Wednesday, 1 November 2017


Walt: Write Your Own Limericks

Task Description: For this task I i made a copy of the presentation and put it in my writing folder. the first thing I did was change the background because it was ugly. I then explained what a limerick was and I put in 3 examples. I then posted it onto my blog with a Walt a Title a Task Description and Labels.

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Trumpets Advice Blog

Walt: practice comprehension skills

Task Description: For this task I made a copy of a presentation and put it in my reading folder. I then read the letter that the made up person's letter. I then researched the appropriate advice. Once i had gathered up all the information I wrote my letter back answering all the questions. I then posted it on my blog with a Walt, a title, a Task description and Labels.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Term 4 Immersion Assembly

WALT: use exciting language in a recount

Do you like music? I do. This term our school's theme is about music which means we are going to learn about music.

The school theme is Musical madness which as you know is all about music. We started the immersion assembly with doing the team items, most of the items were about how music makes us feel and how we react to different types of music. Some of the teams are making their own soundtracks. Other kids in my class would have a favourite but i don’t the items were all just too good.

Team 4’s item was hilarious. Our teachers were in a vehicle listening to funky tunes and playing with little instruments for props. It was a remake of the apple music ad, but instead we are composing our own music. If you do not know what the apple music ad is and would like to hear it to get an idea of what the teachers did search up Taylor Swift vs Treadmill.

I hope i can learn how to play the piano, and how to read music. That could be a bit hard though. I hope to learn about some of the history of certain instruments like the piano. As well as learning i would like to listen to fun tracks.

I think that this term is going to be amazing. Don’t you think so too? I can’t wait for us to start learning about music.

Task Description: for this task I made a copy of a template and then put it in my writing folder. We all did the paragraphs together as a class so that no one was behind. I then posted it onto my blog with a Title, a Walt, a Task Description and Labels.

Basic Facts Practice Results

Friday, 6 October 2017

Give bees a chance

File:Honey bee (Apis mellifera).jpgBees are an insect closely related to Wasps and Hornets. But they are nothing like Wasps and Hornets they have a large role in pollination and making the fruit and vegetables we eat alive. so what would happen if we didn't have Bees. Well first we wouldn't have fruits and vegetables and there would be no flowers to put in our gardens, so we would just be eating meat and dairy products for the rest of our lives. But then the what happens when we eat all the animals and then we have no more food. WE'D BECOME CANNIBALS! and that would not be a pretty picture. So if you are thinking of squishing a bee because your scared, think about how the bee is feeling they don't want to hurt anyone because they are actually peaceful creatures and all they want to do is make honey and pollinate to make the world alive. So if a bee starts buzzing around you don't try and kill it just calmly walk away cause all we have to do to make the world a better place is give Bees a chance

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Wednesday, 4 October 2017

At Nana's

Hello everybody its me Bethan i'm back
Sorry I Haven't blogged in a while there has just been so much going on we've been in my Nana's spa pool having leaf races and playing outside so i just haven't had enough time to do a blog post. But we have had time to chill this is my little brother, Whakairo and he has been watching TV. Doesn't he look like an angel in this photo? Here is another picture of us having some fun with my Nana's dog, Molly. Molly's breed of dog is a British bull tearier. That photo was taken just below my Nana's driveway. The bottom Right picture of me was when we were at the bottom of the driveway to my Nana's house  and i decided to put my feat into the stream at the side of my Nana's driveway. My Nana's driveway Goes up a hill that has many rocks witch are really fun to climb on and my Nana's house has an amazing view that looks out above the ocean and the beautiful wildlife of Aotearoa.

Saturday, 30 September 2017

Guess What i'm Doing

Our Good Ol' Dog

This is a presentation about our dog.

Bugs Quiz

This is the Link to the Quiz

Whats Your Favourite Food

Here is the link to my Quiz

Bugs Poem

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Bugs Bugs from Hornet to Slugs
Some bugs are squishy
Some bugs are crunchy
Some covered in slime
And some hide in grime
Bugs Bugs Some good some bad
But all of them as equally rad
Bugs Bugs From Hornets to Slugs

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Doctor Who

This morning we were watching Doctor Who which is a science fiction TV series. We are up to the Tenth Doctor and we were watching Rose Tyler  get possessed by Casandra the last Human on New Earth, and these cat nuns were curing incurable diseases but at the same time they are doing experiments on living lab rats. It ends with everyone going back in time and seeing Casandra with a body. Her slave tells her that she is beautiful and then he dies. It may sound really harsh but it is actually really cool and science fiction I think that you should watch it if you can.

