Friday, 7 April 2017

Maui and the Giant Fish

Harlyn maui and the giant fish from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

maui and the giant fish tort me how the north island were made.maui sailed acros the ocean trying to find fish for his tribe he stoped at the middle of the ocean then thew his hook it to the sea there was heaps of fish but the hook only caught 1 fish. the fish grew bigger and bigger util maui pulled the fish up then it turned into land. And this is my animation.

Tuesday, 4 April 2017


WALT: include descriptive and creative vocabulary in our writing
WALT: use a variety of sentence types in our writing.

  1. As a team, we have looked into a number of myths/legends. While exploring these, we have looked into their links to the environment.
  2. Plan for writing your own narrative about our environment at Pt England.

Things to think about:
  • Use a variety of sentence types
  • Use speech
  • Use descriptive language
  • Use punctuation (full stops/ capital letters)
  • Check spelling

(Where does it take place?)
  • .a forest
  • .
  • .
(Who is in the story?/ What are they like? Personality, appearance).
  • .lion/sam/dave/tom /monster
  • .
  • .

PROBLEM: (Pick 3 of the 4 below)
When/Where/ What/ Who
  • 1000 years ago/ in a nz forest /a monster

How is the problem fixed?
  • .by making the monster to go to another galaxy
  • .
  • .

Start Writing here:Once 1000 years ago in a deep dark nz forest there was 3 19 year old boys there names were sam dave and tom they were in the forest searching for the mysteries monster living in the shadows of the forest.The monster pilots the water and steals the food for itself but then the 3 boys had enof so they started to hunt. But then the monster set up a trap then the 3 boys got trapped.

Then they felt a heavy wind and then a lion came out it cuts the rope with its sharp claws.The boys was saved by the lion then they started to find the monster it jumped out then the battle stated to begin the lion came face to face with the monster they started to fight the monster but the monster got the first hit the monster punched the lion then the lion used its sharp claws and the monster got week.The monster started to run away then got in his rocket ship and got away then flew to another galaxy and nether came back again for the village the lion mad the water nice then the lion made more food than the lived happy ever after.

rangitoto myth

WALT: research a topic and display findings in our own words.

Use this google drawing template to create a 1 page flyer to promote your mountain/ volcano.


  • Clear, interesting title.
  • Short and sharp facts/ information to promote the volcano as a place to visit.
  • You could use hyperstudio to draw diagrams.
  • Photos
  • List of links to find out more information/ who to contact for more information

Rangitoto is 260 meters high     

Rangitoto is a legendary because there was a couple of demons but they started to argue and the god of earthquakes and eruptions smashed their house.      

Letter to Mr Burt

Letter to Mr Burt
Walt: read for a particular purpose and synthesise information
Walt: write convincingly for a particular purpose

Your task: You are going to be writing a letter to Mr Burt, asking him of the possibility of our team planting native plants in our school.

You need to:
  • Explain your learning about ‘Te Taiao o Tāmaki.’
  • Explain why you are writing to him - what are you wanting to do?
  • Explain why we want to plant native trees/shrubs around school.
  • Your research - what native trees have you researched which you know will grow well around our environment? Explain this.
  • Timeline - when do we want to do this?


This term, we have been learning about…
I am writing to you…
We want to ... because …
I have researched native trees and have found…
We hope to be able to do this by…

Plan for your writing here:

Start you writing here:

                                                                                          Mr Burt
                                                                                          Pt England School
                                                                                          New Zealand

Pt England School
New Zealand


Dear Mr Burt,
Room 10 has been learning about native plants.Room 10 wants to plant a native garden in pt england school and we have been learning about native plants so i'm sure we will not mess up our lovely school and I no heaps of facts about plants like flax was the most important fiber plant to maori and harakeke will be good hear since we have wet surface so mr burt I hope room 10 could do this please.

Kind regards,