Wednesday, June 20, 2018


This week room 4 has been learning about matiriki. We chose this month because it is the start of matiriki. 

106 Halsey Drive
Lynfield 1024
Tamaki Makaurau

Raapa Tekau ma toru Pipiri

Dear Miss Arden,

Kia ora my name is Naiyah Smith and I am a year five student at Halsey Drive School. This week we have been learning about Matariki. Matariki is
an important  part of Maori life so it should be given a chance to become a public holiday, because the Maori needs a part

Everybody should know that it is imported to acknowledge New Zealand’s bicultural history. Everybody should keep the culture alive. Future generations are up to the children to keep the Maori traditions alive. The Maori culture is unique  and really special to New Zealand. Therefore, it is our responsibility to teach people about the stories, language and history of matariki.

Everyone knows that families are busy and they should have more time to spend together. In fact there are 9 holiday but only four of them people don't work really the is only 4 true holidays. Also it will attract tourists and public events will bring communities together.

What did I do Learn?

W.A.L.T: use persuasive language.
Facts and statics
What did I like?

Planning template

What would I do differently next time?

Use more descriptive language

Monday, May 7, 2018

Why Do Chameleons Change Colour?

Did you know that there is a lizard that can change colours like red, orange, yellow, green, blue, pink and turquoise.Well if you do then you would know that is a Chameleon.Chameleons are also found in Africa, Europe, Asia and North America to scientists we know about this changing colour lizard. Scientists used to believe that chameleons change colours to avoid their predators. It these weird animals are actually quite quick, These lizards can run up to 21 mls per hour. Now scientist think they change colour to reflect their mood. Like when the go a dark colour that means their angry but if they go a light colour they are trying to attract a mate. Another reason why a chameleon changes colour is to attract heat. like if they are cold they go a dark colour. if they were hot they would turn a light colour. Did you know that Chameleons can look in two different places at the same time. now are you convinced that chameleons change colour because of their mood and their warmth. now you know why scientists a so fascinated with this lizard.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

The marvellous magpie 

 Living amongst the damaged junkyard, lives an old wrinkly lady called Esther. For a person living in these penniless conditions, she is surprisingly bright and cheerful. People have said that ‘one man's trash is another man’s treasure’ but in this case, it’s a ladies treasure. Sitting on top of her head, she wears a faded green woollen beanie, with a worn out red pom pom on the top. To help her locate her sort after treasures, she has a pair of second hand, pink framed glasses. Around her neck she wears a raggard purple scarf. Instead of a fancy broach, her scarf is decorated with a designer voting badge. Covering her plump body are layers of thick warm clothes to keep out the junkyard cold. Beneath all these clothes, hides a clever woman who can craft up anything. Like a magpie, she spots hidden, shiny objects which she uses to create her cosy tent-like home. While some people think that a tramps life would be lonely and hard, Esther uses her skills to make the most of her junkyard home.

W.A.L.T: Write a character discrition about the three kete

Tuesday, March 13, 2018