Friday, September 25, 2009

Term Three PMI

Room 21 has had a great term. Here are some of our Plus, Minus and Interesting ideas about term 3.

Rock Van - we got to try out different instruments that we hadn't played before.
Electives - I got to do the one I wanted.
Year 6 tiles - it was fun designing and painting them.
Brainathon - it was a challenge to learn all 50 facts.
Our clocks - it was fun to make them.
Good weather - it was nice to get outside and play sport.
Spelling Tests - when we passed!
Cross Country - it made us fit.
Baseball - we came second.
Sports Elective - we got to play golf.
Basketball - TC got into a team.
Staff vs Students Soccer - we got to see the teachers play.
Kapa Haka - it was great fun doing the performance.
Sport - winning everything in sport this year.
Movie Making - we got to film all the electives and see what they were doing.
Drawing Elective - you could choose what you wanted to draw.
Class Games - fun playing castle, tag, octopus etc

Rock Van - we had to change out song.
Soccer Boys - they had to go into the freezing pool.
Being trapped inside on the last Thursday.
Sport Elective - we went to the Squash club and then they weren't there.
Grammar - it was quite hard.
Pen Licence - not everyone got one.
No drama this term.
School Cross Country - it was really long.
Hard work in maths.
Researching about clocks.

Cheering the teachers on at Soccer.
Maths - AS has learnt a lot this term.
Learning to play an instrument for Rock Van.
Clock Making - we haven't done it before and we didn't know exactly how they would turn out.
Learning how to play touch.
New Zealand Mufti - it was fun dressing up.

Thursday, September 10, 2009


In Week 7 we had a Technology Day to make our clocks. It was a fanatstic day, and we think our clocks look awesome! A big thank you to all the parents who came in and helped us.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

How to make an Ice-cream clock!

How to make an Ice-Cream clock!


  • Sandpaper

  • Protractor

  • Wood

  • Paint

  • Mechanism/Hands

  • Rubber U

  • Two little flower gems

  • Two star and one hand gem

  • Jig saw and Drill

  • Battery

  • Stencil of the Ice-Cream


  1. Draw the Ice-cream onto the wood using the stencil.

  2. Get a drill and get someone to drill a hole through the middle of the actual Ice-cream.

  3. Get someone to use a Jig-Saw to cut the Ice-Cream shape.

  4. Use the sandpaper to smooth the edges of the wood.

  5. Start to get the paint out. You will need metallic purple, black, green, red, blue, yellow, orange, pink, and white.

  6. Start to paint the whole thing white and once it drys add the details.

  7. Paint the actual Ice-Cream green then paint one 1/3 of the cone blue, one 1/3 yellow and 1/3 red.

  8. In between the blue and yellow do a green line, between the yellow and red do orange, and around the edges of the cone do purple.

  9. With pink paint NZ boldly on the cone. With purple paint NZ small. Then stick flowers inbetween.

  10. Use protractor to measure the numbers. Then paint over the numbers 12, 3, 6, and 9. use little lines for 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, and 11.

  11. Get someone to stick the mechanism in the hole.

  12. Put in the battery and you are finished!


How to make a clock

How to make a Fruit Burst clock


  • wood ( 8mm thick, 40cm by 40cm)
  • fruit burst wrappers
  • cardboard

  • paint ( white and blue)

  • protractor
  • jigsaw
  • mechanism


  1. Make a template of circle shape with cardboard.

  2. Trace on to a big piece of wood that is at least 40cm by 40cm and no more than 8mm thick.

  3. Cut out shape with a jigsaw ( Get someone older to help you.)

  4. Paint it white first. Let it dry. Once it is dry paint with blue over the top. Let it dry.

  5. Cut out cardboard numbers and then cover it with fruit burst wrappers.

  6. Use protractor to mark out where numbers go.

  7. Stick on numbers with P.V.A.

  8. Cut a hole in the middle of your clock for the mechanism.

  9. Cover hands with fruit burst wrappers.

  10. Put your hands on.


How to make a Mushroom Clock

How to make a Mushroom Clock


40cm by 40cm piece of wood

red paint

green paint

white paint

jig saw


sand paper


pencil, rubber and ruler

STEP1:Draw your shape on your wood.

STEP2:Draw a circle in the middle of your shape.

