Sunday, 8 December 2013


Generosity Adventures Of Toby

To day I watched the movie Adventures Of Toby it showed our value Generosity by , The boy giving his dad a wheat thing to eat. But his dad didn't eat it he showed his how you can make something big from something small.

The things that people didn’t show generosity is the boy who wasn’t sharing the wheat things even one of them.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Empathy Empathy Boomerang

Empathy Boomerang

In the movie Life Vest it showed Empathy by everybody helping each other
and trying to feel like what other are thinking and what they are feeling like. At the start a boy fell of his skateboard and a builder  walking past helped him up , it keeped on going like that and eventually it went back to the start.

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Charlotte's Web
I watched the movie ‘Charlotte’s Webit showed fairness by Charlotte standing up for the pig (Runt) who wasn’t getting any milk from her mum because the other pigs weren't letting him in and he was too small. Her was going to kill the runt with his axe but Charlotte was watching him and stopped him just in time.The runt pig went from not being looked after properly by her mum to being cared for by the girl.

Monday, 28 October 2013

Ancient Egypt Daily life of a soldier

Ancient Egypt Daily life of a soldier
Soldiers in Ancient Egypt were different from modern day soldiers. Their clothes, food they ate and their weapons were not the same as today. It was an job option, depending on your place in society. Today soldiers can come from any part of the

society, if thats what they choose to do. Today, soldiers get more time off to do other interests or activities, where as in Ancient Egypt, soldiers had little time off. When they did, it was associated with the job of being a soldier.

Soldiers lived in small mud brick houses with little furniture. They had a few baskets for storage or a chest. They slept on a mattress filled with wool, straw or some rolled up mats. There was no running water to the house, this would be only for the wealthy such as the pharaoh or a noble. They would have to carry water in containers from a river nearby back to their house.

They wore just a white linen loincloth with a helmet for battle also they would carry a sword and shield. The options for weapons were quite immense. They could have a range of the following, depending on their position in the army - dagger, sword, bow and arrow, spear, mace, battleaxe, sling shot, or a club. They would also make use of battering rams during battle.

The soldiers had little free time. It was usually spent preparing for battle and readying the weapons - sharpening. They would train for battle or play games that would increase their strength and skill. These games included tug of war, hunting, swimming, boxing, wrestling, archery, sandbag lifting,knife throwing and free fighting.

Soldiers didn’t have a toilet in their house so they would have to do their business  in a river or pond. Ancient Egyptian soldiers were very clean people like other people in the society, they washed their hands before eating by dipping them in a bowl of water and they recycle as much as possible by giving it to the goat. The poorer people such as the soldiers used their fingers to eat also it was considered rude to stare at your food even if it was something like  a stuffed pigeon.

Ancient Egyptian soldiers compared to today are quite similar in some ways , the are both brave and fighting for rights.The different  things are that Ancient Egyptians didn’t have guns,battleships, aircrafts and as much time for leisure.

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Animal Report

Komodo Dragons
The Komodo dragon is the largest living lizard in the world.A fierce predetor that can kill prey as large as water buffalo.It has even been known to attack humans.

In the wild Komodo dragons only live in the lesser Sunda islands of Indonesia.They are named after Komodo, one of those Islands. There are about 3000-5000 Komodo dragons in Indonesia. They are protected by the law.

The Komodo dragon is a type of monitor lizard. Like other monitors,it has a long head and neck,a heavy body and a long tail. But the Komodo dragon is larger than other lizards.It can reach to a lenth of 3 metres. Some males weigh 70 to 170 kg.

The skin of a Komodo dragon is scaly and grey-brown in colour.Its tongue is yellowish and forked (split at the end). Like a snake , the lizard flick its tongue in and out to get information about its surroundings.

Komodo dragons can run as fast as 20 kilometres hour. They are also great swimmers and climbers.

These lizards are carnivores so they eat carrion (bird like a vulture) or animals that are already dead. But they also hide along trails, waiting to pounce passing cattle, deer, pigs other animals. (they don’t have many predators). There predators are human and human waste which is created from the sewage pipes going into ponds where Komodo Dragons drink and chopping down trees which ruins their habitat.   Adults even hunt smaller Komodo dragons, They use their sharp, curved teeth and claws to bite and tear their prey. Sometimes they wait for their prey to die before the eat it. Scientists used to think that deadly bacteria in the Komodo Dragons saliva poisoned by the blood of its prey. But later - scientists found out that the lizards mouth produces venom.

Female Komodo Dragons lay eggs in deep burrows. The eggs hatch in April or May. The newly hatched young are about 45 centimetres long and have to live in trees for 6-8 months when they're young. A baby Komodo Dragon is called a pup also a family of Komodo Dragons are called a litter, there are about 20 dragons in a litter.

