Tuesday, 1 December 2015


My Reflection
I did this because it was a part of our work.  This was easy because I knew my ratios.  My next step is not to get any wrong.   

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Swimming Dolphins

My Reflection
I'm good at floating with swimming but I want to get better so I need to practice.  I need to have a harder kick so I need to practice more.  I need to work on bringing my togs more often.   

Friday, 20 November 2015

Term 4 week 6

Yesterday room 28/29 were going for there 2nd swim this week I didn't have a towel so I dyed in the sun.

First we walked there then our group got dressed in the dolphins group was Raj, Ridwan, Blake and Mauriora.  When all of the dolphins got dressed we got in the pool when I got in I went pale that's how cold I was.  Mrs M told us to run behind Dee we ran about 2 or 3 laps ( we were running in a circle ) then Mrs  M told us to float on our backs.

After we did that Mrs M said "were going to practising our arms again ( this was my first time at swimming ) so I didn't know what arms was.  But she showed us then she said to do what she did but walking.  Then after 2 more laps Mrs M told us to still walk but put your chin just above the water.  So we did that I wasn't going to stay but I  changed my mind.  Then we had to the same thing but put our face in the water then we yours a bored the i t was free time!!

Then Mrs M got some hoop looking inflatable thing that goes on the water then she got some small hoop looking thing that sunk.  After 10-20 minutes I got out but just when I got in the changing room everyone got out then when I ( and everyone ) got dreased we went back to class.    

Narrative task Rhys and Damien

My Reflection
We did this because this was a part of our weekly tasks. This was easy because I made most of this up. My next step is to add more details.

Friday, 13 November 2015

Term 4 week 5

Fantastic Friday (on a Thursday)
Yesterday we had fantastic Friday on a Thursday because we were going to do our showcase on Friday.  We went to our groups and we sat down I was in vintage games.  We had learnt these 6 games 4 square, elastics, long rope, knuckle bones and bump. 

We were making a video so we didn't haft to preform when we were at the assembly.  I started playing 4 square I started in the 2nd square.  When I got the ball thrown at me was out then then someone else was in then straight away he was out.  Then I was in toilet then king finally threw at number three then ten minutes or so he left then five minutes or so two people had asked " can I play," then an other ten minutes or so the king left.  Then five minutes or so everyone left then me and an other kid year 5 I think were stuck with the ball so we made up some games and played them.  After a while 2 people came we had forgot we could of played 4 square but we carried on and when two Tanzee and Eliani ( that was from my class ) stole one of the balls. Then I realized then said " you know we can play 4 square but it was the end of the the session so we went to our classes and did what we normally do at the afternoons.                                               

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Narrative task Rhys and Damien

My Reflection
We did this because it was apart of our weekly tasks.  This was easy because this was short and I had a little help.  My next step is to not need help.

Friday, 6 November 2015

Determining Credibilty

My Reflection
We did this because this was a part of our weekly tasks.  This was easy because I read the thing so that helped me a lot.  My next step is to add more

Add details to explain

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Fractured Fairy Tales lesson 1

My Reflection
We did this because this was a part of our weekly tasks.  This was easy because I have self knowledge about little red ridding hod.  My next step is to help a little bit more.      

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Term 4 week 4

On Sunday me, Liam, dad, Emma and my ante went to a beach that I don't know the name of. 

First we drove to the beach.  I tried to go to sleep Liam had his mp 3 player on so I couldn't.  Did I mention my dad got a new van it was an auto dad doesn't like auto cars and vans he likes Manuel cars and vans. Dads van was an 8 seater. Me and Liam's favorite seats were the very back ones.

After we arrived we went to the beach when we reached the beach I went on the sand to make a sand volcano.  dad asked us if we wanted to go for walk I said no Liam said yes  they went for there walk I finished my sand castle when I was finished I destroyed it.  About 30 minutes later they came back dad said there was deep sand so I said "can I go," " Liam can take you," dad said.  So we went to the deep sand when we got there the sand started to go down it got deeper and deeper as we had gone father then I slipped.  Then my feet were stuck in the sand I don't know why but I covered my whole legs.  Then dad came and said " you know I saw everything," then I said "I can't get out," then dad said "cover him" then I got out.  Liam was going to get dad before dad came I said "you'll owe me nothing if you get dad," Liam owed me 3£ then we went to where we were sitting before we left while we were walking Liam and my ante got into a fight my ante won when we got there we left.                                        

Friday, 30 October 2015

The most awesome grandpa ever (not real grandparent )

My Reflection
We did this because this was a part of our weekly tasks.  This was easy ( with a little help ) because I made this up.  My next step is to write more.     

