Monday, 9 December 2013


We were learning how to build some shapes with some plasticine and ice block sticks. Here are two of my shapes that I made with Amy. There is a picture of the data at the bottom of the post.

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Hands on Homework Task

This is our hands on homework task that we had to do. We had to draw Andy Warholes Art. Here is mine hope you like it.

Wednesday, 20 November 2013


Here is my Educreations that I did with Amy. We are showing you the split strategy. I hope you like it.

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Hands on Homework Task

Here is my homework task that we had to do. We had to make a procedure. Hope you like it.

Friday, 15 November 2013


This was a reading task that we had to do. I did with Georgia. Hope you like it.

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Hands on Homework Task

This is my hands on homework task that I did. I had to make a poem on educreations. I hope you like it.

Wednesday, 16 October 2013


Today Aye, Hannah and I did some maths on a puppet pal. Hope you enjoy it.

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Character Description

We are learning  how to write a character description using similes.
 how to write a character description using similes.


His hair is black and bristly just like on a hair brush. His eyes sparkle like fire fly fluttering around. His nose twitches side to side every time I look at him. His cheeks have bristly hair that flatten out when he is calm. His skin is rough.

He likes to wear baggy t-shirts and shorts. He has pockets full of weird kind of ripped to bit torned to bit paper. He has sandals that looked old and recked.

He is loving and caring to all people. But can sometimes get grumpy and wild like a war. "I wish he would not get grumpy". He is also very kind when I come home from school. Dad gets up in front of the whole school and sings count on me. "I do not think he is a very vood singer".
When some of his friends come over he always offers them a cup of tea or something. Also he has some to.

He loves sport. His favourite sport is cricket. He loves being by the fire in the library reading a book near night time. Because we have not used the library much. He has a sleep in practically every morning and day. He keeps his books neatly put in place in the library. He likes sitting comfortly on his chair by the tv. He likes his comfy warm bed. He likes going in the car with the tent in the back and he loves camping so he has a huge smile on his face. He loves staying somewhere different for once.

When he walks into the room the room lights up a whole lot more than before. My dad does not want a different house. He likes our small warm house. He thinks if the house is smaller than it is warmer. I secretly think the same but I do not say it because I want a bigger house because it is upstairs and I like upstairs.

When he goes on a holiday he takes his big suitcase. That I can not carry. But I have to say he is strong. He is cheerful and happy at times. But I love my dad no matter what.

By Rosalind

Plurals Haiku Deck

We are learning how to spell words containing plurals.

Monday, 23 September 2013

R5 Dance

We learning a variety of new dance moves and how to dance in time with
the music.

Wednesday, 18 September 2013


We are learning about rules in maths. Here is my example of what I learnt about maths. Hope you enjoy.


Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Twitter Art

 We are learning about Kidsedchatnz and how the different twitter
symbols work.

We made some art for our calendar. We went on the computer pulled up pages and got a text box and and filled it in any colour you liked. Then I wrote all these words about twitter and #kidsedchatnz. That is our hashtag for twitter. Then Stephen our teacher checked it and you could print it out when it was done. Then Stephen gave you a cut out twitter bird and you coloured it in light blue. Then you had to draw these pictures about twitter and colour in them any colour you want. Then you glue them on when Stephen has checked the pictures. Stephen takes the piece of black paper and he sticks your artwork on. Then you are done.

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Live Below The Line

Grace and I will be living below the line from 23-27 September.  Listen to our video where we tell you all about what we will be doing and why.

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Showing Integrity

We are learning the meaning of Integrity and how to use Strip

Here is a strip design that Hannah and I made about integrity. Check it out!!

Tuesday, 3 September 2013


Today we were doing alegebra this Is the alegebra pattern that me and Serena made. 

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Fractions Haiku Deck

This is my Haiku Deck that I made with Hannah and Sophie about fractions. Hope you enjoy the Haiku Deck.

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Word Problems

In maths we have been learning about word problems and doing them. Hope you Enjoy this word problem solved by me and Abigail.

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Homework Task

In class we have been learning how to juggle. Stephen said we had to video our juggling here is what my juggling looks like. Hope you ENJOY!!!

Thursday, 1 August 2013


In maths we have been learning how to do fractions. A fraction is a part of a whole. Here is a little movie to show you that I know my fractions.

Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Homework Task

Our homework task this week is to make an emergency kit. Here is mine.


In reading we have been learning about inferring. Here is a haiku deck I made.

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Being nice in sports games

Here is a movie to show you how parents should act when they are at a sports game. Hope you like it.

Bar Chart

Here is a Bar chart we have been learning about them in maths. Hope you like it.

                          R5's favourite Birds



Here is me reading a book on educreations. ENJOY!!!

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Homework Task

Here is my homework task that I did. Hope you like it.

Monday, 8 July 2013

Production Writing

I tiptoed onto the rough carpet. I was very excited. I could not wait. I galloped up stairs to get the flash uniform for kapa haka. I got changed into it. I also got my eyeliner on. I said to Hannah "I hate makeup".

Then I got my ukulele. The colour of it was light white. I felt very apprehensive. After the people doing the first show was off. The ukulele went on. My face went fiery red.
We were going to play Twist again, Hand Jive and lots more. I had a big clown smile on my face. My knees were knobbling like mad. When the ukulele was finished.

The kapa haka was on. I walked nervously onto the stage. I looked at all the people. I was in the front row. When that was finished. I went off stage. I only had two more performances left.

Then another class came on stage. I sprinted up the wonky stairs to the changing rooms to get my costume on. There were boys in there so I went to change in the toilets with Serena. She went in the shower and closed the curtain. I went out side the shower so she would not see me. She locked the door. When she had finished. She unlocked the door. But the door was locked. We could not get out. WE WERE STUCK!!! Finally we worked out how to open the door. It was a relief. I sprinted upstairs like a crazy chicken to dressing room 6. I was getting my shiny new tray ready for our dance. I could not find my green cup but that was okay. Because I did not think that anyone would see it and they did not.

The crowd was very captivated in our dance. I had a funny feeling in my brain that something was going to go wrong. After the dance. I felt happy that I did it. Now I only had one dance to go. It was the whole school dance. When Stephen showed us the super video. I was amazed to see everyone doing quite a good job. It was awesome.

The teachers dance was on. I thought they rocked the whole stage to bits. They were fabulace. Stephen was wearing a long orange dress with blue high heels. Stephen said "I can not dance in these shoes". Other teachers were wearing weird and yucky clothes. I tried to laugh but I gulped. It felt like a whole lot of worms had just whooshed out of my mouth. I was really nervous about the whole thing. The teachers went off stage and stood behind us. The song that the whole school was doing was take it easy. We did it. It was like the whole school had just done a fashion show! After that we had to find our parents and go home.

I was pleased with myself. I think I did great. The costumes were nice and I think they looked best on Georgia and Amy. I think that our dance was the best. I absouloutly loved production. It was so hot at the theatre that it felt like someone was plastering me down into a fire. When I got home. I got my PJ's on and dragged myself to bed. But as I closed my eyes. I thought to myself. Another old ordinary day at school tomorrow.

By Rosalind

Friday, 5 July 2013

Maori Haiku Deck

This is my haiku deck. Hope you like it.

Basic Facts

My first score in Basic Facts was 83 and my last one was 89. These are the basic facts strategies I have been using in class.

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Homework Task

Here is my homework task that I did with Georgia, Grace and I. Hope you like it.

Monday, 1 July 2013

Production Reflection

This is a puppet pal that I made about production with Hannah. Hope you like it!!!

Cups Song

Here is a cups song that we did with a student teacher called Olivia. ENJOY!!!


Here is the Cereal ad that we made. Hope you like it.

Reading Time

WALT: To read with fluency and expression

SUCCESS CRITERIA: To be successful we need to...

- Read at a steady pace, not too fast and not to slow

- Read each sentence with accuracy, not making too many mistakes

- Use good phrasing, paying attention to punctuation and sentence structure
- Change my voice to show feeling or to sound like different characters

SELF ASSESSMENT: Did you achieve the WALT? Explain why?
I think I changed my voice well to sound like the characters in the book. I think I used good punctuation.

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Area and Perimeter

 WALT: To find the perimeter and area of a shape. In our class we have been learning about measurement. Area is the distance inside the shape. Perimeter is the distance around the shape. The area of the square was 50,000m. The perimeter around the outside of the shape is 900m.

