Wednesday, 19 December 2012

End of year reflection

Reflection for 2012
· Something I was pleased with was making lots of new friends.

· I really enjoyed learning lots of new stuff.

Thank you Brody for being a good friend this year.


Monday, 17 December 2012

Cat art

Today we made cat art. It is based on a famous artist Paul Klee.
My cat

Cat instructions 

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

How to make a fast potion

                           How to make a fast potion

Have you ever felt like you are as slow as a snail? This might
help you out, follow these instructions and it will make your day.


Flour1 JarAcidDish washing liquid
1 EggHot waterGuts of a goldfishWooden spoon
Brown food colouringMudworms  Bowl

Step 1:
Mix the fish guts, brown food colouring and dish washing liquid together in the bowl and then stir with wooden spoon.
Step 2:
Transfer step 1 ingredients into the jar and add the acid.
Step 3:
Mix the egg and the flour together in the bowl, then pour into jar.
Step 4:
Finally add 100 mm of hot water.

CAUTION: If you have asthma do NOT drink this potion:
Effects:This potion will blow you up if you drink it all in one go.

1 ingredient pack: $10.50


Monday, 12 November 2012

ICT Cluster Expo

On Thursday the 6th Hannah, Felicity and Joshua went to the Magpie Cluster Expo in
Havelock. When we arrived I was really nervous because I seen a lot of people walk
in from other schools. We showed our presentation.
Here is our presentation we made.

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Doomsday 1

Jacob, Tyler, Seth and I (Josh) are trying to save the world from an Asteroid the size of the USA and it is going to hit New Zealand.

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Reading recording

For our reading today we had to record ourself reading any book, and I chose Guts by Paul Jennings.
I hope you enjoy.

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

The Bittern Q&A

Q:Why do you think the bird was flying to grandads swamp?
A:For a place to live because the neighbours were draining their swamps.

Q1:What is”a funny feeling?
A1:It is a feeling that you get when you are nervous
Q2:Have you ever had a funny feeling?
A2: I have had a funny feeling before the inter schools.
Q3:What might it mean?
A3: It might mean that you are nervous.

Q:how do you think other farmers would react to his decision?
A:They would think he is a useless and lazy farmer.

Q:What might the impact of his decision on the Bittins.   
A:Saving a place for the Bittins to live.

Q1:Why would it matter if” everyone drained their swamps”?
A1:It would matter because the Bittins would have nowhere to live.
Q2:What would be the result?
A2:The Bittins would move away from the area because there would be no food, (Worse) they will become extinct.
Q3: Why do you think Grandad cared about that?
A3:Grandad was thinking about the future for the Bittins.

Here is a link to a very good post on the Bittern

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Production diary part 1

Day 1
I was waiting in room 19 waiting for my part in our production. They start calling out the medallists. I was hoping my name would get called out."And the last person for the medallists is Joshua.” 

“Yes I said to myself in my head, I’m a gold medallist. I head to room 20 (My home room) We sort out the people who are going to be who. I am Mahe Drysdale.

Day 2
I head to my Production room. Our part is called Parkvale goes wild. When I get to our room the start of our script is ready. In our production time we just got our script ready. I tried to memorise my script off by heart that day but it was pretty hard.

Day 3
I get my script out, ready for when Mr M comes in. When he gets here we head to the hall, I was scared we were going to do it in front of all of everyone else. Instead we just go into room 21 and practised. Then we came and did it on stage.

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Olympic vase

This is my Olympic Vase I made on the 2012 Olympics. He got the idea from
Room 5's blog. Here is the link to the Room 5 blog.Here is some photos of my one.

This is my story to go with the vase.
NZ is hanging behind, oh no I might
be wrong. They are passing the other teams, here they come.NZ take the gold.

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

South Africa research

SOUTH AFRICA'S national antham

Nkosi sikelel' iAfrika
Maluphakanyisw' uphondo lwayo,
Yizwa imithandazo yethu,
Nkosi sikelela, thina lusapho lwayo.

Morena boloka setjhaba sa heso,
O fedise dintwa le matshwenyeho,
O se boloke, O se boloke setjhaba sa heso,
Setjhaba sa South Afrika – South Afrika.

Uit die blou van onse hemel,
Uit die diepte van ons see,
Oor ons ewige gebergtes,
Waar die kranse antwoord gee,

Sounds the call to come together,
And united we shall stand,
Let us live and strive for freedom,
In South Africa our land.

The colours on the flag  

Chili red
National flag white
Spectrum green
National flag blue
Blue black
Gold yellow

Population- 2012 estimate 48,810,427
South Africa- Drives on the left hand side
                    Capital city: Pretoria
 Languages: Afrikaans, English,
Ndebele, Sepedi, Sesotho, siSwati, 
Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa 
and Zulu.