Its the School Holidays!

Image result for holiday memesImage result for holiday memesHi everybody it is Sunday and you guessed it the school Holidays and we have gotten off to a really weekend like start. So basically my brothers are playing on the X-Box and I am on my Chromebook doing my holiday blogging I think i am going to do as much blogging as I can. So all i wanted to say is that i am really happy for the holidays.

Monday, 25 September 2017

Ads warning

Cyber smart Monday Madness
Today we were learning to be safe with ads online because some ads are not so good and they are scams. so we decided to learn about how to be safe when it comes to ads and being online. So we went on to a website cool maths games and i'm being 100% honest we did not go on any games and then we took a screenshot and put it on google draw we boxed the ads in red and the games that are from the websites green.

Thursday, 21 September 2017

3rd Paideia Seminar

On Tuesday the 19th of September the extension group had a 3rd Paideia Seminar. The main statement was does civilisation really matter? We were put into groups according to the planets we were in. We started to make an effective argument about does civilisation really matter. I talked a lot but i tried to make people have 3 ticks instead of 2. We started talking about our planets and Naomi said her planet was the best but I think that my planet Hauhunga is the best planet because it is a winter wonderland and it was probably the best planet to adapt to because it is almost exactly like Antarctica.

Alien Descriptions

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Comet Quiz

Walt: make connections with what we read and what we have read
Here is the link to my quiz

Monday, 18 September 2017

Image Attribution Example

Task Description: For this task we had to search up an image and attribute it because we are doing cyber smart Monday. I decided to search up one of my most favourite things Happy Cats  and i wanted to modify it so that it looked even more happier. I searched up happy cat went into tools made it labelled for reuse with modification and then put it in a google draw. I attributed it and modified it then i posted it onto my blog to a high standard. 

Friday, 15 September 2017


Click the centre of the front page to make Stardome appear.

Monday, 11 September 2017

Mars One Project

Walt: make connections with what we read and what we have read

Task Description: for this task i made a copy of this presentation and put it in my reading folder. I put in the information to the questions and put a picture on the front slide. I then posted it onto my blog with A Task Description, a Walt, a Title, and Labels.

Friday, 8 September 2017

Picture Book

Walt: create our own picture books.
 Task Description: For this task we created our own picture books within our reading groups. We each designed an illustrated a page for the story. Once the books were made and printed we got to read them to a Year 1 class. Afterwards we gave the books to the class. Here is a digital version of the class.

Problem Solving

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Mars One Astronaut Profile

Walt: make connections with what we read and what we have already read

Task Description: for this task i made a copy of a google draw and put it in my reading folder. I had to fill in the description of my character Caspian. I then had to draw him using a download of a blank body. I added details using Pixlr Editor after that i put it on the google draw. I then posted it onto my blog with a Walt, A task Description, Labels, and a Title.

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Cross Country

Walt: Structure A Recount

On Friday the 1 September we had the cross country. Everyone was wearing mufti, they had to wear the colour of their house colour. Do you like cross country?

Before the race began the house captains had to share their cants. While i was waiting for the race to begin, my friends and I were chatting, playing hand games and singing along to the songs. We were chillin’ out in the sun and I finally found my purpose in life, and that was to play in the sun and be free. Then Mrs Nua told us to come up to the starting line

I was filled with butterflies and i started to get nervous, but i shoved all that down. I let my excitement take over. The clapper clapped i ran and i actually wasn’t last this time. I tried to catch up to the front and i ran. I was filled with determination it was a long race but i was going to make it short.  I ran with Ayla because some of my friends were faster than me, and some we're slower and i was in between but that didn’t mean i wasn’t having a hard time with Ayla because she was fast and we we're jogging. Then i saw the finish line.

I ran and ran I huffed and puffed and held my stitch all at the same time, and i finally passed the finish line. I whooped. I saw my dad and stepmum and i went to get my water. Once i had my water i went to give my dad a hug because it was his birthday, he was so proud. When i sat down, miss kathy poured her water on my legs! It was the best cross country i had ever had.

