Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Tigers Reading Activity

In class for reading the Leopards and Tigers group made a story about an object and if its evil or lucky!
 The LUCKY Rubber!
At school there was the mysterious lucky rubber, don’t believe me, well i'll convince you.
In class, while I’m writing math I made a horrible MISTAKE! I used the lucky rubber and I never made a mistake like that ever again.  
Haami was using the the rubber outside but then he lost it and didn’t tell anyone but I saw the WHOLE ENTIRE THING. The next day I found it in the container of normal rubbers I FOUND IT!
When I hid the the rubber inside the hub Vetaia was packing up so he found the rubber and started fiddling with it and accidentally broke it so he hid it. The next day I went to get the rubber it was FIXED!
If you don't believe you should because the whole school believes me even my family believes me.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Contract Room1/2

In class for contract we went on Lucid Chart to make our own classroom. In the classroom there's two cubicles for the teachers to work privately and the table is for students to work at and couches to rest and watch the projector. In the right bottom corner is the sick bay for people to rest/sleep and a toilet with a sink to wash your hands of course.     

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Contract R1/2 World cloud

In my class for contract we made a world cloud that we used to describe  ourselves.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Voki Contract

In my class for our contract we could do a Voki contract where we say a Te Reo Maori phrase. Here is mine

Writing Experience Character Description

In our class we made a character description about something and recorded it on soapbox. Here is mine

Reading Activity Elephant Poem

In our class for reading we used soapbox and recorded our poem that rhymed. Here it is.

Monday, December 3, 2018

The Luge

In my class we made a Prezi about our favorite thing we did on camp, mine was the Luge here it is.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Maths Activity

In Maths we have been learning about sequential patterns using shapes. We can use tables to find out the rule.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Writing Activity T3 W7

Can I vary my sentence beginnings, structures and lengths?

One pitch black, scary night two little adorable kids sneaked out of their house. The kids jogged across the road to the mansion. They entered the abandoned, haunted mansion across the road from their house. 
People believed that the abandoned mansion was haunted but suddenly they heard loud footsteps from the attic. The kids tried to escape and there was the door that they entered but was boarded up by a mysterious man with a huge metal hammer. The man stared at the kids and  took them to the attic. The two adorable kids have never been seen again.  

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

3D Shapes

In maths my class are learning about 3D shapes. We did a google drawing about 3 shapes here are mine. 



Monday, August 13, 2018

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Reading Activity 9.8.18

We read a story called Photographer by Norman Bilbrough. We learnt how to take a good photo. We took some pictures of our buddy around the school and wrote about them.

Yoonsu is balancing and walking across the chains.
Yoonsu is going down the pole to the tire swing.

Yoonsu on the tire swing.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Picasso Head

I made a Picasso face on the website  Picasso head. You can chose head, eyes, ears, hair, abstracts, eyebrows, lips and then you can do your signature. This is my Picasso head. click here for the website.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Little Scientists Video

In my class for our inquiry we learnt all about scientific experiments. After we had done a lot of different experiments we got to choose one that we would like to do. In my group we made a video on the iPad about the coke and mentos experiment but we adapted it to see what would happen. We became little scientists. Here is our video.

Monday, July 2, 2018

Bike Safety Poster

In my class we made a poster on Canva about bike safety. We made a poster to show some rules about being safe while riding a bike. Here is my poster.
Bike safety by Austin SYMES

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Cave Painting

Related image                                 In my class we have been learning about cave paintings and searched for a picture on CC Search of a cave panting and I chose this pictureThe people that created this painting have used charcoal, limestone and ochre ( piece of earth). The reason why people made this is because these are the animal they hunted or because it is a plan to capture the animals.  

Monday, June 18, 2018


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We searched on the internet for a piece of artwork we liked. In CC Search I typed artwork and chose this artwork. The reason why I like this artwork is because I like how the creator of this artwork made patterns to make a shape. 

