Monday, July 02, 2018

Bike Safety Poster

yesyoucan by Charlie BROUGHAM
In class we have been going to bike safety. We have been attending bike safety to learn about how to be safe on the road when biking. We made this poster to give you a few tips on how to be safe when biking.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Science Experiments

In class we have been doing several different experiments. My group and I have made a little scientist video. We made a movie so that we could try our different adaptations we chose to add coke to the volcano experiment. Here is the movie my group and I made.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Cave Painting

In class we have been learning about cave paintings. I went on CC Search to choose this picture. They chose to use red earth (Ochre rock), animal fat and charcoal and their fingers to create this picture. From what I see is either a fox or dog. I think they chose to create this picture to either remember their dead dog or to remember an animal they saw (E.G A fox, wolf or horse.)

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Scientist Laboratory

In class we are learning about scientist and there surroundings. This word cloud is based on what we think might be in a scientist laboratory.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Toondoo Blurb

In class we created a Toondoo with some onomatopoeia to spice things up here is my one with a man teleporting to the North Pole and Santa making him go to the moon for all eternity.

Charlie Onamatapeia

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Stop Motion Volcano Experiment

In class we did an experiment about what happens if you mix baking soda with vinegar. William and I were buddies and we made a stop motion movie about it. We took turns at taking photos and making the movie.

Monday, May 28, 2018

Contract New Animal

I was walking through the forest minding my own business when all of a sudden Kaboom a hole in the floor magically appeared and this weird looking snake boy crawled, well slithered, out. He had goat horns on his head and bat wings on his back. He had a snake tongue, fins for his hands and a snake tail for legs. He also wore glasses and had orange hair. He was looking right at me, next thing I know I'm in hell. Well it sure looked like it, it had flames everywhere and it was blood red. I looked up and saw the creature flying. I asked what he wanted with me. He told me that he was lonely and wanted a friend. I asked what his name was he told me it was Devil Son. What a weird name I thought. I walked up to him and said "OK I'll be your friend but only if you take me back to my house and live with me."

Friday, May 25, 2018

Chunky Chalk

Mrs Palmer read us a story on making chunky chalk.
My favourite part was stirring the plaster of Paris and water together.

Chunky Chalk
What will happen when we mix Plaster of Paris with water?

Plaster of Paris, water, bowl, spoon, measuring cups, 2 plastic bags.

  1. In a bowl tip 2 cups of Plaster of Paris and ¾ cup of water.
  2. Add some dye to colour it.
  3. Stir the mixture until there is are no lumps and it is smooth.
  4. Divide the mixture in half. Put half in one plastic bag and the other half in the other plastic bag.
  5. Take all the air out of the bag and seal it up.
  6. Put the bag on the bench and after an hour make an observation.
  7. Leave there for at least 24 hours.
  8. Open the bag and see what you can do with it.

After an hour we picked up the plastic bag and it felt warm and was starting to go hard.
  1. The next day it was very hard and had formed into a shape.

Gypsum (calcium sulfate) is one of the ingredients of Plaster of Paris. Gypsum is found as a mineral rock.
The calcium sulfate is bound together by water which keeps it in its solid form.

When gypsum is heated gently water is lost and the crystals become white powder.
When we add water to this powder,
the water recombines with the gypsum.
As this happens the mixture gets hot (an exothermic chemical reaction occurs) and forms a paste
which then sets hard.

Tuesday, May 08, 2018


For inquiry we have been doing different experiments, one of them was about making butter. Here is my book on how to make it. If you want to make a book of your own go to

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

The Sound of Sirens

                    The Sound of Sirens
I rushed down the deep dark streets of Somme Parade. I felt the cool breeze brush against my face. I had been dropped off by my dad to buy some fish and chips for dinner. As I ran through the front door and towards my Nan I gave her a very big hug and got the fish and chips out of my bag. After tea I hit the hay.... When I woke up I heard my mum calling me. I ran up to her and heard her crying. I wondered what had happened. I walked closer mum tells me to sit on the bed. She tells me about my Nan who had cancer. I cry and cry and my tears start to turn into a puddle. I ran to my bedroom and slammed the door behind me. My legs started to feel weak and my arms started to shake like a massive earthquake. After a while a finally calmed down. I started to make my Nan a card and got all of my family and friends to sign it even though my heart wouldn't stop crying.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Green Pastures Camp