Next time instead of letting my legs feel weak, I will just try and sprint the whole way. I will also try to encourage others more instead of just running past them. I learned that if you have a determined spirit and run the whole way you can make 1.5 km feel like a few meters.

Task Description: For this task i did the cross country on Friday the 1st of September. Then I had to remember the events and what happened. I put it all in a template and then pasted it onto my blog. Before i published I put in a title a Walt, labels, and a task description.

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Sailing Technology

Bethan Maori Waka sailing tech from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

Practice Practice Practice

Walt: solve decimal problems

Task Description: For this task i made a copy of the presentation and put it in my maths folder. I put in how the equations were worked out already knowing the answers. I posted it onto my blog with a Walt, a Task Description, Labels, and a Title.



Walt: Think Critically About What We Read

Task Description: For this task I made a presentation in my reading folder. I put a good theme to it and put the facts i know on the slides. I posted it onto my blog with a Title, Labels, a Walt, and a Task Description.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017


Walt: think critically about what we read.

Task Description: For this task I made a copy of a post card that my teacher made for us. I chose a person to write to and chose Mr Goodwin. I put a stamp on the post card. If you read this and liked it go and visit MR Goodwins blog.

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Rubric Reflection Term 2

I think that my Rubric was very good because I got 28 out of 30 out of everyone in my Extension group which I think is not very fair because they did as much work as I did.  But that does not mean I want to get 100 percent next time. Next time I want to get a 5 out of 5 in Key Competencies and a 5 out of 5 in planning research. Next time I will work harder.

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Advice blog

Walt: make connections with what we already know.

Task Description: For this task i made a copy of the presentation and put it in my reading folder. i had to answer the questions the man called Chris Yoddle. Once i had answered all of his questions i posted it on my blog with a high standard. on my Blog it has Labels, a Walt, a Task Description, and a Title.

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Problem Solving Week 5

Walt: Solve Decimal Problems

Task Description: for this task i made a copy of the presentation and put it into my maths folder. I then had to solve the decimal problems in multiplication using my maths book. I then Posted it on my Blog with a high standard. Labels, a Title, a Walt, and a Task Description.

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Back in Da Day

This year in term 2 the year 5 and 6 extension students were chosen to make a mini production about technology. It was about how technology had changed over time because we were learning about technology. We had to make our own costumes, songs, backdrops as well as some music. The Production was the first ever made by an Extension group in the history of Pt England School. If you are wondering about what the production was like because you haven't watched it yet well here is a little sneak peek. The theme of the production was about technology and time travel. We did a lot of research on our chosen groups as well using google to find out the history on the things used to make a production. The reason we made this production was to share the bad influence that technology can have on us. For example, we loose our chance to socialise, we loose our chance to experience things some people don't experience and we loose our chance to have some quality time with our Family. So, if you think you want to go on our device think of things you could do in the backyard, front garden or even at the playground... don't just rely on your device!

Measurement and Multiplication

Walt: Solve Decimal Problems

Task Description: For this task I made a copy of the presentation and put it in my maths Folder. I knew my feet size and it is 22.5 cm so what would it be like 3 times bigger? Well we were put to the test. we had to go around measuring two objects of our choice with our feet. We had to multiply the size of our feet the number of times we stepped across it. Once we had finished we had to post it on our blog with a high standard that means we had to have a Title, a Walt, a Task Description, and Labels

Monday, 21 August 2017

space story

Jeff woke up one morning with a very loose hip, he popped it back in place. Then he boarded his rocket ship to go to outer space. Now his hip was very bothering but he didn’t care. Today he didn’t expect his adventure to be an exciting scare.

Jeff had a silver rocket and it was very neat. He sat down on his chair and scrunched up his feet. A voice boomed out of the computer. “10. 9. 8. 7. 6. 5. 4. 3. 2. 1. Blast off.” then he left his planet and then he had a cough.

