Monday, 21 December 2015

4 days until Christmas!

It only 4 days until Christmas! Today I took a picture with my Cousin and my Aunty.

Wednesday, 16 December 2015


Yes, it's almost Christmas.One thing that I would love to do on Christmas would have to be going back to Samoa.Can you wait till it's Christmas? What are you going to do on Christmas? Please comment so I know what you are doing?

Friday, 11 December 2015

Thursday, 10 December 2015

Year 5 Museum Trip

Guess what? The year 5’s went on a trip to the Auckland Museum.Before we went we had to organise your groups, so we can get more chances to see the museum.

Once we got there your teacher,Miss Lavakula decide we should have your morning tea.After we ate your morning tea we decide went for a hunt for statues.When we were walking my feet were killing me,because it felt like we walked for hours and I wanted to seat down.Finally,we made it back to the museum to have a drink of water and go to the bathroom .

When it was time for us to go back to the school I was sad because I wanted to stay longer.Next time when we go to the museum I hope to stay much longer.

End of year Reflection

Walt: Analyse and reflect on our learning this year

Start your writing:

For this year my teachers in my class are Miss Lavakula,Mr Goodwin and Mr Somerville as your team leader

One thing that I enjoyed this year for reading must be when I moved up three levels in reading.The one thing that I really enjoyed learning this year from reading would have to be reading about wasps.Did you know that wasps are pests in New Zealand and it fights also fights for food.My goal for reading next year would have to be reading at 12 years old.

One thing that I enjoyed about writing this year would have to be writing about the Year 5 and 6 camp.One thing that I enjoyed learning this year would have to be using full stops at the a of sentence.The other thing that I love about writing would have to be when we writted about the silly food game.The one thing that I didn’t like about writting was when we played the chocolate game,because we had to dress up with little colthes that looked like it was for 8 year old kids.

The most thing that I love about maths would have to be when I moved up one level.One thing that I loved about maths is doing Xtra Maths and Maths whizz.The part that I didn’t like about maths was when I was in maths club,I didn’t like being in maths club because the questions were hard.But the best thing that I loved about maths was when we got lollies from your teacher.

This year my favourite inquiry was Tinkering tools and toys and Trade and Enterprise.One thing that I liked about tinkering tool and toys was when we made games.But the thing that I loved about Trade and Enterprice was when we got into groups and sold projucts,and got to buy some other people projucts and some of them were tasty.

I enjoyed school this year because I got to meet new friends,and I got to go to year 5 and 6 camp.I am also looking forward to school next year.

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

T4 Integers Activity W7

Walt: Solve fraction problems using my knowledge of multiplication and division facts

Today the Integers learned a way to solve fraction problems: 3/4 of 24=6 because 3/4+1/4=4/4 then I did 4x6=24,then I did 3/4 of 24=6

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Facts about Wasps

Walt: Read and understand facts about Wasps in New Zealand
Today the Jandals read a book called unwanted visitors and it was about wasps that are pests to New Zealand.One fact that is interesting about wasps is that they fight for food with other insects.

Friday, 4 December 2015

Sheena Application

Talofa lava,my name is Sheena I am 10 years old. I would love to be a year 6 ambassador for 2016. I think I’m the perfect person for this job because I am kind and honest.(For example my learning is here)

                                    What I’ve Learned:
One thing that I enjoyed learning this year is learning about native animals. For a example a Kiwi. Did you know that a kiwi is native to New Zealand.  It’s habitat is in the native forest of New Zealand.The kiwi is the only bird that has nostrils on the end of it’s beak to sniff for food on the ground.Kiwi’s eat invertebrates like grubs,worms and snails.

If I was an ambassador for 2016 I promise to make my school proud and my family proud too.

Sheena Ambassador from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

Thursday, 3 December 2015


WALT: study information (data), collect it, summarise and present it

My maths class have been learning about Statistics. 
Statistics is when you gather information to find things out. First I had to create a google form. Then I got my friends to fill it out. Using a spreadsheet, I created my graph.

In my maths class, 14 people liked the song Hit the Quan. Only one person liked Shake it off, Watch me Whip and Where are you now.

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Haiku Poem

Walt: Write a Haiku Poem - What am I?
Today the I learned something from Haiku poem.One thing that I leanred about haiku poems is that 3you have to guess what I wrote,and I have putted some clues on it to help you guess what I wrote about.

