Thursday, 10 December 2015


Understanding: Write a summary of the main events from the story.

Chatham Island is so small on the map, it’s very tricky to find. It is known for its strong winds and its many storms. The weather can be so wild, sailor call this part of the pasific; roaring forties.

Because of the strong wind, the people had to design a boat that would have a place to store their fish that they catch. The boat also had to be super super super super super super super super super super super super super super super super super super super super strong because of the wild wind.

What made the waka so special was their clever yet simple design. Each waka had a rectangular shape and a steeply rising bow. Two parallel runners on the bottom of the hull formed the backbone of the waka and helped to support the framing work. The floor and sides were made of reeds. Some waka had a base of inflated kelp.

Applying: Make a comic strip about the story

Creating: Create a board game or digital game about the story.


Description: This is a digital game that I made on Minecraft. I call this game rehi waka; boat race.
There is 6 sections that have obstacales. The first person who gets to the end wins. Rules: 2 people only, can only race in the boat.

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Reading ( One City, Two Earth quakes )

Evaluating: Act out the most dramatic part of the story.


There's an Earthquake by Harrison and Sam. (Published Version)

Applying: Construct a simple model from the story.
Real Version:

Creating: Create an invention for the story to do a specific task.
Real Version:

Analysing: Make an advertisement promoting a product from the story.

Earth Glue ad.

Understanding: Retell the story in your own words.

One city two earth quakes. 

In Christchurch at 4:35am, on the fourth of September 2010, there was an earthquake. The magnitude was 7.1. Five months later, on the 22nd of February 2011 at 12:51pm an aftershock hit the city. It had a magnitude of 6.3. The February earthquake was way more serious because a hundred and eighty two people lost their lives.

People thought that about 22 people were buried under the rubble of the Christchurch Cathedral. Fortunately, it was later found that no one had been killed or injured in the church.

The second earthquake was so much worse because in the first earthquake only a few people got injured and no deaths were directly caused. This was because it happened in the early morning and most of the people were still in bed. Many buildings were suffered more damaged in February because they were all ready weakened by the first quake. Retolled by Harrison

Remembering: illustrate the main idea of the story.

Blooms Assessment:

Limebrick Poem

W.A.L.T: make a limebrick poem

Success Criteria:
It's a nonsense poem - it still needs to make sense - but it can be silly (Luke)
Your meant to rhyme with it and it's silly - Jamie
It's like a funny poem - Phoenix
The rhyming words need to be real words - Logan
That it is a non - realistic poem - Arisha
The rhyming has to be in a pattern - 2 lines rhyme then the next 2 have to rhyme and the last one Rhymes with the first 2 - Qwade
Aabba - Milania
There are five sentences - Quentin

Tuesday, 17 November 2015


Capacity is how much an object can hold.  I thought that the blue bowl would hold more than the bottle but I was wrong.

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Te Reo Maori Homework ( Build