Saturday, 29 November 2014

Jesus Saves Us Everyday! By Greshka

WALT identify Christ's saving work during his life on earth. I know this when I use six images to describe suffering and another six to show how the Christ saves us.

Friday, 28 November 2014

Jesus Is Our Saviour! By Kevin

WALT identify Christ's saving work during his life on Earth.
I know this when I can write 6 sentences of how Jesus saved us.

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Christ Is Saving You! By Patelesio

WALT identify Christ's saving work during his life on earth.
I know this when I illustrate 5 ways of how the Christ saves us.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Appreciate Christ's saving work! By Jayviah

WALT identify Christ's saving work during his life on earth.  I know this when I write 5 ways of Jesus saving us.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Help stop the suffering around the world! By Lasike

WALT identify Christ's saving work during his life on earth.
I know this when I illustrate two sufferings in this world
and how Jesus saves us.

Monday, 24 November 2014

Make Sure You Do Not Touch It Or It Could Kill You! By Drey

Fire is a type of gas that is really hot and it is red. It can sometimes be yellow. Fire is used for cooking and providing warmth. Fire can be used for survival or can cause death. Some people are killed by fire from electrical faults, because they leave the electricity on for too long. Its not safe to touch fire because you may get burned or killed from the hot gas.

Some people use fire to torture others in a cruel way. There are also people that play with fire for fun but then the fire spreads around the place uncontrollably and it begins to burn everything in its way. Fire causes smoke and it is dangerous for people to inhale because it can cause damage to the lungs.

If you have trouble with fire and if you can’t stop it, then call 111 for New Zealand Firefighters. Firefighters are people who help people who have trouble with fire. They use water to stop the fire to avoid injuries or death. Firefighters use protective gear so they won’t get burnt by it, Whenever someone is trapped in fire and they have no other way to escape, they dash through to put out the fire and take the person to safety.

A volcano has fire and it’s called lava. When it erupts, the lava comes out and destroys everything in its way. Lava is like fire because it’s a really hot gas and when it goes all over your body your body burns. Fire is hot and dangerous.

Fire can be dangerous and useful. It is important to understand how fire works and use it carefully so that you don’t hurt yourself.

Learning intention: We are learning to write an explanation using the correct structure.
Success criteria: I know I can do this when I organize my ideas into paragraphs.

Sunday, 23 November 2014

What Is A School? By Ingrid

School is a place where kids come to learn new things about the world and make friends.

The people at school are the principal, the teachers and the students. The principal organizes all the things and events that will be happening in the school for the school year. Teachers teach the students new and interesting things about different subjects in the world like R.E, Maths and Reading and many, many more. The students learn and use and apply the knowledge, information and strategies in everyday life.
There are many places in a school like a library, a sick bay, an office, a lunch room and classrooms. The library is a good place to be at school with all the books around you and the information in them. In the lunchroom a teacher  prepares the orders for the kids that buy their lunches. A sick bay is very important  because it’s the place you go if you get hurt or injured.
There are many programmers you can do at school like sports, APOPS and Duffy books. Some of the sports are basketball, soccer, swimming and softball. Duffy books give books to kids for free. Sometimes schools have a Duffy Assembly and people come to do a play about the adventures Duffy has had.  
Some schools have very important days like Mission Day, Cultural Festival, St Patrick's day and a Christmas production. On Mission day each class makes products and activities to raise money to send to the Mission Sisters. Cultural Festival is when other students do dances from different culture then present them to the whole school and their parents. The Christmas production is when the oldest students do a play about Jesus’ birth.
School is very important because you learn thing that will help you in everyday life and prepares  you for your life in the future.

WALT write an explanation writing with descriptions.

I know this when I use at least two more sentences to explain each part of a school.

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Try to keep up with your team! By Immanuel

Soccer is a sport that keeps you fit. It’s a game played between two teams of five players and the players have a netted soccer goal at each end of the court.

In Soccer, the players have to get into their positions and the main position is the goal keeper. The goal keeper passes the ball so that his or her team mates can get a goal in at the other end.

Then the person with the ball has to try and get away from the person that is marking them. If the person without the ball kicks the person with the ball, it’s called a “Foul”. The person that got kicked without the ball gets a free shot.

Soccer is very important because it keeps you fit and healthy. Soccer helps us to build body strength. Soccer is not a sport that everyone can play, you have to train hard to keep up with your team. Soccer is a popular sport in Brazil.