Limerick Poem

There once was a girl called Emily(9)
Who had a room that was smelly(8)
And she always smelled bad(6)
And that she was so glad(6)
Then she had a sandwich with Jelly(9)

Walt: Write a diamante poem using nouns, verbs, adjectives, synonyms and antonyms
Today I wrote a Limrick poem the first,second and fifth line must Rhyme,and the third and forth line must rhyme too,and it all needs the same syllables like 8 or 9 and 5 or 6.

Monday, 16 November 2015

My Practice activity

Today I learned a new way to solve a word problem:
64 divided by 4=16

I split the 64 into 40 and 24,then I did 40 divided by 4=10 then 24 divided by 4=6 because 4x6=24,then I add it together and it made 16.

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Food Chain

 Today we are learning about Food Chains.One fact that I know is that it goes threw plants then to animals then it goes to a animals that eat other animals.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Word Problems

Today the Exponents learned a new strategy: 
57 divided by 3=19
 I split the 57 into 30 and 27 then I did 30 divided by 3=10 then I did 27 divided by 3=9 then I add it together and it made 19.

Acrostic poems

Walt: Write a diamante poem using nouns, verbs, adjectives, synonyms and antonyms

Today I learned about Acrostic poems.One thing that I know about Acrostic poems is that it's the letter of your first name,and in my poem I used the word Sensible,Helpful,easy-going-normal and Awesome try and guess my name.

Deception Island

 Walt: Read, find and understand facts about a Voyage to Deception Island in Antarctica.Today the Buzzy-bees read a story called voyage to the cold south,and the it's about a kid name Emily is going with her parents to Deception island in Antarctica.

Dimante Poems

Walt: Write a diamante poem using nouns, verbs, adjectives, synonyms and antonyms

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Divison Facts

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Walt: Solve division problems using multiplication facts or division in parts strategy

Today I learned two ways to solve a problem: 

84 divided by 6=14

 I split the 84 into 42 and 42 then I did 42 divided by 6=7 then I double it and it makes 14 my answer

e-as TTle Writting

Start Writing Here:
Guess what? This morning Miss Lavakula’s literacy class played a silly eating competition game.Before the game began I felt really hungry and I couldn’t wait to gobble everything up.

If you want to know how to play this silly game then you have to buddy up with someone.Once you have decide between your partner that who is going to eat the yummy food and who is going to help you eat it,then you have to get a box of Weetbix and a can of cream then you can start the game.Oh,and watch out because the food might be yuk.

After the other children's turn it was me and Dekorah’s turn.When Miss Lavakula counted down to zero Dekorah picked up the Weetbix on the white plastic plate,and she stuffed it into my mouth.Once I finished eating that yuk Weetbix,Dekorah forced me to eat the apple that was next to the plate and forced to eat it but I couldn’t because I was swallowing the yuk Weetbix.

I think that my favourite part was when Dekorah was eating like a real baby when I was feeding her.But the worst part of the game was when Dekorah forced me to eat the apple,when I was trying to eat the Weetbix with expired cream.I also wish that next time we don’t play a silly food competition game ever again because the food might be yuk,and it might also be expired.

When the game finished I felt sick because the cream was so yuk I almost puked,and when it’s breakfast time I’m never going to eat Weetbix with cream ever again.

Monday, 2 November 2015

My Practice Activity

Today the Exponents learned about they times and divisions: 4 divided by 23 equals 92 because 4x20=80 then 4x3=12 then I add it together and it makes 92.

My follow-up

                                                      Today the Exponents learned they times and divison: 48 divided by 8 equals 6 because 8x6=48.
Walt: solve multiplication and division problems using more than one strategy

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Department of Conservation

NZ Department of Conservation

One fact that interesting about the NZ Department of Conservation is that they help animals like mokomoko to check if a home is suitable for it.

Thursday, 22 October 2015

NZ Native Animals

W.A.L.T. Write a report about New Zealand Native animals.

Introducing facts about Short tailed bats.This morning I am going to write about a Short tailed bats.Short tailed bats are native to New Zealand.

A Short tailed bat has sharp claws to catch their food and they also have two pointed ears and a tail.Their fur is a grey kind of colour and they have a strange looking nose.They have sharp teeth to eat their food.

Short tailed bats eat little insects like moths,beetles and flies. They also eat flowers,nectar and pollen.They may even eat anything that’s available around its environment like berries.

A Short tailed bat is nocturnal so that means they look for food at night and sleeps at day time.They also spend most of their time catching insects like flies in the air.

Interesting Facts:
The one fact that is interesting is that a Short tailed bat weighs about 12 to 15 kilograms. The last fact that was interesting is that a short tailed bats body is the same size as your thumb.