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Homework Task

Our homework task was to measure the perimeter of our bedroom. Length + Length + Width + Width = perimeter 8 29/32 + 8 29/32 + 7 15/16 + 7 15/16 = 33 11/16 units. I got a peice of string and measured the length of the room and multiplied it by 2 and then measured the width and multiplied it by 2 and added them together.


Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Thursday, 30 May 2013

Obstacle Course

Here is my obstacle course that I made. It was our homework task. Hope you like it.

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Cross Country Reflection

 BEFORE THE RACE We were coming out of the class to line up. When we got onto the felid we stood on the deck by Room 12 and 11. I was thinking about how fast I was going to go.
DURING THE RACES The year 6's went first and they did a warm up to get ready for the race. I was not as nervous because my race was not near yet. When they finished the warm up. Nick blew the horn and they were off. I was watching them and this girl was by far in the front. She was really speedy. I was eating my crackers because I was really hungry. When they came onto the felid again the girl was in front again. She was coming into the finish line. No one was behind her. When the year 6 race was finished. The year 6 boys raced each other. They were really fast as well as the year 6 girls. Then it was the year 5 girls and boys.

After that it was time for when my race was going to start  I was really nervous now. But it really helped me to have a warm up. Then it was time for our race too begin. The horn went and I ran as fast as I could and then slowed down on this big long street. I was really puffed out but I was coming 6th. I had butterflies in my tummy and I had the stitch.
As soon as I turned the corner I pasted the person in front of me. I was coming 5th which was really good. I was back at Russell Street and I was running to the finish line the girl who was in front of me was going past me but I just sped up in front. I came 5th.

AFTER THE RACES I felt happy with myself even though I did not achieve anything. My mum was there and she was very happy with me. I was really hot as well my face was red.

By Rosalind


Friday, 24 May 2013

Drink Bottle

Here is my Drnk Bottle. I have a learning intention to go with it. Hope you like it.

Wednesday, 22 May 2013


I hope you like this Quiz Revolution That I made with Sophie.

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Book Talsies Project

WALT: Encourage other students at our school to read different books in our library.

What do we plan to do? I plan to do a poster.

We chose this because it is a good way to let people know so you can put them round the school.

Our outcome? I have not finished it and I am still working  on the outcome.

How we did? I thought I did great and I liked my drawing that I did.

Recommendations for next time?  Do not talk and muck around and get it done.

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

My Lunch

I have 2 biscuits which is at the top of the pyramid. I have a bun and that is at the bottom it is really healthy. I have a mandarin that is part of the vegetable group and the fruit group. I have an apple and that is also in the fruit and vegetable group.

I have 2 biscuits and a bun. I have also got an apple and a mandarin.

Friday, 10 May 2013

Haiku Deck about my Mum

This is a Haiku Deck about my mum. Hope you like it.

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Goal Post

This is my Goal post that I am going to share with you. Hope you like it.

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

My Maths

Here is my maths that I am going to share with you.

Monday, 6 May 2013


I went to Georgia's to the roller skating disco and we had fish and chips for dinner
We went to Raglan for the holidays
Emily and I made a boat out of cardboard
We were working on Emily's rainforest party
I went to Hannah's house for a play

We had to do 10 bike rides round the block (it was tireing)
We had to practice the cross country
We did not get to go to Georgia's party
I did not behave a lot of the time
We had to make heaps of ants (for Emily's rainforest party)

I found a blue shell at the beach (in Raglan)
I had fish and chips (for dinner)
I went to Georgia's for a spa
I went boogie boarding
Caitlin went surfing

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Mari Reflection

What did you most enjoy about the Marae?  Playing the game ke o rahe and going on the big walk.

What are you most proud of yourself from the Marae stay? I am proud of myself because I worked hard to work out how to do the sketching.

What activite  did you find most challenging and why? I found ke o raha the most challenging because I did not know what team was doing what.

What did you learn about the Marae culture and customs? I learnt that you had to do a karakea before you eat.


In Writing this term I have learnt.... to write a recount

The example I am going to share with you is.... My swimming sports recount

Swimming Sports

On Thursday Russell Street School went to the Lido. We were going to swim there and have some races. There were some widths races and length races. I did all the length races. You could do backstroke, freestyle and breaststroke. In the width races you can do noodle races and flutter board races. I did not do any of the width races. 

