Friday, November 06, 2015

News Article

I'm blogging this because it was fun and challenging
I was learning about literacy and how to make a news article 

Catchy headline
Past tense
No personal pronouns
Intro, body and conclusion (paragraphs) 
Direct speech
Different sentence starters/lengths
Good word choice
Personal goal : Write simple, compound and complex sentences correctly.

The Golden Gate Diamond Thief

On the 2th of March Australia. The London Bank got robbed by a thief. He stole The Golden Gate Diamond the police don't know who or why.

The police told the banker that the diamond was on water so banker took the police to a computer that had a tracked the diamond. The detectives looked around and then one of the detective saw how he did it. First he got a laser cutter to cut a hole in the glass roof. Next he dropped a rope that was tied onto an air vent and knocked out two janitors and put into a janitor closet went past everyone and stole the diamond.

The London police chief told the police to check the camera in the bank. But it looked like the thief had some help. The police had a hard time seeing who it was.

Police had found a fingerprint on a piece of glass. The man was Robben Bank. The police made a stake out at Robben’s home. It was 4am.  "It looks like Robben did not stay at home" the police said.

The police saw that his car was gone but as they were looking, one of their phones went off "Hey, I think I know where Robben’s car is.” His car was at the Pacific docks but the car had a trailer - no boat. Police went to the bank and told the banker that they were in the Pacific Ocean. The banker went to a computer that tracked the diamond. However, it could only track within the Pacific Ocean. All of the police went to the middle of the Pacific Ocean. "

As the police were coming they had a clear look at who was helping Robben. It was his brother Brooke Banks. Brooke and Robben were captured by the police. 

The diamond is now safe in the bank.

By Dylan

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Math Task

Weight and Capacity

Four  problems to solve.

Think what balance scales look like (image a see-saw)
Draw five diagrams of different looking balance scales and put on each side what might be being weighed

A school bus has a 2600 kg carrying capacity,  How many people would it be permitted to carry?   (think about the difference of child and adult)

 72 child and 1 adult   1 child = 36kg    1 adult = l90 kg

50 child and 9 adult

10 child and 25 adult

I can see a selection of containers with a capacity bigger than 1 L but smaller than 2 L.  What might the containers be?

L 1.01 - L 1.99

Make three different packages that have a mass of 1 kg.  Compare the size of your packages and discuss why they can be so different but have the same mass.

The three things I chose was water, two cans of sweet corn and three baking powder.

The mass is different but the Weight is the same because the water that is in it might be heavier than the baking powder so it needs more than the water

Monday, November 02, 2015

Art Task

I'm blogging this because I like art and it was very fun.
I was learning about art like drawing a bird, find the middle and more.

This is my bird art.
The most challenging thing was the colouring
My favourite thing was the the tree
My achievements was the colouring

Friday, October 16, 2015

Description Sense

I'm blogging this because I liked doing this and it was challenging.
We were learning to write a description from a sense.

Success Criteria
Has strong adjectives
Different sentence beginnings
Different sentence lengths
A simile and/or alliteration
Has an intro body and conclusion
Thoughtful word choices
Your own goal Write simple, compound and complex sentences correctly

When I turn around I see the most majestic scene. The clouds are as fluffy as sheep and there is green growing grass everywhere. Crystal flowing water at the bottom of the hill is going behind the tall trees. The sea blue sky is as blue as the ocean. The trees are scattered everywhere like soldiers at an army. The hills are going as far as I can see and begin to blend in with the crystal clear sky. It is an amazing and delicate scene.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Stan Walker song

I'm blogger this because challenging and fun

I was learning about Syllables.

There’s a little black box, yeah, 7
somewhere in the ocean,6
holding all the truth about us.8
It’s a little black box,
a record of emotion,7
everything's that ever was.7

Syllables: 41

This is my version of black box by Stan Walker.

There's a little black fox yeah(7)
Somewhere in the bushes (6)
That's holding all the food for us(8)
It's a little black fox (6)
A record of our foot steps (7)
Everything was falling down(7)

You may deny it, deny it,8
but when I find it, find it,7
I’m gonna play it aloud to the world.10
A little black box, yeah.6
A little black box, yeah.6

Syllable: 37

 But now you started it, started it
But when I find you, find you
I'm gonna say aloud to the world
A little black fox, yeah
A little black fox, yeah

Monday, September 07, 2015

Art Blog Post


I'm blogging this because it was very fun and challenging.
I was learning about 3D and how to draw some together.
This relates to me because I love playing and I've got a lot of Lego.

