Monday, 24 September 2018

How to use different kinds of punctuation

Colon and semi-colon.

Miss Ashley’s example:
Mary went to the fruit shop and bought lots of different fruit. She bought: bananas; pears; apples; and a pineapple.

The girls team had 10 players. The team was: Hiria; Ana; Maria; Vina; Lily; Vaiola and Maani.

My examples:
There are ten colours in the rainbow:red;orange;yellow;green;light blue;dark blue and purple.
  There are 9 boys in room 7: keru;railey;fereti;timote;tipene;leon;havea;stanley and davlyn

Commas in listing.
Miss Ashley’s example: The girls team had 10 players. The team was Hiria, Ana, Maria, Vina, Lily, Vaiola and Maani.

My examples:
 There are 9 boys in room 7: keru;railey;fereti;timote;tipene;leon;havea;stanley and davlyn
  There are ten colours in the rainbow:red;orange;yellow;green;light blue;dark blue and purple.

Miss Ashley’s example:

Mum gave Lucy (her favourite daughter) $10 for lunch.

Miss Ashley had 27 students (both girls and boys) in her class.

My examples:
 I ate ice cream ( cookies and cream)
  I had a cold drink ( lemonade)

PB4L: Behaviour while in the office


Yesterday on Monday ( 24th of september 2018) after lunch Room 7 was going to head out to the fields to go play some softball. Room 7 earnt their freetime on friday but i wasn’t here. Miss Ashley said “ we will go out for PE next week”. They didn’t go because it was raining on friday so that is why they got freetime.

Firstly we drank our Fonterra Milk while Miss Ashley read a few pages of ‘the Hunger Games’. Which we call reading out loud.

Sunday, 23 September 2018

Fixing our writing

Here is our edited story.
Things we learnt about were
We aren’t allowed to use then, and, also and because at the beginning of a sentence.
Speech marks go on the OUTSIDE of the full stop or other punctuation.
The end of a sentence can be marked by a full stop, an exclamation mark or a question mark. You don’t need to put an extra full stop after a question mark.
Remember to check ALL capital letters. Sometimes we need to put them in and sometimes we need to take them out.
On Monday 24th September 2018 Room 7 did a blindfold challenge. We wanted to have fun and make our morning a bit interesting by playing a game.

Firstly Miss Ashley told us the rules which was “no touching the tables or pieces of paper on the floor or you will lose points.“  However you are allowed to touch the chairs because you sometimes have to step over them to get to the end. Next we got into buddies. My buddy was Lucina.  We had to line up by the heater in our buddies.

First it was my turn to go so Lucina (my buddy)  put the blindfold on me (over my eyes) and helped me to stand up. The blindfold was tight it felt like a constrictor boa on my face. I felt so confused and disorientated because the blindfold was covering my eyes. Lucina told me to “go left, right, straight and step over.” I was feeling nervous and a little bit scared because “what if she was tricking me?“ and I was really doing something silly. I got to the end safely and took my blindfold off.

Next it was my buddies turn so I helped her put the blindfold on. I told her to walk straight first, then next turn left. She doesn’t know her lefts and rights so she went the wrong way.I said “no your other left” and it was a little bit funny. In the end we got to the blue fruit tray and we made it without losing any points!

I think I would like to do this activity again because it was cool to do something different and fun in class especially since it’s the end of the term and I think we are all feeling kind of tired.

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Yoga recount and checklist

On monday 17th of September in  room 7 the students/room 7 did a special activity and it was the partner yoga challenge that some of the kids from this class did last year with Miss Ashley. We did it because it was for fun and Miss Ashley had it on a slideshow and she cast it to the tv.