As I hop into my multi colored kayak Damian pushes me into the thick green water  *SPLASH* it splashes me in the face " Oh yuck". I yell. I start paddling towards my best friend in the whole wide world Connor! He yells "Come on let's go into Crock Cove" So we paddle towards the dark damp part of the lake. Up ahead two swans and their babies start hissing at us and then go and hide underneath a darkest dampest part of Crock Cove "I wonder why they call this Crock Cove?" I ask Connor "
" Because  apparently there's Crockett's whatever those are! I don't even think they're real?"Said Connor. As we paddle further and further into the lake I see a rock that looked like a Crockett "AHHHHHH!!!!" I scream as I race toward Connor. He says that it was just a rock "Oh I say" and we keep on going deeper and deeper and it got scarier by the second. As we were just about to stop my wonderful teacher Mrs Palmer blows her whistle to come back in. We paddle back and hop out of our boat and went for a twenty minute swim , I was freezing cold and then we went and did our second activity....... 


Monday, March 19, 2018

Acrostic Poem

Acrostic Poem

Crazy all the time
Hot and bothered most of the time
Apples are so yummy
Red is a cool colour
Loving all the time
Itchy most of the time
Eagle is my favourite bird
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Friday, March 16, 2018

Student Challenge

In class we have been commenting on peoples blogs. I commented on two people's blogs. We followed our commenting guidelines and read about internet safety. The number 1 rule in commenting is never put your last name in a comment because it is very dangerous for you and for others.
Blogs that I commented on for the student blogging challenge.

Friday, March 09, 2018

Plastic Marble Experiment

Title: Plastic Marble Experiment

Hypothesis:   I predict that the marble will start spinning round and round the
cup then it will shoot out of the cup.

Materials: One tiny cup, one special plastic marble and water.

  1. Grab a small cup.
  2. Fill the small cup with about a centimeter from the top with water.
  3. Grab the special plastic marble and drop it in the water.
  4. Leave for about a day.
  5. Check out your new marble.


1st: The marble made a bubble barrier around itself and the marble got a tiny bit smaller.
The marble also stuck to the side like a sloth on a tree

2nd: The marble got bigger and bigger and all of the marbles disappeared.

3rd: The marble was invisible and nearly all the air bubbles had disappeared.

4th: The marble had completely disappeared and the marble was really squishy.

Result: When I dropped the marble into the water it pulled the air with it which made air bubbles
as the marble soaked up more water it got bigger. As the marble soaked up more water it
became more water then plastic which made it look like water and made it invisible in the cup..

Adaption: I want to know if we could make the marble change color by adding food coloring to the water.

Thursday, March 08, 2018

My Avatar

This is our first week on student blogging challenge. We have created our own avatar and added it to our blog. I went to this website to create my avatar. You might like to make one to.
Avatar creator

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Welcome back post

Welcome back to school! So far we have been challenging ourselves with different subjects like art, our computers and swimming. We have all got a jobs in our class for example my job is making the couches look tidy. So far I'm having lots of fun but the weather has been so hot I look forward to going for a swim.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Ashhurst Trip

"Yippee we're at Ashhurst Herb Farm!" I yelled. I sprinted out of the van and waited for the instructions just then Mrs Palmer shouted at the kids in the garden"Get out of there and get into a line!" Lucky I'm not one of them I thought to myself. After that my dad Alan shouted " In case you don't know who I am my name is Alan and I work out at the prison and there are big people in there and even they give me a little bit of respect so you should give your teachers a lot of respect so get in a line and listen for your instructions!" So we got in a line and walked into the Herb Farm education room. The lady who was talking to us name was Jess. She told us how to make a cream. I called it Al's son.

Here is the cream I made.


This is my facts about Ongaonga / stinging nettle I hope you learn some new facts about it.    

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Glogster Parts of a Plant

In class we have been learning about the life cycle of a plant. We made a life cycle of a plant on Glogster.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

All About Plants

In class we have been learning about parts of plants and what they do to help us.

Plants ...
Have:  Seed coat, embryo, endosperm, tree trunk, stem, roots, leaves, flowers.

Need:  Water, right temperature, soil/dirt, light, air.

Give:    Fruit, oxygen, vegetables, paper, wood, vitamins, medicine.