This is how I made is?

1. First I drew the outlines.
2. Next I put in colour ( I did it in coloured pencils but you can do it how you like)
3. Then I when over the pencil with sharpie.
4. After that done I got blue pencil sharpens and smudge it on the background
5. Lastly put it all on a yellow background

Friday, September 04, 2015

Stan Walker

I'm blogging this because it was very challenging.
I was learning to write a report of Stan Walker

Success criteria

Structured well ( paragraph and subheadings )
Vocabulary ( beat words and a topic words )
Sentence ( variety of different sentence starter )
No personal pronouns
Details (added in lots of true information )
Punctuation ( helps the reader)

Stan Walker

Who he is
Stan Walker is a New Zealand artist that has a passion for his work. He was born on October 23rd 1990 in Melbourne Australia . His parents are Ross and April Walker.Walker is of Maori descent and is from the Tahoe and Ngati Tuwharetoa tribes in NZ. He grew up on a marae n Mount Maunganui.

Up bringing
Walker had a rough upbringing because his parents spent a lot of time in jail ( not at the same time). At the age of 15 he started to go to church. Church helped him and his passion for music. Church made him a 'good boy'. He went to Fairfield intermediate then went to  Hamilton boys high and boarded at New Plymouth Boys High School.

Australian Idol
Stan Walker went on the Australian Idol Show at the age of 19 in 2009, on the 22nd of November at the Sydney Opera House. Before he went on he was nervous one After all the votes had been tallied up the winner was Stan Walker and he got an artist development fund worth $200,000.

Award and Achievements
Stan Walker started his own company (Stan Walker Music Pty Ltd) that is run by his mother April. Walker's debut single Black Box, was released following his win of the Australian idol. The song was 2nd on the ARIA Singles chart and 1st on the NZ singles chart

Now he is 24 and his company is making more and more songs and maybe it will make some people do it to. He sings from the heart His passion for music makes a bright future for him.

Maths W5

I'm blogger this because it was fun and challenging.
I was learning to draw a line graph.

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This is my maths for week 4
The challenging thing was getting all the names.

What we need to do was make a line graph about the sunshine hours and in all the places.
I wrote the names of some places.
Then I wrote from 300 to 1255 in 5.
Next I look at the data and started to draw the lines.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Art plan

Art Plan
Later in the term, the whole school is taking part in a visual arts exhibition. You will have to make your own piece of visual art.


Success Criteria of the art
No larger than A3
Must be super high quality (your absolute personal best)
Must be a type of visual art
Must be aesthetically pleasing (it has to look good)
It must challenge you (aim high)

There is an example of how to do Task 2 on the wall.

Task 1
Discuss with your learning buddy about all of the different types of visual art (there are lots!).
Write 3 of them below.
1. 3D
2. Sketch
3. Pant

Task 2- Your plan

Please insert a picture of what your completed art will look like. (It will be either: an image from m internet, a google drawing or a rough draft).

Write a list of materials you will need.
If a material is not in the classroom, include how you will get it.

A3 White paper.
Paint ( Green, red, blue, yellow, Gray. )

Write a list of steps to take.
First Get an A3 piece of paper.
Next get a pencil and make a start on the outline of the Lego blocks .
Then paint it all the bricks.
Go over the pencil we've sharpie (and something under the paper. )
And all done.

I was learning about visual art.
I'm blogging this because I like Lego and I love art.

Fun Run

I look straight ahead and everyone was running so I ran. As people were falling behind I was catching up to Hugh but I didn't want to lose my energy so I stayed behind a little bit. We were on the last lap and Miss Hill was Ringing the bell for the last lap I speed up. Hugh and I were way ahead but I was falling behind but when Hugh jumped over the blue rugby pads he hit one but I didn't knew that he fall. I ran and ran and Hugh got back up and ran I waited at the finish for him but he still came 2nd GG ( good game. )

Friday, August 14, 2015

Jeff Thomson interview comprehension

JT Interview Comprehension
WALT Locate and Summarise Information

You will need Jeff Thomson’s interview with Jane to answer these questions. Make sure your answers are correctly punctuated.