The partner yoga challenge wasn’t the first thing we did. The first thing we did was doing the roll,getting into partners, moving the furniture away so that they could get some more space. I wasn’t doing it because there were no more partners so Miss Ashley said that I could be the photographer. What I saw was that I started off easy and then started to get harder and harder.the more it got harder the less people that were went to do it.
Author: Syraiah-lee
Checked by: Hiria
Recount checklist ✓✓✓✓✓✓✓✓✓
Surface features
Capital letters at the beginning of a sentence

Capital ‘I’
Capital letters for names of places and people
Full stops at the end of a sentence

Speech marks when people are talking

Punctuation - ? ! ; : ‘ 

Words are written in past tense
Connectives - next, then, afterwards

Interesting and difficult adjectives

Deep features

Introduction has who, what, when, where, why, and how
Conclusion has a reflective statement or says how you felt
Not finish

Ideas/events in the right order
Not finish

3 paragraphs
Not finish

Metaphors and similes

Onomatopoeia, alliteration and/or idiom 

Different types of sentences - short, long, compound and complex

One thing (name) did well was…

One thing (name) need to work on is… 

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Tongan language week

“CHEEHOO!!!” wednesday the 5th of september 2018. Tamaki primary school had a sports day and we were playing games from tonga. We had to do it because it is Tongan language week.  We got it all sorted by some parent helper’s, student council and Mrs Tafea. We did the games outside/top courts/concrete and the fields.

Lanita is a game that i learnt and others learnt how to play. How you play is you have to have 3 people on one side and 5 people on the other. The 5 that is on the other side has the ball and they have to throw it at you and you can hit it down or to the sides so that you can get to the first cone. Lanita is kind of like kick ball. If the other people catch on the full then that person that hit it is out. I played that game and i made it to the end and got only 3 homes. Mrs Tafea said “ change over!”. So we changed over and i was on the field trying to catch the ball.

Bani was one of the games that i played when you had to get into two teams and one of the teams has to have the ball and they have to knock the cans down CRASH!!!, when you hit the cans the other team has to get the ball and try to hit you while your trying to rebuild the cans and stay there for 10 seconds and kick it down. When they do that then they win.

Natural disasters

Natural disasters

Natural disasters are a phenomenon which occur all around the world. Some are caused by moving tectonic plates, some are caused by wind and air pressure, and some are caused by other natural disasters.

Volcanic Eruptions
Volcanic eruptions are when volcanoes are erupting. There is a ring of fire and it is in the pacific ocean which is really close to new zealand. Some of the top of new zealand is in the ring of fire. The ring of fire has over 452 volcanoes. People used to believe that there was a god of fire and his name is Vulcan.
Earthquakes are made by tectonic plates moving. When a conterical plate and another contrcial plate meet then they form a earthquake because a contronical plate is land.
Hurricanes, typhoons and cyclones
Hurricanes,Typhoons and cyclones are all the same things but I think Hurricanes are bigger, faster also stronger but they all might be all the same strength speed even how big they are but I still think hurricanes are bigger.

Tsunamis are mostly caused by earthquakes because when it happens near the water it could shake the water and make a huge tsunami. But when the tsunami crash it could make a huge flood some of the tsunamis are bigger than a house.
Tornadoes they are hardest to predict because they form anywhere at anytime.After a few minute or hours it would.You would wonder what is a tornado in is mix of cold air and hot air the cold is at the top and the warm air is at the bottom.They form mostly in summer and winter because the cold air and the warm air.They fast but travel small and it over land.

Floods and drought
Flood mostly caused by tsunamis and rainfall. Because is the drainage is full of water is could make a flood. Some of the country’s has bigger flood than New Zealand. And do you know that if tsunami hits the town it could make the a huge flood and it would take for weeks to make the flood go away.
You may wonder what a blizzard is it is just like a snowstorm but with strong wind that blow the snow to a certain direction.blizzard Usually last for 3 or more hour or days. Sometimes a whiteout can happen, which is when everything is white it like a blackout it's when you only see black.

Dust storm
Dust storm are caused by strong wind, dust and dirt at same time. When the strong wind meets then dirt and the dust it could a little sand storm but when the strong wind gets more dust it could make a huge dust storm. But how do sand storm finish, the sand storm finish when the strong wind stops.