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Figurative and Literal

In class me and my group made a padlet about figurative and literal language. Here is mine. 
Made with Padlet

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Scientists Laboratory

Here are fifteen things I came up with that I think you would see in a scientists laboratory.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Puppet Pals Movie

When we were on our Ipads we used an app called Puppet Pals 2. We used vehicles, characters, backgrounds and music. We made a film about our Puppet Pal scene. 

Friday, June 8, 2018

Toondoo Onomatopoeia

Me and my class logged into a website called Toondoo and made a cartoon using onomatopoeia words. Onomatopoeia is a word that makes a sound.

From Austin

Friday, May 11, 2018

Prove it 13

Learning Intention
Can I gain the readers interest by using personal voice and sharing my thoughts and feelings clearly?

One day walking down the street I find this dollar. I looked closely to see the number on the dollar. I was in shock it was one hundred dollars!!!. I ran back home with no one knowing about it. When I got home I went in my room thinking what should I get. I went to a dairy I bought two lollie scrambles and they both cost five dollars each. I went to the man near the counter I gave him my hundred dollars then he gave me ninety dollars back. Back at home I hid my lollie scrambles in my room and went to sleep Dreaming of what I would spend the rest of the money on.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Blowing Bubbles

We read a book called Blowing Bubbles. We did a experiment and made a Padlet to show the results.
Made with Padlet

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Student Blogging Challenge

Today we learnt about Creative Commons. On this website you can use videos, images, and music without getting permission from the owner. It's a website that you and other people can put images, videos, and music if you want too for others to use.  

Here is the link to the video Creative Commons Video

Here is the website you should be using Creative Commons website. 
Here is a image I found on the website and a story I wrote about it.

Me and my dad drove to a big area with nice green
grass, gigantic mountings and some trees. My
dad asked me "Why did you want me to come here?"
He looked very confused but I still told him. "I want to
build a house because its a surprise for mum'' I said. 

My Dad put his hand under his chin thinking. 
Image result for landscape"Sure" said Dad. I jumped with joy
and happiness.¨Thank you.¨     

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Blogging Challenge

In class we were learning how to comment on others student blogs on the Student Blogging challenge. We commented on peoples blog if they had the same age as us. Click one of there post where it says comment then type what you want to write. At our school we have guidelines we need to follow.    

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Kung Fu

                           Kung Fu

Clap, clap, clap!. Everyone's going for their green belts. I took a big wide breath before starting grading. I was shivering so much that I felt like an earthquake. My eyes were wide open. I froze and felt a cold wind around me. Half way through my tummy had a weird feeling inside. My legs were shaking like a building was tumbling over.  

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Green Pastures camp

At camp there was a lot of activities to do. The activities were kayaking, bivouac making, horizontal bungy, swimming, raft making, water slide, mud run, air rifles, and archery. My favourite activity was the air rifles. It was hard but when you got used to it it was quite easy. Once you put the bullet in the rifle you had to aim at the big blue dots on the target. I hit the target!

Friday, March 9, 2018

The Science Experiment

Title: The Science Experiment

Hypothesis: When the marble goes in the cup the
water will make the marble float because of the
materials that the marble is made of.

Cup, water, marble made of special plastic.

1. Fill the cup with water.
2. Put the tiny marble in.
3. Wait to see what happens.

The marble sunk and made bubbles around the
marble. The marble was going to the side of the glass.
The marble got bigger because the marble
sucked up the water and the marble
was camouflaged. The bubbles were disappearing. The
marble was very squishy and bouncy. The marble is
very clear and all of the air bubbles have disappeared.

Result: The marble suddenly got bigger and very
squishy. It had become camouflaged because it had
soaked up so much water. The air bubbles came
because the marbles brought some air to the cup to
air bubbles. The air bubbles disapared because the
marble sucked up the air bubbles.

Adaption: If you put a different marble that is made
from different materials will it have a different effect or
do nothing.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

My Avatar

This is our first week of the Student Blogging Challenge. We have created our own Avatar and added it to our Blog. I went to this website to create my Avatar. You might like to make one too. Make an Avatar 

Friday, March 2, 2018

Word Cloud

My name is Austin a eight year old boy and year four. Im a beyblader, lazy, gamer, smart, and strong. I play on my Xbox 360 and in the dark im still brave. 

