Tuesday, December 01, 2015

What will the yr 6 social be like?

Well, the yr 6 social is on Wednesday. I day to go!! My mum is dressing me up like a girl from the 50's. I have a black dress with flowers that are white, yellow, mint and coral colours. We haven't got me any shoes, but I might be wearing ankle socks. I have a mint bead necklace and some leopard print sunglasses. I have no idea what my hair will look like. I also have an eggshell colored hand bag. We have been learning the dances hard out and I know them pretty well now. Apparently, the social has been going on for many years for all the year sixes. I can't wait!

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Cliff Jumping Recount.

This week we have done recounts. I did mine on my fave thing to do when I'm camping. Cliff Jumping! This was my second time doing it but I was terrified all the same! :-)

My Recount
Success Criteria
  • Title: Relates to events / experiences being retold
  • Orientation or Introduction: Provides information about who, when, where and why,
  • Events - in order of time - in paragraphs with supporting details
  • Personal Comment: sums up the events / experiences
  • Past tense - with time words e.g. by now, during, then, after that and past tense verbs e.g. climbed, found, leapt, clambered, was
  • Choosing the best words as you can
  • Your best punctuation and spelling

Make sure you choose an event or experience you remember well!

Cliff Jumping.
Summer 2014

I gingerly dipped my toes in the freezing water, not wanting to get in. Mum and my sister called encouragement from further up the beach. My dad was already a little way in the water. He turned around and motioned for me to follow him. I took a deep breath and doggy paddled out to meet him. When I got there I clung to his back like a chipmunk. He started out into the deeper water and the current got stronger. Dad’s feet left the bottom and we were gliding down the river at tremendous speed. Paddling forward, we reached the slippery rocks that marked the bottom of the cliff.

I scrabbled over the rocks, anxious to get out of the water. Dad helped me up. The stone felt rough under my bare feet. I started up the cliff. It was overgrown with weeds and plants and rocks jutted out in awkward places. We finally reached the top. Dad was ready to go. He told me he would jump first and I would follow him.

I watched him spiral down towards the strangely calm water and land with a huge splash. I gulped and stared down at the water. I didn’t want to jump. But I had to. Mum and my sister shouted comforting words. I took a deep breath and jumped. I hung, suspended in the air before plummeting down towards the river. I splashed into the water and felt the cold blanket close over my head. I popped up laughing. I felt like I wanted to carry on doing this for the whole day. It was the best fun I had had in my life.

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Poem Week 2

She’s a:
Pug Hugger
Joke Hunter
Kit-kat thief
Craziness Chief
Beauty Queen
Mine craft Keen
Furiously Funny
Cheeky Monkey
Completely Carefree
Always Agrees
Football Lover
Older Sister
Seriously Smart
Huge Heart
Scary-Movie Watcher
Awesome Daughter
Video Games
Lots Of Brains
So glad I have,

Friday, October 30, 2015

RWC Independent Task

Rugby World Cup Independent Tasks- Choose at least 3

Task 7
Insert a World map into Google Drawing. Label and colour the countries competing in RWC 2015. Use one colour for each pool.

Task 9
Create a mascot for your country. Make sure it represents your country in some way. Give it a catchy name. Insert a picture here with its name.


Task 11
Find out for EACH country and display in an interesting way
  • Team name
  • Captain
  • Population of country
  • Capital city
  • Famous landmark
  • A celebrity from this country that you have heard of before
  • A celebration in their country
  • An odd and interesting fact

Monday, October 26, 2015

Scene Writing Term 4

I turn around and in front of my eyes I see a spectacular sight. An isolated scene meets my eyes. White, frosty tree branches reach above the water like icy fingers scratching the cold, crisp air. The freezing water has small ripples on the surface and the small banks are covered in powdery snow. Two tiny ducks glide around under the wooden bridge, which rises majestically above the water. The shimmery water reflects all above it. Snow is heavy on the trees and their branches, drooping down.  A small lamp post stands alone near the bridge. Light blue sky peeks between the trees. A dreamy, serene, snowy scene.

Success Criteria
  • Has strong adjectives
  • Different sentence beginnings
  • Different sentence lengths
  • A simile and/or alliteration
  • Has an introduction, body and conclusion
  • Thoughtful word choices
  • Your own goal

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Yachting Safety Rules.

This is one of my yachting tasks. The task was to read a article on optimist yachting and make our own safety rules. I made a poster with all the rules on it. Here are 10 safety rules to remember when optimist yachting.

RWC Task Starter

RWC Starter

Task 1
Choose a country that is in the RWC. Try to pick a country that you do not know much about.

It must not be New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, France or England.

Write that country here:


Task 2
FInd out this information about your team.

World ranking: 14th
Continent it is on: Europe
Captain of the team: Sergio Parisse
Team nickname: Azzurri (sky blues)
A picture of the actual uniform

Task 3
Find out this information about this country

Population: 60,795,612
Picture of the flag:

National symbol:

National animal: Italian Wolf
National food: Pasta
Capital city of the country: Rome
A map of the country:

Monday, September 07, 2015

My Art

I am blogging this because I did an awesome job on it and it is my absolute personal best! We are learning about visual arts and we had to make our own type of visual art!

