Category: Ako | Learn

Under the sea -Step it up

Today I have started the second step it up challenge of Under the sea.  I had to make a fish robot that you can use anything to make. So, I made my fish robot that can clean the ocean because I want my robot to make every ocean a healthy ocean as we don’t want our oceans to be polluted.

Here is a picture of my robot that I made.

Taster week activities

On Tuesday Room 6 had to register to the summer learning journey and then we had to do the first activity.  We had to make our own superhero with google drawing, kleki or Crayon but I chose kleki. I had to search up of what superhero I wanted to trace and colour it in.

here is my superhero whose name is called hero boy 


Real or photo shot

Today we were learning to observe  pictures to decide whether they are real or a photo shot like this one up here.

This photo was interesting because this turtle had long legs at the back. and also turtles can not jump that high.

and the really interesting thing that got my attention was the turtle that was catching a Frisbee like a dog



Our visit to stone cottage

Yesterday, room 6 children went to visit the cottage opposite St Patrick’s School at 10.00 sharp.  When we got to the cottage there were two people there, Terry and Patrick who were going to show us  around the cottage. 

The first room in the cottage was the living room or the parlour which is what it was called a long time ago. Terry said that visitors would come to that room. The men liked to drink their tea in that room and we saw old pictures of the old streets of Panmure on the walls.

After that we went to the bedroom where the parents used to sleep, and then Terry said that there was a potty that the people used as a toilet. Then Terry showed us some clothes that the women used to wear which were pantaloons or undies! We also saw old dolls which were about 100yrs old.

Later we went to the kitchen where the mum used to cook the food. They also planted sweet potatoes or kumara in the backyard. We also saw a frame with a lot of men in the photo with  mustaches surrounded by lots of fragile plates and cups.

Then Patrick showed us what the kids used to play with.       They were called stilts. Stilts where what kids try to stand on in the olden days and they looked like they were really fun. Then  after that  Patrick led us upstairs to two more rooms, one with artifacts in it and the other a bedroom for the children.

I really enjoyed our outing across the road because there were so many old items to look at that I have never heard on or even seen before. It was great.






The Story About How Matariki Started

Papatuanuku and Ranginui were surrounded in darkness crouched together with their children between them.

They were annoyed and irritated with living this way and they began to wonder  what could be done. Tumatauenga, the god of war suggested to beat their parents to death however tane mahuta wanted to separate Ranginui  to the sky and Papatuanuku to the earth. Tane prepared himself by lying flat on his back. He stretched his legs above forcing his father up into the sky to stay there forever. When their parents were separated they saw a glimmer of light appear and in no time the world was visible.

Tawhirimatea the god of wind was angry and he pulled out his eyes as a symbol of his love and hurt throwing them into the milky way above. To this day Tawhirimatea the blind and unseeing god, moves around New Zealand blowing his anger wherever he moves.

This is my Matariki star I wove using wool and a circular piece of cardboard.and  It was so fun.

Characterisation of Fingerbone Bill


I am old. I am wise and I am an investigator of nature. My body is old and wiry and I brush my teeth daily. I am knowledgeable too. I have a jolly black face, which is wrinkled, and unfortunately I can’t see properly anymore. I love Stormboy as my own son. I am black. I am reliable and not dependent on other people.

I am………………………………………  Fingerbone Bill

what does your digital footprint say about you?

Today Mrs Grant showed us how to make an informed guess 
by reading on someone else's blog online. everyone can see this information 
and to share with integrity and we all have to make kind,positive,andhelpful comments 
online.Only share content your whanau will be proud of.