Tuesday, November 8, 2016


Hi and welcome back to my blog. Today I am blogging about our P.E. This term for P.E we have been doing running/sprinting, relays, jumping and throwing. 

For jumping we played a game called Jumping Jenny/Jumping Jimmy. That is when there is a group of people are in a circle and one person is in the middle and they do a jumping pattern. The people on the outside have to imitate the person in the middle. When the person in the middle has finished jumping the call someones name from the outside and they come in the middle. Then you repeat that.
Here is a photo of me jumping.

For running we did start and finishes. You don't slow down to you have passed the line. After we practised handing the battern to the person in front of you. We also had a relay race at the end.
Here is a photo of me running.

For throwing we practised under arm and over arm throws. After we had practised throwing we had a little competition to see who can throw the ball longest. Here is a photo of me throwing.

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Monday, November 7, 2016

Giraffe Art

This term for art we got to chose 3 art options. We could chose out of sketching, painting or digital art. I choose painting. For painting we had to paint a giraffe. We got to chose between a realistic giraffe or a multi coloured giraffe. I choose the realistic giraffe. It was very fun to do. The most challenging part of the art would have to be painting around the edges. I think my art turned out pretty good.
Here is a photo of my finished art.

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Horses and Zebras

This week for writing we got 3 choices. I chose to write a compare and contrast essay. We had to chose 2 animals. I choose horses and zebras. It was very fun writing the essay. 
It took me a long time finding all the information. Here is the Success Criteria

  • Uses scientific vocabulary
  • Revised and edited
  • Accurate paragraphs with subheadings
  • Essay structure followed
  • No personal pronouns
  • Factual
  • Detailed ideas
  • Sentences- different lengths and beginnings

Here is my writing.

Comparing Horses and Zebras.

Well, apart from the size and stripes on zebras there are numerous amount of features the horse and zebra have in common. They also have some very unique qualities. Here is an essay all about their differences and similarities.


Horses and zebras have the same paces. They both walk, trot, canter and gallop. In their everyday life they on walk and trot but when they are being hunted or in work they do have to do much faster moving paces.

Both horses and zebras live in herds. They live in herd with a leader that take the herd to safe places and defended the herd for predators. In their herds they have a mixture of male and female horses/zebras. The leader in the herd is usually a female horse/zebra, but the one who fights to protect their herd is the male/horse/zebra.

Zebras and horses are both herbivores. That means they don’t eat any meat. They only eat grasses, leaves and any grass like things in african desserts. Horses and zebras that are tamed sometimes eat hard feed.

The Horse,
Horses have manes and tails. There mane is horse hair on their neck. There mane comes down over their neck. Horses mane can be plaited, curled and have lots of other things done to their manes. Tails are long and tidy. At the top of the horse's tail the is a bone. That bone is the end of their spine.

Unlike zebras, horses are made to be ridden. They have a wither which holds the saddle in place. The wither is at the end of the horse's neck. It’s like a little bump. Horses can do lots of stuff being ridden and on the ground. When the are being ridden the can play games, do jumping, dressage, go on hack which is going on long rides in the countryside and lots of other things. When doing ground work the get taught manners, tricks and lots of other stuff.
There are over 350 different horse breeds in the world. Horses can be found anywhere in the world. Some horses are wild and roam the countryside and some are tamed and have owners. One wild breed in New Zealand is the Kaimanawas. They run free on the countrysides of New Zealand. There are also musters to tame the Kaimanawas. Here are some breeds of horses all around the world. Welsh ponies, Thoroughbreds, Warmbloods, Shetland ponies and heaps more.

Zebras have excellent hearing. They have large rounded ears. Zebras are wild so they have great use for their hearing. They use their hearing to listen for predators so they don’t get hunted. Zebras can hear up to 1 kilometer.

They are normally found in Africa. Zebras usually live on plains. Different breeds of zebras are found in different places. Zebras can also be found in zoos all around the world. Most zebras are wild.

The zebras is not made to be ridden. They aren’t made to be ridden because they don’t have a wither. A wither is a little bump between the neck and they're back. The wither holds the saddle in place so if they don’t have a wither they can’t be ridden.


Horses and zebras have a lot in common but they also have heaps of difference.

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This week for maths we have been learning about division, %, kg, decimals, time tables, subtraction, addition and fractions. These past few days we have been learning how to put fraction into decimals and %.

Here are some of the questions.

Pippa and Hanni hosted a party.  In total 32 people attended.  They had allowed each person to get ⅗’s of a pizza.  How many pizzas will they need to buy to feed them? 20 pizzas for the party.

Tui had been saving her pocket money for 9 months.  She earned $17.50 each fortnight.  Of that amount she kept $5 for spending and banked the rest.  She wanted to know how much more she had to save if the phone she wanted to buy was $275. Tui has raised $225. She needs $50 more.

There are 127 lambs and some ewes too. Altogether there are 708 legs.  How many ewes (mother sheep) are there? So there are 508 lamb legs and 200 ewe legs and there are 50 ewes.

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

PBL Reflection

This week I am sharing my PBL reflection. PBL stands for Project Based Learning. For our PBL we had to chose something related about the Olympics to learn about. I choose Show Jumping. I made a slide all about Show Jumping. After we did our project we had to do a reflection.
Here is my reflection,

Project Topic: a slide about Show Jumping.

