Our Ballet Lesson

A few weeks ago we had somebody come in and teach us a few ballet moves. She taught us the first 5 ballet positions and showed us some small jumps. She was really kind and was really patient with the dancing. After we have learnt the positions and some small jumps she made a small dance out of it and practiced it a few times without and with the music.

After we finished that, she showed us one of her split jumps and taught us a few tips on doing it. after she was done talking we all lined up beside each other and did small bunny hops with a little leap in the middle of it. She taught us how to start the leap and finish the leap and showed us most of the things you would have to do to learn how to do a leap.

The lesson didn’t take that long and we finished during lunch time. That day i wasn’t really energetic because i didn’t feel well and had a headache but I really enjoyed the lesson.


My Kiwi Presentation

A few weeks ago i started a slideshow talking about kiwi’s and what their adaptations are. I found this topic very interesting and was very interested in finding more about this New Zealand native bird. When I first started researching i found a lot of interesting facts about it and how it has adapted to the environment surrounding them.

A few facts are that the kiwi’s lifespan is about 30-50 years and they survive on eating woodlice, millipedes, spiders, seeds and other plant materials. I found the slideshow very easy because there was a lot of information bout the kiwi.

Mythical Creatures Passion Project

During Term 2 my two friends and I decided to start a passion project about Filipino Mythical creatures. We started by researching Filipino mythical creatures and finding one that is interesting and had a crazy backstory. After we found a creature we find more things about it and create a slide showing what it is, where is was discovered and more facts about the mythical creature.

A popular mythical creature is the “White Lady”. The White Lady is a woman who wears a white transparent dress and goes around at night hunting for people and can attract you by its beauty then attack you. If you don’t make any connections the White Lady will just play with you and touch your ears from behind.

I decided to do this with my friends so i can find more about my country’s creatures. I love finding more about creatures because it helps me discover more about its story.

Alexandra Trusova

Alexandra Trusova is an Olympian silver medalist who competed in the Beijing Olympics in 2022. She is 18 years old and is the first woman to land a quad flip, a quad toeloop, a quad salchow and a quad lutz in free skate. Alexandra Trusova trains six days a week and takes her nutrition seriously. She is one of my favorite figure skaters because she is a hard worker and is very good at figure skating.

She competes for the ROC team and is teammates with Anna Shcherbakova and has been figure skating with her since they were very young. Alexandra Truvosa started Ice skating at the age of 4 and in 2015 she moved to Moscow to continue her skating.

Swimming Lessons

In the beginning of term 3 our teacher enrolled us for swimming for two weeks at CLM The Bays at Morrin road. We were supposed to go on the 18th of July (The 2nd day of term 3) but then it was moved to August 1.

On the first day of swimming we needed goggles, swimming togs, a towel and a jumper or hoodie. On the first day of swimming we had to get into three groups, the new learners, the intermediate and the confident swimmers. The beginner group was learning how to swim on their back, the intermediate was learning how to backstroke and the advanced was doing freestyle, survival strokes, breaststroke and backstroke.

For our warm ups we used a board and kicked all the way to the other end. Our other warm up was holding the board with one hand and looking up at the ceiling. My favourite part of the lesson was diving. For diving i did a kneeling dive and a standing dive. A kneeling dive is kneeling with your hands together behind your ear and kicking off with your feet.

The next 4 days we did the same things and worked on improving each skill. My favourite skills were breaststroke and freestyle. I struggle with backstroke because I can’t really see what’s happening in front of me.

On the 2nd to last day the coaches brought in the life jackets and the boat and a few other life guarding supplies. When we got there the coaches split us into 2 groups, the ones who go on the boat and the ones who work with the life guarding. I was taken into the boat group with Coach Izzy.

Miss Izzy told us to put our life jackets on and stand in a line and wait. Once they were ready we carefully got into the boat and Coach Izzy and Coach Paris pushed us. Once the lesson was done we got onto the bus and went back to school.


New Zealand Adaptations

What is Adaptation?

Adaptation is when something changes to survive in the environment. A tree in winter loses its leaves to survive in the winter. New Zealand creatures adapt to the environment to stay predator-free. Many New Zealand creatures have adapted, there are around 100 species of cicada and 39 species of Gecko. How do they adapt? Each animal has unique features that help them change.

The Tui

In 1770, the Europeans first encountered the tui on the North Coast during Captain Cook’s first voyage (Adventure). A Tui usually lays about 2-4 pink pale eggs. Tui’s eat nectar from flowers or native plants. The Maori believe that Tui’s can be the messengers of God and Goddesses. The Tui’s adaption is their curved beak that fits perfectly into nectar in native flowers.

The New Zealand Sea Lion

The New Zealand Sea Lion first appeared 120,000- 220,000 years ago by Georg Wilhelm Steller, a German Surgeon. The Maori name for the Sea Lion is Whakahao-Pakake. Sea Lions went extinct in the 19th century. Sea Lions are mammals and are endangered. The Sea Lions adaptation is that they see better underwater than out, it helps them to get their food underwater.

The Tuatara

The Tuatara is a really unique animal that has really unique features in its bodies. One of the unique features are that their bodies are colored to blend in with the ground floor. Their adaption is that their tails fall off when they get attacked.

The Gecko Gecko’s first appeared around the early days of the dinosaurs, Between 180 and 225 million years ago. One of their adaptions is that they have really sticky feet to climbs walls, ceilings and other stuff.

The Moa

The Moa is a flightless bird discovered by the Europeans. The person who discovered the first Moa is Richard Owen. Moa’s became extinct about 500 years ago. An animal that hunted the Moa’s were the Haast Eagles. Moa’s are about 3 metres (10 feet) tall.

The Haast Eagle

The Haast Eagle’s wingspan is about 3 metres long and its body length is about 1.4 metres. The Haast Eagle usually hunted the Moa. The Haast Eagle lived in the South Island and one of Stewart Island. The Haast Eagles’s scientific name is Hieraaetus Moorei. The Haast Eagle went extinct and went extinct because in the 13th century when humans arrived. The Humans hunted them and they couldn’t adapt and find a new prey.


The Water Cycle Process


Evaporation is when the water on the ground gets heated by the sun and becomes a water vapour. After it becomes a water vapour it becomes light and goes up to the sky. Once it reaches the sky it starts to become cold. Evaporation is something like hot tea becoming cold, wet clothes drying in the sun and wet hair drying. The next one is condensation.


Condensation is when the water vapour reaches the clouds and becomes water droplets. The water cycle process is when the rain comes down and makes a collection or puddle of water. An example for condensation is a foggy window on a cold day. The next step is precipitation.


Precipitation is water released  in the form of rain, freezing rain, sleet (frozen raindrops), snow or hail. Precipitation is formed when raindrops in clouds combine.. The next one is a collection.


The collection is when water that falls from the clouds as rain, snow, hail or sleet collects in the ocean, rivers, lakes and streams. Most will infiltrate (soak into) the ground and will collect as underground water.

My Matarki Drawings

This week Mr Bell told us to draw pictures of the 9 Matariki stars as a superhero then put them on a slideshow and show some interesting facts about that star and what it represents. I really enjoyed this learning activity because it helped me learn a lot about Matariki.

My Creative Writing

A few weeks ago our teacher showed us how to do ssw which stands for sustain silent writing. He first starts off by putting up an image on the screen and we have to write about that image with our imagination. A few days later I deicided to do one of my own. I finally found a picture and started writing about it. I really enjoy sustain silent writing because there is no wrong or right answer.

My Writng: