Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Anne Kayes📖

Yesterday, Anne Kayes came to our school to talk about her book called Tui Street Tales. She read a little bit of her book to kauri team and it was really good. I would definitely recommend it to you guys so maybe you can go to the library and borrow it.

Monday, 10 September 2018

Maori language week

Made with Storyboard That This week we have been learning how to speak in Te Reo.

Thursday, 30 August 2018

Speech writing📄

My Speech

Title: Plastic bags    

I am transparent and often mistaken for jellyfish. I pollute the environment and can block drains. It takes me 1000 years to decompose. I can get into the soil and release toxic chemicals. Animals eat me, then die. What am I? I’m a plastic bag.

It might not sound like much but it is a big problem. Every minute one rubbish truck worth of plastic is dumped in the ocean. Woah, that is WAY too much! I think all of us should stop using plastic bags.

My first reason is because they harm wildlife. Animals think the plastic is food so they eat it and die. Over 100 million marine animals are killed every year because of plastic in the ocean. Scientists estimate that there are 100 million tons of plastic in oceans around the world. It is expected that another 60 billion tons will be produced this year alone!

Sometimes plastic ends up as part of a food chain.  A fish think it is food and eats it. Then another fish eats that fish and then we catch the fish and realize that it has eaten plastic and cannot eat it. Or even worse, we eat plastic contaminated fish. Yuck!  Now 500 species are known to be affected by plastic bag pollution because of us!

Approximately 1 million seabirds die from plastic. The seabirds, they eat plastic bags thinking it is food and cannot digest it so they die. Also they can get caught in the plastic bag handles that are floating in the sea or on land and die because they cannot move. Sounds sad right? Well that is the exact reason why we have to stop using them.
On average we only recycle one plastic bag in every 200 we use. Each year, an estimated 500 billion to 1 trillion plastic bags are consumed worldwide. That comes out to over one million per minute. Billions end up as rubbish each year.

There is only one person who can make a change. That person can make a big difference and that person is you!  Start by using reusable bags. Now in some stores you can get a reusable bag and get it replaced for free! You are the one that can make a difference.  Start today!

Thursday, 2 August 2018

Film Festival🎥

                  We went to the Civic to watch lots of short films. Here are my favourites.
This is my favourite because the black fish is really cute and it shows how teamwork makes the dream work. 

I like this film because the little boy is very kind for his father.

At first I thought that this one was SUPER BORING but at the end it was AWESOME!

Friday, 29 June 2018


On Wednesday 27 of June we went to Arataki Regional park. First we went on the bendy bus to Arataki. Once we got there we had to scrub our shoes to prevent Kauri dieback.

Then I went along the loop and the nature trail with my group. We had a checklist so we looked for spiders. we had to go deep into the bushes to find a very cute blue spider making a web. It took us 10 minutes to find it but it was worth it.

 In the last block I did a workshop to learn about the life cycle where insects are important. We used something called a pooter. It is something where you suck up a bug through a straw and catch bugs but you can't accidentally suck it into your mouth.

At the end you can release your insect. 

Going to Arataki was very fun and I learnt lots about insects..

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

🐚Report Writing Lillia🌊

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Have you ever seen a crab when you were at the beach? Well that means you have seen a crustacean! Crustaceans are crabs, lobsters, shrimp, sand hoppers, barnacles, crayfish and slaters.

Crustaceans are usually found in the ocean but some crustaceans live on land as well. The only crustaceans living on land is the slater, also known as a woodlouse.

All water crustaceans have a exoskeleton made of calcium. Their body is made up of an antenna, eyes, thorax, crusher claw, walking legs, head, swimmerets, flippers, tail and abdomen.

Crustaceans eat scraps and dead creatures, but slaters eat rotten wood.

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My favourite crustaceans are hermit crabs because I think they are cute. Here is a diagram of one.

We need to look after crustaceans because they are a great food resources and they clean up our oceans. You can help by not using plastic and picking it up.

Friday, 22 June 2018