Seba's short-tailed bat

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Facts about Kakapo's

Walt: Find and research facts about the Kakapo
Today the buzzy bees read a book called Our Treasure and can you guess what's the treasure? Well the treasure is a soft green feathery treasure... it's a Kakapo.

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

My follow-up for week 2

Walt: solve multiplication and division problems using more than one strategy
Today the Exponents learned about our fractions:24 divided by 4 equals 6 because 4x6=24.

Friday, 16 October 2015

Sixes,Sevens and Eights

Walt: learn our 6s, 7s and 8s timetables to help us solve harder word number problems
Today the Exponents is learning about our 1's,2's,3's,4's,5's,6's,7's,8's,9's, and our 10's.I know the 7x7=49 becasue 7+7+7+7+7+7+7=49

Thursday, 15 October 2015

My holidays highlights

Start your writing here:
Do you know what I did on the school holidays? Well,on the first week of my holiday I went with my mum to her work,South Pacific Loans in Mount Wellington...again.

The first thing that I did on the first week was going with my mum to her work South Pacific Loans when we arrived I decide to go on my tablet to play Minion rush and Rail rush.When I started Minion Rush I was supposed to get 500 bananas so I could go to the next level.”No” I didn’t pass the level and I had to start the level again.Finally,I passed the level and I had to start a new level, once I found out what I needed to do to get to the next level.  I needed to hit 25 minion’s when I’m running.

On the last week of the school holidays I went away with my cousin,Glennes and her family to
Mc Donald's. Once we arrived I decide to order a double cheeseburger and a frozen grape drink.While they were preparing the food,me and my cousin’s went to the playground and we played tac.After we finished playing tack it was time to eat and the food was so delicious that I wanted a another burger.

On the last day of my holidays I stayed home and watched the rugby world cup with my mum and dad. We watched the Samoa vs Scotland game. The points was 33 and 36 and the winners were ...Scotland,only if Samoa got a try they would have won or even a penalty kick.  My dad was so disppointed that he went outside in the middle of the night. Then when he came back in we all went to sleep.   

When the day finished I felt happy because I got to go with my mum to her work and I got to go to McDonalds.  I think my favourite part of my school holidays was when I went with my cousin’s to Mcdonald's and we got to play tak, and the one thing that I want to do next holiday is to go to   Rainbow’s End.

Mokomoko 2

  Walt: Use the text to help us answer questions accurately   Today the buzzy-bees learned about mokomoko's and one thing that I learned about  mokomoko's is that they need hidey-holes to get away from perdators.

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

My follow-up

Walt: learn our 6s, 7s and 8s timetables to help us solve harder word number problems
Today the Exponents learned about our timetables 7x32=224 because I did 7x30=210 then I did 7x2=14 then I add it and it makes 224.

Tuesday, 13 October 2015


 Walt: Use the text to help us answer questions accurately
Today the buzzy bees read a story about mokomoko and I learned that mokomoko need's native trees because they are native animals.

Monday, 12 October 2015

Term 4 inquiry,Pes survivors

This term our inquiry is called "Survivors".We are going to be learning about animals,creatures and living things and how they adapt to survive in their environment.


Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Feels Right,Smells right

Walt: Infer and interpret the author's ideas

The thing that I learned from this story is that if you hide something that you love and you find animals on then maybe you should let them have it.Then you should get a another one.

Monday, 21 September 2015

Two,Fives and Tens

Today the Exponents learned about fractions of set.

I know that 5x2=10 because I know that 5x1=5 then I just double it and it equals 10.

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Eating worms which is chicken noodles

Walt: I am thinking about my purpose and reader by planning my recount.

Guess what? On the 15 Th of September Room 8’s Literacy class got to make worms,which are Chicken noodles.I didn't want to eat it but my teacher dared me to eat it.

If you want to know how to make noodles then you have to buy a packet of chicken noodles and put water into a kettle and wait for it to boil. When the kettle is ready you have to put the noodles into a cup and stir in the chicken flavour.  Then you can start eating.

When we finished making it we got to taste it and Mrs Garden was feeding us like a baby bird,and guess what?  our teacher gets us to do weird things like eating disgusting worms which are yak.Hopefully next time Mrs Garden doesn't dare us to eat disgusting worms.

I think my favourite part was not tasting it after I tasted it after my first try.I hope that Mrs Garden doesn't bring any-more noodles.

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Exponents Follow up for week 9

Walt: Solve harder fraction problems using my knowledge of basic multiplication, division and fractions facts.

