Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Tuakana Teina

Tuakana Teina means helping a buddy with their learning. For a Tuakana Teina day we participated in technology challenges. It was a good experience to be working with older buddies who could help us make the marble maze. It was fun!

3D shapes

This term in Geometry we learned about 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional shapes. We use skewers and blu tac to make models of our 3 dimensional shapes.

Technology Challenge

Last week we had a challenge where we had to hold our dictionary for at least 10 seconds on a paper stand. After trial and error we worked out a design of the stand that could hold our dictionary for more than 20 seconds.

Technology Challenge: A Tent Made with Paper and masking tape.

This Term we have been learning about Technology. One of the challenges was to make a liveable tent using paper and masking tape. We decided to make a tent with 9 sides. It is called a nonagon because it has 9 sides. It has a pyramid at the top. The sides of the nonagon have triangular walls. We had to plan to make a strong base so that it could hold the weight of the walls and the roofs. To make the walls strong we provided support of cardboard on the joints. We provided a pillar in the centre to support the roof. It took us more than a week to complete our tents.
It can occupy at least 5 people from our class. We love to read books in our tent.

ART: Making name cards

We made these name plates earlier in November. We did them after completing all our assignments. They were easy to do and the results were spectacular. We used 'Drip Paint' technique to make our backgrounds. Have a look!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Keeping the Ocean Clean!

Here is Room 10's entry into the Manaiakalani Film Festival for 2014.  We were inspired by the information we found out about the sea as part of our inquiry topic - Tagata o le Moana.  The sea is such an important part of our lives and we need to protect it!  Enjoy our movie.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

My School

School is important because we can get brainy. We learn new things and give feedback to people. We reflect on our learning and try to get better at reading and writing. Sometimes I play at the park and do Art. We read books to get brainy. If there were no schools, then we will not learn. we would have no books to read and  we would not get brainy. Then we would not get a good job. I like school because it helps me to read and write. I like to meet my friends at school and I like to do Art at school. school is the best place for people to learn. Every child should go to school everyday to learn.
By Teresa

I have had a surgery I am on the wheel chair. The doctor said I have to be on a wheel chair for 8 weeks. So I come to school on a wheel chair. The children in my class are very helpful. They take me around on my wheel chair. When I cannot go for gymnastics or sports, my teacher Mrs. Sharma stays with me. It is nice to sit in the class and work on my 
netbook or chat with Mrs. Sharma.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Celebrating Festivals

People feel really awesome on festivals. sometimes it’s fantastic and people can sometimes get surprised when they get amazing gifts. Everyone feels beautiful and wonderful at christmas or Diwali.There is a lot of activity around. Families like to have barbeques and celebrate Diwali and Christmas on festivals.I feel like I am everywhere. I feel different when we have festivals. It is relaxing but sometimes when there are kids screaming I  feel weird and strange.                                                                                                                  
People love to celebrate festivals.  People do fireworks diyas, lights and candles.They like to clean their house and decorate their houses. People like to get gifts sweets and new clothes. Then the adults give presents to their kids.                            
Sometimes people light  fireworks and they can cause trouble. People can burn themselves by the fireworks. They even light candles which can drop on to the ground and burn the carpet. Then the house will burn down and they will die from the fire. Sometimes people gamble on festivals. Gambling is bad because they go and play games to win money but they lose money and then they don’t care about food for their family.
Fireworks are dangerous and people need to be careful when they are lighting them.
On festival days some people can’t celebrate because they are too poor. We need to think about the poor on these days. We must try and save some money to buy gifts for the poor so that they can feel happy on festivals too.

Sunday, October 26, 2014


We used the 6 thinking hats to extend our understanding about festivals.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Celebrating festivals

Celebrating Festivals

People feel excited when they celebrate festivals because they get to have lots of fun on festivals.
I am very happy when it is christmas because I get gifts from my family. I feel  fantastic because we get treats. It is exciting to watch fireworks. People look beautiful on Diwali. I feel awesome when I celebrate festivals.

People celebrate festivals to bring happiness  and fun in their lives. On festivals people light candles and fireworks that can be dangerous. Fireworks could burn your house. People spend money on festival. They spend money for the decorations on Diwali and Christmas.
We spend money to get decorations and fireworks and candles. Instead if we buy food for people they will feel happy.

                                     A feedback from Jeridton's buddy on his writing.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

We used movenote to show how we work out our subtraction problems.
We used Movenote to show how we worked out our subtraction problems.
We used movenote to show the working out for our problems.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Key Competencies

Today we made our goals on Key competencies. Key competencies are skills that we need to be better learners.

