Monday, 17 July 2017

My Relaxing Photo

This is me Sleeping while watching a movie!

New Flag

I have used Scrontch's Flag Designer, This black thing in the middle is a wheel, as you can see there in the background the two colors I have chosen is a darkish green and a darkish blue color and lastly the cross I think that I have colored in red!

Winter learning Journey Comp Day 1

Lot’s of interesting Maori history, European, Pacific Islands, and Asian cultures, New Zealand is very popular one of the most popular things is The Treaty of Waitangi, it’s like a Pot filled with all the popular things that have happened in New Zealand and it’s over flowing!

Today and right now 4.4 million New Zealanders (known as Kiwi’s), there are about 69% of European people are Pakeha. It’s like pot being stirred with different countries inside getting along together. In New Zealand there are lot’s of immigrants known as European, Pacific islanders, and Asian cultures live in New Zealand.

¾ of people live in the North Island and ¼ of people live in the South island, Auckland is the most popular city in NZ.

Christopher Columbus was an italian explorer, navigator, he takes lot’s of people on his boat and took them to another place for them and him to live, but that was while he was still alive! He was also a Catholic, a Catholic is someone who doesn’t believe Jesus Christ the saviour and our Redeemer but who believes in Mary Jesus’s mother, who gave birth to him.

Christopher Columbus had completed four voyages across the atlantic ocean. Columbus wasn’t the first European Explorer to arrive at America! Maori people voyaged thousands of miles across the unknown parts of the Pacific ocean, in small canoes and waka’s. To this day Maori culture is part of New Zealand’s National Identity!

A Pioneer is someone who is the first person or group to do something, like Neil Armstrong was the first Person to step on the moon, just like AJ Hackett a New Zealander to first invent Bungy Jumping.

Kiwi’s love to kayak, fish, go tramping, boat rides, bike riding, surfing, kites, sail, go around the world, camping, skateboarding, snowboarding, skiing, walking, climbing tree’s, loads of other exciting things!

Rugby is the most popular and national sport in NZ, Rugby is the most popular sport in New Zealand, with the legendary All Blacks winning the Rugby World Cup against Australia.

Culinary/Skill of cooking Farming

Farming isn’t a modern New Zealand thing to do but New Zealanders love to do it and it is a very peaceful life!

People in New Zealand are relaxed and friendly if you talk to them you’ll find out how to get knowledge in the area and even may make long life friends!

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Back In Da Day Production Recount 2017

The lights darkened as a group of year 5 and 6 students gathered round to pray, then the lights came alive and a girl appeared in the middle of the stage, standing there, about to speak, “Do you ever wonder why kids are always on there electronics” she started to say, that little girl’s name was Pisi and this was how our production began!
There was 15 of us creating a production with the whole school watching. I was one of the main characters, I was the brother of a whole lot of sisters. Everyone watched in the crowd as we played our parts.
Everyone was so frightened that they wanted to go home but I was used to this because i’ve been in a more embarrassing production, “Cindy In Da House”, I was chosen to be a leader of Backdrops, Props and Set Designing!
I frowned as I thought that the children would think that our production was boring but then I saw as especially the juniors were clapping and cheering for us even the parents and teachers were commenting after as we sat down at the edge waiting for everyone to leave but that part hasn't come yet.
What I need to work on later is not to poke this face, is when my eyes are facing up, then my tongue poking out and i’m smiling.
My favourite part was when the backdrop was in the yard and I was running then first thing I do, tripping over a shell with everyone watching. At the end I saw my Mum then running over to her.
She gave me a hug then started commenting of how Mrs Clark said “Toby has amazing backgrounds she told I said goodbye to everyone then me and Mum walked home together!
Photos Below!

Date and time: 2.10pm to 3pm, 27/6/2017

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Newspaper Article

Aotearoa News

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First sighting of Boat on water!

As an ordinary person was using his telescope to see if the whales would spring out of the water and splash but instead he saw a small figure standing on something. He thought it was a whale, or a shark, he kept thinking until he had the perfect idea, he dashed to his little library and grabbed an ancient book he looked inside and turned to the right page, he put the book down and realized, it was a boat! He couldn’t see him but as he came closer he remembered the stories that his grandpa used to tell him, he would mostly tell of the legend of Kupe, and knew it was him!

Friday, 9 June 2017

Animation Voicover

In the beginning when maori were the only people living in NZ, they would have had to make there own fishing technology. They couldn't just buy it, they had to make it. There tech was, fishing hooks made from stone, fishing nets that were weaved from plants and sometimes just string with bait. Some of them would just use their hands but it didn’t really help!