Man-made and natural disasters can devastate people and the places we live in. Although we can’t predict most natural disasters, we can do our best to keep safe and look after our properties and things we value. 


Wednesday, 12 September 2018

writting good intros

WHO: Room 7
WHAT: played the maths game
WHEN: Thursday 14th September
WHERE: in the hall
WHY: to practice our maths skills
HOW: we walked there, in teams of 6.

Bad Intro:  Room 7 played the maths game. It was Thursday 14th September 2018. We were in the hall. We did it to practice our maths skills. We walked there and we were in teams. 
*notice how the information are all in separate sentences* - don’t do that, it’s boring to read.

On Thursday morning (the 14th September 2018), Room 7 walked out the to the hall to play the maths game. Room 7 plays this game so we can practice our maths skills and have a bit of a running around break.
*Put the information into sentences TOGETHER. Much better to read*

WHO: Me and my family
WHAT: went to the beach
WHEN: Saturday 8th September
WHERE: Mission bay
WHY: to have fun and enjoy the sunshine
HOW: drove in the car
Intro: me and my family decided to go to the mission bay beach on saturday 8th of september. We hoped into the car and drove to the beach to have fun and  enjoy the sunshine.

WHO: me and my best friend
WHAT: went to the movies and had lunch
WHEN: on Sunday 9th September
WHERE: Sylvia Park
WHY: for my birthday
HOW: mum dropped us off in the car
Intro: me and my best friend asked my mum to drop us off at sylvia park to go to the movies and have lunch on sunday the 9th of september.

WHO: Me and my family
WHAT: went to nana’s house
WHEN: after church on Sunday 9th September
WHERE: nana’s house in Panmure
WHY: to have lunch together, help plan for cousins 21st party
HOW: drove in the van
Intro: me and my family went to nana's house after church on sunday 9th september. We got to nana's house by driving up in the van. We had lunch together and planning for cousins 21st party.

Monday, 13 August 2018

Natural disaster poem's

Water comes from the ocean
Water goes through houses

Volcanoes are hot
Shooting fire out of the crust
Dominate the earth


The Tsunami is an  impact of an earthquake . The Tsunami takes time to come to New Zealand so it strength has been losing so it has shrunk and the little wave didn’t hit NZ. The tsunami is a really big wave that people gets crashed from that they try to have time to evacuate from their country and migrate that's how most people gets safe or they straight run to the big hills.

Before people evacuate to have time in the past they  would eat other different kinds of food to survive by living near ocean so that they could find more sead food to cook , in the future people evacuate from the tsunami instead of living near the ocean go to build houses in big hills so that can be safe in their houses.

Sunday, 1 July 2018

How to use dialogue

Focuses for writing this week
Explanation in my own words.
Where do speech marks go
Before and after the sentence the person said.
How to put in other punctuation
Any punctuation has to go before the speech mark.
When to start a new line or when to keep writing
When 2 or 3 people are talking.
Different words for ‘said’
Asked, replied, responded, yelled, screamed, shouted, mumbled, said, muttered, gasped, panting, chuckled, thought, told, uttered, continued, whispered
Adding adverbs
Responded politely, asked politely, screamed angrily.

“Who can I pick on?” asked Miss Ashley.
“Me” replied Timote.

“How was your day?” asked Hope.
“Great, thank you” replied Miss Ashley.

“How was your weekend” asked Dwyane.
“It was good” responded Havea.

If more than one person is talking, you put the reply underneath.
Mary was a beautiful girl who was wearing her long black hair in two plaits. She asked her mum, “can I go to the pools today?”.
“Why do you want to go” mum replied.
“It’s hot and I want to cool off”.
“Fine then”

If it’s only one person, you keep going.
Little red riding hood walked along the dirt path and thought to herself “I’m getting hungry”. She had walked a looooonng way but the thought of warm apple pie when she got to grandma’s house kept her going.

