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Monday, 29 May 2017

My weekand


On Friday my church had a party. Some of the people where dancing. First they  put some songs on for us to dance to 6 times. Then we ate sandwiches and cakes too with Lisi and Angela also Branen and Modi. We had  a dancing comepitition they stopped the song so we could sit down. After a while we were done so we cleaned up and went home.

Friday, 26 May 2017

What makes a kite fly?

 
We wrote this piece of 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

Magical Matariki

 

What is Matariki?

Matariki is a new year for the Maori and the 7 stars. The 7 stars come back again in late May or early June. It is time to celebrate and it means it's the Maori new year. Have you ever seen the 7 stars in the night sky? They are called the 7 sisters. We celebrate Matariki in lots of different ways, like flying and making kites. When the 7 stars are light and bright we forgive and forget. 

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Fractions

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 my highlight was I went to the pools! With my cousins. My dad came along with us to the pools. He did not want to swim my cousins got ready a swim! Next we had been doing star swiming and doggy paddle. After that we had to get ready to go back home. I had fun becuase I had got to have fun with them. It was beautifulat the pools. I was becuase I like to be to be with my family.

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