Friday, 10 November 2017

Our Trip to Kelly Tarltons

It was October the 30th,the sun was shining and the wind was blowing gracefully. Both Room 8 and 7 were getting ready for there big Kelly Tarltons trip. Kelly Tarltons is a Sea Life Aquarium which is placed near the Auckland City and the Mission bay beach.The whole aquarium is runned through pipes under the ground. The reason why our fellow Glenbrae students  were going to Kelly Tarltons was because of one of our amazing topics,protecting animals.

Oh No!

When we got our lanyards and backpacks ready we headed to the hall for last preparations.Our deptitul teacher,Mrs Raj announced a variety of rules Kelly Tarltons wanted us to follow. After that we went straight to the bus which arrived a few minutes ago . We hopped in the bus and greeted our bus driver. We then headed for Kelly Tarltons.

Making Our Own Fishes!

When we arrived at Kelly Tarltons, we went through the entrance which led us to our first destination, The Scott Base. As you might know Scott Base was named after a very special person,this person's full name was Captain Robert Falcon Scott. Captain Scott was a british royal navy officer and a explorer who travelled to Antarctica and surprisingly found a extraordinary fossil. This fossil which was found by Captain Scott contained a lot of information. This fossil was actually the only evidence to show that the world and all its contents and countries were all together as one.

After visiting  Scott Base we headed towards the Penguin Exhibition. When we walked in the Penguin exhibition,the smell of raw fish hit us and the wetness beside the tanks made it difficult for us to walk. We saw some penguins swim and some penguins waddle behind the glass. At this moment it was lunch time and so one of the people who worked at Kelly Tarltons were getting ready to feed each and every one of the penguins. The instructors even lured some penguins in front of us just for show! We moved down towards the end of the glass and there we saw some Penguin eggs ready to hatch any time soon, It was so fascinating. As we exited the Penguin Exhibition we had to take a quick break to have our delicious afternoon lunch.

Look at the Penguins!

A while after the Penguin Exhibition and Lunch time we went to the travelator which took us under a huge tank where fishes and other amazing sea creatures were. The travelator was moving slowly so we got the advantage to look at all of the sea animals while we passed. We all were watching the fishes swim by and then we saw a huge stingray swim over our heads. We then saw a huge shark swimming on the left side of us,most of the Glenbrae students thought it was really scary and so they kept their distance.

A Huge Sting Ray!

After a small ride on the travelator we got to go to the rock pools to feel some sea animals.We lined up and then one by one we touched a small,brown starfish and a coral. When I got to touch the small, brown starfish it felt bumpy and rocky. The Coral also felt weird and sticky. The Rockpools were inside a cafe  and so that gave us a opportunity to look out in the sea from a large glass window.

Touching the Starfish!

After the Rock Pools the rest of the Glenbrae students headed to the bus which was parked outside. We all walked in the bus and there we went straight to Glenbrae on time for the end of the day bell. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Kelly Tarltons for inviting our school to learn about the animals among the sea. We saw a lot of beautiful animals and their natural habitats. We have learned alot from your aquarium,Thank you.

Thursday, 26 October 2017


Halloween is a celebration which occurs every single year on October the 31st. Every year on this very day, kids dress up in costumes and go trick or treating.

Over 2,000 years ago there was a festival called ‘Samhain’, the day before ‘Samhain’ people had a belief that the dead returned as ghosts and so left a glass of wine and bread for them.One day a christian church re-named ‘Samhain’ as ‘All Saints day’ or ‘All Hallows’ in the 8th century. On this day the people also did Souling and Guising.Young people would wear costumes and receive wine,food and money from people in exchange for a joke,poem or a little song.Also on this very day needy people like the homeless would be given soul cakes by the people, in extage the homeless would have to pray for them and their loved ones. When a few years past the people decided to trick and treat instead and so they did. During this time it was more than the trick then the treat, meaning alot of people would dump unnecessary items like toilet paper and eggs on people's houses as part as there halloween spirit.

Halloween these days are now all about ‘trick or treating’. Kids would wear all kinds of costumes and would visit houses for either delicious treats or an amazing trick.On halloween every single year America spends over 6 billion dollars on Costumes and Candy but spend even more on Christmas.

On Halloween there are alot of ways to celebrate like -
  • Putting up spooky decorations on your house
  • Carving pumpkins
  • Go trick or treating
  • Or even watch a scary Halloween movie

You have learnt a lot about halloween as well as where halloween was from and how it came to be.How do you celebrate halloween?

