Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Maui story

This week we have been making an amazing piece writing not just any writing a legend of how Maui caught the North Island. I am learning to retell Maori legends and myths.
Something that has challenged me was putting awesome vocab into my work.
I am proud of my work because I have reached a gold level piece of writing.
When I was doing my writing I stretched my perseverance muscle
I used this muscle because I never gave up and I always went back into my writing to make changes.
Here is the writing that I did.

This is some of the vocab in my myth; 
struck,smeared,outraged,enraged and horror struck there could be some more in there.

The fish of Maui

As the sun rose it shone its awesome canary yellow. Maui roughly jumped into his brothers waka but for some reason it made no noise at all . Maui had to sneak into the boat because his brothers didn’t invite him to go fishing because their brothers were jealous of Maui’s magical abilities. As Maui was in the bottom of the bronze wooden waka his brothers have set sail. The boat has stopped but Maui disagreed with the spot so he jumped out from his hiding spot in the bottom of the waka his brothers where horror shock.

Maui demanded to go on to a better spot than this and they went on as the light of marama the moon guided them towards the great fishing spot. His brothers were agitated with their amazing brother and wouldn’t give him any bait so he struck himself with the magic jawbone and smeared the bone with the rose red blood. He swung his jawbone around his head like it was a lasso he hurled the jawbone into the water. It slashed through the water like it was a tiaha it went at the speed of light.

It snagged onto something very heavy and strong Maui placed his feet so they were firm and locked in place. Maui  heaved,tugged and shaged with all his might. The sea was twisting and twirling the sea was getting outraged. It came to the surface it was just a big black scaley fish the waka lay beached on the fish he told his brothers to wait there and not do anything to this fish while he was gone. The brothers disobeyed their big brother and started hacking into the great fish of Maui to take their share of the giant fish. Maui got back and was enraged with his brothers they had destroyed his fish. Now all his fish was just hills and land.  

Now there is many people living on this giant fish of New Zealand. The rest of the world know it as the North Island.


Thursday, June 09, 2016

Matariki murals

On Wednesday the 8th of June it was Matariki our school was celebrating the mauri new year. There was different things to do but I got to do murals, The murals where for the front of the school because somebody had vandalized and destroyed the panels that was in front of the staff room.

On that day I stretched my collaboration muscle because there was a lot of people doing the murals so we all had to have turns.

Something that challenged me was painting inside the lines because Mrs Hill gave me all the hard parts.

I enjoyed doing the murals because the painting that I did is going to go in front of the school.

Thursday, June 02, 2016


This term I have been working on this really cool castle art.
The challenge for me is to paint inside the lines that you draw to guide yourself.
I am learning to make it look like something is close or far away. The closer it is the darker the colour and the further away means it gets lighter and lighter.
I am proud of my work because it is one of my best paintings that I have ever done in school.

Here is a photo of my castle art.

Bread instructions

This term we have been doing some science looking at changes.
I have been exploring yeast.
I have been learning to make dough and see how much the yeast has risen the dough.
Here is some instructions for you to make some great bread.
I worked hard on making my instructions easy to follow for the reader. I put the ingredients into a list and the steps in order.


Once it was a rainy day and I said to mum “can we make some bread”.

“Why?”. “Because I am bored and I can’t go outside”. “Ok then Chris. We have the ingredients ah. “Yeah I’m sure we have all the ingredients”. Bread rises when yeast and sugar are combined together. Yeast reacts with sugar and puts a type of air called carbon dioxide this air fills up the dough and that is how the bread rises. Also bread rises when you put baking powder and baking soda in. Did you know if you combine hot water with yeast you actually deactivate the yeast and the bread doesn’t rise that is why you only use warm water.


1 cup of flour
1 Tbsp (tablespoon) of white sugar
1 tsp (teaspoon) of oil
½ cup of warm not hot water
1 teaspoon of yeast

1.Combine all the dry ingredients and mix well for one minute to make sure they are all mixed in.
2.Add the oil and the warm water but not hot water.
3.Stir the mixture well for five minutes.
4.Make sure the dough is sticky.
5.walk away for 30 mins to let it rise.
6.Put the dough in the oven at 200 degrees Celsius.
7. Leave the dough in the oven for 35 minutes to make it golden and moist.