Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Monday, 2 July 2018

Season poem

WALT:Include the season that you are writing about on a google drawing.
My challenge was to write Maori words and to put the words on the outside of the lightning bolt.

Thinkers keys

Interview key
Imagine you are going to interview the Sun.  Write 13 questions that you would ask.

Use a range of question starters and open/closed questions.
Why are you so hot?
How are you so big?
What are you made of?
Why are you in the middle of the solar system?
How much earth can fit in you?
What made you?
How were you made?
What are you made of?
Are you the biggest sun?
How many sun are there?
Are you the smallest sun?
Who found out that you were a star?
Is there more than one sun?

What if? Do
What if we started building houses on the moon?  Who would live there? What might the consequences of this be?  Do you agree to do this?What if we started building houses on the moon?  Who would live there? What might the consequences of this be? Do you agree to do this?

Of you build houses on the moon it would only be a waste of time because there is no oxygen on the moon.

Only astronauts would live there because of their suits.

Stay outside for two minutes.


Picture keys
What could be happening in these pictures?  Come up with a thoughtful and creative story for each picture.

The monkey astronaut

A famous astronaut but no one knows that who he became an astronaut,so it is a mystery.

Cats are on a planet.

When the astronaut a cat sneaked into a spacecraft.When the astronaut went out and wandered around and landed on a planet.

Thinkers keys

Alphabet keys
Complete and A-Z listing of all
the key topic vocabulary to
do with Earth and Beyond.

A:astronaut          O:orbit

B:black hole         P:planet

C:comets            Q:quasar

D:dwarf planets        R:rings

E:earth         S:saturn
F:flares         T:telescope

G:galaxy       U:uranus

H:hydrogen bomb        V:venus

I:iron asteroid          W:worlds

J:jupiter         X:x



M:milky way

Image result for sun
Reverse key
We know that we stick to the earth, with
the help of gravity...but what if gravity didn’t exist?  What would you do?

Make heavy boots
Make belts that have heavy rocks on it
Make really good tech that will stick you to the ground.
Sticky boots
Make the ground sticky
Make your clothes sticky
Hold on to bars to get places
Make gravity
Hold onto stuff
Make a force field to keep you on the ground
Have really strong upper body strength to hold onto something in the ground
Make gravity boots
Get really good grip
Get really heavy stuff
Stay inside building

Variation keys
How many ways can you think of to
get people treating our earth better?

Design a poster that could be displayed around our community.
Use community bins.Put your rubbish in the bin so the earth will be clean and we will be clean.

Prediction keys
Predict how houses on the moon might look.  Remember, there is no oxygen in space for us to breath!

Bar keys
Use the BAR key to improve the
design of at least two of these options..
Rocket and satellite

Question keys

The answer is: the sun.  
Write 24 questions that would give this answer.

What made out of helium and hydrogen and gas?
What is in the middle of the solar system.?
What is the biggest star?
Where is the biggest star?
What is the biggest thing in the solar system?
What is the hottest thing?
What has solar flares?
Where is the word solar come from?
You can not live on it?
What is always angry?
You will die on it?
You will never survive?
You can not live there?
Never go there?
What is it?
Nothing on it?
Huge fireball?
Huge gas giant
Worst thing in the solar system?
Never been there before?
Die as soon as you touch it?
Keeps you warm?
Do not touch?
Never touch?

Comparison key
What are the similarities and differences between Mars and Earth?
You could use a Venn diagram or T-Chart to organise your thinking.

There is lots of dust on mars and there is a lot of dust on earth.

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Matariki celebration


Matariki means in english is the eyes of god.

Traditionally,Matariki was a time to remember those who had died.

Maori new year once was celebrated but people kept on for getting it.

It affect Maori farming because it is the Maori New Year and to grow crops and lots of more food.

Matariki can be celebrated by kites like as birds,Maori designs,guarding,and lots of other designs.

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Describe the sun

Image result for sun

Did you know that the sun is not a planet it is a fire star.

Do you know that the sun is in the middle of the whole entire solar system.

It is mostly made out of helium,hydrogen and gas.

In addition you could fit in 1500 thousands of earths in it.

WALT:use of punctuation to explain the sun and use a brainstorm.

Friday, 15 June 2018

My animation for the solar system.

WALT:Create an animation of solar system using google drawing.

My challenge was to draw what was going to happen next in my slide show.

Thursday, 14 June 2018

This is my Moon phases animation.

