Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Something To Do In The Holidays!

Summarise and combine information from across multiple texts.

Here is a poster about an activity you can do in the holidays. My activity I chose was the movies because you can go there with friends and family and pay a cheap price.

Monday, 1 December 2014

Camp Bentzon Recount

Watching the blue sea crash into the sand the year 6’s were waiting for a wild adventure. As we sat on the ferry we had almost arrived at our destination... “WOOHOO!” I sighed when we finally arrived at Kawau Island. When we hopped off the ferry, everybody couldn't wait to begin an awesome journey. After unloading every bag we started our day with a 2 hour hike that tired my guts out.

“Ughhh! Are we there yet!” I asked Zane. “Looks like we have a long way to walk.” He replied. We walked and walked until we reached the top of the mountain.  I was huffing and puffing but eventually caught my breath! Collin (my other mate) put a rock on this pile to show how much strength we put into walking up this huge mountain. At that moment I thought we were going back to the camp grounds but noooo... I thought wrong we still had about an hour left to walk but I sucked it up and did it anyway. When we got to the beach, which actually took 10 minutes, I started to skim rocks with my budds, Matiu, Owen, Louis and my Mum! About an hour later we walked back to camp and went for a swim.

The next day we started our first activity. Peter the camp organizer took us for sailing. He told us a saying which was tiller to the sail that made the boat turn. When he told us all of the steps, Owen demonstrated them to us. After Owen finished demonstrating everyone was sailing to this red house and back. Sailing was so awesome having the nice breeze touching my face while cruising along the water. The next activity was the confidence course with Mr Jacobsen. The confidence course is a variety of obstacles that builds your confidence. I enjoyed the rope swinging obstacle the best as I could swing like a monkey. After this we did Orienteering which was one of the difficult activities because we didn’t use the compasses properly.

We did other amazing activities such as Burma Trail, Abseiling, Kayaking, Raft Building and Bivouac. But I have to say that sailing was my favourite because I got to sail by myself. Also I had a sailing challenge with Owen who won an award for best sailer.

On the last night we had a concert. We had been practising at camp, day and night working our butts off and now it was time for the real thing. First group up was Katz. Their performance was probably the worst because not everyone was singing. Next group was Kawau. Kawau’s dance was good because everyone got involved, they did it with pride. After was Mansion and they performed the song, “All About That Bass,” by Meghan Trainor. They also sang a song that was created by Tamaki College. The last group was mine BENTZON! (The best team of all time!) We created our own haka that mocked other group names which made everyone laugh. Bentzon also did that song that goes I love you, you love me but we changed it to I love camp, camp loves me, Bentzon is our family with a...! As Miss Garden and Mr Jacobsen called out the placings... “In 4th place is Katz!! In 3rd place is Kawau....!” “WOW!” I think in my mind. “And in 1st place is....... BENTZON!” “WOOOHOOO!” My whole team screamed. So after winning the concert we had to perform again.

My experience at camp was awesome as I had heaps of time to hang out with my friends, had lots of yummy food and doing cool activities. The overall favourite part for me was the concert because we WON it. I would recommend this camp to the year 5’s for next year as you will have lots of fun and you will never get an awesome experience such as Camp Bentzon ever in your life... unless you are richer than rich!

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Camp Bentzon 2014

It's only 3 sleeps until CAMP BENTZON! I am absolutey excited to experience the beautiful Kawau Island. I am also eager and anxious to do the absailing, kayaking and the confidence course/test.Oh yeah I forgot to mention that I am a camp leader with Juliet, Elizabeth and Jordan for team Bentzon. CHEEHOO!

Friday, 14 November 2014

Kawau Island Wildlife

Here is some information about the wallaby, weka and the kookaburras.

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Vocabulary Task - Literacy

In literacy we had to decide which  activity we wanted to do; vocabulary task, advice blog, postcard and a newspaper article.

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Polynesian Voyage Society

KFC...? You know those people who nibble on those chicken bones? Well those chicken bones were radiocarbon dated to see when the polynesians travelled to South America. The result was that the polynesians travelled to South America in the pre columbian year. Pre columbian means, "Relating to the history and cultures of the Americas before the arrival of Columbus in 1492." So they travelled before the year 1492.

Monday, 3 November 2014

Good Friends Explanation - Writing Test

Do you know what a good friend is? Is a good friend who makes you angry or sad instead of lifting you up making you happy? No thats not a good friend a good friend is someone who; you can trust, someone who tells the truth even when its hard, someone who always support you no matter what and someone who doesn't judge you.

Would you rather be friends with the whole school or with only 6 people that are good friends? I would pick quality, which was the second option because the better quality of friends you have, it is highly likely that your happiness will extend and you will have friends who will always support. Its like the saying, “Quantity or Quality?”

