Friday, 19 May 2017


It was raining hard. Outside   there were  puddles. I love puddles and it’s fun to jump  in the puddles.

Miss King said  to us, “Do you want  to go in the puddles?” It  was  a  surprise. We shouted “Yes!”   I got changed into my togs. i was in the line and then we ran in  bare feet  and dived in the puddles.

We slipped  into the water. We were happy and doing bombs and diving  in the water.  Osa and Brendon were having  a tea party in the water. We had fun.

TJ was cold and run back to class and got changed . Then Miss King was counting down from 20 because it was time to go. Just  before we left Mr Burt came and told as to do a tummy said.

We said to Miss King it was a good afternoon and we had fun

The End.

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Forces on a Kite

Gravity is the force that pulls everything down to the earth. Gravitational force pulls everything to the centre of the earth. The bigger the mass, the larger the gravitational force. Without gravity we would all float off into space.

Drag is the force that slows the movement of an object through air or water. As a moving object pushes the water and air out of the way, the water or air pushes back on the object. This drag force is always opposite to the way the object is moving. The drag force increases as the object moves faster.

Thrust is the force that moves an object. When flying a kite, the thrust comes from wind. The thrust must be stronger than the drag to make the object move.
In a plane, thrust comes from your legs.

Lift is the upwards force on the kite. Lift is created by air flowing around the kite. The different speeds of the air flowing around the kite make it lift into the air.

Friday, 5 May 2017


Long ago the sky was dark and had no stars.
Deep in Lake Taupo lived a scary taniwha who ate people when it was dark. One day Tamarereti woke up he felt really hungry. Tamarereti went out fishing and caught lots of fish. He fell asleep and his waka drifted to the other side of Lake Taupo.
Tamarereti was hungry so he cooked his fish. It was dark and he was scared of the taniwha, but he had an idea. On the beach lay many shiny pebbles.
Tamarereti gathered as many pebbles as he could hold and set off in his waka.  As he sailed back to his village, Tamarereti threw the shiny pebbles into the sky where they settled to become the stars of Matariki.