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Writing flamework


My Reflection
We did this because this was a part of our weekly tasks.  This was easy because I knew about grandpa Joel because I watched Willy Waoka and the chocolate factory.  My next step is to think more deeply         

Monday, 19 October 2015

Fact Finding in Non-Fiction texts

My Reflection
We did this because we had to.  This was easy because I'm good at this.  My next step is to not gess in some of them.  

Friday, 16 October 2015

Term 4 Week 1

Sorry I forgot what day I was going to you talk about.   Anyways Now I'm going to talk about when I saw the movie pan.  have you seen pan yet?

First around 7:00 me and my step brother Liam were minding our own business  then Emma Liam said in all of a sudden "we're going to botany in an hour" I said "why," "were going to the bank and other stuff" Emma said.  Emma's bank is ANZ ok.  In an hour we git changed out of our pajamas and in to real cloths we had to take a bus Emma had glasses so she couldn't drive and dad took the only car ( he has a van ) we had  Auckland transport cards a.t for short once we swiped the card pass that says tag on on the top.  Once we got at botany we went to ANZ and Emma went in the que ( that was long ) all she wanted to do was put cash on her card then a woman came and asked "why are you waiting" Emma replayed with "I'm just putting money on my card to be honest I think that happened I was sitting so I gust saw them talking after a minute or so Emma the thing where you put your card in and do a pin then it pops up with 6 things for you to chose from. The woman told Emma how to put cash on her card.

After that we left ANZ we went to the movies to get the tickets before liam said " I bet ya were going  to the movies," and he was correct.  Now we were of to get some lollies  the store was called the sweet land.  The 
only type of name I remember was giant fuzzes.  Liam ate a lolly when Emma didn't pay yet when Emma payed we left to go to New world to buy drinks for us once that was done we went to the movie Emma tricked me and said it was the maze runner 2 when I saw it I hated it so scary even thinking about it makes me scared when the movie started I relised the movie was pan I got angry at Emma when I got calm again I watched the movie it was good at the end I did a spew in a plastic bag then I put it in a bin and left.                                       

Friday, 25 September 2015

10 Fact Challenge

My Reflection
I and the class did this brain challenge near the begging of the year and I did this and a load of other activtys that I don't want to put on my blog.  My next step is to put longer facts     

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Kensuke's kingdom chapter 2

   Fun facts about turtles
My Refection
We did this because we were reading a book called Michael Morpurgo  Kensuke's kingdom and we did this activity because the teacher said we had to.  This was tricky because I had to memorise  parts of the story.  I liked this because I got to do one of my favorite animals.                

Kensuke's Kingdom

My Reflection
I am learning to extend my knowledge of new vocabulary. this was easy because I gessed what it meant and then searched on dictionary then it told me the proper meaning of the word write it in my own words Boom done.  

Learning fractions

 What is an improper fraction? 
An improper fraction is two ornery fraction's made into an improper one ( that basically means the numerator is bigger then denominator ).       

What is a mixed fraction?
A mixed fraction  is a whole number and a proper fraction combined

how do you change a mixed fraction's to an improper fraction?
you multiply the full number times the denominator.  Then you add the numerator after you add it all together. then you change the numerator with your answer    
        My Reflection
This was hard because when I played the game I didn't know my fractions well at all but now I know most of my fractions like one fifth of 40 = 8           

Monday, 21 September 2015

Tree planting

     Tree planting 
On Tuesday the 21st of July room twenty eight twenty nine went to plant native trees.  There was three people I only remember two Carl and Paul.  There were five trees Paul only said three.  Oh I just remembered the third person was Anna. We did this so the path way ( that was made of gravel ) doesn't go on a slope.  Anyways Paul said the types of trees there were Toi Toi's, Flax's and cabbage trees.  Oh and Paul showed us an Fertilizer pellet (It looks like a greenish big mint ) Paul also said " a Fertilizer pellet makes the trees grow a little faster," he also also said " it gives the trees a little boost ya know, " after ms M said to " get into pears , "   so ... we got into pears ( I was with peter ).  There were two types of shovels an heavy one ( that's orange ) and a light one ( that's grey ) first I chose the heavy one but after a few seconds me and peter were pretty shore it was to heavy oh did I machine that Carl was watching us Carl said " I'll get you boys an other one ". It was tricky when there was fat roots before we left we washed our hands.  I felt a bit tired.                                
My Reflection
We did this because everyone need trees in winter to breathe.  This was easy because all I had to do was
write stuff and correct it easy.   

Monday, 14 September 2015

Kensuke's Kingdom Character Interview

My Reflection
I'm learning use prior knowledge and experience when we relate to a given text topic to construct a reader’s response. This was easy because I knew all of peter's questions ( Peter's questions were easy. Our next step is to do harder questions and more questions.   