I arrived at school quite early and when the bell rang I went straight to the mat. Stephen called out the roll and said the yellow book notices. Then we went to the bus and hopped on and it was not a long ride. When we got there I hopped off the bus and made a line in front of Stephen.

Then when everybody was in the line we started walking into the doors of the Lido. We went straight to the pool. We got into our places where we were going to sit.

The width races started and I was cheering for the girls in my class but mostly I was talking rather than cheering. My friend Olivia won a width race. It was the flutter board race. I thought she did really well. 

After that it was the length races but our year group was not up first. The year 6 boys and girls went first and then it was the year 5 boys and girls. When it was our turn the year 4’s and 3’s jumped up and walked quietly to the starting line. 

David said, “On your marks, get set...” I jumped into the pool and got ready. We were doing freestyle. I can not dive because when I look down so far I think I am about to belly flop. Then he said, “Go!" I was not far behind when Georgia T, my friend, came speeding up. 

Unfortunately I came second to last. I think I am a very bad swimmer.

After we did the freestyle and then we were going to do the backstroke. The year 6’s went first. I watched the year 6’s and they were really fast. When they started they were like snakes wriggling through the water. When they finished the year 5’s went and they were more like dolphins.

After that it was the year 4’s turn, which was my year group. We were doing backstroke like the other kids did. I think I would have not looked fast at all but when David said, “On your marks, get set, go” I raced forward and touched the end with one hand. You are not supposed to touch the wall with one hand. You have to touch the wall with two hands at the same time when you’re on your back. So I came 4th. I would’ve went in the finals if I had touched the wall with two hands on my back. James did not tell us that before we were doing the actual thing. 

After that the school was doing breaststroke. I am very bad at breaststroke. That’s why I thought I was going to come last. When all of the other big kids had done it was the year 4’s turn. I went up to the starting line behind the diving place and I jumped in the pool. Then I got really nervous. Then he said, “Go.” I leaped off the wall and landed right under the water. I love breaststroke but I am bad at it. I was coming second to last like last time. When I got to the wall I was not happy but I was happy that I tried. 

When that was finished it came to the finals. My friend Georgia and Bella were in the finals because they are really good athletes. I watched all of the finals. I was not nervous anymore. Then there was a teacher race. Sha, James, Nick and Ebony did it. It was really cool.

After the finals we got dressed. We got dressed and lined up behind our teacher to make a line. 
When everyone got back Ebony’s class went first. We were going to the Esplanade to have something to eat. Then our class went I was hungry and thirsty but I did not have a drink bottle, but I had some food. 

When we arrived I ate my food and went off to play with my friends. First we went on the trampoline but we hopped off because some other people wanted to go on it. Then finally we went on the flying fox, I have never been on it. So I was scared. I watched Grace, Georgia and Bella go on it.

After playing on the flying fox the big horn went so we had to go back. When I arrived back where I was sitting I collected up my stuff. 

I got on the bus and when we got to school I said, “I had a great time at swimming sports and I would like to do it again.” I felt happy that I tried.

By Rosalind

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

I'm on top of the world

This is a music video that some people in our class, named Bella, Ana and Hannah. They worked hard using different angels and tried new things. Here it is.

Puppet Pal Reflection

Georgia, Grace and I did this puppet pal reflection about class. Here it is.

Bird Art

On Monday our class did some art with a reliever called Craylon. Here is mine.

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Homework Task

This is the homework task that we had to do at school here is mine. Hope you like it.

Friday, 5 April 2013

What Reflection

What: Cups song with Olivia, Catch me if you can, swimming sports, Learning how to write a recount, Maths dice of death game, In reading were are learning to skim and scan, We have been learning some maths.

So What: The circles in maths have been learning the split strategy, Rona and the Moon art, Basic Facts, How to use the I pad, Hard spelling words.

Now What: I want to learn about how your body works, I want to move up to the squares, I want to learn about animals.

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Hands on Homework

For hands on homework we had to do some baking. Here it is.

Monday, 25 March 2013

Maths Quiz

WALT: Use Quiz revolution to show our maths learning.

Hands on Homework

Our homework task was to create a boat. I made the sail with bambo. And for the tying I did some lashing. I put a plastic bag over the sail so that the wind could blow it. For the bottom of the boat I used two bottles for the bottom of the surface. I made a pirate flag. Then I was finished I had made a pirate boat. I also added a thin bit underneath so that it would make the boat go straight. Tomorrow it was going to be Friday. We were going to have a boat race at the end of the day.
When it was the end of the day I did not think my would come in the top three. But when I raced it, It came second. I was very happy. Out of the motors Vincent in our class came first.

