Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Art conversation 2

Here is my writing about the Art piece below. I like this type of writing because it gives you the topic but you can come up with a completely different piece of writing than another person writing about the same photo. Also I like it how we have a criteria to go by. Here it is.

  1. Use a very short sentence.
  2. Start your sentence with an AAWWUBBIS (Opener sentence)
  3. Ly start – Start a sentence with a ly adverb.
  4. Em – dash. A dash is used to set off information in a sentence with dramatic flair.
  5. Use speech punctuation


The park

As I run off towards, the grassy leafy park with my dogs barking loudly by my side. Just love these times!!! When my brother is at the skateboard park, and I am running around in the park next door. While I am running, I can feel the crunchy leaves beneath my feet and the squishy mud.

Shortly after a couple of dogs came running up to me and my dog buster and started to play around, then there owner came along and made them carry. So in the end buster and I started to play fetch
“go buster go” I yelled at the top of my voice
He came sprinting back towards me and gave the stick to me and so I threw it in another direction and so I yelled and pointed to the direction
“Over there buster over there.”
But no he didn’t  know where it was so I ran with him towards the stick.

After we did that I heard a yell for my name - It was my brother yelling.
“Where are you? Where are you?”
“I am here! coming.”
Now let's go home  
“It’s late so let’s head home” I explained
So off we went home.

Art conversation 1

Here is my piece of writing about the picture below we had to write about it and include these things underneath

  1. Use a very short sentence.
  2. Start your sentence with an AAWWUBBIS (Opener sentence)
  3. Ly start – Start a sentence with a ly adverb.
  4. Em – dash. A dash is used to set off information in a sentence with dramatic flair.
  5. Use speech punctuation


 As Dan and I are scanning the forest, we finally found our enemies.
“Hey look!” I shouted to Dan.
“What?” Dan yelled back.
Slowly we creep forward towards the ostriches. Dan has a shot. He hits the big one, still holding the rope connected to the spear. While it is slicing the air - like a very sharp blade cracking through concrete.
“Ouch!” I think.

Then I get ready to have a shot but…. no I don’t want to.
“How can I do this to these little baby ostriches?” I think to myself.
“Now the little ones have started to run oh no now what are we going to do?”
“Just leave them here?”
“We have got the big one everyone at home should be pleased they will never know that there were two more here” I exclaimed
“ Yeah true” Dan said
“We will have more next time we come out that is a good idea” I explained
and so they took the big one home!!!

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Here is my piece of writing about powerless we had to watch this clip below my writing. We also had to include these
  1. Use a very short sentence.
  2. Start your sentence with an AAAWWUBBIS (Opener sentence)
  3. Ly start – Start a sentence with a ly adverb.
  4. Em – dash. A dash is used to set off information in a sentence with dramatic flair.
  5. The subject sentence. Start your sentence with the subject. (Interrupter)
I included them all and the things I have highlighted are the same as the things highlighted. hope you enjoy reading.

As I fall into a deep sleep, I am dreaming about my robot and how I am meant to make it go. All through my room I have words like no progress and locomotion failure and non functional. Suddenly hear big loud footsteps heading towards the door. I wake up fast… “What is it?” I think..

Slowly I pull my glasses down to get a better look, so I get up and follow it outside. As I walk towards the torch, I realise it is my robot. My robot. It’s alive, he has yellow eyes is that right, with excitement. I find myself in the forests with the owl howling, birds chirping and crickets going cricket cricket cricket. I see this little red fairy flying above the robot then this yellow fairy pops out - flopping to the ground, his engines stop immediately, flying above me and my broken robot.

Quickly I head back to my old half broken house. Suddenly there was……  a knock at the door. What is it? It was the robot not with yellow eyes but with blue eyes!!! As I pull my glasses down to get a better look, I am sure it was my very own invented robot. Now all my words can change……


Thursday, 29 October 2015

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Designed to sell inquiry

for our designed to sell inquiry we had to make a product and design a advertisement for the product I chose to do pink choc chip cookies. We had to include a picture, logo, cost, where you can buy it, colour, do not make it to busy

Friday, 28 August 2015

Geometric Shapes

In maths this week we have been doing Geometric shapes. I have made a 16 sided one and off each point there are about 15 different lines coming off each one. I had to use a ruler and did not use a protractor That is why It is not exactly perfect measurements.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Inquiry Question

Here is a Voki which is about what my main questions are from our inquiry I am doing my one which is about organic. listen to this video to find out what my question is!!!

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

National Young Leaders Day

National Young Leaders Day 

Our Havelock North Primary school Leaders went on a trip to Palmerston north for the day. We all had a great time there and travelling to Palmerston. A special THANK YOU  to the parents and Mr Kinsey and Mrs Cameron for getting up so early and taking us on this awesome experience. We all had a great time listening to the amazing speakers and doing little fun activities. The first speaker was William Pike. Here is his story and the main message he was trying to send out to us, photos may be a little blurd.