Friday, 4 September 2015

Geometry 3D shapes

My Reflection
We are learning about geometry, edges, faces and corners of a 3D shape.  This was easy because I know a lot about geometry especially 3D shapes.  It was easy as marshmallows.  My next step is to learn about nets of 3D shapes.     

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Term 3 Week 6

Youth Town
Yesterday room 28 ( not room 29 ) went to youth town I love youth town ( I'm being sarcastic ).  Anyways the teachers were megaton, brad and I don remember the third person sorry. We started of as orderly as it can start youth town said good morning to us we said that to them today we were doing something  with hockey stick one part was round and the other was flat.  First Brad explained the rules of using this type of hokey stick.  Then he explained the rules of a game.  Now I'm going to explain the rules                                                ingredients for this game :
About 27 people, Hokey sticks, a ball for everyone, a big room or lots of space  

How to hold a stick : get the hand you don write with and put it on top of the grip ( if you have one ) put the hand you write with at the end of the grip.  Your not allowed to use the round side you tern it around ( the name is thums up thums down.  Now open your legs wide then put your the stick in the center of your legs but its a little bit forwards if you don't have any of the ingredients above you can't do any of this
  • The first game rules  : Step 1 know how to hold a hockey stick ( advice is up above ).  Step 2 try to get the other players ball out   
  • ingredients for this game : 

Hokey sticks, a ball for everyone, a big room or lots of space, cones  
The second game rules :  There is three number's the first number is when you tap the ball 10 times.  Number 2  spin around the ball till it stops.  Number 3 put inside and out your legs 5 times  

Now that I've explained the games I can tell you what happened at the end we played the first game at the end then we all claped all at the same time then we went to class.                      

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Term 2 Week 9 Recount

On Monday the 16th of June the year four's (room 28) were doing speeches.  It was really really special
because it was the year four's first time!!!

When we started the people that had there speech went outside to practice ( I only got to do it twice ).  When we went back inside I was the first one to volunteer.  I felt quite scared.

After the people  listened to me they voted how good I was.  On a form on a computer they wrote down what they liked and what they didn't like about my speech.

Then everyone had a tern  OK not exactly everyone had a tern after everyone that had a tern other people voted how good they were.   One thing they could improve is looking up.

At last we were finished.  I was so relieved when it was all finished.                    

Overall I thought It was gait I mean really really gait. my favorite part was I didn't take really long. I'm looking forward to doing an other speech.    

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Term 2 Week 8

Bike skills
On Tuesday morning room 28 went to bike skills ( room 29 didn't come ).

We meat Kerry and don't remember the other person I we said hello we started.

I'm was still learning how to ride.  I don't archly ride.  I just glide not archly biking it's way to hard.

I probably never going to ride at least I don't want to.  I rely don't want to.

When bike skills was nearly finished we did a lap a round the Field except  for the people that was still learning that was me.

At the very end room 28 got some sitfks.

Then we left.    


Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Learning About the Brain

My Reflection
I had to find a word about the brain for each letter of the alphabet.  It was tricky because I had to think of a brain I don't know much about brains.  These are the words that I  used

A was A part of your body,
B was Brain ,
C was Creepy,
D was Discussing,
E was Eww,
F was Flipping coolish,
G was Gross,
H was Hideous,
I  was Its pinkish color.
J  was Jockeys  
K was King brain's are big
L  was Lots of them
M was Makes you do stuff
N was Number's    
O was Oh heaps
P  was sorry no things for P
Q was Quadruples of them
R was Reading that what a brain helps
S was So extreme
T was Translate English
U was sorry no things for U
V was Veins doesn't have a brain
W was Whole universes of brains
X was X-ray doesn't work on the brain
Y was You think with it
Z was  sorry no things for Z 

Friday, 29 May 2015

I before E rule

This week I did some thing different then usual I did my spelling online!  It wasn't that cool I only got 1 wrong I reckon I did quite good.
My Reflection
We did this so we can see how good we are at spelling.  This was easy because I'm kinda good at spelling. My next step is to get all of the answer's correct.  

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Term 2 Week 7

Te Tuhi
On Thursday room 28 went to Te Tuhi we were learning to about vertickill gardins.  First we meet Jermy.  Scond we went to an art room.   Therd we sat at a chear each.  Fourth we got an vivid and then we took the capes off the vivides then  Jermy told us to draw on a platic bottle. ( If you didn't know we had platic bottes ) then wecut it out with sisiers ( again if you didn't know we had sisers ).  Fith we decrecared our bottles with karaka and kowhai stickers we cold aslo draw on the stickers.then we had to put some stuff 
in the bottles then we played a little bit of hang man.  Then Jemry said some stuff then we we said thank you to Jermy. Then we left Te Tuhi and went back to school.                    

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Summarising information

                             My Reflection 
We have been learning to summarise information.  I summarised this article that I found
on Kiwi Kid News.  I found this tricky because I had to think about what I wanted to
write. The easy part was to put the pictures in.  My next step is to think more deeply.   

Addition and subtraction

My Reflection
 This was hard because we had to think very very deeply.  I liked the rounding and compensating
best because it was easier.  I found it easier because I new it better and really really well plus I new 
 the strategies better. 

Monday, 18 May 2015

Term 2 Week 5

Te Tuhi Trip
Last week room 28 went to Te Tuhi we were doing a thing called How the kiwi lost its wings.  First we did a play I was a tree . Second we went over the stuff to do first we had to pick which paper we wanted ( if you are wondering you need paper you need paper for this).  Third we had to draw stuff & then we had to cut the stuff that we drew.  Then we glueed it      

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Finding and Summarising information in a non-fiction text

 My reflection   

I have been learning find and summarise information in a non-fiction text.  This was easy because I had to write stuff that is interesting to me.  It was a bit tricky to put it in my own words.  My next step is to keep practising.

Thursday, 7 May 2015

Non-fiction texts

My Reflection
This task was easy all I really had to do was to recognizance which is the the right  one .
I think I got 2 or 3 wrong.  How many do you think I got wrong?    

Term 2 Week 3

                                                                 Mayor Len brown    
Last week Mayor Len brown came to elm park school.  He was here for the green gold enviroschool awerid.  It was quite loud first then not that loud.  First The quire soung a song but befour that we welcomed the visters.  Mayor Len brown welcomed the visters.  Then the quire soung then the kupa haka soing something. After an whole bnch of other stuff we got the awerid.      

Thursday, 30 April 2015

Term 2 Week 2

                                                                bike skills
last week room 28 went out for bike skills.  We were learning about hellmits. Room 28 learnt how to put  on a hellmits first we were checking if it was strong enife mine was.  Then we put 2 fingers above our eyebrows. then we titinted it up.  Then we took it of.            

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

My Pepeha

This is my pepeha.  I have been learning to introduce myself in Maori.  I also made some art to display my pepeha.
My Reflection
Our class did this because we want other people to know what our personally is.  This was easy because I know every thing about me.  My next step is to do neater in my art      

Comparing Characters

My Reflection
I have been learning to describe the characters in a story.  We read a story called Who's a Big Bully Then by Michael Morpurgo.  We used a venn diagram to compare to the two main characters.  I found this tricky because it was hard to think of words.  My next step is to think more carefully about the characters when I am reading a story.

Monday, 23 March 2015

100 word challenge

One day it was a very suney day suddenly I saw godzilla it was crazy it blew up a tower boom! I got a sowed then... godzilla made minoens " what the" I siad. The minoens had mini sowed's. I stabed and stabed   and finlley I stabed them all but... I had to deal with godzilla it blasted fire! I ran and ran. Then I found a gold sawed. I chargd! I found a poshin that mackes you giant. So I drank it. Then the challnenge was on! My sawed was big to. I punched godzilla he was dead very well.

We have been learning to add detail to our writing by doing the 100 word challenge.

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Term 1 Week 7

This week  some of  room 28/29 did the 100 word chanlage.  We had to do 100 words.  I had to wight a about a picher.  I woght about a guy called steve.  I tryed and tryed my hardest.  I tryed and still tryed.  I still tryed I finished jost on time.      

Monday, 16 March 2015

Place Value

I was learning to read numbers up to a million and to say which is bigger or smaller.

The thing that helped me most was:
- using my basic facts to help with bigger numbers
- remembering to look at the left to see if the digits are bigger
- using streets and houses to break up bigger number
- practising on Mathletics

My next step is to:
- try the same activity using bigger numbers
- use this information to do more problems

Thursday, 12 March 2015

African praise poem

My Reflection
I have been writing an African Praise poem about myself.  I found it easy to think of words to describe myself.  I found it tricky to use alliteration.  Next time I could add more details about myself.

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Term 1 Week 6

This week at asemibly room 28/29 dindent win the mathletics trophy.  I was disponted.  I was quite angy.  I thoght try harder room 28/29.  19/20 won.  I thoght we haft to beat room 19/20.  I thoght agien 28/29 need to win.  

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Term 1 Week 5

This week we are learning about the blue whale challenge first me and quin did the draw a whale.  

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Term 1 Week 4

Last week room 28/29 went and played outside with youth town on the field. We played capture the flag it was awesome. It was very very very hard. I tried my hardest. 

Friday, 13 February 2015

My 2015 Welcome Post

Welcome to my Year 4 learning blog. This year I am in room 28/29 and my teachers are Mrs Graham and Mrs Melville. I enjoy maths. This year I am looking forward to having our sleepover. I hope you will enjoy reading my blog and leave lots of feedback.