A Revenge with Toys

During this term, we have to write a story based on a picture our teacher gave us. The picture is of these toys all over the stairwell. I called it ¨A Revenge with Toys.¨ I found it pretty easy to write. This is the story I wrote.


A Revenge with Toys…

Something is afoot. The toys have been gathered and their owners have plans, but are they for good or evil…


Use the narrative plan to help you collect your ideas and then write your story. Remember all those rules we covered during our editing and revision learning.


Genre Purpose Audience



What might you talk about in the… 

Setting In the house of 100 girls,
Problem they always get to be the victims of their cousin Jack
Rising action and they want revenge by pouring toys down the stairwell onto Jack
Climax so when Jack came to the stairwell, he was trapped by the toys
Resolution Jack promised not to hurt the girls ever again


Bronze medal: 3 body paragraphs (not including the introduction and conclusion)

Silver medal: 4 body paragraphs (not including the introduction and conclusion)

Gold medal: 5 body paragraphs (not including the introduction and conclusion)

Platinum medal: 6-9 body paragraphs (not including the introduction and conclusion)

Tungsten medal: 10-13 body paragraphs (not including the introduction and conclusion)

Start your writing here:

Once, there was a house of 100 girls who always got teased by their older cousin, Jack, who goes to the same school. Getting hurt is no fun at all.


So one day, they gathered up to have a meeting. They all wanted this to stop. They chatted all day long, trying to come up with a plan.


They would pretend to have heard nothing when anything mean that would come from the mouth of whom they call an ugly face. Mean words slowly turned to nothing but smoke. Or they would stunt him with a prank.


When the weekend came, Jack was invited to their house again by their parents. When they heard this, they mustered into position.


Jack approached the stairwell with his own plan to hurt the girls but, BOOM, they suddenly poured lots of toys down the stairwell. Their plan had worked! That did the trick.


Nobody was hurt but he was just shocked and surprised. After he recovered from his fright, he ran away, screaming for home.


Jack then built a rocket and launched himself into space. Nobody knew where he had ended, so to be continued or rather the end.



Can you imagine having a stairwell full of toys like that?

Alice in Putterland

On Tuesday as a class reward, Room 1 went to Alice in Putterland to play mini golf. We started at different courses but we all had a chance of getting a turn of each one. Beau was the winner for the boys and Zara-Mao was the winner for the girls. At the end, we got a lollipop each and a colouring page to take home. These are some of the photos of me.

Do you know how to play mini golf?

Term 3 Maths

This term for maths, the Rectangles and Squares have been learning about multiplication with double digits. A way to solve the question is to break it down. Say what if 6×59=, you break it down by going 6×50=300 because 6×5= then add 0 at the end. Then you go 6×9=54, you then add your answers together and you have the answer which in this case, is 354. We had to make an explained way on a digital tool. This is mine.

Do you have another way of solving this?

Face Moods

Yesterday, we started doing activities based in the movie Inside Out. Our activity was to make a 4 by 4 table of faces that are all different emotions. At least 4 of the faces was to be your own face. I loved this activity because I found it easy, fun and I did it real quick. For the 1st 4 of them, I took a picture of myself in different moods them I used my chromebook emojis to make the rest. This is what it looked like when I finished.

How do you look like in different emotions?

Maui and the sun

This week for Reading, we have been focusing on the book Maui and the sun. Maui and the sun is a Maori legend, we have also been focusing on that too. Maui and the sun has many different versions, in this version Maui calmly blackmailed the sun.We read a part of it each day and did different activities each time. One of them was to recreate a scene, describe it and post it on to our blogs. We had a choice of tools we could do it on, Google Drawing, Canva, Kleki, pen and paper, etc. I choose to do it on Kleki and Google Drawings. This is what I have made.

What other versions of Maui and the sun do you know?

Winter Sports

During the winter between mid Term 2 and mid Term 3, our school had this program called Winter Sports. In it, we choose a sport for playing on Friday in the afternoon against other schools in the Eastern zone. There are heaps of sports to choose from and we chose at the beginning of Term 1. We are taken to the places where we play our sports by either our school teachers or volunteer parents

I chose to play Table Tennis and I found it fun. My mum as one of the volunteers led us to Grace Vineyard where the competition took place. I played with a buddy as the game for doubles. My buddy and I played against year 7 & 8 teams from different schools since there were no year 7 & 8 in our Table Tennis team. We won most games against the year 7 & 8 teams but we sometimes lost. On the last day of Winter Sports, I got to play a game of singles against a boy from Te Pa school because his partner was absent. I won that game.


I wish to show my appreciation to my mum for taking us there for Winter Sports and for coming in on Wednesday to train us so we can be more prepared for competitions. Thank you, mum, for teaching us Table Tennis.


Do you know how to play Table Tennis?

Making Monalogs

Last week, we have been learning about fluent reading. We got to choose a story from what Mr. Gray (our class teacher) gave us. I choose this story called Protecto. Then we had to practice again and again before pairing with our blog buddies to mark each other. My blog buddy was Koby and we choose to do it in the playground. We kept practicing while we wait for the others to finish videoing their monalog in the studio room (it was only the cloak bay) until it was our turns. After videoing our monalogs, we shared it with Mr. Gray which he then made us do this blog post with our videos. This is my monalog video Mr. Gray needs us to put on our blogs.

To me, posting this monalog is scary.

How do you feel when you post videos like this?

Kei te pehea koe?

Sorry, I didn’t explain this well. This week, we have been learning about te reo Maori, and ‘kei te pehea koe’ is ‘how are you’ in Maori. We have also been working on a slideshow/poster on how to express some feelings in Maori. Before we started, Mr. Gray, our class teacher, set a rule of how many feelings we had to do depending on the number of people in a group. If you were on your own, you had to do five emotions. For 2 people in a group, 8 emotions have to be done, 3 people, 18 emotions, and 4 people, 64 emotions. I did it on my own and did more than required. Since ‘kei te pehea koe’ is a question which means a response expected. The response to this question in Maori for expressing feeling good is ‘kei te pai au/ahau’. Depending what you like, ‘au’ means me and ‘ahau’ means I. Obviously, ‘pai’ means good above. So I end up using ‘kei te (what I’m feeling) au (the pronoun I use)’. This is my slideshow I created using only Google Slides. I created everything on it, and my emojis were from chromebook itself.

Do you know any words, questions or sentences in Maori or any facts about Maori?

Fire Torches

A few weeks ago on Monday, the people of Te Ahi Ora Fire and Flow came and taught us tricks on the fire torches as a practice without fire. Then, in the afternoon, they performed to us with a whole lot of tricks with fire on it. On the Monday night, we got to play with real fire ourselves. I touched the fire but it didn’t burn me because the fire is harmless throughout it made my hands very black. They came back the next day for more practice without fire and another performance but we didn’t get the fire again. To me, it was real fun and a bit sad that we could not play with fire again that night.

Have you ever tried playing with fire?

Exploring Art around New Brighton

For Inquiry, we have been learning about art and how this makes New Brighton unique. At first, we had to guess what is everywhere in New Brighton but nobody guessed it (the answer was art). Then we went on a trip around New Brighton in groups and did a scavenger hunt on different pieces of art. These are some of the pictures of my group.

Have you been to New Brighton before?