Friday, 19 May 2017


It was a rainy day outside.and it was sooooo boring inside. Outside was a big  puddle. I like puddles  because l like sliding  

Miss King sied  “Who wants to go to the puddles?” “I do”  everyone screamed. We were so excited we rushed to put our togs on and we ran to the world’s biggest puddle.

We did  some bombs and we did slides it was so cool. Moui did a big dive.  We saw a another puddle by the trees, it was so long.  There was a big puddle by the pump track and we jumped off the pump track and into the puddle.  We ran so fast back to the first puddle and we did a big slide.

Miss King counted down while Mr Burt came. Miss King said “20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 10…” and we did  one more tummy slide. Miss King was still counting 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 and l did one more tummy slide and l ran back to class.

Everyone sied it was so cool and we  watched  ourselves on the AppleTV

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Forces on a Kite

Gravity is the force that pulls everything down to the earth. Gravitational force pulls everything to the centre of the earth. The bigger the mass, the larger the gravitational force. Without gravity we would all float off into space.

Drag is the force that slows the movement of an object through air or water. As a moving object pushes the water and air out of the way, the water or air pushes back on the object. This drag force is always opposite to the way the object is moving. The drag force increases as the object moves faster.

Thrust is the force that moves an object. When flying a kite, the thrust comes from wind. The thrust must be stronger than the drag to make the object move.
In a plane, thrust comes from your legs.

Lift is the upwards force on the kite. Lift is created by air flowing around the kite. The different speeds of the air flowing around the kite make it lift into the air.

Friday, 5 May 2017


Long ago the sky was dark and had no stars.
Deep in Lake Taupo lived a scary taniwha who ate people when it was dark. One day Tamarereti woke up he felt really hungry. Tamarereti went out fishing and caught lots of fish. He fell asleep and his waka drifted to the other side of Lake Taupo.
Tamarereti was hungry so he cooked his fish. It was dark and he was scared of the taniwha, but he had an idea. On the beach lay many shiny pebbles.
Tamarereti gathered as many pebbles as he could hold and set off in his waka.  As he sailed back to his village, Tamarereti threw the shiny pebbles into the sky where they settled to become the stars of Matariki.