KC from Tamaki Primary on Vimeo.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

This Term we have been learning about keeping our ocean clean. During our cleaning campaign we were disappointed to find lots of rubbish around the beach. So today we stood by the road side to make our voices heard about keeping the ocean clean. It was fun and the response from the public was great! We are sure we had a bit of a success in delivering our message to the community.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Coast line clean up

Last Monday Room 10 went to the Tamaki River for a coastal clean up. We found heaps of rubbish lying around the water. There were glass bottles, cans, plastic bottles and all other kind of rubbish that people throw without realising that it can be harmful for our sea animals. Sea is important to us because it gives us sea food. We need to look after the sea and sea animals. Here is graph to show what we found.



Sunday, September 14, 2014

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Facts about Octopus

Taonga researched for facts about octopus.

1. Octopus live on the ocean floor. The octopus makes a cave with rocks and shells. It has 2 rows of suckers on all of it’s arms. 
2. The octopus has 8 arms. 
3. They can lay as many as 500,000 eggs at one time. 
4. Mum and dad octopus die when the eggs hatch.
5. Octopus likes to eat crabs, lobsters, fish, sea worms and shrimp. Pollution is a major threat to octopus.

Fish Art

This Term we have been learning about Sea animals and so for Art decided to paint fish. Enjoy watching our fish Art.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Kupri's Facts about Sea Animals

Our class trip to Kelly Tarltons

Last week we  went on a trip to Kelly Tarltons with my class. 
First we went on the bus. When we reached Kelly Tarltons we had to go in groups. So me and my group went to the penguins. i tried to count all the penguins. The were over 10 million. Then we went to the scary bridge. we walked on it and it moved. I was so scared. We took a photo and moved along.

The Sting ray bay was interesting. The lady went in the water and fed the stingrays without getting stung.

We saw the sea horses. They wet all sizes, tiny, large and medium. We saw a dad sea horse that was pregnant.

Then we went to the shark zone. There were lots of huge sharks swimming over us. It was scary.

Then we had to come back to school. We waited for the buses. It was a long wait until the bus came. I fell asleep on the way back to school. I felt tired. When I reached school, my mum was there to pick me up. It was a good trip.

Maui’s fish
Maui was born with Magical powers. One day Maui asked his brothers to paddle out to the sea. He was a great fisherman. He got his hook and he threw the fish hook in the sea. The hook glowed down in the sea. There was a pull on the string. It seemed like a large fish. The waves came on Maui . He pulled again until the waves came on him. He pulled out a big land. There were trees and then and some animals came on the land.
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Maui's Fish
Once  there  was  a  man  named Maui.He  was  born  with  magical  powers  because  he  can  pull  earth  out of  the water. He  was  his  dad’s  favorite  son  because  he  had  strange powers. Maui said to his brothers we must go far out to sea to the great fishing grounds. By the time they got there all sight of land was lost. Maui pulled out his fish hook. He made the fish hook from his grandmother’s jaw. Maui tied a rope to his fish hook and he chucked the fish hook into the deep blue sea. A few minutes later Maui felt a pull on the string. Then Maui pulled and and he pulled the enormous fish. Maui woke up and he saw land. He stepped onto the land and there was this magical thing that happened. Trees were growing, grass was too and flowers started to bloom. That’s how life started on the North Island.

Taniwha and Tamure

Once there was a Taniwha that lived in the sea. It ate people's fish. But there was a giant to stop that Taniwha. His name was Tamure. Tamure went to the sea to get Taniwha. He called him bad. Then the Taniwha was scared. So the people never saw the Taniwha in the sea because he went deep in the sea.


Tuesday, August 12, 2014


We in Room 10 love doing ART. Today Mrs. Manuyag taught us how to make clay fish. We used different tools to make patterns for our clay fish. It was great fun.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Monday, August 4, 2014

Papatuinuku and Raginui getting separated.
In the beginning there was lifelessness, it was terrible. There was only darkness. It was a long dark night there was no morning and any life  until Teata (the dawn) came. It made a big explosion. It sounded like thunder and lightning.  There was a huge bang it was so powerful. It became moning. There was a sky god called Raginui and  a mother Earth called Papatuinuku. Then came Tanemahuta the child of Papatuinuku, he separated them.  The mother Earth went down and the sky god went up and the universe was formed.    
By Kupri              

           Rangi and Papa