Photo/Screenshot of Project (insert below)
Here is a screenshot of 2 of my slides.
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Finish these starters:
  • Something I enjoyed about my project was learning more about Show Jumping    because I knew a little bit about it and wanted to learn more.

  • The most challenging thing about my project was putting the notes into interesting sentences because I wanted to make them as interesting as possible for the reader.

  • The main skill I got better at was putting my notes into sentences.  I got better at it by practicing and practicing.

  • Something interesting I learnt was there is a brick wall jump in Show Jumping and there are 10-13 jumps on a Show Jumping course.                      

  • What I would most like to change about my project would be changing my slide into a QR code of me talking about Show Jumping because it would show more multimedia. Also I would like to manage my time better so I could get my mini Show Jumping arena done.

  • I would like to do my next PBL about horses. I would learn all about the horse. Also I would like to find lots of interesting facts about horses.

Choose three learning muscles and explain how you used them during your PBL.
Noticing-I had to notice when my work didn’t make sense or when there was a spelling mistake.
Managing distractions-I had to manage my distractions when my friend were talking beside me.
Absorption-I was absorbed in my project because I really wanted to finish.

Create a Description of Your Project
This needs to have either video or audio. You can use any app you like. Include a link here. You will embed it as part of your Reflection PBL Blog Post.
Hi I’m Victoria and I’m a 10 year old girl in Rimu hub. Today I am sharing a little description about my project. We had to chose something related about the Olympics to learn about. I chose Show Jumping. I love horses and horse riding so I thought why not learn more about it. I think my project turn out quite good. I was wanting to make a mini Show Jumping arena but I didn’t get time. I am very proud of what I achieved. It took me a lot of time researching about Show Jumping, but it was worth it. In the end I ended up making a slide all about Show Jumping. I hope you liked my project.

I hope you liked my reflection.
Here is my slide

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Friday, September 16, 2016

Calendar Art!

Hi and welcome back to my blog. Today I'm sharing my calendar art. This year for my calendar I chose Mrs Carr's option the sun and moon art.
Here is a photo of my art.

Why not come down to Parkvale school and get a calendar art order form.
Parkvale school doesn't just sell calendars with our art on it, they also make Pack of Cards, Diaries, Note Pads and they also sell calendars.
Calendars are $10
            Cards $12 (pack of 8)     EACH
Diaries $15
Note Pads $12 
Here are some close ups.

These calendars won't last long so get your order in by the Friday the 23rd of September 2016. Plus they are the cheapest calendars out. So by a calendar and make someones day.

If your not convinced yet why don't come down to Parkvale school and look at the calendars yourself. Now isn't that special. 

This is a unique piece of art work that someone has put heaps of effort in.
Calendars are the perfect Christmas gift.
Each art work is different in it own way.
The calendars are for 2017.

Now check out the word art I made all about my AWESOME calendar.

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Saturday, September 10, 2016

Candy Land Continued...

Hi everyone and welcome back to my blog. Today I'm going to be sharing the rest of my quick write, Candy Land. The first part of this story is on my blog. Here is the rest of my story.

On the wall I could see a map of Dentist Castle. I grabbed it. I was in the planning room. It said the dining room was on the other side of the castle.

As I set off to find the dining room. I had to dodge lots of tooth guards. When I reached the dining room I hid under the table. I checked my watch, it was 5.00pm.

Tooth guards started to fill the seats at the table. There was one seat left at the end of the table. Suddenly the room fell silent. King Tooth Paste entered the room. Just as King Tooth Paste sat down 3 tooth chefs entered the room with huge plates of food and plonked them down on the table.

While they were waiting for dessert they started talking about how they were going to put their plan into action. King Tooth Paste said "we will meet by the tooth paste waterfall." I made my way to a spare bedroom I saw on the map. Just as I hoped into bed three tooth guards came through the door. Before I could do anything they shut the door and unzipped there costumes. Liske, Ruby and Bella had been sent to Candy Land and then to Dentist Land to help me save Candy Land. They threw me a white tooth costume. "You might need this" Ruby said.

In the morning we woke at 5.00am and ate some chocolate. At 6.00am the sun was rising, so we put our tooth costumes on and went to the tooth paste waterfall. King tooth Paste stayed back at the castle because he had a really bad toothache.

We started to walk down the hill when all the tooth guards stopped. One of the tooth guards said "do we have to go through the woods". Liske quickly said" yes that's the only way, but we will have to stay together or else the happy garden gnomes might get us". "AH! not the garden gnomes" all the tooth guards screamed. Suddenly Bella jumped in-front of all the guards and said "why don't we forget about taking over Candy Land". The tooth guards argued "we have to because King Tooth Paste said to". I said "do you only do what King Tooth Paste tells you to do?" They all said "yes" quietly. "Why don't you ever leave Dentist Land and come to Candy Land" said Ruby. One tooth guard answered "we didn't know if we would be welcome in Candy Land. I said "why don't you come to Candy Land with us". Bella Ruby Liske and I unzipped our white tooth costumes. "Okay" said all the tooth guards happily. 

When we got to Candy Land Queen Sugar screamed "AH, tooth guards". "Don't worry Queen Sugar, they have something to say to you" I said. One tooth guard stepped forward and said "Queen Sugar we would like it if you let us stay in Candy Land". "Of course you can" replied Queen Sugar. From that day forward the tooth guards lived happily in Candy Land.

The End.
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