Racism is the #1 thing I absolutely hate! A good friend is someone who doesn't mock you or judges your culture but loves you for who you are. You should never mock or judge someone else about who they are even if they mock yours. What I’m telling you is if he mocks you then someone else will mock him which means karma hits him. Thats another saying, “What goes around, comes around.”

The consequences without friends would be that; there would probably be nobody to listen to you, you would be bored, nobody to tell your secrets, you have no one to trust and most of all nobody who can cheer you up. If you want a happy life you always have to be a good friend to someone and you have to always stick to someone who leads you in the right direction.

Life without friends would be; boring, unhappy and many other reasons. So if you want a happy life/future then you need to find a good friend who; will lead you in the right direction, someone you can trust and who tells the truth and you have to be a good friend yourself cause, “What goes around, comes around!”

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Robocup Presentation

Here is a presentation full of information about where, when, why, how and what Robocup is. Hope you enjoy!

Friday, 31 October 2014

How To Be Sunsmart!

Some reasons why you should be sunsmart is you will highly likely get melanoma, cancer or sunburn. You don’t want that do you? To keep away from those nasty things you need to slip, slop, slap and wrap in the sun.

The first way you can stay safe in the sun is to slip into a extended-sleeved shirt and into the shade. Normally, material with a denser intertwine and darker colours will give you greater preservation from the sun. Thats one way to keep safe in the sun.

Another way to stay safe around the sun is to slop on some broad-spectrum sunscreen of at least SPF30+. Usual you should put sunscreen 20 minutes before you go in the sun and reapply every two hours. A interesting fact is that seven teaspoons of sunscreen is the amount of sunscreen you need.

There is a third way you can stay safe is to wear a hat! Did you know at Pt. England school there is a korero/rule called Puro To Potae? It means to wear a hat. The best hat to wear is a hat with a wide-brim or a cap with flaps. You should always wear a cap during the summer holidays and daylight savings, (September - April).

Finally, now that you know what can happen to you when you don’t put on sunscreen, you should always slip, slop and slop in the sun so you don’t get melanoma, cancer or sunburn.

Friday, 24 October 2014

Brochure - On The Trail Of The Taniwha

In literacy our walt was to search for and summarise what Maori Cave Art is, in our own words! This is all my information.

Thursday, 23 October 2014


Have you ever experienced Megazone? Megazone is a place where kids can hang out and play arcade games. But most of all be entertained by the laser tag!

Firstly, in Megazone the best activity you can play is the amazing laser tag! Before you can take part, you have to watch the briefing video so you know all the rules and what to do. The rules are no climbing, no foul language, no lying down or physical contact. What you have to do is try to find bases, which is worth 2001 points, and destroy them, hint... hint... but not your own. You also have to tag the other team, (enemies) with your phaser, (gun) and get more points. For a laser tag on the back you get 50 points, front you get 200 and shoulders you get 20.

There is also another fun activity at Megazone, which is the Bumper Cars! They are very cool because you don’t get injured when you collide with another car, its like there indestructible. Its kind of scary though because, when you look up at the top of other cars you will see little electric sparks popping out and you don’t want to get electrocuted do you?

Megazone can be used for special occasions such as parties, breakups, school holiday activity and a reward for good children. Parties are best as they have party rooms and group discounts for ten or more kids.

In conclusion Megazone is an awesome place to host parties, break ups and other special occasions. Megazone is a guaranteed place for enjoyment, especially kids.

Reading Maps

In literacy our walt was to be able to read maps and understand the directions with the compass. Here is what I thought where the objects and places were.

Friday, 17 October 2014

Being Fit

Did you know that your body is an amazing machine? It just needs to be used everyday to keep it working well.

Exercise keeps your body strong and fit. Fitness means having the energy to work, play and do all the things you want to do easily. Your body cannot store fitness, so you need to exercise regularly... to stay fit.

Exercise makes you feel and look better. It keeps your body a healthy weight, it helps you relax and sleep better. When you exercise, your body produces chemicals called endorphins, which go to your brain and make you feel good.

Exercise for strength makes your muscles stronger, so you can work different parts of your body, without feeling weak. Exercise for stamina makes your heart and lungs stronger, and helps blood flow easily around your body. Stamina is the ability to exercise for longer, without getting tired or out of breathe. So you need to move it!

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Thursday, 16 October 2014

Symbolism - Extension

In extension Mrs Tele'a, (Extension Teacher), gave the year 5&6 extension students a task to draw symbols of what is important in their life. But with a little twist. The students had to pick a partner, and their partner has to draw a symbol/symbols of what is important in their life. This is what my buddy, Collin, drew for my symbols.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Capital Letters - Explaination

Capitals - what are they and when do you use them in writing?