“Hi Vaiola how was your day?’’said Hope

“Amazing, how was your day Syariah-lee?” Asked Vaiola

“My day was great, thank you for asking” Replied syraiahlee
“What are you doing today Hope” Asked syraiahlee

“OOHH I am really busy because I need to go school then after school I need to go to the gym and then I need to look after my baby sister. How about you Vaiola?”

“Its good but really it busy because we have to go to school then we have to walked back home which is ’real far’. Hope what time do you go to the gym?”

“KNOW!! because I have to leave at 10:40 cause it starts at 11:00”

writing detailed descriptions

Thursday, 28 June 2018

Twinkle Twinkle star colours


Start here: one beautiful bright sunny day there was a man named Joseph. Joseph went hiking and he found a waterfall with a vine hanging down it. 

Joseph took his bag and his shoes and socks off and went to grab onto the vine and swang onto it. He had lots of fun.

The magician's elephant

Peter stood outside the tent feeling sad and lonely. Peter was wondering if he should spend the money that he got from the chief to buy some bread and fish. Peter was anxious about if he should go to the fortune teller or to go to buy some fish and bread. 

Peter had to decide not to or to do it, Peter had a difficult choice to make and he was scared to face the consequences when he shows up at the apartment with empty hands. He thought to himself if he should lie or if he shouldn’t. After awhile of thinking he thought that he would tell the truth and face the consequences.

Peter followed his heart and he went into the fortune teller’s tent to ask her a question about his family. The fortune teller told him that his sister was alive and it kept on repeating in his mind “ she lives, she lives, she lives”. 


Today Room 7 learnt how to play "twinkle twinkle little star". on the virtual piano. ( online piano.)
At the same time we learned "this old man". we had to learn the twinkle twinkle little star and then we had to learn how to play this old man.

Narrative plan

Brainstorm of ideas:
Car crash, people inside the car, fire fighters, not looking, fire-fighters, man was driving then suddenly he crashed into a pole, speeding, different kinds of services - police and ambulance. Flipped,
See - people standing around, glass on the ground, windshield or windscreen,  stop traffic, upside down, airbags, fire extinguishers,
smell/hear - gasoline or petrol or oil, smoke, sirens, people talking

Drunk driver, John Cena, 60 year old man,
Car crash
A witness calls the ambulance, police and fire service
No glasses so couldn’t see
injuries - broken arm, broken ribs, brain damage, cuts
Fire fighters use jaws of life to get the person out and save them. They cut the car in half.
On the phone
Petrol leak, and the engine was gonna blow up, so the whole car was gonna blow up.
Fire extinguisher, put saw dust on the petrol, get the people out first before it explodes.
Distracting - picking something up, or changing the radio station.

The crash!!
2 sentences
One day there was a little boy named Elijah.
Orientation 5-10 sentences
One day there was a little boy named Elijah.. Elijah was a 7 year old boy with brown eyes and had black hair. Elijah was at sylvia park with his mum and dad. After sylvia park they went home and chilled for a bit and watched movies then the parents fell asleep and then Elijah took the keys off of the hook in the kitchen and took off.
5-10 sentences
Elijah took his parent’s car and then he drove off to his mate’s house to pick him up. Elijah and his mate Noah went to the supermarket to buy some food for the journey. Noah got his allowance and he stole a little bit of money from his parents. As they were driving Elijah lost control of the car and he crashed and flipped the car over and a witness saw and quickly called the police and the ambulance.
5-10 sentences
The fire fighters came and they put out the fire and used the jaws of life to cut open the car and then grabbed Elijah and Noah.
Less than 5 sentences
Then they went home and they forgave their son for what he did. But he still ended up in hospital.