William Pike

He went on an adventure climbing a mountain near Mt Raupehu with his mate James and he found a lake and a little shelter area that was like a little house it was -8 degrees Celsius and this Adventure changed his life forever. Then overnight Mt Raupehu erupted and William got blown  up against the wall by rocks coming flying at him. Right when that all happened James woke up. William said 
"go find someone to help and tell my family I love them". James was uninjured ran down the mountain saw a dozier got a lift to the bottom got help right at the moment he thought he it was his last seconds of being alive the Mt Raupehu rescuers came and saved his life forever. James was a hero. they took him immediately to hospital and his leg got amputated. It took him 9 months after amputation to walk properly again. then He went back to climbing mountains.

The main message he was sending to us was All passion no limits, passion creates success, courage, teamwork, resilience. He does not look at what he cannot do he looks at what he can do.

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Thank you for reading and looking at the photos Hope you enjoyed



I did this peace of Art on Matariki. Before I started it I had to collect facts and data about Matariki then I designed my Art work. I did it a couple of times, Then did a good copy and here it is
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Strawberry inquiry

Strawberry inquiry 

Here is a link to my Prezi which has lots of information on it about what I have learnt. We also went as a class to Scotts strawberries and got loads of information from Billy. Here is my model of  a strawberry I made. It did not take long you could make one at home.  

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Thursday, 4 June 2015



Here is my art. We had to design what we were going to do in our book and here is my draft design and then my good one. I painted and stuck houses on, we had to go through a process of doing it on black paper creating the houses to make them small enough. We also had to learn how to double dip the paint by using one color then the next. I did that on basically everything. Here they are hope you like the finished one!!!

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Thursday, 28 May 2015

Quick write


Here is a piece of writing I have done this week. We had to use complex sentences, short sharp sentences and placing commas in the correct place, And use paragraphs you did not have to but I decided to. We had to do base our writing on this photo. Here is my writing, Hope you enjoy.



As I set off out of Auckland on an adventure. Lonely. I find a jetty. The sky looks sad. Just like me. When I take my shoes off, I step onto the rough, jagged, old, rusty floor, my feet feel like they are crumbling off. Why did I come? The sea may be flat but it looks cold. I will still do this.

I hesitate, to jump off. Push, heave, scamper. Then I fly up up and up, slowly starting to drift towards the water “I have never done this, Oh no, did I want to do this, why am I doing this?”. I may look like I am fling like a bird but I do not care. My back has just clicked. “Ouch”. seems bent.  

Now I am close. I yell “help” but it was too late. Splash. Ouch. As I belly flopped into the water, just then I realised there was no way back up. After I had looked around for a while, I found a little post that is held the jetty up.  There are little posts coming off it I should try hold on and climb up to the jetty. I made it.

“I wondered, ‘What should I do now? Should I try again. I may aswell. Here I go.” 1,2,3. Off I go. While I am going flying down to the water, I wonder could I do a bomb? No. Well this may be fun. but I need to get home. I am in the water now. Although I am in the water, I cannot find the post that has the little ladder parts coming off it.

Oh no” I am starting to panic. Just as I thought I was alone….mum came running out on to the jetty and yelled “I have been looking for you every where”. “Mum I cannot get up. Do you have a rope? Chuck it down”... While mum is looking for the rope, I start look around a bit more. I found the ladder. “Don’t worry mum I can get up.”

After I got up mum and I headed for home, it felt a lot quicker. This has been a long day. Although I may have felt unhappy at the beginning, I am happy now I have jumped off there. I may have suffered a little.

By Annabel

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

My egg

My Egg named Mr Potato

We had to look after an egg and mine was named Mr Potato. We got them on Tuesday and mine died on Thursday morning. It was quiet hard because they had to be with you every second of the day or you could get someone to egg sit. Here is my timetable for my egg.

Here is Mr potato at school with his           
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here he is in the house at the pony
here he is on a book trying to read it at school

He is in the car dropping my brother off at school in the morning

here he is on the high table at school trying to drink my water(wrong end mate)
He died in the morning

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

reading about caves

Our class read about caving and had to do a worksheet about what we learnt and what we already knew caving this is my work that I did on caving it is a pictograph 
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Anzac Biscuits Recipe

Anzac Biscuits Recipe

We are doing this thing about Anzac day and I chose to do the Activity about Anzac biscuits and this is what I found out and here is a recipe and some facts about Anzac biscuits.  

you will need:  

  • 1/2 a cup of plain flour
  • 1/2 a cup of white sugar
  • 3/4 of a cup of rolled oats 
  • 3/4 of a cup of coconut 
  • 1/2 a teaspoon of baking soda 
  • 100 grams of butter
  • 1 tablespoon of golden syrup
  • 2 tablespoons of boiling water    

  1. mix  together flour, sugar, rolled oats, and coconut in a bowl
  2. get Adult help to melt the butter and golden syrup in a saucepan over low heat 
  3. put the baking soda in a cup and get an adult to help you add the boiling water to the cup. The mixture should foam up and then add this mixture to the golden syrup and butter mixture
  4. pour the wet mixture into the dry ingredients 
  5. stir well
  6. grease a baking tray and put tablespoonfuls onto the tray and they need to be at about 4 centimeters apart 
  7. bake them at 180c for about 15 minutes or until the biscuits are golden colour

