Friday, May 29, 2015


This is my reflection on basketball. Its all about what is important and some of the things you need to do. There is a picture of me doing my skill at the end and lots of questions.

Basketball Reflection

Write down five things to think about when you bounce a basketball.
  1. Feet shoulder width apart
  2. Don’t bounce the ball higher than your waist or lower than your knees
  3. Push the ball down with your hands and don’t just patt it
  4. Keep your eye on the ball and on your surroundings at the same time
  5. Keep your hands on the ball most of the time

What are the main four parts of basketball?
  1. Passing
  2. Dribbling
  3. Shooting
  4. Defence

How can you protect the ball from a defender?
Keep the ball as close you as possible and don’t take to long dribbling. Have control of the ball and also keep your eyes on the ball.

What was challenging for you?
Dribbling because I was bouncing it to high

What was your favourite part?
My favourite part was the shooting because we all gotta go and it was fun just to be able to dribble it up and shoot. Even though I can’t to basketball shots I still found it pretty fun.

What would you have liked to have learned more of?

What is something you learned?
That when you dribble keep your elbow in close.

Insert a photo of yourself practising a skill

Friday, May 22, 2015

Camp letter to Fiona

This is the camp letter I wrote to Fiona. When we went on camp she was one of the amazing parents that took time of work to come and help. Its all about what she did that was amazing and how she helped us at camp.

Dear Fiona,

Thank-you for being an amazing parent and helping with the drying room. Thank you for also taking time off work and leaving your family so you could come and help us with camp. Without you we couldn't have gone.

Thank you for cooking us breakfast, lunch and dinner. Everything that all the parents and you made was delicious. You all did an amazing job with cooking.

My favourite part was the amazing race. Popping the balloons took ages but  we still had fun. You were very encouraging to us all and we had an amazing time.

My second favourite part was caving. Squeezing through the tight gaps was really fun. During caving you were supportive and made sure we had the best experience we could.

Thank you for also helping my group Lippy for Master chef. We loved having you and you were very helpful. You were always very careful making sure we didn't get hurt or burnt.

Thank-you again for helping us and giving up your time so we could learn and have fun at camp. You were kind, funny, supportive and encouraging. Thank-you for coming, you are amazing.

Kind regards,
Kyra Byers.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Week 3 maths

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This was our maths for the week. It was really hard. We had a map and 6 children. We had to bike but no one could go on the same track. We also had to have different groups of 2 every day. I worked with georgia and Sophia. we made a table so we could show our working out and there was lots of starting again and rubbing out. It as the hardest piece of maths I have ever done.

Thursday, May 07, 2015


This is the reading task Georgia, Sophia and I did. It is for the monkeys. They can climb up the climbing wall and swing across the rope. We also have bananas as treats. It is a fun place for a monkey to hang out.

Friday, May 01, 2015

Camp Kaitwa tasks.

This week before we go to camp we had to do some tasks. We had to do activities 1-6 and then do 2 out of the last four.It was all about glow worms at the start. Then we had to answer some different questions about camp. I had a lot of fun doing this but it took a long time.

Task 1
Facts and Opinions
Facts are things that are the truth (There are 78 students in Rimu hub)
Opinions are things that people believe that may not be the truth (Blue is the best colour)

Glow worms
Find out 5 facts about glow worms.

1. Glow worms are nocturnal which means they stay awake at night.

2. Baby glow worms use body waste and the oxygen from the air to make their bodies glow.

3. They are famous for having the light on the end of their tails.

4. They eat snails and slugs.

5. The female glow worm lays between 50 and 100 eggs at a time.

What is your opinion about people visiting glow worms? What are the positives and negatives of it?

It can be dangerous at times.

They are only found in caves and dark places.

When people come it can be bad for the glow worms. You can’t take pictures because that might kill them.

You will get to see a glow worm with the light on the end of its tail.

You don’t get a chance to see glow worms everyday.

Create a life cycle of a glow worm digitally. This is an example of a life cycle.

Task 2
Survival in the bush
We will be doing some bush walking on camp. Everyone will need a backpack with items in it, just in case. Write down five things that should be in your backpack, and explain why they are important.

Water, to stay hydrated.
Food, for when you get hungry.
Rain Jacket, incase it rains.
First aid kit, in case someone gets hurt.
Torch and batteries, it might get dark.

Task 3
Safety around water
At Camp Kaitawa, there is a lot of water. There are many lakes in the area. How do you stay safe around water? Write down five safety rules.

Make sure a parent is always watching.
Wear a life jacket when going in the lake.
Don’t go in too deep.
Make sure you know how to swim.
Don’t go in if you are not allowed to.

Task 4
Find out the name of the large lake near Camp Kaitawa. (It is the 14th largest lake in NZ). Write down it’s name, and find out 5 interesting facts about it.

1. It covers an area of 54 km.

2. It sits 80 km west of Gisborne.

3. It is a known holiday destination.

4. It is the North Island’s deepest lake.

5.It is 256 m deep.

Task 5
Persuasive writing
Your teacher will be making groups for activities, transport and sleeping. Choose a classmate that you would like to spend some time with, and convince your teacher to group you together. You could write a paragraph, record a video, or come up with another creative way.

Dear Mrs Love,
For camp groups I would love to be in a group with Georgia Miller and Sophia Langford. I think it would be a good idea because we all work well together and get along. That also means there will be no fights between us. We will also make sure that our group does their best and participates in everything. I think we would make a great group and for travelling, even better. Since we are all good friends travelling would be great because we would just talk quietly and not annoy the driver. The point is we would make an amazing group and most of it is just because we are friends. We will get along perfectly.

Task 6
Goal Setting
Set yourself a personal goal for camp. Explain what the goal is, and how you will go about achieving it.
My goal is to spend the week without my mum.
I hardly see my mum anyway so going away and not seeing her for a week is even harder.
To achieve this I will try to have the best time and take my mind off of her. And my dad is coming so I at least have one parent there.

Task 7
Use google maps to work out how far away the camp is.
Write down how far away it is, how long it will take to get there, and the name of the main town we will go through on the way.

190 km to get there and it takes 2 hours 45 minutes. To get there we go through Napier and Wairoa.

Task 8
At Camp Kaitawa, there is a hydroelectric dam. Explain what this is and how it works.

Task 9
Make a prediction
What do you think you will see at camp. Write down your prediction as a piece of descriptive writing.

Task 10
Share a fear or a worry about camp.
Share what you are most excited about.

Most exciting part
I am worried that it might rain because that will ruin the fun.
I am excited for kayaking. I have kayaked before and it was fun