Finding descriptive language examples

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Fairytale introductions

Once upon a time
One sunny day
One beautiful bright sunny day
One marvelous day
One horrible rainy day
In a faraway land
In the deepest ocean
In the darkest prison
Far far away
In a dark forest
In a vast desert
In a creepy dungeon
In the scary woods
In a haunted house
In a movie set
In a creepy maze
In a wonderful school
In a small town

There was
A beautiful girl
An old man
Royal family
A wise girl
A handsome man
A traveller
A scary monster
A butler
Handsome prince
beautiful queen
Creepy clown
Young princess
Royal king
Famous celebrity
A gangster bodyguard
A music producer
A sad servant
A sneaky thief
Who was Lost
Enormously rich
Who lived in a cottage
Who had 6 sons and 6 daughters
Had a glass eyeball
Had a ginormous family
Lived in las vegas
Who had robotic legs
Who was a marvellous actor
Who only ever had onions
Who was a robber
Who lived on the streets
Part time DJ part time spy
Who had only leg
Who was a murderer
Who was a huge nerd
Who had one fat eye.

One beautiful bright sunny day in a faraway land there was a beautiful girl named Maani. Maani was a part time dj and a part time spy. She was a part time dj and a part time spy because 1. She had to spy on one of the persons that was there because they were a serial killer and 2. She signed up to be a spy because she wants justice for everyone and she wants to help people. THE END

One horrible rainy day there was a sad and depressed man that lived in a dark forest. The sad man that lived in the forest was named David. David was a very poor man. He was very depressed and sad because his parents died and he had no money to buy him some food or some new clothes. He once had the courage to go out into the sunlight and he went and got some of his stuff and he sold it to get some money. He lived happily ever after. After 1 year he was clean and had a big house and had a wife. He had a very happy life and he wasn’t depressed or sad anymore. THE END

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Room - 7 co-constructed narrative

Title: Room 7  Co-constructed narrative
Labels: writing

House on fire
Hear sirens going off - firemen are coming
Put the fire out with water hosesImage result for fire house
Smoke is strong
Problem - there might be people inside?!
PS4 is still inside. - valuables
Clothes are inside.
Might be cats or dogs inside

Playing fortnite- little boy poured water on the plug.

Little boy - craig. Blonde hair, 1 metre high, 8 years old, freckles, brown eyes, short curly hair, fortnite t shirt, drinking water, laughed and dropped the cup, or got angry, screamed.

Fire in the house
One sunny beautiful Saturday Craig was playing Fornite with his friend Jack. They had been playing all day long.
Craig was a 8 year old boy with blonde, curly hair and chocolate brown eyes. He was wearing his favourite turquoise Fornite shirt and seafoam pants. Jack was 9 and had jet black hair and bright blue eyes. The two boys were playing Fornite in the lounge at Craig’s house. The lounge looked like a pigsty, with stinky socks, pizza boxes and mountain dew cans everywhere.
Craig was sooo engrossed in his game. He leapt out of the bus, pressed X and landed on one of the houses. Craigs thumbs and fingers were starting to ache from playing for sooo long without a break. Jack thought a glass of water might wake him up, so he went to get his friend a cool glass of icy water. He was just strolling back into the messy lounge, when he heard Craig scream “OHHH YEAH HEADSHOT!”. It gave Jack such a fright that he dropped the glass of water, and “Oh no!” he screamed, it tipped straight onto the electrical plug. Craig sniffs “sniff sniff”, “I can smell smoke, is the oven on?”. Jack yells “THERE’S A FIRE, HELP!”. Craig finally looks up from his game to see that the PS4 caught on fire! Craig thought to himself “Dang it, I was about to win!”. The two boys rushed outside leaving all their valuables behind.
Jack ran to the neighbours house and asked to borrow Lucy’s phone. “HELP HELP OUR HOUSE IS ON FIRE!”. Craig could hear the sirens of the fire engines getting closer and closer. Jack and Craig tried to comfort each other, but they were panicking so much and couldn’t hear each other over the sirens and blaring smoke alarms. The firetrucks arrived and extinguish the flames in 1 long hour.
The two boys felt depressed. Their game was over, and they didn’t win. And now… their house was destroyed.

Monday, 18 June 2018

Bouncy castle

One day room 7 went outside and we saw a big bouncy castle and we went to it. We went to it because a student named milan joined the weet bix thing and then he put his name in the box and they called out his name and he won.

