Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Ka Mate Haka

Room 18 KAMATE HAKA from SchoolTV on Vimeo.

This year we have been learning about various haka and the origins and stories that these haka tell. In Term 3 Whaea Raewyn taught us about the All Blacks famous Ka Mate haka which tells the story of Te Rauparaha who was a mighty warrior chief from the central North Island of New Zealand.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The Origin of Myths, Legends and Fables

This term we have been learning about Myths, Legends and Fables and this week we have been investigating where these stories originated. 

We  have re crafted buildings that were built in the times the stories were written in Minecraft, and then added a voiceover that explains where the Myths, Legends and Fables originated, information about the building and finally comparisons of life then and now.

Minecraft Tours Iisa - The Reichstag from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

Parthenon - Faaiua's Minecraft Reconstruction from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

Jordan Minecraft from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

A selection of Animated Movies Retelling Fables and Fairytales

Jack & The Golden Humpty from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

Collin Story from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

Ariana little three pigs and little red from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

Pohutukawa Reading Groups Retelling of Hansel and Gretel

Pohutakawas Fairytale DLO from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing by Stevenson

Click On This Link And It Will Take You To My Audio Boo About the wolf in sheep's clothing. The Wolf In Sheep's Clothing

Once upon a time on a cold snowy hillside there was an evil hungry wolf wandering around looking for food. The wolf came past a farm where a kind caring shepherd was patting his sheep. He referred to them all by their names. When the wolf looked at the sheep they were nothing but lamb chops.

Suddenly he left. While walking past tree after tree he found a sheep skin under one of them. He thought of an evil plan. His evil plan was to disguise himself and eat the sheep one by one. The evil wolf’s tummy rumbled as he had no doubt that he would eat all of the sheep.

After disguising himself he went and joined the sheep at the farm. He walked around the paddock just like the sheep, grazed like the sheep and talked like a sheep. Then the sun slowly started to set.

That’s when the wolf tried to make his move but failed. When he was just about to eat one of the sheep the shepherd came in to chose the thinnest sheep of them all to eat for dinner. He chose and killed the wolf. After killing the wolf, that had not been a sheep, the shepherd took it home for his wife to roast.

‘’They had a surprise when they put it on the table that it had not been a sheep it was a wolf.


Don’t pretend to be something you are not.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Thursday, June 20, 2013

How many Red and Yellow Counters in a Bag?

Today we have been trying to find out how many red and yellow counters are in a bag. We knew there were 5 in there but not how many of each. So we recorded what our teacher was pulling out of the bag each time. We did 50 draws and recorded our results.

This is the pie chart of our results from the 50 draws. We predicted that there were 3 yellow and 2 red counters in the bag and we were 70% certain. We were correct.