WALT write an explanation writing using the correct structure.
I know this when I can organise my ideas into paragraphs.

Friday, 21 November 2014

It's time to celebrate the Lord's day on Sunday! By Gabby

WALT recognise that every Sunday is the day when the Church celebrates that God raised Jesus from the dead. I can do this when I write one sentence about why the Church celebrates the Eucharist every Sunday.

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Why do we have school? By Gabby

WALT - write an explanation with details.

I know this when I use 'because' to explain parts of a school.

A school is an organization for educating children.

There are many students who go and study in school. The principal runs the school and facilitates meetings with the teachers and staff. Teachers are adults who help the students to learn to read, write and think. A staff member is a person who helps the school with things. One staff is in charge of the attendance of the students and the other makes the lunch orders from the lunch orders box. When a school day ends, a cleaner comes in the classrooms and picks up the rubbish that are ignored or hidden by children.

There are many other programmes like 'Trash to fashion' and ‘Touch rugby’. In the trash to fashion activity, students have to use recyclable materials to turn into a fashionable outfit. Students have to plan the outfits by putting in a good sketch of how our designs are going to look like. In the end when the children have finished creating the dress, one of the members has to take a photo of the final look of the dress. The teacher who helps the students make the outfit has to send the picture to the trash to fashion judges and they will pick if the group could participate in the cat walk (Walking on the stage to show the outfit).

The purpose of attending school is to learn and to be educated so that the knowledge they gained, will help them get a good job and a better life in the future. There is also R.E where students learn about how to live as pilgrim people and the history of Jesus with his disciples. In writing, there are different genres like procedure, recount and explanation writings. Explanation is a writing where kids have to explain how something works, how to use it or what it is. Procedures is a writing where we have to include ingredients and how to make it. In each sentence, people have to start with an action word (verb). Students also have to make friends in school so that when kids don’t have anyone to play with, they don’t have to feel lonely.

There are facilities that teachers and students use. Classrooms are where students learn and each teacher has a room of her own and with her own children to teach. The sports shed is where people get the balls and equipment to borrow and use them at Morning Tea or Lunch. The library is where people can issue or borrow books to get information from something or do researching for their topics.
It is fun at school because there are lots of events that happens, like Cultural Festival or Te Mani Ahi (A performance by APOPS). Before Cultural Festival, students have to practice the dance moves every week on Thursdays for 8 weeks. Another event is 'St.Patrick's day'. This is when the school celebrates by attending Mass at Church first and then the students are split into teams to play activities and games run by the teachers in their classrooms. At the end of the day, everyone gets a Popsicle and they get to choose a flavour: lemon and wild berry. Mission day is a time where people have to think of fun activities or sell things to raise money for the Holy Angels Orphanage. On Daffodil Day, people have to wear yellow and donate a gold coin and it goes to the people who has cancer.

St. Patrick’s School  is a great place to play and learn new things. It is a fair and good place where you can make lots of new friends.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

I am ready for a Tsunami! By Jayviah

WALT identify ways to survive a Tsunami.
I can do this when I write a list of things that are needed to make an emergency kit.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