The whole school got to play on it for half an hour even the seniors had to play on it. The bouncy castle was next to the bike track and were all the bikes are. It wasn’t a race but we still made it a race. I raced paula and he beat me to the finish 3 times. After that i raced other people so that i didn't have to lose.

We had to take off our shoes first and our socks and then we had to make 2 lines so that we could race each other. Then they told us the instructions about what we can’t  do on the bouncy castle. So then after that we had to wait in line and then we had to wait at the bouncy castle for the other people that already went on to finish and hop off.

When it was my turn i had to go through the 2 beams that were stuck together then i had to go through the big fridges, then i had to climb up some ladders and then jump into the washing machine then make it to the finish line.

It was fun and i hope that we can go on it again one day.

Sunday, 17 June 2018


Catholic bruno boiiii
What did they believe?he believed that the Earth had a soul.
How did they observe the universe? With telescopes and with rocket ships.
What tools did they use?a telescope
Why didn’t the church agree with  them? The church didn’t agree because they didn’t believe in other earths and heavens.
What happened to them? He got burned alive

What did they believe?
How did they observe the universe?
What tools did they use? Unknown

What happened to Teng? He died in 1306 in the reign of Yuian.

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Moon activity 1

Becoming a martian

Geothermal power station\

Season 3

Season 2

Season 1


chain link

Moon activity 2

Thursday, 31 May 2018

Water pollution

this is the drawing that i made about what happens to the sea when people throw their rubbish in the sea. when people throw their rubbish in the ocean then it becomes WATER POLLUTION!!!

Thursday, 24 May 2018

The sun

The sun
The sun is very hot and if anyone tried to go on it then they would die because the sun is to hot for anyone.

About the sun
The sun is made of a big ball of hydrogen gas. The sun is in the center of our solar system and it produces light and heat for the other planets and for earth. The sun is not a planet it is a star. The sun is the biggest star in our solar system but compared to the other suns our one is a dwarf sun.

What makes the sun very hot?
In the center of the sun there is the sun's core and the core it is the hottest part of the sun not the surface but the core. You might think that the surface is the hottest part but it isn’t.

Why is the sun so big?
The reason why the sun is so big is because the sun has a bigger mass. Mass means that because it is big it has a bigger gravity and because the rocky planets are small than they have a small gravity. The sun rotates but it does not orbit around it just stays there and rotates.

The sun is also called sol and it produces solar energy which makes light and heat. The sun makes solar flares which goes up and than it goes back down because of the gravity.


Sent. Str.

Monday, 21 May 2018


Why do we have seasons?

Watch the video and go on the websites to find answers to the questions below.

How many times a year does the earth go around the sun.

One orbit around the sun is one year.
Which way does the sun appear to move across the sky?
What hemisphere is New Zealand in?

New zealand is in the southern hemisphere.

What months do we have spring in?

They are September - November.
Write two paragraphs about your favourite season in the space below.
My favourite season is winter because i get to be covered in warm as blankets and i get to have hot chocolate and i get to sleep in more and other people get to make snowmen but nz doesn’t have any snow.

Why are our seasons at different times of the year to other parts of the world?
The seasons are at different times because when the northern hemisphere is facing the sun than tht side would be summer and the other side  that doesn't have any light it would be winter.
If New Zealand is in summer, what season would it be in North america?

It would be cold in north america because the sun is not facing towards the country.
What is the axis?

An invisible line that goes through the earth.

Space garbage

Sunday, 20 May 2018


On tuesday room 8 and room 7 we went to the stardome.
We went inside a room that had a projector in it and the instructor was talking to us about stuff.
The instructor was talking about planets,sun,stars and about how big the planets are.
When he was talking about the planets he was also talking about the dwarf planets called makemake,pluto,haumea,ceres and eris and he was talking about the rocky planets and the gas giants.
We were talking about all of the planets that have moons.  Earth,jupiter,mars,saturn,uranus and neptune.