Thursday, November 29, 2012

Typing Test Term 4

This is my end of year highscore. At the beginning of the year, I got a score of 28 but now, I am typing nearly 50 more words! I can't believe it. Hopefully by next year when we start school again, I will typing 80. Check it out!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The Lego Story

In 1932 in Billund, Swaziland, there lived a man named Oli. He was a carpenter and he had 4 sons and a wife. Sadly, his wife died but he wanted to carry on being a carpenter and provide food for his sons.

He started off making wooden toys that move. He became successful and people started buying things. Sadly one night, there was a very bad storm and the factory got caught on fire. Oli got some men to build a new factory.

Soon, Oli decided that the toys needed a name. He thought that it should be a short word. He found the word Leg Godt which meant play well. He decided to call the business Lego. Since he was alive in the early 1990’s, he didn’t have plastic pieces to start off with, they were wooden. Oli found a machine that breaks plastic.

Lego was a great success but once a man said to Godfrey that Lego toys had no system.
When Godfrey mentioned that to his father, he thought that it was a great idea so they started making small bricks that children could make things with.

Soon, Oli died and Godfrey was left to run the business, but he still kept on going even when the factory burnt down again. Godfrey kept on going and his ideas grew and grew and grew. He had his own airport in 3 years and after that, he got an idea that he was going to build an amusement park called Lego Land.

The Lego Company turned out to be a great success. Lego is still going and it is getting better everyday. We all hope that Oli is proud. The thing that I really like about the story was that Oli and Godfrey never gave up even when it seemed like it couldn’t get any worse.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Cricket Recount

In Term 4 for 4 weeks, Coach Sid came to our school to teach us kids about Cricket. He taught us how to catch the ball properly, how to hit the ball properly and how to play in a team. We learnt a lot but we still have a long way to go if we want to be professional cricket players. We went every Tuesday and we practised in the courts and on the field.

In the first lesson, we learnt how to catch the ball properly. To catch the ball properly, you put your 2 pinkies together and then spread your fingers out. Once you have done that, you put up your hands and wait until the ball is in your hands. Once it is in your hands, close your hands to make sure that you have the ball safe. You also have to follow the ball so that the ball does land in your hands.

In the 2nd lesson, we practised catching and throwing the ball. We each got a partner and stood opposite our partner. My partner was Folauhola. First we just threw the ball at each other, then we started to do different throws like only throwing with our left hand and only catching with our left hand. There were other things like that too. At the end, we went onto the field and we played a game of cricket.

We didn’t have the 3rd lesson because it was rainy and when we were supposed to have the rain day cricket, Sid had to go somewhere out of school.

On the 4th lesson, we did relays, we also played rounders and we played a game of cricket on the field. It was Coach Sid’s last time with us so he talked to us at the end for a bit before we made our way back to class.

I really enjoyed cricket and I learnt lots. I really want Coach Sid to come back and teach us some more because it was heaps of fun. My favourite part of Cricket that we] did in Cricket was when we played rounders.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

St Patrick Presentation

The past few weeks, I have been working on this Presentation. I have found facts about him and there are also pictures of him. I hope you enjoy it and learn something about St Patrick!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

My Favourite Food Rap

Mac & Cheese

I say, please oh please,
Can I have Mac & Cheese.

It’s my favourite food, 
And I’m not being rude.

It’s really hot,
cause it’s from a pot.

I stop reading books,
so I can thank the cooks.

It’s the food I like,
and I eat it at night.

I won’t eat peas
so give me Mac & Cheese!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Manaiakalani Film Festival 2012

Today, the whole school went to the Manaiakalani Film Festival. There we watched short films made by school kids and their teachers. The films were held at Hoyts Cinemas at Sylvia Park so we had to catch the bus to get there.

First we got onto the bus at 10.00am. We got to Sylvia Park and 10.15am and waited until we were allowed inside. On the way in, I saw my Aunty who was helping with the Film Festival and was going to be there all day.

