Wednesday, November 17, 2010


On a very sunny day the caterpillar's egg hatch. The caterpillar goes to look for food. When he saw a leaf he started to eat . He got fatter and fatter before he goes to find a stick to hang from to turn into a chrysalis.
Two weeks later the caterpillar has turned into a butterfly. The butterfly still has milk weed poison in its abdomen from when it was a caterpillar that helps protect it from birds.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


Quick as lightening, the cockroaches long thin legs crawl fast, to hunt for food. Scurrying for leftovers, the cockroaches spread disease.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Onosai tarantula

Deliberately slow marching, the tarantula comes out at night to sense critters to pounce and catch. A tarantula has 8 legs and two body parts. Living in the jungles of South America, the furious tarantula stalks its victim, ready to hunt and strike its prey.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Captain Cook the Pirate

Since he was a small boy, Captain Cook had wanted to be a pirate. While watching his dad stealing treasure, he knew it was also the life for him.
Captain Cook wanted to circumnavigate the world, he would need to get everything organised. For such a long journey he would need, water, food and two huge ships.
They set sail on the vast blue ocean. The wind pushed through the sails and the ship moved quickly over the sea. With a sudden jolt, they landed on a sandy island.
When they landed, his crew jumped off the ship they went hunting for the big X. One of the crew, who was meant to be looking after the ship, fell asleep and the boat drifted off.
While the crewman was sleeping, captain Max Antonyo came aboard the ship and took the sleeping crewman hostage. He bundled him into his boat and took him to a cave were the snakes are. Cook’s boat continued to drift alone on the ocean.
Mr Cook was coming out of the forest and saw that one of his crew was gone and the ship was gone too. He was so angry that he had lost his things and his crew was responsible!
One of the snakes was coming towards Mr Cook’s crew. He woke up and saw lots of snakes around him. One snake bit his leg. His leg began to bleed as he was trying to walk away. But he stumbled and fell.
Captain Max Antonyo opened the gate to the snake cage and walked in. He saw Captain Cook coming towards him. The rest of his crew was standing on the big treasure. Captain Cook got the spade and started digging. He found the treasure, he was so happy that he find treasure.
Defeated, Max let Cook and his crew go.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Sentence Builder

Today Miss King gave us instructions to pick three small cards, an adjective, a verb and an adverb to write our own three made up sentences. Each time we had to use the same set of words and keep the same essential meaning.

The beautiful sun laughed wonderfully.

When he was shinning down, the beautiful sun laughed wonderfully.

Wonderfully the sun laughed, while he shone down all beautiful and gorgeous.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Sir Francis Drake

Sir Francis Drake was born in 1540 in England, he was a privateer. Drake was encouraged by Queen Elizabeth 1 to circumnavigated the globe on his ship The Golden Hinde. He was the first Englishman to sail around the world and also to California. Drake stole treasure money and gold from the Spanish and brought it back to England.

Warriors vs Broncos

On Friday the Warriors were playing against the Broncos at Mt Smart Stadium. It was raining and the weather was very cold. The Warriors were kicking the ball, they ran as fast as they could to get the ball and they tackled the Broncos hard. The Broncos had finish their run and i t was the Warriors turn. Brett Seymour kicked the ball and Manu jumped, got the ball and scored a try. The Warriors were wining and the Broncos were losing. At half time the points were 24-0.
The Broncos kicked off and Hohaia caught the ball. When the horn sounded the Warriors kicked the ball and they cheered. The Warriors had won 36-4.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Cross Country

Nervously waiting on the hard concrete, I challenged myself to beat my mates at today's cross country. My legs were cold and muddy and I was feeling awfully tired and crazy. When I caught up to Max he started sprinting, but I kept going all the way to the finish line and beat him.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Jesse Martin

With heaps of determination and perseverance, Jesse Martin circumnavigated the world on his boat the Lionheart. He pushed the limits to prove that he could do it. With a great deal of encouragement Jesse was able to achieve his dream.

Jesse Martin cooked pancakes on new years, as he circumnavigated the world.

Jesse Martin circumnavigated the world, he had to stay on his boat for 11 long months.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Rugby Training

On Thursdays we do training to learn how to play rugby and league. That's why we have to train train train. Our coaches are Colin and Roger. Roger is the one that teaches us to do tricks and Colin is the one that teaches us how to catch the ball and pass on target.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Christopher Columbus

In the 1400’s an Italian man Christopher Columbus asked his Government if he could have money and a ship to sail west to reach India, no one agreed with him. Eventually the King of Spain gave him money. Instead of going to India he sailed to the Americas where he called the natives Indians, as hat where he thought he was.