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

What makes us Kiwi Speech

What makes us Kiwi ?
Bonjour! Konnichi Wa! Bula! or Kia Ora and Hi everyone, I’m Ben!
So, what does make us Kiwi?  Is it our land, culture or language? Or, is it the people that make us Kiwi?
I’m going to tell you what I think makes us who we are as Kiwis……

Our land and native bush shapes our culture – we  enjoy outdoor activities, like hiking, snow skiing and water-skiing in our mountains, lakes and sea.
Our native bush and birds are so important to us, that we are named after the Kiwi!
Also our top national netball team is named after the native silver fern. 
New Zealand is in the southern hemisphere. So when Kiwis think of Christmas we think of summer. During Christmas Kiwis go to the beach and have barbecues. Instead of holly and mistletoe, we have pohutakawa trees and rata tress, which flower in the summer. These trees are symbols of Christmas in New Zealand.
Kiwis love a good a game of footy. We are well known for being good at rugby. 
In our history we beat the English at their own game because we were able to play in the big wide open spaces of New Zealand. The All Blacks represent us with our good Kiwi values of Pride, fairness, respect, perseverance and excellence.
Have you ever heard Kiwis say strange phrases; like; “Put another steak on the Barbie” and “Like some fish and chips, mate?” – well, that’s called Kiwi slang. Our culture is full of it.

Sir Edmund Hillary was a great Kiwi with good Kiwi spirit and cultural values. 
Sir Edmund Hillary, as you know, is famous for being the first to climb Mt Everest – the tallest mountain in the world. I believe he could only do this with the help of these great kiwi values. He comes from a place where being in the outdoors is a natural part of everyday life.

So, it’s our landscape, culture and people that make us who we are – Kiwis. We are people with unique values of generosity, perseverance, pride and excellence. Also we have become a nation who has developed it’s own slang language, that no-one else can understand. Here is a little test to see if you actually are a kiwi.

“Gidday, mate! Lets go to the dairy this arvo for some jaffas and a fizzy drink, then back to my place for a barbie?” Don’t forget to bring ya jandals
If You don’t understand that your obviously are not a kiwi.

Monday, 8 July 2013

Stolen Jewels

Click above.
Stolen Jewels
Long ago…
Broke into pyramids
to steal all gold inside
Chests,Crowns Jewels.

Scrambling over fallen ruins

Looking out for traps

Down,  Down, Down
Does it ever end?

Spitting, Crackling, shining bright torch in front of me
Leading my way to fortune

I think I’m nearly there
All that gold will be mine
I’ll be filthy rich. Mwah Hah Hah Hah!

Finally I’m there I see radiant colourful paintings ,
Hieroglyphics but where is the bounty?
Nowhere to be seen…

Success Criteria for Free-form Poem
  • To reflect the mood of the pharaoh or a tomb robber
  • To bring some of the mystery of Egypt to your poem
  • To cut out small words - use the word knife
  • To use a Thesaurus to add 4-5 improved words
  • To set out in free-form - one or two thoughts per line

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Muddy, Wet and Stitch

Muddy,Wet and Stitch

On Tuesday the 21st of May we had our cross country like always, but this on was different it was at Medbury school.When I was waiting outside the sliding door I was thinking it looks so muddy and wet why are they making us do this,it was pouring down with rain. Just then I heard a shout “Year 5's over to the starting line”I walk to the starting line.

I was waiting at the starting line getting ready to Zoom! off then Mr Taylor boomed in a loud and low voice “Go!!” and we shot off like bullets. I started off at the back.I was getting faster.I went round the walnut tree though the rugby posts,around the mini football goal and more.

In no time I had done my 1st lap and 1 and a half laps left to go. I was getting faster. I had just zoomed around the mini football goal and was just about at the finish. I only was a few metres away from the finish and I could hear my mum cheering me on.I was sprinting so hard I nearly had a heart attack.

In seconds I thunder down the finishing line and I was muddy,wet and I had stitch. I’m not really a big fan of running but when I got my number on my hand I couldn’t believe my eyes I had came 10th. I I think I put all my effort into the run and tried my best thats why I got such a good placing.

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Camp Diamente

Success Criteria:
  • Re-tell a camp experience in a diamante form.
  • We used an online site to help follow the form of a diamante poem.
  • Use the senses. 
  • Improve words with a thesaurus so we have no repeated words.
  • Understand that every word you use is precious so cut small words that do not help the poem.

Thursday, 28 February 2013

Extreme bisciting

Vrooom  grrrrrr!!!! went the boat. I was in the biscuit getting towed
at 150kph with skiing goggles on. Everything around me was orange through the goggles and water was whooshing in my face.

I could hear the gushing and the gurgling of the boat, what a gutsy noise it was. I was going left to right over the wake getting 60 points for airtime. “Oh! No!,” said dad.I have too much weight on one side I was going to fall off ....splash !!!!I fell off. But fortunately I grabbed the biscuit  and got back on I was going again.I was as smelly a as a fish tank with dead fish in it.I Saw lot of jet boats all around me going really fast then suddenly I got flinged off,I did a roly -poly and lots of water came gushing up my nose ,and found myself in the water after 2 minutes I felt cold my teeth were chattering.When my Dad saw me he turned the boat around and hauled me into the boat .Then I felt warm.By Ben Shand.