Thursday, 13 August 2020

Jonah My Pepeha

Pepeha Ko Jonah

Ko      Mt Wellington    toku maunga


Ko     Tamaki River    toku awa (River)

Ko     Holden       toku waka (canoe)

Ko     Samoa       toku iwi (tribe)

Ko    Palauli    toku marae (tribe)

No    Aotearoa    ahau (where from)

Kei    Point England   toku kainga inaianei 

(I live now)

Ko      St Pius    toku kura (school)

Ko     Mulipola    toku whanau (family)

Ko    Tusa    toku matua (father)

Ko    Mariah    toku whaea (mother)

Ko    Jonah    toku ingoa (your name)

No reira, tena koutou, tena tatou katoa.

(Therefore, greetings to you, greetings to us all.) 

Friday, 7 August 2020

The Great White Shark

The Great White Shark

Lifespan - The Great White Shark can live up to 70 years.

Habitat - Great White Sharks can be found in the world’s oceans, mostly in cool waters close to the coast.  

Eating Habits - Great White Sharks can eat fish rays and other sharks. Great White Sharks can also eat other animals.

Reproduction -  The Great White Shark grows inside an egg and hatches inside the mother. 

Enemies - The Great White Sharks enemies are the Earless Seals and the Sea Otters. 

Special Features -  The Great White Shark are built like bulky and have special features including large fins that make them swim as fast as a motorboat.

Tuesday, 4 August 2020

What A Disaster, By: Katie Furze

What a Disaster

School Journal Level 2

August 2012 Pg. 12 

Learning Intention.

WALT answer inference questions 

INFERENCE QUESTIONS - There are questions which are asked about the text, but the answers are not necessarily in the text.

How do we then answer those questions? 

  • Use your prior knowledge (knowledge that you already know.)

  • Look for clues in the text that may help you.

  1. Why does the author say “that’s very dangerous for the seals and the seabirds”.

Because it might be poisonous and will kill the seals and sea birds.

  1. Why were the children looking forward to spending time with their grandparents?

          Because the grandparents live next to a beach.

  1. What do you think made the container ship crash?

         The person that was driving the container ship.

  1. Why do you think the people on the beach looked angry?

      Because they couldn’t play in the sand or in the sea.

  1. “It showed pictures of dead birds” How do you think the birds died?

           Because they ate some of the oil that was spilt in the sand

  1. The signs warned the people to be careful. What do you think the people had to be careful of?

         To be careful not to touch the poisonous oil that spilt in the sand and the sea.

  1. Why do you think the hamburger patties had begun to rot? 

          Because the fridge in the container broke

  1. Why did the teams wear protective gear?

           For protection if they touch the oil. 

  1. Why did the soldiers pick up every tiny bit of oil they could find?

          So everyone can play in the sand and sea again.

  1. What made it possible that the children could play on the beach again?

          Because the soldiers picked up all the tiny bits of the oil pieces. 

Vocabulary and Spelling.

Container ship - A ship that carries containers from one place to another.

Toxic - Something that is very poisonous and deadly

Dangerous Goods - Something that can harm or hurt people

Blobs - A drop of thick liquid substance

Tar - A black thick liquid that can catch on fire easily

Specks - A tiny spot of anything 

Walkway - A passage or path for walking along

Crime Scene - The place where an offence has been committed 

Sealed - Something closed or secured

Patties - Yummy food that you can use in burgers

Protective Gear - Something that guards you from getting hurt or harmed

Sifting - To make something smooth through a sieve

Debris - Scattered pieces of rubbish

Horrible Smell - Something that smells yuck

Wednesday, 24 June 2020

Jonah - Jellyfish Information Report

Jonah - Jellyfish Information Report

Today I am writing about a sea creature that has no brain, heart, bones or eyes... A jellyfish.

Jellyfish have been found at the bottom of the ocean and near the surface. Jellyfish can be found around the world in every type of ocean water.  

Jellyfish eat small plants, fish eggs and other small fish called larvae. They also eat the planktonic eggs.

Interesting facts.
Jellyfish have no brain, heart, bones or eyes. They are made up of a smooth, bag-like body and tentacles with tiny, stinging cells.

Predators (Enemies).
The predators of a Jellyfish are tunas, sharks, swordfish, sea turtles, penguins and sea anemones.

Jellyfish start off as an egg. 
That egg grows to become a planula. 
That planula gets attached to the ocean bed.
The attached planula develops into a polyp.
The polyp starts to bud.
The budding polyp grows to an ephyra (an Immature Jellyfish).
The ephyra grows into a young adult Jellyfish and the young adult grows to a full adult Jellyfish.

A jellyfish jiggles like gelatin, and some just look like small, clear blobs. Others are bigger and more colorful with a bunch of tentacles that hang down underneath them, kind of like an octopus.

Most jellyfish are short lived. Adult jellyfish typically live for a few months, depending on the species, although some species can live for 2-3 years in. Polyps can live for several years, or even decades.

Thursday, 11 June 2020

Sunday, 17 May 2020



Walt:add adjectives to nouns

The hungry, white seagull flipped into the sparkling, blue
sea to have herrings for breakfast

The pink, skinny snapper front flipped into the blue, salty sea to have tasty, little Limpets for lunch

The skinny, tall dolphin jumped into the deep ocean to have shrimps for dinner

The black, short seal dived into the dark, cold sea to have shrimps for his dinner

The giant, old whale dumped into the ocean to eat krill for lunch

The tasty, red crab dived into the ocean  

He was lunch.

Wednesday, 11 March 2020


On Monday after morning tea Te Wairua Pakiki 6 played Ki-O-Rahi.
Coach Shanice coached us for Ki-O-Rahi. Te Wairua Pakiki 6 played Ki-O-Rahi on the field,
but we didn’t play first. We listened to the rules of Ki-O-Rahi,
then Coach Shanice split us into 2 teams. Then Coach Shanice told 1 team to go
between the red cones and the other team to go between the yellow cones.
I was chosen to go to the red cones, then we played. When we played Everly and Pauliasi
had to guard the Tupu (the rock). When I was playing I felt excited! and tired at the same time.