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Back At School

It's great to go to school again because I get to see my friends, new classroom, new teachers and new answers of maths. It's my third day of school and it's great.
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Sunday, June 4, 2017

Week 1 Term 2 2017

This is what we have been doing.

1. Drawing Ranginui and Papatūānuku. Mine wasn't that good but it's better than nothing. I still gave it a go.

2. We went in the sandpit to make stuff like from the beginning. I dug to the bottom of the sandpit.

Papatūānuku Water Painting

We were making Papatūānuku with water paint. It looked very good a the start but it didn't look good because it wasn't finished. When it was finished it looked super cool!! but it wasn't finished yet. It needed some trees. I made a pohutukawa tree. The leaves were red and the wood was brown. Then we had to put birds on it.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Papatuanuku 26/5/2017

Image result for papatuanuku photoPapatūānuku
My bones are solid.
My heart is warm.
My eyes are dry.
My nose is blocked.
I am Papatuanuku.

By Austin

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Tusedays at the Castle 12/4/2017 Week 10 Term1

Yesterday we made flags, shields, swords, and a castle.
I made a shield which was successful and turned out really good. We used stainless knives with cardboard then used p.v.a glue to stick the paper on to the shield. Then we cut the paper that was sticking out. The paper is for colouring the shield with dye. Then we stuck a handle on with tape.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Week 8 Term 1

Here's what I have done this week.

I watched a video that told me that the left side of your brain controls the right side of your body, so that means the right side of your brain controls the left side of your body.

We watched a video about the brain and neurons. Neurons only grow new pathways if you learn new stuff like maths.

All the big kids had a big water fight.

I learnt about the brain it has three main parts called cerebrum, cerebellum, and the medulla. 

We have been learning lots of maths in a very big test.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Refletion Week 6 Term 1

This week I went to life education to see Harold the giraffe. I got better at not being silly
I enjoyed Harold because he was playing with Jenny's hair. It was super funny.   

Friday, December 9, 2016

Final Refletion


Somethings I enjoyed this year were the Science show because it was funny and gym was fun too but it was seriously hot there.
Somethings I found challenging was Khan Academy because the questions were very hard. Cross Country was very hard too because there was lots of running.

Somethings that I am looking forward to next year are:-
Duffy books because we need to learn words, swimming lessons for safety and jump jam for exercise.

Friday, December 2, 2016

reflection 2/12


Somethings I really enjoyed
The gym because we learnt lots of stuff like handstands, cartwheels, and motorbike landings.

Some Things that were challenging
Doing a handstand because I went too far and fell on my back.

Somethings that I was looking forward to
Pokemon cards because I like borrowing them and giving them back.

Friday, November 25, 2016

minecraft 25/11

Minecraft is a game about mining and crafting in the survival world and there is one terrifying thing in the game it’s mobs. There is zombies, (they burn in the sun) skeletons, ( they have bow and arrow) creepers, (they explode because they have TNT) endermans, (they teleport) and spiders (they climb on walls and roofs).  You can make plants, flowers, farms, houses, and armour. There are different materials like diamonds, iron, and gold. You can have pets but only dogs and cats.

Friday, October 21, 2016

my own playground

If I could make a playground for kids I would make a treehouse with a sandpit underneath the tree house. There will be four slides one for Puriri, one for Kauri, one for Totora, and one for Kowhai.There would be a swing beside the tree house with two big tyres and the carlton school logo on it.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Sport Wanganui

   Sport Wanganui
 Fundamental Skills
When we went to the hall to do P.E. a lady called Emma told us to  do activities. She gave us beanbags, scarves, feathers, and bubbles.
1. We had to get a partner.
2.We used the beanbags to balance on our head.
3. We had to get feathers to blow in the air and catch the feather.
4.  We used the scarves  to scrunch it all up and throw up to the roof like leaves.
5. Emma used bubbles to step on or pop the bubbles just like bubbles in the tub. I felt very happy because the activities were fun.
My favorite part was when we threw the scarves up to the roof. It felt like gymnastic