Friday, 23 February 2018

Dead Car

This week we are learning about Dead car and how people dump them on the side of the road and how they can make our envonment look ugly.

Monday, 19 February 2018

Te Tiriti o Waitangi

Te Tiriti o Waitangi
We are learning to describe the history of the Treaty of Waitangi and analyse the effect that this document has on us in 2018

  1. When did the Māori arrive in New Zealand?: Voyages at some time between 1250 - 1300

  1. What was life like for Māori before the Treaty?: Before the treaty of Waitangi Queen Victoria's government gained the sole right to purchase land.

  1. What were Pakeha doing in New Zealand before the Treaty?: Māori and Pākehā throughout the 1830s. The British were worried about French interest in New Zealand. ... By 1839 a total of 52 Māori chiefs had signed the Declaration, which they saw as the guarantee of their independence.

  1. What is a treaty?: A formally concluded and ratified agreement between states.

5.Why did some Māori  agree to sign the Treaty?: Treaty of Waitangi was a written agreement made in 1840 between the British Crown (the monarch) and more than 500 Māori chiefs

6.Why did the British want a Treaty?: They wanted it because controls on sales of Māori land to Europeans.

7.When was the Treaty signed?: The treaty was signed on 6th February 1840

8.Who translated the Treaty into Te Reo Māori?: James Busby ( British Resident ), Henry Williams ( Missionary) and his son Edward were the ones who translated English into Maori, Hobson presented this Maori language.

Friday, 16 February 2018


Today we have been learning about Fragments and Sentences. We had to fix up all the sentences that deon't make sences.

Monday, 12 February 2018

Letter to Ms Tapuke

Dear Ms Tapuke,

Dear Ms Tapuke,

My names Kei. I’m a child of six kids. I’m the youngest in my family. I have four brothers and one sister.
 When I was young I lived with my papa. I am Maori,Cookisland. My mums from Ngapuhi,Maratia and
my dads from Autataki. The oldies out of the kids it my sister i’ve never meet her but my dad says that
she’s the older one.

My favourite thing to do is go fishing with my cousins and i’ll like picking seafood from the sea .
My favourite seafood is oysters,puas,kinas, crayfish and other seafoods. My favourite thing to do at
home is pretend fight with my brothers and cook.

My favourite subjects at school is reading,writing and inquiry.
My goals for 2018 is to join lots of sport and get a good grade through the year .
The things I dislike about school is maths cause everytime we do maths I always get stuck,
and I dislike that I come school to early and there nothing to do.

I would really like it if Ms Tapuke help me finish my work off properly this year.

Thanks you for reading my letter and knowing this about me

Yours sincerely,


Thursday, 8 February 2018


Today we are learning about Quotes. we had to pick any quote that we liked and make an artwork about it, so I chose this one. I like this quote because it's very inspirational and it inspires me to be a better person. I also like this quote because it is a very delicate piece of writing. 

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Magician of the sea

WALT - improve comprehension and understanding of a text

Today I learned some amazing things can octopus can do. One thing they can do is they can break off one of it's arms and then the arm will change colour and squirm around in the water to distract the predator. The octopus shoots out ink into the water and then the ink forms into clouds so they can hide.