Saturday, November 5, 2016

Term 4 P.E

Hey guys welcome back to my blog, today I am sharing about P.E. So far we have been: Sprinting, Jumping and throwing. We have been practicing for Athletics that is coming up soon. In one group we have also practiced for the relay with the batten.

For jumping we played a game called 'This is the way Jenny jumps' or 'This the way Jimmy jumps'. That game is fun, what you have to do is do any type of a jump and the people around you in a circle copies. When you are done demonstrating you nominate another person and the do the same, you go and join the circle.

In the throwing activity we threw as far and hard as you could. When it landed you would move the cone of your team and if it wasn't further than other throw then you don't move the cone. For most of the session for this I was actually doing a job so I don't know what we did in the beginning.

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Thursday, November 3, 2016

Extension Maths

Ki Ora, welcome back to the blog. Today I am going to share about what we have been doing in extension maths. Miss Hill is the teacher and extension maths is tricky but sometimes fun. WALT: solve problems with what we know.
We had a sheet that had lots of questions on it. I worked most of these questions out with Victoria and Liske. Also Bella helped us when we were stuck. (Click on their names)
Here are some examples of the questions.

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Giraffe Art

Over the first weeks of the term we have been doing art. We had to choose a category of art ; the choices were: Painting, Sketching, and Digital Art. I choose to do painting. First we had to draw the giraffe and add the little touches to make everything the right shape.

Mrs Love next gave as little painting sessions to show us how to paint some parts and how to blend colours. Sometimes we had to wait for the paint to dry before we carry on, but sometimes we had to paint over wet paint so it can blend.

The most challenging thing was getting the right shape of everything, also painting in the little gaps. I think my favourite part was painting the patches that are the special feature of a giraffe.
Here is a photo of my finished art up on the wall.


Hey guys welcome back to the blog. Also welcome to term 4, it is my last term at primary. Anyway I today I am going to share my writing. I have chosen to do the comparing and contrast essay writing. There was three options: Essay, retell or narrative. My writing teacher was Mrs Love. So I chose to compare lions and tigers. Here is my writing:

Essay Success Criteria
  • Uses scientific vocabulary
  • Revised and edited
  • Accurate paragraphs with subheadings
  • Essay structure followed
  • No personal pronouns
  • Factual
  • Detailed ideas
  • Sentences- different lengths and beginnings

Comparing Lions and Tigers - Essay

Out in the wild it would appear that lions and tigers are similar, in fact they are quite different. While they do share some similarities, they each have unique qualities that make them different.


These animals are part of the Felidae family ; they can be found out in the wild. The pair of animals are both immense cats (big). Their subfamily is the Pantherinae family which is within the Felidae family. Both animals live in the wild, which makes them wild.

Species of the felidae family including lions and tigers are found all around the world apart from Australia and Antarctica. They are built for hunting ; their hunting cycle is: stalk, chase, pounce and kill with their sharp teeth. Lion’s and tiger’s both can roar but they can’t purr.

Both are apex predators also known as a alpha predator or a apical predator. That is a predator rising at the top of the food chain upon which no other creature prey. The two of them eat other animals which makes them a carnivore. A carnivore is someone or something that eats meat.


A lion’s main and distinctive feature is a mane. Only male lions have manes. Normally the lion’s mane is black and tan. The main colour of their body is tan. Prides are what the lions hunt and live in, it is like a group. Their scientific name is Panthera leo.

The male lions can grow up to 1.7-2.5m long. As the females only grow up to 1.4-1.8m long. Males average mass is about 190kg, and the females weigh around 130kg. Lions have been on earth for at least 800,000-1 million years.

This specie of the felidae family is part of the African origin. These cats once roamed three different continents ; Africa, Europe and Asia. However, they are only found in two different areas now, India and Southern Africa.

Tigers are very unique and special cats. The most distinctive feature on this creature is the black stripes all over the body. Although this specie of the felidae family are actually endangered, they have been on earth for 1.2 million years! Their brain is 25% larger than a lion's brain. The scientific name for this animal is the Panthera tigris.

These hunters still hunt but they are solitary hunters. That means they spend a majority of their lives without others of their specie, for raising their young independently. Being solitary hunters is a survival advantage because the tiger needs to find enough food for itself and cubs. When they hunt they hide in the bushes, then gradually sneaks forward. Tigers have to be silent or their prey will escape.

