Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Amelia Earhart & Jean Batten

L.I To scan for key information.
L.I To scam texts for general ideas. 

Today for reading I had to write a timeline on Amelia Earhart and Jean Batten. I decided to work with Angari again and Ofa. We communicated among each other to get this done. We worked hard and finished it. This time I have learnt a lot about Amelia Earhart. I was a bit struggling on doing Amelia Earhart's timeline but I stall managed to get it done with some help of Angari and Ofa. I think for next time I should do a different aviator not the Wright Brothers or Richard Pearse maybe Alan Cobham who flied corps in World War 1 or maybe Jimmy Doolittle who was an American aviation pioneer.

Friday, 25 November 2016

Rockets Lesson 3


What year and you and Score

L.I to accurately collect data
L.I to accurately present data
L.I to accurately interpret data

Information Report About Me (Koloa)

L.I to understand the purpose of an Information Report
L.I to identify structure and language features of an Information Report

Today for writing I had to plan a information report about me. I had fun doing this. I think people will learn a lot about me.

Biography Jean Batten and Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart Biography

Full Name
  • Amelia Mary Earhart

School graduated at:
  • Hyde Park School

Place of Birth
  • America  , Atchison , Kansas


  1. In June 1928 Jean Batten flew from Newfoundland to Burry Port,Wales, made her an celebrity.

Other information:

  • Amelia Earhart was taught how to fly by another pioneer female aviator Neta Snook.

Jean Batten Biography

Full Name
  • Jean Gardner Batten

Father and Mother Name
  • Frederick Batten and Ellen Batten

Best Known As
  • Jean Batten became best- known as New Zealanders of the 1930, internationally, by making a number of record-breaking solo (by herself) flights across the world.


  1. 1935: Australia-England in 17 days 15 hours. First woman to make return flight. Plane she flew in was the De Havilland Gipsy Moth G-AARB.

Other information:
  • Jean batten was born on the 15th September 1909 in Rotorua.

Friday, 18 November 2016

Reading - High Flyers

Text: High-Flyers

Read the text and record key words/phrases that answer these questions:

Who: Richard Pearse and Point school in Nelson Yr 6, 7, 8 students

What: Build a replica of a plane, act and Film

Where: Auckland, Point school in Nelson

When: Story based in the past tense

Why: Tv advertisement on favourite hero

How: Materials were donated, Students studied prize winning advertisement.
It took 3 weeks to make the plane

Summarise the text in 25 words:


L.I To infer information from the text

This week for writing reading I learning how to infer. We read a information report text called high flyers. After that we had to summairse it on a template. I had fun doing this. I had summarise the text in 25 words. 

Jean Batten - Speech

For inquiry I had to write a speech about Jean Batten. I think I did well. I learnt some information about Jean Batten like her full name is Jean Gardner Batten and she was born in 15 September 1909 Rotorua, North Island , New Zealand. I was a bit struggling on writing this.

How do planes fly - Explination Text

L.I To construct an explanation text.

This week for writing we are learning how to write a explanation text. Our task was to write a explanation text on how planes fly. I had fun doing this. I learnt the four forces of an plane which is lift , drag , thrust and weight. I think for next time I should write on how birds fly and the forces of birds.

Measuring cm

This week for maths we had to measure things. I had fun doing this. This was pretty easy for me. I think for next time I should measure harder things.