Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Kiwi Kapers Concert

Kiwi Kapers Concert

On the Wednesday 22nd of November.  Because the year 6s were at camp the year 5s went on a trip to the Kiwi Kapers Concert.
Some classes from Pt England school and other schools went to see the Kiwi Kapers too. The was Concert at the Aotea Centre.

There were different kinds of instruments but my favourite was the Cello because it was big and made a cool sound. There were was lots of other instruments. Like the Double bass, Wood wind, Strings, Trumpet, drums and more.

The music was very nice I was about to go to sleep. It was kind of weird because they went from high notes to low notes.

The thing I liked the most was we saw lots of cool things with hula-hoops and the acting.When we left I was very tired. The bus was very hot and I was bored. It was nearly home time.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Athletics Day

On Friday the 10th of November Pt England school had an athletics day on the school field. The year 5's and up did High jump, Sprints, Relays, Volleyball, Target Ball, Dodge-ball, Tug - o - War, Javelin, Soft ball throw, Discus, and Shot put.

My team leader was Mr Vogt. I was kinda annoyed because there was only one person in my team. Our first activity was Shot put Mr Wisemen was leading Shot put. But because I was late I only had one go. Then our second activity was Tug - o - war. That was my favourite because people helped us and Mr E was the leader. It was also funny because we bet the teachers.

Our third activity was High jump Ms King was the leader. I was excited because I like to jump high too but I didn’t come anything.

Our fourth activity was Sprints I was very nervous because I am not good at sprinting Mr Burt was the leader of Sprinting like always. But I didn’t come a place again. Then we did lots more activity's.

Monday, 13 November 2017


Subtract!   Break up the hundreds, tens and ones...

44 - 23
54 - 28
81 - 39
141 - 25
155 - 26
326 - 18
Sala has 46 points on a playstation game. 214 points is the high score. How many more points does he need to reach the high score?
154 - 69
Tommy had 121 lollies from Halloween. He ate 45 lollies. How many does he have left?

Tuesday, 7 November 2017


Add!   Break up the hundreds, tens and ones...

34 + 15
56 + 36
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123 + 56
45 + 38
Nov 7, 2017 2:39:40 PM.jpg
124 + 69
Nov 7, 2017 2:43:08 PM.jpg
91 + 36
Nov 7, 2017 2:45:58 PM.jpg
138 + 25
Nov 7, 2017 2:48:20 PM.jpg
Pua ate 37 corn chips. Later he ate 75 hot chips. How many chips did he eat that day?
Nov 7, 2017 2:51:46 PM.jpg
Sala has 129 Pokemon cards and his brother has 34. How many cards do they have all together?
Nov 7, 2017 2:55:06 PM.jpg

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Julies Race

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    he dogsled race was about to begin. Julie’s team of dogs was lined up at the starting gate. Julie stood behind them. The air was so cold that she could see her breath. Other teams were lined up, too, and the dogs were excited. Julie kept her eyes on the clock. At exactly ten o’clock, she and the other racers yelled, "Mush!" The dogs knew that meant "Go!" They leapt forward and the race began!

Julie had trained months for this race, and she hoped she and her dogs would win. Hour after hour, day after day, Julie’s dogs pulled the sled in order to get in shape for the race.

Now, they ran over snowy hills and down into frozen valleys. They stopped only to rest and eat. They wanted to stay ahead of the other teams. The racers had to go a thousand miles across Alaska. Alaska is one of the coldest places on Earth. The dogs’ thick fur coats helped keep them warm in the cold wind and weather. In many places along the route, the snow was deep. Pieces of ice were as sharp as a knife. The ice could cut the dogs’ feet. To keep that from happening, Julie had put special booties on their feet.

At first, the dogs seemed to pull the sled very slowly. They were still getting used to the race. But on the third day out, they began to pull more quickly. They worked as a team and passed many of the other racers. Once, one of the sled’s runners slid into a hole and broke. Julie could have given up then, but she didn't. She fixed it and they kept going.

When they finally reached the finish line, they found out that they had come in first place! It was a great day for Julie and her dogs.

The author of "Julie’s Race" wrote the story in order to

describe how dogs stay warm in cold weather.
tell about a dogsled race.
explain how cold it can be in winter.
entertain the reader with funny stories about dogs.
Where does the dogsled race take place?
in Antarctica
on a track
in Alaska
in a field

What happened BEFORE the dogs began running?
The dogs pulled the sled slowly.
Julie and the dogs lined up at the starting gate.
The runner on Julie’s sled broke.
The dogs pulled the sled over hills and into valleys.

Read this sentence from the story.
‘Julie’s team of dogs was lined up at the starting gate’.
What does team mean?
friends and family
to join together
many dogs

a group working together

Why did Julie and her dogs win the race?

Use the story to explain your answer.

           The dogs went through a hole but julie fixed all up

Why don’t the dogs freeze in the cold weather?

Julie puts special booties on their feet.

They sleep by the fire at night.

Their thick fur coats keep them warm.

It doesn’t get very cold in Alaska.

Read this sentence from the story.

The dogs’ thick fur coats helped keep them warm in the cold wind and weather.
What does thick mean?





What kind of person is Julie?

Use the story to help explain your answer.

         Julie is a kind person she likes wolfs and is the leader of alaska.