“I’m heading to Mercury planet number 1 it is very hot.” said Jeff “should i land here professor Lotin Pot” Jeff was talking to professor Lotin Pot. He was mission controls planet expert and he new what to do. “No jeff that planet is not good for us it is poo poo” “ ok professor i’m movin’ on”

Jeff moved on to venus the second from the sun the hottest of them all. Venus was way hotter than Robert Wadlow was tall. “This one is the hottest of them all professor” said Jeff “jeff stay back and don't go any closer” said the professor “ we better get gone” “ok professor i’m movin’ on”

Look professor the third rock from the sun it's earth but i don’t need to go there i’m movin’ on

“The next one is mars” said jeff “the red planet the fourth one from the sun is it good professor Lotin pot ” the professor replied “so mysterious so exquisite is say we should not” “ok professor i’m  movin’ on”

“Whoa jupiter it's huge. But it's a gas planet so stepping on it will be a stooge.” said Jeff  “ you could fit in 1,300 earths in jupiter” Lotin pot was being a cocky professor. The professor said to go “ok professor i’m movin on”

Jeff went on to saturn. It's rings had a beautiful pattern. But the professor wasn’t so satisfied. “Jeff” said the professor “do you remember when i told saturn was good well i lied”  Jeff said “Ok professor i’m movin’ on”

Then jeff moved onto uranus it was lying on it's side. “I bet if he was alive he would orbit with pride. “ said Jeff  “It's different from the others ‘because it's  unique in color.” professor lotin pot wanted us to move on Jeff said  “Ok professor i’m movin’ on”

Jeff moved onto Neptune the planet made of ice gas. “Why it's not as big as that Jupiter mass.” Said Jeff. The professor had another idea. I don’t want to live on this planet i’d rather listen to Sia.” Jeff replied “ok professor i’m movin’ on.”

Uhhh professor lotin pot we have no more planets to explore. Does that mean earth is the perfect planet?“ the professor replied with a simple “yes” so jeff went back.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Planet Rhyme

Walt: understand information collected from multiple sources.

Task Description: For this task i made a copy of a google draw and used word art to make my own planet rhyme to remember the planets. I used explore to get free to use images to go with the rhyme. when i finished i posted it on my blog at a high standard i used Labels, a Walt, A Task Description and a Title.

Week 4 Problem Solving

Walt: Solve Decimal Problems

Task Description: For this task I made a copy of the presentation and put it in my maths folder. I worked out the problems in my maths book and then took a photo of my working. i explained what i did. once i had finished bot slides i posted it on my blog with a Walt, a Task Description, Labels and a Title.

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Solar System

Gorgon Visits our Solar System

Walt: understand information collected from multiple sources.

Task Description: For this task I made a copy of a presentation and put it in my reading folder. I had to answer the questions Gorgon had for us Me and Venice took a little pattern i do one slide she does the other. We answered the questions and posted it onto my blog with a Title, a Walt, a Task Description and Labels.

The Solar System (Planets and Names in Correct Order)

Walt: Understand information collected from multiple resources
Task Description: For this task i made a copy of a google draw and put it in my reading folder. I used explore from the tools section and searched up images of the planets.I had to label this planets in the correct order of the solar system. I made the google draw a PNG using File and download as. I posted it onto my Blog with a Title, Labels and a Task Description.

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Paidea Seminar Reflection

On Thursday the 27th of July the extension students went to the Tusitala and had another Paideia seminar. It was really fun. We had to talk about technology and the effects is has made for us. The groups were technology designers and creators, children, schools, medical people, News reporters, the government and the cultural people. My partner was Naomi and we thought that for schools that if you were home schooled by a robot in the future has an advantage because you might learn more than what your teachers could teach you but it also had a disadvantage because you don’t socialise with anyone. I was surprised because Amelia was sassy and talked more so did Naomi. But i was even more surprised that i didn’t talk as much either

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Search For a New Planet

It has been 2000 Earth years making it 4017. Me and my co pilot Lyra Silvertongue have searched all over the Galaxy for a new planet because….. Earth is dying, and we are the earth’s only hope a girl who can read the truth and a girl who is smart.