What is Saint Patrick's School, You Ask? By Greshka

Oct 30, 2014 12:06:50 PM.jpgSo what is Saint Patrick’s School you ask? Saint Patrick’s School is a Catholic school that is in Panmure, Auckland, New Zealand. It is a community facility. It is used for learning and making new friends. Students at Saint Patrick’s School learn a lot of subjects to become smarter thinkers. They learn subjects like R.E, inquiry, writing and maths.
    Most people at this school are students. Students are children who goes to a certain school to learn, create and share new things. There are more than 100 students at this school. Isn’t that cool? The teachers at Saint Patrick’s School are qualified and trained teachers. There is a teacher for every two year levels. Mrs Bullot is the principal at Saint Patrick’s School. A principal runs, guides and looks after the students in this school. She buy the stationeries and sports gear for the students and teachers.
There are a lot of facilities at this school. There is an office for photocopying documents and sending the attendance roll. There is also a library who is ran by Mrs Yumul which can be found near Room One and Two for students to read books to get more information. There is also a sick bay where a sick student may go to in order to have a rest while waiting for their parents to come to pick them up. The lunchroom is where pupils at Saint Patrick’s School order their lunches.
Most students come early to school. School starts from 8.45am in the morning to 2.40pm in the afternoon. There are two break times, morning tea and lunchtime. At morning tea and lunch, they encourage healthy eating so students can concentrate. When they finished eating their food, they wait for the bell to ring. They play on the school’s playground and courts. When the bell rings, that’s the time for the students to get back to their classrooms to continue their education.
Student at Saint Patrick’s School are lucky because they have many programs and events. They get exercise and learn new skills from Kiwisports (thanks to the principal). Kiwisports teach the children different types of sports such as softball, soccer, AFL, gymnastics, basketball and many more. Saint Patrick’s School is a Duffy school. Students get free Duffy Books to read. There are also Duffy Assemblies or theatres to engage the students.
Saint Patrick’s School celebrates Saint Patrick’s Day and Daffodil Day. Daffodil Day is a time where students bring a gold coin and wear something yellow to school. They donate money to people who have cancer. They also celebrate the uniting of the cultures through a Cultural Festival. Students perform dances from different countries.
Saint Patrick’s School is part of the Tamaki Cluster. The Tamaki Cluster is a group of school that use chromebooks or netbooks for their work. This school has summer and winter uniforms for girls and boys to wear for school which can be found at the Warehouse in Sylvia Park.
Do you want to go to this school? If you are Catholic, between years 1 to 8, looking for a nice, friendly school, why not try Saint Patrick’s School?

WALT explain by adding details to my writing. I can do this when I use 'which' and 'where' to describe parts of the school and people.

Monday, 17 November 2014

Be a leader and save your family!! By Launoa

WALT identify ways to survive a Tsunami.
I know this when I can list the items for an emergency kit for a Tsunami.

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Are you crept out? By Cheska

WALT write a procedure using the correct structure. I know I can do this when I write 7 steps in order on how to create a halloween party.

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Do you know your place values? By Immanuel

WALT identify place value of whole numbers.

I know this when I show how place values work.

Friday, 14 November 2014

Prepare For A Tsunami Before It Strikes! By Drey

WALT identify ways of survival during a Tsunami
I can do this when I write a list of things that are needed to make an emergency kit.

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Do you have these in your emergency kit? By Elaine

WALT identify ways of survival during a Tsunami.
I can do this when I write a list of things that are needed to make an emergency kit.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Manaiakalani Film Festival: Buzzing Together

SPS Chao Buzzing from Manaiakalani Film Festival on VimBuzzing,

Buzzing, buzzing everywhere. Dinosaurs can be a scare.
This film is about bees and dinosaurs.
Always remember to do what’s right and everything will be alright.
Just be brave and face it together.
Watch and see what happens when you do!

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Japanese people prepare for the next wave! By Ace

WALT identify ways of survival during a Tsunami.
I can do this when I write a list of things that are needed to make an emergency kit.

Monday, 10 November 2014

What do you think life would be life if you lived on a river? By Shannon

WALT understand and use information from the book.I know this when I complete a character profile about the kids in Vietnamese using information from the story.

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Do you like patterns? By Miguel

* The Colours must repeat itself.
* There has to be an even number of shapes.
WALT understand colour patterns.
I know this when I can repeat a colour pattern.

Saturday, 8 November 2014

Be careful, it's sharp! By Julius

A knife is a tool we find in the kitchen. Have you ever used one? It has a handle and a blade that is made of steel.People use it to slice things like meat,bread,vegetables and fruit and many types of food.

People who cook this kind of food might need a knife or just need it to spread butter on toast or to cut a sandwich.In fact because knives are so sharp you can easily cut yourself so be careful with knives.

Knives come in different sizes and are used for different thing for example butter knives they are used for buttering bread and scones.However bigger knives are used for cutting cakes,veggies and fruit.

A knife is very useful but can also be dangerous.

WALT write an explanation writing.
Success criteria:I know this when I add details in my writing.

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Do you want to know about Tuni? By Siu


WALT understand and use the information from the book.
I know this when I complete a character profile of Tuni using information from the story.

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Whoa! Check out the tugboat I found at sea! By Gabby

WALT - understand and extract information from the book "A Diver's Dream".
I know this when I complete a book review using the information from the story in my own words.
Introduce the book

This book is about a man who got a tugboat for free.
Written by Angie Belcher.
Tell about the book, but don’t give away the ending!
This book is about a diver who wanted to have the old Taioma tugboat to be sunk for other divers to see and for fish to live in, but some people were complaining that the tugboat would be polluting the sea.
Give a recommendation (e.g., If you like…, you will love this book or I would recommend this book for anyone who likes…).
I would recommend this book for people who likes boats or diving.