Population- 2012 estimate 48,810,427
South Africa- Drives on the left hand side
                    Capital city: Pretoria
 Languages: Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Sepedi, Sesotho, siSwati, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa and Zulu.Animals of South Africa
Buffalo are extremely large, ox-like animals. Standing approximately 65 inches at the shoulder, adult males have a mass of up to 1760 pounds and females weigh up to 1650 pounds. To support the large body, the legs are very heavy. Front hooves are larger than the hind because of the extra mass

The African Elephant is the largest living land mammal, one of the most impressive animals on earth. The Elephant's muscular trunk serves as a nose, hand, extra foot, signaling device and a tool for gathering food, siphoning water, dusting, digging and a variety of other functions. The long trunk permits

The most secretive and elusive of the large carnivores, the leopard is also the shrewdest. Pound for pound, it is the strongest climber of the larger cats and is capable of killing prey far larger than itself. The coloring of the leopard varies from white to bright golden brown, spotted with black spots and rosettes.

Lions are the second largest members of the feline family in the world. Lion are tan in colour and have a slightly white under-body, with a tuft of black hair at the end of their tails. Most cat species live a fundamentally solitary existence, but the lion is an exception. It has developed a social system based on teamwork

The rhinoceros is a large, primitive looking mammal that in fact dates from the Miocene era millions of years ago. In recent decades rhinos have been relentlessly hunted to the point of near extinction. Since 1970 the world rhino population has declined by 90 percent, with five species remaining in the world today

South Africa’s president is Jacob Zuma.Thabo Mbeki

This is South Africa’s emblem


Monday, 20 August 2012

The great white man eating shark

This is my ending for the great white man eating shark.

The plan is working Norvin said to himself as he snuck up on Mrs Scorpio Shark! Shark!
Mrs Scorpio screamed, she swam to the beach like she had a jet engine on her back. Norvin went to sneak up on Mr Foster but right then Mr Foster noticed the shark’s dorsal fin had dents
on it and he pulled Norvin out of the water. The next moment Norvin felt a slap on his face and then he threw him in the water and ran away. I wondered why he ran away but at that moment I figured out why he ran away. Shark Shark!     

Thank you for reading my ending for the great white man eating shark


The great outdoors

The great outdoors. by Joshy1208 on Storybird This is my story bird I made. It is called The great outdoors.

My Olympic poster

Here is my Olympic poster I made on paint. On my poster it shows where the 2020 Olympics are going to be to me.                                                                                              

Women's shot put final graphs

Dot plot graph
For our extension maths we had to put the women's shot put final scores into a stem in leaf graph and a dot plot. Here are some photos of my graphs.
Stem and leaf graph

Koru art

This is my Koru art I did. The colours I used were light green, yellow and dark green.

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Man vs Wild part two

    Man vs wild Part two

I have slept through the night not that well, the river flooded and all my stuff went with it. I heard the river rising so I moved up to higher ground but I forgot my stuff so that means I have got no supplys. I carry on with my adventure. I’m amazed with all the stuff I’ve seen, Tarantulas and a wolf fish. Right Time for breakfast, what’s on the menu. Cricket pancakes, spider crumble and left over huhu grubs. I start to make my campfire to cook my breakfast but something moves in the bush it looks like something with a green thing on it. Hey is anyone here, oh thank goodness it’s someone of my own type. “Hi what’s your name?
“Steve” That’s a nice name “What’s your name? Johnny, where have you come from? I'm part of the search and rescue squad. Hurray!! I’m saved, but where is your helicopter. It’s hovering over there, lets head over there now. 30 minutes later. Are we nearly there? “yep it is hovering right over top of us”. Yay I’m saved I’m finally saved! “Pass down the rope ladder Let’s climb up, “ok” So where are we going now “Hawkes bay Woohoo I finally get to go to Hawkes bay.
“Watch out we're going down I repeat we are going down” CRASH!

To be continued                      

Monday, 13 August 2012

London Olympic Opening Ceremony 2012

The London Olympic 2012 Opening Ceremony

Hello newspaper viewers, I am your news reporter for today on the 2012
Olympic opening ceremony.

In 2011 Danny Boyle had the idea to create the 2012 Olympic games opening ceremony. Many hours were put into the opening ceremony but he has made the 2012 Olympic opening ceremony successful, with 4 hours of entertainment. Last night the Olympic opening ceremony caught heaps of peoples eyes with beautiful colours and wonderful actors.

There were 7, 500 volunteers for the opening ceremony. Bradley Wiggins the tour De France winner rang the bell. The Olympic rings were dazzling
like diamonds. James Bond and Queen Elizabeth parachuted out of a helicopter. The Olympic torch has just entered the stadium and now has just lit the cauldron. Who is making the keyboard sound? It is Mr Bean, now he is trying to get a tishoo to blow his nose.