STEP3:Cut your shape out and drill a hole in the middle of the circle.

STEP4:Paint your shape red for the top bit and white dots on it. Once dry paint the grass green and the stalk white.

STEP5:Measure out where each number goes and paint them on and if 2 coats of paint are needed anywhere paint it on.

STEP6:Let it dry and put mechanism and battery in and you're done.

TIP:If your paint isn't very good put white on first.

How to make a Smiley Face Clock

  • Wood Base
  • Mechanism

  • Paint=Yellow,Red,Black and White

  • Paint Brush

  • Pencil

  • Hands

  • Maybe a protractor

  • Sandpaper


  1. Get a piece of wood and cut the shape of a medium circle. Ask an adult to help.

  2. Sand the edges of the wood to make them smooth.

  3. Ask an adult to drill a hole in the middle of the clock.

  4. Get the yellow paint and paint onto the wood as well try to paint the edges. Maybe you could add a bit of white paint it brightens it up. Let the clock dry.

  5. Paint anouther layer of the yellow and let it dry.

  6. Get a pencil and draw the nose,eyes and mouth. Draw a circle nose beneath the eyes in the middle. The eyes should be 8cm apart.

  7. Now paint the tongue Red as well as the nose. Let it dry.

  8. With the nose,eyes and mouth paint a thin line line around the nose, tongue, outside of the mouth and eyes and paint the pupil of the eyes. Let it dry.

  9. Now write the numbers on all way around the clock in pencil.Then go over top in black paint. Let it dry.

  10. Put the hands with the mechanism in the hole. You might need an adult to help you.

  11. Put a battery in the mechanism and there you have a clock.


How to make a Triangle Clock


  • Jigsaw- ask an adult to help you with this
  • Drill
  • Wood
  • Paint ( blue and green) -paintbrush
  • Mechanism - battery
  • Hands
  • Numbers using protractor
  • Template - triangle shape


1. Get your template and draw a triangle shape on the wood.

2. Cut the wood with the jig saw, ask an adult to help you.

3. Drill a hole for the hands and mechanism

4. Paint . Wait for it to dry then decorate

5. Use the protractor to work out where to put your numbers, then glue or paint your numbers with a paint brush or PVA glue

6. Put in the mechanism and hands

7.Get the battery and put it in the mechanism

8. Now you have your clock


How to make a Crystal Clock


  • Paint-green, blue, purple, yellow, pink, orange, paintbrush

  • wood

  • mechanism/hands

  • Hot glue

  • 8 mini crystals

  • Jigsaw + protractor

  • Black numbers-12,3,6,9

  • Pencil


  1. Draw a circle on to your wood and get it cut with a Jig saw. Then get a hole in the middle with a drill for your mechanism and hands.

  2. Lightly draw a squiggly line down the middle and on one side paint it green and the other blue. Let it dry then do a second coat.

  3. Get a protractor and mark out 1-12 all around your clock.

  4. Paint a big blob where the numbers 12,3,6,9 are going to be. Let it dry and do a second coat if you would like.

  5. Where your blobs of paint are put the numbers starting from the top in order for 12,3,6 then 9.

  6. Find the marks for 1,2,4,5,7,8,10 and 11 then hot glue the crystals on.

  7. In the middle do a mini circle and put any for colors on it. Let it dry.

  8. Lastly put your hands and mechanism on, and you're done.


How to make a Blob Clock


  • Wood

  • Sticker Numbers

  • Mechanism\Hands

  • Paint = Yellow and White

  • Stick on rubbery letters

  • Jig Saw

  • Glittery stick on shapes

  • Protractor\Pencil

  • Sandpaper

  • Battery


  1. Draw a blob shape onto a piece of wood.

  2. Get an adult to help to cut your wood with the jig saw, and get them to drill a hole in the middle of the clock.

  3. Use sandpaper to sand along the edges ( might be sharp.)

  4. Paint with white paint first.

  5. Wait for paint to dry.

  6. Put yellow paint on ( 2 layers.)

  7. Wait for paint to dry

  8. Put second layer on, then wait for that to dry.

  9. Measure out where the numbers go ( use protractor - every 30 degrees.)

  10. Put numbers on in place the place where you have ruled. ( just the numbers 12,3,6 and 9.)

  11. Put glittery shapes on for the other numbers.

  12. Stick sticky letters on ( you can write anything. It is also optional to put the letters on.)

  13. Tada your clock is made!

Tip: to make your clock work you will need a battery


Monday, August 17, 2009

My song about Limpy the toad

Limpy the Toad

Limpy was a toad
A jolly good toad he was,
He teamed up with Goliath
To save cane toads from us.

