are really busy sometimes. I’d also liked to thank all the teachers and parents to making the camp run. I’d  also like to thank the crew who helped put together all our meals and tents. The biggest thanks I’d like say to is all the people who made the camp happen in all the bad weather and stayed the whole night to keep us safe.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Sentence Types

Today we learned what types of sentences there are that you can use I found it pretty easy to write different sentences.

Thursday, 23 March 2017


This week we learned about the Moa and we got to quiz our friend on it  and I quized Amira and Eden. 

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Problem Solving

This week we did division and multiplication some of the questions were hard but if you remember your time tables it will help you. 

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Letter to Mr Burt

                                                                                          Mr Burt
                                                                                          Pt England School
                                                                                          New Zealand
Pt England School
New Zealand

TODAY’S DATE 7/03/2017

Dear Mr Burt,

We need to plant some flax/harakeke bushes because it will help our native birds and rare birds by giving them shelter and a huge amount of food to eat and planting harakeke bushes will attract special snails that are rare. Flax snails, a rare land snail living only in the Far North, often shelter under flax bushes These snails don’t eat any of the flax, but they sometimes munch on fallen leaves from harkeke.

We should also plant  harakeke bushes because in the twentieth century we didn't care about the harakeke and we had not a lot left but some of the growers kept their special flax and  over the years they grew more flax  so now have flax and we should also plant harakeke so we will have harkeke for century's and century's.

Mr Burt, we should plant more harakeke bushes because we can use it for medication it can heal infections and colds harkeke can also become hand creams. We could also use the harakeke to weave things like baskets and hats and fans we could start a club at school and Whea saf could teach us to weave in tero maori.

Flax is the most useful plant to maori kind they use harakeke for cloaks, fishing, nets, sails, masts and  ropes for fishing. Maori speak of harakeke as a whanau  because the grandparents and great grandparents are all on the outside and the parent and uncles and anuties are in  the middle and then the babies are growing on the inside that's why it's important to cut the outside flax instead of the inside and in the middle because if you take the inside you're taking the babies when the grandparents are gone the babies aren’t there to grow.

There are  4 steps to preparing the harakeke for  weaving first we have to cut the harakeke at the base of the tupuna. next we have to split the blades of the harakeke. after that you have sorted the diffrent stips of harakeke  and bundled them together. Finally we scrape the blades of the harkeke to make it easier to weave.

We are thinking of  planting harakeke bushes in these parts of the the school