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Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Adam and Eve were the first two people that God created! By Rosie

Learning Intention: We are learning to recognise that the Jesse Tree tells the story of the people who prepared for the coming of the Messiah.
Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I retell the stories that explains the symbol on my Jesse Tree using Flipsnack. 

Tuesday, 26 December 2017

Yeah, All Blacks beat Wales in their final game in 2017! By Anamaria

Learning Intention: We are learning to develop our critical thinking skills.
Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I answer thinking questions about the article "All Blacks beat Wales" using the text and my prior knowledge.

Monday, 25 December 2017

Click here to view my description of Polyfest! By Leolupe

  • Polyfest is packed with happy, joyful children and adults.
  • The music coming from the Maori stage sounds very alluring.
  • Watching the performances is like sitting in a cinema watching an action movie.
  • The food smells so delicious, just like being in a cafe that is filled with chocolate.
  • The Polynesian students looks very charming and elegant in their costumes.
  • The bright colours of the students' costumes attracts everyone's attention.
  • The sound of children cheering for their friends and families fills the air with joy.
Learning Intention: We are learning to write a description.
Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I write seven descriptive sentences to describe the  Polynesian Festival.

Sunday, 24 December 2017

The enormous fairytale castle looked magnificent! By Angelina M

  • The enormous fairytale castle looked magnificent with exciting decorations in the large magical halls.
  • It is fancy with marvellous fairytale characters and mind blowing flags on the walls.
  • The food in the fairytale castle smells beautiful like grapes growing on trees.
  • There is the burnt crispy smell of pigs roasting on the spit.
  • There are many colourful fairies flying around the castle like the rainbow shimmering in the sky.
Learning Intention: We are learning to write a description.
Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I write five descriptive sentences to describe a fairytale castle.

Saturday, 23 December 2017

Mario originated from a game called 'Donkey Kong' in 1981! By Xavier

  • Mario is a fictional 2D\3D game character.

  • He is Italian with a brown clean mustache. He wears a clean red jumper and Turkish blue pants, brown and light brown shoes and a red hat with the letter M on it.

  • He is a loving character which is known for saving the princess from an enormous green evil dragon.

  • People often recognises Mario from looking at his red cap.

  • He is so fearless that he would cross 8 worlds and defeat 8 monsters just to save his princess.

  • He is half the height of an average adult, so almost as tall a child!

Learning Intention: We are learning to write a description.

Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I write six descriptive sentences using adjectives to describe Mario from the game 'Mario bros' using screencastify.

Friday, 22 December 2017

Kotahi Rau Means One Hundred in Te Reo! By Heneliena

Learning Intention: We are learning to pronounce and understand numbers in Te Reo.
Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I record numbers to 100 in Te Reo using Screencastify.

Thursday, 21 December 2017

Evaporation, Condensation, Precipitation and Collection is the Process of a Water Cycle! By Xavier

Learning Intention: We are learning to develop our understanding of the water cycle.
Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I explain the process of the water cycle and record it using screencastify.

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

At a wedding, Jesus was able to turn water into wine! By Kevin

Learning Intention: We are learning to recognise that the Jesse Tree tells the story of the people who prepared for the coming of the Messiah.
Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I retell the stories that explain the symbols of the Jesse Tree using flipsnack.

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

The food in the haunted house turns into ashes! By Christopher



  • The haunted house looks unwelcoming with threatening ghosts and ghouls scaring anyone who trespassess.
  • It’s pitch-black with spooky monsters that creeps up into your bedroom in the night.   
  • The haunted house echoes with spine-chilling and blood-curdling screams.
  • The food in the haunted house has all turned into ashes.
  • The haunted house smells of rotten mouldy cheese.
Learning Intention: We are learning to write a description.
Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I write six descriptive sentences to describe the haunted house and record it using Screencastify.

Monday, 18 December 2017

Penguin Penguin! By Apolosi

Learning Intention: I am learning to read small chapter books.
Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I record a story called 'Penguin Penguin!' using screencastify.

Sunday, 17 December 2017

School is a very busy and noisy place to learn! By Pauline

  • School is a very busy and noisy place to learn.
  • The classrooms is filled with chatter and laughter as students learn and play together.
  • When you are completing a test, you can hear the pencils scraping as hard as nails on top of the brown wooden desks.
  • When you play on the soft green field, you can feel the nice chilly wind on your skin.
  • When you go outside to play, you can smell the fresh air coming in through your nose.

Learning Intention: We are learning to write a description.
Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I write five descriptive sentences to describe a school and record it using Screencastify.