They searched high and low
To get a helping hand,
They would jump around
Running from a man.


They found a girl with a stick
Who saved them from the teens,
After that they became
The super duper team.


Guess who he saved
From the strong hands of harm,
That's right, he saved
His little sister Charm.


He had lots of uncles
Squashed on the roads,
Now in his room
Is a dirty pile of toads.


So now you all know
The story of Limpy,
And how he saved the cane toads
From being history!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Weekly Summary Week 4

This week we have been doing lots like cross country. There was a netball game vs Sunnyhills and we won 1/7. Next week is our Brainathon and we are all nervous. Today is Pod 1&2 assembly we wonder what the assembly is going to be about but we know that the Kapahaka & dance groups are showing us what they can do. Today there's a rugby game vs Cockle Bay. I hope we win.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Imagine a place

Imagine a place where it is so cold you would not be able to wear a singlet,stubbies or jandals.
It also has no local four square that is right around the corner instead there would be the local
rugby ground. You would see at least one old timer everyday, believe me there are heaps more than you would imagine. If you walked into the town it would be much more quiet than Auckland because everyone has turned the volume down on their adams apple. And if you took one deep breath in through your nose you would smell the nearest pub reviewing the all blacks game and having a nice cold beer.



Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Imagine a Place

I feel the sun beating down on me. I see kids running about jumping in the water. I smell chlorine all the time. I touch boiling hot tiles, the smoothest water. I hear the ping pong ball smashing the table. Ping pong, ping pong. I hear kids jumping in this lovley blue water. I taste lovely smooth air flowing in and out of my mouth. I feel so relaxed and restful.


Imagine a place...

Imagine a place where you can see people,sticks,water and more.A place where you feel free and can do anything you like.You can smell salt and fresh air.You can hear people running around having fun.You can taste the salt water in your mouth and feel the sand oozing through your toes at the beach in Pauanui.

imagine a place...

Imagine a place that shelters you from wind rain and sun. A place where the smell of every meal fills up every room and every hallway. Where no matter how far away from it you are its always with you. A place where you can hear the yells of younger and older siblings. With the walls and roof towering above you. Where you can feel the open of mums hugs wrapped around you. Imagine a place that you can call home!


Can you guess where I want to be?

I can just the black scene light's are dimming.

I can smell that smell of pop corn and soda.

I can feel the delicate touch of lazy boy seat's.

I can taste the butter from the pop corn driping down my throat!

I feel excited because I've been waiting all this time for my movie to start

Hey turn that cell phone off!

by L.N!

Imagine a place...

Imagine a place where you can see girls squealing their heads off, loads of water and slides, with the sun beaming down on your face, and oops you forgot to put sunblock on! You can smell saussies cooking on the barbaque,chlorine in the pools, and little kids enjoying their ice creams before it ends up on the floor. You can feel hot sun, nice cool water and the saturated togs against your skin. You can hear splish splosh as the kids play in the water, and thump thump as they go down the slides. You can hear the lick of lollipops, and ice creams, and of course I can hear the sound of birds tweeting.You can taste the sweet flavour of ice creams and the disgusting taste of chlorine in the pool. Now you feel ready to head back after a long day at WET AND WILD!

By A.S

Friday, July 31, 2009


Mr.R has dark grey hair. his eyes are blue and he is as tall as a rugby post but not as skinny .He has legs long as five toddlers put together .His gender is male and if he stood next to a tree covered in bark he would loook camouflage but if he turned up in a bundle of hay you would never find him .If he wasn't a principal his other occupation would be a comedian because he is funny .

Description of Mr R

Mr R
Mr R is such a kind and funny principal. Shelly Park School is lucky to have him. He spends time almost every day working with us to teach us sport. He has wrinkly skin, grey hair, hairy legs and arms (so hairy he looks likes a grizzly bear), and he has light blue eyes. If I could choose a principal for any school I go to, you can be positive it would be Mr R!

