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Tuesday, 16 May 2017

How to make delicious cookies by Lily


        How to make delicious chocolate chip cookies.

They will turn out very yummy and cakey.

Ingredients
1 cup of flour
125g of softened butter or margarine
½ a cup of brown sugar
¼ a cup of white sugar
½ a cup of chocolate chips  

Methods
  1. Preheat oven to 180c.
  2. Add all the dry ingredients to a medium size bowl don't add the chocolate chips yet .
  3. Mix it together.
  4. Then add in the butter and stir it up until it gets to hard to stir.
  5. Then add the chocolate chips .
  6. Knead with your hands until it is an dough.
  7. Once it's a dough roll the dough into a ball.
  8. Squash them into a cookie shape and cook for 10-15 minutes or until it's golden brown.

How to do an aerial by Bella


Aim: to successfully do a no handed cartwheel, also known as an aerial.


Skills required:
You will need:
One handed cartwheel (both sides)

Pop cartwheel (A cartwheel where you start normally and bring your hands up halfway through, practicing the end of a aerial)

Dive cartwheel (A cartwheel where you do the start of a aerial but put your hands down halfway through)
A trampoline (for less confident people or beginers)
A gymnastics mat or soft ground aka grass (mat is safer)



Lets begin!

  1. First, you need to practice and master your one handed cartwheels, pop cartwheels and dive cartwheels. You should not be attempting a aerial if you aren't confident with the previous cartwheels.

  1. Once you have mastered those three skills, you must now build a strong and confident run up (if you are on a trampoline, this is not required) so you can push as high as possible and get the best chance of doing an aerial.

  1. You're getting much closer! Now, I would recommend putting your hands up against a wall, and kicking your leg as high up at possible. Doing this will help you learn what it feels like to kick up just as you start the aerial.

  1. Now you have all these skills, you are now ready to attempt an aerial!

  1. To start, run up as fast as you can, and using your leg, you need to push up as high as possible, and make sure your toes are pointed!

  1. Now, you must turn your body so that you are in a position for a run-up cartwheel, however, this is the bit that a lot of people get frustrated and annoyed. You are so used to doing a cartwheel (and a bit hesitant to do this skill) that you most likely will put your hands down. Don't give up!

  1. So now you know how to do the basic aerial, you now need to learn how to land it! To land this skill, you must land with the opposite leg to the one you pushed off on.

  1. Now to help with landing, make sure to keep your legs straight when doing the aerial as this will help you to land a strong landing rather than hurting your leg or landing awkwardly.

  1. Bring you another leg down and finish the skill, you have now learnt how to do a aerial!

Friday, 12 May 2017

Math Knowledge Stage 4/5/6

Hi Learning Hub Ahikaa

As a hub we are looking more at building our math knowledge. This is something that is extremely important to achievement in Maths.

What is Knowledge - Something you JUST know. It's not about speed, it's not about how to solve it, it's just knowing it. 

For example - your name, your age, 1+1, etc. You just know that. 

Here are some tools you can use to help guide you and for parents to know how to help at home.




Wednesday, 10 May 2017

How to play naughts & crosses - By Carys



Aim
To  successfully be able to play naughts & Crosses correctly

You will need:
  • Paper
  • Pencil/pen
  • You and 1 other person

Preparation
  1. Draw a square
  2. Inside the square draw 2 horizontal lines starting from 1 end, all the way to the other
  3. Do this again but this time vertical
You will now have 9 squares

Method
  1. Chose who will be drawing noughts & who will be crosses
  2. Chose who will go first
  3. The person who goes first draws a (circle or cross) in any square. Circle is for noughts and cross is for crosses  
  4. Then the next person goes, choosing where they would like to draw
  5. Repeat steps 3-4 until someone gets 3 (horizontal, vertical or diagonal) in a row, That person wins!

Friday, 7 April 2017

Kaitiakitanga - Bug Motel

For my Kaitiakitanga concept I was focusing on making a bug motel to help attract bees and other bugs. I find this important because these bugs help pollinate plants. Have a look at my presentation.

Thursday, 6 April 2017

kaitiakitanga Concept - Animal Regeneration

What is your topic? Our topic is researching and learning about weta motels.  We researched about wetas and  found out that they are endangered, so we decided to build a home for them. Our weta motels have some hangers for the food and we have put some wood, so the wetas don't fall off. We can open it so we can feed them. There is some little holes for all of the wetas to get in. Our Weta Motel is roomy and fun has holes to find little friends through. We will attracted wetas with flowers and food. They eat apples, carrots and flowers they will enjoy this food. and within a month all our rooms will be booked out.

Written by - Madi, Tessa, Britta, Ella, Mia