Working with shapes

  • This morning Mrs Grant came to our class for Cybersmart and we were working with shapes and she taught us about what we could do. Then she told us to try making an object or animal or anything with shapes. Then she had to go for a meeting so we said bye and made our animals and or objects. I made a dalmatian dog but it looks like a cow I really enjoyed making this I can’t wait for next week.

Learning shortcuts

In the morning today  Mrs Grant came to our class for Cybersmart. We were going to learn shortcuts on our Chromebooks .  Mrs Grant first showed us what we could do if we wanted to learn how to use the touch pad which is for the year fours  mainly and for the year fives we looked at shortcuts. Then Mrs Grant showed us how to get there and when Mrs Grant was finished explaining  Mrs Agnew told Annamaria and I to hand out the Chromebooks because that is our job this week. After that we  went to our tables and opened up our Chromebooks and went to the site. When we went to the site we quickly did our work and Mrs Grant had to go because the bell rang for morning tea. My favorite shortcut is how to lock your screen I enjoyed every part about it I can’t wait for next week.

Kamusta! My name is Graziel

Kia ora! My name is Graziel, I go to Saint Patrick’s School. I am in Year 5 and my teacher is Mrs Agnew. My favourite subject is reading, maths and writing and I enjoy learning new words and multiplication.  I am good at swimming, guitar, drawing and cooking.  My goal for this year is art, cricket, and confidence . In my spare time I like to  draw, read, stare at the ceiling  or at  something else. 

Preparing for Athletics Day

After morning tea my classmates and I went to sit on the concrete wall, and Mrs Agnew told us to be quiet and be good listeners during the session. After Mrs Agnew said that our coach came in and said ‘hello’, he said his name was coach Bart. Mrs Agnew said that Athletics day is on 18 November and coach Bart said that we will be preparing for Athletics day and we were all excited. First coach Bart said “come follow me to the square”, when we were going to follow him Mrs Agnew said do you think its a good idea to take off our jumpers and coach Bart said yeah I think that’s a good idea.

When we went inside the square coach told us to move around the square like a washing machine. When we were moving around the square coach Bart said “run run” and then he said to run on our toes. So we went running with our toes and we were laughing. Next he said we were now going to do it but with our heels. It was hard to run on our heels and we were laughing because we couldn’t do it and also because it was hard. Then he said “now we are going to do it by running tall.” It was fun doing it tall but it wasn’t easy doing it when he told us to try doing it low. We thought it was going to be easy but it wasn’t easy, it was hard. It hurt my back and leg. When he told us to stop we stopped and asked us questions which were easy. The first question he asked us was which was easier if toes or heels were easy and all of us said toes. Coach Bart asked us many questions and when he finished he told us we were going to play a game.

The next game we were going to play was sheepdog. Coach Bart said two people will be the sheepdogs and the rest of us will be the sheep. Coach Bart told us how they had to hit but not on the face, only on the waist or below. They used a noodle which was soft. Coach Bart said the sheep have to be running away from the dog because if they hit us we have to get out the gate and run around the square and come back inside. So the coach gave the two noodles to the people who didn’t raise their hands up. When he chose who was the dog he said spread out so we had to spread out. When we  spread out he said “go” so we all ran away from the dogs. People were running away while the other got tagged. After a while the coach said we have to swap to someone new. The people who had the noodles gave it to someone new. Again we had to spread out then the game started again, we were running fast because we didn’t want to get tagged. The coach then said to stop because we were now going to practice how to run.

Coach Bart said we are going to practice how to run. He said to all be in a straight line, when we were all in a straight line he said we are now going to practice how to run. Coach Bart said when we run we have to prepare like we are  in a race but when we run we have our hands like where our feet are, but your other hand is on the opposite side like this. The coach said you try so we tried and we did it. When we practiced it we knew how to do it, so coach said get into groups of four and when were in groups of four we  went behind the orange cones.