Saturday, 16 December 2017

What is that?



























  • The peashooter is a special kind of plant that has legs.
  • The torso is a green straight stick.
  • It has four very large leaves as legs.
  • The peashooter is a special kind of plant that has legs.
  • Peashooters have round heads with a canon for a mouth.
  • If you touch one, it feels like soft wet grass and leaves.
  • The peashooter has a high pitched voice and speaks in a strange alien language.
  • When it moves, it sounds like wet leaves sliding across the ground.
  • The peashooter’s job is to help the humans to defeat the zombies by shooting extremely large peas at them through the cannon on his face.
Learning Intention: We are learning to describe a character using the five senses.
Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I write descriptive sentences to describe the feeling, the sound and the sight of a peashooter using screencastify

Friday, 15 December 2017

Jason Taumalolo is a member of the 2017 Mate Ma'a Tonga team! By Uinisieti




  • Jason Taumalolo is a member of the 2017 Mate Ma’a Tonga team.
  • He is as brave as a lion and can run through more than 4 people on the field.
  • Jason Taumalolo is a tall as a tree and strong as an ox.
  • Jason Taumalolo is a sporty person who has so much energy that he plays other sports as well.
Learning Intention: We are learning to write a description.
Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I write four  descriptive sentences to describe Jason Taumalolo.

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Do you know that Spongebob has two tiny buck teeth inside the top of his mouth? By Anamaria


  • Spongebob looks like a real life sponge.
  • His skin colour is yellow like the sun in the sky.
  • Spongebob’s laugh is very funny and very squeaky, like Mickey Mouse. 
  • Spongebob has two tiny buck teeth inside the top of his mouth, which makes him look like a rabbit.
  • Spongebob has a very long nose.

Learning Intention: We are learning to write a description.
Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I record five descriptive sentences using appropriate adjectives to describe Spongebob Squarepants using screencastify.

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Have you been in a real haunted house before? By Mary

Learning Intention: We are learning to write descriptions.
Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I write 6 descriptive sentences using appropriate similes to describe a haunted house using screencastify.

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Nothing lives on the moon because there is no oxygen! By Kyle L


  • The moon is isolated and its far away from the earth.
  • It is weightless because it has no gravity.
  • The moon is quiet and empty because nothing lives there.
  • Its grey and rugged because the moon has deep holes in the ground.
  • There are some deep holes but also shallow holes.
  • Sometimes  the moon can be yellow, red or white. 


Learning Intention: We are learning to write a description.
Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I write six descriptive sentences to describe the moon using appropriate adjectives and record it using Screencastify.

Monday, 11 December 2017

The cross reminds me of when Jesus died for our sins! By Fulila



  • The Cross reminds me of how Jesus died for our sins.
  • The world reminds me of God creating the world.
  • The fire reminds me of when Elijah rode on the chariot of fire.
  • The rosary reminds me that we pray to God, Jesus and Mary.
  • The dove reminds me of the Holy Spirit is with us.
  • The 10 commandments reminds me to obey God and Jesus.
  • The apple and the snake reminds me of Adam and Eve.
  • The grapes reminds me of when Jesus turned water into wine.
  • The sheep reminds me that Jesus and God is our shepherd and we follow them as our leader.
  • The rainbow reminds me of Noah and the ark.
Learning Intention: We are learning to recognise that the Jesse tree tells the story of the people that prepared for the coming of the messiah.
Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I record ten symbols on the Jesse tree that reminds of Jesus using Screencastify.

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Mario originated from a game called 'Donkey Kong' in 1981! By Xavier

  • Mario is a fictional 2D\3D game character.

  • He is Italian with a brown clean mustache. He wears a clean red jumper and Turkish blue pants, brown and light brown shoes and a red hat with the letter M on it.

  • He is a loving character which is known for saving the princess from an enormous green evil dragon.

  • People often recognises Mario from looking at his red cap.

  • He is so fearless that he would cross 8 worlds and defeat 8 monsters just to save his princess.

  • He is half the height of an average adult, so almost as tall a child!

Learning Intention: We are learning to write a description.

Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I write six descriptive sentences using adjectives to describe Mario from the game 'Mario bros' using screencastify.