Fishing technology can be fishing rods, fishing hooks, string, all kinds of things boats are what you stand on while your fishing, most people have either tin boats, or speed boats, or a canoe, or waka. Any kind of boat that is unsinkable.

You couldn’t really get as much fish with old fishing tech but now with fishing rods fresh bait and new fishing hooks that look like actual fish! The quantity . There are lots of new fishing tech that know one uses the old fishing tech because the new fishing tech is easier to catch fish!

Grammar Practice

Monday, 29 May 2017

What Has Happened To Miss West?

Staring at the classroom door, ready to learn, I strolled into the classroom, but where was Miss West, was she homesick, was there zombies outside her house so she didn’t want to get out of bed.

Was it that she wanted to go to the toilet but couldn’t get off the seat because their was sticky glue on it or was it because she hated us “well i’m out of options” I said quietly. “Hey Toby” I heard from a familiar voice as I turned around and saw that it was Benjiman.

“Do you know where Miss West is?” he asked as I nodded sideways, “no” I replied looking around if she was hiding, but instead I saw Freedom out of the peek of my eye.

“Maybe Freedom will know” I said to benjy “Freedom!” Benjy shouted looking if Freedom would turn around “yeah!” he shouted back as we saw his sparkling eyes of excitement, as the second bell rang and interrupted Benjy.

“Oh no, i’m late for school!” shouted Miss West as she was stuck inside her house with vampires invading her part of town “how will I ever get to school with a bunch of vampires blocking every exit inside my house!”.

As Miss West thought of a plan trying to block out the scariness outside. She could hear screams of the other town people then the screams were suddenly silenced.

“Pardon” said Freedom nicely “do you know where Miss West is?” I said instead of Benjamin “I think I saw her trapped inside her house on the way to school, but I didn’t know why she wouldn’t just come outside” he replied, “well if something’s wrong, then we better go and find out, let’s get some weapons first!” I said confidently.

We got into the shed and grabbed our favourite weapons stashed in a secret place “same as always” benjy said grabbing a pitchfork as I grabbed binoculars and Freedom had a spoon. We were ready!

“Good thoughts, Good thoughts” Miss West said frighteningly again and again, after a few deep breaths she finally came up with a plan “yes, scare them with toilet water, yes great plan!”

Bing Bing Bing Bing Bing the telephone rang as the fat Mr Zarvar rose tiredly from his bed he grabbed the telephone and noticed that it was the principal of Pt England School he talked to the principal for about two minutes then shut the phone on the phone holder.

“Yes, I am a reliever for today!” Mr Zarvar got dressed so quickly that he was late for school “What, we had to have this, boring reliever” some of room 10 started saying as Mr Zarvar smile slowly faded away.

We walked across the streets carrying binoculars, a pitchfork and a spoon we thought they were great weapons for people who needed help “her house is just around this corner.” Freedom said They turned left and… “i’m going” said benjy “i’ll go with you”said Freedom all they could see was… Vampires!

Miss West dashed across the room to the toilet once she finished her plan she was going to make scary faces with plates to use as a distraction and use the toilet water to throw at them. She filled the buckets with toilet water and stashed them in special places. Once she had done that, she drew lots of ugly faces on the plates.

“get back here guys, we chose to do this, but now we are going to run away” I said to Freedom and Benjy giving them confidence once they came back I held my shoulder on each of them and slung them back “ahhhhhhhhh!” I screamed running for my life.

Five Vampires turned and as the two boys looked back they saw the five vampires ferocious eyes as they chased us all the way back to school, they could smell more blood as one called to the others “Human blood” it said scarily as the three little year 5’s hid under the trailer, petrified.

Room 10 sat there bored as Mr Zarvar marked the roll quietly with is glasses on, some of the students were so bored that they even started snoring especially the girls but the boys were sleep talking, now that got annoying.

Miss West noticed that most of the vampires were floating away in the direction of the school but she still saw two more vampires so she had to scare them she crawled next to the window and held the scary face out, one of them glided to the window as Miss West climbed up the chimney and splat!

The vampire dissolved into the wind as the other vampire saw what had happened and quickly flew off, Miss West could finally drive her way to school but what she didn’t know was that all the vampires had already started invading with the year ones then higher and higher each time.

The vampires had finished with the year 3’s, the vampires glided up the stairway. The children of room 10 peeked out of the window and saw… Death.