WALT: Write an explanation telling people what capital letters are and when you use them in writing.

People may ask what are capital letters? Capitals are bigger than little letters in the alphabet and don’t always have the same shape as the lower case letters e.g Qq, Ii or Rr. They also have to reach the top of the line (Upper Line).

You can use capital letters for names of geographical places. When I say geographical I mean countries, continents and cities. E.g “I want to go to Sydney, Australia!

Capitals can also be for peoples names e.g Collin, Jordan Tai. Not only their first name but their middle and last name have capitals too. Capitals are also for titles for movies, games, shops , schools, Tv programmes, books and brands e.g, “I went  to the Warehouse to go buy a game called NBA2K11. After that I went and watched a movie named Step Up.
I, I’ll, I’m and I’ve are all personal pronouns. This is one that I was most confused about in first grade. Every time I put a small i instead of a capital it but I don’t know why though. Example, "I've been to Sylvia Park too!"

Capitals come after a full stop; question marks an exclamation marks. Uppercase letter are also at the beginning of a person speaking e.g, Hello Collin!“ dates e.g “Today is Monday the 3rd of November!”

Now that you know how use capitals, make sure you do!

Sunday, 28 September 2014

PES Spartans U50KGS Rugby Season (Coach: Mr Somerville)

On the second week of term 3 around 50 year 5 & 6 boys trialled for a spot in the school rugby team. Mr sommerville (coach) and Mrs V (sports co ordinator) had a hard time selecting a team.  Trials were complete and 14 boys were selected to play. The Spartans U50kgs rugby team was born.

On the 3rd of September the Spartan went to the Tamaki Zones Rugby Tournament. The Spartans versed 3 teams Tamaki, Ruapotaka and Sylvia Park Primary School. Tamaki was the first team they versed and boy did they give them a wake up call to show how tough they were. So then the Spartans played their hardest against the next teams. After winning all their pool games they faced Tamaki in the finals. It was tough for them, Spartans, but they gave it their all and came home victorious. Winning this tournament gave them a ticket to the Auckland Champs.

The Spartans met their match! Facing the 12 most fierce, competitive teams in Auckland. They played six games won three, loss 2 and drew 1. Overall the Spartans came fifth beating Pomaria Primary. Their season didn't end there.

They still had their Marist Primary Schools Tournament. There were four teams in this tournament and the Spartans were unbeatable winning the tournament 31  and 1 conceded. The most valuable player of the tournament went to the author of this story, Stevenson Erick! CHEEHOOOOOOOO!

Spartans played well this season winning 2 out of 3 tournaments. Thank you to our coach Mr Somerville for teaching us heaps of skills & tips. We hope you coach us again next year.

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Extension - Election Slogan

In extension we watched a video that explained what MMP is. It stands for mixed members proportional. Also Mrs Tele'a gave us a task to create a slogan/billboard, party name and an electorate area that you are going for. It should tell people to vote for them because they might have a catchy heading like building a brighter future, making low pay taxes and more. My heading was 5 STAR FUTURE!!!

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Breadfruit - Explain Everything

Here is an app on an ipad called Explain Everything, which the year ones at our school use. The keas, my reading group, had to draw and explain something that related to the sentence. Here is what I came up with.

Explain Everything from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Junior Disability Games 2015

In literacy Mr. Goodwin, class 6 teacher, gave us a task to create a poster that explains the 2015 Junior Disability Games. This is my attempt. Enjoy :D

Monday, 15 September 2014

Commonwealth Games Animation - Rugballing

Its the first week of Term 3 and we have been learning about the Commonwealth games. Our teachers gave us a task which was to create another sport or activity that has never existed. I was thinking hard about what my invention would be. I enjoy running and rugby so I thought to mix it up with netball to make it interesting. I hope this event will be challenging and fun to watch. People who compete in this sport need to have speed, agility, endurance, stamina and skill. Also the game is called RUGBALLING!!! Watch the following video below.

Stevenson CMG from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

Friday, 12 September 2014


You have to check out this new website, BUTTONBASS!! The best site you can to make beats on. I have made many beats but some of them were kind of a fail. Click the link below to start making your own. The best are dubstep, trap and reggaeton.

Kids Learn With Ipads

Kids Learn With Ipads
Year one students from Pt.England School get the chance to learn on Ipads.