We were lucky because we were allowed to sit on the luxury chairs at the back. When the lights went out, everyone went, “Wow!” After that, Mr Coakley introduced the show and then it started. Our class was first and we screamed with excitement and encouragement to our presenters, Rachel and Sonya.

There were 5 other schools in the theatre with us. They were Glenbrae, Glen Innes, Tamaki Intermediate and Somerville. Glenbrae’s movies were all maori movies. Tamaki Intermediate were a mix of things. I can’t remember the others though.

After the Film Festival, we walked out together and saw Pt England waiting for their turn to go into the theatre for themselves. We kept on walking until we got to the bus where the bus driver was waiting for us.

Once we were all on the bus we all sat down and rested until we were back to school. I enjoyed the Film Festival this year, but I was really tired afterwards.

That night, I went to the night session where I saw other movies that I hadn’t seen in the day session. I really enjoyed the night session and I liked it better because I saw more movies and I was with my family and friends.

My favourite movie in the day session was Happy by Room 7 at our school. I liked it because it was unique to the others and no one else had done what they did. My favourite movie from the night session was The Test by Room 18 at Pt England School. I liked it because it was really funny and nobody had done anything like it before.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The Life Education Van

 This week, the Life Education Van visited St Pius X Catholic School. Harold and Lynn are in the Life Education Van. Room 3 went on Monday and Tuesday.

 On the first day, Lynn told us about the things that our body needs to stay healthy. We need food, water, exercise, love, sleep and washes. She also told us about the Food Pyramid and what foods we need to eat to keep healthy. Harold had made us a puzzle that turned out to be the Food Pyramid. Harold told us about the 3 sources of Food. The sources are food from animals, food from the ground and different kinds of ingredients. 

Also, Harold had told us that he had been standing on Miss G's car with his new telescope and that he had seen an alien. Lynn didn't believe him but it turned out that he had seen one. Brain told the alien about food which also helped us with our learning.

On the second day, we looked at the human body and how the food goes down it. First, it goes into the mouth and the mouth is made up of 3 bits: teeth, tongue and saliva. Secondly, it goes down a long tube named oesophagus. Thirdly, it goes to the stomach, then it goes to into a long tube named the small intestines where it breaks up into small pieces. If the food is good, it goes to the blood, but if it isn't good, it goes into the toilet.

I had a great time at the Life Education Van and I learnt heaps.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Maths Book

The past few weeks, Tokilupe and I have been working on a book on Toondoo. We have made a maths book with maths stories and pictures equations in it. We hope that you like it:-)

Friday, November 9, 2012


To be a good Sportsman, you should always participate in the game and never break any of the rules. You also will need to be honest and not sulk because when you sulk, you make the game bad for everyone.

To make the games better, you should always be supportive to your team and the other team, and don't fight at any time in the game. The thing that will make you a good sportsman is if you are kind and friendly to your team mates and the other team. 

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Healthy Lunchbox

Today, in class, Miss G told us about Healthy Lunch-boxes. In a Healthy Lunch-box, you should have protein, body good stuff (things that are good for your body) and a little treat. I drew a picture of what a healthy lunch-box should have in it I hope you like the picture!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Duffy Show

Today, Duffy Theatre came to our school and performed ‘Duffy and The Best Book in the World’. It was very funny and the whole school enjoyed it. The story was day Duffy finds this book and the book tells him her story and Duffy goes on lots of adventures with the book and he learns how the book had changed some people’s lives.

My favourite part was when Duffy’s little brother Scruffy wanted Duffy to come outside and play rugby with him but Duffy wouldn’t so one time Scruffy came out and said that Wiri Pepu was here but he wasn’t and he meant the All Black Piri Wipu.

I really enjoyed the Duffy Show because I think that it was one of the best shows since I’ve been at St Pius X Catholic School.

Friday, November 2, 2012