Saturday, 9 December 2017

The supermarket is filled with lots of fruits and vegetables! By Angelina T



  • The supermarket is filled with children and adults who are shopping and talking loudly, so loud that it sounds like lions snoring.
  • You can feel the chill as you walk down the frozen aisles, so chilly that you can turn into a snowman.
  • The healthy fruit and vegetable aisles smell fresh and clean.
  • Behind the supermarket there is a strong smell of rotten fruit and rubbish.
  • The supermarket aisles are filled with food like chips, canned fruit and bread.
  • It is also filled with drinks like fanta, L&P, Coke, Sprite ans water

Learning Intention: We are learning to write a description.
Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I write six descriptive sentences with appropriate adjectives to describe the supermarket and record it using screencastify.

Friday, 8 December 2017

It keeps happening! By Oliver


Evaporation happens when the sun heats up seawater, making it so hot that it turns into steam. As it rises up into the air, the steam from the hot water becomes cold and turns into gas. After a while, the clouds become so filled with water (from the sea), causing it to rain. Finally there is a collection  of water that falls to the ground. This collection  becomes soil water or ocean water.
Learning Intention: We are learning about natural resources.
Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I record all the stages of a water cycle using screencastify.

Thursday, 7 December 2017

You can use similes to describe a setting or a character! By Leolupe

Learning Intention: We are learning to write a description.
Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I write seven descriptive sentences to describe Daniel Tupou.

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

The earth reminds me of God who created the earth for us! By Anamaria

Earth- The earth reminds me of Jesus who created the earth for us.
Cross- The cross reminds me of Jesus on the cross.
Apple and snake- the apple and the snake reminds me of Jesus who kicked out Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden.
Crown- The crown reminds me of Jesus that wants David to be the king of Israel.
Fire- the fire reminds me of Jesus send a fire from heaven.
Rainbow- The rainbow reminds me of Jesus that flooded the whole earth to get rid of bad people and after that happened Jesus made a rainbow in the sky.
Rosary- The rosary reminds me of Mary who is the mother of Jesus.
Dove- The dove reminds me of Jesus that got baptised from his cousin John the baptist.
Grapes (symbolising wine)- The grapes reminds me of Jesus who performed his first miracle. He turned water into wine.
Ten commandments- The ten commandments reminds me of Jesus told Moses the ten commandments at Mount Sinai.

Learning Intention: We are learning to recognise that the Jesse tree tells the story of the people who prepared for the coming of the messiah.
Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I record 10 symbols on the Jesse tree that reminds me of Jesus using screencastify.

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

The seaside is a beautiful location to relax, swim and sunbath! By Pauline



  • The Seaside is a beautiful location to relax, swim and sunbath.
  • Although the sea is calm, you can hear the gentle never-ending lapping of tiny waves swishing across the sand.
  • As you relax at the Seaside, you can smell the fishy air coming from the fish caught in nets.
  • When you walk on the sand, you can feel the bumpy rocks rubbing underneath your feet.
  •  When you swim in the deep blue sea, you can feel the extreme hot sun burning your skin.


Learning Intention: We are learning to write a description.
Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I write five descriptive sentences to describe the seaside and record it using screencastify.

Monday, 4 December 2017

The process of water turning into a cloud is called Condensation! By Alizzandro


  • Water from the oceans, lakes or dirt evaporates and rise up into the sky. 
  • When the water vapour turns cold, it goes through a process called condensation and turn into clouds.
  • The clouds then precipitates into water or ice which causes rain or snow (clouds can only make ice/snow when it is very high up).


  
Learning Intention: We are learning to develop our understanding of the water cycle.
Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I explain the process of the water cycle.

Saturday, 2 December 2017

The Haunted House Is So Scary! By Fulila


Learning Intention: We are learning to write a description.
Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I write six descriptive sentences to describe a haunted house using appropriate adjectives and record it using Screencastify.

Friday, 1 December 2017

Dunedin is more English than England! By Christopher

  1. They have three hotels in Dunedin.
  2. The hotels are the Wains Hotel,  Distinction Hotel and the Ocean Beach Hotel.
  3. Airplanes in Dunedin can fly around at 550-600 mph.


Activities for families:
  1. Visit Dunedin Railway Station.
  2. Visit Larch Castle & Gardens.
  3. Visit Otago Peninsula.


Activities for children:

  1. Combat zone abbots ford.
  2. Escape Dunedin,escape Dunedin.
  3. Forysth Barr Stadium tour .
Learning Intention: We are learning to follow clues to find a destination and identify key information about a place.
Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I locate Dunedin on a map and research to find interesting facts about Dunedin and record it using Screencastify. 