As the Vampires rushed through the doors searching for more and more blood Caleb could see one sculling the blood from Mr Moran’s neck as the Principal Mr Burt called out “everyone evacuate the school we are being attacked!” He shouted on the sirens.

Everyone panicking dashing out the doors and windows to the entrances when they saw the entrance they could see two vampires floating at every gate, there was no escape “What will we do” I said frighteningly.

She arrived at the gateway frowning seeing two ragged cloaks and a head she recognized that it might be the children so she walked in like she never saw them. Then “roarrr, I got you” Miss West said as the two vampires turned their heads “Oh no, not you guys again, bye bye” she ran to the car and grabbed toilet water and splat!

She had poured two buckets on each of them, then the other vampires at every entrance. She gave a big sigh of relief as everyone got out of their classes and cheered for Miss West but she felt a little bit sad after what had happened to Mr Moran and a few others, but most people were still alive and that was what she was happy about. “Glad that Mr Zarvar got killed” Josh whispered to Jacob "don't say that!" snapped Jacob while they screamed "hooray!!".

Friday, 26 May 2017

Brief Development

We are designing land boats, to help us work together to create and to ride around on the court, just outside our class! We are doing this because this terms topic for this year is about technology. We are also learning about what technology Maori used in the past before the Pakeha arrived.

Technology can be many things, not just phones, ipads, computers, and all sorts of that kind of stuff, technology can also be: shoes, jackets, clothing and loads of other things not just things that have electricity inside them.

Room 10 are also making land boats because when we grow up we can be really good at building or even be an engineer, you could get a very good scholarship to a job or to university!

Before we make the big land boat, you always need to build a prototype. A prototype is a small feature of the big version, they make the prototypes so that they already know what materials there using.

While you’re making the prototype you do not want to use much of the material because then you will not have any left to build the big creation.

There are two different attributes, physical attributes and functional, in the next paragraph I will be talking about physical attributes.

Physical attributes are things that you need to build something. Example: If i’m making a boat I will need a motor, some fuel, and 1 driver’s seat. So Physical attributes are parts that you need to build something.

Functional attributes are when you have the parts but you describe what they’re for. Example: I am making a bike and I need a seat to sit on while i’m cycling. So functional attributes are when you have the parts and you describe what they’re for.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Perfect Coin Catch

Shivering nervously as our teacher Miss West handed us all 1 counter, she explained the game to us while we were inside the classroom. I got a dark black colored counter, she explained the rules of the game.

  1. Your not allowed to pick up any coins that are not yours!
  2. Once you’ve caught one you put your hand up then I will give you another counter!
  3. If you cheat you're disqualified
  4. Whoever has the most counters wins!

“ Three, two, one, go!” Miss West shouted, We had to place the coin on our elbow then flick it up and catch it, I had already started, flicking it up in the air I seized the coin in my palm and… “I got it!” I shouted while I raised my hand in the soft breeze as Miss West gave me another counter.
On my first catch of having two coins, I just kept on getting it. Coin after coin after coin I got until “five minutes left everyone!” Miss West roared “oh shoot” “come on Toby come on” I kept saying pushing myself into a higher level.
I had nine counters, but when I got more concentrated and started to focus I flicked it up and tadaa “yay, yes, yes!” I shouted “I’m on ten counters! Yes!” just as I got ten counters Miss West demanded “ everyone back inside and get ready to learn new things!
Photos below!

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Thursday, 11 May 2017

What is that?

I think that this is a shoe or boot without laces, maybe cotton inside the shoe to keep it comfortable inside, it could be the material leather to keep the shoe warm. I also think the materials that it is made out of is carbon fibre because since it is a waterproof and light material it could be used to walk on water.

I think that this shoe product is used for skydiving because when you jump
out of the plane if you're going too fast you  slap both of your legs then parachutes come out of the bottom of the shoes.

This product is a Smartshoe made in 2014. It has a sizable fit so that when you put them on they fit into your size. Also they have heaters on the bottom of the inside part of the shoe letting your feet boil while you're wearing them. It is controlled by your phone. First you need to get the app on your phone to control the shoe!

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Horse Riding

Horse riding

Driving to Ti Tree horse trek to go horse riding. It was the holidays of term 1 2017, we had 2 other members with us Haare and Hendrix, their really cool, Hendrix is 5 years old, Haare is 24 years old! This is Hendrix’s first time going horse riding, so he’s Super excited. We also had 1 other member my cousin, Cameryn!

The car trip took about half an hour until we arrived at the mysterious place it was really exciting and fun in the car trip. We were listening to music, chatting to each other and laughing mostly. It was really cool to see how we were all getting along.

