Friday, 6 December 2013

Friday, 29 November 2013

Fruit Alphabet fun. Remember your 5+ a day

Ita palm
Kiwi fruit
Star fruit
Voa Vogan
Yellow watermelon

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Our singing star is leaving GBS

Our good friend and peer Siotame is leaving our class at the end of Week 7. We are sad he is going and we wish him all the best at his new school. Keep in touch Siotame. We will miss you. 

Procedural writing

How to make a boat using recycled materials.

1.A square piece of cardboard.
2.Two bottles both same size.
3. Sellotape.
4.Paint of any colour


1.Make sure that your bottles have no punctures in them and both have the lids or caps.

2.Put the bottles on the square piece of cardboard and tape them together both on the same side.

3.Once your bottles and cardboard are secure  paint and decorate to your liking. once done put in water and enjoy.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Athletics recount

We had an Athletics Day yesterday.It was on Monday. It was a fine and a hot sunny day. The activities were set up on the field and on the playground. All the classes took turns to compete with the others.

On our Athletics Day we did long jump, 100m , shot put, Discuss and  flag races. I was very happy because I won the 100m race the other boys were happy too.  
At the 100m sprint we had to line up and wait for Mrs Tofa  to start the race for us to  go. W`hen she said go I ran fast as I could and I  came  first and Baden came  second, and  Wairua came third.

I was tired yesterday but happy because I won some events.

Athletics day at Glenbrae School

Riiiiinng!!! went the bell to start the day. I thought it was just another normal day but I overheard some people talking  about athletics. “Darn ” I said to myself I didn't bring a thing for athletics .As I was waiting, Mrs Tofa told me to come help with the athletics so I thought to myself “at least it’s something I can do” so I  went to help .It was almost time to start and we were all lined up ready to go.

First up for us the year 7s was relays. To start up it was Moli vs me. We had the battons ready to go as Mrs Silva was saying “get ready get set GO!! ” I ran as fast as possible and I finished but he still beat me but the rest went and went till the last ones. Luckily we won the relays due to our effort in the beginning of the race.

Next up was long jump with Miss Atuahiva. The girls in Room 7 thought they were good but I was better.

Shot put was a bit of a challenge but I tried my best. You have to put the metal shot put towards your ears and then push it forward. It takes a lot of practice to throw far but we did ok.

After that we went to discus. The girls threw first and then the boys. Some of us did well but some were not participating properly.

The best activity was 100 m sprints. Moli and I were challenging each other. At the end Moli came first and I came second. However, we are both representing our school at the Auckland tournament so that is great.

Athletics day was great. All the students had fun and the activities were challenging and fun at the same time. The sun was also hiding away during athletics which was great.

By Jack

Monday, 2 September 2013

Reading then baking. As part of our reading programme this week we read about Amber baking hokey pokey biscuits and we decided to try it.

Making Hokey Pokey Biscuits

Brandon, Nganga, Mangila, Siotame, Miss Atuahiva and I went down to the kitchen in the hall to make Hokey Pokey Biscuits.

First Miss Atuahiva turned on the oven to 180 celsius on bake. Miss Atuahiva put 125 grams of butter into a glass bowl. Nganga took the bowl and put it into the sink, which had hot water in it to help melt the butter.

Once the butter had melted Nganga added four tablespoons of sugar and mixed it together. Siotame warmed four tablespoon of milk in a saucepan and then added one dessertspoon of golden syrup and one teaspoon of baking soda.

Siotame poured the milk mixture into the butter and sugar, and then added the sifted flour. Nganga mixed all the ingredients together with a spoon. We spooned some of the cookie dough onto our palms and rolled into balls. Siotame lined the baking trays, we then put the balls of cookie dough on and then flattened them with a fork. We baked the biscuits for 15 minutes and they were delicious.

By Salelei

Narrative writing about My Super Car

My Super Car

One day I bought a brand new car from the Super Car shop. It was $1000  and the man said it was a super car. I didn’t know what a super car was but it was cheap so I went along and bought it.

Then I got in it and drove the car around the shopping centre. The next day I woke up and the super car was still outside in the garage but it had changed colour. I went and ate some breakfast and checked again and the car changed colour again.

I was excited so I told my brother. In the afternoon my brother and I went to Carl’s Junior for lunch. We ate excitedly as we watched our car changed colour in the sun.

Then I told my friends and they came to have a look. That night, I went to bed early because I was tired from driving. During the night I heard a sound in the garage, then I heard the car start. When I came out I saw my super car speed past and my friend was driving it.

Narrative writing - My Super Car

One Morning my dad told me to take the rubbish out because he had to hurry to work.I walked outside still wearing my PJ’s and my eyes half closed.I touched the bin it felt yucky and slimy then I opened my eyes and  I  jumped. “Ewww”  I walked back inside but before I got inside I tripped on a  remote. It looked like a toy car remote.When i  saw it i thought it was just my little brothers remote for a car and I picked it up.

It looked a bit strange I pushed one of the buttons a little car came driving up to me I pushed another button and suddenly the little car turned into this monster truck. Then I pushed another button and turned back to its normal size I was amazed.

Next I walked inside and told my mum to come and have a look then I pushed the button to turn the toy car back to a massive monster truck my mum jumped she was so surprised.

After, when my dad came home I showed him the car he hopped in and I hopped in too. When my dad and I were inside the car, we didn’t know which button to press because there were so many. My mum told just to get out because it might be dangerous and so we did.

