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!

Full Stops
Question Mark
Exclamation Mark

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!