Wednesday, 11 December 2019


Last week, we had our class hangi. Mauta Ken, our caretaker dug the hole for the food to go in. Another parent helper came in to help, his name is Andrew. We all watched the food go in the hole, it was very cool to watch. Then Mauta Ken and Andrew put the wet sheets over the top, then sacks and then a tarp, so that the hot air would stay in. We wanted our food to be cooked properly!
After it cooked for a few hours our helpers took the layers off. Then we had our yummy kai/food. It was lovely. My favourite food was the stuffing and the meat. We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who helped with Team Moana's hangi. They did an amazing job.

Thursday, 28 November 2019

Christmas Decorations

We are making Christmas decorations for a fundraiser this week. We will be selling them for less than $5. I got in a group with Kayla. We chose what we were going to make. We were going to create a
Christmas reef. I got a styrofoam circle and got some red, and silver pic-cleaner.
First we pocked the start of the pic-cleaner into the styrofoam.
Then twirled it around. We did that till we all the pic-cleaner were all gone.
We added some beads for decoration and a thing to hang it up.

We also made a Christmas tree using pic-cleaner.
Here are some photos of my Christmas Decorations.

Friday, 15 November 2019

Science with a Balloon

Yesterday, Mrs Fletcher came in and we did Science! We got into pairs.
What we did was get 2 balloons, make a diagram to write in the data in. In the 3 bottom columns we wrote trial
1 - 3. We wrote height distance and time in the top boxes.

Let go of the balloon that is not tied up. Calculate the height, distance and time. Then, do the same to the balloon that is is tied up. Try the same thing all over again 3 times .

What you need is:

  • 2 balloons
  •  Cushion for Island (optional)
  • 30cm String
  • Blue tack
  • Lego person
  • 1M Ruler/Measuring tape.

Monday, 11 November 2019

My ambition for 2020

I am a year 5 at Ohaeaewai primary school.
This year I have enjoyed going to the Golden Librarian Day in Kerikeri. I liked that because we got to do fun activities.
My favourite thing that has happened this year is playing netball and being a library monitor. I liked playing netball because I know lots about it and I like the position I play.  I like being a library monitor because I like helping the little kids and putting the books away. A couple of weeks ago, I was chosen to go to Kerikeri library for the Golden Librarian Day.
My least favourite thing this year is doing maths in our maths groups because there are no girls in it and maths in not my best subject.

Next year I am going to be a year 6 student.
My goal for 2020 is to be a young leader and make more friends.
To help our school rubbish  problem we could every afternoon pick up rubbish or put rubbish bins around our school for kids to put their rubbish in.
This is what I want to do to become a young leader. I am going to ask the teacher if they need any help and volunteer to help the junior children if they need it.

Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Handwriting Term 4

This afternoon we were doing a handwriting sample. We wrote about the Rugby World Cup, the game of The All Blacks and England. What we did was get an article of the internet and copy that in our best handwriting. I think that my handwriting is neat and tidy, and I missed lines for paragraphs. what I could improved on in my handwriting is slopping my words to make them look a bit more tidier. I think my teachers thinks that my handwriting is neat and tidy. Here is a picture of my handwriting sample. I hope you like it.

Margaret Peters Spelling

Hello everyone
Today, we sat the Margaret Peters Spelling Test. I scored 44 words right which gives me a spelling age of 12.7 years.
At the beginning of the year, I scored 38 words right and had a spelling age of 11 years.

So, I improved my spelling age by 6 words.

I think I got this result because I tried hard in my spelling practice.

I need to learn these words:
orchestra        leisure
enthusiastic    definite
permanent     fraternally
sufficient        exhibition
customary     apparatus
especially     successful
materially    exaggerate 
cemetery    subterranean
definite       politician
apparatus   guarantee 
mortgage    misalliance
equip       exaggerate 

Monday, 4 November 2019

Hot Air Survival

Last week, Miss Fletcher came in and we did science. We were doing science about if we were trapped on an Island. And all we had was yeast, sugar, warm water and a life-size balloon. How are we going to get off this island. For the science part of this task Miss Fletcher bought some balloons, yeast, sugar and we mixed them together. 3 teaspoons of yeast, 3 teaspoons of sugar, and put about half a cup of hot water. and put the balloon over the top of the bottle. We waited for the balloon to rise. I liked doing that experiment because I got to see how big my balloon rises and how big some others raised. What I did not like about this experiment is having to wait and wait till my
balloon started to rise. I hope you like my google slide.