Male tigers average a length of between 2.5-4m long. Also their average weight is 90-210kg! For females it is a bit different. Females are around 2-2.8m long. The average weight for a female tiger is around 65-170kg. This is a quite a big difference.

Lion and Tigers are both part of the Felidae family, and can be found out in the wild in Asia/African region but they have many differences especially in their weight, and length.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Project Based Learning (PBL)

Hey guys welcome back to the blog. Today I am sharing my PBL. My project was to do with history. I did a slide about history. It had lots of information but I couldn't finish the whole project. I loved PBL time because we got to research about the Olympics and it was really fun. I was in Mrs Carr's PBL group. It was also tricky but fun!

Project Topic: History

Photo/Screenshot of Project (insert below) 2 screenshots of my slide.
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Finish these starters:
  • Something I enjoyed about my project was  researching  because it was fun learning new things.

  • The most challenging thing about my project was finding the right site to find the information because lots of them had different things.

  • The main skill I got better at was getting faster at finding the information I got better at it by working hard on it and getting absorbed into the task.

  • Something interesting I learnt was that the ancient Olympics ended because someone took over.                        

  • What I would most like to change about my project is that I could make a model of something because lots did a model and it looked awesome!

  • I would like to do my next PBL about is probably about fencing because I don’t know anything about it and it might be fun to learn about.

Choose three learning muscles and explain how you used them during your PBL.

  1. Managing Distractions- I used this muscle by making sure that I don’t get distracted by others around me making noises.
  2. Imitation- By going around to see how people were going and how they were going to present it so it gave me ideas.
  3. Perseverance- Because I struggled and I just kept trying harder to do as much as I can. Even though I didn’t finish I tried hard.

Create a Description of Your Project
This needs to have either video or audio. You can use any app you like. Include a link here. You will embed it as part of your Reflection PBL Blog Post.

So there is my PBL Reflection. Now here is my real PBL.

Thanks for looking at my blogpost. I hope you enjoyed it. Please leave a comment.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Calendar Art

Kia Ora and welcome back to the blog. Today I am sharing my calendar art. I put a lot of effort into it. We had to pick out of three options. I picked Mrs Love's art (which was Mrs Hinde at time because Mrs Love is sick) and it was a animal print as the background and black silhouette on top of the prints. It was challenging picking the animal because I wanted to do something that not everyone else is doing. In the end I ended up picking a Dog.

Wow! Introducing the one and only art by Ruby. Just take a moment to look at this spectacular piece of art. If you want a closer look come down to Parkvale School on Thursday 15th of September. As you can see lots of effort went into this art and it is amazing. If you are a dog lover this is the right art for you. I am sure if you don't like dogs you will still love it. The paws are blended because the bottom of the paw is darkly coloured in and the top is lightly coloured in. There is no art like it! It is a really cheap deal and everyone will love this art. You can show it off  on your wall by buying a calendar or any of the other options. The prices are down below.

Calendars $10
Diary's $15
Cards $12
Notepads $12

Buy one of your child's art. All things on offer to buy is very useful. 

Hopefully you have thought about buying this art. 
Thanks for taking you time to check this post out,
Your blogger Ruby.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Colour poem

Hey guys welcome back to the blog. Today I am sharing my colour poem. A colour poem is a piece of writing that describes one colour but six totally different subjects. For my colour poem I have done the colour blue. I had fun writing it and it was also a bit tricky. My favourite line is 'A intense blue eye staring carefully at the rugby match'. I hope you like my post and poem.

Colour Poem

WALT to use descriptive language to help create an image (picture) in our reader's head

Success Criteria
  • Use adjectives to describe the noun
  • Use adverbs to describe the verb (describe how the action is happening)
  • Use a range of verbs to explain what is happening
  • Use a range of nouns that help us identify with a colour

Blue is the colour of…
  • Juicy blueberries squirting on my face
  • The Cookie Monster quickly sneaking into the cookie jar and gobbling them all up
  • An intense blue eye just staring carefully at the rugby match
  • Kids playing in the fresh swimming pool splashing purposely to their friends
  • Sadness from Inside Out touching the memory balls and turning them into sad memories accidentally
  • Dory swimming around the ocean free and happy while finding her way home

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