What is Jeff’s main sculptural material? Corrugated iron

How did Jeff learn new techniques in sculpturing? He taught himself.

What kind of company did Jeff set up? Roofing company

What was Jeff’s ‘who’d have thought’ moment? One of these moment was sitting on the stage at the Berlin zoo with the prime minister.

How many projects does Jeff have on the go? 15

Write a question of your own for your learning buddy to answer.
What was his high school?

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Music art

I'm blogging this because it was very fun.
I was learning about music notes and what they look like.

This is Alix and my music art

What we did was some music notes on a green background with light purple stripes.

We made it by drawing some music note and cutting then put it on a green background.

Next I put some purple stripes on and last I put on it all on a yellow paper.

Friday, August 07, 2015

Art Trail

I'm blogging this because it was very fun and challenging.
I was learning to use a map around the School
This my Art trail around Parkvale School

Art Trail around Parkvale School

A What is the book about on the R of the PRIDE wall? Castle

B What birds are on the bottom of the target wall? (This is the back of the PRIDE wall). Pukekos

C What letters are at South on the sun painted on the concrete? M and N

D What is Maui wearing around his neck in the painting? Taniwha

E How many blackbirds are there in the mural? 12

F What colours are the Pacific Islands design on the painting? Black, Brown,Orange,Tan.

G How has the Parkvale sign outside the school pool been created? Carved

H What colours are on the Rainbow Fish scales? Green,Blue,Turquoise,White,Purple and Red

I What is the answer to the number sentence on this mural? 4

J What kind of tree is painted on the hopscotch? Palms

K What letters are green outside Room 4? U

L What animal is sitting in the blue umbrella in the painting? Swan

M How many stars are on each piece of sewing art hanging in the office? 7

N What bird is on the Pohutakawa Hub logo? Tui

O What animal in on the Manuka Hub logo? Bee

P How many flowers are on the Kowhai Hub logo? 2

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Holiday blog post

I yawned as I jump out of bed it was 12.00am , ( I stay up late ) it was a gloomy day I jump on the couch, as I was freezing. I watch Amy go to her friend place, 5 mins went by and Maggie was thinking what to do cause Minecraft was not working but it came to me Minecraft mod packs. I still don't know what to do but as Maggie was blowing up things I was going to Connor birthday. It went from 4 to 8 ( 4 hours ) and I was the second one there, 5 mins ago no one was there but now everyone is here.

 I was playing on Connor racing car and I was smashing everyone but I see Connor and his friend Playing on the will and blowing up stuff then Connor gave it to me. Next we did some challenge the first one was you Put on as meting t-shirt as you can it 30sin, I didn't win, when we started the next challenge we needed to eat some chocolate but we need to put on some stuff first and we ate one at a time but when someone roll a 6 put on the stuff and eat them one by one. At the end we all watch a movie and when back home.

Friday, June 12, 2015

P.E Reflection Rugby

I am blogging this because I like it and it was very fun.

We were learning to play rugby.

Friday, June 05, 2015

Detective tesk

I am blogging this because it was challenging to find who it was.

We were learning to use the clues to help us

Detective task

Use your research skills to find out who the person in the picture is.
There are clues in the picture, but you will need to do some research too.
Do not tell anyone else your answer!

Who is it?
Jarrod Kenny


Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Emotive Writing

Emotive Writing
Dylan Costello
this is my Emotive Writing so I hope its good

I closed my eyes as the big beasts are booming down and crashing, music is coming, it is slowly changing. The music comes alive as it gets longer and louder, it's like a war going on and I’m in it. The chills of the music is climbing down my back and the horror of it creeps over me. The music is getting lower and it stopped.