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Have you ever tried to play softball before? By Celeste


WALT write a recount.
I know I can do this when I put the events of my softball practice in sequence.

Monday, 3 November 2014

Do You Like Chocolate? By Ingrid

WALT understand and extract information from a story. 

I can do this when I use facts from the book to write a book review.

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Make number comparisons! By Launoa

WALT compare the given numbers using the symbols less than, greater than, and equal.
I know I can do this when I choose the correct mathematical symbol for a given set of number.

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Tsunamis are terrible! By Jayviah

1594 had the most number of deaths.

                                    1609 had the least number of deaths.

                                    1699 and 1445 had almost have the same number of                                                     deaths.                     


WALT analyse and interpret data. I can do this when I collect data and graph the information.

Friday, 31 October 2014

A Tsunami is Formed by an Ocean Earthquake! By Greshka

WALT understand how Tsunamis are caused. I can do this when I draw a Tsunami labelled diagram.

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Playing Softball is Fun! By Chaim

WALT write a narrative. I know I can do this when I can use adjectives to describe events and things in my writing.

Once upon a time there was a girl and her name was Ashley.
She was poor lonely and she was always so sad. She lived with her grandparents and her dad. They lived at the top of a very tall and dirty building. Ashley was the only one working for her family and she worked at a Garbage chute.

One day her Dad was on his way down the building when he saw a poster that stated, ‘Free Softball trials’.  He ran up the steps to tell his daughter about the trials. She thought about it for a long time. Then she finally agreed with her father and started getting ready for the practice.

When she arrived at the venue, she saw a lot of rich kids that she didn’t know and they seemed unfriendly. She felt so alone but she was able to hold it in. Ten minutes later, the coaches arrived and introduced themselves. "Hi, my name is Debbie and her name is Santana”. They all replied happily, “Hi Debbie and Santana!”

They were so excited about the softball practice including Ashley.
They were taught about butterfly hands, about home base, first base, second base and third base. They played a game which involved using the bases and catching the ball. When they finished the practice, Ashely 's attitude changed and she became  happier and  more confident.

From then on, she decided to attend all the practices. Ashley also read books about softball techniques, borrowed used softball materials from her coaches and played with her dad at home.  She made sure that she improved in every game that she played. With her dedication and enthusiasm, she became the best softball player in the country

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

What do you know about eels? By Kayla

WALT extract information from an article.I know this when I write 5 facts about eels.

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

What forms a Tsunami? By Ella

WALT understand how Tsunamis are caused.
I know this when I draw a Tsunami labelled diagram.

Monday, 27 October 2014

Mission day! By Immanuel

WALT advertise for Mission Day.
I can do this when I put important details on my poster.

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Is that a whale? is that a shark? NO! It's a Tsunami, ahhhhhh! By Lasike

WALT analyse and interpret data. 
Success criteria: I can do this when I collect data and graph the information. 

  • In  2004, there was the most number of deaths.
  • In 1964, there was the least number of deaths.
  • The lower number of deaths is 84 and the highest number of deaths is 2315.

Saturday, 25 October 2014

John Williams The Greatest Film Composer!!! By Drey

WALT develop our understanding of the APOPS orchestra.
I know I can do this when I write 6 facts from Te Manu Ahi study guide about John Williams.

Friday, 24 October 2014

I'll catch it! By Aiden

What you need

  • 4 bases
  • Softball bat
  • Softball Gloves for each player
  • Backstop
  • 10 players

Step 1
A pitcher has to throw it underarm
Step 2
He/She has to pitch it in a spot where the batsman can hit it.
Step 3
The opposing team’s batsman has to hit the ball forward because if you hit the ball backwards then it is a foul ball.
Step 4
When the ball gets hit, the players from the opposite team have to try and catch the ball on the full.
Step 5
They are not allowed to let it bounce and then catch it.
Step 6
If it bounces then they have to throw it to the person who is guarding the base, but they are not allowed to block him from reaching the base.
Step 7
If they are running to the first base then all they need to do is step on the base and the person running to first base will be out.
Step 8
If all the players are caught out, then the other team gets to bat.

WALT write a procedure using the correct structure.
I know this when I write the steps in order.