  WALT:Using google drawing create the different moon phases.

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

our planets in the solar system.

This is pluto.

Pluto was a planet but in the 2006 scientist called a dwarf planets because there is much dwarf planets like it.
Pluto orbit is kind of wacky because it goes through other planet orbits.
Pluto is one of the smallest dwarf planets.

This is venus.

Venus is the hottest planet even though it is not the closest to the sun.
Venus is the second fastest to orbit the sun.

Venus takes 88 days to orbit the sun so if you live on venus your birthday will be really fast.

Thursday, 31 May 2018

Walking water,Science experiment.

WALT: To use a barinstrom .
Walking water

Room 8 had a science experiment on Thursday to write about what we see.

Firstly:Ms Bracey set up the science experiment for us to observe what might happen.It was for Room 8 to predict what will happen.
Ms Bracey put primary colours in plastic cups full of water.She put food colouring,it was yellow,red and blue.7 cups in a pattern water, no water,water,no water,water,no water,water.

Secondly:Ms Bracey asked to predict what will happen when it is finished.Our buddies were a post take a look and come back and give us information about what they saw there.

Thirdly:Ms Bracey told us to observe information.We saw a paper towel strip in one of the primary cups and made a secondary colour in the empty cup.The secondary colours were orange and green.The strip was merging with the primary colours into the empty cup.We came back on Friday and looked what happen.

Monday, 28 May 2018

Day and night ,What makes seasons

Day and Night
What makes Day and Night?

An important fact earth’s rotation is on its axis.When the sun is shining on your side of the planet,the other side is dark and sleepy. Dark side is night,bright side is day.

Did you know half if the earth is facing the sun and the other is facing the universe.In fact one side is asleep and one is awake.Soon,even us are going be facing the universe

Image result for day and night

Monday, 14 May 2018

Rap for milk

We were learning how to make a rap or poem about milk.
We had a really good rap.
The challenge was to make words rhyme that were about milk or Richie Mccaw.

Not to high

WALT:To explain and use specific vocabulary.


Learn volleyball skills to play the game.

Firstly at volleyball you can learn to serve,ready position and stance. In fact you learn how to work in a team and physical skills.

Secondly you should never hit the ball too high or you will injure people and break something. Furthermore you don’t hit it too high or it will interfere with someone's game.

Finally in volleyball you learn skills to play a game with people.


Thursday, 10 May 2018

Art puzzle

This my art puzzle we had to look at our little piece and colour it on the big piece of paper.It is really hard because we were concentrating on the piece of paper and to get it done.

Wednesday, 9 May 2018


We were seeing how much learning we could do in three hours.So when we did we had to look at some activities to do in three hours.

Thursday, 3 May 2018

Iron sports

I learnt to embed a photo onto a Post.

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

My comic strip

 WALT:Make a comic strip.
My comic strip is about Ako.
Hi this is my comic strip.What I did to make this comic strip was to take four pictures.About different learning, mine is reading,thinking,writing and helping people with their work.

Tuesday, 10 April 2018


My challenge for this writing was proof reading it. WALT: I learnt about Mokoia pa. My art piece is about Mokoia Pa. It used to be a volcano that's why people went there for the fertile soil. It had lots of food and fish and it guarded by a fence and Maori. Mokoia Pa was close to Tamaki River so they get lots of fish with wakas. All the other tribes wanted to have their pa because it was the best pa.So they would fight for it. Once the two chiefs fought for Mokoia Pa.They wanted it for themselves so there was a big war
and Mokoia Pa was destroyed.

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Jarrod Smart Footprint

My name is Jarrod and I'm 9 years old and I'm a Year 5.
I am good at Maths,Writing and Reading.
I like playing rugby and joining in with school activities.
My challenges are to improve in my writing and to get 300 blog posts in this year and to learn new things.
I have moved up lots of levels and I learn more in this class.

My mum most inspires me because she pushes me to do the best I can do in learning.

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Waku Tapu by Jeff Evans

I listen and read this article...
In a nutshell I learnt...

What is it about?
In 2012,two waka-Te Aurere and Ngahiraka Mai Tawhiti sailed out to rapanui.

Where did it take place?
 This is where they navigator
Doubtless Bay.

When did this happen?
In 2012 .

Who are the talking about?
Polynesian voyagers.

Why did they travel?
To see the world but mostly Rapanui.

How did they travel?
With two boats te Aurere and Ngahiraka Mai .