Wednesday, 14 December 2016

What Am I Proud Of?

In writing I learnt how to use paragraphs. I have read a lot so my reading age is higher than my age in reading. In maths I’ve learnt my 7, 8 and some of my 9 times table.

I’m proud of everything I have learnt in Room 10.

I liked the solar oven because we got to cook and we got to eat what we cooked.

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Celebrating teamwork

Here is the movie that our group made to celebrate teamwork and success. We worked together to make our plan and the cake. Later I created the beat using Button Bass.

Friday, 25 November 2016

Earthquake Rocks NZ

Earthquake rocks New Zealand

A deadly 7.5 magnitude earthquake has struck north of Christchurch, near Hanmer Springs. The quake was 16km deep and struck at 12.02am. It was then followed by more than a dozen aftershocks across the country including two 6.2 magnitude quakes near Kaikoura. A tsunami warning has been issued to a number of areas around New Zealand. This includes all of the East Coast of New Zealand, both in the North Island and the South.  A 2m tsunami has hit Kaikoura. Mass evacuations are taking place from a number of coastal settlements on the East Coast of New Zealand. At this stage their are causalities, but the exact number is unknown, and numerous people have been injured.

Run Jump Throw

Run, Jump, Throw

How to throw a shot putt


  1. Pick up the ball with your fingers so it like you have dirty fingers but a clean palm

2. Now put the shot putt by your neck so it’s like you have a dirty neck

3. It’s like your checking the time. So take your other arm {that doesn’t have the shot putt in it} swing it around and check the time

4. After you have done all of the other things just let it fly

That the end of how to throw a shot putt

Thursday, 24 November 2016



Yesterday it was Ruapotaka School’s Athletics day and the Room 1 boys (5 year old) versed each other. My cousin Piripi came 1st  and my brother Matthew came 2nd  for the 75 metre sprint.

In my class races Mary came 1st, Julianne came 2nd and I came 3rd in both the 100 metre sprint and the 75 metre sprint.

My Mum, My Nan, my aunties, my cousins and my uncle came to watch me run in athletics yesterday. My whole family was proud that me, my brother James, my cousin Piripi and my brother Matthew came 1st, 2nd and 3rd.

Athletics was a really cool day yesterday.

Tuesday, 25 October 2016


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10A Taratoa Street
Image result for cherry blossom tree botanical gardensAuckland, Panmure,

Dear, Nikki and Sigred

I want to thank you very very much for teaching us FLiP and also for paying for our busses to go to the Botanic Gardens.

What I learnt from the flip programme was how to be wise with money and how to save save money.

My favourite part of the Botanic Gardens was seeing Magnolias and the Cherry Blossom Tree.

Thank You so much
Your Sincerely

Katrina @ Ruapotaka School R10

Friday, 21 October 2016

Narrative: Imaginary Creature

Narrative: Imaginary Creature

A very long time ago there lived a Griffin on top of a mountain. He was half lion and half eagle. He was very hairy, green eyes, very giant wings and he also had claws on the end of his legs.
He was very happy until one he came to a day when he felt sad because he didn’t have any friends.

He went down to a village and when he went to the village the people of the village got scared because he didn’t look like a human being so they got out all of their weapons and tried to  throw their knives at him.

He went back up the mountain. He went back again and the griffin said “ Hey please don’t do that I just want to make some friends,” So the King, Queen and the Princess came and said “ Hey Griffin can you please protect us because there has been a thief stealing all of our gold and that’s why the village has been trying to attack you and if you protect us you  can have some friends to play with including the princess

They all lived happily ever after   

The End

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Botanic Gardens

Last week I went to the Botanic Gardens with my whole school. We went to the botanic gardens by bus and we got divided into 2 groups between our classes.

The Botanic Gardens is in Manurewa and it takes only 20 mins to go by car and 23 mins by bus.

I felt very excited when I got there because I have never been to the Botanic Gardens and last week was the 1st time I have ever been.

My favourite sculpture was the eel because it looked very fascinating.

My favourite plant was the Magnolia and my favourite area of the gardens were the Magnolias because I like the white colour they have.
It was a really cool day that day! 

Friday, 23 September 2016

At the Poetry Recital

Kuini and I represented Room 10 at the school poetry recital this morning. We wrote this poem, Bullying, together and decided to say it together for the whole school.

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Steven Adams!!

I created a slideshow with Prudence and Zion but sadly Zion left but we finished it before he left. It has a lot of info of him and what he does and his family. Prudence and I hope you enjoy our slideshow please watch.

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Animals Animals Animals!


Last Friday I went to Auckland Zoo and we saw a lot of animals. When I went with my whole class, we were split into 3 groups and we went off to see some animals.  The people that were in my group with Mrs Buchanan were Prudence, Alex, Bella and Leilani.

The first animal we saw was a lion and we learnt so much about them. Later on we went to see the meerkats and we went through the meerkat tunnels to see a meerkat up close. During that Alex and I started yelling WHERE IS THE EXIT? PRUDENCE HURRY UP BECAUSE WE WANT TO GET OUT!!! We yelled that because we were really scared. After we got out we told Mrs Buchanan what happened and then we went and saw a different animal.

