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Friday, 23 June 2017

Cybersmart .2 Blake L

I have been working on different sentence types. It has helped me with my learning because it helps structure the paragraphs. Here is what I have done. 


Friday, 16 June 2017

Danny and the three little pigs

Why the wolf is innocent


One afternoon I was  home baking a cake for my granny when I realised I needed some more sugar. In this situation I would visit my neighbours to see if the have any spare. Of course I went to visit the three little pigs because they lived nearby. As I strolled along I started to feel as sick as a parrot. I was sneezing a coughing everywhere.  

I strolled to the first house. This house was made out of straw. It didn't look that strong.Firstly I knocked on the door of the first little pig. He looked through the keyhole to see who was there. He answered in a  in polite voice saying "what do you want." I feel my request for sugar was very reasonable. I had a cold and I felt a sneeze coming. I sneezed and the house collapsed. I felt cruel. It made me feel like a tornado clearing out a city.   the poor little pig was stuck at the bottom of this disaster. Since it was lying there as dead as a cow I decided to eat it. It made me feel better but I was still sick. Don't you think this house was a bit pathetic?

The next house wasn't much better. I knocked on the door standing there unhappily waiting for an answer. Finally an answer! He answered saying what on earth  do you want! "Some sugar." "Can I please have some?" He shouted at me saying "Go away!" I felt another sneeze coming. Once again the house fell down and crushed him. This pig was also lying there peacefully. Since this pig also got crushed I ate this one as well.

I strolled along the path towards the third house. This house was much better it was made out of bricks. I was ready to get sugar when I knocked on the door but there's no answer. A few seconds later this pig replied and told me to "Get out of my property!" I felt disrespected so I walked back home but before I left another sneeze came. The greedy pig shouted some mean things about my granny. Normally I'm a calm man but when someone talks about my granny in a bad way I get angry. The inside of me felt like a volcano about to erupt. Then I tried to blow the house down because he was saying mean things. The cops came and arrested me. When I got released I was on the hunt for more sugar again.

These are my reasons why I am innocent. I didn't purposely blow their house down, I had a bad cold. If you sneezed the house would probably fall down because it was made out of straw don't you think? The only reason why I tried to blow the third house down because the pig inside was saying some nasty things about my granny. I ate the pig because it was lying there dead. It would have been a waste of food. Don't you think these reasons are good enough? This is why i'm innocent!

Why Earthquakes Happen by Pax


Why Earthquakes Happen

An earthquake is when 2 plates rub together creating a strong force pushing on each other. When the 2 plates start moving again they grip onto each other extremely tight and this causes an earthquake.

There are about 20 plates along the surface of the earth that move continuously and slowly past each other.  When 2 plates rub together it creates a strong force strong enough to shake the earth. As the plates move they put forces on themselves and each other. When the force is large enough, the crust is forced to break.

Underneath the Earth's surface lie tectonic plates. Sometimes they slide under one another or push up against each other, creating enormous stress. When they move again, they cause an earthquake. When the ground starts to crack it also starts to shake the ground.

The Earth is made up of four layers - the inner core, the outer core, the mantle and the crust. The mantle is about 1,750 miles thick, while the crust is only about 8 miles thick. When the tectonic plates slide apart, they create tremendous force. This force causes the earth to shake and ripple. Over 80 percent of the earthquakes happen in the pacific oceans in a place known as the ring of fires. Around 10,000 people die in earthquakes every year. Most of the deaths happenP when people are trapped in falling buildings. Scientists can use specials tools to record the strength of an earthquake. The Difference between the 20 plates that make up the earth and the tectonic plates is that the tectonic plates are very close to each other and can rub quite hard against each other.

To keep safe from an earthquake you have to get under a piece of strong furniture and cover yourself. If you are stuck in a building, quickly run outside to somewhere far away from the building.

I think that earthquakes should stop because very strong ones can kill loads of people and of people and in small earthquakes, it can kill animals and badly injure humans. I think that one day in the future scientists will invent aa way to stop earthquakes

Wolf Perspective by Cooper


The real story of the three little pigs
One afternoon, I needed sugar for my cake for granny I decided to go round  the neighbourhood to see if anyone else had some sugar.
I walked to the first house the pig who lived here was fat and cranky. I think that's why he has made his house out of straw cause he tired and lazy got it. I stepped forward and knocked on the door it fell straight in I wasn't going to just walk into someone's house so I called out "Little pig , Little pig no one answered Suddenly , I felt something tingling on my nose then a great sneeze came out and I blew the house down then I saw a the big fat pig lying dead on the floor so I ate him what it was the only thing to do and plus I'm very hungry.
So I decided to keep moving to the fat pigs brother house his house was made out of silly sticks  again with the straw and the sticks just why? So I kept on walking this time I carefully knocked on the door and I looked away quite quickly because of the door then I slowly turned around the door  was still there I heard a response go away you best. I yelled out can you open the door maybe he replied ,again something made me let out a sneeze this one was awful and there he was dead  so I ate him too  you don't want spoilt dinner do you.
I walked to the next house this time I was positive I would get the sugar  I looked around and this house was made from dark red bricks "He must be the smart one in his family" I said to myself. I knocked on the door and there was a loud bang from inside I decided to climb up the chimney to have a look what it was and behind me was the cops  I ran fro my life to try and escape but they were too fast for me so I tried to trick them by hiding by a tree and waiting for them to find out that I tried to hide.
 But at the end they caught me I tried to explain explain but but like all criminals they didn't believe me.