This piece of art relstes to me because it is music. I am absoloutly obsessed with music and I want to play the guitar.

Art Plan.
Name: Malena
Later in the term, the whole school is taking part in a visual arts exhibition. You will have to make your own piece of visual art.

You will need:
  • Sketching Pencils
  • A4 paper
  • Coloured Felt Tips- Orange, Pink, Red, Yellow
  • Ruler
  • Something circular to trace around/round stencil. And a slightly smaller one.
  • This is what my art will look like:

Write a list of steps to take.

  1. Collect your equipment, felt tips, A4 paper, and sketching pencils
  2. Find a suitable drawing surface (a table) and set up your stuff.
  3. Start by drawing the outline of the bridge. You may want to use your ruler. Now sketch the small circles in the middle of the bridge. There should be 6. Complete the bridge by shading it in as shown in the picture.
  4. Draw the outline of the body. As you may notice, the whole of the body isn’t on the page. It finishes just under the bridge. Take a look at the picture for extra help.
  5. Take your round stencil and draw the outline of the sound hole. Don’t worry about the design and drawing the smaller circle. At some point you will need to rub out part of the circle for the neck to fit in.
  6. Now you need to draw the neck. Notice it doesn’t actually finish. It stops a little way from the top of your page. You may need to use your ruler again to draw the sides. Draw the bottom of the neck a little way inside the circle.  Now rub out  the part of the circle that is inside the neck.
  7. Time to draw the frets. You don’t have to use a ruler for these as you want a ‘not quite perfect’ effect. Make them quite dark . Now draw the position markers.
  8. Strings. Use your ruler for them. Match each one to a little circle that you did on the bridge. And finish them unevenly, as shown in the picture.
  9. Now back to the circle. Get your smaller template and draw a darker circle inside your bigger circle. Sketch the pattern that is shown on the sound hole in dark pencil.
  10. Take your felt tip pens and colour your tiny music notes coming out of the sound hole and the neck.
  11. Time for the hard part! Shading. I think it would be best if you just looked at the picture for this instruction. Use your sketching pencils to shade in the background, and guitar. Now hang your masterpiece up on your wall!
Google image

my art.

Friday, September 04, 2015

Holiday Slideshow

This is a slideshow of my 8 week trip I went on. I got about 10 photos of each country and put them in a slide show. Then I added some music. I did it on Stupeflix. Go to the link to make your own slide show.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Antoni Gaudi History Project.

Antoni Gaudi and the Sagrada Familia.


Antoni Gaudi is a famous Architect. He has most of his buildings in Barcelona.  The Sagrada Familia is one of them. I will be focusing on this building in particular throughout the project. But I will also tell you about the man himself, Gaudi.

Antoni Gaudi:
Gaudi was born in 1852. He lived till he was 73. The accident that caused his death was tragic. He was taking a walk to church. While walking along, He was struck by a tram and got knocked unconscious. He was assumed to be a beggar because of the shabby clothes he wore, so he did not receive immediate help. In the end a police officer picked him up, and transported him to hospital. By the time he was recognised as Antoni Gaudi the next day, his condition had grown way worse. He died on the 10th of June, 1926.

Sagrada Familia:
Gaudi has many built many buildings. As I said before, the sagrada Familia is one of the most famous. In 1882, they started to build it. It is expected to be finished in 2026.As Gaudi died in 1926, you can imagine it is still not finished. The people in barcelona are trying to carry on building it. It is a very hard job because as they are building it, bits of it are needing to be restored. Why? Because it is 127 years old! The words Sagrada Familia mean ‘Holy Family’. The tallest tower on the Sagrada Familia will be 560 feet when it is built.

The Sagrada Familia is the biggest tourist attraction in Spain.
There is a huge bridge between two of the towers. People visiting like to stand on it and see the view of the whole city. When I look at the Sagrada Familia I think how ridiculously detailed it is. It is absolutely crazy to me. Look at the sagrada familia now and compare it to what it will be when it is finished.

Other Buildings By Gaudi:
Other famous buildings by Antoni Gaudi include the Casa Mila, Casa Batllo and Park Guell. They are all crazy designs, but obviously not as crazy as the Sagrada Familia! I think almost all of his buildings are in Barcelona. The Casa Mila was started in 1906 and finished in 1910. The Casa Batllo was built in 1904. Park Guell was started in 1900 and opened in 1914.
Park Guell
Casa batllo
Casa Mila

  That is all my information on Gaudi and his famous buildings. I hope you learnt a bit more about the Sagrada Familia! Got to this link to watch a video about building the Sagrada Familia! :)


Friday, August 28, 2015

I'm Back From My Holiday- But I Didn't Blog About Scotland!

Well I'm back at school and I'm straight back into learning. Our topic this term is Visual Arts. Any way, while I was traveling, I completely forgot to blog about Scotland, which was the main country that we stayed in.