Facts about Anzac biscuits:

  • we remember the people who died at war by making the Anzac biscuits
  • Anzac stands for Australia New Zealand Army Corps  
  • also families commemorate the day by making Anzac day
  • it seems that the first Anzac biscuits were made by mothers, girlfriends and wives who were left at home with soldiers who have gone to war 
  • Nobody knows who made the very first Anzac biscuits 
  • these women wanted to send parcels of food over but they had to go in navy ships and there were no refrigerators so the food had to be long lasting as well as being healthy and tasty   

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Champion Class

Champion class

Our class had to write a poem about a moment that took 10 seconds. We had to include strong verbs, a new action on every line, all the lines had to start with a Capital letter. Here is my poem, I hope you enjoy reading it!!! 

There are two left in the ring
Gradually moving him into a halt
Squeezing on the reins
Wrap my legs around him
Try to stay seated in the saddle
Eyes turn to the judge
Keep moving “You can do this”
Nudges him over
Hurry up I think
We can do this

The pony
Everyone with eager eyes
                      and Waits
Hesitates to move on…
We got champion!!!

Monday, 11 May 2015

To the unknown soldier

To the unknown soldier

We did a writing activity about war. We were writing to one of the soldiers who had died at war but we did not know who we were writing to. We had to include paragraphs, short sharp sentences and complex sentences. Here it is.

To the unknown soldier

Last week we remembered you. I wanted to write this letter to you about my thoughts. While I am in my classroom writing this letter, I am thinking about how you would feel. We are all safe and sound from war. Warm and comfortable.

I want to tell you that we all feel very pleased that you went and saved us all. Even though you may be up above us we still feel for you and are sorry that you died at war.
Did you want to go? At any time did you feel you were dying? Your family would have thought about you every day and every second of that day.

I cannot imagine what you felt like when you got sent to war. Where you ever alone? You must have got scared if there were a whole heap of people coming towards you. Was there gunshots and other sounds around you? You must have been very scared as you heard every gun shot go off. It could have hit you at any point in time. After there was a gunshot, did you ever feel that you got shot? We have learnt about about the women who helped the wounded soldiers and if they could not save the men they would sit next to them and give the men company.  

How did you feel when any of your friends got killed? What did it feel like holding a gun for the very first time? You would have been horrified when you had to hold the gun for the first time of your life. I wonder how you felt as you got sent to war and was made to shoot people and try and kill them. Did you get badly injured before you died?

When you went to war, you would have been horrified. How old were you? We learnt that most people who went to war were in their twenties. Also you have had to be fairly fit to go and carry all the weapons you needed.

I am 11 years old and we think of you all on ANZAC day. Thank you once again for going to war and fighting for us and saving all of our lives.

Your sincerely

Annabel Kerr

Friday, 27 March 2015

info-graphic on Horse Of the Year

Horse Of the Year Info-graphic

I made a info-graphic on Horse Of the Year because I did not go to camp last week, because I was competing at Horse Of the Year. I got a 1st 5th and 6th overall in dressage. Did OK in other categories. This info-graphic tells you all about what happened and what there was at Horse Of the Year.Mar 27, 2015 11:34:16 PM.jpg

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Mihimihi Annabel

Mihimihi Annabel

We did our Mihimihi for homework in week 3 and had to video it and know it off by heart and that was challenging . 

Tena koutou
Ko Annabel ahau
No York England ahau
Ko the pennines te maunga
Ko Ouse te awa
Ko Havelock north primary school te kura
Kei te mihi                                                   
Tena tatou katoa

In the paddock with my pony

This is my writing from the beginning of the year I did mine about my pony and being with him in the paddock and riding. We did this because we read this article about digging for pipi and got a brainstorm sheet from the teacher and then wrote a piece of writing and this is mine

In the paddock with my pony

As I walk down to my ponies paddock, I start sprinting towards him and put my hands on the wire fence. Jumped the fence. Ninj my pony looked up at me and started walking towards the fence that I was climbing.  

Then he followed me over to the grey corrugated iron shed and then he pushed the gate open with his big muscular chest into the yard then I gave him a raspberry on his sharp whiskery nose and started unlocking the tack shed and then shut the door behind me and he put cute little nose on it and shoved it open then his head suddenly appeared around the corner. He started hunting for food and then when turned around.... I noticed him quietly looking around the tack shed for food, I say to him you little cheeky pony and then Ally came over with Dudley.

As we set off around the orchard, he was getting all excited and then he realised that he was not in the cantering rows just yet and had not even got to the road. We turned down the road and went to see the Gushes then carried on down the road then went through a gap and cantered down the side of the row. started to turn and it ended up being a very tight corner I trotted straight after the corner then we had a trotting race in the cantering rows and ninj kept on stopping to try and eat and he was like a lawn mower but did not quite get to eat the grass.

Although I was getting ready to go, I had to pick up poo out of his yard and soak hay. After that mum came and picked me up, and we were off home.