We saw all the animals except for a kiwi and a tuatara.

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Aloha, Orana, Kia Orana, Talofa Lava and Kia Ora and also greetings to you all!

Kahurangi: The People Of The Pacific

Two days ago the whole school and I watched a group called Kahurangi: The People Of the Pacific.

They went around the Pacific Islands and they showed us what the dances are in Tahiti, Hawaii, Samoa, Rarotonga and lastly but not least New Zealand. They greeted us with the greeting that the people used from each of the islands.

The greeting that Lucky used for the island of Tahiti was Orana. The next Island was Samoa and the lady used the greeting Talofa Lava. The next two greetings Lucky used separately were … Aloha and Kia Orana and those greetings came from the islands of Rarotonga and Hawaii. The last island we visited was New Zealand.

In New Zealand we saw a real taiaha.

A taiaha is a weapon that many Maori people used and they showed us what the top bit of the taiaha is used for and what the bottom part of the taiaha is used for. It was really cool seeing what you can do with taiaha.

At the end we got to ask the five people some questions. My favourite question was when someone said what inspired you to dance. The other man (not Lucky) said" I dance because I love to do it and it makes me passionate and happy" and he also said it in a really funny way.

Friday, 5 August 2016


 Last week on Friday we did tiling on a piece of paper with bricks. The bricks were the same size and we had to have no gaps in our tiling. when we finished we had to create a google drawing and use shapes that were polygons. A Polygon is a 2D shape with more than 2 sides. Here is mine take a look:

Monday, 1 August 2016


These are my Term 3 Goals. I chose these choices for my goals because I think I really need to work on them.

Thursday, 28 July 2016


On the 25th of July we did a 24 hour digital foot-print and we had to use Pixlr to create any map shape that we wanted to create.

The time we started at was 12:00 pm and finished at 12:00 in the afternoon on the 26th.  

I went on the NZ Herald to find out about a very famous New Zealand Olympian named Rob Waddell. 

Monday, 13 June 2016


Image result for steven adamsALL ABOUT MY LIFESTYLE

I was born on July 20th, 1993. My age is 22 and my dad's name is Sid Adams.

 My siblings are Valarie Adams, Sid Adams Jr, Ralph Adams and Warren Adams and these are only some of my siblings. I’m the youngest out of 18 children.

I’m a professional basketball player and I am really talented for basketball and only basketball.

My basketball team name is Oklahoma City Thunder and I play center. My number is #12.

Tuesday, 31 May 2016


I prepared a screencast for my parents to see. I prepared it for them to see if they came on the 19th of May but they didn’t come on that day because I didn’t have a chromebook. I still don’t have a chromebook. I posted my screencast to my blog and it’s called Parent Visit. I also made a screencast with Prudence and Tupouseini about using our Kawa Of Care. The others had fun but Tyron and I didn’t have fun when the parents visited so we played JENGA. When we were finished, it was time to go home and everyone was excited. 

Thursday, 26 May 2016


This is my screencast that I created for my parents. This is about why I want to take my chromebook home when I get a chromebook. 

Please enjoy.

Wednesday, 25 May 2016


How to make pancakes:

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Directions In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Make a well in the center, and pour in milk, egg and oil. Mix until smooth. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Brown on both sides and serve hot.

 Ingredients 1 cup all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons white sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 egg, beaten 1 cup milk 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Is this healthy eatingI

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Haiku Poem

I was learning how to use screencastify yesterday with my buddies Alex and Julianne and we worked really well together.

Wednesday, 6 April 2016


On the last day of swimming we had a swimming test. We had a swimming test to see how far we could swim. We had to go in 3's. I swam with Zion and Kuini. Kuini stopped first in the test because she was tired and then I stopped like 2 minutes after her. Zion lasted the longest so  he swam more lengths than me and Kuini. I swam 75 meters and Zion swam 100 meters. All of us swimmers had a lot of fun in the pool because after our test we did a whirl pool. I enjoyed doing breaststroke with the instructors. What is your favourite thing to do with the instructors, Rooms 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9 and Room 10? On behalf of Zion, Kuini and I, I'd like to thank the instructors. We had a great time when you came and taught us new things. Thank you very much! 

Wednesday, 2 March 2016


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Kia ora and talofa lava! My name is Katrina and I’m a year 6 student at Ruapotaka School in Room 10. My teacher's name is Mrs Buchanan. My principal's name is Mrs Vickers. My nationality is Cook Island and Maori. My sex is female. My favourite subjects at school are maths and reading. The thing I’m good at is mostly maths because I can find heaps of ways to solve the maths problem. My maths goal is to learn my 7, 8, 9 and 12 times tables. The other thing I like to do is play sports. The sports I like to play most of all are softball and soccer. The most favourite things I like to do are sing and play cards with my family and sing a song called SORRY by Justin Bieber. I have 3 brothers and 1 sister. My pet's name is Misty and she is my puppy. I have to feed her 3 times a day. I feed her milk from the vet and she is only 5 weeks old. My favourite food is butter chicken on rice. The people I admire are my family because they always help with the things that I need help with, like my homework and my times tables. The place I want to go is Melbourne, Australia. Please enjoy my blog.