Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Our Art Story

Dear Future Year 6 Students

Dear Future Year 6  Students
  1. Be honest
  2. If you don’t have anything nice to say say nothing
  3. Treat people the way that you want to be treated
  4. Make wise choices
  5. Take part in as many activites as possible
  6. Do you best at all times
  7. Think before you act
  8. Respect relievers just like any other teacher
  9. No bullying Be a role model
  10. Remember to forgive
As I leave Halsey Drive School, I would like to leave you with some pearls of wisdom. In Year 6 you have many opportunities to do lots of different things. For example, school councilers, house captains, camp, Rainbows End, sport zones, graduation and many more.

In my experience, if you want to go to Rainbow’s End you need to act mature. The trip is a rewards trip and you need to be on your best behavior for the whole year. Also when there is work that needs to be done, I tell you, GET THE WORK DONE!!!

In year 6 there is going to be new teachers in different classes. Like Mr T (Tomokino) is moving to Room 6 for example. You need to treat people how you would like to be treated and if you make a mistake think about what went wrong but move on. In class, you may come across some writing tools like DADWAVERS and OREO. These will help you to make your writing interesting and more detailed. Oh I forgot one thing to say. The new teachers are DRUM ROLL PLEASE… Miss Richardson, Mr Tomokino And Miss Mistry ( ALL YEAR 6 TEACHERS. But there is also a new teacher but is unknown.

Monday, 27 November 2017

Descriptive Poem

Descriptive Poem

Refreshing water rushing down onto slippery, wet rocks. A crocodile lying on the flat surface waiting to eat it’s next prey. Moss and algae sitting on the rocks and thees, and getting ready to grow. Frogs leaping onto green leopards. Insects like ants and beetles crawling on the dirty, brown rocks. Monkeys are swinging on the vines. As I reach out to touch a rock, I feel a animal that seems to have scales on it. It is a snake. I run far away but it is following me. I hide behind a mossy, cushiony tree. I runs away it to the dark green Jungle.


Recrafted Bit;

Refreshing water rushing down onto slippery, wet rocks. A crocodile lying on the flat surface waiting to eat it’s next prey. Moss and algae sitting on the rocks and thees, and getting ready to grow. Frogs leaping onto green leopards. Insects like ants and beetles crawling on the dirty, brown rocks. Monkeys are swinging on the vines. As I reach out to touch a rock, I feel a animal that seems to have scales on it. It is a snake. I run far away but it is following me. I hide behind a mossy, cushiony tree. I runs away it to the dark green Jungle.

Thursday, 23 November 2017

The Possum Problem

The Possum Problem


During the day possums stay in their dens and they are nocturnal. Possums devour the fruits and flowers that native animals eat. These include rata and Kamahi trees die because of possums. People use a variety of methods for control like shooting, trapping and hunting. These days many groups such as reglat councils to send hunters to kill possums. Hunters and Farmers hunt down possums.

My Own Words:


During the day possums stay in their dens and they are nocturnal.  People use a variety of methods for control like shooting, trapping and hunting. Possums devour the fruits and flowers that native animals eat. These include rata and Kamahi trees  die because of possums. Hunters and Farmers hunt down possums. These days many groups such as reglat councils to send out hunters to kill possums. Hunters also hunt deer, wild rabbits and possums.

The first ship of possums arrived in the 1837 from Australia. Only people with a trapping license can only trap possums. Back in Australia possums had a hard time because in Australia they had lots of predators. Some of them are humans, tiger quolls, dogs, foxes, cats, goannas, carpet snakes and powerful owls. In New Zealand, brushtail possums are threatened only by humans and cats. Did you know that a baby possum is called a Joey and a baby kangaroo is a Joey is well? I didn’t! The prime minister told people to stop killing possums. There are over 30 million possums in New Zealand. There are risky users of poison. It costs million of dollars for farmers until hunters came along to possums.