“Wow” we all said slowly when we came through the beautiful gates of amazingness! We found a parking space and zoomed right into it, Hendrix ashing out of the door and already scouting the place, it smelt pretty bad but it was alright.

We came a little too early so we decided to have some snacks, my mum pulled up a bag full of Rice Wheel packets and 1 big bag of Doritos! “Delicious!” I shouted, “Yum yum” said Hendrix, “Fantastic” Cameryn called.

Once we had all gulped the food down our throats and into our belly’s, all the kids including myself all dashed to the horses on the side of the road. What we did while we were still there was feed the tall and long grass which was held on the other side of the road. We pulled it with all our strength then fed it to the horse’s.

It also really stank, it smelt so bad that I went back to the space that we were having food and almost threw up! So I gulped a whole lot of water and felt cosy and comfortable so I lay, enjoying the sunsets breeze of nice chilli wind flowing across the landscape. When I heard voices crackling upon my ears, I arose and saw a lady talking to my Mum and Haare as I turned around and saw the others still feeding the horse’s!

When she told us all to come over we all went to the mini cabin where the helmets were all stored “this is your size she said, “could you stand over there where the others are while I do this persons helmet” she commanded to all of us. Once we had all gotten our helmets on my mum took a few photos while we were still inside the cabin!

Here’s some photos below!

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We went outside and waited near the stool where you get on your horse “could you stand right on this stool while I get your horse” she pointed at Noah “whoa” we all said while Noah got onto the horse and parked it over at the stable his horse’s name was… Boissy, then Haare got onto hers, I can’t remember what her horse’s name was, but it was fat.

Cameryn had a pony, it was named… Breeze, she had the smallest horse, Jordan got onto his it was a medium size, Jordan’s was named… Lucky. Hendrix stood on the stool while the instructor bought over the biggest horse out of all of us but what’s funny is that the horse’s name was… Dennis, but finally, it was my turn “whoa, that’s a big horse”  I said quietly as I got on, my horse’s name was… Prince. My horse was about the same size as Hendrix’s horse, Dennis!

Here’s some photos below!


Once I had got on the instructor told me to wait and let the others pass. When they had all gone Prince started to trot but very slowly, he was a little bit tired after doing all these things before we came, “Whack him in the shoulder, he’ll start to walk faster” the instructor told me. We had a long journey ahead of us.

We went up into the mountains, staying on the track after a while Prince decided to stop “ Why have you stopped, Prince?” I asked, but no reply came to me, after 5 seconds of waiting, Prince was on the track again. While he was marching towards the others I turned my head and what did I see… Poo, “ewww, yuck” I slapped Prince again and followed the others.

It got a little tough trying to handle Prince, especially when turning, now that got annoying. After a while when we got more up into the hills the instructor asked me “ do you want to come with us as we gallop to the rest of the herd?” since we were so far behind “ ahh, no thank you” I replied. They went off as I stayed behind.

When I saw them galloping Prince got attracted to what fun the other horse’s had, so he started to gallop “whoa, slow down boy, slow down” I demanded. As we passed the dark forest the instructor told us “we’re entering the bush people, we’re entering the bush” she got quite funny at times, well as we entered the bush we all had a big steep downhill to ride down “ lie back and feet forward!” the instructor shouted so I lay back, put my legs forward. Once we had travelled past the steep hill in the the bushes I could see… “look a fantail!” shouted Noah as he pointed to where it was.

“I saw it too!” I shouted back looking into the thin tree’s of where it was standing. About five minutes later we were on the track again, we came up another steep hill but it was very small, “we’re here” the instructor said “whoa” look at that view everyone kept saying while I could see the sky tower from where I was, but very small of course.

w e turned around and went back but another way back, when we were on the track turning to the different path the instructor told us “ does anybody want to trot with me?” everyone did except for me and Noah we just stayed behind while the others dashed away trotting fast and faster and faster until they… Stopped!

We both carried on together the whole way back until we came to a halt. Put my horse in the stable, thanked the instructor and already on our way home!

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Conservationist DLO movie

Conservationist DLO from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

Letter To Mr Burt

Mr Burt,
Pt England School, Auckland,
New Zealand!


Tue Feb 28th 2017

Dear Mr Burt,

Room 10 would love to plant all sorts of helpful, medicinal and native plants all around the school to help our creek and even the environment!

I would like to plant a plant where the back gate is on that little grass area I would like to get a plant and put it in the soil and also I would like it if I planted a native plant.