It reminded of my Aunt's funeral and how she died of cancer. How the music was so sad and so was this. Dad went up and said goodby, some of the people are crying, so was I. The music reminded me of the music in the funeral because it was sad. Life will not be the same, goodbye.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Kaitawa-A Brief moment

I sat down and we go and go but some how he got as. He pushed as over us splashed into the cold freezing water all I know then he got it too. Me and Josh push the kayaking over so we Climb back on top but Manasseh had a hard time getting back on. When Manasseh gets back on we lost him again SPLASH “don’t blame me that it cold”!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Monday, March 23, 2015

The Adventure P2

The adventure

“Help Help,” called Sam “come on Sam we need to make a home for the night “  so James got some wood off the ground and sam got some big leaves. So they put them to together and they made a home. The next day we looked around for a good tree so they can make a tree house then we saw it. and at night we made a fire, we try to make the treehouse for a week, yes that did count the days and they  have done the treehouse so for the 1st day in the treehouse they didn’t do good job james couldn’t get to sleep so james made a fire ( not on the treehouse ) and James fell asleep in the old home.

james woke up and start to make a bed for me but james woke up sam when he he was making a bed “what are you doing “ said sam “I’m making a bed” said james so james make a bed for sam too. One week later, the treehouse was awesome cause all day every day they were making it more awesomer but one day sam said “ maybe we sodei looking for home “ “OK” said james so they got some wood and made a path out of wood  but they fout something awesomer.

The end

To be continued

Friday, March 20, 2015

My special place

My Special place

Today I did a special place poem. What place I did, was was my bach because when I went to my batch I was happy.. here's my poem :).

Over the hill I saw a sign - 10km to Wellington.

Dad stopped the car and we waited for the boat .

Over the water we went, and we got a snack or 2.

We stop at my auntie Liz house for the night, Lachlan and I
stayed at Nathan home .( my cousin)

We went by the water and Lachlan vomited . :(

I saw Web St and saw all of my family.

I jumped out of the car.

I was home.  :)

The adventure

The adventure

Chapter 1

Ones there was a little kid name James. James was a normal kid but one day his dad came over and said to James " come on James get ready " but the thing was I didn't know what to get ready for. So I when inside and walk up to dad and said " get gadding for what " "no reason " so I walk back outside and I see in my room. "Honey start packing James's room " said dad, so mum stars walk to my pakes all my stuff so for camp. But I didn't know that we we're Going on camp. I went round back to the backyard and started playing. But then dad said "James get in the car " "why " but I when there . Then dad and mum said "suprisp" " what going on " I said " we are going on camp :). "But why my birthday is not for 10 days...

Chapter 2

We're going to a camp that I hadn't seen before so it was cool to go to a place that I hadn't seen then we stop at a little place but I sell didn't know why we we're here but dad told me we we're going to be at camp for 20 days so we can have my birthday at camp. It was fun all week ( so far ) all week we were playing game like rugby and tag but when it was raining we read all our books and at night we put up the fire and told funny jokes but when it was day 9 I was happy all we day we did fun stuff like rugby and we swam and I make a friend ( name Josh ). I tried to sleep but I couldn't so I went out to get same food but dad was out too, "James, what Are you doing out here" "I couldn't sleep, so I was going to get something to eat" " don't go, I get it,you go back to bed" so I jump into bed And waited for dad, but before dad got back I fell asleep.  When I woke up I was in the middle of nowhere what do I do but then I saw a another kid that hated no I what he was doing, we need to make a home...

The end

To be continued...

Monday, March 16, 2015


 The story of TP  

Once a kid name Liam Brown. Liam love school because it was the only place he had fun. At home he could go outside cause of Jack. Jack balling Liam all the time so he stayed in his room all day. 15 year later Liam was a scientist he was fascinated about black hole and he always wanted to see a black hole so he tried to made one on earth but it all went wrong he got stuck in into it. Now he is called TP. He is called TP cause it stand for teleport and he save the world.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Nui Water Sports Day

“Don’t be cold, don't be cold,” I said to myself as i'm walking to the pool but it was warmer than I thought. It was in pukeko 6 and our leader was james brown. We were doing relays, in the pool the 1st relays was when we needed to get the egg to than I thought the water on a soon I was in it (because odd went 1st but I need to came on),when it was my turn I  . Next  was when we ( I didn't do it ) push a ball we've our nose and more but in the end we got a free swim.( I don’t know who won.)

v me

Monday, February 09, 2015


In the 1th week we make our very own superhero

His name is UNKNOWN
He got iron man helmet, chest plate and right arm  
Torr hammer
Spider man feet
Wolverine,  left arm
Cap-America legs