The next day my dad said we should take the truck out for a ride we drove to a very big field not so far away from our house. When my dad hopped in the monster car he pressed a button nothing happened then he saw an on button and he pushed it nothing happened he was so angry he said “Come on guys lets go this is a piece of junk.”I was walking very slowly and my parents told me told me to hurry up but then I said “I’ll just walk home okay?”  
“Okay” said mum.

When my parents disappeared, I went back into the truck. I looked around for  a bit and I  saw a red button I pushed the button “AHHH” the car suddenly started it was going extremely fast like 10 times the speed of a normal truck. Then the monster truck stopped at home I  hopped out and my mum and dad ran up to me i looked at them and said “What's going on?”  “You were gone for so long where were you? Everyone is worried about you” Mum said  “bu-but i was just gone for like 1 minute” “No no you weren't you were gone for days”. Then I ran to my room and I saw a magazine on the ground the front cover said “ Missing truck”. It looked exactly like the truck I had.

By Keti

Information report writing about radiation

Radiation is an energy that is  radiated or transmitted in the form of rays or waves or particles and it is the heat  transferred  by electromagnetic  waves or photons .It does not need a propagating medium.The energy transferred by radiation moves at the speed of light .The heat radiated by the sun can be exchanged. There is two types of radiation nuclear radiation and heat radiation.

Heat can be transferred through air heat or by liquids.Heat can also be a solid like lava it’s a liquid but parts of it is a solid . Heat can be transferred  from uv rays which is a type of radiation it is an ultra violet type of radiation.Radiation can be so dangerous that it could kill a human as soon as touches them or if it has been inhaled.

Last year in the tsunami which happened in Japan a highly toxic radiation cylinder exploded. Then radiation was all over the town and people were being evacuated because radiation has very bad effects on the health of people.The radiation caused by the tsunami was devastating for the Japanese people.

By Brandon

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Persuasive writing

The issue I am addressing is,Children should be able to work at the age of 8.

I disagree with the statement that children should be able to work at the age of eight. I know that children should not be able to work because if they work in the morning on school days they will feel exhausted and they won’t be able to think straight and learn anything.

Second, if they work on school days, they might not go back to school. They will just go and muck around.

Third some children are dishonest and they will steal from the  shop and won’t get into a good job when they are older.

Children at the age of eight should not be able to work because if the owner leaves them alone in the shop, the child might cause a fire or a hazard.

My point is children should not be allowed to work because they are too young to take that responsibility.

By Keti

Persuasive writing

The topic being addressed in this text is the notion that children should work for their own money from the age of 8.

I strongly agree that  children should work from the age of 8 and I will support my position with arguments in this text.

First, it would teach children self management and could also teach children to set goals. It would teach children how to save up for something that they would like.

Secondly, it would teach them how to be more responsible in life. It would teach them to manage their time by saying no to going out because they have to work.

Thirdly, children wouldn't have to miss out on school because children's parents could home school them for an hour or more.

Fourthly there might be less poverty because the children could help out with the bills and they would have money to  fall back on.

Finally, I  strongly agree with this topic. I have elaborated on why I agree with this topic and hope children will be able to work from the age of 8 to support themselves.

By Lynnex

Thursday, 27 June 2013

A Dog's Tale

A dog's tale There once was a dog named Benson. He was small, white with brown patches and a crooked little tail that could never stop wagging. His owners Wilson and Nina cared for him very much. He was very cute and valuable because he used to model for tv shows. One warm summer afternoon, They got called up for a photo shoot for their dog but when they turned around they could not hear benson or see him. He had just disappeared into thin air from the garden. “I told you my dear not to let him out of your sight” scolded Wilson. “How did I know he would disappear from the garden” cried Nina. “After all we have just put in that new fence.” They put up posters and asked their neighbours if they had seen him round for them to let them know. The couple were miserable without Benson so they stepped up and offered a reward of $2,000. they searched for a week and just gave up hope. Then aLL OF sudden they heard A BARK COMING FROM THE BACK YARD,THEY RAN OUT AND SAW BENSON he had fallen IN A SINK HOLE WHICH WAS THERE WHEN THEy moved six months ago. It was 12 meters deep and very dark, as black as coal. To benson it must have been like a giant pit from which he could never escape, but to Nina and Wilson it was the size of A BACKYARD POOL FOR KIDS. They rang for the firemen to help with the rescue. They TRIED TO PULL HIM OUT BUT HIS FOOT WAS STUCK IN A HOLE. SO THEY UNTANGLED THE VINES WHICH Were KEEPING HIS FOOT STUCK. Finally he was free they were all happy and the owners took Benson up to his photo shoot it was a success. The end BY BRANDON.

Friday, 14 June 2013

On Fenchurch street there were workers taking  houses away. This was on the news. The news said the empty houses would be taken away and new houses or apartments would be built. Lots of people will have to work hard and build it for our people on the street.

I was sad.

By Siotame

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Protesters in Fenchurch Street Unite

Last night we saw the house moving. In Fenchurch st there were many angry people protesting about houses being sold.I saw the house being moved by the contractors. the protesters were as loud as a crowd at an all blacks game.”save our homes they yelled.” “we shall not be moved they chanted”. A tv news crew channel arrived on the scene and set up for live coverage of the protest to be broadcasted on tv. Police lined up in front of the protestors and walked towards them Slowly. protesters who stood their ground were dragged by police into the paddy wagon. by Mangila

Protesting for housing in G.I

The Government have been selling houses in the suburb of Glen Innes. A house got moved last night and there were many protesters who were out in Fenchurch Street this morning. Some of them were shouting as loud as fans at an All Blacks game. The Police and TV News crew from Channel 1 and 3 were there too. So many families have been affected and I feel very sad for them. They have been promised an apartment to live in when they have to leave their houses. By Nikita