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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