Christopher Columbus

In the 1400’s an Italian man Christopher Columbus asked his Government, if he could have money and a ship to sail west to reach India, no one agreed with him. Eventually the king of Spain gave him money. Instead of going to India he sailed to the Americans where he called the native Americans, Indians, as he thought he was in India.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Trip to the Maritime Museum - July 2010

Sailing in to the wind I heaved and struggled to pull the rope with all my might. With the wind, the sails billowed out, pushing us along. Icy wind was biting my face as we were going to the harbour bridge.

Mt East Destroys the Village July 9 2010

by Jesiah, Onosai, and Silas

I enjoy doing our volcano movie because we had help from Miss King doing our volcano movie.
We could have done better by making the volcano look more realistic. One part that we really liked was making our volcano erupt. I learned about helping my group and making movies.
What I will change for next time is to help my group creating our proups and acting more in our voice over.

Justin Bieber - June 29 2010

Justin Bieber was born in 1994. He became a singer when he was 3 years old. Bieber went to the competition he come second in the competition. His mum uploaded his singing on to Youtube. Justin is popular because of his singing of R&B songs. Where ever he goes, Justin is known as the greatest singer in the world.

Michael Jackson Tribute - June 25 2010

We made this movie on Friday the 25th of June 2010 because we celebrated the 1 year anniversary of Michael Jackson's death. We planned our moves for his song Black Or White and we practiced it to get it right for his anniversary.
by James,Onosai, and Samuela

Story Sculptures Volcano Report - June 16 2010

A volcano is an opening in the earth's crust, through which lava, ash and gases flow. The word volcano comes from the Roman god of fire - Vulcan.
A volcano erupts when the pressure inside the earth builds up and needs to escape. Molten rock, in the mantle, heats up. The magma chamber fills up, then the magma pushes up the vent and out of the crater.
There are three main types of the volcano. One is a cinder cone another a shield or a composite. The most dangerous one is composite volcano because it erupts violently with lava and ash. A volcano can be active,dormant (sleeping) or extinct.
A volcanic eruption can be both destructive and beneficial. Falling ash is dangerous to aeroplanes, can cover buildings and make it hard to breathe. Lava flows and lahars destroy everthing in their paths. However, sometimes eruptions can creature new fertile land.
Ash,lava and gas from deep inside the earth can be very destructive and dangerous during a volcano eruption. However if we are careful we can enjoy the benfits of new land and fertile soil.
by Eleva, Iva, Kane, Max, Onosai

Rainy Day - June 3 2010

On Tuesday we stayed in class as the rain poured down. We looked out the window and saw a big puddle near our classroom. Kane, Jesiah and I were playing Jenga. In the middle of lunchtime the rain finally stopped. We all ran outside to play.

My great volcano story - May 5 2010

Onosai has been learning about complex and simple sentences. In this paragraph he combines them beautifully to tell us about an erupting volcano.

Volcanic Pressure - April 22 2010

On Monday afternoon Miss King handed out balloons and asked us if we can show pressure by blowing up a balloon. So we huffed and puffed and it got bigger and bigger and my one popped. When the volcano shakes that means pressure is building and it is going to explode. And lava, gas, smoke and ashes come out of the volcano and ash clouds block the sky.

Click here to watch the movie we made about our learning.

Bin It - March 31 2010

We made this movie so that we can learn about the 3 Ps (Protection, Partnership and Participation) that the Treaty of Waitangi supports.Also we want our school to be a clean and better place.
by James, Jesiah, Lorenzo, Max, Onosai

Camp Kindness- March 24 2010

On the last day of camp we went to Swimarama. When I got to the hydroslide I closed my eyes and waited for the end. Splash! I opened my eyes and I saw people lining up. Then I went to the pool it was really cold. I got out of the water and went to the warm fountains.=

Camp Thoughts - March 16 2010

Picnic Kareoke Fun - March 3 2010

Heremaia, Turuhira and Onosai really enjoyed breaking out of character and getting up in front of the whole school and loads of parents to perform some karaoke at our recent school picnic. Way to go Heremaia, Turuhira and Onosai. You guys ROCKED!

Is it Kind? February 12 2010

Our amazing music teacher- Mr J, wrote this song all about our school value - "Is it Kind?'
Here the boys put their own spin on it and have invented some cool dance moves to go along with the chorus.
by James, Kingston P, Onosai, Samuela

What is Cool about Pt England? February 10 2010

Onosai answers three questions in his movie.
What makes a good Pt Englander?
What makes learning fun at Pt England?
What helps me learn at Pt England?

Welcome to Room 14! February 2010

Welcome to Room 14 Onosai.
Click here to see your work from year 3!