Para 1:
Why do kids have Ipads, What's the cost?
Other schools don't have what the little kids have at Pt. England, year one students have their individual Ipad to learn with. The ipads are 7.9 inches and they cost $450 each. Kids learn with Ipads because they get the chance to learn on technology at such a little age. Juliana, (Learner With Ipad) says, “I like my Ipad because I can work and learn, create and share.”
Para 2:
What kind of apps do the kids use?
The only app they use is explain everything, so all of their work is created and sent to explain everything and they use nothing else except that. Mrs George (Year 1 Teacher) said that explain everything gives them the chance to either create their own activity or an already created activity. Holly, (Another Learner With Ipad), said that she has to put the exact same sentence from the book onto the page on explain everything. They are learning very well..

People think that the year one’s write with their finger, but actually they have styluses instead. Styluses are literally just pens but with no ink inside them.. The kids at Mrs Georges class didn’t know what they were for, they thought they were pens.

What's Next?

It won't be long till all the juniors will learn with an Ipad.

Vocabulary Task- Breadfruit Chips

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In literacy we have been learning to use the text to understand new vocabulary in the story. Here is my attempt at the words cyclone, starchy, fertile, climate, wither and ceremonial. Comment down below to tell me if I got them right or if I was close. THANKS!

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Advice Blog - Protecting Our Kaimoana

Here is an advice blog that I have created for literacy. ENJOY!

Protecting Our Kaimoana

Protecting our Kaimoana

Agree or Disagree

Read the journal - Protecting our Kaimoana
Complete this agree or disagree activity based on what the author thinks.
Would the author Agree or Disagree
Page number and paragraph
New Zealand's number of undersea creatures is decreasing.
“I saw that the undersea creatures were steadily disappearing”
Page 1
Paragraph 1
If people keep being greedy, then we could run out of Kaimoana in our oceans.
“But if people be greedy and take too much, or take the young ones before they grow big enough to reproduce themselves, then the fridge will get cleaned out.”
Page 1
Paragraph 2
There are no rules about the size or number you can take when collecting Kaimoana.
“M.A.F has set rules about the size and number of all the different kinds of kaimona you can take.”
Page 2
Paragraph 1
You need a permit to collect more than what you need for yourself.
Anyone can come to me and get permit for that, but before they take the seafood, they have to get that permit signed by a kaumatua of the area
Page 2
Paragraph 2
M.A.F. cannot search your catch.
“The warrant I carry from M.A.F gives me the power to stop people if I think they are carrying kaimona, and check it.”
Page 2
Paragraph 2
You can sell what you catch as long as you don’t charge too much.
“But there are always a few people who will try to cheat, and there are people who are selling what they catch. That’s illegal unless you have a special license.”
Page 2
Paragraph 4
You are not allowed to catch Paua on Scuba gear.
“Some divers use scuba gear to take paua. That’s strictly illegal, because its very easy to clean out a whole area like that.”
Page 2
Paragraph 5
What do you think?
Complete this Agree or Disagree activity based on what you think!

Do you agree or Disagree
Explain why you agree or disagree
There is no need for Fisheries officers, people should be able to get how ever much Kaimona they need.
Because if people take as much as they want the fridge will become empty.
No one should be allowed to catch their own Kaimona. People should only be able to get them from the shops.
I disagree because people should be able to get their own Kaimona because if other people get the Kaimona the seafood could get contaminated. But on the other hand men should get them from the shops so people don’t take more than they should from the sea.

Vocabulary Task- The President

Here is a vocabulary task that was given by Mr Goodwin to complete during literacy time.

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

I'm Innocent

CHAPTER 1: Hunted Fugitive

“No, No, No!” I whispered as I saw the bright blue and red flashing lights. It was them, the cops, they are after me for murdering my own friend John. My friend, seriously police? WHAT THE FREAK ARE YOU THINKING? Do you not see my tears, I am not scared of you. I am crying for him , my dead boy John Smooth.

My name is Shaun Wade, 16 years of age and I’m a hunted fugitive. The cops, yes the cops who are looking for a 16 year old teen, are chasing me like crazing for killing my friend. It wasn’t me, I know it wasn’t, I’m not that kind of person. Why do they think wrong? I mean he’s my best friend, I have known him since kindergarten, we always used to play and hang out together at his house.

The last thing I remember was that a girl named Emily used to go out with him but turned to me. He was furious at the time when one night we had a fierce argument and it didn’t end well.

When we finished arguing he ran out into the darkness, just as he disappeared I caught a glimpse of two big black shadows, following him. I ran towards them to see if they were other friends of his. When they stopped I knew they weren’t.  One had a knife, the other carried a baseball bat. They both walked up simultaneously  but knife man struck first. “No!” I shouted. I grabbed out my cellphone and dialed 111. Both men dropped their weapons and ran off like scared rats. Running towards John I saw a flashing light which blinded me, then I fainted.

Then the next day my life and everything went WRONG!