He said “ready, set, go” and we had to run up the hill. Coach Bart said get ready so the person in front went to the blue line and the coach said “on your marks” and coach was looking at our arms to see if our feet and arms are opposite, when coach saw we were doing it right he said “get set, go!”

The coach then told Marii to get the blue bag so Marii went to go get it and when Marii came back the coach gave all of us a foam pig and told us to lie down. The coach said “lie down on your back.” When we lay down on the ground couch put his shoe in front of our heads and he told us to put the foam big where his shoe was. Next he said stand up and try to jump over your foam pig, and when we all did it some of us jumped over our foam pigs. Then the coach said “try to swing your arms and bend your feet and jump.” So all of us tried it and it worked.

Then coach said to put the foam pigs back in the bag, and he said “thank you. I hope you enjoyed it.” I really enjoyed it and my favourite part was when we had to run on our toes and heels. 

Making our Class movie.

At the beginning of the term we created potatoes for our characters  for our movie. Mrs Agnew brought potatoes which  were growing roots and were disgusting to look at. When I picked my potato it was dirty and it felt rough. I used  four sticks for the legs so it could stand; I got two three eyes and glued them onto my potato; I used coloured material for the clothes, and a ribbon for no reason and last of all I got pipe cleaners and cut them into little pieces for hair. They were pink and blue and made my potato look trendy. I enjoyed making my potato.

After we made our potatoes we went into groups  and we had to try making our own stop motion movies.  We were making slow motion movies, and there were Director, Camera person, Scene manager and last of all Editor. My group and I made a few movies and we had lots of fun making our movies but we didn’t get to edit it all because we ran out of time. Making movies was hard because the camera kept moving and moving  because sometimes when we were moving the ipad, it would sometimes fall down or we would move it too quickly and not small moving.

After we finished making our own movies in our group, the whole class had to vote on what we wanted to make. I wanted to be the evil layer so I put my hands up. When we finished voting we had to go and make our backgrounds on what we wanted to be in. First we had to go and get two cardboard boxes and we had to  tape them together, we got a big sheet of black plastic and put it on both of the cardboard boxes but then we realized that two cardboard box won’t fit to take a picture so we had to rip off the other cardboard box so we only had one cardboard box. We taped the big sheet of black plastic on the cardboard box, and then Theo made skulls and bones and stuck them on the evil layer. When we finished sticking all of them on, we had to paint the ground of the evil layer. We decided to paint the ground grey, so we had to mix white and a black to make grey. While we were painting the ground Theo went up back to the class room and made a moon. When he came back he painted the moon grey and when we finished painting the ground Mrs Agnew gave us black and told us to paint the outside black. When we finished we had to let it dry.

When it dried we brought it up and placed it on the table and then we had to sit back down, and think of some names for our movie. We had to vote and first we had to call out the names of the movie we liked and Ms Toland wrote our answers on the board. When we finished picking we had to vote. Mostly everyone picked the Stolen Princess so now our movie is now called the Stolen Princess. This is a brief outline: the spaceship went to space to try and save the princess from the aliens because they wanted the crown. They had kidnapped her at her own birthday party but it has a happy ending.

We had great fun making our class movie. I’m excited for next term because we get to see it on the big screen. Hope everyone enjoys watching.




How to make a fruit salad

Introduction: It is very good to eat fruit during the day.

Equipment: fruit, board, sharp knife, peeler, platter, water, soap.

Steps needed:

1. First wash your hands with soap and water.

2. Next prepare your equipment onto a table.

3. Now get your peeler and peel the skins of the apples.

4. After that cut the apples in half.

5. Now cut out the cores.

6. Now peel the skins of the oranges and kiwi fruit.

7. Next cut them into little pieces.

8. Next place the fruits onto the platter.

9. Now peel the bananas.

10. Slice the bananas on top of the fruit.

11. Empty the skins into the compost heap.


12. After that wash your hands.

Conclusion: Now your fruit salad is prepared you can now eat it.