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

The Grapes Reminds Us Of Jesus' First Miracle Because He Turned Water Into Wine! By Roneeza



The rosary reminds me of Mary, the mother of Jesus.
The L square reminds me of Joseph, the foster father of Jesus.
The Earth reminds me of God, Jesus’ heavenly father.
The cross reminds me of when Jesus died to cleanse our sins.
The Dove reminds me of when John the Baptist, Jesus’ cousin baptised him in the Jordan river.
The Rainbow reminds of when God promised Noah to never send a flood again.
The grapes ( symbolising wine) reminds me of when Jesus performed his first miracle at a wedding in Cana by turning water into wine.
The crown reminds me of David, who killed Goliath the Giant and the King of Israel.
The sheep reminds me of Jesus being our shepherd.
The 12 stars reminds me of Abraham, the father of a great nation.

Learning Intention: We are learning to recognise that the Jesse Tree tells the story of the people who prepared for the coming of the Messiah.
Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I record 10 symbols on the Jesse Tree that reminds me of Jesus using screencastify.

If we don't have water, there wouldn't be any life on Earth! By Kevin

Learning Intention: We are learning to develop our understanding of the natural resources in our environment. 
Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I record the stages of the water cycle using screencastify.

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

The enormous fairy tale castle looked magnificent and breathtaking! By Te Raiana

  • The enormous fairy tale castle looked magnificent with breathtaking decorations in the large  magical hall.
  • It is fancy with marvellous fairy tale characters and incredible flags on the walls.
  • The food in the fairy tale castle smells beautiful like apples growing on trees.
  • There is the burnt crispy  smell of pigs roasting on the spit.
  • There are many colourful fairies flying around the castle like birds searching for a prey.
    Learning Intention: We are learning to write a description.

    Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I write five descriptive sentences to describe a fairy tale castle and record it using screencastify.

    Monday, 27 November 2017

    Amnesty International carries on caring for the poor and the rejected just like Mary did! By Apolosi

    • Amnesty International's purpose is to give people their own rights and stop execution and torture.
    • Amnesty International helps people by preaching to them. They also help to free those that are being tortured and those in jail.
    • They give fair trials to all of the political prisoners.
    • Amnesty International tries to stop executions and people going missing.
    • Amnesty International’s work is worldwide.
      Learning Intention: We are learning about organisations that helps the poor and the rejected just like Saint Mary.
      Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I record five ways that Amnesty International helps the poor and the rejected using screencastify.

      I know what 'Te Kauwhata' means in English! By Christopher

        Learning Intention: We are learning to pronounce and understand well-known Maori words.
      Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I  record new vocabulary that I have learnt this week using screencastify.

      Sunday, 26 November 2017

      Have you been in a real haunted house before? By Rosie

      1. The weather above the haunted house is very stormy and cloudy.
      2. The haunted house is so dusty that it makes you sick.
      3. It is so very spooky that you might have goosebumps.
      4. The haunted house feels frightening and shadowy because it feels like someone is inside the house.
      5. The haunted house is so creepy that you might want to run outside.

      Learning Intention: We are learning to write a description.
      Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I record six descriptive sentences with appropriate adjectives that describes a haunted house.

      Saturday, 25 November 2017

      The Red Cross feeds and gives money to the poor people in Spain! By Angelina T




      1. Red Cross built six homes for Haiti with nearly half a billion dollars from donations.
      2. Red Cross has been collecting money and medical supplies for New Zealand troops overseas.
      3. Red Cross gives food to the poor families in the United Kingdom.
      4. The Red Cross society provides free medical treatments to the poor people  in India.
      5. The Red cross provides shelter, food and mental health services to help those in need.
      6. The Red cross feeds and gives money to the poor people in Spain.

      Learning Intention: We are learning to develop our understanding of how charities help people living in poverty and suffering from injustice.
      Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I record six key information about how Red Cross shows concern for the poor using screencastify.

      Thursday, 23 November 2017

      Do you like to pronounce words in Te Reo Maori? By Rosie



      Maunga                                    
      Mountain
      Ngaki
      Farming
      Ngaro
      lost
      Ngata
      Ngata
      Kauga
      Flock
      Ngakau              
      Heart
      Matanga
      Matanga
      Ngarara
      Nutrition
      Tirangi
      Random
      Whakarongo
      Listen
      Whare
      House
      Whai
      Four
      Whatitiri
      Thunder
      Whana
      Whana
      Whariki
      Fabricated
      Wha
      Four
      Whawha
      Crawl
      Whaea
      Mother
      Whakahe
      Criticism
      Ano
      Now

      Learning Intention: We are learning to pronounce and understand well-known Maori words.
      Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I record the new Maori vocabulary that I haven't learnt this week using Screencastify.