Thursday, 22 June 2017


Week 5: Flight
This week we learnt about the different forces like thrust, weight, lift and drag. Thrust is the forward force. Weight is the downwards force that holds something down. Lift is the upward force to pull something up. Drag is a force that acts against thrust. And we also learnt about what fly’s and what glides. I wonder if flying is the same than gliding. And I wonder if you got rid of thrust and drag, will it go up or down or something like that. My data gathering is multistructural  because I can get data, but not sure if it connects. My inferencing is multistructural because I say why it does that but I'm not sure if it's right.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Camp 2017

Camp writing
“Morning, morning. Let's have enthusiastic day,” came from the other side of the room. Everyone was waking up. We’ve got archery in a few hours. All of a sudden we're in our lines ready to go to archery. Here comes our instructor Ollie. He's says “Tff we go to archery”. The mud squelches as we go past this scary church and the forest. Finally we arrive at archery. Then Ollie says “cachou” to get us to listen. “Now who wants to go first.” three people put hands up… then another three…then another three.

Then it was my turn.  I come up to the red zone. Shivering I get the bow and put the arrow through the slot, getting ready to aim and fire boom!!! There it goes spinning, twirling — yes!!! It hit the bullseye. I'm so proud of myself. I wonder if I could get three in a row. The thing now is that we have to go back through the squelching mud again. At least our next activity doesn't involve mud… hopefully?

A few hours later were in our lines ready to go to high ropes. Ollie the instructor came over to our line and was wearing a harness around his waist. “Yes,” I said quietly to myself. “He's coming with us.”

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

When I was cheeky

                   When I was cheeky
It was 5:00.a.m, everywhere around me was pitch black. My arms and legs were shivering as I tiptoed into the bedroom, feeling my soft carpet floor under my feet. I was thinking “Am I going to be grounded (because I woke my mum and dad up)?” I could only just see the bed. The only noise I could hear was a creaking noise from the bedroom. “What's that?” I murmured quietly to myself.  Oh no. “Zzzzzzz” That was lucky -it was just dad snoring his chops off (like usual.)
I quietly tiptoed back downstairs. I go past my sisters room on the way down. BOOM CRACK CRASH! What's that? I took a deep breath - it’s just my sister fidgeting around. I tiptoed back downstairs thinking everything was alright but as usual I was wrong. The bed started creaking. I saw a shadow in the distance, I was wondering if I've got myself into a lot of trouble. I take a long pause then the shadow got closer and closer and closer. The footsteps were horrendous, it was almost like a horror movie. 1…. 2…. 3, I covered my eyes and went to hide and wait. Phew, it’s  just dad going to the toilet. Well that’s a sigh of relief. I tiptoed downstairs to watch some tv. At least I will never do that again. Hopefully.

                            MY SELF REFLECTION
I am learning how to use Punctuation & brightsparks. My writing is relational at punctuation & multistructural at brightsparks.  My nexts step are to help others and use more punctuation & brightsparks.


Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Week 4:trebuchet

Week 4: trebuchet
This week we experimented with a trebuchet. I observed that it if you put more weight in it the projectile will go further because the gravity force pulls it down. When you change the projectile to a heavier ball it doesn't go as far because it needs more force. I wonder what would happen if you a heavier ball and a lead weight in I wonder how far it will go. My data gathering is relational because I feel confident about my data gathering. My inferencing are multistructural because I can say why it does that but I'm not sure if it connects.

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Science journal

Week 3: drag
After week three's balloon rocket experiment we trailed with paper on the side. It traveled further than test trial 2. The movement of test 1 was that it didn't spin and it acted as a stabilizer. I wonder why it acted as a stabilizer. Trial 2 with paper on the front, it didn't travel very far and it got stuck. The movement of the paper on the front was that it stayed still as it deflated. I could hear the paper flapping I wonder why it didn't travel further that test trial 1.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Science journal

Week 1: Starting to think about science: Gathering and Interpreting Data.
Today we made slime and poured it all over Mr Anderson because our learning this term is science. I have placed myself on this science experiment rubric as prestructural because I didn't contribute I just watched.

Week 2: Balloon Rocket experiment
After today's balloon rocket experiment with Thomas, Solomon and I, my observations were unistructural because I had one or two ideas about the balloon rocket experiment.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017


At the start of the term, I thought my learning to be a responsible citizen was multistructural because I was picking up rubbish and turning up for my radio DJ duty. Now I feel like I'm relational because I can do my pack up job (which is recycling) everyday.  I can care for people and put my hand up for wet day and looking out for the community. 

My social science project is to teach people football skills. This helped me to be a responsible citizen because I helped other people do better football skills.  My challenge was to get them settled but we tried to saying tahi, rua, toru, wha and that worked. 

Overall I feel that it went really well, the kids behaved really well. 


Week 5: Flight This week we learnt about the different forces like thrust, weight, lift and drag. Thrust is the forward force. Weight is th...