“Lyra” I said “Can you ask the Alethiometer whether the air on that Planet is Good for us.” “No Bethan” Replied Lyra “But that one over there Is good.” We landed On the Planet. “Lyra Can you please ask the Alethiometer if the inhabitants of this planet are nice” she checked “It depends” she said “what Inhabitants are you talking about” and then a creature with a Human like structure purple skin blue Hair a tail and fangs came out of nowhere “Run!” She said “Run. My people are not friendly to outsiders and they can sense when you are here Run”

We ran and we ran and we ran and we saw them they were vicious and scary, It made us run faster. Once we we're sure we had gotten away from them we sat down to rest and i realised the liquid we were sitting in was water. “Lyra” I said “Can you tell me whether this water is good to drink.” she replied with a nod. I took handfuls and she read the Alethiometer and she took the fruit from the tree above and ate the inside of it i did the same. Then we started to take action we started to find timber and started to build a house in the morning they would make piece.

I woke up the next day to find the same alien who told us to run look right on top of me. I screamed and woke Lyra up who also screamed and her daemon Pantalaimon also started to scream. “Don’t worry i am a friend” she said “my name Is Suna. I am here to help and i can negotiate with my tribe I even made a peace treaty for you and i bet when i say my speech in their language then they will accept.”

We went to the tribe and i held the Peace treaty and they smiled and signed the treaty. Suna was surprised then the chief said “all we want is the peace of new people but they try kill us” his English was limited so Lyra and I sank to our knees. "So this is why they aren't friendly the other people that came here weren't friendly" Said Suna "well i am Happy we made a peace treaty." Not soon after we contacted NASA more people came and we made cities out of the trees and things like that the humans were determined to keep this planet better then earth we named it Figilisilis (Fi-ga-lis-a-lis).

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Winter Learning Journey: Day 6: Activity 2

On the 24th and 25th the Matariki people welcomed 500 Maori elders from around the country for the Kaumatua Kapa Haka

On Fri 16 Jun 2017 Te Papa held its first Matariki Ritual which marked the beginning of the Matariki Rising Festival. People from around Aotearoa, and the globe, came together to share stories, celebrate life, and remember those who passed in the last year

Maori and non-Maori practitioners discussed how our understanding of the world has developed differently in different cultures. Part of the Matariki Festival 2017.

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Wiinter Learning Journey: Day 6: Activity 1

We have landed in New Zealand

now we have landed in excitement i am screaming

There are no houses just trees

and flowers with bees

I am so excited

I can't fight it

We're at our new home

Friday, 14 July 2017

Winter Learning Journey: Day 5: Activity 3: Bonus blog

I really think that i would want to go on the Otago bike trail because i got a new bike for my birthday and i love it. I really like to ride on my new bike and it really helps me when i want to do some fun sport that i can do by myself so i think i would like it. but if there are so many steep hills then i might go a bit slow then.

Winter learning Journey: Day 5: Activity 2

Winter Learning Journey: Day 5: Activity 1

If i was separated from a group i would be very scared and panic most likely i am one of those people who get really scared when they are separated from a group. But i do have some good steps to find them.

If you can't venture out on your own stay where you are

If you can go to the vehicle that took you to where you are or a meeting point you and your group have told each other that if you get lost to go there.

Winter Learning Journey: Day 4: Activity 3: Bonus Blog

I think that fishermen should stop fishing in farewell spit so that the dolphins can be saved from the nets. But if the dolphins do migration around New Zealand the fisherman could fish in farewell spit when the dolphins are away, but if the dolphins don't migrate around New Zealand then they can't

Winter Learning Journey Day 4: Activity 2

Whale rider is a movie about a young girl named Paikea who is trying to prove to her grandfather that she will be a better chief than any boy could ever be. While she does that she fights a boy with a taiaha and swims to the rocks and retrieves her grandfathers whale bone necklace. I rate it 4 out of 5

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Winter Learning Journey: Day 4: Activity 1

The whales that were stranded on that beach were very unlucky and the eight whales that stranded after the first bunch were very lucky.

This is what they did to keep the whales alive 

They put towels, blankets any type of fabric on the whale but they make sure it doesn't cover the blow hole.

Then they get any type of container and then fill it up with water and keep on pouring it onto the the whale.

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Winter Learning Journey: Day 3: Activity 2

I agree that the possums should be killed because they are killing the world and making New Zealand not pretty, the opposite of what we want. But i also want the possums not to die because they are little critters so my idea is to get as many possums as we can and then ship them off to Australia because the possums are a protected and endangered species of Australia. so i think that it would be a very clever idea but just to get rid of them and keep them alive at the same time.