Mr R

Mr R is a male, he likes to teach/make you do the right thing in rugby, soccer,cricket etc. He has grey hair, wrinkles, he's tall, he likes to eat and when he comes out to play rugby or soccer he wears boots (with metal studs) a sports jacket and sports pants. He will tell you off if you're late or you don't tell him something that he needs to know! He makes lots of loud noise, he's funny and makes fun of you sometimes. He likes to drink tea.I think he is a very nice person.
By C.I

Week 2 Term 3

This week was really fun. we had electives on Monday and everyone in the class liked it.
These are some electives that we did.
Movie making
Cross stich
Also there was cross country on Tuesday and Thursday but on Wednesday we did Jump Jam.
This week we learned about different kinds of clocks because our topic for this term is clocks.
The disco is tonight and everyone is looking forward to it.
This week has been a really fun week.


Tuesday, July 28, 2009


Mr R has brown hair. He is very tall. He has long arms. He is our school principal. His favorite things to do are Rugby, Soccer, Cricket and basketball. He coaches all of these sport as well. He is a boy as you already know. He keeps the school all clean, but he always has muddy feet. He is also married. His wife is a teacher at our school. He calls us funny names like ckicken legs and things like that. I think our principal is very cool.


A Poem About MR.R

A Poem About MR. R
Hairy legs,muddy feet and a bad choice of clothes.
Big shoulders, big knees and a huge nose
Taller then you, almost never mean.
Man,this guy is a sport's machine!
Ready to eat his dinner. ready to drink his tea.
I'm glad he might came play with me!

By L.N!!

Mr R

The principal of Shelly Park School is...Yes it is Mr R.At first sight its kinda creepy cause hes a tall man looking down at you.But he is probably the nicest principal you've ever met.Grey hair,blue eyes,a rugby and soccer coach ,muddy feet and really tall.Yep that's him!


Mr R
Mr R's eyes are blue like the sky. His hair is grey like the clouds. He is like a giant. Sometimes you may think he is scary and sometimes you may think he is nice. He loves to do sport. Rugby is his best. He also calls me midget. He is probably the loudest person I've ever met, but I still think I'm lucky to have a principal like him.
by KV

Mr R

To Mr R

This is honestly how Ithink you look. You are dressed smartly with a tuxedo with a smart tie and grey hair. You are handsome and like to eat. You like to have polished shoes and girls like to hit on you but not all the time. You are hairier than me. You're tall and you make anything look easy. Your eyes are light blue and you would not hurt a fly. You are the best principal and the WHOLE SCHOOL thinks so.


Mr R

Mr R

'Kids hurry up and clean the rubbish." I think you guys know who that is, its our mean old principal Mr R. He has grey hair. He likes to lick his lips a lot. He is the man at sports though and for being about sixty he is good at rugby and soccer. So what do you think of our principal? He can be really really nice but sometimes a bit eh. He can do good stuff like play rounders and just to tell you he has blue eyes and he is a bit fat, yeah he likes his food all right. Even though he is like sixty he still does cricket, basketball, rugby and soccer - he is fit for his age. Over all he is a good principal.

Mr R

Mr R has gray hair and is very tall. He loves to play rugby and all kinds of sports. He calls us nicknames like Ginger Nut and he gives up his lunch times to help the boys practice soccer, rugby, basketball and cricket and he pushes them really hard but it all pays off. He's the best principal ever.



Mr. R has grey short hair with a little bit of white. He has got big blue eyes. He is a boy. He likes rugby, soccer, cricket, basketball, table tennis and eating food. He has long hairy legs and long big arms and makes a loud yelling noise like a grizzly bear growling. He is our principal atS.P.S and treats as very well and makes sure nothing goes wrong. He wouldnt hurt me our my friends because he is the best principal you could ever have so never treat him wrong and he wont treat you wrong.
The End
by K.C.D

Mr R

Mr R

It has grey hair,a tall skinny body and a round tummy,big hairy legs and big nose and makes lots of loud noises. It has very light blue eyes. It is not a spider it is Mr R the big bad boss of the school.