(Seed getting put in the ground) (Plants need water to grow)

(Plants give us fruit)

Inquiry Popplet

In class we have been given two scenarios about what we could use in the bush to help our friends cut and bugs from biting us. I created a Popplet with my ideas.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Magic Play Dough

 Yesterday we created a poem about our magic play dough, I hope you like it.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

My holiday

    In the holidays I read a book from my favorite series The Famous Five.
I really enjoyed the book and my dad is getting me two new series they are called The Famous Seven and the mysterys.  

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

acrostic poem

For family's of the workers at Fonterra.
Over in Hawera was where we had the party.
Not for random people.
Terrific time.
Enormous place.
Really fun and exiting for me.
Really interesting to experience.
An awesome way to have fun in the after noon.

People had fun and so did I.
At the end grandpa got dunked in a dunking machine.
Really big with lots and lots  of people.
The workers and volunteers gave free turns on bouncy castle and free food.
You would have had heaps of fun.

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Writing Prove It 25

Can I write in paragraphs

One day I was walking home when a green alien jumped out of the bush, he kind of looked like Sponge Bob. He told me his name. Guess what his name was? It was Video alien. He told me he crashed in a huge ship. The one big red eye in the middle of his head looked at me where ever I went. His skin was more like a pale green colour that has faint brown dots all over him and he had a big shiny red and grey antenna on top of his head. He gave me a a big toothy grin just like Sponge Bob. Maybe he is Sponge Bob just in an alien form. He had three fingers and two toes I thought that was a bit strange.

He talked to me that he was kind to his friends. The alien is always happy and when he sees I am super sad Video alien always tries to cheer me up and his friends don't like to see people sad ether. The alien is the kindest alien I have ever seen and the only alien I've ever seen in my whole life. Video alien is a great friend to humanity.

Video alien is a kind person to me. He likes to run everywhere at anytime. The alien is friendly to me and other people. He can't eat properly because he only has two teeth.Video alien like's to get dirty all the time Just like me.I hear him climb up and down trees all day. He is a kind friend.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Writing Prove It 24

L.I.Can I support my ideas with detail?

An old cracked court lay at the back of the school as if it lay there for years and years. It has new painted lines, they are pure white. It used to have old hoops that use to be bright red hoops but they got taken off. The old court brings joy to all the wonderful children in the school. It is really fun if you want to practice your shots. The sent of the moss and dirt goes through my nose as I run across the court.The concrete pounds against my feet as I run across the court. I can watch children practice their shots for basketball. The sound of excited children goes through my ears.

Thursday, May 04, 2017

Toondoo T2W1

te reo cartoon
In room 1/2 we have been learning about greetings, feelings and farewells. I made a toondoo of them.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

word cloud T1W11

Here is my word cloud about community and what a community do to work together. Here's mine.

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Green Pastures Camp

On camp we did lots of activity my favorite activity was raft making. My group members were James, Connor, Mase, Jaxon, Jake, Coz, Karl and Alan my dad. My dad showed us how to make a raft. He had learnt it at scouts when he was a little boy. After we had made the raft we had to test it. When we got it down the steep hill we had to test it to see if it floats. Connor and I were afraid that the raft would sink but luckily it didn't sink. 

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Writing Prove It 20

L.I. Can I attempt to write some complex sentences?

One cold morning I was walking down the street, when a dog jumped over the fence and it started chasing me down the long curved path.After I got the dog to stop chasing me. I walked to the shop to buy some biscuits so my dog could eat. When I started to walk home I saw the dog that chased me. Instead of going the normal way home I decided to walk home a different way because I didn't want it to chase me. When I started to walk home a different way, I walked past the video store and looked in the window. Then I kept on walking. I got home and I gave the biscuits to my dog and said to myself what a weird day.    

Friday, March 31, 2017

Writing Prove it 17

L.I. Can I use alliterations?

One day I walked in to my new cool creative class. I looked around the cool creative classroom. Then we did world wide writing. After that we did some mad mathematical math.  We packed up and sat on the mat waiting to go home. I can't wait to go back to class tomorrow.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Significant events in our lives

 We wrote significant event about our lives to share with others we displayed it on a Prezi timeline. Here is mine.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017


Boat Races
Diving Company
Egg Shop
Ice Cream Parlor
Jubilee Stadium
Mc Donald's
Neon Party
Opera House
Pet Shop
Quality Roofing
Swimming/Splash Center
Waka Ama
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