Today the Exponents learned about more about fractions and today I know what 3/4 of 40 it's 30 because I know that 1/4 of 40=10 then I did 2/4 of 40 which is 20 then I double it again then it made 30.

Poem for Cross Country

Word Knowledge for week 9

Today the Buzzy Bees did a word knowledge about words,and these were the word that we were supposed to find out the meaning and the synonym,coincidence,fluorescent,tarnished,predict and solution.

Monday, 14 September 2015

My Timetables

Walt: Recognise and learn multiplication facts

Today the Exponents learned about our timetables.I also know that 2x5=10 because I did 1 group of 2 and one group of 5 then I times the 2 and the 5 then it equals 10.

Nobody Laughed

WALT:Make inferences and respond using information from text.
This story is about children having the same bag but when the caretaker came and try to fix the hooks he putted all the bags in a pile.Then when the children came back from the run they all argued which was his and what was her’s.So Mr Chalmers decide to take a look inside everybody’s bag and Aiden was worried because he didn’t want anybody to look inside his bag.When Mr Chalmers was about to open the last two bags Aiden was hoping that his bag would be last.Mr Chalmers picked up a bag a opened it up and inside there was a small orange tutu “that’s my” said Kane that was waiting for his bag.Aiden was glad that his bag was the last one “so that means this one is my” said Aiden smiling.“ hey that’s not fair” said one of the students.“we want to see what’s in your bag” said another student.Aiden smiled.“While ok,here”.

I think that he has a teddy bear and a Diary of his crushes that's inside his bag.

Tuesday, 8 September 2015


WALT: write an introduction that orientates and hooks in the reader.

Do you know how to make butter?  Well today Miss Lavakula’s literacy class got to learn how to make butter with Mrs Garden.If you want to make butter then you have to get these things which is cream and salt.Once you have finished putting all of the ingredients into a bottle you have to shake it until it's set.

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Fraction Problems

WALT: Solve fraction problems using my knowledge of my timetables or divided by's.
Today the Exponents learned about fraction of a set.2/3 of 18=12 because the fasts way to know the answer to to go back to 1/3 of 18 then it equals 6 then the answer for 2/3 of 18 is 12 because you just double the six.

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Two Thirds

WALT: Solve fraction problems using my knowledge of my timetables or divided by's.

Today I learned about fraction of sets.We also learned to use 1/3 before 2/3 when you have a problem that says 2/3 of 24,and if you use 1/3 of 24 then you'll get the answer faster.

Word knowledge 2

Today the buzzy Bees got to do a word knowledge and your word was broad,compost and applause,and the word broad means like your arm is wide as a goalpost.

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Exponents Follow-up

Walt: Solve fraction facts using my knowledge of my timetables

Today the Exponents learned to know 1/3 of 24 before 2/3 of 24:  2/3 of 24=16 before I get the answer I must know 1/3 of 24=8 so I double the 8 then the answer for 2/3 of 24 is 16.

Finders Keepers

WALT: Retell the story again in our own words

Today the Buzzy Bees learned a lesson from a book called Finders Keepers and the lesson was about if you find something and you say finder's keepers that doesn't mean that you fond it and you keep,it means that someone lost and they want it back.So if you found something around then you should go and look for the right owner.

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Hooking in

Walt: Write introductions that orientate and hook in my audience
first try
Team 4 is having a trade and enterprise fair to raise money ,and my group is making loom band bracelets,rainbow loom bands and queen Elsa .If you come and buy one of your bracelets then you get a free lolly from your team leader.   

with a ? Do you know what team 4 is going to have? A trade and enterprise fair, and do you know what my group is making? We are making loom band bracelets,rainbow loom bands and queen Elsa.If you come and buy one of your bracelets then you’ll get a free lolly from your team leader.

with a ! Come and buy one! Team 4 is having a trade and enterprise fair to raise money ,and my group is making loom band bracelets,rainbow loom bands and queen Elsa .If you come and buy one of your bracelets then you get a free lolly from your team leader.Get one now!  

Fact Do you know how many Pt’s you need to buy my project?  It coast’s 50 pieces if you buy only one and if you buy two it will cost only 1 pt.Did you also know that my group is making cheap stuff and it only costs 20 pieces for one bracelet.But if you want to buy one of your projects then you must have a 20 pieces and 50 pieces.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Exponents follow-up 2

Walt: Solve fraction facts using my knowledge of my timetables

Today the Exponents leanred more about Fractions and he are some of the things that we did: 24 divided by 2=12 1/2 of 12=6 24-6=18 1/4 of 12=3 18+3=21