The Pigs Framed the Wolf by Craig


The Three Pigs Framed The Wolf!

Have you read the three little pigs well you haven't read the true story. Those pink porks framed me. I never blow their house down. They are the worst liars ever.

When i was walking down the beautiful beach I saw those little pigs break there ugly house with a giant fan and they blamed it on me they are so cruel! When i was walking down the path for their house and they broke another one of their houses they broke two of their own houses one was straw and one was hay. So then they left out a cake and they filled it with straw and hay so when I ate the cake it would look like I blew their house down. So I ate the cake and I had hay and straw all over my lips. It was so  annoying.
  
I heard the pigs at night because i am a next door neighbour so i heard them talking about me the wolf must go to jail. The next day they called the police and said you have the right to remain silent and i said what did i do they said you broke my house and i said no i didn't. They said than what is that on your lips and i said they made a cake with hay and straw in it and i ate it. They didn't believe me so they put me in handcuffs and i had to go to jail for 5 months. 

Luckily i will come back and sue the pigs for framing me and i will say the guy down the street killed them. So i am in jail and i will get them back and put them in jail for the whole eternity. They will never have to see me again.

Three Little Pig Story by Danny


Why the Wolf is Innocent
  
One afternoon I was home baking a cake for my granny when I realised I needed some more sugar. In this situation I would visit my neighbours to see if the have any spare. Of course I went to visit the three little pigs because they lived nearby. As I strolled along I started to feel as sick as a parrot. I was sneezing a coughing everywhere.  

I strolled to the first house. This house was made out of straw. It didn't look that strong.Firstly I knocked on the door of the first little pig. He looked through the keyhole to see who was there. He answered in a  in polite voice saying "what do you want." I feel my request for sugar was very reasonable. I had a cold and I felt a sneeze coming. I sneezed and the house collapsed. I felt cruel. It made me feel like a tornado clearing out a city. the poor little pig was stuck at the bottom of this disaster. Since it was lying there as dead as a cow I decided to eat it. It made me feel better but I was still sick. Don't you think this house was a bit pathetic?

The next house wasn't much better. I knocked on the door standing there unhappily waiting for an answer. Finally an answer! He answered saying what on earth  do you want! "Some sugar." "Can I please have some?" He shouted at me saying "Go away!" I felt another sneeze coming. Once again the house fell down and crushed him. This pig was also lying there peacefully. Since this pig also got crushed I ate this one as well.

I strolled along the path towards the third house. This house was much better it was made out of bricks. I was ready to get sugar when I knocked on the door but there's no answer. A few seconds later this pig replied and told me to "Get out of my property!" I felt disrespected so I walked back home but before I left another sneeze came. The greedy pig shouted some mean things about my granny. Normally I'm a calm man but when someone talks about my granny in a bad way I get angry. The inside of me felt like a volcano about to erupt. Then I tried to blow the house down because he was saying mean things. The cops came and arrested me. When I got released I was on the hunt for more sugar again.

These are my reasons why I am innocent. I didn't purposely blow their house down, I had a bad cold. If you sneezed the house would probably fall down because it was made out of straw don't you think? The only reason why I tried to blow the third house down because the pig inside was saying some nasty things about my granny. I ate the pig because it was lying there dead. It would have been a waste of food. Don't you think these reasons are good enough? This is why i'm innocent!

Big Bad Wolf by Ben


Big Bad Wolf

One afternoon, I was at home and I needed some extra sugar for my granny's cake. In this situation I would visit my neighbours to see if they have any spare. Of course I went to visit the three pigs because they were local.

Firstly, I knocked on the door of the first little pig. He looked through the keyhole to see who was there. He answered in a rude voice saying, "What on earth do you want?!"
My request for sugar was reasonable. I was as sick as a parrot and didn't feel well. I felt a sneeze coming on and felt like the house was going to crumble in. When I sneezed the wind from my mouth came out like a hurricane. I didn't purposely do it, but, the house was made out of straw basicly dust. That is a bit pathetic don't you think?  

The next house wasn't much better, it was wood-made. I knocked on the door standing there  for an answer. Finally, after a decade of waiting, an answer! He answered saying, "What in the pig's name do you want!
I replied, "Some sugar please. May I please have some sugar?" He shouted rudely at me saying, "No wolf, go away!" I felt another sneeze coming on again. Once again his house came down in crush.
  
I got to the next house, this house looked like a fortress, it was made out of bricks. I was certain I would get sugar. I knocked on the door waiting, there was no answer. A few seconds later the pigs shouted at me through the keyhole saying, "Get lost! Get  off my property!" I felt disrespected. I started to stroll away when the pig started to comment mean things about my granny. Then I grew angry. I felt like a volcano erupting. I turned back and tried to blow the house down because he was saying nasty things to me .

These are my reasons why I am innocent. Don't you think they are good enough? I didn't purposely blow their house down. I had a bad cold. If you had a cold and you sneezed with a house made out of straw it would fall down.   

My profile to go onto the blog by Emma


Hi my name is Emma I am 10 years old and I go to Stonefields School. I have a dog called Baxter and he his 10 years old and I also have a cat called Lola. I like animals, cooking and baking. I play tennis, soccer, swimming and I am a girl. I like running and soccer.
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My Blog Profile by Samara


My name is Samara. I am 9 years old and I am in hub Ahikaa at Stonefields School. My favourite food is wraps.  In my spare time I like to play with my fidget spinner and my american girl doll. I also like playing with my sister Cayla. Me and Cayla like to make videos for our channel Backstage Sisters. We create videos based on the feedback that people give us when they leave a comment.


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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






Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Coming up - Celebration of Learning - Wednesday 12th April, 2017 - Te Oro Music and Arts Centre, Glen Innes


On Wednesday 12th April from 9am - 3pm, some of our learners will have the opportunity to showcase their learning throughout the day, alongside others within the Manaiakalani cluster.

Our Kapa Haka and along with our Pasifika group will perform on the day. This event gives our Pasifika group their first opportunity to perform outside our school, so it would be great if Whānau were able to attend and support all our learners. Please save this day in your calendar. We hope to see you all there.

Kapa Haka will be performing 12:15 - 12:25pm
Pasifika will be performing 12:35 - 12:45pm

There are other performances from across the cluster which can be viewed also throughout the day. Displays from across the cluster can be viewed from 9 - 3pm.

A range of Yr 4 - 8 Stonefields’ Learners will be presenting across the day between 9 - 12 and 1 - 3pm

For extra information please see the Manaiakalani Website link.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Stage 5 Number Knowledge

How are you going with working on your number knowledge?

Have a look at your progressions and identify your gaps (what is yellow or grey). Choose one area of knowledge to practise. Be sure to gather evidence to prove what you can do!

Stage 4 Number Knowledge

How are you going with working on your number knowledge?

Have a look at your progressions and identify your gaps (what is yellow or grey). Choose one area of knowledge to practise. Be sure to gather evidence to prove what you can do!


Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Wetlands Trip

The year's 4, 5 and 6 hubs visited our locals last week as a way of making our learners more aware of our local environment and giving a springboard to our Kaitiakitanga unit. The learners explored, sketched, searched for wild life and researched about the local wetlands. It was a very exciting time and a great resource for us. Check out our photos.







Friday, 3 March 2017

Enviro Group - Kaitiakitanga

The Stonefields Environment Group have been looking at ways in which we can minimise the amount of waste that we are bringing into school. We have decided to run a Zero Waste Day Competition. Each Hub will get given a black plastic bag and we will have collect all the waste that is in the lunch boxes, all the waste that the hub makes and we will see who has managed Zero Waste or who has the least waste.


Our brainstorm and thinking about what we need to do and our next steps. Watch this space. 

Friday, 24 February 2017

Environment Focus - Kaitiakitanga

Our Environment focus for this term is Kaitiakitanga, which means guardianship and conservation. We are wanting to maintain and sustain our environment for the future generations of Tamariki and Whanau. 


Throughout the term we will focusing on a range of activities, lessons and trips that allow us to explore the idea of Kaitiakitanga. 

Monday, 20 February 2017

How Many Words Can You Make?

Leila and Mugdha made 25 words from the word COLLABORATION! 




Carys and Samara made 42 words!



Bella and Lily D made 52 words!



How many words can you make? 


Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Meet the Teacher

Thanks for coming along to our Meet the Teacher this evening. Here are the slides for you to refer back to. We look forward to seeing you again soon. 



Cybersmart Session for Parents

Thanks to all those families who came along to the parent Cybersmart session this evening. Below are the slides for your reference. 

Collaboration and Determination PE

This week in Learning Hub Ahikaa we were focusing on Collaboration and Determination during PE. Have a look at some of our fantastic learners in action. 


PE Week 3 - Collaboration and Determination on PhotoPeach

Friday, 10 February 2017

All About Us in Learning Hub Ahikā

We have each created a slide to share some information about ourselves with each other. We considered what sorts of things nobody may know about us as well as what makes us unique and what makes us excited. We hope you enjoy learning more about each of us!