"Crash, Bang, pick up that rubbish, clean yourself, go to my office." You guessed, this is our principal Mr R.
He has grey hair and blue eyes. He is sporty and helps out every sports team that he can. Some people think he's rough and can be mean sometimes but not the rugby boys. Mr R comes out every lunch time to help out sports teams. He even comes to basketball in his own time when he doesn't have to. People can think whatever the want about Mr R, but I think he is a great principal. Best of all he has made nicknames for all of us like Chicken Legs, Spike and even Grandma and these are just a few. Some sports he does with us are Soccer, Rugby, Cricket, Basketball, Sports Rotation and Rounders. People can say whatever they want about Mr R
but I think he is a great principal.


Mr R

He's kind caring and very tall. Hes tough as a cucumber and rough as a beaver. He chat chat chats all the time through sport. He believes in every sport team that he coaches. He's strong and calls us heaps of nick names like Shorty, Hosk, Goggle, Chicken Legs and many more. The thing is, he is a good principal. My principal looks like a extinct dinosaur and looks like a tall tree and smells like a angry nanny. My principal is the best in the whole world!!!!!!!!!!

Description of Mr R

Mr R is a sport genius. Without him we would be history! He has wrinkles, hairy legs, grey hair, and is very old! He also makes up the funniest nick names like Chicken Legs, Um, and Noodles. He loves to play loads of sport, as well as being a principal he is also a coach, he is also hilarious! Mr R is very kind and caring just like any person he looks after everyone. He makes us all feel at home.


Friday, July 24, 2009

WEEK 1 TERM 3 !!!!!!

What a week we have been training our hardest for cross country every Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday as well as rugby against Baverstock. We won 84 - 0 and our next two games are against Star of the Sea and Cockle Bay School. We had a yummy Jesters pie day on Thursday. Today we have girls soccer today at 12.30 with Mrs H. Jade won against navy on Thurday for basketball Jade won 10 - 6!
What a busy week!
AG and CI

Thursday, July 2, 2009

A sport I like to watch


I love cricket.To me watching cricket is like being a puppy with two tails. I will always remember my first ever cricket match. I was only 6 years old at Eden Park. It was a twenty20 match, I was so excited. My dad was explaining all he could while I joined in with the chants. I was a know-nothing about cricket at that time and well look at me now, It's as if crickets in my veins ( it kind of is though,all men in my family play and I've inherited it.) I love cricket so much I even have 10 posters of my favourite team in my closet. My favourite team is the BLACKCAPS!


Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Swimming Lessons!

It was my first day at swimming lessons! I hoped in the pool and Iwas a frozen ice-block.

Then a guy called Ronald bombed into the pool and my skeleton jumped out of my skin!

Then I did a lap in the pool. Then I went on the diving board and I flew into the air!

I fell into the pool like a pile of rocks. When I hit the water it felt like I had landed on concrete

cause I did a belly flop.

The teacher called me to tell time of the lap. I climbed out of the pool like a rock climber,

then I went into the changing room like a soaking wet cat.

When I was changed, Ronald gave me a fright and I got a shiver down my spine that shock the changing rooms down.

When I got home my mum had ants in her pants cause she was worried I would drown in my first swim.

The next day I got up on the wrong side of the bed and fell into the pool like a pile of jelly and swam like a dead fish.

When I got home I had a lot of cookies like I was the Cookie Monster and went bed really tied.

Writers Quiz

On the day of Writers Quiz my heart was exploding with bombs.

Mrs A said, "don't count your chickens before they hatch" because I said "we'll win."

At the compitition RH asked if me cat got my tongue.

CC said "US we are not on the same page right now."

When the competition was finished we were all as happy as a puppy with two tails.

AD and US

A Bad Day at School

It was Monday the first day of the term, I was hoping for no homework but when I asked the teacher he jumped down my thoart.

After that horrible sight I felt as sick as a dog.

At P.E time we had to run around the field 5 times but I threw in the towel after 2.

I knew trying out for the football team would cost a arm and a leg but mum says I am a jack of all trades so I had to try out.

After that bad day I went home. I was so worried that I had butterflies in my stomach about my mum asking how schoolwas today because I did not want to say it was horrible. When I got home guess what my mum asked me... " How was school today?". I replied, today I jumped out of the frying pan and into the fire.