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Hands on Homework

Our homework task is to create an avatar. Here is mine.


This is my maths that I learnt in class with my friend Sophie.

Monday, 11 March 2013

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Book Cover

We are learning to design a book cover

To be successful we need to....

Use block lettering for the title

Include a title, picture, author, spine and blurb

Shade our cover all one way

Write a blurb using the correct format

Make sure our writing is easy to read

Add detail to our pictures

Friday, 1 March 2013

The Riddle of the Seaplanes

This is a book trailer that Ana and I made about a book called the Riddle of the Seaplanes.

Hope you like it.

Puppet Pal Reflection

In school Me Grace and Georgia made this puppet pal reflection about this year.

Here it is.

Wednesday, 27 February 2013


Today it was the triathlon.  I was really nervous when I got to school. I put my bag up and went outside I was already in my togs and I only had my pants on. When the bell rang I sat on the mat and we did the roll. After that we went out onto the feild and I sat down in my year group and the first race began. The year 3 girls were racing I cheered for Emily my sisters friend called Tabitha. She was really fast at the start. But I did not know what place she came because I did not see her when she came through the finish line. Then after about 10 minutes it was the year 3 boys turn to race. When they started the race I was not really cheering because I was talking to my friends.

When the boys finished it was my turn to race I was really scared because my to friends Bella and Georgia are really fast and I was scared that they were going to beat me. When we came to the starting line Stephen my teacher did warm ups with us. When we had finished doing the warm ups he said READY STEADY GO!!! I leaped of the starting line and started to run onto the street I was coming 5th by then and I was at the pool part it was only a short swim though then I hopped out and jumped on my bike then I was off. I was finally past Georgia and I was coming 4th. We had to bike around the field when I was finished biking I ran to the finish line I came third. Last year I came 5th so I did a better job this year.

Monday, 25 February 2013

Emma's Party

In the weekend after school I went to my friends party. Her name is Emma. We were having a sleepover.

When I got there Emma carried my stuff into her room. After that we played with her moshlings she has 103. All the people were at the party by now and we were eating salt and vinegar chips. They are my favourite chips. When her cousins got there we were getting ready to go skating Georgia T has her own skates so she brought them. When we got in the car I sat by Sha in the front.

When we got there I said I wanted size 3 skates I put them on and waited for Emma. When she was ready we went onto the rink where we were going to skate I fell over a few times but it did not really hurt after a bit of a skate around this man said that we were going to play a game first he told the instructions and we played the girls won. I got two prizes and I got a yo yo and a spiky green ball.
After we stopped skating I said I was hungry and I got a chocolate bar and some mentos It was delicious.

When we got back home we played in her room. After we had pizza for dinner we went to bed and talked and talked until we got to sleep.

In the morning we woke up and stayed in bed for a while. Then finally we got up and we had pancakes for breakfast. Grace, Georgia, Lili and I packed our bags ready to go home but before that Sha got a bag full of sunglasses and I got black and red ones like Jadien Emma's cute little brother.
Sha took a photo of us with them on and we walked home.

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Blogging Guidelines

Capital letters in titles
Write in full sentences
Check spelling especially if it has a red line under it. Don’t forget full stops and capitals
Punctuation goes directly after the last letter
Break your writing up by using paragraphs
Read your work back to make sure it makes sense Add a label to your post
Must add a picture or video to each post
One space between words
No big gaps in your posts
Always post sensible things

Friday, 15 February 2013

Holiday Sunglasses

We are learning to create a piece of art about our holidays
To be successful we need to:
Draw 2 pictures about our holidays using Kidpix or our drawing skills Our pictures need to be shaded all one way
We need to include as much detail as possible 

Wednesday, 13 February 2013


In class our maths group the circles are working on place value. This is my example.

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Treaty Poster

We are learning to create a set of rules/guidelines for our class and comic life app
To be successful we need to:
Have a title
Include all the rules we have agreed upon Must be easy to read
Include a picture 

Friday, 8 February 2013

Welcome to my blog

Hi this is my blog and I am going to share my learning with you. I am from Russell street school.