Monday, 29 May 2017

My wonderful weekend

On the weekend I went in the pools with My Dad. First we swam all the way to the end of the pool. We ate some chicken and chips. I felt happy because it was cool.

Friday, 26 May 2017

What makes a kite fly?

We wrote this piece of writing together as a class.
What makes a kite fly?

There are four forces that affect a kite when it is flying. They are gravity, lift, thrust, and drag.

Gravity is the force that keeps us on the ground. The heavier a kite is the harder it is to fly.

Lift is the force pushing the kite off the ground. Lift happens when air moves over the top of the kite at a faster speed than the air that is moving under the bottom of the kite.

The force that makes a kite move through the air is called thrust. Thrust happens with a kite when it is held in one place by its string, while the wind flows around the kite.

As air flows over the kite the wind gets held back a little by the roughness of the fabric. This friction is called drag.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Use repeated addition to solve probLems


Magical Mataiki

What is Matariki?

Matariki is the group of 7 stars of the Maori new year. At the end of April the stars disappear. They come back again in late May and it is the start of Maori new year. The seven stars are known as the seven sisters. The oldest sister guides her sisters to follow her. We celebrate Matariki in lots of different ways. The Maori people catch fish kai moana and make kites. They also weave flax and tell stories from the past.

Tuesday, 9 May 2017


We have been learning to make, name, and recognise wholes, halves, third parts, fourth parts and fifth parts using play dough.

Friday, 5 May 2017

My Holiday Highlight

In the holiday we played tag on the grass  with my  brother. We had fun. First we got into the car and we arrived at the playground. We played on the playground. We had fun because I felt happy.