JG, RH and AC

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

The Heart

You use your heart every day and every night.It goes beat, beat, beat pumping the blood around your body. Oxygen and carbon dioxide that is being carried by blood first enters the heart through the right and left upper chambers. The tiny cavities get filled with blood and grow. When they contract the blood pushes the flaps of the tricuspid and Mitral Valves open so that the blood can move on to the lower chambers. When the blood is finished in the lower valves the flaps close up so the blood will not flow the wrong way. The two valves that control the blood leaving the lower chambers are called Semilunar Valves.They act in a similar way opening to allow blood to pass into the aorta and the pulmonary artery on the right. Then they close to stop the blood from flowing backwards.
Did you know...
Your heart never rests and its about the size of your fist!
Your heart pumps more than 200 million litres of blood in a lifetime!


The Digestive System

The food we eat has to be processed so we can get the nutrients out of it so we can keep our body healthy. This is how the digestive system does this: First you bite the food, the tongue and the teeth chew it.Then it goes through the stomach and it breaks down and churns the food. Then it goes through the small intestines which squeezes it along and absorbs the nutrients in to the body.Then in to the large intestines. The waste is pushed out when you use the toilet.

Interesting facts
Did you know if your small intestines were uncoiled they would be as long as a bus!


The Circulatory System

The circulatory system is one of the important and fascinating systems of your body. The system takes blood around the body. It is controlled by the heart. The reason you need blood going around your body is because it carries oxygen and nutrients around. The steps of the circulatory system are: The blood enters your heart, then it goes to the right atrium. After that it will travel to the right ventricle, then it is pumped to the lungs, the lungs will add oxygen, it goes back to the heart and it enters the left ventricle, and the blood is pumped to the body, following that it returns to the heart. It is all used to move blood around your body. The veins and arteries carry it.

  • If all your blood vessels were laid end to end they would circle the wold twice.

  • The average heart beats 70 times a minute.


Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Outerspace Postcard

To Scuttlebuddy,

In the holidays I went to Sockie Afribop and Austraflapper. In Sockie Afribop my robot really piffled me off. I also bought a Sockie Afribop rugby topplepop and lots of lollies. This was one of the best holidoopers ever. I will always remember it! When we landed in Austraflapper we went to our scuttlebuddy's whoscoop. When we got there we went to the shopplepop and got a drink and a chud chud bar. Finaly, we got back to the whooscoopwe went to the playagooble and playagooble some cricklebat. I bought some really cool tred covers.Then before you no it we were on the plane back HOME!!!

Lots of likings CI

Outerspace Postcard

To Scuttlebuddy,

Two weeks ago we played Carlton. They looked very scootzo to me. I scored a try and did a dance. My parentosauruses were belly chuckling after my try. Then a player boffeed me off onto my popplepot. We won the ball back then someone did a dangerissimo tackle 0n me. He was a very ugly critto but anyway I wasn't hurt. We ended up beating them.

Lots of likings , SC

Outerspace Postcard

To Scuttlebuddy,

At the weekend I went to get my hair cut. I had to close my lookers. When we got home we went to the Warehouse my brother piffled me off, as he always does. And then I used my thinker so I went to play my XBox 360 but then my brother said come watch the movie I made on the computer. After that I was bellychuckling all day. Yeah it was a good weekend really.

Lots of likings,

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Body Alliteration

We are learning about the Human Body. Here are some descriptive sentences about some of the body parts - we have tried to use alliteration.

Squishy squiggly intestines like sausages. MS
The lonley liver loves life inside that squishy slimy googy body. CH
Uncooked sausages like worms digesting doughnuts. RDS
Smooth slimy squashy stomach digesting delicious doughnuts. SD
Squishy slimy noodle-like lungs breathing constantly. GS
Scaly soft lungs like slimy salmon. TC
Moaning mayhem more McDonalds (stomach). JM
Small squishy heart bearing blood. US
Pumping puffy pale red heart. RH
Disgusting droopy intestines digesting diet coke. CND
Slippery slimy sausage like intestines slicing up sushi. LN
Squiggly stretchy sausages brain like breakdown (intestines). AS
Long loopy lungs like lips. AC
A strawberry red heart pumping watery slimy blood. JG
Squishing spongy lungs like scaly steak. KCD
The hungry stomach howling hard out how good at howling every night. CI