Here comes all of the countries. Here comes New Zealand. Nick Willis is holding the New Zealand flag, every one from NZ cheers. All of the other countries come out with their flag. fireworks come out from everywhere, the stadium lights up like it is day time. The giant rings join together and light up.

The opening ceremony has been so spectacular. All of the countries trying their best to earn a medal especially New Zealand. I can’t wait to see the closing ceremony, I hope it will be as catchy as the opening ceremony.   

Thank you for reading my newspaper article about the 2012 Olympics opening ceremony.

Friday, 3 August 2012


This is a trailer of the dinosaur that is going on tour at Parkvale school. If you want to book the dinosaur for your room email and say what room you are in. Here is the video of dinosaur mayhem in the library.

Dinosaur by Josh! from Kieren Moriarty on Vimeo.

Friday, 27 July 2012

Olympic Oath

 This is my own Oath I wrote
In the name of all room 20 competitors I promise that we
will take part in the room 20 class olympics, showing PRIDE meaning
that we will show our personal best, respect to other teams, we will show
integrity by being honest and following the rules, having determination to win and show enjoyment throughout the games.

 This is the Oath I recorded.
"In the name of all competitors, I promise that we shall take part in these
  Olympic Games, respecting and abiding by the rules that govern them, in the
  true spirit of sportsmanship, for the glory of sport and the honour of our teams."

Saturday, 7 July 2012

Holiday fun

This is my name is graffiti, it has all of my favourite colours. Purple, Pink and a sunset yellow. Here is the link to where I made it.Graffiti creator

 Here is a picture that I drew, there are a carrot,apple,cheese,banana and I don't know what the other one is.

Sunday, 24 June 2012


This is our rubbish pie graph. If hover your mouse over the different sections you will see the percentage of the rubbish in our class.

Friday, 22 June 2012

Charcter hot seat

This is what we done for our reading. Our reading group is called the Storm troopers. This video is about our book we are reading (Going after Humbug). My question to Jax was "How do you know that Humbug is the ariki of ducks?" and the answer was because he is the biggest duck I have ever seen. I hope you enjoy the video.

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Killer plants

This is a comic life on my book that I'm reading it is about plants that eat animals.
Here are two images from the book.

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Letter to V.M. Jones

Dear V.M. Jones,

 My name is Joshua and I think that your story Buddy is mind blowing. I was stumped by all of the fantastic words you used. Josh and Chantel are my favourite characters in the story. Writing is my favourite subject at school.

 You are an awesome author and I wish I could be like you when I grow up. I have written a few long stories and some interesting ones too. My favourite chapter would have to be little miss perfect and the end of the race.

 When the teacher reads the book I go into a dreamland and imagine all of the stuff that is happening. Some of the chapters are sad and some are exciting. I would love it if you could write a few tips to me.

Thanks Joshua

Monday, 18 June 2012

Just like everyone else Q and A

Q1: Who might teach Zoe to talk?
A1: Her Mom Dad might teach her to talk.

Q2:Why should Zoe’s friends do sign language?
A2:For Zoe can understand what they are saying.

Q3:What should Zoe do if she can’t hear anything?
A3: She can use sign language. 

Sunday, 17 June 2012


This is my rubbish ad. It shows that littering is not the right thing, please recycle.

Friday, 15 June 2012

Term two reflection

This is my term two reflection.


My favourite in Reading has been The butterfly effect Q and A

Something I have learnt is to make questions from reading books

My next step is to take in what I’m reading


This is my favourite writing

I am proud of the employees revenge

I have learnt to use.

  • Punctuation.
  • the language of success

My next step is to use stronger verbs and nouns

I like my blog because it has interesting posts to me.

This is my favourite post Man vs Wild because it is really interesting to me.

I like commenting on blogs because You get more information about the post.

This is my favourite comment is Mr Gifkins comment on The employee's revenge  


This is my favourite maths. Maths with Miss Hill
I am proud of learning the divisibility rules

I have learnt

  • To turn percentage into decimals  
  • to times percentages

Something I find challenging is to Write numbers in the billions and millions.

My next step is to memorize my work
This is my favourite art. Pride art
Something I have liked in our topic learning is learning about rubbish

P.E. / Fitness
What I like about this game is it get’s me active. Line tag
I like playing these games:
  • Blob
  • ABC Bulrush
I learn and develop the skills of dodging by playing these games.
Fitness helps me to run faster

Choir / Kapa Haka

ToonDoo homework challenge

This is the homework challenge we had to do for this week. It is a site you can create your own cartoon. It is called ToonDoo.


This is a Tagxedo of my 
homework challenge.
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