Thursday, 25 May 2017

What makes a kite fly?

We wrote this writing together as a class.
What makes a kite fly?

There are four forces that affect a kite when it is flying. They are gravity, lift, thrust, and drag.

Gravity is the force that keeps us on the ground. The heavier a kite is the harder it is to fly.

Lift is the force pushing the kite off the ground. Lift happens when air moves over the top of the kite at a faster speed than the air that is moving under the bottom of the kite.

The force that makes a kite move through the air is called thrust. Thrust happens with a kite when it is held in one place by its string, while the wind flows around the kite.

As air flows over the kite the wind gets held back a little by the roughness of the fabric. This friction is called drag.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Use repeated addition to solve x problems


Magical Matariki

What is Matariki?

Matariki is group of seven stars and it is the Maori new year. The stars disappear in late April then when they come back it is the beginning of the Maori new year. The seven sisters have  names. The eldest sister guides her sisters to their places up in the sky. The old stories tell us that when the stars shine brightly the year will be warm and good for growing crops. There will be plenty of seafood to gather. We celebrate Matariki in lots of different ways. We are telling stories from the past, learning about how the Maori people used the stars to find their way around. We can go fishing to catch kai moana. We fly kites and forgive people who have made us sad.

Tuesday, 9 May 2017


We have been learning to make, name, and recognise wholes, halves, third parts, fourth parts and fifth parts using play dough.

Friday, 5 May 2017

My Holiday Highlight

In the Holidays  I went to play on the PlayStation. I played 
Laser tag with my cousin. We had fun and it was on Tuesday instead I played Mine Craft with my cousin. Next I played roblox in the living room. After that I played FIFA. Lastly I ate some delicious food. I felt happy because my cousin came over.