What I have been reading for our writing activity is harakeke which is another word for flax.Why I chose this reading is because when I read it I found it very interesting because it said that harakeke can be made into wine and it’s got medicational things inside it and because it provides shelter for other animals.

But we can’t do it without your permission, we only want to help the things around this school and inside, so please.


Kind regards,

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Return of the Moa

This Week me and my reading group studied the Moa at our class! We've had loads of fun thinking of questions for our buddy to answer and to of course make the quiz.

Maui and the giant fish voiceover

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Kia ora my name is Toby and this is my Maui and the giant fish animation. Maui walked to the beach, reaching for the kayak boat to ride out into the waves of the ocean to fish. When he pushed it out, he was drifted by the waves and came very far out. His fish hook dropped down into the water and he waited. Finally there was a tug on his fish hook and he struggled to lift the fish to the surface. He had finally done it. He named it the North Island of Aotearoa!

Friday, 31 March 2017

Maui and the giant fish

In class we've been learning about Maori myths and legends. For our animations we had three choices Rata and the Totara tree, Maui and the sun, and last of all Maui and the Giant fish. I chose Maui and the Giant fish. Why I chose this for my animation is because first I thought that no one else would be doing the same thing and also it would of been easy!


Thursday, 30 March 2017

My Narrative Writing

This is a story of man and beast! The fearsome Dragon, and Owen Chase. There once lived a strong, sensitive, and Honorable man named Owen Chase, he was a scientist and with him was his friend, Will Samuel.

“Owen, where are we again?” shouted his sister, Brooklyn
“Well, can’t you see where on the tip of the dessert, starving and thirsty. All we have to eat is little bits of crackers” Owen said in his hungry tone.
“Oh? Well thanks!” Brooklyn shouted.

“We’ve been trailing the water for 24 weeks, and still none in sight” Will said in a loud voice. They came very far from where they had come from.
“Any shelter” Will shouted to the others, tired of walking all day, they all came to a halt and looked around
“Nop, Will” Owen said
“There!” shouted Brooklyn pointing to where she had seen it!

They ran as fast as they could to the mysterious thing,
“What is it?” Will frowned
“Wait, it’s a tunnel!” shouted Owen “Us scientists would use things like these to test things inside!”

“But look at what it has inside” Brooklyn whispered. All they could see was glimmering jewels, gold, diamond, emerald, redstone and
“Water” Owen sighed, they all rushed inside to it, when Owen kneeled down on both feet Will took a glimpse of the water,
“Poison” Will whispered as he frowned but when he looked again he saw a flash of purple over the water, Brooklyn went to take a drink until,
“Stop! Look, that flash of purple, did you see, it’s poison!”.

“Wait, that means that this is, this is” Brooklyn took a deep breath and sighed
“Wait, huh”
“What is it?” Will spoke, Brooklyn looked around and was frightened
“Huh, it’s a temptation realm”
“What” Owen and Will looked back at her,
“ Where in a temptation realm”.

Owen looked back as he saw that the coins, diamond, emerald all the jewelry were moving, Owen frowned and said
“look” the other two stared where he was pointing and were in shock,
“Huh” they were all frightened!

All they could see behind the jewelry was a…
“Dragon” “Run!!” shouted Will and sprinted out using all his power, Will and Owen were out but where was brooklyn,
“ Owen!!” she shouted as the dragon stood up behind her and said
“ Who dares to enter my cave, huh, look at this, marvellous, food!” he said in a passionate deep voice. Will pulled out his bow and had already knocked the bow on the string ready for the arrow to pierce through the dragon.

Brooklyn screamed
“Help me Owen!!” Owen started to cry as the dragon opened it’s mouth and dropped the terrified girl. Will couldn’t resist he aimed for the throat of the dragon and… Ting! It had cut through his throat as the dragon had fallen and let go of Brooklyn, as the dragon’s eyes of fire died down, both the two boys dashed to Brooklyn, once they got there, both looked at Brooklyn, Owen crying and Will thanking himself for taking the shot,
“Thank you” Owen said in a crying voice
“No worries”.

“Let’s get out of here before more trouble enters” Brooklyn said in a quiet and frightened voice.
“Now we’ve learnt our lesson, to be careful for what we do, remember that!” Will said in a passionate voice!

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How this links to the environment!

How this story links to the environment is when they're in the temptation realm, I’m meaning that it’s tempting to pollute and you want to just let go of the thing that your clinching onto in your hand and you just wanna let it go, letting it wander off into where it is sent by the wind!

Remember that!