Thursday, September 28, 2017

William Pike

Last week Te Ngahere researched about William Pike and his life  We made a google drawing about him. On my google drawing I explained that he survived a volcano eruption but he had to get his leg amputated. He did  not give up, instead of giving up he set himself some big challenges; for example he climbed Mount Scott in Antarctica.

Science Week

Monday, September 18, 2017

The Bullet

A few weeks weeks back my reading group “Green” Were reading a story called “ The Bullet” and we had to answer there questions that were about the story. Our group was learning use a range of strategies to answer comprehension questions. I think I improved on the amount of work that I did when I was By myself.

Monday, September 11, 2017

3.8.17 New Zealand WALT: write an informational report and use the structure. New Zealand is a in the Southern Hemisphere. New Zealand is in the Pacific Ocean. New Zealand's native animal is the Kiwi it has a long beak. There were about twelve million kiwis but predators eat so many chicks there are only about one hundred thousand Kiwi in New Zealand. New Zealand has a lot of sport but the most popular sports are rugby, cricket and rugby league. New Zealand rugby team won the Rugby World Cup. There are a lot of traditions in New Zealand. Halloween is one of the traditions in New Zealand. On Halloween you dress up as zombies, skeletons and other monsters. In New Zealand there is Waitangi day as well. New Zealand has a lot of sport. New Zealand is a cool place to live in.

A few weeks ago Te Ngahere were writing reports.

Our first one was about picking a country and writing facts about it. We were learning to write an informational report.

Report Writing


Did you know that Japan has at least 6,852 islands overall? In this information report I am going to be stating some facts about the historic events, architectural styles, natural disasters, and sports in Japan.
Japan has interesting ways to build different buildings. Many structure’s from back in the day were made from wood and to make huts and villages. Back before we were born Japanese people use to make castles to protect their king or leader and protect themselves from enemies. Also during the Edo era the samurai were meant to protect and surround the castles and villages of their own.
Historic Events
On August 6th, 1945 Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombing took place in Japan. Another name for Hiroshima is Little Boy. It was a gun type bomb with about thirteen kilotons of force and explosion power. Hiroshima was home to about 280,000 - 290,000 people and about 43,000 soldiers at the time. But sadly at the time between 90,00 and 166,000 people were declared dead in the time of 4 months. Three days after America dropped the Hiroshima bomb. America bombed Nagasaki on August 9th. The bomb was a device also known as Fat Man. On the day of the bombing 263,000 people were in the Nagasaki bombing. Also between 40,000 - 75,000 people were killed. During the Nagasaki bombing another 60,000 people suffered severe injuries. The total of deaths in Nagasaki would be about 80,000.
Natural Disasters
Japan is one that have several natural disasters. In 1995 it was reported that The Sakurajima Volcano to have erupted 200 times. The Sakurajima Volcano erupted around late October and Early November. The Hanshin Earthquake took place in Japan on January 17th Tuesday 1995. The earthquake lasted 20 seconds and destroyed 150,000 buildings. The magnitude of the quake was 6.8. The quake killed over 6,000 people and the quake made people either homeless or have severe injuries and in hospital. The 1993 Sea of Japan earthquake happened on 1993 May 16th. The earthquake lasted for a minute and measured about 7.8 magnitude earthquake. The earthquake killed 100 people. The tsunami struck through communities on the coast and the coast was damaged badly.
One of the sports that Japanese people play is Sumo wrestling. Sumo wrestling has been around in Japan for 1,500 years. Sumo wrestling tournaments take place in Tokyo, Nagoya and Fukuok. Sumo wrestling is a traditional sport too. Another sport that Japan participate in is Karate. It is one of the most famous martial arts styles. Karate first started in India.Chinese trainers brought the fighting styles and skills to Japan back around in the fourteenth century. Karate was never properly introduced to Japan until the twentieth century. But after WWII they changed the name and the characters so that it was translated to be called empty handed.

In Japan there is a lot of things to do and see. You can go to different places in Japan and look at all the interesting landmarks. You can participate in different sports in Japan. Try and avoid all disasters that happen if you want to go to Japan. The last activity you can do if you want to go to Japan is look at all the places in Japan where historic events took place.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Grren Screen

Last week some students were lucky enough to try out Mrs G's green screen. They used their report writing and chose a background to suit.  It was done very quickly so they did not have time to rehearse or learn what they were going to say.  This was about the process not the product.