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Favourite Food in Maori

This week for our Te Reo Maori lesson we learnt some of our favourite foods in Maori.During this time I have made a poster with my favourite foods with the maori name beside it.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

The Meaning Behind Photos/Inferencing

For Reading this week we have been learning about inferencing.Inferencing means reading between the lines and going more deeper into the story.When Inferencing a photo we had to compare it to a photo from ‘Six Photos’ a book we read.

Inferences :
This is a back of a library as you can tell
Maybe it was around halloween since the person was wearing a spooky halloween mask
Maybe someone was making a scary movie for an audience to watch?
If this photo was taken years ago maybe it would’ve had a black and white filter instead.

Six Photos by Dylan Owen

We are learning to consider the deeper meaning of an image

Word in a sentence
Its Shoes.
The girls had nob nailed shoes when they took the photo.
Accepting or allowing what others do.
I am passive towards your decision.
World War One occurred centuries ago.
To exaggerate a sentence
‘’Noah has a heart of a lion’’. That's a metaphor.

Can photos help historians to work out what was happening in history? why/why not?

What was different about taking a photo in 1870 compared to taking a photo today?
Now : There are different filters (Snapchat)
Then: Only Black and White filters

Page 10
What is powerful about the image on page 10 - what is the story behind this image?
When the Maori took their pictures they had to wear and adapt to European ways.When some of the Maori resisted they would get a punishment such as taking there land or putting them behind bars.

Page 13
On page 13 we see quite a controversial (in modern times) image - what does this image tell us about what was acceptable then?
- Big Dresses
- Different types of costumes

Why do you think some of these costumes would not be acceptable today?
People nowadays don't wear big heavy dresses.

Page 15
On page 15 we see an image of Irini. What do you think the photographer wants us to know about her?
- Her Special tattoo
- How Irina is wearing both European and Maori clothes.

Page 17
What stands out to you in the image on page 17?
Hard work the family works to look after the farm/animals

If you could ask the family a question, what would you ask?
Would you give up your farm one day and live in a more better house.

Page 19
Why do you think the photographer took the image on page 19?
To Show us what a simple tidy kitchen looked like ages ago.

What do you think was going on outside of the frame
Maybe everything else is also tidy.

Friday, 15 September 2017

Brushing Our teeth

Having good hygiene is really important,one of the most important thing out of all the hygiene categories is brushing your teeth.Brushing your teeth involves using a toothbrush and toothpaste.We all have to brush our teeth twice a day,so we won't have bacteria nor bad breathe.

How do you brush your teeth?
Firstly,wet your toothbrush and add Toothpaste on top of your toothbrush.Squirt only a little of the toothpaste on your toothbrush and gently brush both sides of your top back teeth.Gently move on to brushing both the low back teeth.When you're finished brush the front teeth.At the end brush your tongue.You need to do this 2 minutes twice a day.

What causes our teeth to be dirty?
Many of the bacteria in our mouths are harmful and can form a film on teeth called ‘dental plaque’,which causes our teeth to have cavities and gum diseases.Some of the causes of dirty teeth is also eating horrible and unhealthy food which also can leave your teeth dirty and unhealthy.

Why do we need to brush our teeth?
We all need to brush our teeth so the ‘plaque’ in our teeth which buildups up everyday. disappears.It's important to brush our teeth because if we don't it can lead to a well know gum disease called Gingivitis.We also need to brush our teeth to prevent having dog breathe.

In conclusion we should all brush our teeth daily and keep ourselves hygienic and healthy!

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

World War 1 and the 5 W's

For Inquiry this week we have been learning about World War 1.Here is my template of some questions my teacher has organized for me :

Who was involved in World War One ?
Britain,France,Russia,Italy and the USA.These are the main Countries.
When did the war occur?
July the 28th,1914 to November the 11th, 1918
Where did the war take place ?
The war took place all over the world but mostly happened in Europe.
Why did the war start?
There were a lot of issues which caused the war to happen but one of them were Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie's death.They both got assassinated.
What prevented the war from continuing?
The german.They signed a paper where the violence and the fighting would stop.All of the nations had to agree so set there paths for peace.
How many people died when world war 1 ended?
Over 41 Million people died.Most were civilians.

Why are poppies so important ?

~ During the war a lot of flowers grew within the battlefield.Those flowers which grew on the battlefield were called poppies.The poppy is a remembrance to those who died fighting for not only us but our country,This poppy is a way to honor those people who died.

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