There are so many Castles in Scotland! We went to 2. They were Eileen Donan Castle and Brodie Castle. Eileen Donan castle is located near the Isle of Skye in the UK. You can access it by walking across a bridge to an island where the castle is built. The island is on a huge lake. Inside the Castle is awesome. There are all these staircases spiraling up through the castle walls. They made a bit of fun for the kids by hiding fake skeletons and witch heads in tiny cupboards throughout the castle. 
We went to Brodie castle with our grandparents. This time we didn't just wander aimlessly through it, we got a guide to take us around. This one seemed a little more modern because it had all the old furniture and beds in it. The guide was really good because he told us the whole story of the Brodie family and what the paintings meant. 

The whole time we stayed in Scotland we were staying at my grandparents house. The whole point of going on our holiday was to see our family. My grandparents garden is so awesome! It is actually quite big and it has a badminton net. It is a maze of hedges and sheds. Our cousins live in Elgin, which is an hours drive away. We only went there twice. There is only one of our relations that I haven't mentioned yet. My uncle. He lives in Aberdeen which is ages away from where we were. We were in Lumsden, a tiny village that is basically one street. And it is in the middle of nowhere. But it has awesome walks! My cousin, my sister and I went walking of by ourselves over the hills.

In the middle of all this, we managed to do a trip to England to see my mum's old friends. We saw the Kelpies, which are huge horse heads and they look absolutely awesome! You can climb up inside them and look out through the gaps. Then we went to another friends house. They had 3 dogs, 2 horses/ponies, 4 cats and they are looking after one pony. The last friend we visited was from Trinidad but they had come over to England. Their daughter has just had a baby and when we went over it was only 2 weeks old!

Scotland is an awesome place. I loved getting to know my relatives better and to check out a different country. Scotland is a lot like New Zealand but there is a bit more countryside and tiny villages in the middle of nowhere.

Sunday, August 09, 2015

Spain- Pals and Barcelona.

Well, we knew one thing for sure. This was another scorching hot country. We wandered about the airport a bit before getting in a car and driving in the direction of pals. Pals is a small town near Barcelona. We are going to be staying in it for a few days before heading on towards Barcelona.

We eventually arrive at a beach in a little town called Callela. This is the best beach I have ever been to! It had crystal clear waters and it was so nice to escape the heat by diving in. We spent a few hours here before zooming off again.

The days in Pals were spent mainly at the beach. We went to loads of beaches and had fun at mostly all of them. At one of them, I slipped and gashed my toe on the rocks. That wasn't very nice. Slap bang in the middle of Pals is a small Medieval village. We walked around it, admiring all the old buildings and shops. Then we sat down at a small café to have a drink. While we were sitting there, a small band consisting of A Trumpeter, Guitarist and a cellist started to set up next to the Café. You would think this was just an ordinary busking event but no! I think they were professionals because they were selling their CDs and they sounded really good.

Anyway, the time came to move on to Barcelona. When we arrived at our hotel, there was an amazing view of the Torre Agbar. It is a huge tower, that is a bit like a long dome. It is humongous! We went for a walk that night to see the Sagrada Familia. Now, one very famous person in Barcelona is Antoni Gaudi. He has built the Sagrada Familia, the Torre Agbar and many more! The Sagrada Familia is a colossal cathedral. This is one of the most famous buildings because Gaudi died in the middle of building it. The people in Barcelona are trying to finish it. It is very hard though because while they are building the rest, bits of it need repairing for it is 100 years old. By the time we set off again, it was dark and we could see the Torre Agbar from miles away. Why? Because it was lit up with powerful red blue and yellow lights. We only stayed in Barcelona for three days and we all felt that it Wasn't enough. Advice for going to Barcelona: Wear a T-shirt and shorts and stay for at least a week!

Friday, July 31, 2015

France, Chamonix!

11:00 pm, we arrived at the house we were going to stay in. It was pitch black. As we got out of the car, I heard a door slowly creak open. Then, a clattering of paws on the gravel and Coco the dog was licking me all over! Coco loves to lick. She will lick almost anything! Dave and Caro, our friends, followed Coco out. My sister and I were put in the basement bedroom. It was really cool. The next day the real fun started. We got up and met Charlie for the first time. Charlie is our friends little baby. He is so cute!

We did a LOT  of things in France. We went to an animal park, we went up a gondola and did a walk up a mountain, we went to the public pool three times, we went swimming in a huge lake with bouncy stuff and we went to an amazing sweet shop! On the last day, I did rock climbing up an actual cliff! It wasn't too high though. After that we clipped on to a zip line (Flying fox, but without a seat) over a small lake! It was a bit low and I got completely dunked in the lake. It was freezing!

In the middle of all this we spent a day in Italy!(Which  is my favourite country!) We visited a castle, a cathedral, ate some delicious gelato (Italian Ice cream) and PIZZA and then we went to the pools. Oh, and I forgot to mention IT WAS WAY TOO HOT!!!!