Thursday, March 27, 2014

Reading- Visualisation

Making Connections
WALT: visualise
The sink ...
This reminds me of…
Has the soft pop of fizzy
A  spider drink- ice cream and coca cola
 by Liam
When you pour a glass of soda and it pops
By Brianna
Is an ocean of bubbles
When I put too much dishwashing liquid  in the sink
by Rudolph
When my brother blows off in the bath
By Teana
Is a lake full of foam
Sleeping on a cloud
By Seyjay
Is a beach lined with foam
My dogs when they foam at the mouth when they want my toast
By Lachlan
Is a reef packed with wrecks
The Rena running aground
By Emma
Going diving with my Dad
By Caleb

Monday, March 24, 2014


We have been writing some information reports on our learning this term. Caleb was our winner last week. This is what he wrote.

Wellbeing                                                                                                       by Caleb Te Hira
Purpose: to inform
Wellbeing is about eating healthily and keeping our bodies clean. Some people think you can put junk into your body and still be healthy. Looking after your body is important because you need to have a healthy body.
Smoking is an addictive drug that millions of people smoke. Cigarettes have over 4000 chemicals that go into your body when you smoke. If people smoke often and they try to stop, they get headaches and they don’t feel 100 percent. It’s really sad if people smoke because it can give them cancer and it can kill you.

Alcohol is a liquid that does serious damage to your body but mostly to your brain. When someone drinks a glass of alcohol, wine or spirits it takes an hour for your liver to break it down. When someone drinks alcohol their brain doesn’t think as good and it does not work properly. Alcohol makes you feel dizzy, light headed and lose concentration.

When you eat, make sure you are not eating too much junk food because it is not good for your body and heart. If you eat too much junk your arteries block up and give you heart attacks. Vegetables and fruit are the best options for your body to get fibre, vitamins and carbohydrate.
Drugs can be very addictive because of what’s in them and what they are made out of. Some drugs are helpful, especially if they are medicines that a doctor has prescribed for you.

These are some of the ways you keep yourself healthy and safe. Wellbeing is about making sensible choices.

Friday, March 21, 2014


On the 20th of March the Matau team and Patu team went and played soccer with four players out of the Phoenix.
By Seyjay and Caleb. 

Rhythm Show

On the 21st of March thewent to the Rhythm Interactive show. Rhythm Interactive is a drumming show which was in the Hall. The drums were from Africa but the hosts were from Holland.
By Emma and Caleb

Down Syndrome Day

Today we wore brightly coloured socks to support Lincoln. He has Down Syndrome. Next week on Wheels Day please bring a gold coin donation to support Down Syndrome research. These are some socks we wore today.

By Brianna and Charlotte

Friday, March 14, 2014

Thank you

A very big thank you to Pak n Save for letting us visit to do some research. Also, to Tina, Seymour, Patrick, Melline, Sally and Nathan for helping to supervise. Last but not least  to Sian who ran the Food for Thought programme. 

Visit to Pak n Save

On Wednesday 12 March we visited Pak n Save to look at labeling on food packets and to read about the nutritional information. This was part of our learning with Sian Bolton, a nutritionist. What we found interesting was...
Daniel: Primo milk has lots of sugar in it
Jessica: There are more types of fruit than I knew about
Anita: White bread has more fat than brown bread
Caleb: Wonka chocolate has 56.6 grams of sugar
Manisha: crumpets = 0.1 grams of sugar
Brianna: I learnt  about a new fruit called 'Kiwano'
Emma: The heart foundation crackers have more sodium than normal crackers
Seyjay: There are no healthy muesli bars

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Food for Thought

Today we learnt about how to read food labels on cereal boxes and which sugary drinks have the most sugar in them. Once again we had some surprises.

Weetbix was the healthiest cereal!

Ihaia: Sugary drinks are bad for your teeth
Rudolph: Energy drinks are very high in sugar
Seyjay: Cocopops are not a healthy cereal 
Manaia: Energy drinks can make you drowsy as they have caffeine in them
Jessica: it is good to know what are healthy cereals and which are not
Charlotte: Now we know how to read food labels
Caleb: I didn't know that E2 is one of the most sugary drinks   

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Te Roopu Matau

Our class did a display for the Hall to symbolise the 'Matau'- a fish hook symbolises prosperity. Two responsible boys took the ladder over to the Hall and helped put our mural up.

Monday, March 3, 2014

De Bonos Hats

Today we used De Bonos thinking hats to think about what we learnt last week at Life Education.

Life Education

On Friday, we learnt about the harmful effects smoking has on your body.
4000 chemicals go into your body when you smoke!